Posted by Terry Newton on Sep 18, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

September 18, 2019

To Purchase Tickets for Diamonds & Denim please click: Here

For smooth calendar roll out and other reasons we need to move Rotary Back to the Perry Hotel starting September 25

Special Announcement concerning the Rotary Club of Petoskey's Bell: Reg Smith, as acting President last week, broke the bell. This bell existed when our Club number was 1026 in the District and we are now 2811. Obviously he was not aware of his own strength. Past presidents should give a class to Reg in the proper decorum and etiquette of bell ringing to avoid future breakage. Bell = Priceless; Cost to Fix = $80.00 plus hours of hand polishing to restore the bell to its former glory

Howard Richards led us in America The Beautiful

Four Way Test:  Lyle Peck

Invocation:  Neil Bidwell

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards Led us in Elvis Presley; “Hound Dog” and Smile

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Anora O’Connor

Calendar Winners September 18, 2019

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Roger Srigley
Lindsay Millard
Washington D.C.
P Sunrise
Kim Stout C/O C.S. Rotary
Sand Lake
Cedar Springs
Montague Whitehall Rotary
Nicole & Ron Rudon
Oswego, IL
John Klosinski
Cincinnati, OH
Christina Cartwright

Visiting Rotarians:  Frank Foos, Lakewood Ranch, FL; Bob Swanson, Birmingham, MI; Gary Voison, Cheboygan, MI

Visitors:  Elaine Keiser, Don Payzant, Genna Hill, Bill Eva Stievski

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

Birthdays:  None


Neil Bidwell 11 Years


Diamonds & Denim:  Reg Smith spoke about the partner for this year’s event being the YMCA. They are looking for a permanent location for the Y. He also stated that there are opportunities for sponsoring the event and you can see him for details. You can also click on the following link to purchase tickets for individuals, table of 8, table of 10, etc. Link

Lisa Hammond is in charge of auction items and she will be either collecting auction items from Rotary Club members. Also, if you could bring a bottle of wine, valued at $15-$20, to next week’s meeting they will be used in raffle baskets. Reg let us know that we have about $24,000 in sponsorships so far and we are shooting for $30,000

Calendar Sales:  Jeff Bodette let us know that calendars will be coming out September 25. Yes, it is that time of year already

Roadside Cleanup:  Tim Kaufman let us know the fall roadside cleanup will be September 21. That is this coming Saturday at 9:00

Billy Duff Cabin Outing for Fall:  Jim Beno let us know that the fall Billy Duff gathering is planned for October 10, starting about 4:00 with dinner about 6:00.  Sign-ups will be going around for the next couple of weeks

Friends @ The Carnegie Programs:  Merry Baxter spoke about the annual dinner party which is their major fundraiser for Petoskey Library that will be held October 7, 6:00 pm at the Petoskey Bay View Country Club. Tickets are $50.00 per person

Pedaling for Polio:  John Scholten let us know that he will be doing a cross country bike trip September 22 - October 30th. He is raising money for Polio. Our club has pledged $1/mile ($3,400 if anyone is counting). He will also be going 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.

We will be having our regular local pedal for polio ride this coming Sunday so you can donate for this ride as well and every dollar raised will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Steve Brummeler, Gary Baxter, John Emley and Tim Dykstra will be collecting for our ride. We will not have the saddle sores like John as our ride will be shorter

Alzheimer’s Walks:  Melissa thanked the club for their support of the Alzheimer's Walk on September 14. Melissa Thompson has an Alzheimer’s walk September 28 in Traverse City. See Melissa for more details

Program:  Randy Weston/John Calabrese Emmet County EMS. Interesting program on the partnership between EMS & McLaren to respond to stroke response & management. Also about the upcoming millage request for EMS

Next Week’s Program:  Dave Thomas, District Governor presentation