Posted by Terry Newton on Jul 17, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

July 17, 2019

Howard Richards led us in America The Beautiful

Four Way Test:  Doug Caldwell

Invocation:  Stuart Fenton

Singing/Song:  Melissa Thompson and Howard Richards led us in singing “Summertime” by Janis Joplin. We then sang “Smile”

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Judy Zorn

Calendar Winners July 17, 2019

Calendar Winner
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Katya L. Peck
Brandi Vargo
Lake Orion Lions Club
Lake Orion
Jim & Sandy Wibby
Nubs Nob
Harbor Springs
Trent Trucks
Charlotte, NC
Lynn T. Van Etten

Visiting Rotarians:  Bob Swanson, Birmingham, MI; Dick Chambers, Holland, MI; Julian Magnus, Summer Rotarian, Frank Foos, Lakewood Ranch, FL; Karen Ragland, Transfer Rotarian from Saline, MI

Visitors:  Sara Couture, Kyle Ulrich, Elaine Kaiser, Sophia Cranney, Katoni Rickley, Chris Parker, Kristin Rossi, David Breskman

Life Events:


Neil Bidwell, Betsy Newton


Jim Erhart - 24 years

Other Life Events:

Dibby Smith Presented Paul Harris Fellow Pins for Rotarians who have had multiple Paul Harris Fellow presentations:

Kent Cartwright +1

Reg Smith +1

Ashley Whitney +1

Gary Fedus +2                                      

John Emley +3

Bob Metzger +3

Steve Brown +4

Doug Caldwell +4

Terry Newton +5


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 you can see him for details. We did receive a sponsorship from Nubs Nob. 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. Signup sheets will be going around in the next week

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

John Scholten Hand Out:  John Scholten will be running in the TC Triathlon on August 25. He is raising money for Prostate cancer. If you would like to support him, he will be accepting donations

Alzheimer’s Walks:  Melissa Thompson reminded us of 2 Alzheimer’s walks September 14 in Petoskey and September 28 in Traverse City. See Melissa for more details

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra:  Judy Zorn announced a performance; at Mission Point, Mackinack Island; Celestial Summer on 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:  Angie Cranney told us about the Life Leadership program and introduced Sophia Cranney and Katoni Rickley two of the four Students that attended this year. We sent Sophie, Katoni Rickley, Logan Perry and Carina Langdon. Sophie and Katoni gave us a very interesting program on their experiences at Camp. They both had a great time and took many life lessons away from it that will help them as they continue in school and in life. We are looking to send more students in the coming years. This program is designed for Junior and Senior High students. If you know of any one talk to Angie to get more details 

Next Week’s Program:  Mike Spencer, Bay View Association