The Scoop - October 5, 2020
Midwest Shooting Range serves gun enthusiasts in Northwest Ohio.
Dr. Sam Patel's mother is a devout Hindu, so he grew up in a non-violent household. He wasn't allowed to play with squirt guns or BB guns or play violent video games. "There's a sense of curiosity when you can't have something, you want to explore it even more, so that's where I got my enthusiasm for firearms." Dr. Patel is now a partner in the Midwest Shooting Center, a state-of-the-art indoor shooting complex and gun store in Cridersville. Dr. Patel says there's very little profit in selling guns. Midwest Shooting Center makes its money in memberships. "There is a huge demand for a safe, clean, appealing place to engage in firearm enthusiasm." Dr. Patel says they had a number of barriers to overcome, including the firearms industry stigma. He says it's a very capital intensive business with a lot of regulatory requirements, safety precautions and vulnerability in the supply chain. Midwest Shooting Center has been successful. They are one of two 5 star rated ranges in the state of Ohio. When it opened last year it had 1,000 members. That quickly grew to 2,500 members. Dr. Patel says their goal is to have at least 3,000 members. Anyone can go there to shoot and if they don't have their own gun, they can rent one...they have everything from popular pistols to fully automatic machine guns.
Also at Monday's meeting, we inducted three new members: Amy Craft - Director of the Allen County Museum, Ann Meiring - Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, and Aimee Bucher - author and CEO of Harrison Latham. Welcome to the Lima Rotary Club!
On Friday, October 1st, Bath High School held a “Military Appreciation Day” as part of their last varsity football game of the regular season. Members of the BHS Interact Club collected $229.19, from individuals entering the stadium, to donate to the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans as a service project. 
With your help we can eradicate polio.
I want to thank each of you for your continued support of Rotary’s PolioPlus initiative. We are making incredible strides in eradicating this horrible disease, but we need your continued support! Even a small contribution can help protect many children from this disease.
• $30 - provides 200 children with this lifesaving vaccine
• $60 - provides 300 children with this lifesaving vaccine
We are asking every Rotarian to consider donating at least $50 in our efforts to eradicate polio. We are also looking for creative items to auction. Every dollar donated will be matched with an additional two dollars by the Gates Foundation.
Visit the link below to donate or fill out the cards that are on the tables at our meetings and don’t forget to share this donation page with others. Together we can eradicate polio and save numerous children from this disease!
Thank you,
Derek Stemen & Keith Horner, PolioPlus Chairs
Zone Meeting
Share information, build connections and exchange ideas at the Rotary Virtual Zone Summit October 10.
One of the main reasons I joined Rotary was so that I could meet interesting people in other industries.  You see, I am an introvert and I don’t go out to meet new people on my own very often.  The great thing about Rotarians around the world is that most of them are not as reserved as me.  I just show up and they come to me!  I have done my best to attend Rotary district events and training sessions over the years.  I have met Rotarians from all over the US and the world.  There are so many very interesting people in the world of Rotary who are doing many great things.  This year has been a little different, but I still have met a lot of new people through Rotary Zoom meetings and webinars. 
There is a really great event scheduled for October 10.  Please see this link for details:
Unfortunately, I am traveling this day and will not be able to attend.  I am hoping that a number of our club members can attend (in the recent past, our club has not been very well represented at these types of events.  But that is the past and I know we are a NEW club now).  You might think I am talking to senior Rotarians, or board members, or someone else.  Actually, I am talking to you.  Take a chance to grow your relationship with Rotary.  Learn something new.  Meet someone new.  Don’t plan for the whole day.  Go for an hour.  Learn something that you can bring back to our club to make us better.
For those of you who can attend, please let me know so we can spread the knowledge you gain.
Thank you for your consideration.
Yours in service,
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