Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

January 4, 2017


Four Way Test:  Thank you John Hurd

Invocation:  Thank you Tim Dykstra. Great poem; he must have worked on this for hours:

Rotarians all now be of good cheer.

I’ve news for you.  We have a new year.

Gone at last is that dreadful ‘16,

With political strife Americans between.

Away with those polls and their dire predictions.

We have a brand new chance to make good conditions.

Think now of the options we Rotarians see.

Think of the great New Year that ’17 can be.

We have 52 chances for a great weekly meet

To listen to speakers that Christian will greet.

Some of us will join Etienne’s yearly pool.

Each member a Fellow, wouldn’t that be so cool?

Come the end of January we can all share tales

Of how we sold calendars and got record sales.

And once in a while, be it winter or fall,

At camp Billy Duff there are good times for all.

And every now and then if Wall Street goes high

We’ll share our resources from Park Fund and PRCCI.

And then in the springtime, since Scholten’s kids all got “A’s,”

We’ll think about scholarships that we’ll gladly give away.

The wonderful Strive banquet that Reg helps us hold

Will thrill our Fellows, their parents, and mentors so bold.

This summer on the sidewalk we’ll put up the stand

And sell hot dogs and brats to folks ‘ore the land.

Come fall decked out in denim and diamonds so fair

We’ll raise some great big bucks and then freely share.

We’ll have great board meetings throughout the whole year

Where officers and board folks will lead without fear.

So let’s be now grateful for the chances before us.

To say, “Service above Self” will be our proud chorus.

We can all be uplifted with opportunities seen

To serve as Rotarians in 2017.

Howard led us in “America the Beautiful”

Calendar Winners:  For a list of this week’s calendar winners please click the following: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  Lorraine Manary

Other Visitors:  Elizabeth Newton, Jane Porath, Scott LaDeur, Walt Byers, Bob Denten and Kassia Perpich, Gretchen Carroll

Life Events:  Dave Thomas present the Rotary Distinguished Service Citation to Christian Smith for his great work as our program scheduler for the past 2 years.  He does a great job in bringing us quality programs each week

Song of the Week:  Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World”, and “Smile” 


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

Rotary Foundation:  This was the last week to sign up for the next Paul Harris Pool, however if you still want to get in let Chris Etienne know I am sure she will be happy to have a couple more

Diamonds & Denim 2017:  Also Diamonds & Denim chairs will be meeting January 5th to pick next year’s project. If you would like to be in on that decision contact Reg and he will put you in a position

Spaghetti Dinner:  Mike Snyder handed out spaghetti dinner tickets. The event is February 16th. If you didn’t get yours today Mike will find you

Fourth Thursday Event:  Steve Cross let us know that the 4th Thursday event will be a La Seniorita on January 26, 5:30ish. There is also a Education Foundation fundraiser that day so a portion of your tab goes to support our kids


Lorraine Manary gave us a great program on the focus of the United Way.  They are focusing on Early childhood development and literacy. Much of this is through the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Check out their website for further information: Link

Next Week’s Program:  Lou Kasischke will be speaking about the LTBB Lawsuit concerning Emmet and Charlevoix Counties