Welcome to our newly inducted members!

2018.10.15 NewMembers

At the October 15 meeting, we inducted three new members: (left to right) Ron Monte (sponsor): Lance Sommerfield, Peter Ackerman: Emily Lash (sponsor) Jill Anderson (sponsor): Amanda Satterfield.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Battle Creek!

Program Update: Stem Cell Transplantation Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Bob Humbarger (left) is pictured with Chad Kyger, Phil Slayton and Avery Taborn
Bob Humbarger (left) is pictured with Chad Kyger, Phil Slayton and Avery Taborn

This past week, we welcomed former Rotarian, Bob Humbarger who spoke about his recent trip to Russia to support his son’s treatment for multiple sclerosis.  The following is Bob’s own words. . .

On January 9, 2018, I went with my son, David, to Moscow, Russia, for him to receive Haemopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation (HSCT) treatment for his multiple sclerosis.  We returned on February 8, 2018.  I want to let others know about this treatment which is not available in the United States.

Multiple sclerosis is an insidious disease, the cause of which is unknown. Click to read more. . . MS and HSCT in Russia

Interact Club Supports PolioPlus Project

2017.3.27 Interactors with KarlaTwo Interactors joined members of the Rotary Club of Battle Creek for lunch today. Lilly Robinson and Lauren McIntyre are pictured with Rotarian, Karla Fales. Recently, the Interact Club worked with members of their school to raise funds and awareness about Polio and Rotary International project, PolioPlus. Today, they contributed more than $100 for the effort. These funds will be added to those raised at the District 6360 Annual Conference which will be held on May 12 and 13.

Program Update: City of Battle Creek Progress with Ted Dearing

2015.12.21.Dearing.TedRebecca Fleury, Rotarian and Battle Creek City Manager, introduced Ted Dearing, Assistant City Manager. Ted provided an update about the city’s economic development plan. Ted began his presentation by saying: “We have been blessed in this community to have forward thinking leaders, outstanding economic development professionals and important economic development successes over the years but we have also been challenged by difficult economic conditions such as a decline in manufacturing prominence, the shift to an information based economy – and local challenges such as workforce participation rates, education attainment, lack of access, etc. [Read more…]