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THE PARKWOOD JOURNAL 

OFFICIAL BULLETIN OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD

Mailing Address: 96 KING ST. E., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA L1H 1B6

 

2017-2018 ROTARY THEME: “ROTARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE”

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Ian Riseley – Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Neil Phillips - Rotary Club of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Beth Selby – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

What is Rotary ?

We're made up of local business, professional, and civic leaders. 

We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships and through that, we're able to get things done in our community. It's up to YOU.............Join leaders in our community

Be sure to share this with all of your friends and associates and ask them to get in touch with our Membership Director Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or our Club President Ted Morrison at 905-623-3810. You are invited to our next Rotary meeting. You may wish to become a Rotarian. Dinner is on us. Isn't it time to give back to your community?.

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO:

ROTARY – People of Action

Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.

See: http://video.rotary.org/EgFi/ia17-people-of-action-public-image-campaign-launch-joe-otin/

 

THE OBJECT OF ROTARY

is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful

occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of

business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

 

Rotary Code of Conduct provides a framework for ethical behavior that all Rotarians can use, together with The Four-Way Test, in their business and professional activities.

ROTARY CODE OF CONDUCT

As a Rotarian, I will

  1. Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities

  2. Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary

  3. Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others

  4. Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings

  5. Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society

  6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community

  7. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians

  8. Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship

 

THE ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST

of things we think, say and do:

  1. Is it the truth

  2. Is it fair to all concerned?

  3. Will it build good will and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD OFFICERS & DIRECTORS 2017-2018

President: Ted Morrison

Past President: Dave Andrews

Vice President: Linda Porritt

Treasurer: Devon Biddle

Secretary: Robbie Larocque

Club Administration: Janice Coupland

Community & Vocational Service: Kim Boatman

International Service: Kris Sachdeva

Youth Service: Kim Boatman

Membership: Lennis Trotter

The Rotary Foundation: Ted Morrison

Public Relations: Dave Andrews

Sgt-at-Arms: Bob Koski


ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD COMMITTEES MEMBERS FOR 2017-2018:

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE: Ted Morrison / Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews / Sue MacKinnon / Hilda Finnigan

CLUB ADMINISTRATION: Hilda Finnigan (Chair) / Tim Dwyre (Vice Chair) / Dave Andrews / Bob Koski / Robbie Larocque / 

MEMBERSHIP:   Linda Porritt (Chair) / Dave Andrews / David Mankiewicz / Sonya Thompson / Jamie Gorycki / Mike McLaren

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janice Coupland (Chair) / Sonya Thompson / Sandra McDowell / Sue MacKinnon / Chidinma Igbanugo / Hilda Finnigan / Kris Sachdeva / Robbie Larocque / Robert Kipling / Tim Dwyre / Jamie Gorycki / Myles Fisher / Devon Biddle

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE: Robert Kipling (Chair) / Pat Dyck / Peter Dueck / Larry Hurren / Devon Biddle / Stanley Igboanugo / Myles Fisher

YOUTH SERVICE: Sonya Thompson (Chair) / Chidinma Igboanugo / Pat Dyck / David  Mankiewicz / Lennis Trotter

ROTARY FOUNDATION: Devon Biddle (Chair) / Kris Sachdeva / Dave Andrews

PUBLIC IMAGE: Sandy McDowell / Stanley Iboanugo / Janice Coupland / Bob Elliott / Ted Morrison / Bob Koski / Stanley Igboanugo

                            Sonya Thompson

CLUB'S FOUNDATION: Devon Biddle / Ted Morrison / Dave Andrews

KIDS' SAFETY VILLAGE: Board Members: Lennis Trotter / Linda Porritt / Sandy McDowell /

Committee Members: Hilda Finnigan / Devon Biddle / Sue MacKinnon / Dave Andrews / Sonya Thompson

FUNDRAISING:

REVERSE DRAW: Kim Boatman (Co Chair) / Robbie Larocque (Co Chair) / Kris Sachdeva / Sandy McDowell / Larry Hurren / Ted Morrison / Dave Andrews / Janice Coupland / Alan Nason / Mike Mclaren

HERRONGATE DINNER THEATRE:

PURPLE WOODS: Robbie Larocque (Chair) /

CAKES & HAMS: Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews /

CLUB CONSTITUTION & BY-LAW REVIEW: Ted Morrison / Hilda Finnigan / Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews

YARD SALE: Linda Porritt / Bob Stewart / Laura Carey / Hilda Finnigan / Robbie Larocque

FUNDRAISING REVIEW: FASHION SHOW COMMITTEE: Janice Coupland (Chair)

FUNDRAISING REVIEW: BOSTON PIZZA COMMITTEE: Ted Morrison (Chair)

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Sept 12 - Page 2

MINUTES OF MEETING : Tuesday September 12, 2017

ROTARY GRACE

O Lord, The Giver of all good,

We thank Thee for our daily food

May Rotary friends and Rotary ways

Help us to serve Thee all our days.

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Grace: Hilda Finnigan

O Canada: Bob Koski

Toast To The Queen : David Andrews

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:

Our guest Speaker, Oshawa Fire Chief Derrick Clark

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES:

Happy Birthday to Sandy McDowell on Sept. 13th

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Past Pres Dave – We are once again participating with the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario in the successful Super Bowl Raffle. Raffle tickets to win a trip to the Super Bowl game – First Prize: 2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Minnesota (person's name on the ticket must be the person picking up the tickets) , + 4 nights hotel accommodation + $1,000 US; Second Prize: $1,000 US; Third Prize: $500 US . – Tickets ARE NOW AVAILABLE, thanks to Robbie. Sell before Nov 22. Our club gets 25% of what we sell. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 . Canadian Funds

VP Linda Porritt :

  • She is collecting volunteer hours for all of our service projects this year, starting July 1 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 and they will be entered into the projects at on Rotary Club Central for all of us to see. Keep track of all of your hours and report them to Linda for each project (committee meetings, research, investigation, donations, etc).

  • Strategic Planning Meeting 6PM Thursday Sept 21st at Sue McKinnon's home;

  • Priority #1 Membership Seminar... September 23rd, 2017: From District 7070 Membership Chair, Virginia O'Reilly: It is a new Rotary year and what a great way to kick it off - the next installment of our Membership Seminar!! Let's keep the momentum going! Hear about what is working for clubs in our district, new ideas and the impact these are having on membership. Discuss what your club is doing, how it is working and discover how to make it better. On Saturday September 23rd, we are invited , from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the next installment of our Membership Seminar at Centennial College Event Centre - 6th Floor, Progress Campus, 937 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON. Parking available and free on Saturdays. Registration will be open to the first 50 people who sign up on line. And you can use this link to register instead: Register Online

  • We are holding our joint meeting with the Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Clubs and we are inviting all Rotarians in District 7070 to a Rotary Friendship Day at Parkwood on Sept 25 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Speaker: Samantha George, Curator of Parkwood. Lunch and tours ( as long as no movie crew has booked Parkwood) of Parkwood. Our Rotary Club has canceled our Sept 26 meeting at the Golf Club, making Sept 25 truly a joint meeting of both clubs hosting this big event. Cost per person is $75. If you bring a guest, that person would be $60 . It is estimated that $15 of the $75 ticket would be donated to the Rotary Foundation and between the 2 clubs, you would receive award points towards your next Paul Harris Fellow. This Day is reminiscent of the District 707 Friendship Days hosted by the Oshawa Rotary Club in the 1950's and 60's when Colonel Sam was still alive and he hosted everyone at Parkwood. Members of both Rotary clubs decided to proceed and hold the joint meeting and host Rotary Friendship Day with the Oshawa Rotary Club on Sept 25 with the two clubs working together. Just call Dave Andrews and he will register you and any guests you may wish to bring. Seating is limited and if you register today, you can still get a ticket or two or more. Don't be disappointed . You can pay Our Rotary Club Front Desk and Devon and he will put ONE cheque in from our Rotary club. OR Register here-

  • Bill Irwin is celebrating 50 years in Rotary and the Rotary Club of Whitby is honouring Bill at the Sept 19 meeting at 7:00 am. If you wish to attend, please let Presdient Shauna Moore or Pres Ted know as soon as possible,

  • Board of Director's Meeting: Tuesday Sept. 19th at 5:00 pm

  • October 3 – is going to be District Governor Neil Phillips Official Visit and we are having a joint meeting at the Oshawa Golf Club with the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Bowmanville . Regular time: Fellowship half hour from 6 to 6:30 pm and the meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 pm. Regular price of $22.00 per person. Guests welcome. Please let Dave Andrews know THIS WEEK YES or NO , and How many guests. Very tight on space so please sign up TODAY. Thank you.

  • World Polio Day Proclamation by Region - Roger Anderson and Representatives of Durham Region Clubs - Guest Speaker Dr. Bob Scott Tuesday Oct. 24th Please sign up TODAY. Spouses Night.

  • Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton - ROTARY TOAST TO WOMEN'S BRAIN HEALTH TICKETS NOW ON SALE! is holding its annual fundraising in support of Women's Brain Health Initiative on Thursday October 26th, 2017. This prestigious event will include fine wine tasting, paired with a wide selection of delicious foods, live music, and interactive and fun silent auction and live auction. We expect to attract over 200 attendees and raise more than $50,000 to help us support Women's Brain Health Initiative. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be used to fund various other Rotary projects both locally and overseas. Tickets: $100 Thu Oct 26 2017 at 06:30 pm at 1100 Millwood Rd, Toronto. Register on line at https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=a81d380d-981d-41dd-b7ca-a7e4dadec6f7

  • Rotary District 7070 Conference – White Oaks – Niagara On The Lake – Register HERE

 

VOLUNTEERS MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
Front Desk                Janice Coupland/Sonya Thompson

Bulletin/Greeter         Hilda Finnigan

(Editor’s note: If you cannot be there, please find a replacement)

 

ACE OF SPADES DRAW: Sgt at Arms Bob Koski

Winner: David Andrews drew the Queen of Diamonds; happy to accept consolation prize donated by Rotarian Laura Carey of State Farm Insurance .

HAPPY TOONIES

  • Bob Koski happy with Oshawa Parkwood at President's Walk 12 (yes Bob, 12) of us looking good amid 300 Rotarians helping to raise over $100,000 for the Foundation Annual Fund

  • Lennnis enjoyed Autofest with Blair and his famiy

  • Bob Elliott happy his family in Turks and Cacos OK following Hurricane Irma

  • Mike McLaren golfed with Bob Stewart - NO BEER! Changed hands on the 18th hole . Bob's 5 wood saved the day

  • Robbie - no golf, had to work

  • Kim Boatman great walk and Anniversary celebration with Linda and Devon, also offering complimentary tickets to Regent Theatre on Sept. 17th

  • David Andrews welcome to Chief Clarke

  • Myles Fisher happy to be back after summer cottage and travelling to the UK

  • Hilda happy for walk and Anniversary celebration

 

ROTARY MOMENT:

VP Linda Porritt spoke again this week about the Hurricanes in the southern states, this time in Florida and the islands surrounding the southern tip; these folks will be needing much help in recovering from the damage done by the wind and rain.

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Sept 12 - Page 3
 

GUEST SPEAKER :

PP David Andrews introduced Fire Chief Derrick Clark. Derrick is a 31 year veteran with Oshawa Fire Services, starting as a dispatcher in 1986, moving through the ranks to his present position as Chief.

Oshawa Fire Services reports to City of Oshawa, Community Services with a budget of $26 million focusing on Fire Fighting, Emergency Response, Prevention, Enforcement and Education.

Working 24/7 on a 4 platoon system out of six stations Oshawa is the only full service Tech Rescue Department in the Region of Durham.

In addition to responding to calls OFS conducts inspections in Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Vulnerable Occupancies, runs an Alarm for Life program, visits households, holds a Community Safety Day in May each year and Fire Prevention Week every October.

Chief Clark stressed that working smoke alarms and CO detectors are the best defense to survive a fire, stating it is frustrating for his department to find a continuing trend of ignoring this fact among the general public.

Beginning as a Volunteer Department in 1856, with an old one handed pumper, and incorporated on July 20, 1868, OFS is celebrating its' 150th Anniversary this year. As the City grows so will OFS, hoping this year to add a training facility, a new pumper/aerial truck and replacing their Breathing Apparatus.

L to R: Vice President Linda Porritt and Fire Chief Derrick Clark

For more info on the Oshawa Fire Services see: https://www.oshawa.ca/residents/fire-services.asp

Following several questions, Myles Fisher thanked Chief Clark for his informed presentation as well as the ongoing work of Oshawa Fire Services.

Meeting Adjourned by VP Linda Porritt

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, MAKE UP : Go online at www.rotary.org go to the club locator and find a club or clubs near your destination. Or you can add the free App Rotary Club Locator to your phone for instant look up of any club in the world. Please mail or fax your make-ups to Secretary Robbie Larocque, or give your make-up card to the attendance/registration officer at the next club meeting.

HERE’S A LIST OF SOME ROTARY CLUBS CLOSE TO YOU.

Please check the club website to make sure their location and time has not changed:

MONDAY:

Belleville – Ramada Inn – 11 Bay Ridges at Hwy 2 - 12:00 noon

Oshawa – Jubilee Pavillion Banquet Centre, 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa – 12:10 pm

Markham-Unionville – Al Dente Ristorante, 39 Main St.N., - 6:30 pm

Port Hope – Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Elias St., – 6:00 pm

Richmond Hill – Sheraton Parkway Hotel, 600 Hwy 7 East, – 6:00 pm

Trenton – Holiday Inn – 99 Glen Miller Rd. at 401 - 6:00 pm

 

TUESDAY:

Whitby – Whitby Central Library, 405 Dundas St W - 7:00 am

Pickering – Bollocks, 736 Kingston Rd, Pickering – 7:00 am

Bowmanville – Trinity Church Hall, 116 Church St. – 7:15 am

Picton – Royal Canadian Legion, 347 Main St., - 12:15 pm

Scarborough Bluffs – Loblaw’s Superstore (upstairs) – 1775 Brimley at Progress – 7:15 am

Scarborough – Scarborough Golf Club – Golf Club Rd. – 12:30

Scarborough Twilight – The Olde Stone Cottage – 3750 Kingston Rd. - 5:30 pm

 

WEDNESDAY:

Whitby-Sunrise – Royal Oak Pub, Whitby Shores, 617 Victoria St W – 7:00 am

Markham Sunrise – Delta Markham Hotel – 50 East Valhala Dr., Hwy 7 east of 404 – 7:00 am

Northumberland Sunrise – Ashbrook Golf Club – 7215 Dale Rd, Port Hope - 7:00 am

North Scarborough – Delta Toronto East – 2035 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough – 12:30 pm

Port Perry – Sunnybrae Golf Club, 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON , – 6:15 pm

 

THURSDAY:

Ajax – (First Thursday of the month) at Public Library, 55 Harwood Ave S., – 12:15 pm

Ajax – rest of the month - McEachnie Family Centre, 20 Church Street North, NorthWest Corner Hwy 2 & Church - 7:30am

Agincourt – 6:30 pm at Rotating locations. Please contact Ron -  rdhinchliff@gmail.com to verify location.

Quinte Sunrise – Bay of Quinte Golf Club, 1830 Old Hwy 2, – 7:00 am

Uxbridge – Wooden Sticks Golf & Country Club, 40 Elgin Park Drive off Concession 7 South of Uxbridge. – 7:00 am

 

FRIDAY:

Toronto – Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St, – 12:15

Cobourg – Best Western Cobourg Motor Inn, 930 Burnham Rd. at Hwy 2 – 12:15

Courtice – White Cliffe Terrace, 1460 Hwy 2 – 7:15 am

 

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