Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

August 17, 2016


Four Way Test:  Thank you Bob Waldvogel    

President Kent Cartwright led us in the Pledge of Allegiance

Invocation:  Thank you Tim Dykstra

Visiting Rotarians:  Tom Kirchner, Lake Havasu, AZ; John Van Etten, Terre Haute, IN, Walt Byers, Saline, MI; Dick Chambers, Holland, MI; Currie Andrews, Nashville, TN

Other Visitors:  Somehow I missed getting all the names of the visitor’s, but we had a good number of them today. We had Deanna Klosinski, spouse of Bill Collins and their nephew. Liam, Christine Breed, spouse to inductee Matt Breed

Calendar Winners:  Calendar winners were read by President Kent: Link

Induction:  Georgia Abbott welcomed our newest member, Chief Matt Breed to our club. It is great to have the newest Public Safety Director and his wife Christine join us

Life Events:

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition:  Steve Brummeler presented a Paul Harris Fellow recognition to Dave Schneider, also our guest speaker today

Semper Fi Award:  President Kent Cartwright and Past President Dave Thomas presented our last Semper Fi Award to Dennis Kelly for stepping in and doing a great job with sidewalk sales and volunteering to head it up next year. If you want to see the entire presentation talk to President Kent Cartwright. He had a great narrative

Song of the Week:  One of these weeks we will have the dynamic duo back together, but today Steve Cross, without Howard who’s on vacation, led us in his version of; “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and “Smile” 


Bay View Association:  Dibby Smith let us know that this is the Week of Bells in Bay View. Be sure to check the schedule and get out to see these amazing performances

Diamonds & Denim:  Ingrid reminded us to get on the list or give her cash for the Wall of Wine at Diamonds & Denim. Also, be sure to get your tickets: Link

Next Week’s Program:  We will be meeting at the Stadium next week, the 24th for lunch and a tour of this great facility

Youth Exchange Program:  Bob Waldvogel let us know that he is looking for volunteers to help at Camp Daggett for the Youth Exchange weekend, September 9th – 11th. If you are interested in helping out please get in touch with Bob Waldvogel


Dave Schneider is the Executive Director of Northern Michigan Regional Entity which contracts with providers in 21 counties of Northern Michigan for prevention, drug & alcohol detoxification and treatment services. One of the largest problems in the United States today is Prescription Drug Abuse which has now translated to Heroin abuse with the difficulty of obtaining prescription drugs. Programs have been instituted such as medication drop off sites where you can take older prescription drugs to be discarded at a safe site which will destroy them. There are also prevention programs which are contracted to provide prevention education. Another initiative is to get people to lock up their medications in a lock box so that people visiting the home cannot raid their medicine cabinets.

A key point is not to flush medication in the sink or toilet. A big problem is flushed medication's showing up in our fresh water supplies. Remember to dispose of unused medications at safe drop off sites

Next Week’s Program:  We will be meeting at the new Athletic Complex next week, the 24th for lunch and a tour of this great facility. Since this was our 1st Diamonds & Denim Partner, we can all be proud of the work which was put in to the effort to get out the vote and pull the community together to support this fine project. We can all look on this for years to come, as we will have one of the finest athletic complexes in the entire State of Michigan