Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

January 2, 2020


No music man/woman today so we recited the Pledge of Allegiance

Four Way Test:  Bill Hicklen

Invocation:  Neil Bidwell

I wish for those whom I love this New Year's Eve opportunity in the coming year to earn sufficient, to have that which they need for their own and to give that which they desire to others, to bring into the lives of those about them some measure of joy, to know the satisfaction of work well done, of recreation earned and therefore savored, to end the year a little wiser, a little kinder and therefore a little happier.

Elanor Roosevelt

Singing/Song:  No piano player. Bummer! We did have Melissa Thompson lead us in a Happy Birthday song for Mike Snyder and we sang Smile.

Calendar Winners:  Presented after the meeting was over and the first calendar draw for the year. It was also noted that the $5,000 winner from Saginaw was particularly appreciative of the win as she has suffered some extreme losses and this win made a huge difference in her life.

Calendar Winners January 2, 2020
Calendar Winner
Sold By
Dennis Lindeman
Michelle Sysko
Lara McMillan
Bloomfield Hills
Rob Butch
P. Sunrise
Matthew Borowiak
P. Sunrise
Bert Des Jardins
East Jordan
East Jordan
Beth Lieberman

Visiting Rotarians:  None

Visitors:  Nikki Devitt, Peg Emley

Life Events:  Nothing to report


Mike Snyder



Care Committee:  There are several things going on with members and we will wait for Karen Ragland for further reporting details.


Spaghetti Dinner:  Mike Snyder discussed spaghetti dinner which will occur February 20th with Sauce Night occurring the night before on February 19th. Work assignments will be forthcoming as all are expected to participate. All members are responsible for selling a packet of $90 worth of tickets to this event. We also have no corporate sponsorships to the event as many corporations have altered their corporate giving programs. Mike is seeking at least five $200 sponsorships to offset expenses. Please see Mike for further details.

Calendar Sales:  Ideally all calendars should be sold by January 15, 2020. We still have about 310 calendars not accounted for, so keep ‘em coming! This will net our club about $19,000. Remember it’s not just a calendar—it’s a raffle ticket too!

Paul Harris Fellowship Pool:  A new pool is starting! Sign up by January 15, 2020 to be included in the pool. Each quarter, starting with the first quarter of 2020, pool participants agree to make a $50 donation to the Rotary Foundation. Once a total of $1,000 has accumulated in the pool, one name will be drawn and a Paul Harris Fellow will be designated. This will continue until each person in the pool has paid the full $1,000 and all the names in the pool are drawn. Contact Dibby Smith with questions.

Next Week’s Program:  Kelly Atkins Pellston Regional Airport

Two-Week Notification:  This is the first of a two-week notification required for Nikki Devitt who was voted in for membership to Rotary Club of Petoskey at the January 2, 2020 Podium Board Meeting