Posted by Terry Newton on Jun 12, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

June 12, 2019

We met today at Crooked Lake Yacht Club. Roger promised us a boat ride and when we arrived there was a model of the boat sitting on the table. Only one Rotarian could ride at a time because they broke the real boat

Howard Richards led us in “My Country Tis of Thee”

Four Way Test:  John Hurd

Invocation:  Neil Bidwell

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

Mother Teresa

Singing/Song:  Howard on an out of tune piano with no stool led us in “Smile.”  It actually made it sound like some of us could carry a tune

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Short timer John Scholten

Calendar Winners June 12, 2019

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Carol & Don Berg
Trevor & Parker Shuman
P. Sunrise
Jeff & Diane Springer
Three Rivers
Peter Fitzsimmons
Bay Harbor
Claire Biahcalana
Aptos, CA
Joe Taylor
Jim Christoff
P. Sunrise

Visiting Rotarians:  Summer Rotarian Julian Magnus

Visitors:  Garrett Kuhlman and Olivia Thomas

Life Events: 

Rotary Anniversaries:

Dibby Smith 7 Years

Ingrid Flemming 11 Years


Nikki LaDeur, Greg Somers, Steve Cross


Installation of District Governor Dave Thomas:  Liz Ahrens spoke about Dave Thomas being inducted at Crooked Tree Arts Center on June 19th, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Excellent speaker and the public is invited. Click the following Link for registration

Habitat for Humanity:  Stuart Fenton spoke of a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity on June 27 called; “Raise the Roof” at Stafford’s Perry Hotel. They are doing 4 houses this year and 5-6 next year. Tickets are $40.00 and available here

YMCA fundraiser:  Leah Callan let us know about a YMCA fundraiser on June 21 at Gabrielle Farms. Check the YMCA website for details: Link

Alzheimer’s Walk:  Melissa Thompson asks us to check out Alzheimer’s/Dementia website to sign up for the Alzheimer’s walk on September 14: Link

Officers Exchange:  Jim Beno made the announcement that the Officer’s Exchange Dinner will be June 26 at The Perry Hotel. Cost will be $38.00 per person; cash bar and hors d'oeuvres on the Veranda at 6:00 pm and inside for program at 7:00 pm. Sign up sheet will continue to go around for the next few weeks. Please see the ending of the newsletter for the flyer associated with the event. Once you are signed up, unless you cancel out by getting in touch with Jim, you are on the hook for the cost of the event

John Scholten Announcements: John Scholten let us know that there will be an open house on 6/20 for his retirement at the Spitler Administration Building 1130 Howard Street, Petoskey, MI from 2:00 – 6:00 pm

He will be running in the TC Triathlon on August 25. He is raising money for Prostate cancer. If you would like to support him, he will be accepting donations

President’s Report:  President Steve Cross let us know that we will be moving back to the Bay View Inn on July 3. Hopefully the construction will be done by then

He also let us know that the meetings on June 19 will be District Governor Dave’s installation; Link; and

June 26 will be the Officers Exchange night

Program:  Steve Cross introduced Roger Winslow, there was a rumor going around that the boat was broke because something Roger did however this could not be confirmed, who the introduced Wayne Blomberg of the Inland Water Route Historical Museum. He gave us an update on the boat, we funded part of this project through a grant, and what the society’s plans are with it. Then Patrice Carlson let us know what exactly the Crooked Lake Yacht Club is and all the good programs they offer. Margie Graham, Piper DeSantis let us know about the sailing program that the Yacht club runs. Piper, one of the graduates of the school will be attending Jacksonville University in Florida next year and will be a member of their sailing team

Next Week’s Program:  Dave Thomas induction at Crooked Tree Arts Center on June 19th, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Two Week Notification:  Sara Couture was voted on and approved at the June 11 Board Meeting. This is the first of her two-week notification


Outgoing president:  Steve Cross

Incoming president:  Liz Ahrens


Stafford’s Perry Hotel

$38 per person (tax & gratuity included)

Members will be billed.  Visiting Rotarians must pay at the door.




Appetizers complimentary of Reg – Thanks Reg

DINNER (7:15 PM)

(Move from the Rose Garden into the Perry Hotel at 7 pm)

Salad:  Green summer salad with cucumber, radish, carrots, red onions, tomato and sherry vinaigrette.

Entrée: Cider brined pork loin with piquillo pepper & orange gastrique, fresh apple & sage slaw.


Vegan/vegetarian Entrée: Mediterranean Linguine with garlic, shallot, kalamata olive, artichoke, spinach, roasted tomato with white wine mixed with feta.

Dessert: Trio of mini sweets, lemon bar, cheesecake & chocolate truffle & coffee or tea.

Sign-up Deadline at Rotary Meeting:  Wednesday, June 19th or RSVP to Jim Beno at by this date!

If you are signed-up for this event, you will be billed accordingly. No shows will be billed!