Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER – December 30, 2015
Almost Happy New Year
Song of the Week:  Howard Richards was back so we sang; “America”
Four Way Test:  Thank you Vic George
Invocation:  Thank you Neal Bidwell for the invocation
Visiting Rotarians:  Phil Mopert, Webster Grove, MO and Jim Schrader from Finley, OH
Other Visitors:  Jan, Lori and Drew Smith, James Mitchum, Denise Evans and Nancy Topham
Calendar Winners:  Read by Stafford Smith and the big Winner was Houghton Lake Rotary Club. To view click the following link:
Life Events:  Stafford Smith also gave us some glimpses into what happened when he was our club President for 16 months due to the President, Bob Vratenia, having to leave the post early. He was President from 1975 - 1976
Song of the Week:  Since The Amazing Howard Richards was the program today we did not sing
Dave Thomas, standing in for Kent Cartwright, presented Steve Cross as President Elect designate for year 20018/19. A vote will be taken in February on this nomination
Jane Millar reminded us that there is time to get into the next Paul Harris Pool. See Chris Etienne for a sign-up sheet
Also the District is having their raffle again this year. Tickets are $20 and you can see Jane Millar for one or more
Liz Ahrens, after being assured by President Dave Thomas that he will learn to pronounce her last name, let us know about the New Years Eve bash at Crooked Tree Arts Center. Great fun for all ages and a ball Drop at 9:00 p.m. The kids don’t know the difference and there will still be time to get home for the end of the MSU game
The Amazing Howard Richards was our program today. It never ceases to amaze me and many others in our club at the talent he has. He gave us a great concert featuring jazzed up Christmas classics. Dave Thomas also presented Howard Richards with a bonus for all the work he puts in for our meetings, we sound much better when he is at the piano. Dave Thomas also presented a check to the United Methodist church to complete their organ repair program. This way Howard will have everything on the organ at the church functioning
Next Week’s Program:  Maureen Hollocker and Andi Symonds presenting on Great Start Collaborative