The Scoop - August 1, 2022
Renovation continues on the Ohio Theatre.
It's been a long two years for Michael Bouson. He and his partner purchased the Ohio Theatre two years ago and have been slowly renovating the building. Originally constructed in 1927 as a movie palace, the Ohio Theatre has been a concert hall, night club, wedding venue and more. Michael told us that plans for the renovated theatre include a cabaret, bakery and cafe, dinner theatre, and meeting venue. "We're very, very excited about being here in Lima. The community support has been overwhelming. It is an impossible task. But what keeps us going is somebody will just show up and say, 'I'm here to help today.'" It is hoped that the Ohio Theatre will open this fall.
Golf Outing
Join us for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing on August 17 and support our scholarship fund.
Please join us for a fun day of golf, games, and Rotarian camaraderie. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the annual Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing. It will be held on Wednesday, August 17th at Hidden Creek Golf Course with a rain date of Wednesday, August 24th
Last year we had 29 teams competing and raised $39,910, 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 April 2022, the Rotary Memorial Scholarship Fund has helped 1,125 adults to continue their education and to pursue their dream. These scholarships total over $852,250. 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 August Rotary Social will be held at Outskirts Brewery, 2412 Cable Court, on August 18th, from 5- 8 p.m. We will be outside if the weather is nice and inside if not. Looking forward to a night of fun and relaxing conversation! Please RSVP to Demi.

Making The Most
Making the most of your global community
From immersive travel experiences with new friends to building a global community around shared passion or identities, to lending your expertise to help fellow clubs with their service goals – there’s something for everyone at Rotary!
We’re celebrating Membership and New Club Development during August. Our members come to Rotary, and stay with Rotary, to make a positive change through service and to build lifelong friendships. Below we’ll highlight some of the ways you can enhance your Rotary experience through stronger service and new connections.
Flex your professional skills to make a greater impact: 
  • Lend your expertise in project planning, design, monitoring and evaluation, or Rotary’s areas of focus by joining your District’s Resource Network. Your District Resource Network, coordinated by your district’s international service committee, connects you to peers with expertise in Rotary’s areas of focus and project planning and management to help you design more impactful projects. Contact your district’s international service committee chair to get involved.
  • If you specialize in Rotary’s areas of focus, join one of Rotary’s 27 Action Groups to advise clubs and districts on projects and stay informed on professional development opportunities through workshops, conferences, and summits around the world.
  • Increase your project impact by designing programs that achieve results and scaling successful endeavors. Watch the Increase Your Impact webinar series through Rotary’s Learning Center for courses on Scaling Impact for Transformative Change, What is a Theory of Change?, and Using a Theory of Change
  • Empower local community leaders by partnering on service projects. Help your club formalize relationships with local project partners by sponsoring a Rotary Community Corps.
Build a global community  
  • Experience a new culture by participating in a Rotary Friendship Exchange, an immersive opportunity to experience a new country and share about your own culture while hosting international visitors. 
  • Explore shared professions, hobbies, or connect over shared identities by joining a Rotary Fellowship.  
  • Get to know a new culture and local service priorities by attending a project fair: events hosted by Rotarians and Rotaractors where local clubs present their projects to international visitors with the goal of sparking long-term international service partnerships.
  • Lay the foundation for long-term international collaboration and understanding by joining an Intercountry Committee
Everyone has their own reasons for joining Rotary, and your membership comes with  incredible benefits like access to a vast global network in which to forge lasting connections and an increased capacity to do good.
Enhance your membership experience by getting involved in service and fellowship beyond your club, and help others learn about the opportunities available to them, too. Download this infographic for an overview of the different programs mentioned above and share it with members in your club and district.
Upcoming Events
Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing
Hidden Creek Golf Club
Aug 17, 2022
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Social
Aug 18, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Aug 08, 2022 12:00 AM
Ukraine War
Aug 15, 2022 12:00 PM
Allen County Fair Preview
Aug 22, 2022 12:00 PM
Aug 29, 2022 12:09 PM
Cenovus Sustainability
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