The Scoop - October 17, 2022
Lima Rotary Club marks World Polio Day.
World Polio Day is October 24, a day to celebrate the progress made toward eradication of the disease and to raise awareness of the work still to be done. Dr. Susan Hubbell told us that 
Rotary has been working to stop polio for over 30 years. In 1988 there were 350,000 cases in 125 countries. As of 2021 there were 5 cases due to wild polio virus Type 1 in 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan,  compared to 140 cases in 2020. Some of the factors affecting the eradication of polio are: limited access to vaccination due to unrest, civil war, and insurgency; insufficient quality of polio eradication operations; insecurity, access problems and misinformation; compromises imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Regarding the recent case of polio in New York, the patient was not vaccinated for polio and had traveled out of the country and was exposed to someone who recently had the oral polio vaccine. Dr. Hubbell told us that it's still vitally important for all children to be vaccinated against polio.
Also at Monday's meeting, we presented the proceeds from last quarter's Rottery drawings to the Marimor Legacy Foundation to benefit the All Ability Playground. John Payne exchanged his red badge for his blue badge. And we passed the bucket for Civic Center tech Gary whose apartment was damaged by flooding and raised $287. Thank you for your generosity!
We had a great time at Thursday's social!
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

Blood Clinic
Register now for the 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.
Bell Ringing
We're ringing bells for the Salvation Army on Saturday December 10th from 9:00-5:00 at the Lima Mall's main entrance, Kewpee West and Allentown Walmart. See Joe Watson to sign up.
One Rotary Summit
Register now for One Rotary Summit.
Safe Water
Giving to the Rotary Foundation helps to provide clean water to the less fortunate. An example of helping is our latest project in Honduras to install latrines in the Merendon Mountains.
Give her safe water and give her more choices
Access to safe water at home gives girls more choices. Rather than time spent sick from unsafe water or collecting the water their families need to survive, girls have more opportunity to learn, earn, and create the life they choose.
On International Day of the Girl, empower girls and their families with access to safe water at home and with it, more choices.
Give $25 monthly and every month you will help change the lives of family after family in need.
Conversations That Matter
Register now for Conversations That Matter.

Dear Rotary Members in Zones 30 and 31,

Please share with all members of your District:

October 27 is the date of Zones 30 and 31 kickoff for the 2022 Conversations That Matter Virtual Series with Rotary International President Nominee Stephanie Urchick.

Thursday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m. CT/6:00 p.m. ET


I am committed to bringing Rotary members together to celebrate, exchange ideas and do good in the world.
That’s the spirit of the Conversations That Matter Virtual Series.

Come celebrate Rotary's future leadership in serving our communities. Registration is OPEN  with limited space for  Conversations That Matter with Rotary International President Nominee Stephanie Urchick.  Stephanie’s history-making leadership and personal warmth make her an engaging and sought-after speaker.
Have a question for Stephanie? You can enter your question when you register!

Here are the Details to Register!

Conversations that Matter with Rotary International President Nominee Stephanie Urchick
Thursday, Octover 27, 2022 5:00 PM CT / 6:00 PM ET

SPACE IS LIMITED – Advance Registration is required:


You matter, and the conversations we have matter to the future of Rotary. Please join this meaningful dialogue with Stephanie, and thank you for being a Rotarian.


Elizabeth Usovicz
Rotary International Director, Zones 30 and 31

Rotary In Review
Rotary In Review
Rotary in Review
7 October 2022
A roundup of Rotary news
A new weapon in the fight against polio
A modified polio vaccine, nOPV2, is offering new hope in the fight to eradicate polio. The reengineered formula has a lower risk of causing vaccine-derived poliovirus. This means it is less likely that the weakened strain of poliovirus used in the vaccine will mutate and spur outbreaks in communities where immunization levels are low. The vaccine first rolled out in March 2021. In the first half of 2022, more than 370 million doses have been administered in more than 20 countries. Read more about what went into developing this vaccine or listen to the story on our Rotary Podcast.
This week's stories
Rotary pledges $150 million toward polio eradication
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones appeared on the main stage at the star-studded Global Citizen Festival on 24 September to highlight Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio and announce an additional $150 million pledge toward that end. Jones spoke in front of 60,000 people in New York City and tens of thousands more online and on TV. Learn more about Rotary’s most recent pledge in the fight against this disease.
Poland Rotarians create a safe home for Ukrainian refugees
Natalia Prokhor arrived in Poland in early March. She’s one of 17 deaf Ukrainians who were brought together by relief agencies to live in a house in Wojciechów, owned by Janusz Milanowksi, a member of the Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Currie-Sklodowska, Poland. He and his wife bought the house intending to use it for a center for teenagers struggling with addiction. But with thousands of Ukrainian refugees needing a place to stay, the couple decided to open the home to the refugees instead. Read their story.
Register now for World Polio Day event
World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond will be held 21-22 October, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event will provide an update on the effort to eradicate polio and look beyond immunizations at enhancing the health of the children saved by the vaccines and their mothers. Register now for the in-person event.
Enter the 2022 Interact Awards
Submit your video, photo, and/or essay nominations for the 2022 Interact Awards by 1 December 2022 for a chance to be named “Best Video,” “Best Photo,” or “Best Essay” and receive funds to support your Interact club’s next project!
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Presidential Initiatives
Learn more about Rotary International President Jennifer Jones's initiatives.
Membership Minute
Membership Minute
Membership Minute
October 2022
Ideas for strengthening membership
The State of Rotary’s Membership 
Did you know that the number of clubs has grown in both Rotary and Rotaract? Or that the comfort and care of our members is the single greatest factor in member satisfaction? Learn about the latest membership trends in the newly updated State of Rotary’s Membership presentation. The 15-slide PowerPoint presentation shows how we’re doing as of 1 July. It can be shared and is easy to customize for your region. 

If you want to learn more about setting membership goals, watch the recordings of the first two webinars in the From Insight to Action series. Register now for the last webinar in this series, which will take place on Wednesday, 9 November, at 11:00 Chicago time (UTC-6). Everyone who registers will receive a recording via email.
Service Above Self Award nominations due this month
The Service Above Self Award is one of Rotary International’s highest distinctions in service, honoring Rotarians — and now also Rotaractors — who help others by volunteering their time and talents. Only district governors can nominate candidates for this award, and no more than 150 recipients are selected each year. If you know someone who has demonstrated exemplary service, encourage their governor to nominate them for the Service Above Self Award between 1 and 31 October. Read about one past recipient’s service
Call for stories
One of RI President Jennifer Jones’ initiatives this year is to focus on the comfort and care of our members. If you have a success story about engaging members in a meaningful way that you’d like to share with us, write to
Get ready for World Polio Day
As we get closer to World Polio Day on 24 October, we need your help to raise awareness about Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio. Download the World Polio Day Toolkit for resources and tips that will help you plan activities and use social media to promote a polio-free world. Tell us how you’re participating by registering your club’s event.
2022 Interact Awards
The 2022 Interact Awards are here! This year, Interact clubs are invited to show how their members are champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion through their projects, club, and community. Awards will be given for best video, best photo, and best essay. Interact sponsors and advisers, let your clubs know that nominations are due by 1 December.
Finding a sense of belonging in Rotary 
Maricler Botelho, assistant governor of District 4510, first discovered Rotary through her husband, Laércio G. Domingues. She was already participating in various service projects when she was invited to become a member. Learn how Rotary instilled in her a strong sense of belonging.
Easy ways to create international connections 
What does husking corn have to do with creating international connections? Find out how members of the Rotary Club of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, built relationships with the international community in their city and learn how you can implement these ideas in your own club. 
Membership Minute is a bimonthly newsletter that provides the latest membership trends, strategies, best practices, and resources to help strengthen membership in your clubs. The newsletter is sent to Rotary coordinators, district governors, district membership chairs, Rotary club membership chairs, Rotary club presidents, Rotary club presidents-elect, Rotaract club presidents and subscribers. Please forward this to anyone who may be interested. 

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Learning In Action
Learning in action - developing Rotary leaders around the world.
October 2022
This monthly newsletter, formerly known as Training Talk, has been reimagined to better reflect the experiences of Rotary trainers and the resources you use to help people take action.

Learning in Action will continue to include updates about the Learning Center and news from other areas of Rotary that support training and development for Rotarians, Rotaractors, and others in the Rotary network.

Plus, Learning in Action will have a section dedicated to stories and tips from Rotary trainers who create engaging learning experiences all around the world.

We’re excited to read your stories in this forum where trainers can learn from one another.
Learning Center resources
In preparation for Rotary Foundation Month in November, share these key courses with members:
Are you preparing a speech? Take these courses first:
To get access to the Learning Center, create a My Rotary account and sign in.
What's happening in Rotary
The governors-nominee training seminars and governors-elect training seminars are happening now or starting soon. Use these learning plans to find out what content to recommend to governors-nominee and governors-elect as they prepare for their seminars:
Upcoming Events
Fall Blood Clinic
Senior Citizen Services
Nov 05, 2022
6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Dec 10, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Christmas Party
Dec 19, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Oct 24, 2022 12:00 PM
Rotary District 6600 Governor
Oct 31, 2022 12:00 PM
Improving Educational Outcomes
Nov 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Nov 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Nov 21, 2022 12:00 PM
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