Posted by Terry Newton on Nov 06, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

November 6, 2019

Howard Richards led us in America the Beautiful

Four Way Test:  Kassia Perpich

Invocation:  Leah Callan

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards led us in Hoyt Axton’s and performed here by Three Dog Night “Never Been to Spain”; and “Smile”

Calendar Winners:  Read by Judy Zorn

Calendar Winners November 6, 2019

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Georgia Simpson
Wyatt Kincheloe
Dave Smith
Clark Brown
Traverse City
John W. Findley
Dave Schneider
Katie Winslow

Visiting Rotarians:  None

Visitors:  Todd Burch, SFC David Peters

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


Ron Snyder


Justin Blohm 2 Years

Michael Landi 4 Years

Tim Kaufman 5 Years

Steve Brummeler 19 Years

Joe Blachy 41 Years

Care Committee Report:

October summary:
1) Sent get well card and sent a few text messages to Elaine Keiser wishing her a speedy recovery from back surgery
2) Had club members sign a thinking of you card and mailed to Doug Basel
3) Sent sympathy card to John Logan in acknowledgment of his mother-in-law passing


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

Reg’s Run for Mayor:  Reg Smith thanked everyone who supported his mayoral campaign

Fundraiser for Lennox Gee:  Angie Cranney mentioned there’s a fundraiser happening this Saturday, Nov. 9 in Bay Harbor for Lennox Gee, a child with a rare genetic disorder, whose parents recently found out the disorder has progressed beyond treatment. Please support him if you can: Link

Athena Award Nominations:  Chris Etienne mentioned that 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

Habitat’s New Office Space: Stuart Fenton reminded us that Habitat for Humanity has moved its office to the old Sears building on M-119. Habitat is holding an open house for its new space on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Swing by!

Calendar Sales: Jeff Bodette gave a calendar update. We’ve sold about 25% 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 happening this Monday, Nov. 11

Rotary Swag:  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

District Governor’s Announcement:  The Burlap and Lace Foundation Gala will be held November 9 at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City. Chris Etienne and Dennis are going. Tickets are available online at: Link

Program:  Matt Breed, Department of Public Safety

Matt gave an excellent overview of the Department of Public Safety, which provides law enforcement, fire and EMT services for City of Petoskey and parts of Bay Harbor.

Thank you, Matt and team, for everything you do to keep our community safe!!

Next Week’s Program:  Rebecca Otto; United Way ALICE Report & 211