Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER 

September 7, 2016


We are back at the Perry for the fall/winter/spring!        

Four Way Test:  Thank you Anne McDevitt                     

Howard Richards was back so he led us in “God Bless America”

Invocation:  Thank you Neil Bidwell

Visiting Rotarians:  John Van Etten, Terre Haute, IN      

Other Visitors:  Dan McDermitt, Eric Leiser and Gretchen Carol

Life Events:  We sang Happy Birthday to Doctor McMurray who turns 94 this Friday. A big thank you to Vern and his Crew who get Doc to Rotary every week. It is really great having him as part of our Club.  BJ Shawn had a birthday as well but snuck it in under the radar

Song of the Week:  1/2 of our dynamic duo was back this week and Howard Richards led us in “Smile” 


Rotary Training Opportunities:  Assistant Governor Dave Thomas, also known as “Past President”, let us know about a couple of training events coming up:

9/16 Rotary Leadership Institute in Cadillac. The cost is $75.00

10/15 Strategic Planning and Media training in Roscommon. The cost for this event is $100.00

If you are interested in attending either or both of these events talk with Dave for further details

Fall Roadside Cleanup:  Jeff Bodette filling in for Paul Schemanski let us know that the fall road cleanup is 9/24. Click here to sign up: Link

Diamonds & Denim:  Mike Snyder let us know there are still Diamonds & Denim tickets available. Click here to get your ticket(s): Link

Ingrid is still looking for volunteers for Diamonds & Denim. See her for details

Pedaling for Polio:  John Scholten, with his hand out, let us know that Pedaling for Polio will be 9/17. We will meet behind D&W for a ride to Knot Just a Bar and back

Also, John Scholten and Kent Cartwright will be participating in the Louisville Ironman. He may learn how to pronounce it correctly by the time he gets there. He is looking for sponsors for the ride portion of the event, with the money raised going towards Pedaling for Polio. There will be more information forthcoming


Christian introduced Alisa Seltzer the director of the best resource for a recycling recovery program, not only in the state but, possibly in the entire country. This program began in 1991 and has run with no General fund tax dollars. She gave us an overview of the many programs at the facility and a couple of the new pilot programs that seem to be very successful. She also offered a field trip after the meeting. This is a great asset to Northern Michigan. For further information you can go to their website here: Link

Next Week’s Program:  Doug Caldwell will be our presenter and we will be going on another field trip to see the operations at Petoskey News Review