Posted by Terry Newton on Oct 23, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

October 23, 2019


Howard Richards led us in America the Beautiful

Four Way Test:  Lisa Hammond

Invocation:  Tim Dykstra

“If everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.”


Singing/Song:  Howard Richards and Georgia Abbott led us in Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love”; and “Smile”

Calendar Winners:  Read by Ashley Whitney

Calendar Winners October 23, 2019

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Nicole Blanchard
Houghton Lake
Strive Rotary Club
Harrison Rotary Club
Kathryn Cullen
Charles W. Donnelly, Sr.
Strive Rotary Club
Emley Simpson
New York, NY

Visiting Rotarians:  Norm Veliquette, East Jordan

Visitors:  David Peters, SGT.,  Army Recruiting

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


Tim Kaufman


Bill Topham 7 Years

Jim Wibby 19 Years


Habitat for Humanity:  Stuart Fenton let us know that Habitat for Humanity Restore is moving into the old Sears building which they recently purchased. They are painting this Saturday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm so please stop by if you’d like to help out

Crooked Tree Arts Center:  Liz Ahrens talked about Angels & Demons at Great Lakes Center for the Arts on October 27, 2019 7:00 pm this Sunday; purchase tickets: Here And; a rocking country show being put on by Alan Turner on November 1, 2019 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. For tickets you can click; Here

District Governor Announcements:  Dave Thomas spoke about the Marine Corps League which will start its Toys for Tots collection next week. The box will be available before and after meetings

The Burlap and Lace Foundation Gala will be held November 9 at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City. Tickets are available online at: Link

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra:  There is a concert; Angels & Demons at Great Lakes Center for the Arts on October 27, 2019 7:00 pm this Sunday and one November 3, 2019; The Cummings String Quartet at First Presbyterian Church in Boyne City at 4:00pm. You can purchase tickets: Here

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 Johnny.” Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee this week. Rest day in Nashville Tuesday. 7 more days and John Scholten will have rode 3,400 miles on his Pedaling for Polio ride. He will touch his wheel in the Atlantic Ocean and his ride will be finished. He will forever be known as “Iron Butt John”

Program:  Becky Goodman, Downtown Development Board did a presentation of the development board. For further information you can contact: Link

Next Week’s Program:  Andi Shepherd, Emmet County Department of Public Works