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Special Needs Christmas Party
Shawnee United Methodist Church
Dec 09, 2017
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Dec 16, 2017
Blood Drive
Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center
Jan 15, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dec 11, 2017
A Live Discussion About Death
Dec 18, 2017
Dec 25, 2017
Merry Christmas!
Jan 01, 2018
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The Scoop - August 28, 2017
Dash & Joey's - second successful community business investment by Chad Endsley.
Our guest speaker at this week’s Rotary Club meeting was Chad Endsley, a young entrepreneur who is turning out successful business enterprises in Allen County with great contributions to quality of life and health in our community.  Dash and Joey's Gourmet Smoothies and Juices opened in June 2017 on Eastown Road between two other popular food-based stores – Sara’s Sweets and Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn.  Their smoothie and juice recipes are all named after movie titles and are their own creations, made with all-natural ingredients and no added sugar.  Their sales and clients have been double what they expected in these early start-up months and they credit that success to relationships that have been built over the past nine years since they opened Anytime Fitness.  Endsley noted that Lima was ready for a smoothie bar, but it took much hard work, courage, time and money to make this dream come true.
Today the generosity of the club was evidenced when a total of $28,365 was announced in grants and scholarships.  Jeff Fitzgerald, Foundation Chair presented a check to each of the following organizations: Lima Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Programs, DARE, and Soldiers of Honor.  Bill Timmermeister, Scholarship Committee Chair, presented eleven of the twenty-two college and higher learning scholarships that are being awarded this year.  Timmermeister reflected on Rotary’s support in building a stronger workforce and providing financial incentive for nontraditional students.
Aaron McLaurine advanced to Blue Badge status from his new member Red Badge.  Five new members were inducted into the Lima Rotary Club during this jam packed meeting: Joel Mengerink, Rich Dackin, Bob Fricke, Laura Meyer, and Steve Conrad.  Attendance of the previous meeting was reported at 119 members and guests.
We raised $603.00 for Hurricane Harvey at our last Monday meeting to send through the Red Cross to Texas. 
The Lima Rotary Club awards its quarterly scholarships.
On Monday August 28, 2017, twenty-two (22) non-traditional students were awarded Lima Rotary Club Certificates acknowledging their scholarship awards in the amount of $500 for those pursuing certificate programs and $1,000 for degreed programs for Fall 2017.  Students are pursuing higher education in Sociology, Medical Social Worker, Registered Nursing, AS in Nursing, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Elementary Education and AA Human Services.   These students plan to attend Apollo Career Center, Bluffton University, The Ohio State University – Lima, and Rhodes State College and the University of Northern OH.  Congratulations to each of them! Currently, the program has awarded 916 scholarships for a total of $649,750.
New Members
Welcome to our new members:  Bob Fricke, Joel Mengerink, Rich Dackin, Laura Meyer and Steve Conrad!
Social Night
Enjoy these pictures from the August Social Night.
The Scoop - August 21, 2017
High school football is back and so are the rivalries.
High school football naturally lends itself to rivalry, and the region this year has it on great display.
Vince Koza, host of “Koza in the Morning,” on 93.1 The Fan and sports marketing director for Childers Media Group, organized and emceed Lima Rotary Club’s annual high school football preview Monday. The county’s head coaches gathered to talk shop and assess their teams’ chances this season.
One rivalry will be renewed: Bath and Allen East will play each other after a several-year hiatus. The cross-conference game used to be a staple, and both coaches Monday said they were looking forward to renewing the game.
On the other side of the county, the rivalry between the Delphos Jefferson Wildcats and Spencerville Bearcats heated up with a coaching move. Chris Sommers, who had been head coach at Delphos, moved to rival Spencerville. Jefferson, Northwest Conference champions last year, will be tested this year by a more balanced conference. The Wildcats and Bearcats won’t match up until week 10, and chances are it will be a meaningful game with playoff implications.
“The time to reflect has come and gone,” Sommers said. “It’s time to focus on the season, and Delphos Jefferson is the team to beat.”
Also in the county, Lima Senior High School Spartans open away against rival Middletown. The team is built for some power running football this year, second year head coach Andre Griffin said. He has not yet settled on a starting quarter back.
Lima Central Catholic is eager to move on from last year’s atypical losing season affected by significant injuries. The team returns 16 letterwinners.
Bath High School Interact hosts "Yes Fest."
The Bath High School Interact Club is holding its first major event on Tuesday, 9/5/17. They are calling it "Yes Fest" and are hoping it will encourage
students to join school clubs as well as volunteer in our community. Many non-profits and other organizations will have booths that the students will
browse. We hope that they all find something to say YES to. Our Bath Interact Club wants to spread their message of "Service Above Self!" If you are interested
in having Bath High School students volunteer for your group, and haven't already been contacted about setting up a booth, call Missy Vandemark at
Refinery Tour
Husky Refinery is doing a Rotary tour of their plant on October 24th.  4:00-5:30.  Contact Cat Sarno for a reservation.
Lantern Tour
If you like ghost stories, you'll want to join us for Rotary's own Lantern Tour!
Downtown Lima Inc. has extended their Lantern Tours for Rotary! Bring your friends & family and take a tour through historic buildings!  Lima has a unique history all its own. From historic mobster shootouts, murdered sheriffs and slayings, to documented haunts of downtown buildings and spooky legends. Only here will you find out how it all wen down!
Only 30 Tickets Available - First Come, First Serve!
$25 a ticket (They will sell out FAST!)
Saturday, October 14th at 5:30PM
The Tour will take the Trolley from haunted venue to venue!
Contact Cat Sarno for tickets and more information.
Lima Rotary's Twitter is up and running.
We have expanded our club’s social media reach by setting up a Twitter account. Our username is @limarotaryclub. Please follow us and retweet our messages. If you don’t have a Twitter account, consider creating one. Twitter is a great way to communicate and share information. We are posting fun and exciting messages every day!
Polio Day
Be sure to attend Rotary on October 23rd for World Polio Day.
World Polio Day will be celebrated at our October 23rd Monday meeting.  We will be having pizza for polio and piggy for polio for everyone to leave their loose change to go toward Polio Plus.  Dr. Hubbell will be speaking about polio and sharing a patient’s story. Our polio flag will also be hung in Lima's Town Square.
Dictionary Distribution
Dictionary Distribution will be coming soon in October!  Details to follow!
District Conference
Save the dates:  May 18-20 2018 is the District Conference at the Toledo Renaissance Center. 
Here's a special for Rotarian poker players. MIT is offering a course in how to win at Texas hold'em.
Course Overview Home » Courses » Sloan School of Management » How to Win at Texas Hold'em Poker » Syllabus
  • Poker Concepts: preflop ranges, 3-betting, continuation betting, check-raising, floating, bet sizing, implied odds, polarization, ICM theory, data mining in poker
  • Math Concepts: probability and expectation, variance and the Law of Large Numbers, Nash Equilibrium
  • General Concepts: decisions vs. results, exploitative play vs. balanced play, risk management