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The Scoop - June 26, 2017
The Lima Rotary Club celebrates its traditional annual leadership change.
Lima Rotary Club celebrated its annual leadership transition Changing of the Guard, as the club toasted and roasted outgoing President Dave Frost and welcomed new President Tracie Sanchez.
Frost said the end of his year is a bittersweet time, and gave the club one last thought for the day, quoting Dr. Seuss: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Frost listed a few highlights from his year, and at the top of that list will be the fact that the Bath Interact Club, the UNOH Rotaract Club, and the Lima Rotary Club will all receive the Rotary International Presidential Citation this year.
The club raised significant funds this year, including $18,000 from the first Reverse Raffle and $25,000 from two blood clinics. The club also exceeded its Paul Harris and Polio Plus goals, and awarded $59,000 in scholarships to non-traditional students this year.
Frost echoed past presidents saying he learned more about Rotary leading it than any other way he could. Several times he honored and mentioned his grandfather, Frank Frost, himself a Rotarian with 58 years of membership and a past president.
“Time flies when you’re having fun,” Frost said. “That sums it up for me.”
Sanchez said she is excited to begin her year, and focus on the theme of “making a difference.”
The club presented its annual service awards:
  • Rex Perry Club Service Award: Esther Baldridge
  • Rudolph Community Service Award: Alberta Lee
  • Goodnight International Service Award: Becky Waggamon
  • Wemmer Vocational Service Award: Joe Kitchen
  • Hulsken Youth Service Award: Jill Ackerman
The club also presented a special award that can be awarded only directly from Rotary International, the Avenues of Service Citation, to Bob Ruehl, for his work on the most recent global grant and sanitation project. The award can be earned only once, and it the first time anyone from the Lima club has received the distinction.
The club recognized senior members of Rotary, with 40 or more years of membership: Fred Seelenbinder, David Steiner, Otto Bollenbacher, Bill Timmermeister, Dick Schroeder, Ralph Ellis, Jim Parmenter, Chuck Butts, Jim McCoy, Bob Komminsk, Dick Riggs, Chuck Leidy, and Frank Frost.
The club remembered Jonalee Schmidt and Mike Lamb, club members who died this past year.
You can watch the video of the entire meeting here.
Golf Outing
Sign up now for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing on July 19th and help us raise money for scholarships. Contact Any Wannemacher to sign up and to donate door prizes.
Enjoy these photos from the June social meeting.
The Lima Rotary Club is now on Twitter. Please follow us! @limarotaryclub
Movies In The Park
The Lima Rotary Club is pleased to hosting a summer series of family films in pop-up locations throughout Lima. Please tell your friends, and join us for these free movies! We're showing Pitch Perfect at Stadium Park next to Lima Senior on July 21 at 8:00, and Gravity at the Rotary Pavilion in Faurot Park on July 28 at 8:00.
We had a fantastic crowd for last week's showing of Beauty & The Beast!
The Lima Rotary Club is excited to be sponsoring the Rally in the Square on August 18 with the band Somebody's Kids. If you'd like to volunteer, contact Jim Osmon.
Fair Parade
The Lima Rotary Club is planning to march in the Allen County Fair Parade on Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 pm. Please join us! Contact Peggy Ehora if you'd like to walk or ride.
The Program Committee hopes you enjoyed the 2016/2017 Programs!  If you would take a few moments to fill out the survey of your top five programs you enjoyed, we would appreciate it.  Also, if you have suggestions or feedback, please fill that portion out so that we can bring you programs that you want to hear!  You can fax, email, or hand deliver to Catheryn Sarno at  Fax: 419-229-6038. 
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