Posted by Terry Newton on Oct 02, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

October 2, 2019

Howard Richards led us in God Bless America

Four Way Test:  Gary Baxter

Invocation:  Stu Fenton

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards and Georgia Abbott led us in Johnny Cash’s “I Still Miss Someone”; and “Smile”

Calendar Winners:  Read off by Jean Frentz

Calendar Winners October 2, 2019

Calendar Winner
Sold By
Chelsea Nayback
P Sunrise
Ryan Tijerina
Bay City
Crooked Tree Arts Council
Janey Price
Max Putters
Tilda Frey
Gettysburg, PA
Jim Beno

Visiting Rotarians:  Steve Luchs, Lynn Behrendt-Luchs, Playa del Carmen, Mexico; James T. Friedman, E. Carolyn Friedman, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Visitors: Chelsea Platte who is a prospective Member/transfer from Charlevoix

Life Events:  Please keep Doug Basel in your thoughts & prayers and maybe pay him a visit as he is in home hospice care

Birthdays:  Inger Olson slid in under the wire as she did not disclose this in ClubRunner. An observant Facebook anonymous user advised me and I am letting the Club know about it

Anniversaries:  None


Habitat for Humanity:  Stuart Fenton let us know that Habitat for Humanity will be moving into the old Sears building soon which they recently purchased. If you would like to help move the Restore or donate talk to Stuart Fenton or Sarah Ulrich

Calendar Sales:  Jeff Bodette let us know that calendar sales are well on the way. Please get out there and sell those calendars as this is one of the Club’s major fundraisers

Billy Duff Cabin Outing for Fall:  Jim Beno let us know that the Fall Billy Duff gathering is set for October 10, starting about 4:00 with dinner about 6:00. Sign-ups have been going around for the past couple of weeks and there are over 80 people signed up so far. Bring a dish to pass, appetizer, vegetable or dessert. If you can help Stafford set up about 2:00 pm or stick around to help clean up, please talk to Stafford 

Friends @ The Carnegie Programs:  Merry Baxter spoke about the annual dinner party which is their major fundraiser for Petoskey Library that will be held October 7, 6:00 pm at the Petoskey Bay View Country Club. Tickets are $50.00 per person

Pedaling for Polio:  John Scholten let us know that he is on his cross country bike trip currently from September 22 - October 30th. He is raising money for Polio. Our club has pledged $1/mile ($3,400 if anyone is counting). He has gone to other clubs to leverage $ from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for eradication of Polio. Steve Brummeler will be keeping the club up to date on his progress. If you would also like to donate, he is taking donations

Steve gave an Update on “Where is John.” He is in Colorado for the next few days and he is still smiling and doing great

We will be having our regular local pedal for polio ride this coming Sunday so you can donate for this ride as well and every dollar raised will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Steve Brummeler, Gary Baxter, John Emley and Tim Dykstra will be collecting for our ride. We will not have the saddle sores like John as our ride will be shorter

Program:  Pam Colby, Petoskey Plastics

Petoskey Plastics has been in business starting in Petoskey, Michigan in 1969 by Paul Keiswetter and it has grown in to Morristown, Tennessee; and Hartford, Indiana. For further information you can check out their website at: Link

Next Week’s Program:  Liz Ahrens, Club Assembly