The Scoop - September 20, 2021
The Rotary Tour For MESA stopped in Lima Monday.
Every year, bicyclists embark on a five day sponsored ride around Northwest Ohio to raise money for MESA, Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad. This year's tour set off from Findlay on September 18th and ended in Ottawa on September 22nd with a stop in Lima on September 20. Rider participation was down this year, but the riders were energetic and enthusiastic about the tour and the money they raise for MESA. Each of them took the microphone to talk about the good MESA does in the world. MESA is a project of Rotary District 6600 which collects and sends medical and educational materials around the globe. In the United States, there’s a huge wealth of usable medical equipment and supplies that are no longer in service. The second-hand surplus in our country is often state-of-the-art to the healing needs of developing countries. Rotarians have the resources to collect, sort, identify, store and ship millions of dollars of still-us-able medical supplies and equipment. The supplies and equipment go from MESA’s warehouse in Fostoria, into a shipping container, and then into the port of a local Rotary Club for distribution. The Lima Rotary Foundation presented the riders with a check for $5,000 to help with the mission.
District Newsletter
Stay up to date with everything happening in Rotary District 6600 by reading the September newsletter.
COVID Survey
Rotary District 6600 would like you to take a brief survey about COVID vaccines.
Disease prevention is one of Rotary’s areas of focus. To that end, I respectfully request you to consider immunization, if you haven’t already. As an incentive, a fellow Rotarian in District 6600 will donate funds to each club based on their club’s vaccination rate as of September 30, 2021, if members complete the survey linked below. 

The survey is highly confidential – only Rotarians needed to tally results will have this information, and it will be held in the strictest of confidence.

If you select YES, please include your name and your club name. PREFER NOT TO SAY will be counted as a NO.

Here are the incentive details:

•    For every YES response that includes the Rotarian’s name and club name, that club will receive $100, times number of members vaccinated, times the percentage that the vaccinated members are of the club’s total membership.

•    For example, if there are a total of 50 club members and 32 are vaccinated, the 32 vaccinated members represent 64% of the club 

o    $100 x vaccinated members x vac rate = $100. X 32 x .64= $2048
o    32 is the number of members who got vaccinated 
o    The 0.64 is the percentage of club members who got vaccinated

Funds will be donated to club’s Foundation or used by the club for their Rotary grants.

The survey should only take one minute and you will have until September 30 to respond to the survey. If you have questions, or need additional information on reporting for your club, please email:

CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY  Take Survey  Let's Beat COVID-19   Note: you do not have to be logged in to take the survey.

Thank you for your support!

Mary AufdenKampe, District Governor
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