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The Scoop - August 8, 2022
Retired general thinks Ukraine can win the war.
Retired General Mark Scheid spent 30 years in the U.S. Army and he says that based on his experience, including writing strategic war plans for Afghanistan and Iraq, "Ukraine's got this war won." Scheid gave several reasons for this, the first one being logistics. Scheid says Russia's military equipment is burning 11 million gallons of fuel per day and  their army has to feed thousands of troops. "They gotta get food, they gotta get fuel, they gotta get ammunition, all this has to be resupplied at least every three days." Scheid also points to the assistance Ukraine is receiving from 32 nations, the strong fighting by the Ukranians, and Russia's heavy losses of both soldiers and equipment. "I don't see how they can lose. The Russians are not fighting Ukraine, they are fighting 32 nations and nobody is backing down."
 
General Scheid is a Tiffin native and regularly speaks to groups about the military.
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Golf Outing
Join us for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing on August 17 and support our scholarship fund.
Please join us for a fun day of golf, games, and Rotarian camaraderie. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the annual Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing. It will be held on Wednesday, August 17th at Hidden Creek Golf Course with a rain date of Wednesday, August 24th
Last year we had 29 teams competing and raised $39,910, 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 April 2022, the Rotary Memorial Scholarship Fund has helped 1,125 adults to continue their education and to pursue their dream. These scholarships total over $852,250. 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.       
 
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Social

The August Rotary Social will be held at Outskirts Brewery, 2412 Cable Court, on August 18th, from 5- 8 p.m. We will be outside if the weather is nice and inside if not. Looking forward to a night of fun and relaxing conversation! Please RSVP to Demi.

Board Highlights
Here are the highlights from the August 9th board meeting.
Call to Order                                                                                                               Derek Stemen
Stemen called the meeting to order at 11:39 A.M. with the following board members present:
Derek Stemen, Jeff Fitzgerald, Lesley Fry, Joel Mengerink, Elizabeth Brown-Ellis, Andy Wannemacher, Keith Horner, Tim Stanford and Treasurer Tracey Regula. Also, Secretary Anne Decker, Amy Ricker and Dan Best were present.
 
Secretary’s Report                                                                                                     Anne Decker
Approval of the July 12, 2022 Board Minutes
Mengerink made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 12, 2022 meeting as submitted.  Brown-Ellis seconded the motion.  Board approved.
 
Attendance report for July 2022 
No new members joined the club and no members resigned.  July attendance was 42.54%. The month ended with 143 active members and 4 honorary members.           
 
President’s Report                                                                                                     Derek Stemen
 
Scholarship Presentation
The scholarship committee will present 14 scholarships at the August 15 meeting.
 
Career Mentoring Program
Stemen was contacted by Doug Arthur of Transform Consulting to see if the Lima Rotary Club would help mentor 10th graders in the Lima City Schools. The board did not want to participate through a third party, but requested that Stemen contact Superintendent Jill Ackerman and see if the club could be of help to the district in another way. Stemen will reach out to Ackerman and determine what the district’s needs are.
 
Social Meeting
The next social meeting will be August 18 at Outskirts brewery.
 
Amy Ricker
Lima Rotary bookkeeper Amy Ricker will attend board meetings so she can stay informed.
 
District Grants
The District 6600 grant window is open. Clubs that attend the August 27 Grants Seminar will be given preferred status. The club’s Empowering Girls Committee is considering applying for a grant. Fry will recommend to the committee that they select one core area of focus and apply for a grant for that specific purpose.
 
Membership Initiatives
Stemen stated that he has begun new membership initiatives, including contacting donors to the Greater Lima Region Park and Amphitheater who are not members of the club and inviting them to join. Decker has designed business cards that can be passed out to prospective members, inviting them to a club meeting. She will also design “Miss You” cards to be sent to current members who are not attending meetings. Unterbrink made a motion to print 250 of each. Wannemacher seconded the motion. Board approved. Horner offered to print them at Apollo Career Center. Decker will send artwork to him.
 
New Member Orientation
Four people have applied for membership in the club. Orientation is scheduled for August 31.
 
Kentucky Flood Relief
District 6600 has contacted the club about participating in flood relief efforts for Kentucky. We will pass the bucket at Monday’s meeting and donate the proceeds to the fund Rotary has set up for this.
 
Board Reports                                                                                                            All Board Members
Empowering Girls Committee                                                                                    Lesley Fry
Nothing additional to report other than the discussion outlined in the District Grants section.
 
PolioPlus                                                                                                                      Keith Horner
Horner stated that work has not begun on the 2022-2023 PolioPlus fundraisers. It was suggested that all fines and happy dollars go to PolioPlus. Stemen will check the club’s bylaws to see if the use of those funds is specified and report back to the board.
 
Golf Outing                                                                                                                 Andy Wannemacher
40 hole sponsors have been sold and 26 teams have signed up for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing to be held August 17. Wannemacher requested that Decker send an email asking club members to volunteer.
 
Jerry Lucas Sports Memorabilia Raffle.
Fitzgerald stated that following today’s meeting he is sending Jerry Lucas a check for $1,310, his share of the proceeds from the sports memorabilia raffle. The club’s $1,310 share of the raffle will go into the general fund.
 
Treasurer’s Report                                                                                                     Tracey Regula
The board thanked Dan Best for his work as club treasurer and for helping Tracey Regula transition into the role and thanked Regula for taking over the duties.
Regula reviewed information from the financial reports. The club’s total income year to date is $27,885.01, slightly above the same period last year. The club’s YTD expenses are $10,554.36, leaving the club with a net income of $17,330.65, up from $6,985.30 from the same period last year. Fitzgerald made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report. Wannemacher seconded the motion. Board approved.
 
New Business
Applications
The club has received new members applications from: Captain Charity Bender – Salvation Army, Amanda Moonen – Golden Reserve, Holly Metzger – Bluffton University.
Horner made a motion to approve the applications. Regula seconded the motion. Board approved.

Resignations
Andi Ostendorf and Bob McPheron have submitted their resignations. Regula made a motion to approve the resignations with regret. Fry seconded the motion. Board approved.
 
Motion To Adjourn
Fry made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:55 P.M.
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Upcoming Events
Fall Blood Clinic
Senior Citizen Services
Nov 05, 2022
6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
 
Christmas Party
Dec 19, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
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Speakers
Sep 26, 2022 12:00 PM
Substance Use Disorder
Oct 03, 2022 12:00 PM
Allen County Museum
Oct 10, 2022
Happy Columbus Day!
Oct 17, 2022 12:00 PM
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