Join the Lima Rotary Club Saturday night at Faurot Park for Movies in the Park.
Movies in the Park presents Moana at the Rotary Pavilion in Faurot Park. The movie begins at dusk and admission is free so bring the whole family!
Thanks to our blockbuster sponsors for making Movies in the Park possible: Fraternal Order of Eagles, #370 and Nutrien.
Also sponsored in part by Rudolph Foods, Wannemacher Total Logistics, Vons Diamonds and Jewelry, Lightning Bug Theater, Webb Insurance Agency and Lima Pallet Company.
Changing of the Guard
Please plan to attend the Changing of the Guard – Monday June 28th at the City Club.  Don’t miss the fun as we wrap-up John’s year and welcome Jeff to his exciting year ahead!  The program starts at noon. There is still time for you to RSVP to Mary or Rita.  We are  looking forward to seeing you there!
The Scoop - June 21, 2021
Legacy Arts is collaborating to foster the growth of culture and creativity in downtown Lima.
A group of artists and business people is working together on an arts district in downtown Lima. Legacy Arts is located at 230 N. Main Street and includes Alter Ego Comics, Purple Feet Wine Boutique, NOW Marketing Group and Legacy Sound Studio. Marc Bowker told us the the group traveled around the country to get ideas. "We went to Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Asheville, North Carolina looking at art districts and multi-use buildings that were using retail, creative space, co-working space, that sort of thing. We're investing in not only our business, other people's businesses and downtown lima because we believe in the potential." Alisa McPheron added, "We're all on the same mission to make downtown Lima a cool, thriving artist community. We believe in that." Omar Zahery says part of the goal is to keep young people in Lima. "We're tying to work with like minded people to evolve our creative economy. So much of the time, people are like when it it time for me to get out of here, and we say, you don't." Bowker says there will be plenty of events to attend, including the upcoming Legacy Arts Street Party on August 7 in the 200 block of North Main, and concerts in their Live at the LAB event space.
Golf Outing
Register now for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing on July 21 and support our scholarship fund!
This year marks the 21st anniversary of the annual Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing. It will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at Hidden Creek Golf Course with a rain date of Wednesday, August 25th. The Golf Committee is working closely with Hidden Creek Golf Course to again ensure our participants' safety against COVID.  
Last year we had 27 teams competing and raised over $40,000, all of which went to benefit the Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund. The Rotary Memorial Scholarship Fund selects persons who live or work in Allen County who are in pursuit of a degree or certification and will attend a school or college in Allen County. The intent of the scholarship is to encourage Allen County employees and residents to work and plan for their futures within our county. As of March 2021, over 1,089 adults wishing to continue their education have received scholarships from the Lima Rotary Club. These scholarships total over $817,250. Degrees or certifications can be achieved at the Apollo Career Center (Adult Education), Bluffton University, Rhodes State College, The Ohio State University at Lima and the University of Northwestern Ohio. All residents who live in and employees who work in Allen County are eligible.      
The golf outing is open to the public so please invite your friends to join us. Contact Andy Wannemacher today to register or click here to register online.
Golfing Rotarians
International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians maintain connection and improve communications during COVID pandemic.
At IGFR-International, the International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic was evident since the outbreak in early 2020. Tournaments had to be moved, cancelled, and, therefore, fellowship became difficult. What was a thriving time spent together on the golf course could not happen any longer. But the Board of IGFR International moved quickly to resolve the situation and to make sure fellowship could continue - even without the group tournaments.
As soon as the pandemic started, our Board of Directors convened monthly online to discuss planned and future tournaments, and the impact of Covid-19. For the first time in our 40+ year history, we convened at our Annual General Meeting online, to allow our members from all over the globe to take part. Normally this would have been an in-person event at our annual world championship. Needless to say our fellows were hungry to meet again, and after the official business was concluded, many stayed on and chatted away. We also just successfully held our second AGM in the same format.
Because our fellowship unites Golfers from all continents, we improved our communications efforts with our members in this new hybrid world. We issue more frequent and more newsworthy newsletters. We improved our website functionality and polled our members on their communications preferences to get our approach right.
Most recently, we launched the IGFR International Facebook group, where - within the first 5 weeks- over 160 friends have convened to share pictures and stories around their game of golf.
At the same time, we continue our plan to meet in Marrakesh, Morocco, in late October for our world championship, if the travel and health situation permits.
Covid-19 may have prevented us from holding our world championship tournaments in person for a while, but it certainly did not hold us back staying close to our members and friends. It is now that we feel we are better connected than before.
To learn more about the International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, visit
Upcoming Events
Movies in the Park Presents Moana
Faurot Park
Jun 26, 2021
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Changing of the Guard
City Club
Jun 28, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Movies in the Park Presents Frozen II
Faurot Park
Jul 17, 2021
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing
Hidden Creek Golf Club
Jul 21, 2021
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Jun 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Jul 05, 2021
Happy 4th of July!
Jul 12, 2021
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