Posted by Heather Rutz on May 09, 2018
Lima Rotary holds pinning ceremonies for young leaders.
Lima Rotary Club hosts dozens of young people Monday from Bath Interact Club and UNOH Rotaract Club, as members of both clubs earned pins for their service.
While the Bath High School club has grown to more than 100 members, the club decided this year that a pin from the club should mean more than just membership, club advisers Joe Kitchen and Missy Vandemark said Monday. Only club members, 36 in all, with 24 hours of service earned pins Monday.
About 13 students represented UNOH Monday, but more in the club couldn’t attend because of conflicts with school classes. Four new members earned pins this year.
Both clubs have grown in number and the kinds of service projects they are taking on, from clothing drives and animal shelter socialization and cage cleaning to dodge ball tournaments and color runs.
In other Rotary business Monday:
The club watched an educational video about the founding and early history of Rotary Club in Chicago.
Rita Brown received her Paul Harris plus two status for giving in support of Paul Harris Fellowship, Annual Fund, and Rotary Foundation. More than 100 members of Lima Rotary Club are Paul Harris fellows, and 45 of those are plus one or higher.