The Scoop - August 26, 2019
High school football season begins this week and we got a preview from Allen County's coaches.
The local high school football season begins Thursday with the first-ever match up between Lima Senior High and Lima Central Catholic. 93.1 The Fan's Vince Koza emceed our annual High School Football Preview which featured interviews with every Allen County coach. The teams are all practicing hard and looking forward to a great season. Vince encouraged us to go to support the teams. "The important thing is for people to get out and support the local schools and not just high school football but all the sports that are taking place. We are so fortunate to have great athletic programs in our area year after year, and not just football but all the sports."
The Bath High School Interact Club is ready for the 2019-2020 school year!
The Interact Club is excited for another great year of community service. The club officers recently met and discussed their goals and objectives for this school year.
This year‘s officers are: President, Emily Vandemark, Vice President, Mallory Clark, Secretary, Abbie Dackin, and Treasurer Kalie Kitchen.
Abbie is the daughter of Lima Rotarian Rich Dackin, and Kalie is the daughter of Lima Rotarian, Joe Kitchen.
The club will meet every other Friday during the school year during what is referred to as “Wildcat Time” which is set aside for students to participate in clubs, activities, tutoring etc. The meetings last about 35 minutes.
The club has already conducted a few service projects, they assisted with new student registration and gave tours of the high school to incoming freshmen. They also helped out with the summer ACME baseball tournament at Bath. Earlier in the summer, we teamed up with UNOH Rotaract Club and helped out with their color run fundraiser at Ottawa Metro Park.
The club hosted a tailgate party for the community before the first home football game on August 30th. This project is underwritten by Union Chapel Missionary Church, and was attended by hundreds of people. Club members applied lots of Wildcat paw print tattoos to students in attendance! They were a big hit.
If we have enough interest, we plan to participate in the Ottawa River cleanup on September 7th.
Finally, the club is planning to participate in the 2019 Bath High School homecoming parade on September 25th at 7:00 PM at BHS.
As you can see, we are already off and running and are looking forward to a great year of service above self!
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Sign up now for the Rotary Summit being held in Fort Wayne from October 10-13.

I want to take this opportunity to personally invite you to this year’s Rotary Summit in Fort Wayne, Indiana being held October 10-13, 2019.

Heart of America (Rotary Zones 30 & 31) has just completed four very successful Summer Leadership Seminars.  We set out to make these events interactive and engaging – and it worked!  The comments from attendees were overwhelming! 

“This was the best Rotary training event I have ever attended!”

“The Seminar was so informative and enjoyable, I can’t wait for the Summit in Fort Wayne, Indiana!”

“I loved hearing ideas from Rotarians that are experiencing the same challenges that my Club has!”

The October Summit will continue this new and innovative approach as we focus on Rotary’s newly adopted Strategic Plan.  The Summit will include several mini-summits, thus attendees will be able to select from a variety of topics of which you may be of interest.

In addition to outstanding programming, speakers will include RI President Elect Holger Knaack, The Rotary Foundation Trustee Vice-Chair Ravi Ravindran, motivational speaker John O’Leary, Past DG Wade Namura of California and RI General Manager Tom Thorfinnson. Entertainment will include Addison Agen from The Voice and Marvelless Mark of Las Vegas. 

Everyone is invited to attend!  This Summit is not just for Past District Governors and District Leadership.  All Rotarians are welcomed.  Come and enjoy great Rotary fellowship and be inspired, informed, motivated and entertained!  See you in Fort Wayne!

2 Zones, 13 States, 31 Districts – 1 Great Time!

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Yours in Rotary,

Floyd Lancia
Rotary International Director
Zones 30-31  2019-21

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