Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each Month (unless noted).
Board Meetings begin at 10 a.m. and are open to all members.
Registration/Social Time/Luncheon/Speaker run from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Cost is $25 Invite a friend!
5/11/2022: Journalist Mary Jane Doerr spoke about the key women who have participated in the Bay View Chautauqua.
4/13/2022: Beth Wemigwase, Program Directory for the Harbor Springs Historial Society, talked about the early history of the city.
3/09/2022: Carrie Klingelsmith, Executive Director of Manna Food Project, spoke about the Backpack Program and then some members toured the Manna Facility.
2/09/2022: NCMC President Dr. David Finley spoke about new programs at the school, and accepted a $7,000 check to be used for student scholarships.
12/08/2021: The holidays were celebrated with a jewelry gift exchange, plus the auctioning of lovely gift baskets at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club.
11/10/2021: Jannia Taylor, who has been doing magic for 38 years, presented “Those Magical Dames”- a review of the leading women magicians over the past 100 plus years.
10/20/2021: David Kaplan, a long-time member of the Titanic Historical Society, shared his latest program titled Midnight Heroes, which included bios of the eight young band members on the Titanic who played to the end.
9/15/2021: Jimmy Spenser, owner of Pond Hill Farm, talked about this 230 acre site, touching on some of what it offers to the public from meals to wines to hiking trails and right now many pumpkins.
8/11/2021: Dana Andrews, owner of Sturgeon River Pottery, shared how his parents started this company, and when his involvement began.
7/14/2021: A box lunch from Julienne Tomatoes was enjoyed by members at East Park in Petoskey, with the program following at Willson's Nursery.
5/12/2021: American Spoon Brand Manager Jenna Zerbo gave a history of the company, noting that the company is also going to be offering recipes again starting this summer.
4/14/2021: Patrick Saylor, from City Park Grill in Petoskey will be the speaker and he will share the history of this restaurant, and perhaps also talk about the Wine Guys.
3/10/2021: Carrie Farley offered a tour of the two Cutlers' stores in Petoskey, which included many fine suggestions regarding kitchenware products, table and glassware, plus some of the latest Mackenzie Childs creations for Easter.
2/10/2021: Katie Boeckl from Between the Covers Bookstore in Harbor Springs offered mini reviews of 13 books popular with BTC’s customers during 2020.
1/12/2021: Dave Meyer was the featured speaker,
and he gave a brief history of the Ace Meyer Hardware stores and also shared how the pandemic has affected the business.
12/9/20: Jennifer Shorter, owner of Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts, gave the group a virtual tour of her store, and offered holiday gift ideas.
9/21/20: Lauretta Reiss, owner of Small Batch at the Cupola in Harbor Springs talked about how she began her business.
8/12/20: Bill Mansfield Lavender Hill Farm and how he and his wife Erin got involved in this business; he also talked about how lavender is grown and harvested.
3/11/20: Kim Wrobleski (author), The Highest Hurdle: An ALS Journey of Faith, Laughter, Love and Friendship. Vernales
2/12/20: Vicki Hobey, Infinite Variety; How a Birthday Wish became the Greatest Quilt Exhibit Produced. Terrace Inn
1/8/20: Chris Struble, Ghosts of Petoskey. City Park Grill
12/11/19: Phil McLellan, Pianist, "gently-loved" wrapped book exchange, Nutcracker collection display. Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club
11/13/19: Jill Lynn, Homeward Bound in Antarctica. Bay View Inn
10/9/19: Bruce Lynn, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Somerset Pointe, Boyne City
9/18/19: Jan Smith, Petoskey Hotel History. Perry Hotel Rose Room
8/14/19: Craig Mitchell Smith Glass. Nubs Nob
July-no luncheon. 2019 Art Fair!
6/12/19: Singing Nuns, Sisters Act out. Nubs Nob
5/8/19: David Finley, NCMC President. North Central Michigan College
4/10/19: State Tropper Cory Hebner. Local Drugs & Trafficking. Terrace Inn
3/13/19: Jennifer Doumanian. McLaren Hospital Addition. Great Lakes Center for the Arts
2/13/19: Cancelled due to bad weather
1/9/19: Susie Johnson - The Young Americans. Boyne Highlands