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Bob Ruehl
Bob Ruehl wins his third award from Rotary International.
Lima Rotarian Bob Ruehl was recently acknowledged with the Rotary International Foundation Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented at the Induction of our District 6600 Governor. Our District 6600 has only had four recipients over the years, and Bob is the first Lima Rotarian to receive this prestigious award!
 
The Trustees of the Rotary International Foundation grant this award to Rotarians who have rendered exceptional service to the International Foundation beyond the district level for an extended time. No more than 50 Distinguished Service awards are presented worldwide each year. The award is determined by active service rather than financial contributions.
 
This is the third time Bob has been recognized by Rotary International. He received his first award, a Citation for Meritorious Service in 2012. His second sward, An Avenues of Service Award for Individual Rotarians, came in 2016. And now in 2020, Bob received the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. Bob's unending passion for the work and for people has changed and improved countless lives throughout the world. 
 
Bob, your fellow Lima Rotarians thank you and salute you for your dedication and commitment. Well done, and we can’t wait to hear more about your next project and adventure.
 
 
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Golf Outing
Thank you to everyone who turned out for the 2020 Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing. We had a great time raising money for our scholarship fund!
 
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The Scoop - August 24, 2020
Where there is need, MESA is there to provide medical supplies, educational equipment and technology.
Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad was formed in 19xx by the Rotary Clubs of District 6600 in Northwest Ohio to ship medical and educational supplies to developing countries. Randy Box told us that 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-usable 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 to Central America, West Africa, and Eastern European countries. MESA is supported by contributions from the Rotarians of District 6600, other individuals, businesses and organizations, and by the annual MESA bike ride which brings in around $50,000. The money pays for the cost of shipping the supplies and operating the warehouse. Two bike rides are planned this year: one from September 12-17 and one on September 22. Becky Waggamon is planning to ride in both - please support her with your contributions.
The Lima Rotary Foundation donated $5,000 to MESA at Monday's meeting.
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MESA Bike Rides
Please support Becky Waggamon as she participates in two bikes rides to raise money for MESA.
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Habitat
Habitat For Humanity needs your help tomorrow.
I am sorry for the late notice, but I was contacted by Habitat for Humanity about a service project this weekend from one of their partner organizations, Community Relief.  They are installing a privacy fence in Elida on Saturday and are looking for some bodies to help. I am told lunch is provided. If you can help, let me know, or better yet, go to their project web site at https://communityrelief.net/current-jobs/
 
You can also contact Matt Naylor at relief@ucmc.us for more information.
 
This will count as a Rotary meeting/service project, so wear your Rotary shirt!
 
I hope to make it as well.  We will have more project like this coming up - with more notice, I promise!
 
John
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Scholarships
The Lima Rotary Scholarship Committee will be awarding scholarships to 12 students for the fall sessions.  
These students are attending Apollo Career Center, Bluffton University, Ohio State University–Lima and Rhodes State College. They are pursuing degrees in Biology, Education, Social Work, Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Medical Insurance Specialist.
The members of the Rotary Club wish them the best in their fields of study and in the careers they have selected. To-date the Club has award 1069 scholarships for a total of $799,250.
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Pin
September is wear your pin month!
Training Talk
Want to learn more about Rotary? Check out all the opportunities in this month's Training Talk.
August, 2020
Training Rotary leaders around the world
 
Watch the Rotary Virtual Convention breakout sessions
Thanks to all who participated in the first Rotary Virtual Convention. Recordings of the breakout sessions and other resources are available in the Learning Center through May 2021. Look for them in the 2020 Virtual Convention Breakout Presentations learning topic. You can find more information about learning topics at the end of this newsletter.
 
You can also visit the 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention site to watch featured breakout sessions, including:
  • Using Virtual Tools to Engage Members
  • Grow Rotary Through New Club Types
  • Engage Young Families with Service and Alternative Meetings
 
Call for breakout sessions — Taipei 2021
Do you have an idea or project that you want to share with your Rotary family? Breakout sessions can inspire attendees, help them polish their leadership skills, and give them new ideas for projects, fundraising, strengthening membership, and more!
 
Help us build a breakout program that celebrates Rotary’s diversity. We are seeking proposals in Chinese, English, Japanese, or Korean. Submit your proposal online by Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 23:59 Chicago time (UTC-5).

If you have any questions, write to conventionbreakouts@rotary.org.
 
See what’s new in the improved My Rotary
My Rotary is now faster, easier to navigate, and accessible on your mobile device. There are other great features, too, like improved club and member search functions and more privacy controls. See for yourself at my.rotary.org. While you’re there, update your member profile and privacy settings. Look at the My Rotary: Club Administration course in the Learning Center for guides on how to report and manage members and club officers. And refer to the Using a Club Management System course for updated material on choosing or changing a club management vendor.
 
New courses in the Learning Center.

The courses below, developed by Toastmasters International, are part of an eight-course series on leadership development. They include practice exercises that allow people a chance to practice the concepts they’ve learned and an evaluation component so users can get feedback on what they did well and how they can improve.
 
  • Leadership Basics
    Understand how to set goals, motivate team members, and learn the skills you need to lead a group to accomplish a goal.
  • Leading a Team
    Learn more about making ethical decisions, recognizing contributions, and other components of team leadership.

Learn more about Rotary’s alliance with Toastmasters.

Note: If the direct links to the courses don’t work for you, use your desktop to sign in to the Learning Center at rotary.org/learn and use the search box under the Course Catalogs heading to find the course you’re interested in. If you’re already signed in to My Rotary, hover over the Learning & Reference tab and select Learning Center to access the course catalog.
 
 
 
 
Conducting online club meetings and more
If you’re looking for ideas about conducting and participating in online meetings, as well as ways other than meetings to virtually engage members, visit the Online Club Meetings page in My Rotary.
 
Training tip
Finding materials in Learning Topics
You can use Learning Topics to find valuable resources for training and events. You’ll see documents, presentations, and courses shared by your colleagues.
To improve your search in Learning Topics, use the Type filter to narrow the kind of material you’re looking for. Then use the SORT BY function to put the results in order alphabetically or by the date they were posted. These features will help you find what you want more quickly.
 
 
 
 
 
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Tri-District
Register now for the Tri-District Seminar on September 15 & 23.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
 
RI Districts 6600, 6630 and 6650 are delighted you plan to join us at the upcoming Tri-District Seminar and to take advantage of the opportunity to engage with your fellow Rotarians to exchange  ideas and plan for the future of Rotary as we plan to engage and energize our clubs and our members.   During this registration process you will be asked to select your top three sessions for each day - Tuesday, September 15 and/or Wednesday, September 23, 2020.  
We will do our best to honor your first choice for the breakouts.
To register:   If you are attending on both dates, you must register for each date separately.
 
When: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 You must register in advance for the meeting using this link (note:  this link is ONLY for your registration for September 15th - This is NOT the link you use the day of the event.
Click here    or copy and paste the link below
 After registering, you will then receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting on Tuesday, September 15.

It is very important that you watch for the confirmation, and save it, as it will contain a personal link you will use to join the session the day of the event.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
 
 RI Districts 6600, 6630 and 6650 are delighted you plan to join us at the upcoming Tri-District Seminar and to take advantage of the opportunity to engage with your fellow Rotarians to exchange  ideas and plan for the future of Rotary as we plan to engage and energize our clubs and our members.   During this registration process you will be asked to select your top three sessions for each day - Tuesday, September 15 and/or Wednesday, September 23, 2020.  
We will do our best to honor your first choice for the breakouts. 
To register:   If you are attending on both dates, you must register for each date separately.
When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 You must register in advance for the meeting using this link (note:  this link is ONLY for your registration for September 23rd - This is NOT the link you use the day of the event.)
Click here   or copy and paste the link below
 After registering, you will then receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting on Wednesday, September 23.

It is very important that you watch for the confirmation, and save it, as it will contain a personal link you will use to join the session the day of the event.
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Foundation
Take a few minutes to watch this update on the Rotary Foundation.
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Midwest Shooting Center
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District 6600 Governor
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My Asian Vacation
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