Posted by Terry Newton on Jul 10, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

July 10, 2019

Howard Richards led us in My Country tis of Thee

Four Way Test:  Paul Schemanski

Invocation:  Neil Bidwell

Singing/Song:  Georgia Abbott and Howard Richards led us in singing “I am Woman” by Helen Reddy. We then sang “Smile”

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Greg Somers

Calendar Winners July 10, 2019

Calendar Winner
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Kasey Myers
Sherman Oaks, CA
P. Sunrise
Harrison Rotary Club
Kay Cousineau
Jim & Dariene Looker
Lorrie Bennett
Shelly Kammer-Paulus
Doug Matthews

Visiting Rotarians:  Bob Swanson, Birmingham, MI; Dick Chambers, Holland, MI; Tom Morrow, Summer Rotarian

Visotors:  Sara Couture, Julie Hunho, Jake Ponstein son of Katie Winslow, Nancy Murray Noël and her husband David Noël

Life Events:


Howard Richards, Lisa Hammond, Bill Topham


Tom McHale 1 Year

Kent Cartwright 16 Years

Dianne Litzenburger 29 Years

Jim Beno 34 Years

Other Life Events:

Dianne Litzenburger presented a Paul Harris Fellow award to her sister Nancy Murray Noël. Quite the surprise for Nancy and you could tell how special this moment was


Diamonds & Denim:  Reg Smith spoke about the partner for this year’s event being the YMCA. They are looking for a permanent location for the Y. He also stated that there are opportunities for sponsoring the event and left envelopes on the table for Rotarians to step up to the plate for the event. You can also click on the following link to purchase tickets for individuals, table of 8, table of 10, etc. Link

Sidewalk Day Sales:  Angie Cranney and Nikki LaDeur announced that sidewalk sales will be Friday, July 26th. Instead of a food booth, we will have a “dunk tank”. They are looking for volunteers and helpers

Crop Walk:  Walt Byers told us the Crop Walk netted $31,000; 25% will stay for local use

Rotary International:  Joe Blachy told us about his experiences at the 2019 Rotary International Meeting in Hamburg, Germany.  There were 25,000 Rotarians in attendance

New Program Chair:  Stuart Fenton is the new program director.  He is looking for potential programs. Email him with suggestions

Thirsty Thursday’s are Back:  Steve Cross announced that “Thirsty Thursdays” will begin again starting July 18 at 5:30 in the Back Lot

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra:  Judy Zorn announced two different performances; the first at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts: Midsummer Night’s Dream on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm and the second at Mission Point, Mackinack Island; Celestial Summer on July 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm and July 18, 2019 at Raven Hill Discovery Center with a 7:00 pm performance. For further information & tickets please check out their website at the following Link

Program:  Jeff Samyn, PT, OCS, CSCS; Power Over Pain- An introduction to the neuroscience of pain and how to deal with it

Next Week’s Program:  Angie Cranney who will tell us about the Life Leadership conference. Rumor has it that she will have a special young lady who participated in the conference