Petoskey Rotary Sunrise raises over $5,500 for local charities.  The annual Bowlapalooza event was as crazy as usual as teams completed for the four coveted trophies Best Spirit, Best Outfit, Best Score and Not the Best Score.  What's become the trademark of this fun and meaningful event is that teams dress in very creative bowling costumes, making the day even more fun.  Thanks to all for making the day fun and successful!

Another Successful Bowlapalooza! 2018-03-19 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Billy Hansen! 

In another outstanding move by the leadership of the Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Club, William “Billy” Hansen has joined this already strong team.  Billy is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones in Petoskey.  One of Petoskey’s own “native sons”, he is active as a volunteer with Petoskey Little League and is on the Petoskey High School Baseball Coaching staff.  He also finds time as a volunteer with the Fire Dept.  (pictured L-R. Club President David Meyer, Billy Hansen, Club Membership Chair Dan Rasmussen)

Last year Billy hit 36 HR’s, stole 56 bases and batted .325.  A solid producer and one that will certainly strengthen our club’s offensive production.  “As a past Little League standout myself, I recognize talent when I see it,” states Club President David Meyer.  “Welcome to the BIGS…Rookie!”

Rotary Sunrise Lands Top Free Agent Prospect… just in time for spring training. 2018-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Sunrise Rotary Bowlapalooza 2018-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Another successful year for the Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Venison for Manna Project.  Each year the club encourages area hunters to donate venison to the local Manna Food Project, which provides food to 37 area food agencies in Emmet, Charlevoix and Antrim Counties, Michigan, USA.

The goal was to gather 2,000 lbs., and when the dust settled, over 2,400 lbs. of venison was donated.  A critical part of the project are four local processors; Walloon Lake General Store, Jurek’s Meat Market, Carp Lake General Store and Krueger’s Meat Market.  They are the focal point and their staff’s play an important role in helping promote the program to hunters as they bring their deer in for processing. 

The club holds an annual Venison Dinner at the Bay View Country Club to kick off the program.  In addition, advertising is placed in the Petoskey News Review, posters and flyers are distributed and club members help spread the word. 

Jays Sporting Goods supports the project by donating a $500 gift certificate to the lucky hunter selected.  Each hunter gets one chance at the drawing for each pound donated.   Our 2017 winner is Michael Smith, Grand Blanc, MI.  Michael donated an entire deer.

This year we had 283 different hunters donate from youth to seniors.  79 hunters donated more than one pound and 21 “whole deer” were donated.  Of special note is Art Tebo from Walloon Lake.  Art and his hunting camp donated 11 whole deer to the program.

New this year was the addition of the annual youth hunt weekend.  As a result, 21 youth hunters donated 43 lbs. of venison to the program.

“This is such an outstanding club project, states club President Dave Meyer.  It’s fun, it’s worthwhile and hunters are a very generous group.  Our club loves this project and the families that receive the venison are very appreciative.”

Venison For Manna Hits 2,400 lbs! 2017-12-19 06:00:00Z 0
20th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Giving 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
This morning we are pleased to announce two new members to our club. Dick Tomlinson is a business consultant, recently moving to Petoskey. Anne Pulaski is a local native that is a social worker with North Country Community Mental Health. Both will be great additions to our club.
Welcome Dick and Anne! 2017-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
What a fun club meeting!  Nothing like starting the day (7:30am) at Petoskey's newest "cool place", Beard's Brewery.  A great spot and it was fun hearing from co-owner and entrepreneur Ben Slocum tell the story of getting this successful business going!  Too bad the taps weren't on that early!  
Club Meeting Field Trip to Beard's Brewery! 2017-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Venison For Manna 2017-09-25 05:00:00Z 0
Club members were excited and honored to have the District Governor for Rotary District 6290 visit our club.  DG Ed Swart and his lovely wife Carol (from Holland, MI) enjoyed a great breakfast with the club followed by an informative and insightful message about Rotary by the District Governor. 
Rotary District Governor Visit 2017-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
In an epic move... successful club President Beth Simmons ended her amazing 12 month run as Club President, handing the gavel to in-coming President Dave Meyer.  All this was done in plain sight at our club's annual officer exchange night cookout.  As you can see, when club members were asked who the "best Rotarian was", in typical humble fashion, they pointed to other club members.  Thanks Beth for a job well done and congrats to Dave... we look forward to another great Rotary year with your leadership!
Thank you Beth... Congrats Dave! 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Bring Your Cool Ride...August 22! 2017-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Sunrise Rotarian Sarah George and her helper, Jayden, taken at the work bee for the Alanson Playground!  The smile on Sarah's face says it all.  Thanks again to Sarah for taking the lead on the project, from requesting the donation for the bench from our Charities Chair Sean, ordering the plaque, and working the event!  Also shout-out to fellow Rotarian workers Pat Ryde and Bill Goldsmith!   Our somewhat small donation of around $500 will have a lasting impact on this small community project.
Alanson's New Community Playground Ready to Go! 2017-06-06 05:00:00Z 0
In an exciting event, our club landed new member Grace Ketchum.  Actually, to be totally truthful (4 way test…right?).  Grace is an experienced Rotarian and is new to our club.  As evidence of her commitment to service and the ideals of Rotary, she was turning in make-ups before she was even sworn in.  AND… she is recruiting Sunrise Rotarians and others for the annual Camp Daggett Spring Cleanup.  Talk about hitting the ground running!
Grace is the Development Director at Camp Daggett. She has been active in many community roles including her experience in Government and private sector management capacities. She is a former member of the Downtown Rotary Club in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Welcome Grace Ketchum… boy did our club just get a whole lot better!
Grace Ketchum Joins Rotary Sunrise – WOW! 2017-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
With the capable leadership of John Johnson, Fourteen members of the Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Club did their part cleaning up a section of US 131 just south of Petoskey as part of the spring MDOT Adopt a Highway program.  Of course the day started with breakfast and an intense training program at Fillmore's Restaurant, followed by a fun time picking up litter along US 131 South of Petoskey.  Pictured are (L-R) Wes Ostrander, Liz Ostrander, Carlin Smith, John Murphy and Bill Goldsmith.  
Rotary Sunrise Cleans Up! No Trash is too Small! 2017-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
In an exciting moment, the Petoskey Rotary Sunrise welcomed it's newest member, Chuck Johnson onto our already strong team.  Chuck is a long time resident of Petoskey and is the Judge for the 57th Circuit Court in Emmet County.  People know he has a great sense of "right and wrong", but he also brings many other talents to the club.  He can throw the "split fingered fastball" with ease and has a mean slider.  In addition, his batting average last year was 320 with 28 home runs and 104 RBI's.  The entire club looks forward to the strength he adds.  Welcome Chuck Johnson!
Welcome to the Big League - Chuck Johnson! 2017-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
This year's annual Bowlapalooza was a battle right to the end as participants worked hard (bowled hard) to raise money for charity and win coveted trophies.  A super time by all and when the dust settled, over $6,800 was raised for charities.  A big thanks to all the teams, sponsors and participants!
5th Annual Bowlapalooza Raises over $6,800! 2017-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
In a smooth off season aquisition, our club made a strong move to win yet another Super Bowl!  Welcome Val Meyerson, Petoskey District Library Director to the club.  Val has a strong arm and is a versital player in a number of positions. "We look for many years of leadership and service from Val.  She will make our already championship team even stronger" stated President Elect Dave Meyer after the official swearing in ceremony. 
Wow! We Landed Our Top Free Agent Pick! 2017-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Members launch Child Identification Program for parents.  Self-help child I.D. kits will be distributed to all kindergarten – 5th grade students in Petoskey.  The simple kits will provide parents with a convenient place to gather vital information for their child for easy use during an emergency.  The program received a donation from Farmers Insurance to help pay for the kits.  Pictured (L-R) Karen Cooper and Jeff Neill, Braden Fralick, Charlie Todd, Kristy Fralick, Mason Fralick, Petoskey Schools Superintendent John Scholten, and Rotarian and Farmers Insurance Owner Cindy Alexander.  
Rotary Sunrise Distributes Child I.D. Kits 2017-02-26 06:00:00Z 0
Over 50 members and guests of the Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Club held their annual charitable giving breakfast and annual donations were given to area non-profit organizations. 

(L-R) Greg Irwin - Salvation Army, Grace Ketchum - Camp Daggett, Sean Pollion – Sunrise Rotary Charitable Donations Chair, Lorraine Manary - Char-Em United Way, Matt Berger - Junior Achievement, Kris Krajewski - Women's Resource Center, Christian Smith - YMCA, and Beth Simmons – Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Club President.
Annual Donations Breakfast HUGE Success! 2016-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
Venison For Manna in Full Swing! 2016-11-17 06:00:00Z 0
We were all thrilled this morning to see that our club landed all four of our first round draft picks!  Welcome new members John Murphy, Kim Baker, Lisa Watson and Sue Green.  This group will absolutely strengthen our offense, defense and special teams. 
They join for community service… but we also know they love the swag!
Our Club Just Keeps Getting BETTER! Welcome Four Members! 2016-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Venison For Manna Project Begins 2016-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Paul Harris Fellow designations are awarded to those contributing $1000 to the Rotary International Foundation.  (clockwise beginning upper left) Sue Malone, Stephanie Baldwin, Sarah Darooge, Doug Brown.  This is an important designation as it enables Rotary to tackle many meaningful projects world-wide, ranging from water systems in third world countries to eradicating polio from the face of the earth.  Congratulations and THANK YOU!
Petoskey Sunrise Recognizes Four Paul Harris Fellows 2016-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
In a bold move, the Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Club added two new players to an already strong team.  A rookie Jeff Neill of OsborneKlein Ameriprise Financial, and a veteran free agent Rob Straebel of the City of Petoskey.  Not new to Petoskey, but a new Rotarian, Jeff has visited for the past 5 weeks (better attendance than any member!) and even with that prolonged exposure, agreed to join the club. 
Rob has been a Rotarian in two other clubs (Charlevoix and Petoskey Noon) and brings a wealth of experience to the plate.
Wow! … did our club just get better!  WELCOME!
Two New Players Strengthen Rotary Sunrise Championship Team! 2016-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Club "Past Presidents" welcome their newest member, Stephanie Baldwin as she officially completes her term as 2015-16 Petoskey Rotary Sunrise President.  Pictured (L-R) Carlin Smith, Jim Connaughton, Jim Kan, Rod Niswander, Stephanie Baldwin, Jenny Brower, Joe Kanine, Tim Murphy, Sean Pollion, Dan Rasmussen, John Marshall and Andy Hayes.  Stephanie led a dynamic club of 45 members that were engaged in many local and international projects this past year.  
Welcome to the "Past Presidents" Team 2016-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
I decided that the best way to capture the essence of last night's Officer's Exchange Night was to do so in verse.  (check out all the photos from the event in the "photo album" tab above).  So here you go:
It’s the Rotary Party
Of which we all rave,
It was hosted by Cathy
And her husband Dave
We can’t miss Miss Cindy
For working with Picnic,
And Membership Dan
For our membership uptick
The cooking crew served us
Some crab legs and steak,
The dessert table featured
John Johnson’s wife’s cake
There was candy for Rod
Who goes out each week,
Delivering backpacks
‘Cross mountain and creek
The setting was perfect
With a tent to give shade,
Bring your ten bucks
If you haven’t yet paid
She gave out two more
To absentee guests,
They were Blood-Drive-Chair Tom
And Program-Chair Wes.
Our president doled out
Boxes of candy,
The first of which went
To fund-raiser Andy
There may have been others
That I may have missed,
I forgot to take notes
Or jot down a list.
Carlin got one for
His newsletter prose,
It’s not all that good,
But that’s how it goes
Thank you to Steph
For a job very well done,
And best wishes to Beth
For a new year of fun
There was one for Jim Kan
For getting our food,
For counting our money
She lauded Sara Darooge
Others might think that
We’re silly or strange,
But no club has a better
Officer’s Exchange!
Our Social Chair Dave
He’s such a good sport,
He’s also in charge of
Our make-ups report
Thanks to our hosts, Dave and Cathy Meyer, the food crew, the set-up crew, the clean-up crew, and everyone who contributed to such a fun night!
Respectfully submitted (or in this case, Regretfully Submitted)
Carlin Smith
Officers Exchange Night - Secretary Carlin's Poem "says it all"! 2016-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
Many hands make for light work, and the Sunrise Rotary Club proved this theory with the annual highway clean-up along US 131.  Club project leader John Johnson reported that 16-volunteers arrived to help, including exchange students and children of club members.  Together they collected 35-bags of trash along our 2 mile adopted section of US 131.  Pictured (L-R) are Rotarians Steve Hayes and Jim Shirilla.  
Sunrise Rotarians Land 35 Bags of Garbage! 2016-04-28 05:00:00Z 0
4th Annual Bowlapalooza Raises over $6,000 for Charity! Andy Hayes 2016-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Venison For Manna BIG Success! 2015-12-28 06:00:00Z 0
What a Bunch of Goof Balls! - Just a typical meeting day!!!! 2015-12-28 06:00:00Z 0
We are pleased to welcome Christy Lyons, Petoskey News Review to the club.  Christy will be an amazing addition to the club and literally the second she was formally inducted you could hear the murmurs of excitement throughout the room. Our club just got REALLY better! 
(Club President Stephanie Baldwin - right, Christy Lyons - left)
Christy Lyons Joins Sunrise Rotary! 2015-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Venison For Manna Kicks Off! 2015-10-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians from the Petoskey Rotary Sunrise
​ ​
the Petoskey noon club
​ joined​
in the annual "Pedal for Polio" event to raise money to help eradicate polio from the face of the earth.  24 Rotarians and family members raised $4,036.00 in donations from friends and family as part of this annual effort to support Rotary International 's on-going efforts to eradicate polio from the planet.  Each year the two clubs have a "friendly competition" to see which club raises more and has more participation.  We are happy to report our club "kept the trophy" by raising over $3,000 and having 19 club members, family and friends participate. (yes... a bit competitive, but all in fun and for a GREAT cause!)
Peddle For Polio raises over $4,000 to eradicate polio! 2015-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Here Petoskey Rotary Sunrise club member Rod Niswander delivers backpacks of food as part of the Manna Food Project Backpack program.  Food contents provide healthy food for the weekend for students on the reduced lunch programs.  Rod coordinates our club's participation and club members volunteer weekly to deliver the backpacks.  Each week, over 1800 backpacks are delivered to 40 program locations throughout Emmet, Charlevoix and Antrim Counties in Michigian.
Manna Backpack Program - Healthy Food for Youth 2015-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
Over 75 Club Members and guests gathered for the annual steak/crab legs cookout and officer exchange night.  Hosted by Jim & Laura Shirilla, the setting was perfect on Crooked Lake... then the rains came!  But... thanks to our "club's spirit" (and a huge tent from Fletch's of Petoskey) we were not deterred and the evening was spectacular.  Lots of amazing food, fun, jokes; and awards and recognitions by out-going President Carlin Smith made the evening it's usual fun night.  The highlight of course was when Stephanie Baldwin officially 'took the reins" (i.e. pried the gavel from Carlin's hand) and was sworn in as our 2015-16 Club President.
Stephanie Baldwin New Club President! 2015-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
13 teams, 65 bowlers and many sponsors teamed up for the 3rd Annual Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Cabin Fever Bowlapalooza event.  The net result was an outstanding day, lots of fun and when the dust settled over $5,000 was raised to support local charities.  Hats off (or should we say "pins down") to all that made the event a success, and particularly the Harbor Lights Recreation Center for their support and sponsorship.  Check out the Photo Album for event pictures.
Bowlapalooza raises over $5,000 for local charities! 2015-03-14 05:00:00Z 0
Over 20 vehicles participated in the annual Petoskey Rotary Sunrise "Bring Your Cool Ride" event.  This has become the "premier" 45 minute car show in the area.  (Granted... it's the only 45 minute car show in the area...).  Its a fun event where club members and friends bring our "cool rides" to our club meeting that day.  Each year we have a great collection of cars, motorcycles, boats, campers and even a FRONT END LOADER! 
Bring Your Cool Ride Event - 2014 2014-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andy Hayes on Sep 30, 2013

This club has fun with everything they do!  Here club members stuff runners packets in preparation for the up-coming Bay 5/10-K Run/Walk for Charities. 


This Club is ALWAYS Having Fun! Andy Hayes 2013-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Petoskey Rotary Sunrise recognizes six “Rotary International Paul Harris Fellows”.  This designation is given to those Rotarians that donate $1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation for international projects.  Many Rotarians earning multiple awards often designate others.  Recognitions were given to:  Dennis Kan (designated by his father Jim Kan); Diane Beever (designated by her sister Pat Ryde); Randy Galloway, John Johnson, Mike Malone and Bill Brower.




In the photo (L-R):  Jim Kan, Dennis Kan, Mike Malone, Pat Ryde, Randy Galloway, John Johnson.  Missing from the photo were Diane Weaver and Bill Brower.

Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Recognizes Six "Paul Harris Fellows" Andy Hayes 2013-08-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andy Hayes on Dec 10, 2012


Club members gathered for the annual "Charities Breakfast" in early December.  It's a great time to hear from some of the local charities our club supports both financially and with manpower.  This year the club donated $4,500 to six local charities.  Pictured (L-R):  Larry Wood-YMCA, Grace Ketchum - Camp Daggett, Major Mathew Grindel - Salvation Army, Kelly Clark - Red Cross, Jan Mancinelli - Womens Resource Center, Kathy Hart - Manna and Carlin Smith - Rotary Sunrise Donations Committee Chair.

Petoskey Sunrise Rotary donates $4,500 to local charities. Andy Hayes 2012-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andy Hayes on Dec 09, 2012


The club started as a "provisional club" sponsored by the Petoskey Noon Rotary in December 1997 with a handful of members and has grown to a membership of 45 and has raised and donated over $150,000 to local and international charities.  The club has also named 19 "Paul Harris Fellows" during this time.  Nine Charter members remain active in the club.  (L-R) Dan Rasumssen, Sean Pollion, Joe Kanine, Rod Niswander, Jim Kan (Charter President),  Jerry VanSlembrouck, John Johnson and Jim Connaughton.  (missing from photo: Bill Brower)

Petoskey Rotary Sunrise celebrates 15 years! Andy Hayes 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andy Hayes on Dec 02, 2012


Club President Tim Murphy welcomes John Luckhardt to the club.  Jon has a degree from Michigan State and is a Mechanical Engineer with Ventilation Plus Equipment in Harbor Springs.  Jon and his wife live in Petoskey.  Welcome Jon!

Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Just Got Better...Welcome Jon Luckhardt! Andy Hayes 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andy Hayes on Oct 16, 2012
Over 70 brave souls came out on a cold and rainy Saturday to run and walk in the Annual Petoskey Sunrise Rotary Bay 5/10 K Run/Walk for Charity.  Club members were active in securing sponsorships and that, coupled with race registration fees netted $6,000 for local charities.  The weather was bad, but spirits were high as everyone enjoyed doing their part to assist local organizations.
Sunrise Rotary Bay 5/10 K Run/Walk for Charity Nets $6,000 Andy Hayes 2012-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andy Hayes on Aug 06, 2012
The Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Club presented Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Designations to club members Tim Murphy and Del Ingalls.  The Paul Harris Fellow designation recognizes those that contribute $1000 to the Rotary Foundation for international projects.  Congratulations Tim and Del.
Club Rotary Foundation Chair Jim Kan (right) presents the designations to Del Ingals (left) and Tim Murphy (center)
Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Presents Two Paul Harris Fellow Designations Andy Hayes 2012-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andy Hayes on Jun 28, 2012


"Tim Murphy (in-coming Sunrise Rotary President) accepts the gavel from outgoing Club President Jenny Brower.  Over eighty Sunrise Rotarians and their guests gathered for their annual cookout and officer exchange.  Other club board members for the coming year include Keith Williams - vice president, Brandi Wolf - secretary, Matt Most - treasurer, Doug Brown - board member, Kathy Hart - board member, Bill Peek - world community service, Jim Kan - rotary foundation, Dan Rasmussen - membership, Carlin Smith - contributions, Sara Darooge - PR/Marketing.  The Petoskey Sunrise Rotary club meets every Tue morning, 7:30am at the Petoskey United Methodist Church.  
Tim Murphy begins term as 2012-13 Club President Andy Hayes 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Petoskey Sunrise Rotary Expands Membership Sara Darooge 2011-05-09 11:14:33Z 0
Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Welcomes Rotarians from Honduras Sara Darooge 2011-05-09 11:14:11Z 0
Posted by Sara Darooge on May 08, 2011

Adopt A Road

Sunrise Rotary Members Tim Murphy, Andy Hayes and Jim Kan clean up a section of the Petoskey Bike Path as part of the MDOT Adopt-A-Highway Program... 

Spring Clean Up Sara Darooge 2011-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sara Darooge on Nov 07, 2010

Rotary_Sunrise_Venison_for_Manna_Dinner_2010[1]Rotary Sunrise Manna2

Photo 1: Sunrise Rotary member Dave Meyer and Chef Shane Brown explain the Venison for Manna Project to hungry participants at the dinner.  Photo 2: Sunrise Rotary members that cooked the venison, chicken and side dishes were Joe Kanine, Stan Smith and John Johnson under the watchful eyes of Chef Shane Brown.


Venison for Manna Project Kicks Off Sara Darooge 2010-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Petoskey Sunrise Rotary Welcomes Ben Walker Sara Darooge 2010-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Bay 5-10K Race Raised over $5,200 for Local Charities Sara Darooge 2010-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lori ONeill on Aug 30, 2010

 Attendance:  22 Members 4 Guests

Annoucements: Bay 5K - Be sure you have October 2nd on your calendar.  Everyone will be needed to help that morning.  2) The club has chosen to clean up Camp Petosega as our Day of Caring Project on Sept 14th.  Please sign up to help if you can, if not plan to join us for a social hour at 5:00.  3) Pedal for Polio will take place Sunday afternoon Sept 12th; 3 ways to participate - bike, pledge or help transport.

C.S. Lewis Festival Lori ONeill 2010-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andy Hayes


Sunrise Rotarians paint the fence at the Womens Resource Center as part of the annual "United Way Day of Caring"

(Top) Stephanie Baldwin, Son Gus and Pat Ryde  (Bottom) Dan Robinson, Bill Brower, Pat Ryde, Stephanie Baldwin, Jenny Brower 

Painting equipment and paint was donated by Complete Paint & Supply - and Harbor/Brenn Insurance  A fun time was had by one and all - and the fence looks terrific!

United Way Day of Caring - Where's the Apple Tom Sawyer? Andy Hayes 0
Posted by Andy Hayes
Welcome to Petoskey Rotary Sunrise's newest member... Geoff Guillaume.  Sponsored by Rod Niswander Geoff was officially inducted on July 24.  With his membership, our club just keeps getting better and better.  Geoff lives in Petoskey, is employed at The Clothes Post and his Rotary classification is "Tailor/Retail Sales".  Welcome Geoff!

Hey Geoff Guillaume... Welcome to Rotary Sunrise! Andy Hayes 0
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Welcome Dan Robinson (Bay Life Magazine) and Dan McDonnell (Physician).  Both long-time residents of Petoskey and we appreciate the high level of "coolness" they bring to the Club!  Image
Welcome Two Newest Members! Andy Hayes 0
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Record turnout (18 club members); Record pickup (over 26 bags of litter in two locations) and record time (we were heading home by 9:30)


 Adopt a Highway pickup day a big success
.  The fun began at 7am with breakfast at JW Filmores, (and making sure everyone saw the safety video) followed by clean up crews hitting our US 131 section between Walloon Lake Junction and River Road (approx 2 miles) and our bike path section which is approx 1.5 miles behind Glens North.  Lots of fun and as you can imagine, we had as much fun at breakfast as we did "communing with nature" on the service project. 
Highway Pickup - Service Project and a great way to "Commune with Nature"! Andy Hayes 0
Posted by Sara Darooge

Annual Donation Meeting 2011

Recipients of Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Annual Donations from left to right: Matt Major, Salvation Army; Jan Mancinelli Women's Resource Center; Kathy Hart, Manna Food Project; Kenya Swiss, Petoskey Little League; Grace Ketchum, Camp Daggett; Ron Wolford, Red Cross; and Larry Wood from YMCA. 


Petosky Rotary Sunrise Hosts Annual Donation Breakfast Sara Darooge 0
Posted by Sara Darooge

Pedal for Polio 2011

Members of the Sunrise Rotary conducted another successful "Pedal for
Polio" bike ride this year. The annual event featured a bike ride
from Charlevoix to Petoskey with a cookout. Members raised money for
the international Rotary effort to end Polio on the planet by raising

Sunrise Rotary Raises over $2,000 for Polio Sara Darooge 0
Posted by Sara Darooge

Manna Food for Hope 1 Manna Food for Hope 2Manna Food for Hope 3

 We did it!  Petoskey Rotary Sunrise members joined over 100 other community volunteers and packaged over 32,000 meals in less than two hours for the Manna Food Pantry.  Here club members (a.k.a "well-oiled-machine") worked on an assembly line to package macaroni & cheese dinners.


Manna Food for Hope Sara Darooge 0
Posted by Sara Darooge

1 Gov Visit

Petoskey Rotary Sunrise club members clown around with Rotary District Governor Jane Millar at her official “club visit” this week.  During her program, Dist Gov. Millar discussed various regional and international projects that Rotary is involved with.  The Petoskey Rotary Sunrise has the youngest average age of any club in the District that stretches from Grand Rapids to Wa Wa, Canada and this past year grew by 25%.

Rotary District Govenor Visits Club Sara Darooge 0
Posted by Sara Darooge

Dan McCarty

Club member Bill Peek, presents a Paul Harris Fellow award to Don
McCarty of Petoskey, for his efforts with the African relief
organization SAME. In making the presentation Peek mentioned that Don
McCarty, through his efforts to help those in Africa exemplies what
Rotary International Service is all about.

Dan McCarty Receives Paul Harris Fellowship Award Sara Darooge 0
Posted by Sara Darooge

Pat Ryde Dave Woods July 2011

Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Newest Members Pat Ryde and Dave Woods (with President, Jenny Brower middle). 

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Posted by Sara Darooge

Brower new Rotary Sunrise Pres

 In-coming Petoskey Rotary-Sunrise President Jenny Brower accepts the gavel from outgoing President Andy Hayes at the club’s annual Officer Exchange Night.  Over 65 members and guests gathered for a cookout to celebrate another successful year of service to the community and install Brower as club President for the Rotary year 2011-2012. 


Jenny Brower New Club President Sara Darooge 0
Posted by Sara Darooge

new mbr Paul Motschall

Club President Jenny Brower welcomes our newest member Paul
Motschall. Paul, a Rotarian since 1987, was a member of the Petoskey
Noon Club before moving to Traverse City where he was an active member
of the TC Sunrise Rotary Club. Paul and his wife Kathy moved back to
Petoskey recently and we are excited to have Paul join our club.

New Member Paul Motschall Sara Darooge 0
Posted by Sara Darooge

  Flag Exchange 051711

 Rotarian, Tom Taylor (Venice, Florida) exchanges club flag with Petoskey Rotary Sunrise President, Andy Hayes.  Tom and his wife are spending the summer in Petoskey and is a regular attendee at our club meetings.

Banner Exchange Sara Darooge 0
Posted by Brandi Wolf
Rotarian, Lloyd Flanders (Del Mar, California) exchanges club flag with Petoskey Rotary Sunrise President, Jenny Brower. 

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Rotary Sunrise Project Nets over 250 LBS of Venison for Manna Food Pantry Sara Darooge 0
Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Gives Annual Donation to Eight Local Charities Sara Darooge 0
Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Donates to NCMC Science Building Campaign Sara Darooge 0
Our Sunrise Rotary Club will be hosting the Rotary Group Study Exchange Team from Norway June 5-8 in Petoskey.  Monday June 7, 5:30pm there will be a fun reception at the Noggin Room in Petoskey.  Tue, June 8, 7:30am at the Petoskey United Methodist Church, the GSE Team will present a program on Norway at the Sunrise Rotary Meeting.
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Posted by Jim Connaughton

This fun Run/Walk event takes place on Saturday, October 2nd on the historic grounds of the Bay View Association in Petoskey, MI.  Each year the event gets bigger and last year over 120 runners and walkers helped raise over $5,000 for local charities.  Come join the fun for a great cause!

5th Annual Bay 5/10 K Run/Walk for Charity - Oct 2, 2010 Jim Connaughton 0
Rotary-Sunrise officers complete training:  Joe Kanine (center) congratulates Andy Hayes (left) and Jenny Brower (right) upon completion of Rotary President Elect Training.  Hayes will serve as Club President and Brower Vice President beginning July 1, 2010.  There were approx 650 participants in the multi-district and state training held in Kalamazoo.  During the three day event, participants learned about all aspects of Rotary, from international service to local club operations. 
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Rotary Sunrise President Joe Kanine gives a donation to Petoskey High School Band member Derek Rasmussen for the purchase of a new band uniform.  The PHS Band Boosters are raising over $85,000 to replace uniforms for the highly recognized high school band that are over 20 years old.
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Posted by Andy Hayes


In a unique project, the Sunrise Rotary Club facilitated over 200 lbs of venison to be donated to the Manna Food Pantry.  The club received donations from local hunters and arranged for a local meat processor to donate the processing.  The venison was ground and  packaged into one pound packages and distributed along with recipes.  This actually was a "pilot project" to work out the details.  Next year the goal is to donate 1000 lbs.

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Posted by Andy Hayes
Club Member Steve Hajek and wife Flo volunteer to unload the Semi-Truck from Grand Rapids with food supplies for our local Manna Food Bank.

Manna is one of Petoskey Rotary-Sunrise's core projects.  In addition to financial assistance, club members volunteer manpower on a regular basis. ]]>
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