Roseman honored as Citizen of the Year

September 19, 2014
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“There are a lot of small places, but Pentwater is very open to newcomers and their new ideas,” said Pentwater Citizen of the Year Dr. Dave Roseman.

Article and photos contributed by Ron Beeber.

PENTWATER — “I’ve had the luck of being blessed with a never-ending stream of ideas,” Dr. Dave Roseman told the audience at Pentwater Yacht Club Thursday evening while accepting Pentwater Service Club’s Citizen of the Year award for 2014.

Speakers included service club president Bill Maxwell, village President Juanita

Roseman and his family (left foreground) are surrounded by the many friends and well-wishers who packed the Pentwater Yacht Club dining room Thursday evening.

Roseman and his family (left foreground) are surrounded by the many friends and well-wishers who packed the Pentwater Yacht Club dining room Thursday evening.

Pierman, state rep. Jon Bumstead, residents Barb Davidson and Mike Flynn, and the honoree’s son Robert Roseman.  As they made their remarks, there were broad

smiles and moist eyes across the yacht club dining room.

 “He went into medicine because he always wanted to help people,” said son Robert, who had everyone laughing as he described how his dad helped him build a robot out of a garbage can during the Star Wars craze in 1977.
Pentwater Village President Juanita Pierman and Roseman.

Pentwater Village President Juanita Pierman and Roseman.

“Dave’s the proverbial one who always puts himself last before everyone else,” said Dean Gustafson to his dinner table companions.

“I’ve always been a little bit irreverent,” Roseman said before someone asked him jokingly, “Dave, I have one question for you.  Are there any fiords in Michigan?”
“No,” Dave replied.  It was the same statement he made several years ago to developers who wanted to build wind turbines in Lake Michigan, and who cited how turbines built in fiords in another country had spurred the local economy.  Roseman’s statement at a packed town hall meeting in Hart with the developers was perhaps the turning point in the community’s successful effort to block the

Pentwater Service Club President Bill Maxwell, State Rep. Jon Bumstead, and Roseman.

Pentwater Service Club President Bill Maxwell, State Rep. Jon Bumstead, and Roseman.

plan.

“The Pentwater area is made up of a lot of people with many talents who are willing to jump in on projects,” said Roseman, as he modestly accepted his 15 minutes of fame.

The service club has been bestowing the award since 1973, recognizing someone residing between Cedar Point and Bass Lake and who has served the interests of the Pentwater area.  For more information, visit www.serviceclub.org

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