Posted by Terry Newton on Feb 06, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

February 6, 2019

Andre Strydom led us in America the Beautiful

Four Way Test:  Jim and Linda Beno        

Invocation:  Jeff Wynder

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours

Swedish Proverb

Singing/Song:  Andre Strydom and Georgia Abbott led us in Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now” and Smile

Calendar Winners:  President fill in Bob Waldvogel called on Ashley Whitney to read Calendar winners for 2 weeks since we had our first cancellation in a long-time last week. Terry Newton & Steve Brummeler recalled one time in the last 20+ years that a meeting was cancelled and it was for a Rotarian’s funeral. We will never let Steve Cross live this one down: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  Frank Foos and his wife Robbi Karas from Lakewood Ranch Florida; they are doing a reverse snow bird trip

Visitors:  Elizabeth Newton, Mike Reaves, Leah Callan, Chuck Hayes, David Finley, Anora O'Connor, Andre Strydom, Linda Beno and Don Tollas

Life Events:

Rotary Anniversaries:

Kendall Klingelsmith 9 years

Ben Slocum 1 year


Vern Osterlund and Bill Hicklen


Spaghetti Dinner:  Reg Smith and Mike Snyder both gave announcements on Spaghetti dinner and Sauce night. Sauce night is February 20 with 2 shifts; 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Signup sheets will be going around. The Dinner is February 21 (after confirming, Mike had a little old timers thing going on) and he put assignment sheets on the tables

Calendar Sales:  Jeff Wynder wanted everyone to know that February 15 is the last day to be able to turn in your calendars for drawings for the year. All calendars not turned in will be invoiced with your dues

Farewell Friend:  Georgia Abbott made a plaque presentation to Christian Smith, who is leaving us on the 15th. Good luck in your new endeavors Christian. You will be missed

Elections were held today and the results are as follows:

Board Members Term June 2019 – June 2021

  1. Justin Blohm

  2. Angie Cranney

  3. Jeff Wynder

President Nominee

  1. Ashley Whitney

Members At Large

  1. Gary Fedus

  2. Mike Spencer

For your Reference: Board Members for June 2019 – 2020 are:

  1. Stuart Fenton

  2. Nikki LaDeur

  3. Kassia Perpich

Leadership Roster:

  1. President Elect Liz Ahrens: 2019 – 2020

  2. President Elect Reg Smith: 2020 – 2021

  3. Past President Steve Cross: 2018 2019

  4. Secretary: Terry Newton

  5. Treasurer: Jim Wibby


Melissa Thompson introduced Bob Eichenlaub who presented on Solving Climate Change. Very interesting program

Next Week’s Program:  Drew Smith: Leadership Little Traverse Class 20 Service Project: Solarize Petoskey