The Scoop - August 30, 2021
The Lima Rotary Club welcomed District 6600 Governor Mary Aufdenkampe and Assistant Governor Becky Neville.
Rotary District 6600 Governor Mary Aufdenkampe challenged us to be changemakers in our community and across the world. "Rotarians can help people and pull them up out of poverty and depression, and that's what we're challenged to do, to change the world, to help other people, to be a changemaker. This year, be a changemaker. We are going to move beyond these difficult times. We going to move beyond the COVID crisis of 2020. We are going to move forward with fairness and love for one another. We are going to create a world where peace is prevalent. I want to focus on being a true changemaker."
Mary says Rotary has built its infrastructure on a three legged stool of foundation, membership and public image. This year, following Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's leadership, she would like to pull up a second three legged stool and concentrate on the environment; empowering girls and women; and diversity, equity and inclusiveness. She is encouraging clubs to focus on those areas this year and see what they can do to improve each one. Mary says grants will be awarded first to clubs who are proposing projects in those three areas, and to other projects afterwards. 
Rotary District 6600 is in the middle of a fundraiser to benefit the Rotary International Foundation. It is raffling off a Mustang electric SUV. Tickets are $100 each. Get details here.
Mary urges us to encourage friends and co-workers to join Rotary. President Mehta's goal is to increase Rotary's worldwide membership to 1.3 million from 1.2 million this year. Mary says we can do that by looking at different options for clubs and meetings to make sure we are meeting people's needs and schedules.
"I want you to love Rotary like I do. Rotary makes me a better person. I know it can make you a better person too. Let's make Rotary shine. Let's be a changemaker."
WOFB Hygiene Drive
The Lima Rotary Club is collecting personal hygiene items for the West Ohio Food Bank.
Ability Playground
Your help is needed for the All Ability Playground.
Volunteers are needed to help build the All Ability Playground at Marimor Legacy Park. This new park is located on SR 81, east of Marimor School and connected to the Ottawa Metro Park by new trails. Come out and see what has been completed so is amazing! Whether you can help for half a day, one full day or even more, we need to secure 20-30 volunteers per day to finish this amazing playground...with the same community that helped us raise the funds to build it! 
Here are the slots we need to fill:
Wednesday September 8th     7:30 am until dusk.     Need 30 people!         Have 10.
Thursday September 9th         7:30 am to dusk          Need 40 people!         Have 21; Nutrien helping this day and might have more; added 5 so far.
Friday September 10th            7:30 am to dusk.         Need 40 people!         Have 5; but United Way Day of Caring assisting with others.
Saturday September 11th        7:30-  ?                        We have the 10 for this as only one play equipment person can be here.
Monday is a big ??? and if we knock it out in the above should not need it.
Can you help with more people? More days? Can you spread this out again to where you did so they can see the new/date and times? I got several of calls from how you all spread the news on this project. We want the kids to have this playground as school is underway and we know we can do it. We appreciate you very much!!  
We are told there are jobs for all that come, however, a person does need to be 18 or older. The play equipment vendor is on site for each step of the construction so we are not alone. A Community Build was just finished in Sandusky County in 2 ½ days and they report it was amazing.  
If you can help or have any questions, please contact Theresa Schnipke 419-236-9292 or . Lunch and water will be provided during the community build.   
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