Posted by Terry Newton on Mar 27, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

March 27, 2019

Andre Strydom led us in “God Bless America”

Four Way Test:  Doug Buck

Invocation:  Bill Collins for B.J. Shawn

Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Singing/Song:  Andre Strydom & Melissa Thompson led us in “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" and Smile

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Jeff Peters with Nikki LaDeur’s in-laws winning the $500 prize

Calendar Winners March 27, 2019
Calendar Winner
Sold By
Ron Sanders
Cereal City
Howard Ball
Sofia Cole
Joseph Dibley
Marine City
Jerry Chipman
Phoenix, AZ
Boyne City
Sheela Welch Allum
Tom Vargo
Bob & Kim LaDeur
Warrenville, IL

Visiting Rotarians:  Frank Foos, Lakewood Ranch, FL; Suzanne Perry, Sunrise Rotary

Visitors:  David Finley, Heidi Finley, Andre Strydom, Anora O’Connor, Inger Olson, Misty Langen, Sam McVannel

Life Events:

David Finley was inducted in to the club by Jane Millar


Matt Breed

David Thomas


Diamonds & Denim 2019:  Reg Smith let us know that it is time to get rolling with Diamonds and Denim. There will be an initial meeting on April 17 after Rotary. If you are interested come to the meeting or let Reg know. Our partner this year is YMCA

Spaghetti Dinner Zero Waste Report:  Kassia Perpich let us know that we improved with our 0 waste for the spaghetti dinner. We went for 95 to 96 1/2% inching closer to the goal of 100% 0 waste

District Conference:  The District Conference is in Soo Ontario this year, May 2 – 4. We will also be installing the new District Governor, our very own Dave Thomas

Paul Harris Opportunity:  For a limited time only, April 1, 2019 thru May 15, 2019 on a first come first serve basis, Rotary International District 6290 is offering to match a gift of $500.00 to the Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund, with 500 recognition points to name a Paul Harris Fellow. ( Note, the entire $500.00 contribution must be made within the program date. (Earlier partial donation cannot be counted towards this match program.)

Please complete the attached form, (the form is in a Word File, fillable format) print and send along with a $500.00 USD check, payable to "The Rotary Foundation" and mail to:

PDG Gernot Runschke

District Foundation Committee

District Governor 2016-2017

1624 Glady Circle

Grand Haven, Michigan 49417   

p. 616.566.3815


Announcement from Reg Smith:  Nikki Gugin, Event Services Manager for Stafford’s Hospitality passed unexpectedly at home on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.

Program:  Melissa Thompson introduced Tom McHale, since the last time Terry Newton did, he had night mares, gave us an interesting program on Addiction Recovery. He spoke about Recovery Notes, a new venture in Petoskey and the surrounding areas, to keep people engaged in early recovery and having fun in the process. N.O.T.E.S. stands for New Opportunities to Enjoy Sobriety. Recovery Notes is an opportunity to offer entertainment in a Safe & Drug free environment. Performances include music, comedy, poetry, instruments and other forms of entertainment. The venue is at Red Sky Stage and they are evaluating it for continued success in the community

Next Week’s Program: Carlin Smith; Little Traverse Bay Housing Partnership