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Membership Chair Dan Rasmussen inducts seven new Sunrise Rotarians: Neil Tveten, Matt Leirstein, Mike Schuitema, Mark Mercer, Kathy Petersen, David Hamm, and Jenny Johnson.  
This year's Venison for Manna program came to a close with the presenation of a $500 Gift Certificate to Jay's Sporting Goods to Lynn Pearson from Harbor Springs.  The program, which encourages hunters to donate a portion of thier harvest to the Manna Food Project generated over 2,100 lbs of vension this year and has generated over 11 tons of meat since the program started.  The protein is distributed to over 35 food pantries and meal programs from Mackinaw City to Mancelona.  Special thanks to our area processors that serve as the collection point for the program.  Kruegers Fish Market, Mackinaw Custom Meats, and Ida's Kitchen.  Here, club members Dave Meyer, Rod Niswander and Manna Director Carrie Klingelsmith assist Jays Manager Mark Copeland present the certificate to Lynn Pearson.
Petoskey Rotary Sunrise donates button maker to Petoskey District Libary Makers-Space.  The 3" machine will serve multiple purposes.  It will add another size to the Makers-Space (1", 2" and now 3") for all to use.... and, our club will use the machine to make our own name badges as our supplier has discontinued the product we've been using.  Here's the button crew... Andy Hayes Sue McLain, Jim McLain, Heidi Shearer and Club President Brian Wagner presenting the new equipment to Library Director Val Meyerson.
 
On Tuesday September 12, Sunrise Rotary held its meeting at the Little Traverse Bay History Museum.  The field trip was coordinated by club member Matt Hausler who is a member of the Little Traverse Historical Society's Board of Directors.  Thirty club members attended the special meeting which included a message about the museum and then guided tours for the club members.
 
A super fun night of celebration. Thanking the club for another outstanding year (yes.. we brag once in a while!) and recognizing all the cool people and "stuff" together we accomplished for others.  Pictured clockwise:  The sellout crowd; Noon-Club President Reg Smith and our Sunrise Rotary Club President Brian Wagner unveiling the Rotary International Theme for this year; Val Meyerson presenting the "Service Above Self" award to Joe Kanine.
 
Congraulations and Thank-you to Val Meyerson for a super year as Club President 2022-23.  A heartfelt congratulations and Good Luck to Brian Wagner... Club President 2023-24.  Great job Val. The bar is set high for Brian... but we know he will hit it out of the park!
Weekly Program Schedule
Ann Baughman
May 21, 2024
Freshwater Future
Nikki Devitt
May 28, 2024
Petoskey Chamber Update
Linda Rogers
Jun 04, 2024
Rosie the Riveter
FIELD TRIP, Michelle Hansen
Jun 11, 2024
Tour of Bay View
Derek Shiels
Jun 18, 2024
InvestMitt
Officer Exchange
Jun 25, 2024
No Regular Meeting
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Rotary recognizes President Emmanuel Macron for France's commitment to a polio-free world

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