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The Scoop - January 9, 2023
What is your grit score?
What is grit? Monday's guest speaker, psychologist Dr. Andrea Mata told us it is passion and perseverance for long-term goals. Grit is evident in all parts of our lives including our academic achievement, work engagement, job performance, military training and our marriages. Grit is a growth mind-set that embraces challenges persists in the face of setbacks, sees effort as the path to mastery, learns from criticism, and finds lessons and inspiration in the success of others. Mata told us this mind-set can be developed in a number of ways: by setting stretch goals, focusing 100%, getting feedback, and reflecting and refining. She recommends goal mapping as a way to help us achieve our ambitions and better ourselves. If you are trying to develop grit in an employee or child, some encouraging phrases you can use are, "This will be a challenge, but I believe you can achieve it." "You haven't got it yet, but you will if you keep working." "It's ok to take risks, that's how we grow." Mata says she's seen a decline in grit scores in the younger generations and she attributes much of that to parents who try to do everything for their children and push all obstacles out of their way. She says children need to face challenges in order to grow and become independent.
You can find your grit score at https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-scale/.
Also at Monday's meeting, we inducted Ashton Stevenson, the District Executive for the Boy Scouts, into the Lima Rotary Club. Please make her welcome!
Scott Neth and Sheila Miller exchanged their red badges for blue badges.
We got the wonderful news that Rita Brown is in remission. We wish her all the best in her recovery.
And we were introduced to the new officers of the Bath High School Interact Club as they presented a $230 check to our PolioPlus campaign.
Welcome to the new officers of the Bath High School Interact Club!
The Bath High School Interact Club officers were excited to attend the Lima Rotary Club meeting on Monday, 1/9/23. The officers are: President-Brayden Kaple, Vice President- Madelyn Tracy, Treasurer-Andrew Sheidler, & Secretary Mattie O’Kief.
During the meeting the students gave an update on their year to date projects and made a $230.00 donation to Polio Plus. Thank you for service above self!
Attention Rotarians and friends! Join us for a fun night out at Milano's on January 24th after work at 5:15. Come meet fellow Rotarians and bring a guest to introduce to the group. Don't miss out on the great time and opportunity to connect with our community. See you there!
Rotary Board
Would you like to serve on the board of directors of the Lima Rotary Club?
Each year, our club membership votes on 3 new board members to represent our club. Are you interested in possibly being on the ballet to become a board member? This is a great service opportunity and helps our club continue to thrive and make a difference in our community. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more.
Derek, Lesley, & Demi
Board Highlights
Here are the highlights from the January 10th board meeting.
Call to Order                                                                                                               Derek Stemen
President Derek Stemen called the meeting to order at 11:46 A.M. with the following board members present:
Derek Stemen, Jeff Fitzgerald, Joel Mengerink, Tim Stanford, Jeff Unterbrink, Lesley Fry, Andy Wannemacher and Treasurer Tracey Regula. Also, Secretary Anne Decker and Amy Ricker were present.
Secretary’s Report                                                                                                     Anne Decker
Approval of the December 13, 2022 Board Minutes
Regula made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 13, 2022 meeting as submitted. Stanford seconded the motion. Board approved.
Attendance Report for December 2022 
Three new members joined the club and two members resigned in December. December attendance was 45.31%. The month ended with 140 active members and 4 honorary members.   
President’s Report                                                                                                     Derek Stemen
Shawnee Country Club
Shawnee Country Club is closed for the next six to eight months to repair damage done when their sprinkler system activated in December. The Board will meet at The Met in February and March. After that they will determine the meeting location month to month as needed.
Board Candidates
Fry and Burden will contact potential board candidates. An email will be sent to club members asking for interested candidates and solicitations will also be made at club meetings. The list of six candidates will be presented to the board at its February 14th meeting and to the club at the February 20th meeting. They will also be included in the eSpoke. Ballots will be sent to the membership shortly afterwards.
Blood Clinics
There has been no response yet from Lima Memorial Health System to our questions about having just one blood clinic in the spring. Stemen will contact them for an update.
Board Approval For Club Projects And Fundraisers
Don Witter working on a policy that will require board approval for all projects and fundraisers performed in the name of the Lima Rotary Club. Decker will contact Witter and ask that he have it completed for review at the February 14th board meeting. It will be presented to the joint board meeting in April and to membership at the annual meeting.
Support of Montreal Rotary’s Water Project
A club member has asked the board to reconsider its decision not to make a financial contribution to the Rotary Club of Montreal’s water project in Ghana. The issue was discussed and died for lack of a motion.
Fundraising Events
Stemen will look for teams to chair the reverse raffle and golf outing.
Membership Initiatives
Adah Ellerbrock created a contact list of potential new club members based on those who have contributed to the amphitheater. Stemen passed the list and board members selected businesses to contact.
Board Reports                                                                                                            All Board Members
Empowering Girls                                                                                                       Lesley Fry
The next meeting of the Empowering Girls Committee is January 23. They are looking for ways Rotary can support existing programs in the community.
The total of the PolioPlus campaign is $2,512. Interact presented a $230 check to PolioPlus at the January 9th meeting. 4th quarter Rottery proceeds will also be donated to PolioPlus bringing the total to more than $3,000. Stemen and Horner will work on additional fundraising projects, including a clothing sale.
Treasurer’s Report                                                                                                     Tracey Regula
Regula reviewed information from the financial reports. The club’s total income year to date is $53,645.31, slightly above the same period last year. The club’s YTD expenses are $53,547.51, leaving the club with a net income of $97.80, down from $4,183.18 from the same period last year. Wannemacher made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report. Mengerink seconded the motion. Board approved.
New Business
New Member Applications
No new applications were received.

There are no resignations to report.
Motion To Adjourn
Regula made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Unterbrink seconded the motion. Stemen adjourned the meeting at 12:25 P.M.
Bourbon Affair
Get your tickets now for The Bourbon Affair.
Do you enjoy drinking bourbon? Have you ever wanted to ask an expert questions about bourbon? Looking to meet more Rotarians in a fun social setting? Now is your chance!  

Join District 6600 Rotarians on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 1 to 3 pm at The Bourbon Affair in Findlay, OH for a Bourbon Tasting Social Event! Admission includes 4 samples of premium bourbon, appetizers and snacks, plus an Irish whisky expert will be sharing his knowledge and information about the bourbon that we will be sampling.

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at this link. 

Hope to see you there!
Diana Savage
The Rotary Leadership Institute Part I will be held in District 6600 on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 8:30am.

UPDATE your Rotary Knowledge
ENHANCE your Personal Development
EXPLORE your Potential in Leadership

Join Rotarians in this hybrid event to learn more about Rotary and develop your leadership skills!   

In-Person will be held at the Rotary Lodge at River Cliff Park, 1329 Tiffin Street, Fremont, Ohio 43420. Online option will be via Zoom with the link sent out prior to the event. District 6600 will cover your fees for the completion of Part I. When registering, select 'Pay by Club Check' but do not submit a check. Registration is limited to 20 in person & 10 virtually.

Head over to dacdb and register today!

We hope to see you there!
Angelica Rinehart, co-Chair Rotary Leadership Institute
Katherine Eboch, co-Chair Rotary Leadership Institute

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