Posted by Terry Newton on Nov 13, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

November 13, 2019

Howard Richards led us in God Bless America

Four Way Test:  Walt Byers

Invocation:  Lisa Hammond

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

~Author Unknown

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards led us in Rogers and Hart’s but sung by Frank Sinatra “The Lady is a Tramp” and “Smile”

Calendar Winners:  Read by Angie Cranney

Calendar Winners November 13, 2019

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Nick White
Steve Poole
East Jordan
East Jordan
Dylan Bergeon
Harbor Springs
Mary Ann Dika
Harbor Springs
Tim Birchmeier
Maurika Reed
Chad DeShano

Visiting Rotarians:  None

Visitors:  Chris Mundy, Jeffrey G. Kilponen

Life Events:  Please keep Doug Basel in your thoughts & prayers and maybe pay him a visit as he is in home hospice care


Nick Liebler

Paul Schemanski


John Scholten 14 Years

Care Committee Report:

  1. Sent get well card to John Stover who just had surgery


Petoskey Madrigals:  Our Club donated $1,000 to help send the Madrigals to Disney World. They will be singing at Disney World this coming Sunday at 1:30 PM. To view their presentation you can go to their Facebook Page: Here   (Be sure to look for Angie Cranney, who is a volunteer chaperone in charge of 5 boys!)

Wreaths Across America:  Liz Ahrens announced that Bob Waldvogel will again coordinate Wreaths Across America for our Club. Save the date for this event – December 14. Bob will be in touch with details soon

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:  Happening on December 20th – save the date! Jeff Wynder will provide more details and circulate a sign-up sheet soon

Toys for Tots:  Dave Thomas announced that collection is now underway! Please bring a toy to an upcoming Rotary meeting, to brighten the holidays for a child in need

John Scholten / Biking Across America:  John Scholten has returned home after a bike ride across the United States! He is organizing a social gathering at Beards Brewery to tell us more about this awesome experience. He thanked our Club for supporting him during this ride

NCMC Nursing Students:  David Finley announced that NCMC’s most recent nursing cohort scored 5th place (out of 59 cohorts statewide) on the state licensing exam. We are home to some of the best and brightest!!

Athena Award Nominations:  The Athena Committee is still accepting nominations for the Athena Award. Nominations are due by Nov. 19. A nomination form is available on the Petoskey Chamber’s website: Link

Calendar Sales: Jeff Bodette gave a calendar update. We’ve sold about 32% of our calendars so far! Our Club has extra calendars this year due to some chapters dissolving. NCMC gave us permission to sell these extra calendars at its annual Veterans Day breakfast last Monday, Nov. 11—we sold 11 there! Thanks to all who volunteered

Rotary Swag:  Last Call for Rotary Logo Wear! Final day is now through November 17, this coming Sunday.

Rotary Club of Petoskey has worked with Carter's Imagewear in offering t-shirts, polo's, etc. with our logo on them.
The Rotary Club of Petoskey "online store" is now ready! Check it out...I want like, one of everything!!!

Here's how it works:

Members shop for what they want on this website.
They can pick up their order from Carter's about 2 weeks after they purchased it. It will not be shipped to their homes.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL because of the custom embroidery

Carter's feels that most of their products run true-to-size. They also have size charts for each item, if someone is unsure of what size to order.

The store is available from now through Sunday, November 17th. All orders will be available for pickup at Carter's starting Tuesday, December 3. To order items click here for the: Link

Program:  Rebecca Otto; Char-Em United Way

Rebecca told us about the ALICE population in Emmet County.

ALICE = Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

Basically, ALICE are individuals above the federal poverty level, but below a typical household survival budget for the region.

29% ALICE 14% Poverty so 43% of Michigan struggle to make ends meet. For 2019 our local statistics state that 55% of local households fall below the ALICE threshold.

Rebecca also discussed 211 which is available 24/7/365. 2-1-1 connects you with thousands of nonprofit and government resources in your area.

Next Week’s Program:  Partner Check Presentation with YMCA from Diamond’s & Denim proceeds and Dibby Smith – Rotary Foundation