The Scoop - November 15, 2021
Thank you to the girls basketball players and coaches who gave us a preview of their upcoming season at Monday's meeting!
Blood Clinic
Thanks to everyone who turned out to help with our Fall Blood Clinic!
Jail -n-Bail
Nothing says Merry Christmas like throwing someone in jail!
The Lima Rotary Club presents a Lima Rotary Foundation fundraiser - Jail-n-Bail on Friday, December 10th from 12:00 to 4:00pm.  The Honorable Judge Richard Warren will be presiding over this kangaroo court!
How it works: Anyone in the Lima community can call one of the 6 arresting officers (the day of the event) or fill out this form and snitch on someone to be arrested anytime prior to the event. Get pledges for your bail (use attached form to submit to Catheryn) and you'll be free of your charges! The cost to have someone arrested is $20. To issue a warrant with their arrest, add $10. 
**Anticipate being jailed for approximately one hour.
NOTE: if you purchase a GET-OUT-OF-JAIL free card for $50 prior to 12/10 you are exempt from all this nonsense. If you turn yourself in and raise the suggested bail amount prior to 12/10, you are released of your charges. Mug shots will be taken for fun to post on social media!
Lima Rotary Club: Attention Catheryn Sarno
PO Box 1111, Lima, OH 45802
All proceeds benefit the Lima Rotary Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Special Needs
Help give some special children a very merry Christmas this year.
Calling all Rotarians! Christmas is just around the corner, which means our annual Special Needs Christmas Party is quickly approaching. The party this year will be held on December 4th, at Shawnee United Methodist Church, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
This year we are getting back to a more 'normal' agenda, with guest appearances from our super heroes, Mrs. Claus, and most importantly Santa! There will be crafts for the children and an interactive experience with our very own High Octane Drumline. Before departing, each child will receive a book, fruit basket, and present from Santa.
This is the part where you can help! We encourage any or all Rotarians that are willing and available on this date to get involved! You may bring a child to the party, provide a present for a child, or both! This is such a wonderful and rewarding way to give back a little during this holiday season. If interested in participating, in this years party, please contact Sophia Loser or Demi L. Burden to find out how you can help, you will not regret it!
Bell Ringing
Your help is needed ringing bells for the Salvation Army.
Saturday Dec 11th is Lima Rotary’s day to “ring the bells” for Salvation Army. We need volunteers at Lima Mall main entrance, Kewpee West, and Walmart Allentown road from 9-11 a.m, 11-1 p.m., 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.  Joe Watson will have the signup sheet at Monday’s meeting or you can call him at 419-235-1186 to sign up. This is a very worthwhile event and we typically raise around $2,500 for this local charity.
Christmas Auction
We are looking for donations for our Christmas Auction on December 13.
Since we didn’t have a Christmas Party in 2020, let's make 2021 Christmas Party the best. Dig deep and donate! All donations are tax deductible and all proceeds go to the
Lima Rotary Foundation. We are lining up another great Christmas Party on December 13 for you, so please plan to attend! We will be there at 11:30am so you can get your Elvis immunity tickets and bid on silent auction items. More details to follow! We would LOVE to have our honorary members attend! Please let Jennifer Mason know what you would like to donate.
We can schedule pick up if needed. Thank you for your support!
Young Leaders
Young leaders in action...
November 2021
Engaging the next generation of Rotary leaders
RYLA handbook now available in languages!
Each year, approximately 50,000 young leaders gain the knowledge and skills they need to make real change locally and globally through participation in a RYLA event!

To better support RYLA organizers, we are excited to announce the launch of a brand new RYLA Handbook, available now in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. In this resource, you will find step-by-step guidance to support the development safe, meaningful, and fun RYLA programs for all participants.
Taking Action
Share your service-learning journey in the 2021 Interact Awards!
Explore Rotary's new service-learning resources with your Interact club! After applying service-learning to your club experience, submit a video, photos, and/or essay showcasing your club's service-learning journey to the Interact Awards

Submit your nominations by 1 December 2021 for a chance to be named "Best Video," "Best Photo," or "Best Essay" and receive funds to support your Interact club's next project. 
The Interact Advisory Council in Action!
The Interact Advisory Council celebrated World Interact week together. Checkout the recording of their Facebook live discussion to learn more about the Council and what they are working on this year. 
Interact Nurtures a Passion to Do Good 
An Interact Advisory Council member shares her passion for Interact and why service plays a huge role in the lives of young people in her community.  "Volunteering plays a crucial role in holistic development. Instead of trying to find the next step, we have learned to immerse ourselves in the process and craft our own paths naturally."
- Hiya Jain, 2021-22 Interact Advisory Council
Nominate your outstanding Rotaract project
Every year, Rotary International recognizes the top Rotaract projects around the world in the Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards. One club and multi-club group receiving top honors will each be awarded US$1000 to support their projects. Nominations are now open through 1 February 2022. 
Resources & Events

25-29 May

3-4 June 2022
Rotaract Preconvention 
Houston, USA

4-8 June 2022
Rotary International Convention 
Houston, USA

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How Rotary is making an impact in Zimbabwe 
Increasing our impact is one of the four priorities of Rotary’s Action Plan, a blueprint for strengthening Rotary and adapting to the future. Carolyn Schrader, a Denver, Colorado, Rotary member who provides expertise on other club’s projects, learned the value of impact during a trip to Zimbabwe. Meeting with local women who were creating a savings plan, she realized that letting the local community shape the project meant they were owning it. Read more of her story in her blog post on Rotary Voices and visit the Action Plan page to download reference sheets on the plan’s four priorities that explain what you can do. 
This week's stories
Lessons in disability inclusion
Not that long ago, South African Rotary member Jeremy Opperman was standing in a checkout line when the cashier turned to his colleague instead of Opperman himself and asked how he was able to punch his ID number on the card keypad. Opperman, who is blind, says this behavior of people avoiding communication with those with disabilities has a name: “does he take sugar.” A member of Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion taskforce, Opperman shares more of his insights on disability inclusion in Rotary Voices. Read more
What would you do?
You are on a committee planning your district’s conference when a committee member suggests you enlist members of a Rotaract club to manage the Zoom registration and provide technical support for the conference’s virtual participants. Another member mentions there could be more meaningful ways to engage Rotaract members. What would you do? Share your response on our blog for possible inclusion in an upcoming issue of Rotary magazine. Read more.
Fighting malnutrition in Ethiopia
Rotary has entered a partnership with Power on Nutrition, the Eleanor Crook Foundation, and The END Fund to fund a nutrition program in Ethiopia. Learn more.
End of year newsletter schedule
Due to holidays and staff vacations, this newsletter's delivery schedule will alter slightly for the remainder of this year. There will be two more Rotary in Review newsletters following this one for 2021: on 3 December and 17 December.
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When Rotarians dare to reach the unreached.
By Mohan Kumar K V, member of the Rotary Club of Bangalore Prime, India
It was 23 March 2020. I returned from a discussion in Chandigarh, India on conducting a limb camp, a one-day event to provide free prosthetic limbs to people in need. Our first national lockdown for 21 days was declared the following day. Our journey of uncertainty in the pandemic started with this, and all the limb camps were put on hold due to government advisories.
Initiated in September 2019, a camp to distribute LN-4 prosthetic hands, a type of low-cost, light, durable, and functional prosthetic, had to be postponed several times due to the pandemic. On 25 July 2021, we were able to hold the camp in Kadiri, a municipality city in Anantapuram District, State of Andhra Pradesh. We met the local officials and agreed to comply with all COVID-19 protocols and received written permission to hold the camp from the government.
Rotarian volunteers travelled from the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat. The local Rotary club took precautions, including holding the camp in an open space to promote cross ventilation. All the beneficiaries underwent a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and a Rapid Antigen Test and reported their vaccination status prior to them reaching the camp venue. All beneficiaries tested negative and were able to receive prosthetic hands, although precautionary plans were in place in case anyone tested positive. With over 128 happy recipients, we were quite ecstatic having overcome a very daunting challenge.
During these camps, beneficiaries are fitted for a prosthetic and then receive training to use and maintain it. Following the event, they receive on-going support by phone and at more than 25 permanent centers located across India run by Rotarians or at hospitals.
Prior to the pandemic, for two continuous years, we conducted an average of 48 limb camps each Rotary year with an average of 4,500-5,000 beneficiaries per year across India. These camps play an important role in making essential health resources accessible. After receiving and learning how to use their prosthetic, beneficiaries are able to return to their vocation and provide for their family and themselves.
Increase our ability to adapt is one of our strategic priorities, and we are helping other parts of the world implement these types of projects. We successfully worked with the Rotary Club of Flacq on an LN-4, prosthetic arm distribution project in Mauritius, and we are supporting an LN-4 limb camp in Nigeria with the Rotary Club of Abuja.
Amid the pandemic, on 7 April 2021, I was elated to receive a communication from 2020-21 RI President Holger Knaack that I was one among the six Rotarians in the Rotary world to have been chosen as Champions of Health.
Let’s continue to go good in the world as we build communities and bridge continents!
Ethical Dilemma
Ethical dilemma...what would you do?
You are part of the planning committee for your upcoming district conference with both in-person and virtual participation options. Part of your committee’s job is to decide how to involve Rotaract members during the event. One committee member suggests that Rotaract members manage the Zoom registration and technical support for the virtual participants to leverage their technology skills. Another member mentions that there could more meaningful ways to engage Rotaract members in your conference. What would you do?
Upcoming Events
Jail & Bail
Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center
Dec 10, 2021
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bell Ringing
Dec 11, 2021
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Christmas Party and Auction
Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center
Dec 13, 2021
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Allen County Juvenile Court
Dec 13, 2021 12:00 PM
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Merry Christmas!
Dec 27, 2021
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