Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER – March 2, 2016
4 Way Test:  Thank you Chris Struble
Invocation:  Randy Evans shared some thoughtful words from Mother Teresa. The verse is “Do it Anyway” and is found written on the wall of her children’s home in Calcutta, India
Life Events/Requests:  Our fellow Rotarian, Ernie Mainland, is experiencing health issues. He is required to spend three days a week in dialysis. Words of encouragement can be sent to him at 810 Harbor Watch Dr. #64 Petoskey, MI 49770
Calendar Winners:  Dianne Litzenburger, Past President 2007-2008, announced this week’s calendar winners. Dianne accomplished many things during her presidency but what she is most proud of is the Presidential Major Project. If you have never visited the overlook deck on the bluff looking northward across Little Traverse Bay, please do so. So now if you stop there to park your bike on the bike rack, relax on one of the picnic tables and take in the view, make sure you notice the plaque indicating the financial support of our club for something that will be there for generations to come. Dianne stated: “That’s what Rotary is all about to me. It’s our legacy…what we leave behind in our community, our District, and in our World…it’s how "Rotary Shares”.
See the following link for calendar winners:
Song of the Week:  Sheb Wooley’s “The Purple People Eater” was requested by Jane Millar. Thank you Angie Cranney for singing backup vocals
Visiting Rotarians:  Carlin Smith, Sunrise Rotary, Petoskey and John Van Etten, Terre Haute, IN, were our guests today
MANNA Day:  Our Club will meet at MANNA for a working Lunch. April 13th the Club will meet there and NOT at the Perry
UK by Rail:  Carlin Smith, President of the Petoskey Chamber shared a travel opportunity for Petoskey residents. It will be October 15-24th, 2016. Scotland and England are the primary destinations. Contact Andrew Kan for more information or to attend a presentation. Call 347-8122 for information as to dates and times
Habitat For Humanity:  Save the Date. Our Club will be participating May 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to Noon in Alanson
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 for local charities. We have a team. Come and join the fun from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Top of Michigan Trails:  The Club will be sponsoring an Aid Station for the Memorial Week-end Marathon Event.  What we also need are a team of runners! See Angie Cranney to sign up. Logo T-shirts will be provided
Beach Bums:  Save the Date of June 11, 2016 to attend a ball game in Traverse City. Cost will be $8.00 and we need 25 people to go
Lani Laporte, Habitat for Humanity, provided a fabulous program explaining the process and qualifications needing to be met before building a Habitat home. Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Humanity International, a non-profit, ecumenical housing organization. Habitat works in partnership with people to build decent affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at low or no-interest mortgages with affordable mortgage payments based on the family’s ability to repay. For more information and to learn how to volunteer please see:
Next Week’s Program:  Scott Montesano from Traverse City Beach Bums
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