Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER –January 20, 2016
4 Way Test:  Thank you Jeff Bodette
Invocation:  Our own poet laureate, Tim Dykstra, penned the following:
It’s winter, that wonderful season of snow, it’s the time when outside, Rotarians go.
They don’t just sit inside and mope around, they go to the outdoors where fun’s to be found.
So let’s take a quick trip up north to Nub’s Nob, to see noon Rotarians do their “playing’ job.
Right there is Terry and a Snyder called Mike, checking out trails on a new fat tire bike.
There’s Scholten and Brummeler and Melissa too, riding the ski lift, for that’s what they do.
Off on a next hill on a trail they all walk, working so hard they can’t hardly talk;
Chris Etienne, McDevitt, and, yes, Jane Millar, are off chasing Litzenburger who’s outpaced them far.
Down the black diamond, the fast folks they come, BJ, Buchanan and Graham, that’s just some.
There’s Christman and always, a Topham named Bill, all swooshing and turning to the base of the hill.
But who’s in the lodge now, a message to send; I see Herb Carlson still, seeking one friend.
And down by the fireplace Howard, Collins and Cross, are singing like warblers; their gain is our loss.
Off in a small corner, that looks very dark; I can’t tell what’s happening with Angie and Mark.
And next to the cash bar Chief John and Lyle Peck, are helping Waldvogel to hand out a check.
At ski patrol station, not one is a waif, all 3 of the Winslows help keep Ingrid safe.
Pete Olson, Doug Caldwell, and Christian Smith too, a new “Funky Snow Dance” out back they all do.
Yes, all these Rotarians and, yes, several more, have well earned their playtime, they all know the score.
They’ve earned recreation, for they still recall, that “Service Above Self’s” the message to all.
So let’s enjoy winter with memories to save, with fond farewell biddings from President Dave
Life Events/Requests:  Bill and Alicia Winslow are the proud parents of twins. According to Grandpa Roger Winslow, all are doing well
Calendar Winners:  Past president Bill Graham read the winners this week. Bill was the president 1989-90. Bill told a few stories about the old “good old boys club’ that had us all chuckling. Bill also gave a shout out to Jim and Linda Beno who, during his term, asked to be in charge of social events. They are still doing it. For a listing of the calendar winners see:
Song of the Week:  Today Rotarians honored the memory of Glenn Frey of the Eagles. Steve Cross led us in “Hotel California”.  Steve is pretty good on that guitar. Following the song, Rotarians danced a “Funky Snow Dance” for a Pure Michigan campaign. See the website, if you dare, for the results of our efforts
Visiting Rotarians:  There were no visiting Rotarians this week
Toast to Literacy:  John Hurd: Made a quick pitch for the 3rd annual “Toast to Literacy” fundraiser coming up February 6, 2016 at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. The event is from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door. Local beers and wines will be served and there will be a food competition between local caters. All the proceeds go to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. This program, sponsored locally by the United Way, mails age appropriate books to children 0-5 years of age. 1,400 children are enrolled in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties. Research shows the program has been successful in getting parents to read to their children. Children who have been reading early on show increased progress once they enter school
Grants Committee:  Ingrid Flemming: is looking for members. Please contact her if you are interested in working on this committee 
Billy-Duff Cabin:  Save the date – Valentine’s Day, February 14th. More details to come from Jim Beno
Habitat For Humanity:  Save the Date. Our Club will be participating May 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. in Alanson
Foundation Raffle:  See Jane Millar to purchase a ticket for $20.00. This will enable you, as well as the Club, to win $5,000.00 in the drawing. For the Club to win, 101 tickets need to be sold
2016 Paul Harris Fellow Sustaining Member Pool:  This Pool will give you the opportunity to give to the Rotary Foundation on a quarterly basis along with other Rotarians in the Club. Each quarter you will make a $50.00 donation. Once a total of $1,000.00 has accumulated in the pool, one name will be drawn and a Paul Harris Fellow will be designated. For questions contact Chris Etienne or pick up a form. All forms should be submitted no later than Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Spaghetti Dinner:  Tickets were distributed today. Please see Mike Snyder if you have not picked them up. Also let Mike know if you are unable to work on the 11th as work schedules are being developed. Save the Date for February 11, 2016
BOWLAPALOOZA: Save the Date: Friday March 18, 2016. We have been challenged by the Sunrise Club to form a team and assist them with their goal of collecting $5,000.00 for local charities
Northmen Nights:  See John Scholten to purchase a raffle ticket for $50.00 in order to win an all-terrain vehicle and support Petoskey Sports
It was our pleasure to welcome Jill O’Neill representing the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Ground breaking will be this summer in Bay Harbor in the parking lots across from the Pancake House. When it opens in summer 2018, the GLCFA will present an annual lineup of world-class performances, visiting artists, and intellectual dialogue, and it will support local schools through arts education programming.  The GLCFA will feature:
  • A year round program of performances and events, representing all genres of arts including musical theater, dance, classical and popular music, and film
  • Large scale festivals and events
  • Arts education programs like family theatre performance
  • Vibrant social activities including community days for families, fundraising galas and special events
For more information see:
Next Week’s Program:  Dylan Valade will be doing a presentation on Branding & Web Design