Posted by Terry Newton on May 15, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

May 15, 2019

Howard Richards led us in “God Bless America”

Four Way Test:  Bill Hicklen

Invocation:  Tim Dykstra

As we think about how we can best live out the truth of our Rotary Motto, “Service Above Self”, we could listen to coach Lou Holtz’s comments on time:

“It’s never the right time to do the wrong thing, and it’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.”

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards and Georgia Abbott led us in “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” and “Smile”

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Reg Smith; it was a good day for our Club

Calendar Winners May 15, 2019

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Michael O. Willson
P. Sunrise
Melissa Kozicki
Roberta Sniatecki
Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids North
Jaime Holden
Gunnar Groesbeck
Traverse City
Traverse Bay Twilight
Kassia Perpich
Lyndsay Daly
Grand Rapids

Visiting Rotarians:  Frank Foos, Lakewood Ranch, FL; Jeffrey Neill, Petoskey Sunrise Rotary

Visitors:  Todd Harvey and Jen Mallory

Life Events:

New Member Induction:  Inger Olsen was inducted into the Rotary Club of Petoskey by Georgia Abbott & Steve Cross. It is great to see her excitement for joining our club since she has worked at the spaghetti dinner and road clean up. Be sure to introduce yourself to Inger and welcome her to the club

We now have 111 (106 Active + 5 Honorary) members

Rotary Anniversaries:

Sarah Ulrich 1 Year


Jean Frentz


Installation of District Governor Dave Thomas:  Dave Thomas will be inducted at Crooked Tree Arts Center on June 19th, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 PM Click the following Link for registration: 

Roadside Cleanup:  Tim Kaufman gave a report on Roadside cleanup. We had 18 volunteers and picked up 33 bags of trash and had a great time

Diamonds & Denim 2019:  Ingrid Fleming let us know she is back as Co-Chair for the Diamonds and Denim and she is in charge of getting auction items. She let us know that she will be hitting us up on a regular basis to get good items for this event

Stafford’s/Top of Michigan Trails Council Marathon:  Jeff Wynder let us know we will have a water/aid station again for the Stafford’s/Top of Michigan Trails Council Marathon again this year on May 25th. This is a great way to help out. Sign up will be going around for a couple weeks

Chamber of Commerce Events:  Ashley let us know of a couple of Chamber presentations coming up on May 23 on Entrepreneurship. Check out the Chamber web site for more details

STRIVE Program:  Lisa Hammond gave us a recap of the Strive Banquet. It was another good year and she thanked Stafford’s for providing another great Banquet for the Strive Students, mentors and families

Big Water Creative Arts:  Howard Richards let us know about a Cocktail Party for Big Water Creative Arts on June 8. Go to the following Link for more information or to purchase tickets

President’s Report:  President Steve Cross let us know that we will be moving back to the Bay View Inn on July 3. Hopefully the construction will be done by then

He also let us know that the meetings on June 19 will be District Governor Dave’s installation; Link; and June 26 will be the Officers Exchange night

Program:  Today’s program was presented by Jeff Neill about Alzheimer’s Disease

Next Week’s Program:  John Hurd; Teacher of the Year