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Movies in the Park
Don't miss The Greatest Showman at the next Movies in the Park on June 21.
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The Scoop - May 20, 2019
Consider vacationing in Cuba.
Cuba is a wonderful place to go on vacation, according our guest speaker, Mindi Wells. Mindi traveled there in both 2016 and 2018 and highly recommends it. She says visiting Cuba is like stepping back in time since its once-booming economy came to a screeching halt in 1959 in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution and its adoption of communism. The sanctions have since been relaxed and now tourism is a major part of Cuba's economy, with 4.8 million tourists visiting the island last year, and a 48% increase in cruise traffic. The island's tour guides are certified by the government and are restricted as to what they can show tourists and what they can say, but Mindi says there is still plenty to see and do with shopping, nightlife, restaurants and beaches. The United States still doesn't permit visiting Cuba for "pure tourism," but you can go for "educational" purposes and several other reasons and there are regular flights and cruises there.
 
Also at Monday's meeting the Lima Rotary Scholarship Committee acknowledged 11 new Scholarship Winners with scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.  The scholarships are for summer session 2019. Students are enrolled at Apollo Career Center, Bluffton University, Rhodes State College, The Ohio State University-Lima and The University of Northwest OH.  Fields of study include Registered Nursing, Licensed Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, Radiological Imaging, Respiratory Therapy, BS Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Welding Certification and Sports Marketing/Sports Management.
 
Since its inception in May 2001, the program has awarded 1013 scholarships for a total of $744,250. Congratulations to each of the winners.
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Golf Outing
Join us for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing on June 12 and help support the Lima Rotary Club's scholarship fund.
This year’s Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at Hidden Creek Golf Course in Bluffton, Ohio.  The outing begins with a shotgun start at 9:00am and finishes with a delicious luncheon where the team winners will be announced along with the winners of our many fabulous door prizes and the big winner of 50/50 drawing! This year’s scramble will also include a number of exciting games that will be incorporated into the outing to make the day even more exciting and competitive. Last year we had 22 teams competing and are hoping to add a few more as well as crushing last year’s total of $40,000, 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 March 2019, over 1,002 adults wishing to continue their education have received scholarships from the Lima Rotary Club. These scholarships total over $733,250. 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.    
If you'd like to volunteer for the golf outing or donate a door prize, see Andy Wannemacher.  
 
 
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3K Run
Join the UNOH Rotaract Club for a 3K color run on June 1.
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MESA Mortgage Burning
The MESA warehouse has been paid off and a big mortgage burning celebration is planned for June 15.
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MESA Bike Tour
The MESA Bike Tour is underway!
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Reds Game
Join us for Rotary day at the Reds!
Rotary members,  family & friends are invited to spend a day at the Great American Ballpark for Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies on Sunday, July 28th at 1:10pm. 
The $125 per person Fox Sports Club package includes:
Bus ride to the park and back
All-inclusive buffet and soft drinks
Access to indoor club, assigned club level seats
Stacked group seating outside between home and first plate
RSVP to csarno@limapallet.com by May 31st to join us for this fun-filled day!

 
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Upcoming Events
Social Hour
The Met
Jun 27, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Changing of the Guard
Jul 01, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Social Hour
The Met
Jul 23, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Rotary Day at the Reds
Jul 28, 2019
1:10 PM – 4:00 PM
 
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Speakers
Jul 01, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
Lima Rotary Community Stage and Park
Jul 15, 2019
Ohio Supreme Court
Jul 22, 2019
Ohio Means Jobs - Employing a Region
Jul 29, 2019
Zoning for Fun and Profit
Aug 05, 2019
Allen County Fair
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