Posted by Terry Newton on Apr 10, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

April 10, 2019

Howard Richards is back in rare form and led us in “God Bless America”

Four Way Test:  Howard Richards

Invocation:  Anne McDevitt

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards & Melissa Thompson led us in “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and Smile

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Herb Carlson. He couldn’t even read his own handwriting. I’ve been telling him this for awhile and he gets defensive. Now I believe he knows what I go through weekly

Calendar Winners April 10, 2019

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Austin Klingelsmith
Natalie Hesselink
Suzie Blanz
Jonathon Meyer
P. Sunrise
Sandy Broman
P. Sunrise
Holly Ann Nelson
Susan Wojitowicz
Boyne Falls

Visiting Rotarians:  Frank Foos, Lakewood Ranch, FL

Visitors:   Anora O’Connor, Inger Olson, Dan Bastian, Sara Couture

Life Events:

Anora O’Connor was inducted in to the club by Jane Millar, Ashley Whitney and her husband Patrick

Anniversaries:  Doug Buck 2 years, Jay Neff 14 years


Stuart Fenton, Mike Reaves, Tim Dykstra, Nick White


President’s Club:  President Steve Cross let us know that the board approved an advisory committee consisting of past presidents to be a sounding board on club issues. The first meeting is scheduled for May and the date will be announced

Veterans Area at North Central Michigan College:  Melissa Colby let us know that there will be an open house on April 10 from 4:00 – 7:00. This area is in the Gym in the Student Resources Building

Shameless Stafford’s Plug:  Ashley let us know about Singo at The Pier on Thursdays for a couple more weeks. If you would like to go let her know and she will save you a seat since she is there every week. She has proved her mettle in Singo and is a formidable opponent

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

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


Program:  Melissa Thompson did another great job of organizing a get to know your members program. This time it was Chris Etienne, Liz Ahrens and Steve Cross; past president, president elect and current president. We got to hear from 3 outstanding Rotarians who are dedicated to the organization we all serve

Next Week’s Program:  Jake Rossow, R.S.V.P. program with Friendship Centers of Emmet County