Spring Blood Clinic
The Lima Rotary Club's Spring Blood Clinic is April 30.
The Lima Rotary Club's Spring Blood Clinic is an outstanding opportunity to receive a variety of blood screenings at a low cost. Don't miss your opportunity to receive this valuable check on your health. You may download the registration form here. Please fill it out and bring it with you to the clinic.
If you would like to volunteer, contact Tracie.
The Scoop - April 25, 2022
The Lima Rotary Club was honored to host the Allen Lima Youth Leadership graduation.
Giving back to the community is part of the Allen Lima Youth Leadership program. The students divided into three teams and each team created a project that would benefit our community. The culmination of the year was the presentation of the projects to the Lima Rotary Club prior to graduation. The projects were Project H.O.P.E. - Helping Other Persevere Everyday, Turning Disabilities into Abilities; Team BRAKE'D - Be A Responsible, Attentive, Kind, and Educated Driver; and Kind Minds which proposed the development of an app to help students coping with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. 
All three projects were well developed and presented, and Rotarians selected Project H.O.P.E. as the winner. Students received a $2,500 donation from the United Way to bring their project to reality. Project H.O.P.E. will pair typically developing students with non-typically developing students in the Allen County schools with these goals:
●Engage those with disabilities into the community through events and activities
●Encourage self-confidence and leadership values among those with disabilities
●Decrease the negative stigmatisms around the disabled community by better informing the public about disabilities
●Promote the idea that all types disabilities are welcomed in Project H.O.P.E.
●Emphasizing that people are not defined by their disabilities, rather they define who they are
Following the presentations, the students graduated from the Allen Lima Youth Leadership program and received certificates and shirts.
Congratulations, everyone!
Also at Monday's meeting, we inducted two new members: Cathy Clark, owner of Manufacturing Associates and Matt Childers, Executive Director of Allen Lima Leadership. Welcome to the Lima Rotary Club!
Avenues of Service Awards
We are looking for nominations for the Lima Rotary Club's Avenues of Service Awards.
Every year the Lima Rotary Club recognizes individual club members for outstanding Club, Community, International, Vocational, and Youth Service. These awards were named for past presidents who represented those avenues of service in their daily lives. Those include:
the Rex Perry Club Service Award,
the Rudolph Community Service Award,
the Goodnight International Service Award,
the Wemmer Vocational Service Award and, 
the Hulsken Youth Service Award.
Please take a few minutes to nominate fellow club members for the awards; the Board of Directors will select the winner in each category. Email your names and categories to The winners will be recognized at the Changing of the Guard on June 27.
Here is the criterion for each category of award and the list of past winners.
Reverse Raffle
Get your tickets now for the Jay Begg Reverse Raffle.
The Lima Rotary Club's Jay Begg Reverse Raffle takes place on June 2 at the Allen County Fairgrounds. It's a fun night with games, dinner, silent auction, great fellowship, and your chance to win part of the $10,000 in cash prizes that will be handed out. It's also a big fundraiser for the Lima Rotary Club so we encourage you to buy a ticket even if you can't attend. Tickets are just $100 and are available from Katy.
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.       
At the time of this correspondence, 2.5 million Ukrainian refugees are fleeing war and are in need of immediate assistance. 
Recently, someone has come forward within our Rotary District and offered to match our donations up to $50,000 for the Disaster Response Fund. All contributions need to be made to the Rotary Disaster Response fund by April 30, 2022, so that these donations are prioritized for the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis. If we raise more than $50,000 between March 6 and April 30, I will suggest we make a contribution to ShelterBox

The generosity of District 6600 Rotarians has always exceeded expectations. I know our hearts are breaking for the people of Ukraine. I do not wish to put any stress on you personally, just do what you can, whatever you can, in service to others.  I am thankful for each of you.

To donate online at -

Your club's President-Elect and Assistant Governor heard more about this Ukraine donation initiative at their training this past Saturday. Jim Murray, from the Huron Rotary Club, has volunteered to help us coordinate donations from club's foundations and answer questions regarding individual donations. Jim can be reached at 415-640-0027, or via email at

Thank you,

Mary L. AufdenKampe 
District Governor 2021-202
District Assembly
The Rotary District 6600 Assembly is tomorrow and there is still time to register!
The assembly will be held on Saturday, April 30th from 9 am - noon. The General Session will be livestreamed  for those that cannot attend in person. Breakout sessions will be recorded and available on the District's You Tube Channel at a later date.

All Club President-Elects, Club Presidents, Club Secretaries, Club Treasurers, Club Membership, Public Image, Foundation Chairs, plus future leaders in your club and any engaged Rotarian are encouraged to attend.

COST:  Free!

WHERE: Maumee High School; 1147 Saco St.; Maumee, OH  43537

REGISTER NOW:  Sign up for the day by  Registering NOW for the District Assembly

The General Session is being livestreamed at 9:00 am

Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you at the District Training Assembly!
District Newsletter
Stay up to date with everything happening in Rotary District 6600 by reading the April newsletter.
Beyond Water
Rotary is helping bring clean water to the world.

Can you imagine a world without clean water?  Or a world where we have to bulldoze everyone around in order to get water. This is what happens in some rural communities, the battle is usually for the strongest people, and the weak ones have to wait for a long time to fetch water and sometimes go back home with empty jerry cans. But this should not be the case at all!

We recently drilled a borehole for a community that has been in operation for almost 10 years but with no constant supply of water. Imagine a clinic with no water! In case you haven't had any good news for a while, we bring you the best news friends, Ngoswani Health Clinic now has enough water, adjacent school and the whole community can access the solar-powered borehole.

Water plays an important role in ensuring equitable, sustainable, and productive rural economies. In addition to being an essential element for agricultural production, nutrition, and human health, water enables jobs opportunities in numerous key sectors across the rural economy.

During this Easter season we are aiming at fundraising towards drilling a borehole for a Maasai community in rural Kenya. This community has not had water for the longest time. The girls and  women have to walk for hours in order to get water. Women in Africa are estimated to spend an annual  of 40 billion hours carrying water to their communities

Water is recognized as a human right that entitles one to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic uses. The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on clean water and sanitation aims to put the right to water in practice and ensure availablity and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

This Easter holiday would you consider standing in the gap for this rural community? Your rotary club can fund raise HERE for us or spread the word about our work in East Africa. Follow us on our social media pages indicated below for more project updates.
Rotary in Review
Rotary In Review - A Roundup Of Rotary News
Rotarians unite to send medical aid to Ukraine
Rotary members in North America, Argentina, and Europe are collaborating with a U.S.-based association of Ukrainian health care workers to collect and ship more than 100 tons of critical medical supplies to Ukraine. The effort was built off of connections Marga Hewko, president of the Rotary Club of Chicago, had forged with the Ukrainian medical community in Chicago. Rotary clubs have pooled their resources to secure donations from equipment manufacturers and purchase supplies which are then flown over to Europe for distribution within Ukraine. Read how Rotary’s network has been providing support to Ukraine.
This week's stories
Using innovation to prevent malaria
Volunteers and experts working to eliminate Malaria will be discussing the need to harness innovation to save lives and reduce the burden of the disease on World Malaria Day, 25 April. Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia, The Rotary Foundation’s first Programs of Scale recipient, is implementing a three-year program to recruit, train, and support community health workers to test for and treat malaria in hard-to-reach areas of Zambia. Learn more about this effort and what Rotary is doing to prevent malaria in a blog for Rotary Service in Action.
Council on Legislation takes action
Representatives to the 2022 Council on Legislation 10-14 April voted overwhelmingly to add “equity and inclusion” to Rotary International’s bylaws, affirming the organization’s continued effort to be inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities, and to reflect the communities it serves. The five-day conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA, marked Rotary’s first successful attempt to host a hybrid international event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives also supported a dues increase and a pilot that would test a new governance structure. Learn more about the council action.
Vaccines save lives
World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, gives Rotary and Rotaract clubs an opportunity to raise awareness of the part that vaccines play in saving lives – as well as of the critical need to continue supporting global polio vaccination for children and COVID-19 vaccines for all. Download the World Immunization Week toolkit.
Rotary and Earth Day
For Earth Day, 22 April, learn how Rotarians are already fighting climate change. Protecting the environment is one of Rotary’s areas of focus.
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Action Groups
Rediscover Rotary Action Groups.
Rotary Action Groups are undiscovered gems in the Rotary family. Many of our members have heard of them, but few are fully aware of their purpose, scope, and the opportunities they offer.   
Rotary Action Groups are international, RI-recognized groups whose members have expertise and experience in a particular area of specialization. They use their knowledge, passion, and global network to help clubs and districts plan and implement impactful service projects. By bringing expertise, partners, funding resources, and best practices to projects, they help clubs scale up smaller projects to larger, higher impact, more sustainable regional and international initiatives. 
During the 2020-21 Rotary year alone, Rotary’s 27 Action Groups collectively supported 2,445 projects. They raised $960,682 in total, which was used solely for supporting club and district projects. Nine Action Groups participated in the first Programs of Scale grant by partnering, reviewing, or providing feedback on proposals. Among the five finalist projects, three of them were supported by Action Groups, of which one became the awardee and the other an honorable mention. 
Action Groups are an effective way to expand your global network and gain leadership experience. There are over 34,000 Action Group members representing more than 150 countries around the world. On average, each Action Group has members from 45 countries. Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Peace Fellows are eligible to serve in leadership roles, and last year, 294 members of the Rotary family held international leadership through an Action Group. Plus, Action Groups have a high number of women serving in leadership roles: one in three Action Groups is chaired by a woman. Action Groups offer a unique opportunity to introduce and engage non-members: nearly 5,000 of Action Group members are not Rotarians or Rotaractors.
Action Groups also offer our members opportunities and platforms to make personal and professional connections locally and globally. They connect through virtual meetings throughout the year and host webinars where participants discuss important humanitarian issues and learn methods to tackle them in a sustainable way. They get together with their members during the Rotary International Convention, host meetings and social gatherings, and showcase their offerings in the House of Friendship.
Learn more about the activities of Action Groups in the Rotary Action Groups annual report.
If you are going to the Houston Convention, take some time to rediscover Action Groups in person! Visit the Action Group booths and attend RAGTime, a social gathering hosted by all Rotary Action Groups, on Thursday, 2 June from 18:00-21:00 at the Houston Downtown Aquarium. RAGTime is open to anyone who wants to network with Action Group leaders, share their project experiences, and explore opportunities for service and engagement. Register in advance here.
Tap into the subject-matter expertise and network of Action Groups as you plan your service projects, or  join an Action Group(s) by lending your skills and expertise to a group of your interest. View a list of 27 Action Groups with direct links to their websites at
Leadership Skills
Develop leadership skills through Rotary fellowship.
“Perhaps dreaming is not so bad if one dreams good dreams and makes them come true.”
- Paul Harris
All projects and initiatives in Rotary start with someone’s dream for a better world. Our dream for the Rotary Fellowship of Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) started with a simple dialogue between Rotary friends realizing we, too, had a shared dream – We believe in a world where Rotary members and participants have the leadership skills and knowledge to create positive change in their local and global communities.
Our organization is home to many incredible leaders. The Rotary Fellowship of LEAD serves as an opportunity to bring together Rotarians, Rotaractors, alumni, and friends of Rotary who have an interest in leadership and personal and professional development through events where we can connect and learn from each other.
LEAD has six core objectives:
  • Connect individuals passionate about leadership development.
  • Facilitate conversations about leadership development.
  • Provide leadership development resources.
  • Educate individuals how to ideate, problem-solve, and lead.
  • Host at least one leadership event around the Rotary International Convention.
  • Host at least one annual retreat focused on leadership development and inspiration.
Our team was overwhelmed by the response we received when we launched the idea in mid-2021, with over 500 people expressing interest in joining the fellowship and over 50 people joining our breakout session during the 2021 Virtual Convention. We are pleased to have a number of projects in the works for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.
With the first in-person Rotary Convention in three years coming up in Houston, we’ll be hosting a series of coffee catch ups. This will create opportunities for interested members to enjoy face-to-face fellowship with members of our team.
We’ll shortly be launching a leadership-focused blog on our website. Our fellowship includes so many inspiring and diverse leaders, and this will provide a means for us to share the breadth and depth of their experiences. We’ll be providing the opportunity for all members to submit thought leadership posts for the blog.
We have also started planning for two exciting in person events in the 2022-23 Rotary year: a TEDx speaker style event for the convention in Melbourne, Australia and a Global Leadership Retreat.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Rotary Fellowship of LEAD, we would love to connect with you! Visit our website at Be sure to sign up on our expression of interest form so you can stay informed about upcoming opportunities. For those who have already signed up, look out for a more specific update landing in your email inbox soon!
As we serve to change lives and imagine a better future, we need people who roll up their sleeves and make it happen. Those are the people we find in the family of Rotary. Those are the people who truly lead. Those are the ones we're trying to connect through the Rotary Fellowship of LEAD.
Training Talk
Training Talk - Training Rotary Leaders Around The World
5 reasons to use Learning Center content
When you create training plans for officers or other members, you can include a variety of tools. The Learning Center, which is flexible and accessible, can be a useful part of any plan. Here are five reasons to use Learning Center content in your training plans:
  1. It’s customized for you. In the Learning Center, you’ll see the courses and learning topics that are the most relevant to you, based on the browser language you chose and your zone, district, and role.
  2. You can customize it even more. You can create favorites lists of the courses and materials that you use most and hide materials that you don’t need. Districts and zones can also decide which courses to use and group them into learning plans. Contact us to customize a learning plan for your district.
  3. It has the most up-to-date information. Our courses are revised regularly to reflect our current practices and recommendations, and it’s easy to find out if they’ve been updated: If they have, a note in the description will usually say when that happened. Also, the Rotary Learning Center Courses list includes direct course links that will work with any My Rotary sign-in. It’s updated four times a year and notes when courses have been revised.
  4. You can track people’s progress. Visit the My Activities page from the user menu to monitor your own progress. You can also check global, zone, and district leaderboards on the My Dashboard page. Governors, district trainers, district membership chairs, and district Rotary Foundation chairs can track the courses and learning plans that members have completed by asking for permission to review them and completing the Access to Learning Center Reports course.
  5. It improves the Rotary experience. Members who have used the Learning Center report greater satisfaction with their ability to develop leadership skills.
Review our recent webinar for more ideas about how to use the Learning Center and customize it for your district’s needs.

* The links in this document may take you to the Learning Center course catalog instead of directly to a course. Use the Search bar to help find your course. This is a known problem that we are working on.
Featured courses in the Learning Center
Discover these courses in the Learning Center this month:
  • Microaggressions: Understand what microaggressions are, the impact they have, and how to respond to them in ways that uphold Rotary’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This course is part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Basics learning plan.
  • How to Propose Enactments and Resolutions: Now that the 2022 Council on Legislation has ended, learn how to propose resolutions before the next Council on Resolutions later this year and how to write and submit enactments for the next Council on Legislation in 2025.
  • The Power of Giving: Learn more about the impact you can have on the work of The Rotary Foundation by understanding how donations benefit various funds and programs, including the PolioPlus Fund and the Disaster Response Fund.
Find information about all of our Learning Center courses in the updated course catalog.
May is Youth Service Month
Celebrate Youth Service Month in May by encouraging young people to experience the ways in which community service builds real-world leadership skills. You can find interactive courses and downloadable workbooks about service-learning for both adult advisers and youth program participants who are 16 or older.

Share the Youth Guide to Service-Learning course with youth participants age 16 or over. Learn more about how to give them direction by taking the courses in the Service-Learning for Advisers learning plan.
Rotary Peace Fellowship applications
Rotary Peace Fellowship applications for the 2023-24 academic year are now being accepted. The program allows us to increase the capacity of committed peacebuilders by offering academic training at Rotary Peace Centers, field experiences, and global networking opportunities. Clubs and districts have the power to shape the next generation of peace leaders by recruiting, nominating, and endorsing candidates.

Take the All About Rotary Peace Fellowships course to learn more about this program and encourage qualified candidates to apply for the peace fellowship by 15 May.

Training tip
Using the Learning Center before training meetings

Assign online courses to participants to take before a training event, to give them a foundation of knowledge about the meeting’s topics. This lets you focus your session on the ideas, activities, and discussions that are the most important for your participants.
Review the Rotary Learning Center Courses list and consider which ones will complement your live or virtual training event. Use the direct links that are in the list and post them on your club and district websites.

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