Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER – February 3, 2016

Four Way Test:  Thank you Ron Broquet    
Invocation:  Thank you Neal Bidwell for filling in for Melissa Thompson with the invocation

Visiting Rotarians:  None today. You can tell its winter

Other Visitors:  Cindy and Jack Bergman

Calendar Winners:  Winners were read by Steve Brown and he told us about his year as President. To view the winners, please click on the following link:

Life Events:  Patrick McGee has been admitted to the hospital with cancer. Cards would be appreciated and his address is as follows: His home address is:  Patrick McGee, 102 Southard Street, Unit 1, Key West, Florida, 33040

Song of the Week:  Steve Cross and Howard Richards led us in The Beatles; “Let it Be” and “Smile”

John Scholten:  John let us know that there is a raffle for Northmen Night, the major fund raiser for the school’s athletic department, of a Polaris Ranger EXT. John and Steve both have tickets and they are $50.00 a piece

Chris Etienne:  Chris reminded us about the foundation raffle and the Paul Harris Pool. The application for the pool is available on our website

Dibby Smith:  Dibby let us know that Sandra Lee Photography is doing Senior Class photos for 22 seniors at the high school who cannot afford getting a professional photo done. If any member would like to donate $20 that would allow her to produce a sheet of wallets for the kids she is helping. What a great way to help out the less fortunate in our schools. You can contact her at, Address: 318 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770, Phone: (231) 622-2066

Reg Smith:  Reg sent around a sign up for sauce night, next Wednesday the 10th, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Bay View Inn

First Thursday:  Fun times are being held at City Park Grill starting at 5:30 p.m. on February 4th

Dave Thomas:  Dave awarded January’s Semper Fi award to John Parker and a Silver Star Award to Doug Caldwell

Christian Smith introduced Daniel Shreve from the Red Cross Disaster Program. He told us about a program to provide Smoke Detectors to anyone who needs one. We can partner with them by providing names of people who need detectors. They will provide up to 3 detectors per home and the non-replaceable batteries last up to 10 years. They can also check the battery life of existing smoke detectors and change out old detectors for new ones. Excellent program and well received

Next Week:  Next week’s program will be Jane Millar and will include a Club Assembly vote on the President Elect Designee and Jane will be talking about the Council on Legislation

Other Announcement:  Next week will also be the last week that you can get your picture taken for the group photo opportunity