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The Scoop - February 22, 2021
Procter & Gamble's Lima facilities succeed during COVID.
P&G met the COVID crisis last March with a four tiered response, and as the number of cases escalated and and came closer to the plant, so did cleaning, entry and distancing protocols. "We went to masks, we went to social distancing, we closed off all visitors, we closed off all non-critical meetings, we cleaned every square inch every four hours non-stop," says HR Director Bob Hartman. To keep employees from going out to lunch, the plant provided lunch every day at a cost of $200,000 per month. Bob told us they purchased the meals from twelve local restaurants, giving them a big boost during a critical time. P&G also provided expedited COVID tests for their employees.
 
Carly Rhine, area leader for heavy duty liquids, told us that P&G also retooled so it could produce much needed hand sanitizer. They received the formula for the sanitizer on March 15 and four days later they produced the first batch and shipped it four days after that. Over a period of five months, the Lima P&G plant produced more than 350,000 pounds of hand sanitizer. They didn't sell it, they partnered with the United Way of Greater Lima which packaged and distributed it to those who needed it across the eastern half of the US, such as police, firefighters, hospitals, nursing home and schools. “I feel really proud of P&G honestly. It definitely has been tough times being essential workers. We were asked to do a lot, and I feel like we’ve been able to provide for the community and keep everyone safe inside the plant.”
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Ask A Cardiologist
Bring your questions to Monday's meeting.
“Ask a Cardiologist” will be the theme of an audience interactive presentation by Lima Memorial Health System professionals on Monday, March 1st at Lima Rotary Club. Dr. Pamela Gardner and Jessica Cunningham, RN, will speak about the differing symptoms of an impending heart attack between men and women. In addition, they will share what the health field has learned about the impact of COVID on human heart, the important role cardiac rehabilitation plays before and after a heart procedure, and other cardiac services available at Lima Memorial. They will be glad to answer your questions, so please come prepared to participate.
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One Rotary Summit
Explore the power of engagement and how “Rotary Opens Opportunities” at the District 6600 One Rotary Summit.
Sessions will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 9:00 am via Zoom. This session is designed for new and experienced Rotarians and Rotaractors to come together and share discussion about opportunities through Public Image, Membership, and The Rotary Foundation.

As a participant you will…
•    Be inspired and ready to act on Rotary opportunities through the connectedness of Membership, Public Image, and The Rotary Foundation.
•    Gain a broader view of opportunities that come through Rotary and Rotaract.
•    Understand how acting on opportunities can help clubs increase membership and result in member retention.
•    Appreciate how acting on opportunities can lead to increased giving to The Rotary Foundation and Doing Good in the World.
•    Understand “What’s in it for me” and “What’s in it for others.”
 
What?  District 6600 One Rotary Summit
When?  February 27, 2021         
 

 
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Why I Love Rotary
Why do you love Rotary? Check out the responses from across District 6600, and look for Rita on page 2!
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District Newsletter
Catch up on everything happening in Rotary District 6600 in the latest newsletter.
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Peacebuilding
Rotary members encourage conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. These important conversations support one of our areas of focus, peacebuilding and conflict prevention.

During Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month in February, you can get involved in these efforts:

§       Join the Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP), which supports clubs’ and districts’ peace-related service efforts by providing technical advice and resources. During 2019-20 alone, the group supported more than 60 projects.

§       Learn about the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS) and Rotary Action Group for Family Safety. These groups focus on protecting children and adults from modern-day slavery, human trafficking, and domestic violence.

§       Start an intercountry committee or a Rotary Friendship Exchange between your district and a district in another country. You can also join or create a Rotary Fellowship. Read stories on how these three programs have proven effective at building peace and promoting international understanding. 

§       Find out more ways you can be an everyday peacebuilder.  

 

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