The Scoop - September 28, 2020
From meatballs to sushi, John Heaphy shares his 42 years in Lima's restaurant scene.
Lima Rotarians received an interesting overview of the career of local restaurant owner John Heaphy. He shared his long history of hard work and taking chances. Some of his earlier ventures weren’t as successful as others but he has had an amazing journey which has led him to being the owner of the wildly successful and growing full service Beer Barrel Pizza restaurants, the popular Happy Daz fast food locations, and the one of a kind steakhouse and entertainment venue, Old City Prime.
John said he loves Lima and he loves what he is doing. He especially enjoys the collaboration with his son who he refers to as his friend and trusted business partner.
He told Lima Rotarians that the COVID-19 pandemic has offered unique challenges but has also lead him to moving a new and exciting project a head on his schedule. A brand new Beer Barrel Pizza will be built on Harding Highway in Bath Township this fall. 
From washing dishes at the Milano Club to learning to make pizzas from his uncle, John has spent his entire life in the restaurant business. He said he is excited about the future and loves the opportunity to invest in Lima. He is extremely excited about all of the projects happening downtown and says we must seize this great opportunity.
With your help we can eradicate polio.
I want to thank each of you for your continued support of Rotary’s PolioPlus initiative. We are making incredible strides in eradicating this horrible disease, but we need your continued support! Even a small contribution can help protect many children from this disease.
• $30 - provides 200 children with this lifesaving vaccine
• $60 - provides 300 children with this lifesaving vaccine
We are asking every Rotarian to consider donating at least $50 in our efforts to eradicate polio. We are also looking for creative items to auction. Every dollar donated will be matched with an additional two dollars by the Gates Foundation.
Visit the link below to donate or fill out the cards that are on the tables at our meetings and don’t forget to share this donation page with others. Together we can eradicate polio and save numerous children from this disease!
Thank you,
Derek Stemen & Keith Horner, PolioPlus Chairs
Zone Meeting
Share information, build connections and exchange ideas at the Rotary Virtual Zone Summit October 10.
One of the main reasons I joined Rotary was so that I could meet interesting people in other industries.  You see, I am an introvert and I don’t go out to meet new people on my own very often.  The great thing about Rotarians around the world is that most of them are not as reserved as me.  I just show up and they come to me!  I have done my best to attend Rotary district events and training sessions over the years.  I have met Rotarians from all over the US and the world.  There are so many very interesting people in the world of Rotary who are doing many great things.  This year has been a little different, but I still have met a lot of new people through Rotary Zoom meetings and webinars. 
There is a really great event scheduled for October 10.  Please see this link for details:
Unfortunately, I am traveling this day and will not be able to attend.  I am hoping that a number of our club members can attend (in the recent past, our club has not been very well represented at these types of events.  But that is the past and I know we are a NEW club now).  You might think I am talking to senior Rotarians, or board members, or someone else.  Actually, I am talking to you.  Take a chance to grow your relationship with Rotary.  Learn something new.  Meet someone new.  Don’t plan for the whole day.  Go for an hour.  Learn something that you can bring back to our club to make us better.
For those of you who can attend, please let me know so we can spread the knowledge you gain.
Thank you for your consideration.
Yours in service,
Significant Club
Training Talk
Learn more about online training opportunities in this month's issue of Training Talk.
Shifting to online training
In the past several months, we’ve all learned a lot about how to transform in-person training into online training. Rotary has also developed more resources to help you manage your upcoming training events. Here are some strategies:
  • Find new ideas — Review the Offering Training Online document in the District Trainer Best Practices learning topic to get ideas about how to convert your training.
  • Assign courses — Assign courses in the Learning Center to replace in-person training. Look at the list in the course catalog (PDF) to see what’s available.
  • Consider an online-first approach — Assign online courses or other materials before a virtual meeting. Then, in the meeting, participants can reinforce what they learned from the materials by role-playing scenarios, practicing skills in a workshop, or having small-group discussions.
  • Get Learning Center reports to monitor people’s progress — District trainers can take the Access to Learning Center Reports course. After they complete it, our team will set up two weekly reports that are emailed directly to district trainers.
Leader’s guides for your training events
Our leader’s guides include suggested speaking points, activities, and worksheets for your training. Customize them to suit your needs. Share these guides, available at, with facilitators:
  • District Team Training Seminar Leader’s Guide
  • District Trainer Seminar Leader’s Guide
  • District Training Assembly Leader’s Guide
  • Grant Management Seminar Leader’s Guide
  • Presidents-elect Training Seminar Leader’s Guide
In addition to these guides, the Train the Trainer Seminar Leader’s Guide offers topics and worksheets you can customize for training facilitators.
District Vibrant Club Workshop
The new District Vibrant Club Workshop Leader’s Guide is here! This new workshop replaces three seminars: those on district membership, The Rotary Foundation, and our public image. It’s a chance for members to learn how membership, public image, and the Foundation work together to help us fulfill Rotary’s strategic plan, known as our Action Plan.
Publications that are becoming online courses
Rotary stopped offering print publications for purchase in April, and as various manuals are turned into online courses, we'll also stop offering PDFs of those publications. This table lists the discontinued items and the courses that have replaced them. Make sure your club, district, and zone websites have the current links:
 Lead Your Club: Secretary
 Lead Your Club: Treasurer
 Lead Your Club: Membership Committee
 Lead Your Club: Rotary Foundation  Committee
 Lead Your Club: Public Image Committee
 Lead Your Club: Service Project Committee
 Lead Your Club: Administration Committee
 Lead Your District: Governor
 Lead Your District: Assistant Governor
Grant management recertification
Members can now be recertified for grants in the Learning Center. The Grant Management Seminar Recertification course is available for people who have previously completed the full nine-course Grant Management Seminar and now just need to maintain their qualification to apply for grants.

We’re here to support you in your training efforts. Send your questions and suggestions to the Learning and Development staff at
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