The Scoop - December 12, 2022
Thank you to the Pangle and Kriegel families for their generous donation to the amphitheater!
What a busy, fun meeting! The Pangle and Kriegel families joined us to announce a major donation to the Greater Lima Region Park and Amphitheater. The stage will be named the Pangle Pavilion in their honor. The Pangle and Kriegel famlies have a long history of business ownership dating back to 1924 when Howard N. Pangle, Sr. stopped on his way home from work to purchase some pipe tobacco at a corner grocery store and ended up buying the business for $1,000. Construction on the amphitheater is on schedule to be completed in January, then will come the landscaping, grass and walkways. A grand opening celebration is planned for August 4, 5 and 6. Thank you to the Pangle and Kriegel families for their generosity!
The Shawnee Boys Soccer Team also joined us Monday and we congratulated them on their state championship. Then we spent the rest of the meeting packing senior food boxes for the West Ohio Food Bank. Thanks to everyone who joined us and put service above self!
Christmas Extravaganza
The Lima Rotary Club's Christmas Party Extravaganza is Monday!
Just a few short days remain until the annual Rotary Christmas Party Extravaganza will be under way! Join us on Monday, December 19th starting at 11:30 AM where we will hear songs of the season played by the Spencerville Jazz Band, enjoy a delicious Christmas feast with your fellow Rotarians, bid on many special silent auction items including tickets to the LSO and to Amy Grant, homemade cookies, OSU items, and more, bid in the live auction on items including a 50” HDR Smart TV, an Ohio State flag flown in Washington DC and signed by Jim Jordan, a catered BBQ feast for up to 50 people and more, and of course a battle extravaganza to determine who will be stuck caring for Elvis for the next 365 days. 
We hope to see you there! 
Christmas is approaching fast, during the hustle of the holidays we are calling all Rotarians to join us for a night of casual fun. The Hollander will be hosting us December 21st from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.. Get that wrapping done so you can come and enjoy a night of good food and drinks with friends!
Please RSVP to Demi Burden
Board Highlights
Here are the highlights from the December 13th board meeting.
Call to Order                                                                                                               Derek Stemen
President Derek Stemen called the meeting to order at 11:38 A.M. with the following board members present:
Derek Stemen, Jeff Fitzgerald, Joel Mengerink, Tim Stanford, Demi Burden, Keith Horner, Jeff Unterbrink, Lesley Fry and Treasurer Tracey Regula. Also, Secretary Anne Decker and Amy Ricker were present.
Secretary’s Report                                                                                                     Anne Decker
Approval of the November 8, 2022 Board Minutes
Mengerink made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 8, 2022 meeting as submitted. Unterbrink seconded the motion. Board approved.
Attendance Report for November 2022 
One new member joined the club and no members resigned in November.  November attendance was 39.22%. The month ended with 139 active members and 4 honorary members.   
President’s Report                                                                                                     Derek Stemen
Blood Clinics
Tracie Sanchez and Lima Memorial Health System have asked the club to consider holding just one blood clinic a year instead of two until attendance at the clinics returns to its pre-COVID level. Blood clinic attendance was:  2018 – 588 at the spring clinic and 450 at the fall clinic; 2019 – 566 at the spring clinic and 547 at the fall clinic; 2022 – 255 at the spring clinic and 268 at the fall clinic; Stemen will contact Sanchez and Lima Memorial to ask if there is anything we can do to retain two clinics, such as reducing the needed staff and having more aggressive marketing efforts. If not, the club will likely hold the blood clinic in the spring only until attendance increases.
Christmas Party
The Lima Rotary Club Christmas Party Extravaganza is Monday, December 19. There has been good club support in donating auction items. Spencerville Jazz Band will be performing, there will be live and silent auctions, Dan Bucher will draw raffle prizes, and we will once again send the bust of Elvis home with a Rotarian who has not purchased “Elvis immunity.”
Library Books
We have enough children’s library books to last through March to be donated each week in honor of our guest speakers. Horner made a motion to send the Lima Public Library a check for $500 to purchase more books. Regula seconded the motion. Board approved.
Board Approval For Club Projects And Fundraisers
Don Witter is working on a policy that will require board approval for any fundraising or volunteer projects that are performed in the name of the Lima Rotary Club. The policy will be presented for a vote at the annual meeting.
Fundraising Events
Stemen will contact Andy Wannemacher to see if he will continue to chair the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing. A team may be recruited to assist.
Conversation was held about the Jay Begg Reverse Raffle. Stemen will put a team together to coordinate the event in 2023. It will most likely be held in May and instead of being an evening affair, it will probably take place over the course of four club meetings with 50 raffle numbers being drawn at each meeting.
Sports Programs
Attendance has been low for the basketball previews, especially the Girls Basketball Preview. Discussion was held about whether or not to continue the basketball previews. It was decided to continue as usual for one more year and reevaluate next year.
Shawnee Country Club
The Shawnee Country Club is closed first two weeks of January. As a result, the January board meeting will be held at The Met.
Rotaract At Bluffton University
Stemen followed up with Holly Metzger to see if Bluffton University would be interested in starting a Rotaract Club on campus. Metzger told Stemen that in order to form a club, at least 5 students have to be interested and an advisory person is needed. She is checking to see if anyone is interested.
Ghana Water Project
Stemen was contacted by the Rotary Club of Montreal who saw that we were awarded a global grant. They asked if we would support the water project their club is doing in Ghana. The board chose not to send funds because of the significant investment we have already made in our own project.
Membership Initiatives
Adah Ellerbrock is planning to contact those who have donated to the amphitheater but are not members and see if they would be interested in joining the club. In addition, the board will compile a list of businesses that can be approached about about having employees join the club.
Goal Review
The club did its first service project during a club meeting Monday, packing senior boxes for the West Ohio Food Bank. Everyone agreed that the project went well and was fun. Another project is planned in conjunction with Children Services in the spring.
Board Reports                                                                                                            All Board Members
Rotary Social                                                                                                               Demi Burden
Burden reported that the next Rotary Social is December 21st at The Hollander from 5-8. Christmas sweaters are encouraged. A brunch is being planned for the January social.
Special Needs Christmas Party
Burden reported that the Special Needs Christmas party went well. The Liberty Arts Magnet Touring Company performed and their parents filled the room to watch the performance. The Bath High School Interact Club provided tremendous assistance during the event.
Empowering Girls Committee                                                                                    Lesley Fry
There is nothing new to report.
PolioPlus                                                                                                                      Keith Horner
$2,512 has been donated to the PolioPlus campaign at this point. There will also possibly be another outreach in the spring. More club members will be encouraged to donate.
Bell Ringing
Stemen reported that the club helped raise $2,242.20 from bell ringing for the Salvation Army on Saturday.
Treasurer’s Report                                                                                                     Tracey Regula
Regula reviewed information from the financial reports. The club’s total income year to date is $53,600.31, slightly above the same period last year. The club’s YTD expenses are $43,709.68, leaving the club with a net income of $9,890.63 up from $9,262.24 from the same period last year. Brown-Ellis made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report. Fitzgerald seconded the motion. Board approved.
New Business
New Member Applications
Applications have been received from Todd Washam, Miranda Mayer and Ashton Stevenson. Burden moved to approve the applications. Unterbrink seconded the motion. Board approved.

Amanda Moonen has submitted her resignation. Stanford made a motion to approve the resignation with regret. Burden seconded the motion. Board approved.
Motion To Adjourn
Stanford made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Regula seconded the motion. Stemen adjourned the meeting at 12:53 P.M.
Foundation Match
District 6600's special Foundation Rewards Program for individual contributions to the Annual Share Fund via check ends today.   
Please have all donations postmarked by Friday, December 16th to receive recognition points.

Your personal contribution of $100 to $1,000 via check to the Annual Share Fund will be matched with FOUNDATION RECOGNITION POINTS. Your matching foundation recognition points can be used in several ways:
  • For your own Paul Harris recognition.
  • To recognize another individual with a full Paul Harris Fellow designation or an initial contribution.
  • For multiple recognitions, any combination of points designations for yourself and/or other individuals, with a minimum of 100 points per designation.
Rotarians of District 6600 should mail a personal check payable to “The Rotary Foundation” to points campaign manager Beth Schweitzer, along with the completed form to:
544 Hedgegate N Ct
Tiffin, OH. 44883
Learn more here.

Questions? - Contact Foundation Chair Joe Ludwig or DG Diana Savage

Yours in Service,
Diana Savage
District 6600 Governor
Rotary International

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How does your club create lasting change?
November is a great time to explore the Rotary Foundation catalog in the Learning Center. You’ll find ways to collaborate on activities and service projects that have a lasting impact locally and in communities around the globe. Try these ideas to facilitate your discussions:
Preparing for the presidents-elect training seminar
As presidents-elect get ready for PETS, remind them that two learning plans are available to help them be ready for their term.
Take these courses before PETS to learn the fundamental elements of the president’s role.
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What's happening in Rotary
Mark your calendar for an upcoming webinar
Unlocking Learning Potential in Your District
When: 7 December 2022, 10:00 Chicago time (UTC-6)

Audience: This webinar is intended for district leaders. Club leaders who are involved in training could also benefit from the discussion.

Join us for this webinar to explore how to improve the training in your district by using Rotary’s Learning Center and leader’s guides. You’ll also get the first introduction to new learning experiences. You’ll end the webinar with a list of ideas to enhance your district curriculum.
Learning with others
Getting started with Learning Topics
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Register now for the Rotary Leadership Institute.

The Rotary Leadership Institute Part I will be held in District 6600
Saturday, January 14, 2023, 8:30am - 3:30pm Eastern

UPDATE your Rotary Knowledge
ENHANCE your Personal Development
EXPLORE your Potential in Leadership

Join Rotarians in this hybrid event to learn more about Rotary and develop your leadership skills!   

In-Person will be held at the Rotary Lodge at River Cliff Park, 1329 Tiffin Street, Fremont, Ohio 43420. Online option will be via Zoom with the link sent out prior to the event. District 6600 will cover your fees for the completion of Part I. When registering, select "Pay by Club Check" but do not submit a check. Registration is limited to 20 in person & 10 virtually.

Head over to dacdb and register today!

We hope to see you there!
Angelica Rinehart, co-Chair Rotary Leadership Institute
Katherine Eboch, co-Chair Rotary Leadership Institute
Young Leaders In Action
Young Leaders In Action
December 2022
Engaging the next generation of Rotary leaders
THIS JUST IN: Interact Handbook, a Guide for Interactors
The new Interact Handbook a Guide for Interactors provides tools for Interactors to create a club that reflects their goals while having fun! Built with input from Interactors, this handbook offers key information and workbook pages to guide Interactors to...
  • Start an Interact Club
  • Build a dynamic club that offers all members meaningful service and leadership opportunities
  • Promote your club's work to your community and the Rotary world
Taking Action
Vote for your favorite video!
Which video will be the 'Fan Favorite' in the 2022 Interact Awards? Anyone can vote for their favorite video every day, once per day through 1 January 2023 at 23:59 Chicago time! The Fan Favorite video will be announced in early January 2023!

Explore this year's submissions in the video gallery. Click on the thumbnail of your favorite to see the "Vote" button. Don't forget to share the video with your friends, family, club members, and advisors!
Between the ages of 15-17 and looking to change the world? 
Rise, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, is a global challenge that finds brilliant young people and supports them for life as they work to serve others. The program starts at ages 15-17 years old and offers a lifetime of benefits including scholarships, mentorship, access to career development opportunities, funding, and more as Global Winners work toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems. You can learn more about Rise here. The application is currently open, and closes January 25th
Have an Upcoming Youth Programs Event?
Are you hosting or attending an upcoming Interact, RYLA, or NGSE event that is open to the whole Rotary community? Tell us about it!

E-mail us at to have your event featured in the monthly Young Leaders in Action newsletter "Upcoming Events" section! Please include the name, date, and website and/or applicable information about your event to be featured.
Resources & Events

19-22 January 2023
Multidistrict Conference of Interact Clubs
São Paulo, Brazil

27-31 May 2023
Rotary International Convention
Melbourne, Australia

16-18 August 2023
Nex Gen RYLA North America Facilitator Training
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Do you have an upcoming event to add to this list? Email us at
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Fish the fight against malaria.
Sir Peter Cosgrove, former Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, joins 30+ other expert speakers at the GMC2023 in Melbourne Australia, to share, educate and discuss how to Finish the Fight Against Malaria.

"This Global Malaria Congress is very important, as gains made towards Malaria elimination have been set back due to COVID-19 disruptions. Holding the Congress in Melbourne reflects Australia’s ongoing support towards the goal of Malaria elimination, such as the government’s recent $266m contribution to the Global Fund replenishment and the Malaria Vaccine Project, a research partnership between Griffith University and Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM), which I am proud to have been involved with since its inception. The Congress provides the opportunity for organizations, governments and individuals to come together to discuss how to stop this terrible disease." Sir Peter Cosgrove.

Malaria is treatable and curable, yet a child still dies of it almost every minute. This is the tragedy we must stop together. Join us in Melbourne and add your voice to Finish the Fight.

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Rotary Service And Engagement
Rotary Service And Engagement
December 2022
Connect. Partner. Serve.
Rotary clubs fight malaria in Zambia
Rotary members are making a difference in the fight against malaria, a preventable disease that remains one of Zambia’s leading causes of illness and a significant contributor to infant and maternal mortality. Since receiving the first US$2 million Programs of Scale award in 2021, Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia has already trained 2,500 community health workers. The US$6 million program, which includes funding from World Vision U.S. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will equip and deploy the health workers to help people in hard-to-reach areas get faster treatment. Over five years, Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia will strengthen the national health system by working closely with local health officials and others to reduce malaria by 90% in two provinces, reaching 1.3 million people. This will save lives and create lasting change. Think about how you can prevent or treat disease in your own community or apply for a grant to make a difference in another part of the worldLearn more about Programs of Scale and Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia.
Avenue of Service: Vocational Service
Leverage the possibilities in the Ashoka-Rotary partnership
Rotary's partnership with Ashoka brings together the vision of Ashoka’s social entrepreneurs with the local expertise of Rotary members to inspire innovation that can solve problems, create leaders, and change societies. A Rotary club could contact Ashoka to identify and engage an Ashoka Fellow to speak at a meeting about how members can make a greater social impact. Members might get advice from Ashoka that helps them bring more focus and value to a service project. And Ashoka might also be helpful as members implement global or district grant projects around the world. Learn more about the partnership and how to work with Ashoka.
Increase your impact
Attend a project fair
As you plan your service activities for 2023, consider attending a project fair. It’s a great way to get involved in international projects and form lasting partnerships. By participating in a project fair, you can learn about local service activities and find a project to support while you experience a new culture through events organized by the hosts. District grants can be used to support travel to and participation in Rotary project fairs in order to help districts find project partners.

Review the list of upcoming project fairs and visit the event websites for more information or to register.
Enhance Engagement
Participate in Rotary Friendship Exchange
You can experience new cultures, expand your global understanding, and immerse yourself in travel and service opportunities while building lifelong friendships through Rotary Friendship Exchange. Every year, we offer the Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award as an opportunity for participants to share images from their recent experiences with the program. This year’s theme was reimagining Rotary Friendship Exchange. Congratulations to Districts 9210 (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Northern Mozambique) and 7010 (Ontario, Canada) for being selected as the winners. If you’re interested in participating, learn how to get started with Friendship Exchange.
Rotary’s Learning Center is celebrating 10 years!
Rotary’s Learning Center has an abundance of resources in one place to help you make the most of your Rotary experience. The Learning Center features:
• Content in more than 20 languages
• Learning plans, which are a collection of courses, based on the topic or your role
• Resources shared by others and ways for you to share material
• The ability to create lists of your favorite items
• Information about your individual progress
• Virtual badges and points

Review the course catalog and help us celebrate this milestone by promoting the Learning Center in your district and club newsletters, mailings, and social media channels. Write to with questions about the Learning Center.
Updated area of focus guidelines for global grant funding
The area of focus guidelines for global grant funding have all been updated. These guidelines are for members who want to apply for a global grant from The Rotary Foundation to support activities in:
Each document includes information specific to that area of focus about the Foundation’s goals, community assessments, sustainability, what kinds of projects are eligible for funding, monitoring and evaluation, scholarships, and other resources. We encourage eligible clubs and districts to fully understand all the guidelines before applying for a grant.

The Global Grants Community Assessment Results form has also been updated to include questions that apply to all environment projects and to water, sanitation, and hygiene projects.

Please share these resources with your clubs. If you have any questions, write to
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