Dear club members, it was a sad week for our club with the passing of two of our Rotarians, John Gaeth and John Guagenti.  Please continue to keep both families in your thoughts and prayers during this time.
The Scoop - August 5, 2019
It's that time of season, it's that time of year, the Allen County Fair is here.
The 169th Allen County Fair runs from August 16-24 and Fair Manager Bob Fricke Says it's going to be a great time. All the traditional favorites are back 35 rides, lots of food, livestock exhibits, open class exhibits, merchant exhibits, and six entertainment areas. This year's headline concert is Kane Brown with Seaforth. Bob says there are only a few hundred tickets left for the concert and when they sell out, this will be the largest concert ever hosted at the fairgrounds, with more than 11,000 people in attendance. This year, for the first time, adult beverages will be sold at the concert with 100% of the proceeds going to fund capital improvements on the grounds. Bob says the new roof on the dairy barn cost $50,000 and the new roof on the pony barn was $20,000, plus they've updated the bleachers and made other improvements to the fairgrounds, so this extra money is definitely needed.
All the festivities begin on Sunday, August 11 with the Allen County Fair Parade. It begins at 2:00 at Northland Plaza and marches down Main Street to Town Square. Events begin at 7:00am on Friday, August 16, withe the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 4:00 that afternoon. The fair closes at midnight on Saturday, August 24. Fricke says nearly 200,000 people attend the Allen County Fair every year. Tickets are just $7 and season passes and memberships are available. There is one change with tickets this year...those who purchase individual tickets will not be able to return to the fairgrounds once they have left, but those who purchases season passes and memberships are welcome to leave and return.
Also at Monday's meeting, nearly $57,000 was presented to the Lima Rotary Foundation from the following sources:
Spring Blood Clinic- $10,740.00
Scholarship proceeds from the golf outing- $40,000.00
Bueno Noches Fund- $721.00
Voluntary Scholarship contribution- $5,325.00
Thanks to everyone who made this possible. We use these funds to provide scholarships to non-traditional students, awards grants to local non-profit organizations and fund international service.
We also got a floor show and update from the High Octane Drumline from Pilot Bradley. He says in the eight years of High Octane's existence, they have served 75 students. The Lima Rotary Club has helped purchase equipment for the drumline as well the trailer used to transport it. High Octane Drumline has open enrollment from September 1-September 30. Interested students can contact the Bradfield Center for more information.
And congratulations to Heather Jordan who received her blue badge.
The Scoop - July 29, 2019
Form Based Zoning can make the Greater Lima Region a more desirable place to live.
The country's first city-wide zoning code was the result of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in New York City in 1911 which killed 146 people. Our own Tim Stanford told us that, more than a century later, there are now more than 30,000 zoning codes around the country. "There is no national standard for zoning. It is local. Zoning becomes the rules by which we live together." 25 years ago Form Based Zoning was created. "One of the goals of Form Based Zoning codes is to create places. And more importantly, places where people want to live. It's designed to create neighborhoods that are walkable. Buildings match their environment so they don't stand out. The outdoor spaces are seen as an extension of the interior space; it's like creating outdoor rooms. Form Based Code is also a community vision, so the people who are going to be living with the code are coming up with it. When you look at an area like the Greater Lima Region, the problem is that for decades, people have been moving away. That people have been making a choice that if they go live somewhere else, their lives will be better. So, how can we change? How can we make the area livable and desirable? Imagine the Greater Lima Region as one community where the cities, the villages and townships are revisioned as neighborhoods, districts and corridors. The Form Based Code can unite a region with a concept of principles and practices to build communities where people want to live and to get to a shared community. By engaging in a broad regional dialogue, using the language of the Form Based Code, we can create places where our children and grandchildren will want to live. We can create order, beauty and a future."
Also at Monday's meeting, the following members exchanged their red badges for blue badges: Chris Hughes, Ben Swartz, Scott Cockerell, John Guagenti and Craig Kupferberg.
Esther Baldridge announced that this quarter's Rottery proceeds will benefit the Abilities Playground project. She says so far, $100,000 of the $1.25 million needed has been raised.
Paul Harris Fellow
Learn more about Paul Harris Fellowship and how you participate as a Rotarian.
The yellow ribbons worn by Rotarians on the first Monday of the month designate Paul Harris Fellows. So, what does that mean and how might you join them?
Every Rotarian who makes a monetary gift to the Rotary Foundation has a record of their giving maintained by Rotary International.  Whether the gift supports the Annual Fund or Polio-Plus, member gifts count toward recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow.  For each dollar donated to The Rotary Foundation a “recognition point” is awarded to the member. A Paul Harris Fellow has given (or received recognition points from others) a total of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. 
Upon designation as a Paul Harris Fellow, the member is presented a certificate, medallion with ribbon, and a pin recognizing their achievement. As an incentive to support the Annual Fund, after a member has given $500 in total contributions for the first time, their giving is matched by Lima Rotary - elevating them to Paul Harris Fellowship.    
The Rotary Foundation funds numerous programs and projects to improve lives and living conditions throughout the world. Responding to poverty, hunger, thirst, brutality, homelessness, illness and other human challenges is our shared responsibility. Because Rotarians have been given much in life, every Rotarian is asked to support these Foundation programs by contributing $100 per year. Known as Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY), donations can be made online, by check, or by including $25 with your quarterly dues.
Give because you can. Give because it’s been given to you.
Lakeview Farms
Join the Lima Rotary Club for a private tour of Lakeview Farms.
Wine Raffle
Only a few tickets are left for our Holiday Wine Raffle. Get yours now!
Get your ticket for the Christmas wine raffle before they're gone! Only 25 tickets are being sold at $30 each. Every ticket purchased gets a bottle of wine wrapped in a Christmas bag. The prize bottle is valued at more than $100! See Cat for your ticket today.
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