The Scoop - October 3, 2022
The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 135th anniversary.
The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce began serving businesses in our community as the Lima Board of Trade in 1887. As the Chamber celebrates its 135th anniversary, President and CEO Jed Metzger told us their mission is still  "to serve, represent and enhance business growth and success.” The Chamber offers a variety of programs encompassing small business development, membership development, workforce development, legislative advocacy and community development. Jed told us that the Chamber ranks in the top 10% among chambers of similar size across the nation with a 93% retention rate and high engagement with members. Jed says workforce development is a priority right now and they're working with programs for teens like the Lima Senior mentoring program and MakerFest to introduce our youth to some of the career paths available to them. The Chamber is planning a 135th anniversary celebration which will be announced in the near future.
Also at Monday's meeting, we kicked off our annual PolioPlus campaign. Keith Horner encouraged everyone to donate, either by filling out the donation cards at our meetings or online through our website. Our club's goal for this year is $5,000.
We need your help to eradicate polio.

Oct 24, 2022 is World Polio Day and that marks the kick off of the October Polio Plus initiative in the Lima Rotary. As you know, the Lima Rotary joins Rotarians from around the world in an effort to eliminate polio. The vaccine is 99% effective if given fully. The worst forms of polio cause paralysis and there is no cure. This means that prevention/vaccination is the best proven course of action. Please join Rotarians around the world and donate to the polio plus campaign. Any amount is greatly appreciated. 

To see how devastating polio can be, please watch this link. 

You may donate securely to PolioPlus by clicking here.
Please indicate that you'd like this donation to go to Polio Plus above the Country/Region box. It has a + sign and says write a note

Social Meeting
Join the Lima Rotary Club for our next social meeting.
October 13th at Purple Feet Wine Boutique is our next Rotary social! Come and join us from 5:00-7:00 for some good food and drinks! We will also be sharing information about Rotary's fight to eradicate polio. Being a friend of you can, we look forward to seeing you there! RSVP to Demi L Burden if you plan to attend.
Blood Clinic
Mark your calendar for the Lima Rotary Club's Fall Blood Clinic on November 5th!
The Lima Rotary Annual Blood Clinic, in partnership with the Lima Memorial Lab Services, will be held Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at Senior Citizens Services located at 3400 W. Elm Street, Lima, OH 45805. Please tell your family and friends this is a perfect way to get  much-needed blood tests done at a discounted rate with results mailed directly to you. This is the largest fundraiser for our Lima Rotary Foundation and 100% of the proceeds go to support services within our community! Please come have your tests done at this fundraiser! We are now accepting credit cards for the Rotary Blood Clinic! If you have any questions or would like to donate your time to volunteer at this event, please contact Tracie Sanchez at 419-296-1338 or email You may download the registration form here, fill it out and bring it with you to the clinic.
Fall Festival
Bring the whole family for Rotary District 6600's Fall Family Festival!
Rotarians & families are invited to District 6600's Fall Family Festival on Sunday, October 23 for free admission to the corn maze and hayrides plus more fun fall activities available.  Stop by Suter's Produce, 4678 Road R, Pandora, OH 45877, from 1pm to 5pm to join in on the fun.  All are welcome! Register today on dacDB.
One Rotary Summit
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Special Needs Christmas Party
Shawnee United Methodist Church
Dec 03, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Dec 10, 2022
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Dec 19, 2022
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