The Scoop - April 19, 2021
Coaches Mark Triplett and Nick Bertke and seventeen members of the Shawnee boys basketball team joined us for a celebration of their outstanding 2021 season. They ended the year with a
50-2 record and a state semi final appearance. Emcee Matt Childers says, "This year's Shawnee team will be in the conversation of the all time great teams from our community. It was really a pleasure to be able to watch you. The way that you played, the class, the way you handled things, the way you competed and the way you represented our community, it was a real pleasure to watch you guys." Congratulations everyone!
Jay Begg Reverse Raffle
Get your tickets today for the Jay Begg Reverse Raffle on June 3.
The Jay Begg Reverse Raffle Tickets
Rotarians, this is a fundraiser for our local Lima Foundation. Please purchase at least ONE ticket to make this event successful.
Jay was always a team player and Jay brought the first Rotary Reverse Raffle to our Rotary Club! 
In his honor, his family agreed to allow us to rebrand it in Jay's name!
One Ticket,
Raises more than $10,000 that goes right back into the community!
Please support this event and buy a ticket today! Contact Cat for your ticket.
Also, we still need auction items. Please bring your items to the Wingate to Katy Page. You can drop them off at any time! 
NOTE:  we need to know the value of your item(s) 
Please have the auction items in Monday, May 10th
Thank you to all who've already donated!
Golf Outing
Register now for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing on July 21 and support our scholarship fund!
This year marks the 21st anniversary of the annual Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing. It will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at Hidden Creek Golf Course with a rain date of Wednesday, August 25th. The Golf Committee is working closely with Hidden Creek Golf Course to again ensure our participants' safety against COVID.  
Last year we had 27 teams competing and raised over $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 2021, over 1,089 adults wishing to continue their education have received scholarships from the Lima Rotary Club. These scholarships total over $817,250. 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.      
The golf outing is open to the public so please invite your friends to join us. Contact Andy Wannemacher today to register or click here to register online.
Rotary Service Awards
Get your nominations in for the Lima Rotary Club's Avenues of Service Awards.
Every year since 2009 - 2010, the Club has acknowledged individual club members each year for outstanding Club, Community, International, and Vocational Service. In 2015 – 2016, Youth Services was added. These awards were named for past presidents who represented those avenues of service in their daily lives. Those include:
the Rex Perry Club Service Award,
the Rudolph Community Service Award,
the Goodnight International Service Award,
the Wemmer Vocational Service Award and, 
the Hulsken Youth Service Award.
These past few years, club members have nominated fellow club members for the awards and the Board of Directors has selected the winner in each category. Please send your nominations to Club Secretary Rita Brown at by Wednesday May 5, 2021. The Board will vote on your nominations and select a winner in each category at the board meeting on Tuesday May 11, 2021. Those selected as winners will be recognized at our Annual Changing of the Guard Party. This year it will be held during the Club meeting on Monday June 28, 2021.
Here is the criterion for each category of award and the list of past winners.
Thank you.
Get your Rotary apparel now! For each item you purchase, $5 will be donated to our PolioPlus fund. This is also a great way to show your Rotary pride, support a great cause, and get some great apparel for when you are volunteering in the community.
District Newsletter
Check out the April District 6600 newsletter and stay up to date with everything happening in northwest Ohio.
Virtual Conference
Registration is now open for our Virtual Multi-District Conference. Pre-registration is required to attend.  
Theme: Rotary - A World of Opportunities
Friday night will feature music, prizes, and inspiration. On Saturday you will have the unique opportunity to hear powerful Rotary stories with an Ohio connection and a global impact.

When:  Friday April 23, 2021 6:30-8:30 pm and Saturday April 24, 2021 from 9:00 - 11:00 am. 

Registration Link: 

Register by April 10th and you will receive a free conference T-shirt sent via mail!

Cost to Attend: None!

Important Registration Information:

1. Our District # is 6600 NW Ohio (DG Hodkinson).

2.  For the Thursday night event - Click on "I am not in District 6630."  Thursday is an event for D6630 members only.

3. Your confirmation will be arriving from

4. The confirmation contains a Join Meeting Link
        • This link is unique to each of you.
        • Do NOT share your confirmation link. Only registered attendees can enter the meeting.
        • Be sure you login the day(s) of the event using the email you registered with.

5. If you are using the Zoom desktop app – please be sure your application is updated to the most current version (this is not applicable to those who login using the web application).
6. Here is sample to show you where to find that your Join Meeting Link that will be in the email from Rotary District 6630:

Please join me for this exciting event!

Keith W. Hodkinson
District Governor 2020-2021
District 6600

P.O. Box 611
Tiffin, OH 44883-0611

419-455-9872 (o)
419-618-1862 (c)


Earth Day
This week we celebrated Earth Day. Learn more about Rotary's long history of environmental leadership.
Earth Day was started in 1970 and is held annually to demonstrate support for protection of the environment.  
Rotarians and Rotaractors understand that the whole world is their backyard and this year’s Earth Day is especially meaningful. Starting in a few months on 1 July, 2021, supporting the environment will officially be Rotary’s seventh area of focus, which guide us in our service work and are categories of service activities supported by global grants. It joins peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development. 
To start, you can learn all about why Rotary has decided to address this important issue facing the world today: 
An example of how one Rotarian is supporting the environment and making social change is Binish Desai of the Rotary Club of Vibrant Valsad, India. He has founded an eco-technology group to address industrial and domestic waste. His technologies convert waste into items that people can use in their everyday lives. One of these items is a brick made from paper waste that has helped build thousands of low-cost houses and toilets in the slums of rural India. You can watch this video to learn more about his work:;filename=2021_046_BinishDesai90_EN.mp4&Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOlt7IlJlc291cmNlIjoiaHR0cCo6Ly9jZG4xLW9yaWdpbmFscy53ZWJkYW1kYi5jb20vMTM3OTlfMTIwOTAyODEyP2NhY2hlPTE2MTcxNDc5OTImcmVzcG9uc2UtY29udGVudC1kaXNwb3NpdGlvbj1pbmxpbmU7ZmlsZW5hbWU9MjAyMV8wNDZfQmluaXNoRGVzYWk5MF9FTi5tcDQiLCJDb25kaXRpb24iOnsiRGF0ZUxlc3NUaGFuIjp7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOjIxNDc0MTQ0MDB9fX1dfQ__&Signature=QbjiTNjO8pMCZAzwYd2JlD-bQLRAqRYsUGy5Zy5LJHrdyY2v-XveN7S26-y1L5c-psL0OFvX8Jmb0GJgBRRUxxCol0ftAliBiJcbw~D7eXcwU0Z9vCeQDRafItrMejmdysMxRORAqw-QsvbUSHgDCSKze39BSrnNX8wPbVER0ZuQzT6KCanb6TTtsBUXURb-GROf-eLh7~f0H1mF-8X47XHHAUGUQMe9z6z3Ea6S6dCctWqFNVSwrYnX5WcCJcK1d2nFBjOMqOEmf7De3Fa1nnS2B2Y3MadBBajGeAzlMHP2a0N4hDDJpWtRpsHOPzYDDux-F9CLk5nsqoQEkFsHeQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAI2ASI2IOLRFF2RHA
You can get involved and support the environment by: 

World Immunization Week
During World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, join with Rotary to combat vaccine hesitancy and misinformation by spreading the facts about why #VaccinesWork.

Upcoming Events
Rotary Social
Milano Cafe
May 20, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jay Begg Reverse Raffle
Jun 03, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District Governor Recognition and Awards Ceremony
Hancock Hotel
Jun 17, 2021
6:09 PM – 10:00 PM
Movies in the Park Presents Moana
Faurot Park
Jun 26, 2021
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Changing of the Guard
City Club
Jun 28, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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May 17, 2021 12:00 PM
May 24, 2021 12:00 PM
Allen County Treasurer Talks Property Taxes
May 31, 2021
Happy Memorial Day!
Jun 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Jun 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Rhodes State College
Jun 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Legacy Arts Building
Jun 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Jul 05, 2021
Happy 4th of July!
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