Rotarian Christine Morreale introduced Wendy Wilkey and Melissa Ferguson who spoke about senior living opportunities at Oakview Independent Living, Pine View Assisted Living and The Oaks at Northpointe Woods. The “Premier Senior Living Community” was completed in 2008 and is now home for seniors age 60 and older. There are 150 apartments (studio, one bedroom or two bedroom) at [Read more…]
We are proud to have sponsored the construction of the picnic pavilion which has been enjoyed by so many community members.
Calvary Baptist Church sent us this very kind note of appreciation.
At today’s meeting, Larry Anderson introduced our speaker Ryan DeRamus, Director of Outreach and Fund Development. Tillers International is a non-profit organization committed to preserving, studying and exchanging skills and technologies that increase the sustainability and productivity of people in rural communities. Although headquartered in Scotts, Michigan, its efforts are focused on regions in Africa, including Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar and Burkina Faso. [Read more…]
At this weeks meeting, we welcomed DG Bill Smith! He joined members of the Board for a brief meeting and an overview of our goals for 2016-2017. Then spoke at the lunch meeting to all the members about the District goals, the benefits of Rotary, this year’s international convention to be held in Atlanta and the District Conference next May. Our club and the Cereal City Sunrise Clubs are hosting the conference at McCamly Plaza Hotel.
Former Battle Creek Rotarian President, John Wemlinger visited the club this week. John is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 27 years of service. He lives now in Onekama, Michigan, with his wife, Diane. John enjoys his life “Up North” and told us that when he and his border collie, Sydney, aren’t roaming the beaches or nearby hiking trails, he is playing golf, pickleball, working on his next novel or creating an unusual piece of original art from the driftwood, rocks and beach glass that he finds along the shoreline. One of the true joys of his life is talking with people about his books and his art. [Read more…]
At this past Monday’s meeting, Kathy Gallagher introduced Sara Lien Edelman, Communications Coordinator at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Their guiding philosophy is “Inspiring Appreciation and Stewardship of Our Environment.”
In 1988, the Willard G. Pierce and Jessie M. Pierce Foundation was established. Originally, the foundation provided community grants. Wishing to have a greater impact, the foundation purchased land for what would become Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Their goal was to conserve natural resources and provide environmental education.
The 742-acre nature preserve currently is free and open to all Monday-Friday 9 to 5. In addition to ten miles of hiking paths, the institute offers many education courses for the public as well as undergraduate and graduate studies. Along with its educational component, they host many special activities, themed breakfast and dinner events and volunteer opportunities. To learn more about the institute or to register for events visit www.cedarcreekinstitute.org.
Sara also spoke about her role as communications coordinator and how to develop relationships with the media.
Rotary Club of Battle Creek Announces Grants
Three Battle Creek organizations are closer to accomplishing their goals thanks to grants received from the Rotary Club of Battle Creek. The following grants were awarded at Monday’s meeting of the Rotary Club: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Charitable Union and Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools. [Read more…]
Since January, we proudly welcomed six new members. Pictured left to right are Andreas Gikas – Battle Creek Bombers, Bryan Smith – United States Lumber Company, Thomas Eberling – Community Volunteer, President Larry Anderson, Jim Blocker – Battle Creek Police Department, Tina Yost – Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office, Teresa Allen – Charitable Union.
At this past Monday’s meeting, President Larry introduced Jerry Mainstone, VP at Goodwill Industries. Jerry spoke about Goodwill Connects – a program designed to provide at risk youth from all four local school districts with an opportunity for career exploration, job training and a summer work experience. There are three phases to the program: Classroom Training and employer visits, Soft Skills Training and a summer work experience and Long term [Read more…]
At the April 4 meeting, we welcomed District Governor Rick Briscoe. Rick talked about the 2016 District Conference which will be held in Kalamazoo. The District Conference will begin on Friday night, April 22, with [Read more…]