Posted by Terry Newton on Apr 03, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

April 3, 2019

Andre Strydom led us in “America the Beautiful”

Four Way Test:  Mike Spencer

Invocation:  Neil Bidwell

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

Singing/Song:  Andre Strydom & Georgia Abbott led us in “Here Comes the Sun” & Smile

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Ashley Whitney

Calendar Winners April 3, 2019

Calendar Winner
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Nubs Nob   
Harbor Springs
Bert Rousseau
Paul Jansen
Kathren Paye
Traverse City
T. Bay Twilight
No. MI Sports Med
Steve Savickos
Beth Detzler

Visiting Rotarians:  Carlin Smith, Petoskey Sunrise Rotary

Visitors:  Andre Strydom, Anora O’Connor, Inger Olson, Chuck Hayes

Life Events:

Chuck Hayes was inducted in to the club by Jane Millar & Peter Olson


Jane Millar and Peter Olson


John Parker 58 Years

Stafford Smith 58 Years


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


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

Veterans Support at NCMC:  Melissa Colby let us know that there is now a lounge for Student Vets at the college. There will be an open house on April 10 from 7-4. This area is located in the Gym in the Student Resources Building

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra:  Stuart Fenton let us know that there will be a special concert with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra on April 28 with Violins of Hope at Great Lakes Center for the Arts for a 7:00 pm performance. The Violins of Hope are a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust

Tokin Shops:  Joe Blachy let us know that they are forming a committee to discuss the chance of marijuana dispensaries opening-up in Petoskey. See Joe for more details

Roadside Cleanup:  Tim Kaufman let us know that the date for Roadside Clean-up will be May 11. More details to follow

Program:  Carlin Smith introduced Mary Catherine Hannah from the Little Traverse Bay Housing Partnership, who gave us some great information on the affordable housing crisis in Northern Michigan. This is not an easy problem to solve but one that needs to be addressed. They have a meeting planned for 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the North Central Michigan College library conference center

Next Week’s Program:  Meet & Greet the Rotarians with Melissa Thompson