The Scoop - August 3, 2020
COVID-19 has a huge impact on back-to-school preparations.
Superintendents from Elida, Bath, Shwanee, Apollo, Lima and the Allen County Educational Service Center held a roundtable discussion about their back-to-school preparations at Rotary Monday. Planning for the safety of students and faculty has taken a tremendous amount of time and is in a constant state of flux. The pandemic closed the schools in March, and the superintendents say they have been working together through the summer on safety protocols for the reopening. Masks will be required for students, teacher and faculty, and barriers are being erected in classrooms for teachers who are at high-risk. All students will have assigned seating in classrooms, the lunchroom and even on the bus so if one gets sick, officials will know who was sitting near them. Water fountains are closed and students are encouraged to bring water bottles to class. School districts will strongly encourage daily symptom checks for staff, caregivers, and students. All staff and students who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will stay home and are strongly encouraged to be tested as soon as possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be readily available and masks will be available for students who don't have them. The superintendents say 15%-20% of parents have elected to keep their children home and those students will be closely monitored to make sure they are in their online classes and doing the required work. Shawnee Superintendent Jim Kanable says, "Our hearts are in this. Everything that we do, everything that we talk about, everything we portray is all done with the aspect that we want your kids with us. We want to teach them. And we know we can do it."
Also at Monday's meeting we honored two new Paul Harris Fellows: Beth Seibert and Rashawna Perry. Currently 61% of our membership are Paul Harris Fellows. These are members who have given at least $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation or Polio Plus. Thank you for your generosity!
Golf Outing
Golfers! Register now for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing on August 26!
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the annual Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing. The date has been moved to Wednesday, August 26th at Hidden Creek Golf Course with lunch from Western Sizzlin Steakhouse. The Golf Committee is working closely with Hidden Creek Golf Course to ensure our participants' safety. The Committee is also staying abreast to the most current recommendations set forth by the Ohio governor regarding the best practices for staying safe during the on-going Coronavirus pandemic. Since standards and protocols are continuously being changes and updated the format and what happenings that will take place on the day of the event are still undergoing planning, but rest assure that the day will be both exhilarating and competitive. Contact Andy Wannemacher today to register as an individual or team at 419-231-3209 or
Last year we had 21 teams competing and raised over $43,000, 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 2020, over 1,046 adults wishing to continue their education have received scholarships from the Lima Rotary Club. These scholarships total over $776,250. 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.    
50-50 Drawing
Get your 50/50 tickets for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing now!
This year’s Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Wednesday, August 26th at Hidden Creek Golf Course in Bluffton. 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!  
Scott Cockerell will be selling 50/50 Tickets on Monday, August 3rd, 10th , 17th & 24th at the Rotary Meetings. Tickets are 1 for a $1 OR 6 for $5. You need NOT be present to win. All proceeds go to The Rotary Memorial Scholarship Fund.
You may also purchase your tickets online and be billed on your next quarterly invoice. Just fill out this form.
Jennifer Jones
Rotary International nominates its first woman President.
Jennifer E. Jones, of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2022-23.
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.
Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.
“As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement. “Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances. Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.”
As the first woman to be nominated to be president, Jones understands how important it is to follow through on Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. “I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion … begins at the top and for us to realize growth in female membership and members under the age of forty — these demographics need to see their own reflection in leadership,” Jones said. “I will champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family.”
Jones is founder and president of Media Street Productions Inc., an award-winning media company in Windsor. She was chair of the board of governors of the University of Windsor and chair of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has been recognized for her service with the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award, a first for a Canadian. Jones holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.).
A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a Rotary member since 1997 and has served Rotary as RI vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor. She played a lead role in Rotary’s rebranding effort by serving as chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group. She is the co-chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee, which aims to raise $150 million for polio eradication efforts.
Jones recently led the successful #RotaryResponds telethon, which raised critical funds for COVID-19 relief and was viewed by more than 65,000. Jones has also received Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. She and her husband, Nick Krayacich, are members of The Rotary Foundation’s Arch Klumph Society, Paul Harris Society, and the Bequest Society.
The members of the Nominating Committee for the 2022-23 President of Rotary International are: Robert L. Hall, Dunwoody, Metro Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Bradford R. Howard Oakland Uptown, California, USA; Per Høyen, Aarup, Gelsted, Denmark; Peter Iblher, Nürnberg-Reichswald, Zirndorf, Germany; Ashok Mahajan, Mulund, Mah., India; Sam Okudzeto, Accra, Accra, Ghana; Eduardo San Martín Carreño, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain; Takeshi Matsumiya, Chigasaki-Shonan, Chigasaki Kanagawa, Japan; Michael K. McGovern (secretary), Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA; José Alfredo Pretoni, São Paulo-Sul, São Paulo, Brazil; Saowalak Rattanavich, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand; Hendreen Dean Rohrs, Langley Central, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Kenneth M. Schuppert, Jr (chair)., Decatur, Alabama, USA; Ravindra P. Sehgal, Belur, West Bengal, India; Noel Trevaskis, Merimbula, Tura Beach, Australia; Giuseppe Viale, Genova, Genova, Italy; and Chang-Gon Yim, Daegu-West, Daegu, Korea.
Walk For Mesa
Raise money for MESA and have fun during the virtual walk/run/ride event.
MESA is hosting a virtual Walk-Run-Ride event which begins this Saturday, August 1 and runs through Labor Day, September 7th. Registration is just $10 per person and it is our hope that all Rotarians in District 6600 will join in the fun! Family members are welcome, too. Use your imagination about how, when and where to participate!  Be sure to post and send photos of "Rotarians In Action" for posterity and publicity! 

There are two easy ways to register for this Virtual Event: through an online app called "Run Sign Up" or by completing this pledge form and sending it around to friends and family. Donations are accepted in many ways: through the app, on MESA's website, or by sending a check directly to MESA's Treasurer, Jerry Peacock (his address is on the Pledge Form).

Sign up, then register yourself and family members and forward to friends: Run Sign Up
Download and complete Pledge Form and email to family and friends and return to Jerry Peacock with your payment.

The pandemic has derailed our annual five-day Bike Tour, but we are planning a few bonus rides throughout the district (practicing social distancing and safe practices, of course). More information about the individual bonus rides will be available shortly. 

Yours in Rotary,

Sharon L. Trabbic
Rotary District 6600 Public Image Coordinator
Rotary Club of Maumee Immediate Past President
Make an impact. Be a pollworker.
Environment is now an area of focus for Rotary International.
Giving & Grants
August, 2020
Take action to create positive change locally and globally
Why giving to the Annual Fund makes a big impact
Did you know that more than 400,000 people and 35,000 clubs contributed to the Annual Fund in 2018-19? Every one of these vital donations adds up to make a bigger impact through our SHARE system, in which contributions are invested for three years and then split between the World Fund and the District Designated Fund (DDF). 

These donations help Rotary clubs promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water and sanitation, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. So these gifts make a difference both close to home and around the globe.
Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY)
Together, donors who gave $100-$249 to the Foundation contributed more than $25 million during 2018-19. To help us reach these important donors, use these updated resources in your presentations and share them with other club and district leaders to promote the Every Rotarian, Every Year initiative:

Remind people that any Rotarian who gives $100 or more will be recognized as a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member. And if everyone in a club gives, together they’ll earn Every Rotarian, Every Year club recognition.

Find these resources and more on the Annual Fund and SHARE page on My Rotary.
A change to global grant matches
The success of Rotary’s global grants means that the demand for the grants is expected to dramatically exceed the resources of the World Fund. Because of this, the Foundation Trustees decided to stop matching cash contributions to grants. That change took effect 1 July. Grants that had already been approved are not affected. And cash can still be contributed — it just won’t be matched. World Fund resources will still be used to match District Designated Fund (DDF) contributions at 100 percent.
More grants changes
Several other updates to Rotary grants have been announced:
  • International sponsors of global grants now need to contribute only 15 percent of the project budget, not 30 percent.
  • Disaster response grants may no longer be used for COVID-19 activities. Clubs and districts may continue to use district and global grants to help communities through the pandemic.
  • The Trustees decided not to continue using global grants to fund the construction of low-cost shelters and simple schools. Based on the pilot allowing these activities, the Trustees concluded that these grants were not widely used and were difficult to administer. District grants and disaster response grants may still be used for low-cost shelters and simple schools.
  • Beginning in July 2022, Rotaract clubs can be the primary sponsors of global grants. We’ll tell you more about this in the coming months.
Quicker grant management certification
It’s easier than ever for members who completed the grant management seminar learning plan online last year to fulfill the seminar requirement again in 2020-21. People who have completed the full nine-course seminar will now need to take just the Grant Management Seminar Recertification course each year. The certification is good for one year and is listed in the Learning Center on the My Activities page under Certification. Each year on 30 June, the course will be reset. Members can learn any new or updated grant information and take the quiz. Your district will decide whether this training counts toward the requirement for club qualification.
Watch convention breakout sessions about service resources
Learn more about planning and implementing projects that make an impact. The recordings of several breakout sessions from the 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention are now available. You can also view the slide presentations and find other materials from these sessions in the 2020 Virtual Convention Breakout Presentations topic in the Learning Center.
Virtual meeting backgrounds
Online meetings are common now for work, school, socializing, and, of course, Rotary club gatherings. And we have more Rotary virtual backgrounds than ever. Find the backgrounds by signing in to the Brand Center and choosing Materials, then CLUB RESOURCES.
General resources
  • The Rotary Foundation Reference Guide provides an overview of Rotary Foundation programs and services.
  • A Guide to Global Grants is a resource for members who are interested in applying for a global grant or developing more effective and sustainable service projects. 
  • The Meeting Online topic in the Learning Center offers tips for adapting in-person training to online learning.
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