Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

September 8, 2021

1921 – 2021          100 Years of Service Above Self

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Petoskey via Zoom on the world wide web and in-person from here on out if God willing and the creek don’t rise. Jeff Wynder officiated the meeting. If you did not get the chance to attend, you can watch it from this: Recording

Pledge/Anthem:  Howard Richards led us in “America the Beautiful”

4-Way Test:  Joe Blachy

Invocation:  Neil Bidwell

A quote by Bil Kean:

Yesterday is the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a


That's why it's called the present.

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Reg Smith

Calendar Winners September 8, 2021

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Dr. Shelli Frey
Gettysburg, PA
Alice Pattengale
Abigail Rogier
Kassia Perpich
Janet Franklin
East Jordan
P. Sunrise

Visiting Rotarians:  Brian Wagner

Guests:  None

Life Events: 

John Scholten:  John Scholten finished his bike ride out west! We look forward to hearing more about it.

Rotary Care List:  Member Teri Donaldson’s husband Mike was diagnosed with rectal cancer. He will begin a 6-week course of radiation and chemotherapy in mid-August.  Thankfully, the Karmanos and McLaren oncology teams are optimistic, providing us comfort and relief. Please keep him and the family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Sharon Schappacher's partner Dan Anderson has stage 4 lung cancer and is undergoing treatment in a clinical drug trial at Cleveland Clinic. He is having his second transfusion August 9. Please keep him and Sharon in your thoughts and prayers.

Birthdays:  None

Anniversaries:  None

Singing/Song:  We sang Happy Birthday and Smile and Neil Sedaka 1974 “Calendar Girl"


Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra:  September 18 is the Chamber Orchestra A Night to Remember from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. For more information visit Link

100 Acts of Service:  This year our club aspires to complete 100 Acts of Service for our 100 years. If you did something to serve others in the last week, please be sure to record it in our online survey – click here. Thank you! Also, our PR folks would love to help tell Acts of Service stories. Please consider submitting a photo of any group service projects, or a photo of the result of your good deed if appropriate. Thank you!

Rotary Team Alzheimer's Walk on Sept 18:  Happening at 9:00 AM at the Festival Shelter at Bayfront Park. Click here for more details, to register and/or to donate!

Roadside Cleanup: September 25th 9:00 at the Walloon Lake Marina on Highway 31.

Kiwanis Disc Golf Match on Sept. 14:  Save the date! On September 14 we will hold a "grudge match" against the local Kiwanis Club, who beat us in a baseball game in 1925. Unacceptable!! Time to show them once and for all that Rotary is the best service club around!! We will play from 5:30--7:30 PM at the disc golf park on River Road. No experience required! Contact Ashley Whitney or Georgia Abbott with questions.

Recruiting STRIVE mentors:  We need 20 folks to serve as mentors to high school students! Commitment is October - May. Monthly meeting occurs on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Mentor training will be held in October with the STRIVE Leadership Team, Georgia Abbott, Lisa Hammond, Jeff Neill and Judy Zorn. Please click here to sign up.

2021 Pedaling for Polio Event on Sept. 19:  Save the date! On Sunday, Sept. 19 at 10:00 AM we'll meet at Petoskey Brewing for a charitable bike ride to raise money for polio eradication. Our ride should end around 11:30 AM at the same place we started (Petoskey Brewing) so stick around afterwards for refreshments!! We're asking for a $50 donation from each rider. If the weather is bad that day, we'll hold the event a week later on Sept. 26. Contact John Emley if you have any questions.

Fall Festival Event on Oct. 16:  Save the date! On Saturday, October 16 we're planning to organize a 'fall festival' fundraiser at the Winter Sports Park, for our centennial project. There will be music, games, food trucks, libations and more -- stay tuned for more details!! Ben Slocum is working with us to brew a special Rotary beer for our upcoming fall festival in October. Last week he collected input from Rotarians on what style the beer should be. "Rye, red and honey" were the most common descriptors. 

Assist Sophie Cranney:  Rotarian Angie Cranney's daughter, Sophie Cranney, continues to experience health issues following a car accident last year. Sophie has several medical appointments lined up this summer and needs help getting to/from her appointments.

Good news, Sophie has graduated from her eye therapy and no longer needs to travel to Traverse City.  I have deleted those appointments but added a few more local appointments. Please consider helping, view the list and offer to pick up a shift or two. 

Past President Centennial Updates:  Starting now, over the next 4 months, 19 past Presidents of our club will take turns giving a historical overview of club happenings in 5-year periods (until we reach 100 years). They will make remarks on what was happening in the world, in Petoskey, and in our club. Dave Thomas 94th president 2015-2016. He talked about the years 1990-1995

PROGRAM  Jim Beno – Calendar update (also Women Can/Women Do lunch)

Jim gave a great show on how and why to sell Rotary Calendars. A lot of the how to involves explaining to the person you are soliciting what Rotary is about and how we are involved in the community. He also talked about bringing up that calendars make great Christmas presents. Many employers he has sold to have then bought them for their employees as well.

Next Week’s Program:  Past Collaboration with Kiwanis