Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

April 6, 2016


We sang “God Bless America” without accompaniment         

Four Way Test:  Thank you Joe Blachy

Invocation:  Thank you Neal Bidwell

Visiting Rotarians:  None today 

Other Visitors:  Jon Terry, Elizabeth Newton and Melinda

Calendar Winners:  Calendar winners were read by Steve Brummeler and he told us about his year as President. If you want to donate to the John Scholten and Kent Cartwright’s beer and sun screen fund since they were in Florida instead of at our meeting, you can do so when they get back next week. You can view calendar winners here:

Life Events:  Jane Millar celebrated her birthday on Monday while sailing in the British Virgin Islands 

Song of the Week:  Steve and Howard were both gone so no singing this week


Bay View Events:  Melissa Thompson let us know that tickets for this summer’s concerts in Bay View are on sale and she is promising spring will be here soon

Highway Cleanup:  Paul Schemanski reminded us that highway cleanup is scheduled for April 16th and the sign-up is located on our website. We still could use a few more people

MANNA Day:  Our Club will meet at MANNA next week 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

Driving for MANNA:  MANNA will not be requiring backpack help this year. They are in need of Drivers on Monday to pick up food from a number of local supermarkets. There are two runs 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The vehicle is a panel truck and does not require having an additional license. The vehicle requires a driver and a rider. One must be able to carry 40 pounds. Please see Jean Frentz to sign up or to find out more about it

Top of Michigan Trails:  The Club will be sponsoring an Aid Station for the Memorial Week-end Marathon Event.  The event is on May 28th from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. What we also need are a team of runners and walkers. 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


Christian introduced Natalie Kasaborski and Sarah Ford from this year’s class of Leadership Little Traverse. LLT has been going on for several years and provides an opportunity to develop new leaders in the community and help them to get to know their community. This year’s class had 16 new leaders. They get an opportunity to see many different businesses and non-profit organizations in the community. They focus on Environment; Past, Present and Future; Education; Human Services; Local Government; Creativity & Ethics; the Economy and; Where do we go from here. The last part is a personal leadership plan which involves a commitment to what each will do to become a better & involved leader in the community.

Their service project for the year is to redevelop the visitation room at the Emmet County Department of Health & Human Services

Next Week’s Program:  Working Luncheon at MANNA. We will not be meeting at the Perry