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On a beautiful Saturday morning, September 26th, an energized team of Sunrise Rotarians gathered at Petoskey’s Bayfront Park East to support the City and clean up the waterfront. Powered by Johan’s Donuts (thank you Carlin!) we worked for over an hour, spreading out from Solanus Beach to the far reaches Bayfront Park West, clearing brush, dragging driftwood, and picking up trash washed up on the rocks. Thanks to the City Parks and Rec Department and Trailways Council for trash bags and pickers, and the stylish yellow Ambassador vests. A passerby asked Zac LeJeune if we were prison workers; he explained that we were just humble Rotary volunteers. Thanks for the great work: Diane Dakins, Sarah and Amelia George, Billy Hansen, Andy Hayes, Zac LeJeune, Dave Rynebrandt, Pat Ryde, Carlin Smith, Brian Wagner
Approx 30 members attended our club's first face-to-face meeting on Aug 4.  The setting was perfect, outside at the Petoskey Waterfront, the social distancing was also perfect and everyone gladly wore masks and avoided hugs and kisses (OK.. handshakes).  All in all a good job and we will do it again in Sep and Oct (once a month).

 
 

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Petoskey recognized five local nonprofit organizations for their work and community contributions with donations at the Club’s 21st Annual Holiday Giving Breakfast.

Rotary gives to local charities

Wow!  With this year's Venison For Manna Project our club has collected almost 8 tons of venison for distribution to 37 food pantries and meal programs around Northern Michigan.  What a super project and special thanks to the hunters (who donate the venison), the processors (who donate the processing), Jays Sporting Goods (for donating a $500 gift card) and our club members for the promotion and implementing this project.  Pictured is this year's $500 gift card recipient Bill Marshall, along with Processor Clint Krueger, Jays Rep Mark Copeland and members of the Petoskey Sunrise Rotary Club.  Bill Marshall donated an entire buck this year to the program.
Another great program at our weekly club meetings.  Dave Meyer arranged for Keith Gave, author of “The Russian Five” non-fiction book about how the Detroit Red Wings obtained five Russian hockey players to play for the Red Wings to share his (and others) amazing role in this process.  A great story of espionage, defection, bribery and courage. 
This year's Parade of Cool was a great success with outstanding vehicles, an airplane carousel ride, a new standing frame for our club banner... and breakfast! Thanks to all our participants. Check out the photos here.
A club-sponsored donation was made to The Rotary Foundation on behalf of and to honor; Sarah George for the immeasurable amount of service given to our club every day, and to Ben Slocum and Peter Manthei of Beards Brewery, for their generosity in supporting the club (really nice digs to meet in)  and for the community of Petoskey.  The Paul Harris Award represents a $1,000 donation to the Rotary International Foundation, which supports projects all over the world.  Thank you Sarah, Ben and Peter...we are very grateful for all that you do!

Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Venison For Manna Project Jays gift card winner Hunter Eaton (center) is presented his $500 Jays gift card from Jeff Poet, co-owner of Jays Sporting Goods.  Looking on are family, friends, Sunrise Rotarians, Manna Food Project officials and Walloon Village General Store owner (Linda Penfold) and staff.  Hunter shot an 8 point buck during the youth hunt and donated the entire deer to the Sunrise Rotary Venison For Manna Project.  Walloon Village General Store donated half the processing costs.  Over 2,000 lbs of venison was donated by area hunters bringing our 10 year total to over 7 tons of venison!

Our youngest honorary Future Rotarian Iris George donned her own pin today. 
 

 

Outgoing President Dave Meyer is all smiles as he passes the gavel to Cindy Alexander.

Thank you Dave for your year of service! Cindy has big SHOEs to fill.

Upcoming Events
Weekly Program Schedule
Carlin Smith
Oct 27, 2020
A Salute to our 26th President on his Birthday!
Kendall Klingelsmith, Director of Parks and Rec.
Nov 03, 2020
Winter Sports Park Plans
Liz Eddington
Nov 10, 2020
YMCA
Jim Bartlett
Nov 17, 2020
New Mountain Bike Trail, Tanton Family Working Forest Reserve
Kim Baker
Nov 24, 2020
A Message of Thanksgiving
Manna Delivery Schedule
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