The Scoop - April 4, 2022
Autism affects 1 in 44 people.
Angie Toland, the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Transition Coordinator for the Hancock Educational Service Center and Tyler Burklund, Director of Special Education for the Hancock County Educational Service Center, told us that the prevalence of autism has increased 241% since 2000 and affects all socioeconomic backgrounds. Angie told us that autism is a neurological difference in brain wiring, not a disease. The people affected with autism often have difficulty with social interactions and think in black and white, paying keen attention to details. They also have hyper or under sensitivity of all senses (sound, sight, smell, touch, taste). The strengths of people with autism are that they memorize and learn quickly, are very honest, punctual and have a drive for perfection. Angie says there is no cure for autism but symptoms can be managed by early intervention.
4-Way Test Speech Winners
The winners of the 4-Way Test Speech Contest will present their speeches at our April 11 meeting. Be sure to attend.
These are our 5 contestants from the Four-Way Test Speech Contest. From left to right: 
Noelle Warnement, Lima Senior High School
Kris Shields, Bath High School
Kyla Fallis, Bath High School - 2nd place winner
Leah Shields, Bath High School - 3rd place winner
Madeline Emerick, Lima Senior High School - 1st place winner
Roundabout Construction
Construction is underway on the new roundabout in downtown Lima. Please keep this in mind as you attend Monday Rotary luncheon meetings. Coming from Spring Street may be your best option for the next 6-7 months.
Amphitheater Groundbreaking
We break ground on the Greater Lima Region Park and Amphitheater on April 18!
You’re invited to join the Lima Rotary Club, Greater Lima Region, City of Lima and the State of Ohio for the groundbreaking of the Greater Lima Region Park and Amphitheater on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 1:15 p.m., immediately following our regular meeting. The groundbreaking will take place on Spring Street between Main Street and Union Street. The Greater Lima Region Park and Amphitheater will be an integral component of the vibrant transformation we are seeing in downtown Lima. Please join us!
Please come and join in some food and fellowship, for our April Super Social.
This month, April 22, from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. we are inviting Rotarians to join us in a post Easter celebration! You will have made it through Lent, Easter with family, and should be looking for a fun night to unwind! 
Join us at Alter Ego Comics for a private gathering, fully equipped with games, food and drink offerings. Food and drink made available by Purple Feet Wine Boutique and games by Alter Ego Comics.
 If you have always wanted to join in our Rotary Social fun but haven't made the time now is your chance! We hope to see you there, please RSVP to Demi Burden (419) 230-2269 or
Golf Outing
Join us for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing on August 17 and support our scholarship fund.
District Conference
Register now for the District 6600 Conference May 13-15.
This year's District Conference is going to be spectacular!  I hope you will consider joining us in Geneva-on-the-Lake from Friday though Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15. The deadline for hotel accommodations is fast approaching next week, on April 12, and we want everyone who wants to stay at the lodge or in a cottage have an opportunity to do so.

Click here to make a hotel or cottage reservation.  Be sure to use the codes 4GJ5M7 for Rooms or 4GJ8N7 for Cottages
Here are some of the highlights:
  • Four fantastic speakers are on tap including motivational Coach Roy Hall, Jr. (former OSU and NFL football player), Girls' Empowerment Activist Dr. Lisa Hinkleman, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Sandusky Bay Initiative Chief Scudder Mackey, and incoming Rotary International Director Beth Stubbs.
  • The Venue location is often referred to as Ohio's Wine Country. Saturday Afternoon Adventures include an opportunity to tour three local wineries, or see the magnificent covered bridges in the area, or ride a zip line over the valley. 
  • Connect with new and experienced Rotarians over the district. Learn about district programs including Youth Exchange, STRIVE, MESA and many other club-level programs and grants that we've completed. Make new friends while keeping the old!
  • We believe FUN is paramount at a Rotary event. On Saturday night, a Murder Mystery is planned after dinner on Saturday.  Here's a sneak peek: Come to the quintessential whodunit thriller at the estate of Sir Warren Peace and get thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue and murder that you will never forget! With a killer crowd of people just waiting for murder to arrive on the scene, this night will keep everyone looking over their shoulders and guessing who the next victim will be!
  • Golfing on Friday! Gather a foursome and meet us on the links at 11:45. Lunch and golf cart included for just $75. This requires a separate registration on DACdb or with golf outing chair, Pam Brumbaugh. Pam's email address is
All meals, programs and the hospitality suites Friday and Saturday night are included in the registration fee of $195 for a single, or $365 for a couple. (The wineries tour and covered bridges tour are an additional $45 per person.)    Register NOW for District 6600 Conference 2022. 

Plus one lucky person's name will be drawn to win the 2002 Mustang Mach-E being raffled! If you haven't yet purchased your tickets, click here.  The best value is 3 tickets for $200!

I look forward to seeing you in Geneva next month!

Yours in Rotary,

Mary L. AufdenKampe
District Governor 2021-2022​​​​
Upcoming Events
Groundbreaking Greater Lima Region Park/Amphitheat
Spring Street Between Main & Union
Apr 18, 2022
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Social Meeting
Alter Ego Comics
Apr 22, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Spring Blood Clinic
Senior Citizen Services
Apr 30, 2022
6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
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Apr 11, 2022 12:00 PM
Apr 18, 2022 12:09 PM
Apr 25, 2022 12:00 PM
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