The Scoop - April 5, 2021
Pain is certain, suffering is optional.
This is one of the main teachings of Buddhism, according to Tony Miller who gave us a fascinating look at this life-philosophy. Tony says, in his opinion, Buddhism isn't a religion since there is no diety and Buddhists do not pray to the Buddha. Tony explained that the Buddha was a prince, born in 400-500 BCE. His father tried to keep him from the spiritual life by giving him everything he could possibly desire. This did not satisfy him so he left home and spent six years living a life of deprivation, This did not satisfy him either. He realized that old age, sickness, and death would come to him and everyone he loved. He concluded that life’s pain is unavoidable, but suffering isn’t. He determined to live a middle road between luxury and deprivation and discovered four noble truths:
  • Suffering: Life involves suffering. That’s the problem.
  • The Cause of Suffering: Man’s attachment to things and ignorant ideas
    • Attachment to material things
    • The ignorant idea of permanence
    • The ignorant idea of separateness from others and nature (The concept that “I am separate and apart.”)
  • The End of Suffering: Get rid of attachment and ignorant ideas
  • The Eightfold Path: How we get rid of those attachments and ideas
    • Right view
    • Right resolve
    • Right speech
    • Right conduct
    • Right livelihood
    • Right effort
    • Right mindfulness
    • Right samadhi (meditative absorption)
The third point, Right Speech is defined as, "Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?,” which is very similar to the Rotary 4-Way Test.
Tony told us that the teachings of Buddha can help us deal with the challenges of everyday life.
Also at Monday's meeting, we welcomed new member Chad Hughes, Promotions and Operations Manager at the Allen County Fair; and welcomed returning member Dr. James O'Neill. It's great to have you both as part of the Lima Rotary Club!
Social Night
The Lima Rotary Club's next Social Night is April 22 from 5:00-7:00pm, hosted by Drew Fields in his private bar in his new headquarters at Innovative Packaging, 250 E. Hanthorn Road Lima, Ohio 45804. Please RSVP to Demi if you plan to attend. See you there!
Get your Rotary apparel now! For each item you purchase, $5 will be donated to our PolioPlus fund. This is also a great way to show your Rotary pride, support a great cause, and get some great apparel for when you are volunteering in the community.
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.
Jay Begg Reverse Raffle
Get your tickets today for the Jay Begg Reverse Raffle on June 3.
The Jay Begg Reverse Raffle Tickets
Rotarians, this is a fundraiser for our local Lima Foundation
*Please purchase at least ONE ticket to make this event successful
Jay was always a team player and
Jay  brought the first Rotary Reverse Raffle
to our Rotary Club! 
In his honor, his family agreed to allow us to rebrand it in Jay's name!
One Ticket,
Raises more than $10,000,
that goes right back into the community!
Please support this event and buy a ticket today! Contact Cat for your ticket.
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