Posted by Terry Newton on Oct 09, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

October 9, 2019

Howard Richards led us in My Country Tis of Thee

Four Way Test:  Howard Richards

Invocation:  Jeff Wynder

To the ones who still believe in dreams: Chase them. Chase them until you are out of breath. Then, keep running.

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards and Georgia Abbott led us in Carole King's “You’ve Got a Friend”; and “Smile”

Calendar Winners:  Read by Nick White

Calendar Winners October 9, 2019

Calendar Winner
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John R. Franko
Joe Blachy
Tam O’Connor
Bay City
Cereal City
Flo Hajek
P. Sunrise
Amy Wicker
Gary McConnell
Joe Daly
P. Sunrise

Visiting Rotarians:  Bob Swanson, Birmingham, MI

Visitors: Chelsea Platte, Chris Parker, Elsie McKenney, SFC David Peters from the Army Recruiting Center, Petoskey

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


Inger Olsen, Melissa Colby


John Doyle 4 Years

John Emley 5 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

Calendar Sales:  Jeff Bodette 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 is set for October 10th, starting about 4:00 pm with dinner about 6:00 pm. Sign-ups have been going around for the past couple of weeks and there are over 80 people signed up so far. Bring a dish to pass, appetizer, vegetable or dessert. If you can help Stafford set up about 2:00 pm or stick around to help clean up, please talk to Stafford 

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 gave an Update on “Where is John.” He is in Oklahoma and is riding 140 miles today. He is still smiling and doing great

We had our regular local pedal for polio ride this past Sunday so you can donate for this ride as well and every dollar raised will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gary Baxter, Tim Dykstra, Stuart Fenton and Terry Newton rode. We will not have the saddle sores like John as our ride was much shorter

Program:  Liz Ahrens, Club Assembly. Several Board Members gave reports about what committees they oversee, what we do to raise money in the club, etc. There will be other presentations in the months that follow about the Rotary Foundation, Petoskey Rotary Club Charities, Inc. and the Park Fund 

Next Week’s Program:  Kathy Petersen, Youth Pantry