Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

February 17, 2021

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Petoskey via Zoom on the world wide web. Ashley Whitney, President officiated the meeting. If you did not get the chance to attend, you can watch it from this:  Recording

Pledge/Anthem:  Howard Richards Played “America the Beautiful”

4-Way Test:  Jeff Wynder

Invocation:  Stuart Fenton

The Pessimist Sees Difficulty in Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity in Every Difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character and is the very foundation of success. – Unknown

We Generate Fears While We Sit. We Overcome Them By Action.” – Dr. Henry Link; Or, put another way, “Don’t sit on the couch watching other people be successful. Go accomplish something yourself. Do something!” My father – David Fenton

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Bob Metzger

Calendar Winners February 17, 2021

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Lori Smith
Dr. Shelli Frey
Gettysbury, PA
Lexie Brummeler
Cathy Meyer
P. Sunrise
Victoria Roberst
Paw Paw

Visiting Rotarians:  None

Guests:  Eric Leister

Life Events:

Rotary Care List:

Birthdays:  None


Bob Metzger – 10 Years

Reg Smith – 12 Years

Bill Collins – 14 Years

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards led us in singing Smile.


Passing:  Sandra Wangeman, wife of long-time Rotarian Frank Wangeman who preceded her in death in 2017 has passed at the age of 82. Link

Paul Harris pool:  We currently have 8 people signed up. If we can get two more, we will have two pools going this year. Deadline is 2/17, but Dibby Smith is willing to extend to the end of the year. Contact her if interested

100 Acts of Service:   This year we aspire to perform 100 Acts of Service for our 100 years. If you did something in service to others in the last week, please be sure to record it in our survey. Thank you!

Speaker March 10, 2021:  Jane Millar let us know that our presenter for our club meeting will be the past RI Director John Smarge about HANWASH.

Winter Sports Park Centennial Project Update:  Kendall Klingelsmith noted that the Petoskey City Council approved fundraising / grant writing for Winter Sports Park upgrades. Kendall will be seeking a $300,000 grant this spring from the Natural Resources Trust Fund to construct a roof over the hockey rink, turning it into a year-round recreational pavilion. He asked Rotarians to consider writing a letter of support to include with his application. Kendall will share more details about that soon. In the meantime, feel free to contact him if you have any questions or if you would like to submit a letter of support.


Today we were treated to a wonderful program by our very own Howard Richards, whose presentation was a personal, at times emotional account of what it's like to be a musician. Thank you, Howard, for sharing your journey with us!! And of course, for sharing your musical gift with us each week.

Next Week’s Program:  Ron Olson – Odawa casino General Manager

Parting Shots:  Howard Richards closed with 2012 Tim Hawkins “Things You Don’t Say to your Wife.”

Hey honey have you gained some weight in your rear-end?
That dress you wear reminds me of my old girlfriend
And where'd you get those shoes? I think they're pretty lame
Would you stop talking 'cause I'm trying to watch the game

If you're a man who wants to live a long and happy life
These are the things you don't say to your wife

I planned a hunting trip next week on your birthday
I didn't ask you 'cause I knew it'd be OK
Go make some dinner while I watch this fishing show
I taped it over our old wedding video

If you're a man who wants to live a long and happy life
These are the things you don't say to your wife

Your cooking is OK but not like mother makes
The diamond in the ring I bought you is a fake
Your eyes look puffy dear, are you feeling ill?
Happy anniversary I bought you a treadmill

If you're a man who wants to live a long and happy life
These are the things you don't say to your wife
If your a man who doesn't want to get killed with a knife
These are the things you don't say to your wife