Vol. 107, No. 28, January 10, 2023

Next Meeting:

When:  Friday, January 20, 2023
Where:  Lansing Community College, Michigan Room 
Speaker:  Joe and Linda Pulver
Topic:  "Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2022"
Chair of the Day:  Jeff Crippen
Invocator:   John Pence
Editarian:   Meghan Martin 
Biography for Dr. Jeffrey Crippen
Dr. Jeff Crippen’s mission is to live life to the fullest and help others do the same. He is a Chiropractor, nutritionist and coach who enjoys helping others unlock their true potential.
His passion stems from his own personal struggles.
At age six, he began suffering from migraines. For the next seven years, his headaches continued to worsen despite the best medical care he and his family could find. At his lowest point, Jeff had a debilitating headache that lasted — without so much as a day of relief — for over two years.
At age 13, he found the powerful combination of chiropractic and individualized nutritional care. By combining these two powerful forces, he was able to unlock his own ability to heal.
For the last decade, Jeff has helped clients both through chiropractic care and nutrition at his wellness clinic in Saint Jo, Texas as well as through individualized mindset coaching with the Advanced Coaching and Leadership Center. He finds a holistic approach — optimizing spirit, mind, and body — the most efficient and effective way to create a lifetime of timeless you-th.
Slate of Officers
Based upon the report of the Club’s Nominating Committee it is recommended that the following slate of nominees be submitted to the Club membership this Friday, January 13, 2023 for election as Directors-Elect, to serve three-year terms as board members beginning July 1, 2024.  Our By-Laws state that one-third of the membership shall constitute a quorum to vote via in person or on Zoom.  Thank you for your help,
  • Scott Duimstra
  • Scott Watkins
  • Cathy Zell
The Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation 
The Mission Statement of The Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation says, “To establish an enduring source of revenue that Lansing Rotarians may honor the club’s creed of “service above self” by supporting charitable endeavors of importance with positive impact on our city our nation and our world”. The Club’s Foundation Board is busy finalizing its International grants, preparing for one (or two) Signature grants and looking forward to our Local grants.
All of this is and has been made possible by the generosity of Rotarians who have supported The Rotary Club of Lansing’s fund-raising arm, The Rotary Club of Lansing FOUNDATION, both at the club level and/or through our endowment at The Community Foundation. The best is yet to come and YOU are making it happen! Thank you.
Editarian Report for January 6, 2023
Our first meeting of 2023 – Happy New Year Rotarians!
President Courtney brought us to order with the ringing of the bell and led us through the Rotary 4 Way Test.
Our reflection was from Jeff Connell who given his military background spoke about the many meanings of the song Taps and recited the words to us. Our patriotic song was God Bless America.
Casey Jacobson circulated the microphone for the introduction of guests which included Rebecca Bahar Cook’s children, Ben and Sara; several guests who are considering joining the Club; a visitor from East Lansing Rotary; and several co-workers of today’s speaker among others. In all we had about a dozen visitors to set the year off to a great start.
Terry Terry introduced our special music for the day: Anthony Taylor who will be performing at Urban Beat. Mr. Taylor gave a resounding and spiritual rendition of America the Beautiful followed with the spiritual, Lord Will Make A Way Somehow.
Andi Earl shared the results of the December birthday appeal, netting $1475 for the foundation and all but a couple of folks participated.
Umakanth gave a great presentation on an International Grant to Kannagi Nagar Social Welfare Trust Project. It was a great presentation including photos of students benefiting from the grant and videos of them talking about the program and thanking Lansing Rotary for our contributions.
Our Chair of the Month and Chair of the Day, Jeff Crippen introduced our speaker, Karl Bloss, who gave us a lesson in “Electric Vehicles 101.”
Mr. Bloss brought the possibility of change into focus by a couple of examples – How many people have a Blackberry? The second example was a 1900 photo of a crowded New York City street where only one car could be seen followed by a 1913 photo of the same street where only one horse could be seen.
He shared very fascinating information about the differences between internal combustion engines (ICE) and battery electric vehicles (BEV). Some key points ICE cars have about 10,000 moving parts, while BEV cars have only about 150 parts. ICE cars are very inefficient and rely on all the excess energy in gas, while BEV cars use 80 to 90% of their energy in actually moving the car down the road.
BEV cars are less expensive to charge ($10 to $25 depending on location), compared to $37,50 for a comparable ICE car.
Mr. Bloss also talked about the reduced maintenance of BEV cars, even down to reduced brake pad use because of regenerative braking. And he addressed ways to find charging stations, though folks with power available at their home who drive locally will be able to do most of their charging overnight at home. In response to a question about towing, Mr. Bloss said BEVs have the power, but like with ICEs, more energy is used so careful planning is needed for longer trips.
Chris Swope's email is:  chris.swope@lansingmi.gov 
Jan 20, 2023
"Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2022"
Jan 26, 2023
Lansing Brewing
Feb 03, 2023
"Workforce of the Future"
Feb 10, 2023
at Lansing Community College, Michigan Room
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
January Birthday Chair
Holman, J. Christopher
Chair of the Month
Crippen, Jeff
Lynch, Linda
Chair of the Day
Crippen, Jeff
Guerre, Bill
Sessa, Parker