Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

January 5, 2022

1921 – 2021          100 Years of Service Above Self

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Petoskey via Zoom on the world wide web and in-person from here on out if God willing and the creek don’t rise. President Ashley Whitney officiated the meeting. If you did not get the chance to attend, you can watch it from this:  Recording

Pledge/Anthem:  Andre Strydom led us in America the Beautiful

4-Way Test:  Liz Eddington

Invocation:  Tim Dykstra

The pundit David Brooks described 2021 as a year that was “exhausting” and “shapeless.”  However, we now have a new year before us. As 2022 begins, we Rotarians stay focused on the objectives we have for the world: Peace. Tranquility. A true Brotherhood of Man. Freedom from hunger, from oppression, from sickness. The freedom to choose our own destinies. We reaffirm our commitment to our simple Rotary Four Way Test for all we do and support: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? We reaffirm our commitment to high ethics in all we do. And we give thanks for all the blessings, opportunities and responsibilities that befall us as Rotarians. We continue in this new year with optimism, renewed energy, and our ongoing commitment to abide by the Rotary motto: Service above Self. Thank you.

Adapted from an invocation by Joseph D. Coons Bellingham WA

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Sarah McDonnell

Calendar Winners January 5, 2022

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Peter Fitzsimmins
Bay Harbor
P. Sunrise
Ceil Lichon
Ben & Brittany McMurray
Phil Trotter
Houston, TX
Gary Fedus

Visiting Rotarians:  None

Guests:  Craig Stolzenfels, Dan Polleys, Prospective Members

Life Events:  None

Rotary Care List:  None


Mike Snyder


Howard Richards – 11 Years

Ron Broquet – 11 Years

Robert Maldegan – 32 Years

Singing/Song:  Happy Birthday and 1788 Robert Burns “Auld Lang Syne” Dougie MacLean version and Smile


Calendar Update:  We did it! Thank you to all Rotarians for your commitment to this fundraiser. As of this week, everyone has turned in their calendar stubs. 

Rotary Foundation Raffle Drawing:  Tickets are $20 each and are being sold until the end of February. Half of the raffle money will be donated to the Rotary Foundation and the other half will be raffle cash prizes. Please see Chris Etienne or Jane Millar if you'd like to buy tickets.

PROGRAM  Peter Sinclair – Yale Climate Connections

This week we were joined via Zoom by Peter Sinclair, a videographer based in Midland, MI.

Peter specializes in environment-focused videos. For several years now, he's produced monthly videos for the Yale University School of Environment.

He highlighted several of his videos/projects centered on solar energy in particular -- for example, interviews with Michigan State University researchers and also Patti Poppe, the former CEO of Consumers Energy -- all designed to answer the most pressing questions about solar energy production.

Next Week’s Program:  First vocational program of 2022