Posted by Terry Newton on Jan 09, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

January 9, 2019

Howard Richards led us in God Bless America

Four Way Test: Anna Sumpter a visiting Rotaract member  

Invocation:  BJ Shawn

Howard Richards on his last day with us until it gets warmer out and Georgia Abbott led us in Ruby & the Romantics; “Our Day Will Come” (a song our President had never heard of since it was written just a couple years before he was even thought of) and Smile

President Steve called on Doug Caldwell to read the calendar winners, there were a couple comments that he didn’t look like a retired guy with a sport coat on. Link

Visiting Rotarians:  No visiting Rotarians Today

Visitors:  Elizabeth Newton, Mike Reaves and Jack Duranto. Plus, former member Jim Lutrell who recommitted to the Rotary Club of Petoskey

Life Events:

Anna Sumpter a graduate of Petoskey High School, former State President of DECA and current freshman at University of Wisconsin in Madison told us about her experience as a new Rotaract member. It is impressive to see that Anna has continued her interests in helping her community wherever that may be. She will be a great Rotarian soon

Rotary Anniversaries:

Kassia Perpich has been with our club 2 years


President Steve reminded Dave Thomas that his wife’s birthday was this week


Auction:  Bill Collins auctioned off 2 tickets, donated by the Metzger’s, to Broadway in Chicago with the proceeds going to STRIVE

Paul Harris Pool:  Liz Ahrens let us know that a new Paul Harris pool is starting now. See her if you would like to sign up

STRIVE Update:  Christian Smith gave us an update on STRIVE and thanked Reg Smith for his hospitality in hosting this month’s meeting

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra:  Judy Zorn let us know that this Sunday the 13th. will be the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra’s first Neighborhood recital at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs at 4:00 pm

Spaghetti Dinner:  Mike Snyder has your spaghetti dinner tickets. Be sure to pick them up

Kassia Perpich let us know that again we are the only group doing waste free at the dinner. Thank you, Grain Train, for sponsoring again this year


Lisa Hoyt was our guest speaker today and she talked about Sunset Coast Birding Trail. The Sunset Coast Birding Trail showcases the diverse birds and natural features of Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties and benefits the local communities by promoting economic development and environmental stewardship. To find out more about their group you can explore their website at: Link

Two Week Notification:  Mike Reaves was voted in to the Rotary Club of Petoskey at the January 8, 2019 meeting of the board of directors. This is the first of his two-week notification to the club

Annual Meeting Update:

Slate of Officers to be Voted on January 30, 2019:

Board Members Term June 2019 – June 2021

  1. Justin Blohm

  2. Angie Cranney

  3. Jeff Wynder

President Nominee

  1. Ashley Whitney

Members At Large

  1. Verne Osterlund

  2. (Unverified at this time)

For your Reference: Board Members for June 2019 – 2020 are:

  1. Stuart Fenton

  2. Nikki LaDeur

  3. Kassia Perpich

Leadership Roster:

  1. President Elect Liz Ahrens: 2019 – 2020

  2. President Elect Reg Smith: 2020 – 2021

  3. Past President Steve Cross: 2018 2019

  4. Secretary: Terry Newton

  5. Treasurer: Jim Wibby