Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER 

August 31, 2016


Last meeting at the Bay View Inn. We move back to Stafford’s Perry for the winter starting NEXT Wednesday Sept. 7th  

Four Way Test:  Thank you Dennis Kelly               

President Kent Cartwright led us in the Pledge of Allegiance

Invocation:  Thank you Neal Bidwell

Visiting Rotarians:  Bob Swanson, Birmingham, MI; George Higginson, Holland, MI; David Dow and his Spouse, Figes, Waco, TX; Shirley Love, Cincinnati, OH; Nick Lacy, Ann Arbor, MI; Moose Dunne, Clearwater Beach, FL

Other Visitors:  Marris Harrington, Sue Green, Erika Walls, Sophia Cranney, Nikki Ladoles, Jill O’Neil, Don Schappacher and Margo Johnson

Song of the Week:  Angie Cranney led us in Smile 


Great Lakes Center for the Arts:  Jill O’Neil gave us an update on The Great Lakes Center for the Arts, our project for Diamonds & Denim. It is a private 501c(3) organization with an independent board not associated with Bay Harbor. Construction will start September 12, 2016 with a scheduled opening in July of 2018

Pedaling for Polio:  Kent Cartwright, filling in for John Scholten, let us know that Pedaling for Polio will be September 17th. We will meet behind D&W about Noon. We will ride to Bay Harbor for a burger and adult beverage and the back. We will be done in plenty of time to make Diamonds & Denim

Rotary Foundation:  Chris let us know that our clubs giving to the Foundation last year was $15,669 to the General Fund and $3,140 for Polio Plus

STRIVE Donation:  Randy updated us on his book sales. They are going very well and to date he has donated $150 from the sales to the STRIVE Program

Diamonds & Denim:  Reg Smith let us know that the Diamonds & Denim online auction is up and running. Big thanks to Terry Newton for all his hard work. Be sure to get on and take a look: Link

Indgrid Flemming is still looking for volunteers for the event. If you are interested let her know. She is also looking for a lap top and printer to use for the evening. There are also tickets still available


Bill Collins introduced Cassie Parker, the DECA teacher at PHS and John Parker's daughter in law, who introduced Stuart Green for the program. Stuart has become one of the DECA programs stars on top of owning 2 of his own businesses, TERAS media and RealtyPro web design. Stuart gave us a quick glimpse into his life as an entrepreneur, starting as far back as 3rd grade. He will be a senior at PHS this year with his eye on attending Stanford. Along with taking the heaviest load of honors classes he can he is a State Officer with DECA and I am sure will be in the top 10 again this year at the DECA world championships. Stuart gave a great deal of credit to Cassie for allowing him to be in the program. She really didn’t have a choice, he is very insistent in a good way, as well as our own Bill Collins for mentoring and believing in him. We can look for Stuart to go far

Next Week’s Program:  Elisa Seltzer from Emmet County Recycling