The Scoop - July 22, 2019
Ohio Means Jobs – extraordinary resources for producing a high quality workforce for a growing region.
Joe Patton Director of the Allen County Job and Family Services (JFS) and the local Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) program, spoke to the Lima Rotary Club about how his agency works to provide and promote a high quality workforce support system that connects individuals and employers.  He emphasized in his presentation how they have evolved from a transactional agency where clients would primarily come in and get their food stamps or have their day care needs met.  A transformational agency model focuses more energy on transitioning clients into fulfilling local careers that are also financially uplifting and rewarding.  Joe spoke of the importance of his staff of 94 being well trained and knowledgeable.  Joe noted that their services are free to the over 500 employers that they serve and they give the same effort to a small business as they do to a large employer.  Many in the Rotary audience were surprised to learn that job and hiring fairs, financial literacy classes, and high school job coaches are all critical components to the OMJ local workforce services.
The Scoop - July 15, 2019
The Ohio Supreme Court looks for cases of wide public interest.
Only a small portion of the 3.5 million lawsuits that come before Ohio's trial courts make it to the Supreme Court of Ohio. Justice Judith L. French told us that when deciding which cases to hear, the justices look for cases that are of great general or public interest. "We get to decide what we want to decide. It's a great way to be a judge.
What I'm looking for is a case that doesn't just involve those two parties. If you're upset with with the court of appeals and you come up and say to the court how wrong the lower court decision was and why it's important to you personally, that's not necessarily going to cut it. What we're looking for is not something that relates not to these two parties, but something that could relate to parties across Ohio." The Supreme Court of Ohio also considers death penalty cases, cases involving public utilities, taxes, and issues involving discipline of lawyers and judges.
The justices have an interesting way of deciding who writes majority opinions on their cases - they draw numbered marbles out of a bottle and whichever justice's marble is chosen writes the majority opinion.
Ohio Supreme Court sessions are video recorded and streamed on their website and on many TV stations across the state.
Also at Monday's meeting, we heard from Kevin Kelly from the Rotary International Foundation. He thanked us for our support of the Foundation and told the story of a contribution the Foundation recently received from the estate of a veterinarian from the tiny Rotary Club of Berwick, Pennsylvania. Three contributions totaled $7.2 million and they were earmarked for PolioPlus, so that was matched 2 for 1, for a total of more than $21 million. The Rotary Foundation is truly making a difference in the world, and it all starts with Rotarians like us.
Sandusky 100
The Sandusky Rotary Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Celebration Cruise on Thursday August 1, 2019.   They are inviting us as members of the Lima Club to join them for this wonderful accomplishment.  
Greetings from the Rotary Club of Sandusky!

This year our club celebrates 100 years of Service Above Self in Sandusky, and we would love to have our friends from all over District 6600 join us for our birthday party!

We will celebrate our anniversary by hosting a sunset cruise on Lake Erie as a fundraiser to benefit our centennial project - the new Global Education Center being built in partnership with Sandusky City Schools. This state-of-the-art facility will not only serve as an important educational resource for students, but as a center for worldwide outreach for residents throughout our community. What a perfect fit for this year's theme, Rotary Connects the World!

Below, please find a flyer with all of the details about our event, and we ask that you please share this information with as many Rotarians as possible. 

Looking forward to seeing you on the lake!

Yours in Rotary,

Jennifer Lippus
President Elect
Rotary Club of Sandusky
RI President
Met the new Rotary International President, Mark Daniel Maloney.
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