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The Scoop - May 16, 2022
The Bath High School Interact Club took over the Lima Rotary Club meeting on Monday.
Nearly 40 members of the Bath High School Interact club joined us for lunch Monday and conducted the meeting. Club advisor Missy Vandemark told us about 70 students are active in Interact and 43 of them met the requirement of 24 hours of service needed to attend the meeting and receive their Interact pins and patches. Some of the projects they worked on were Rotary's Special Needs Christmas Party, the Bath Schools Father/Daughter Dance, the Sadie Hawkins Dance, the West Ohio Food Bank, Flip The Switch, Meals 'Til Monday, Sertoma Pancake Breakfast, a Mock Crash, Click It Or Ticket, and much more. "We have awesome kids, that are busy kids. Our kids are super busy. Most of them have part time jobs, they're in a sport, they're in band, they're in other clubs, they're taking college courses. This is the best of the best. They are busy, but they still think it's important to serve and be a part of Interact." Interact President Kalie Kitchen told us volunteering has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. "The decision to join Interact and engage in my community has taught me a lot of lessons. First, how lucky I am that I never have been in need of these services. And second, just how one person like myself who sets a little bit of time can really make a difference in our community." This is Missy's last year of being club advisor. She was honored with a plaque.
 
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Plunge For Polio
Are you ready to take a plunge for polio?
We are closer than ever to eradicating polio and we're asking Lima Rotarians to help with our first ever Plunge for Polio event.  
 
At our May 23rd club meeting, we will be selecting Rotarians to sit in a dunk tank to raise funds for polio. If you do not want to be selected to sit in the dunk tank, then you can purchase an immunity ticket for $20 at our next club meeting. Thank you for helping us eradicate polio by taking a Plunge for Polio.
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Reverse Raffle
There are fewer than 50 tickets left for Thursday's Jay Begg Reverse Raffle. Get yours today!
The Lima Rotary Club's Jay Begg Reverse Raffle takes place on June 2 at the Allen County Fairgrounds. It's a fun night with games, dinner, silent auction, great fellowship, and your chance to win part of the $10,000 in cash prizes that will be handed out. It's also a big fundraiser for the Lima Rotary Club so we encourage you to buy a ticket even if you can't attend. Tickets are just $100 and are available from Katy or Cat.
 
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Golf Outing
Join us for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing on August 17 and support our scholarship fund.
Please join us for a fun day of golf, games, and Rotarian camaraderie. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the annual Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing. It will be held on Wednesday, August 17th at Hidden Creek Golf Course with a rain date of Wednesday, August 24th
Last year we had 29 teams competing and raised $39,910, 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 April 2022, the Rotary Memorial Scholarship Fund has helped 1,125 adults to continue their education and to pursue their dream. These scholarships total over $852,250. 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.       
 
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Upcoming Events
Social
Russ & Anne Decker's House
Jul 20, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Speakers
Jun 27, 2022 12:00 PM
Jul 04, 2022
Happy 4th of July!
Jul 11, 2022 12:00 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Jul 18, 2022 12:00 PM
Jul 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Organ Transplants
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