Posted by Terry Newton on Oct 16, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

October 16, 2019

Howard Richards led us in God Bless America

Four Way Test:  Jim Wibby

Invocation:  Neil Bidwell

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

Abraham Lincoln

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards and Georgia Abbott led us in Kosma & Prevert’s “Autumn Leaves” Eva Cassidy’s version; and “Smile”

Calendar Winners:  Read by Kent Cartwright

Calendar Winners October 16, 2019

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Madison Mott
Katie Tinker
Alex Lapp
Sandi Enos
Sally Fedus & Dan Dankine
Laurie Bamberg
Charlene Raner
Boyne City

Visiting Rotarians:  None

Visitors:  Elsie McKenney, Dan Goethals, Rosa Marie Simme

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


John Hurd


Lisa Hammond 1 Year

Lyle Peck 31 Years


Habitat for Humanity:  Stuart Fenton let us know that Habitat for Humanity will be moving into the old Sears building soon which they recently purchased. If you would like to help move the Re-Store or donate talk to Stuart Fenton or Sarah Ulrich

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra:  There is a concert; Angels & Demons at Great Lakes Center for the Arts on October 27, 2019 one November 3, 2019; The Cummings String Quartet at First Presbyterian Church in Boyne City at 4:00. You can purchase tickets: Here

Calendar Sales:  Jim Beno let us know that calendar sales are well on the way. Please get out there and sell those calendars as this is one of the Club’s major fundraisers

Billy Duff Cabin Outing for Fall:  Jim Beno let us know that the Fall Billy Duff gathering was October 10th and it was fabulous. Thanks to Stafford Smith & Bill Fedus for hosting and the Dearborn Ham was incredible

Pedaling for Polio:  John Scholten let us know that he is on his cross-country bike trip currently from September 22 - October 30th. He is raising money for Polio. Our club has pledged $1/mile ($3,400 if anyone is counting). He has gone to other clubs to leverage $ from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for eradication of Polio. Steve Brummeler will be keeping the club up to date on his progress. If you would also like to donate, he is taking donations

Steve Brummeler gave an Update on “Where is John.” He is in Missouri and has about 1,200 miles to go. He is still smiling and doing great

Program:  Kathy Petersen, Youth Pantry

Out of 2,200 students in Petoskey and Harbor Springs High School there are 730; 1 out of 3 who are food insecure especially on weekends. The pantry purchases $1,800 worth of food, toilet articles and clothes per week. They share the kids dreams and help them with food, clothing, toilet articles and encouragement to write a different story in their lives. It is a place to be cared about unconditionally and not to be judged for living in poverty. Emmanuel Episcopal Church accepts the donations for this program and they have their own account to accept these funds

Next Week’s Program:  Becky Goodman, Downtown Development Board