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Social Hour
The Met
Jan 22, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
District 6600 Paul Harris Celebration Dinner
Emerald Events Center
Feb 22, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Social Hour
The Met
Feb 26, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Speakers
Jan 21, 2019
State of the City
Jan 28, 2019
Lima City Schools
Feb 04, 2019
Agriculture and Water Quality
Feb 11, 2019
Greater Lima Region
Feb 18, 2019
No Meeting
Feb 25, 2019
Mar 04, 2019
Canadian Goose Control
Mar 11, 2019
Equestrian Therapy Program
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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Special Needs
Our Special Needs Christmas Party is December 8th.
The Lima Rotary Club hosts its annual Special Needs Christmas Party on Saturday, December 8 from 11:00-2:00 at Shawnee United Methodist Church. The party is for children with disabilities from ages 5-14. There will be food, gifts, entertainment, super heroes and much more. The Special Needs Christmas Party is a tradition of the Lima Rotary Club dating back nearly 100 years. The club began its support of disabled children in 1917 when the Crippled Children’s Committee was formed  to help pay for medical care, wheel chairs, braces, and other equipment for the children. The first Christmas party was held shortly afterwards.
There are a variety of ways you can help: transport a child, supervise a child, purchase a gift for a child, or all of these. If you'd like to help, contact Esther Baldridge.
 
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Interact
The Bath High School Interact Club volunteered at Rally Point Youth Center last night, helping with their annual Christmas tree giveaway. We have a wonderfully active Interact Club!
The Scoop - December 3, 2018
Terri Kohlrieser is ready for Common Pleas Court.
We had a chance to meet our new Allen County Common Pleas Court judge Terri Kohlrieser at Rotary, Monday. Terri told us the inspirational story of her rise from poverty and abuse to the life she's always dreamed of. She told us that she always enjoys speaking to service clubs. "I was a person who needed the services of those like yourselves. People who choose to go above and beyond and take other people into consideration." Terri said that she quickly realized education was the key to her escape from poverty and she worked hard to put herself through law school. Terri takes office in January.
 
Also at Rotary, we were joined by members of the UNOH Rotaract Club who held a variety of fundraisers this fall and, as a result, were pleased to be able to present us with a $200 check for PolioPlus.
 
We also got an update on our $200,000 sanitation project in Honduras from Bob Ruehl. He told us that one lady commented that chicken tastes different since they got the new latrines. After pondering for a minute Bob realized that's because the chickens are no longer eating feces they've found on the ground. He also reported that MESA has made shipped medical supplies to Surinam, Belieze, Nigera, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala this year. And he says MESA is planning to have a mortgage burning for its warehouse in Fostoria in June.
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The Scoop - November 26, 2018
It's basketball season!
Boys basketball begins this weekend and Vince Koza brought his annual Boys Basketball Preview to Rotary Monday. The Koz was joined by coaches from most of Allen County's high schools who talked about their teams' strengths and weaknesses and their chances for the upcoming season. We encourage you to attend your favorite team's games and root them on!
 
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Hat & Glove
The Lima Rotary Club is collecting hats and gloves for the Salvation Army.
On Monday, November 26th, Monday, December 3rd and Monday, December 10th we will be collecting hats and gloves for 10 – 12 year old children – mostly size medium and some large.  A Salvation Army barrel will be placed at the club meeting. They will also have a collection box for anyone who wishes to donate money in addition to the hats and gloves. Writing a check is another option. Please make it payable to the Lima Rotary Club.  One check will then be given to the Salvation Army from the club.
 
 
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Christmas Auction
Be sure to mark your calendar to be in attendance Monday December 17th at 11:30am for Lima Rotary’s annual Christmas Auction.
This special event raises funds for the Salvation Army and the Rotary Foundation. Music will be provided by the Bath High School Choir. Activities will include the drawing of the annual Christmas raffle for a $3,000.00 copy machine/printer donated by Perry Corp., a $500 Vons Jewelry gift certificate, a $250 Hofeller Hiatt and Clark gift certificate and a $500 cash prize. 
A new event, and certain to become an annual occurrence, is the 1st Rotary Christmas Wine Raffle. Tickets are sold out, but the drawing is sure to be exciting.
The annual Elvis Auction will take place, with the ability to purchase protection from being stuck with the bust of the King for the next 12 months, for a mere $20 donation. Well worth it!
A number of silent auction items will be available for your Christmas Shopping convenience (we still can use more donations – contact Jay Begg or Paul Swartz) and a number of very nice items will be auctioned off by the very entertaining? amateur (definitely) auctioneering duo of Jeff Tracy and Jay Begg. A partial list includes an Apple Watch, a designer purse valued at $900, 20 tons of stone delivered by National Lime and Stone worth $500, and an Urban Meyer autographed OSU football helmet, (items for the live auction are still being sought as well). Please plan to attend and support the Salvation Army and The Lima Rotary Foundation!
You can see a partial list of some of the wonderful auction items available by clicking here.
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Dictionary Thank You
We have received a number of nice thank you letters from students who received dictionaries.
Read more thank you letters here and here.
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MESA
This heartfelt letter shows how we are making a difference through MESA.
MESA
OHIO
November 17, 2018
 
Dear Bob, Gary and Scott and all members of MESA, today I am writing to thank all of you for the wonderful program of medical equipment that they provide us and which we know requires a lot of dedication and effort on your part to keep it current. This has also become the flagship program of our club and it fills us with satisfaction to work with it, because although you know it is not too express it in poor countries like ours with even poorer health systems, the supply of supplies and medical equipment to the most needy in an almost direct way as we do with everything that MESA provides us, often turns out to be the difference between life and death literally when things that seem as simple as a thread of suture or a pair of gloves and not to mention more complex equipment have directly helped to save lives, as well as drastically improve the lives of those who receive a wheelchair, crutches a walker or hospitals that now provide comfortable beds for patients, where we have helped of MESA equipped surgical units in an almost complete way, thus achieving a tangible and beneficial impact on the communities and people who need it most. so. That is why MESA, through this means and from the depths of our hearts, our Kaputzihil Rotary Club and the people who benefit, we thank you and hope that you will receive them with all your heart.   
 
Edgardo Yescas Cubas
Rotary Club Tegucigalpa Kaputzihil.
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Disaster Response
Rotary would like your help with disaster response.
As many of you know, there have been two devastating natural disasters (Hurricane Michael and west coast wildfires) in different parts of the country recently. And because District 6600 Rotarians are so compassionate, many of you have reached out to me asking about how you or your Rotary club can help.

The Rotary Board of Trustees is asking Rotarians to support our fellow Rotarians through contributions that will directly impact those communities in needs. You can find links for various district and club projects that you can immediately donate towards at https://www.rotary.org/disaster-response. The individual campaigns are at the bottom of the the webpage.

I’m honored to serve as the leader of just a generous and compassionate District, and I thank you in advance for your support.

Yours in Rotary,
DG Maris Brenner
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India-Polio
Our help is needed to keep India polio-free.
We Rotarians are determined to keep India polio-free and ask you as part of one Rotary family to help during the next National Immunization Day (NID) for polio at Agra, India on 3rd February 2019.
 
Our borders are not sealed and every day we are getting non-immigrants from neighbouring countries and fear to get polio back in India. The fight against polio is NOT OVER. Because of this, the Government of India has decided to conduct National Immunization Day on 3rd February covering all the children in the age group 0-5 years of age. The scale is extraordinary, with more than 172 million children immunized by 2.3 million vaccinators who visit every house in every city, town and village across the country – more than 209 million houses in all. Let’s create history by joining hands with your club members participation during this event “International Project of Serving Humanity”. If you are already visiting India during these dates, please visit us or contact us if you can help in other ways.
 
Thank you, await with enthusiasm to serve humanity for great noble cause.     
 
Bringing the Social Change !!
Rotary Service and Engagement
Rtn Sudhir Tomer |Polio Chair | Jt Secertary|2017-19
Rotary Club Agra Tajmahal
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Polio News
The latest issue of Polio News reports 27 cases of polio worldwide. 
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Object of Rotary
Learn more about the object of Rotary.
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