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The Scoop - July 2, 2018
Changing of the Guard celebrates past Rotary year.
Outgoing Lima Rotary Club President Tracie Sanchez was roasted and toasted Monday at the club’s annual Changing of the Guard ceremony.
Tracie and incoming President Paul Swartz exchanged pins and helped honor and remember several club members.
The club has had a very busy year under Sanchez’ leadership, and it showed in several awards the club earned this year: a presidential citation, a significant achievement award from the district, and a WOCAP stepping stones award.
“The club, the district, and most importantly our community is better off because of Tracie’s leadership,” said past president Dave Frost, who emceed the ceremony.
Earning Avenues of Service awards were:
  • Rex Perry Club Service: Catheryn Sarno 
  • Rudolph Community Service: Jill Ackerman
  • Goodnight International Service: Richard Schroeder
  • Wemmer Vocational Service (tie): Linda Hamilton and Dr. Susan Hubbell
  • Hulsken Youth Service Award: Joe Kitchen
  • The Spirit of Rotary Award: Paul Yessenow, awarded posthumously.
The club recognized outgoing foundation board members Jeff Fitzgerald, Butch Kirk and Richard Warren, and outgoing executive board members Jill Ackerman, Paul Crow, and Dave Frost.
The club recognized those with 40 or more years of membership:
  • 59 Years, Frank Frost
  • 55 Years, Chuck Leidy
  • 52 Years, Richard Riggs
  • 47 Years, Bob Komminsk
  • 47 Years, Chuck Butts
  • 46 Years, Jim Parmenter
  • 45 Years, Ralph Ellis
  • 44 Years, Dick Schroeder
  • 43 Years, Bill Timmermeister
  • 43 Years, Otto Bollenbacher
  • 43 Years, PP  David Steiner
  • 42 Years, Fred Seelenbinder.
The club remembered three members who passed away this year:
  • John Hubbell
  • Kelli DeLong
  • Paul Yessenow
Past Presidents of the Lima Rotary Club
 

 
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Avenues of Service
Learn more about the Lima Rotary Club's Avenues of Service Awards that are presented at the Changing of the Guard.
Rotary was founded on principles that remain at the heart of the organization today.  These principles reflect our core values – integrity, diversity, service, leadership and fellowship or friendship.  Our core values emerge as themes in our guiding principles.  
 
As Rotarians, we channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.  They include: Club Service, Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service, and Youth Service.
•   Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.  Members perform Club Service in a number of ways including:
  • Sergeant-at-Arms
  • Chaplain
  • Music or 4-way test
  • Fellowship
  • Programs
  • Committees and Events
•    Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.  Programs and projects currently in place include:
  • Rotary Christmas Party – For Special Needs Children
  • Annual Christmas Auction
  • Annual Rotary Blood Clinic
  • Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing
  • Rotary River Walk
  • Rotary Pavilion
  • Kendrick Woods All People’s Trail
•    International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
  • EREY  Every Rotarian Every Year, Paul Harris Fellowships
  • MESA Medical Supplies and Equipment Abroad
  • Group Exchange
  • Youth Exchange
•    Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and to contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. The concept of vocational service calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:
  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society
As a Rotarian, you can put these ideals into action by
  • Talking about your vocation in your club, and taking time to learn about fellow members’ vocations.
  • Using your professional skills to serve a community.
  • Practicing your profession with integrity, and inspiring others to behave ethically through your own words and actions.
  • Helping a young person achieve his or her career aspirations.
  • Guiding and encouraging others in their professional development. If you do any of these things, you are performing vocational service. And if vocational service motivates and energizes you, then you’re in the right place, because vocational service is the very essence of Rotary. It is what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations.
•    Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as 
 
IN 2013, the Board decided to name the Five Avenues after former members who exemplified that area of service in their lives.  Thus the Awards are now named as follows:
  • Rex Perry Club Service Award
  • Rudolph Community Service Award
  • Goodnight International Service Award
  • Wemmer Vocational Service Award
  • Hulsken Youth Services Award
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The Scoop - June 25, 2018
President Tracie wraps up her year with a fun Paint and Sip meeting.
Lima's Premier Paint and Sip Studio is a fun place to escape for a few hours with friends, sip some wine, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and learn how to paint. On Monday, owner Kathy Boaz brought the experience to Rotary. Club members painted boards donated by President Tracie with the Rotary slogans Make a Difference and Be the Inspiration. Thanks President Tracie for ending your year with such a fun meeting! In other business, the club presented checks to the Lima Rotary Foundation, WOCAP, and Polio Plus. We also said goodbye to June who's retiring after more than 35 years of serving us lunch. We'll miss you, June!
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Training Talk
Read the June edition of the Rotary International Training Talk newsletter.
June, 2018Training Rotary leaders
around the world
Rotary Club Central:  What's in it for clubs?
Are you looking for ways to train your clubs on Rotary Club Central? Learn from these two district governors on how they motivated their clubs to use the online tool.

Pat Cross, past governor of District 6860, suggests that for clubs to see the importance of Rotary Club Central, trainers need to communicate how this tool can work for them. Highlighting these points will help clubs see Rotary Club Central’s value.
  1. Rotary Club Central translates data into tangible results. Teach club leaders how to create graphs that show historical trends related to club goals. Visual representation makes it easier for leaders to explain to members how their volunteer participation and contributions are crucial to achieving club goals.
  2. Rotary Club Central can help clubs put a value on the impact they have in their communities. Explain how Rotary Club Central makes it possible for clubs to record their projects and hours and assign a monetary value. This could provide clubs with tangible information that can maximize their impact when seeking partnerships for future projects.
  3. Rotary Club Central makes it easy for club leaders to measure club achievements. Use Rotary Club Central to prepare the club annual report, summarizing achievements and explaining how the club is using grant funding.
Meanwhile, in District 6710, Governor Missy Eckenberg raised the bar by having all of her 55 clubs enter their goals in Rotary Club Central. Her strategy included training before and during PETS on entering goals. Her assistant governors also conducted person-to-person training with club leaders to help them through the process. As a result, many presidents can attest to an increase in club performance in various areas.
LEARN HOW ROTARY CLUB CENTRAL HELPED THESE CLUBS  ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS
New Member Resources
​Give new members something new when they join

The new Rotary Basics offers an overview of all things Rotary. It includes information for all Rotarians, especially new members who are interested in our history and values, plus a Rotary glossary. If you need ideas for getting new Rotarians involved and giving them a meaningful experience, look to Introducing New Members to Rotary: An Orientation Guide. The revised Connect for Good guide suggests ways members can get involved in Rotary to make an impact in their community and globally.

 
Training Tip: 
Finding past webinars on My Rotary
Rotary’s learning opportunities include webinars on topics of interest to our members. Did you know you can find and view past webinars on demand on My Rotary? Find past webinars on topics like Rotary Club Central, membership leads, Annual Giving to The Rotary Foundation, and more. Most webinars are 30 to 60 minutes featuring staff and Rotarian experts, and you can navigate directly to the video segments that interest you.

Go to the Learning & Reference tab on My Rotary to find Webinars. You can search by topic, language, and level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) to find past webinars. View a webinar in your spare time, or schedule one for viewing with a group or committee.

Learn more on how to find and view past webinars.
 
 
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