Posted by Terry Newton on Nov 20, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

November 20, 2019

Howard Richards led us in America the Beautiful

Four Way Test:  Joe Blachy

Invocation:  Jeff Wynder 

There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” Mr. Rogers

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards led us in Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and “Smile”

Calendar Winners:  Read by Tim Dykstra

Calendar Winners November 20, 2019

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Gary Hasson
Debra Snyder
Cedar Park, TX
Harrison Rotary Club
Tom Bosch
Harbor Springs
Amy M. Staffan
Traverse City
TB Twilight
Amanda Gerhardt
Cedar Springs
Clark Brown
Traverse City

Visiting Rotarians:  Norman Veliquette, Elk Rapids

Visitors:  (Kari Manthei, Emily Brown, Liz Edington, Theresa Will, Sharon Schappacher YMCA Guests), Steve Bucci

Life Events:  Please keep Doug Basel in your thoughts & prayers and maybe pay him a visit as he is in hospice care in Cheboygan as he has taken a turn for the worse


Kristy Beyer

Liz Ahrens

Joe Blachy



Care Committee:  Sent card to Elaine Keiser as she recently had surgery and had some complications


Wreaths Across America:  Bob Waldvogel will again coordinate Wreaths Across America for our Club. Save the date for this event – December 14. Checks will need to go to the organization by next week

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:  Happening on December 20. Jeff Wynder will provide more details and circulate a sign-up sheet soon

Toys for Tots: Please bring a toy or cash donation to an upcoming Rotary meeting, to brighten the holidays for a child in need. Contact Dave Thomas with any questions

Calendar Sales: Jeff Bodette announced that 814 calendars have been sold to-date. Only 875 more to go!! He noted some sales superstars:  Jim Beno has sold 73; Bill Collins has sold 71; John Scholten has sold 45; and Jeff Bodette himself has sold 41. Nice work all!

All calendars must be sold by January 15, 2020. When filling out the calendar sales form, write YOUR NAME in the “sold by” line. Some folks have been incorrectly writing our club name

Pints for Polio: John Scholten hopes to organize a social / fundraiser before the end of the year. Stay tuned for details

Program:  Diamonds & Denim Partner Check Presentation

Several YMCA of Northern Michigan staff, board and volunteers were present to receive a $55,000 check from Petoskey Rotary Club Charities, Inc. following our successful collaboration on this year’s Diamonds & Denim fundraiser. This is the second largest check ever awarded through D&D!! Congratulations on a job very well done

Photo courtesy of Steve Foley, Petoskey News Review

Afterwards, Dibby Smith gave a great overview of the Rotary Foundation and its focus on polio eradication

Since 1985 the Rotary Foundation has contributed more than $2 billion to help eradicate polio. The Foundation is currently committed to raising $50 million per year. For every dollar the Rotary Foundation raises, it is matched with two dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—amounting to $150 million annual investment in polio eradication efforts

On October 24 (World Polio Day) it was announced that another strain of polio (Type 3) has been declared eradicated. We are still working to combat Type 1 though. There’s been an uptick of polio cases in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Dibby also announced that in early 2020 our club will begin a new Rotary Foundation pool. If you choose to participate in the pool, then you agree donate $50 per quarter to the Rotary Foundation for a 5-year period (which totals $1,000 and grants you a Paul Harris Fellowship). Stay tuned for details

Next Week’s Program:  Pete Wallin Emmet County Sheriff’s Department

Slate of Officers for 2019 Elections which will be held December 11th at our Club Meeting

Rotary Club of Petoskey

2019 Elections

President Elect for the year 2022-2023                Vote for one (1)

Jeff Wynder


Board Members for the year 2020-2022               Vote for Three (3)

         Stuart Fenton

         Nikki LaDeur

         Kassia Perpich


Nominating Committee Members at Large           Vote for two (2)

         Ben Slocum

         Lisa Hammond

PRCCI Board Members                                            Vote for two (2)

         Dianne Litzenburger

         Gary Fedus

If you need an absentee ballot please notify Terry Newton by email; ASAP and one will be sent to you to be mailed back to: Terry Newton P.O. Box 61, Petoskey, MI 49770