The Scoop - May 24, 2021
Allen County's new treasurer is preparing for the second half tax collection.
Allen County's new treasurer, Krista Bohn, explained the responsibilities of her office at Monday's Rotary meeting. The treasurer's office collects all real estate taxes, manufactured home taxes, sewer bills, personal property taxes and estate taxes. In addition, they record all monies received by any other county offices and is responsible for county investments that includes a portfolio of $55 million. The office maintains various accounts ranging from simple depositories to complex trust accounts that hold all the county's investments. “When I first became the Allen County treasurer, I thought I had the best job in the county. Then I remembered one little thing. I had to be the person collecting property taxes. Definitely not everybody’s favorite person, but it is a very important role that I take care of with the county.” Second half property taxes are due on July 9. Bohn became treasurer in March after having served three years as the department's chief deputy of finance. Krista plans to focus on building efficiencies, modernizing programs, lowering delinquency rates, and increasing interest on county investments.
Also at Monday's meeting, Michael Ayers gave a heartfelt Memorial Day tribute to those who have died in service to our country, and Chief Joe Kitchen urged us to know the signs of stroke and get help immediately. You can remember them with the acronym FAST: Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech slurred, Time to call 9-1-1. Joe says that quick response is important to recovery.
Global Grant
Lima Rotary has submitted a Global Grant for approval to the Rotary Foundation #2098718.
This request is Phase Two from the original proposal made in 2014. The GG requests $225,560. (We are $100,000 short of our goal in funding). The grant is for sanitation improvement in the Merendon Mountains. The grant request covers materials, construction, training for the citizens of Penitas, Peru, Gallito, San Antonio, and Berlin. It will take 18 months to complete.
This grant fulfills a citizen's request to help them improve their drinking water. Included with this grant and the training is the target elimination of Chagas, Leishmaniasis and
the training of school children with hand washing. This is a partnership is with Usula Rotario of San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Reverse Raffle
We are thrilled to announce that the Jay Begg Reverse Raffle is sold out! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets!
Golf Outing
Register now for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing on July 21 and support our scholarship fund!
This year marks the 21st anniversary of the annual Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing. It will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at Hidden Creek Golf Course with a rain date of Wednesday, August 25th. The Golf Committee is working closely with Hidden Creek Golf Course to again ensure our participants' safety against COVID.  
Last year we had 27 teams competing and raised over $40,000, 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 March 2021, over 1,089 adults wishing to continue their education have received scholarships from the Lima Rotary Club. These scholarships total over $817,250. 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.      
The golf outing is open to the public so please invite your friends to join us. Contact Andy Wannemacher today to register or click here to register online.
Upcoming Events
Rotary Social
Milano Cafe
May 20, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jay Begg Reverse Raffle
Jun 03, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District Governor Recognition and Awards Ceremony
Hancock Hotel
Jun 17, 2021
6:09 PM – 10:00 PM
Movies in the Park Presents Moana
Faurot Park
Jun 26, 2021
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Changing of the Guard
City Club
Jun 28, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Movies in the Park Presents Frozen II
Faurot Park
Jul 17, 2021
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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May 31, 2021
Happy Memorial Day!
Jun 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Jun 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Rhodes State College
Jun 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Legacy Arts Building
Jun 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Jul 05, 2021
Happy 4th of July!
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