Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER – September 30, 2015
Four Way Test:  Thank you Robert Rogier
Invocation:  Thank you Neil Bidwell for your words on “Soul Keeping” and reminding us that “The Soul thrives on gratitude”
Life Events:  Today is Tom Smith’s birthday.  Send him your wishes if you were not part of singing today
Chris Etienne is recuperating from an emergency appendectomy.  She is now accepting calls and well wishes
Song of the Week:  “The More We Get Together.”  Many of us have not sung that song in 50 plus years!
Visiting Rotarians:  Moose Dunne – Clearwater Beach, FL    
New Member Induction:  There were no inductions this week
Road Side Clean-Up:  Paul Schemanski reported on another successful cleanup. 28 bags of trash were collected on our three mile stretch of highway. Thank you to the following Rotarians and friends: Tim Kaufman, Neil Bidwell, Jeff Bodette, Dee Kiel, Tom Smith, Dave Thomas, Patrick McGee, Stuart Fenton, John Jeffrey, Paul Hramiec and Doug Buck
New Program Chair:  Christian Smith has graciously accepted the position of Program Director. He will be meeting with those persons who have proposed programs to “firm” them up 
Grant Opportunity:  Petoskey Rotary Club Charities, Inc. has funds to distribute despite what has been going on in the stock market. Applications are being accepted for $6,000 available. Grants are maximum $1,000 and you must have 501(c)(3) status to apply. Please see Steve Brown for more information
First Thursday Fellowship:  5:30 the First Thursday of every month. Location will be announced at club meeting. Please mark your calendars
Annual YMCA Fundraiser:  Celebrate the Magic of the YMCA.  October 2, 2015 at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club from 6-11 p.m.  Tickets are $100 per person and there will be dinner, dancing and an auction along with an open bar. For more information visit
Dr. John Scholten gave an update on the construction of the Athletic Complex at the Petoskey High School. Special thanks were given to Kent Cartwright and Tom Erhart for their ongoing efforts. It was very obvious that many features were going to meet the commitment of “Safety to the Students and the Community We Serve.” Everyone will be looking forward to the ability to host regional playoffs, statewide track meets, band competitions etc.  Revenue from these events will greatly assist the community in the future
Next Week’s Program:  Randy Evans - Humor, Heart, Honesty-Finding Your Own Voice