Posted by Beth Seibert on Jan 15, 2019
Cornerstone of Hope is helping people with mental health issues.
Andy Farley spoke on New Year’s resolutions during the Fellowship time.  He challenged the Rotarians to make a “Rotary Resolution”:
  • Invite a friend or colleague to a meeting.
  • Attend a different club and bring back some new ideas.
  • Attend a Rotary social hour and make a new friend.
  • Get involved in a new committee.
  • Surf the Rotary world through the website and be inspired about Rotary at the local, district and international levels.
PolioPlus Auction
Nate Gast of Custom Audio Concepts donated a remote car starter and its installation. Thanks to Larry Webb for his $200 purchase! The Rottery drawing today was to the benefit of PolioPlus with club member Mike Schoenhofer winning the drawing.
Esther Baldridge is looking for a couple more judges for the 7th and 8th grade Essay and Speech Contest. 
Thanks to the ten Rotary members who donated blood at last week’s drive!
Mike Swick of Lima Memorial Health System presented a check for $9,198 to Lima Rotary Foundation Board Chair Elizabeth Brown-Ellis. They both thanked the club members who donated their time to man the November 3rd blood clinic.  Mike also reflected on how important the blood clinics are to the community as an affordable way to know your health statistics. Over 1,000 people participated in the two clinics last year.
President Paul Swartz presented a check for $2,079 to club member Bob Ruehl for his upcoming trip to Honduras. He spoke of how the upcoming Rotary International sanitation project is costing $200,000 and has been 4.5 years in the works. The relationship and trust that has been established with the Rotary Club down there is very important to completing this project.
Scott Cockerell was inducted into the club as a new member. Sponsor, Andy Wannemacher introduced Scott to the club. Scott is the Vice President of Operations at Wannemacher Total Logistics and joined that firm in 2009.
Cornerstone of Hope Christian Counseling’s Executive Director, Kari Taylor was the guest speaker. Their Lima office was established in 2014 and brought to our area faith based mental health services that were sorely lacking. They now have a satellite office in Bluffton. Grief and coping counseling is their specialty and all their counselors are licensed. Connecting with schools has been an important part of their outreach through Resilient Kids and Teens Programs. Kari mused about being labeled the Lego Lady as they use Legos in the schools as they teach kids about communicating and expressing emotions. She views their collaboration with the mental health board as an important partnership. In taking the pulse of our community they have found a severe issue with anxiety and depression. Their solution to this is formation of support groups where people can share practical coping skills. They are available for business and group trainings and workshops on a variety of subjects. She invited people to visit their website at and view the wide range of counseling services they offer. Also look for them on Facebook.