Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

March 4, 2020

Reg Smith, acting president, let us know that Michael Landi’s wife Molly passed away this week and asked for a moment of silence. Details on services will be forwarded when we receive any. Please keep Mike and his family your thoughts and prayers.

Andre Strydom led us in God Bless America

Four Way Test:  Steve Brummeler

Invocation:  Reg Smith gave some very appropriate and timely Paul Harris Quotes.

Paul Harris passed on January 27, 1947 at the age of 78.

There is nothing in the genius of America more precious today than the spirit of

religious and political tolerance in its application to our own people.

With the Baby Boomer generation getting up in age, there’s going to be a real lack of skilled workers here in the future and everybody is recognizing that. A lot of these youngsters want to go into technology and computer fields and that’s all well and good, but it leaves a gap of skilled laborers and there are good jobs to be had out there.

Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some countries and all clubs are given full privilege to do as they please about including it in their programs.

Singing/Song:  Andre Strydom led us in Smile. Judy Zorn let us know that Andre is now the Chorus Master for the Chamber Orchestra

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Walt Byers

Calendar Winners March 4, 2020

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Josh & Kalie Daniel
P. Sunrise
Yvonne Peltier
David Thomas
Dale Seeley
Jim Bunn
Marcia Hock
Teresa Kyser
Harbor Springs

Visiting Rotarians:  None

Visitors:  Sandy Wibby

Life Events: 

Joe Blachy made it back from his self-imposed quarantine. 

Karen Ragland got her cast off and we are excited to see what she can do with both arms working.

Bill Graham is back in the hospital


Reg Smith wished his wife Lori a Happy Birthday, good move

Chris Etienne

Steve Brown


Jeff Bodette 22 Years

Bill Fedus 44 Years


Pat Ryde:  Jane Millar let us know that Pat Ryde was in a serious accident and is currently in the hospital, she did not give us a room number, and would love visitors. She would love company.

Jane also let us know that Northern Community Mediation is having their movie night on Monday the March 9. See Jane for tickets.

Bill Collins Family News:  Bill Collins let us know that the bone scan for their grandson came back clear, great news, so now they are just dealing with the tumor on his leg.

PRCCI Grant Cycle:  Petoskey Rotary Club Charities, Inc. (a.k.a. PRCCI, a.k.a. the charitable arm of our club) is now accepting applications to its annual grant cycle. Applications are available on our website and are due by March 15 at 5:00 pm. Let local nonprofits know about this and encourage them to apply for a grant. PRCCI grants range from $500 - $5,000 to support charitable projects in our area.

Program:  Chuck Hayes introduced Chris Struble who gave us a very interesting program on the history of Petoskey.

Next Week’s Program:  Dave Droste Michigan Works