Posted by Terry Newton on Apr 24, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

April 24, 2019

Howard Richards led us in “America the Beautiful”

Four Way Test:  Kent Cartwright

Invocation:  Stuart Fenton

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards & Andre Strydom led us in John Denver’s “Sunshine on My Shoulders” and Smile. President Steve Cross then presented Andre with a gift certificate from the club for filling in while Howard was soaking up the sun in AZ. We were privileged to have Andre with us

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Herb Carlson recovering shoulder & all. Thank God Verne Osterlund is back and I can read the winners. Herb could too which was amazing

Calendar Winners April 24, 2019

Calendar Winner
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No. MI Sports Med Ctr.
Joanne Loniewski
Ryan Cartwright
Karen Moore
Donvan Herrington
Boyne Falls
P. Sunrise
Grayling Rotary Club
Windy & Chris Carroll

Visiting Rotarians:  Frank Foos, Lakewood Ranch, FL

Visitors:  Andre Strydom

Life Events:


Ric Loyd 9 Years


Bill Collins, who snuck out to go fishing and Bob Metzger


Curling Club:  Melissa let us know that Gold Medal Curler Tyler George will be joining the Petoskey Curling club at Beards tonight for conversations on the Olympics and curling. Of course, there will be beer as well

Roadside Cleanup:  Tim Kaufman sent around a signup sheet for May 11 beginning at 9:00 at Walloon Lake Marina center on US 131

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:  The program today was presented by Corey Hebner who spoke about drug trends in Northern Michigan. He discussed the number one problematic drug which is still alcohol including a powdered form that not too many have heard of up here. He spoke about synthetic and designer drugs, methamphetamine and crystal meth. Heroin is also an offspring of prescription opiates and doctors cutting off a patient who then resort to heroin. He also then spoke about Fentanyl and Carfentanyl in which people have overdosed from just being exposed to it on their skin. This has also affected law enforcement. There have been a few cases where officers have had to use lifesaving Narcan or Nalozone on themselves or their partner who was exposed to Fentanyl

Next Week’s Program:  Jake Rossow, Friendship Centers of Emmet County RSVP Program