Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

December 21, 2016


Four Way Test:  Thank you Lyle Peck

Invocation:  Thank you President Kent Cartwright for the invocation. A wood workers prayer

Howard Richards led us in “America the Beautiful”

Calendar Winners:  To see the weekly calendar winners click the following: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  John Van Etten, Terre Haute, IN

Other Visitors:  Jessica Spencer, The Entire Millar Clan, Sue Metzger, Jenny Attle, Isabella Wibby, Kassia Perpich, Jill O’Neill and Maris Harrington

Life Events: 

Jane let us know that BJ had surgery for Uterine cancer. She will need lots of help when she gets home. A signup sheet went around for meals and transportation. If you did not get a chance to sign up to help, contact Jane and she will let you know what and when you will be needed 

Jean Frentz presented 2 Rotary Distinguished Service awards, catching up from a couple of months

First to Ingrid Flemming for her great work on Diamonds and Denim and then John Scholten, Gary Baxter, Tim Dykstra and Kent Cartwright (even though he didn’t want to be included) for their work on raising money by Pedaling for Polio

Bob Metzger presented a Paul Harris to his wife Sue and Jane Millar presented one to her youngest son. Congratulations to you both

We also presented $52,500 to the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, the partner in this year’s D&D fund raiser. Jill O’Neil and Marris Harrington accepted on the Centers behalf. They also presented a token of their appreciation to Ingrid Flemming for all her hard work

Song of the Week:

Steve Cross and Howard Richards were both back and led us in what is now a tradition in our club of; “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” and “Smile


Northmen Night:  John Scholten has raffle tickets for Northmen Night, a 3 Person watercraft and trailer. Get yours soon. Steve Brummeler and Bob Waldvogel have tickets as well

Rotary Foundation:  Chris Etienne let us know that a new Paul Harris pool will start in January

Club Money Raising:  Kent Cartwright let us know that the final numbers are in and for 2015/16 we raised over $208,000 and gave out $216,000

Also, Diamonds & Denim chairs will be meeting in January to pick next year’s project. If you would like to be in on that decision contact Reg Smith and he will put you in a position

Calendar Sales:  Jeff Bodette let us know that there are only 10 Calendars left. Get yours sold and turned in

Paul Harris Pool Drawing:  Chris Etienne drew more names from the current Paul Harris pools

Neal Bidwell 2012

Terry Newton 2013

Ingrid Flemming 2014

Steve Cross 2015

John Emley 2016


Dr. Skip Walton and Christine Chandler presented us an amazing project they are involved with, North Star Reach Camp. A no barrier’s camp; no barriers in movement nor financially.

This camp is for Children with serious health issues from ages 7 – 15

If you would like more information, North Star Reach is their website. This is an amazing program that gives many kids with these issues a chance to experience things they normally would not be able to in their lives because of their medical condition

New Members Two Weeks’ Notice:

The following were voted in at the past Rotary Board Meeting held December 13th:

Walt Byers (Transfer)

John Van Etten (Transfer)

Gretchen Carroll (Corporate Member)

Robert Denton

Kassia Perpich

This serves as the second of two weeks’ notice

Next Week’s Program:  Howard Richards: Tickling the Ivories