Posted by Terry Newton on Dec 11, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

December 11, 2019

Howard Richards was absent, so we recited the Pledge of Allegiance

Four Way Test:  Steve Cross

Invocation:  Anora O’Connor

As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.

Donald E. Westlake

Singing/Song:  Petoskey Madrigals were here today so we could not compete and didn’t even try

Calendar Winners:  Read by Tim Dykstra

Calendar Winners December 11, 2019

Calendar Winner
Sold By
John Capprex
Emma Waldvogel
Nancy Buzzell
Lake Orion Lions Club
Lake Orion
Dennis Gunderson
P Sunrise
The Tailor Shop
Sonya Russell

Visiting Rotarians:  None

Visitors:  Neil Ahrens, Marsha Bidwell, Nikki Devitt, Nancy Fortune, Shannon Cartwright, Ima Williams, Dave Crowley, Nancy Dykstra, Lisa Hicklen, Lori Smith, Jan Smith, Kathy Snyder, Carol Thomas, Nancy Topham, Lynn Van Etten, Bridget Waldvogel, Wesleigh Winslow, Kay Winslow, Lynn Wolf, Jessica Wynder, Nora Wynder, Oliver Wynder + 26 Madrigals and their fearless leader Julie Saunders and Steve Foley from the Petoskey News Review

Life Events: 


Jeff Wynder


Kam Culbertson 2 Years

Katie Winslow 5 Years

Care Committee: 


Upcoming Club Meeting Dates:  The next two Rotary meetings fall on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Because of that, we will move those meetings to December 26 and January 2. On December 26 Rotarians present will order off the regular lunch menu. We will also draw the $5,000 raffle winner that day!! January 2 will be a “regular” Rotary lunch buffet.

Please email Reg ( if you plan to attend either of these meetings, so he can get an accurate head count for food.

Wreaths Across America:  Happening Saturday, December 14. Meet in the back room at J.W. Filmore’s at 10:15 AM to enjoy breakfast together beforehand. Or meet Rotarians directly at Greenwood Cemetery at 11:45 AM sharp. We will remember and honor veterans by laying holiday wreaths on their graves.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:  Happening Friday, December 20 at three locations. Jeff Wynder circulated a sign-up sheet. Bell ringing not only supports the Salvation Army’s work, but it’s a great way to get to know the fellow Rotarian you will be paired with! Please sign up for a one-hour shift. 

Toys for Tots:  Please bring a toy or cash donation to next week’s Rotary meeting, to brighten the holidays for a child in need. *Next week is the final week for collection.* Contact Dave Thomas with any questions.

Calendar Sales:  Ideally all calendars should be sold by January 15, 2020. When filling out the calendar sales form, write YOUR NAME in the “sold by” line. Some folks have been incorrectly writing our club name.

Polio Fundraising:  John Scholten said that all three Petoskey Rotary chapters have collectively raised $13,360 this year for polio eradication!! With the 2-for-1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that’s over $40,000 raised thanks to our efforts.

Paul Harris Fellowship Pool:  A new pool is starting! Sign up by January 15, 2020 to be included in the pool. Each quarter, starting with the first quarter of 2020, pool participants agree to make a $50 donation to the Rotary Foundation. Once a total of $1,000 has accumulated in the pool, one name will be drawn and a Paul Harris Fellow will be designated. This will continue until each person in the pool has paid the full $1,000 and all the names in the pool are drawn. Contact Dibby Smith with questions.

Club Election Day:  We held our annual election today! Congratulations to the following individuals elected to these positions:

President Elect for the year 2022-2023          

Jeff Wynder

Board Members for the year 2020-2022          

         Stuart Fenton

         Nikki LaDeur

         Kassia Perpich

Nominating Committee Members at Large          

         Ben Slocum

         Lisa Hammond

PRCCI Board Members                                           

         Dianne Litzenburger

         Gary Fedus

Program:  Petoskey Madrigals

The Petoskey Madrigals treated us to a wonderful holiday performance, as always. Teacher Julie Saunders mentioned that a second Rotarian costume is in the works!!

Next Week’s Program:  Brian Gutowski, Emmet County Road Commission

Two-Week Notification:  This is the first of a two-week notification required for Sharon Schappacher who was voted in for membership to Rotary Club of Petoskey at the December 10, 2019 Board Meeting.