Welcome to The Official Site of The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood

Welcome to our Club!

Oshawa-Parkwood

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Oshawa Golf Club
160 Alexandra Street
Oshawa, ON L1G 2C4
Canada
Due to COVID-19 We Meet on ZOOM Until Further Notice

WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision.

Since 1905, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end. Learn more about our structure and our foundation and our strategic vision.

What we do: Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to: Promote peace; Fight disease; Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; Save mothers and children; Support education; Grow local economies. 

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Rotary Club News

Thank you for joining the 10 Durham Region  Rotary Clubs, live from the Global Classroom in the Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham  College where we celebrated World Polio Day with leaders from around the world. This year, it was online.

All Rotary and Rotaract club in District 7070 and all over the world. We saw proclamations presented and flag raised from the 8 City and Region to our 10 clubs in Durham Region , thanking them for Rotary's support, from our mayors of the 8 communities in Durham Region, were also be shown by video.

Then, Dr. Bob Scott, the past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee (worldwide) was our keynote speaker. He updated everyone on Rotary’s latest efforts to eradicate polio from this world. He talked LIVE with Ian Riseley (Past President Rotary International)  and with Dr. Tunji Funsho , Rotary's Chair of the Nigeria PolioPlus Committee ( and one Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2020). We also hears from Monique Nasoud, the former Durham College student who received the two drops of vaccine while growing up in Pakistan,   

We the showed the Rotary International World Polio Day 2020 Global Update and livestreamed that to everyone in the world. Here is the link to the recorded broadcast: https://durhamcollege.ca/globalclass/class/rotary-international-world-polio-day-2/.

Please read more to see some of the World Polio Day flag raisings and Proclamation presentations ....

Dear Fellow Members and friends of Rotary:

Exercising an abundance of caution with the growth of COVID-19, and heeding the advice of many, our Board of Directors has decided to cancel the Tuesday evening dinner meetings, at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club, for a while and are meeting on Zoom. We will NOT be returning to the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club until further notice.

However, If you or if you know of anyone who wants to join our meeting, please let us know.

If you are thinking about Rotary, we would be very pleased to invite you to one of our Zoom meetings , Tuesdays at 7 PM. All you have to do is contact Past President Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com an we will send you an invite.

We realize how important these meetings are for everyone, but in light of so many group cancellations, we would be remiss in not taking this action.

We will keep you as up to date as we can.

Stay safe everyone.

Susan MacKinnon

President, Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood


 

Once again this year, as has been the tradition for over 38 years, the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is selling Heritage Holiday Cakes and Smoked Hams (again, this year from Brandt Meats) for Rotary projects, it was announced, today, by Ted Morrison, Past President of the Rotary Club and Chairman of the fundraising event.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood supports many community services such as Lakeridge Health – Oshawa, the Colonel R. S McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, Senior Citizens, challenged adults, the Kids Safety Village of Durham Region, Participation House, Grandview Children’s Centre, YMCA, Simcoe Hall Settlement House, Feed The Need Durham, the Back Street Mission, Mary Street School, Ontario Tech University and Durham College and many other services, here in the Durham Region and throughout the world, like the eradication of Polio, worldwide.

Read more for all of the details....

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.... OSHAWA

ROTARY NEEDED OUR HELP.

AND YOU HELPED US HELP THOSE PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS IN OSHAWA THAT NEED OUR HELP RIGHT NOW.

We collected your empties and your food items and put them to work for our Community on September 26 .

Proceeds will support Rotary initiatives in the community fighting COVID-19 and the food banks of Feed The Need Durham .

Members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood have joined forces to raise money for the community.

THANK YOU FOR SAVING YOUR EMPTIES AND BRINGING YOUR FOOD ITEMS and donating them on Sept 26.

Anything the Beer Stores and LCBO Stores accept !!!

FOOD: non perishable foods like pasts, canned goods, rice, cereal, etc.

OUR CLUB MEMBERS WERE AT THE 2 DROP OFF LOCATIONS (10am to 2pm):
 

NORTH - Ontario Tech University, Founders Lot # 2, 2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

WEST - Oshawa Centre - Stevenson & King, 419 King St W, Oshawa, ON L1J 2K5 North West Parking Lot

2 GREAT ROTARY CLUBS IN ONE GREAT COMMUNITY SAY THANK YOU OSHAWA !! 

www.oshawarotary.ca


www.rotaryoshawa-parkwood.ca

When the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa-Parkwood and Whitby-Sunrise get together with the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee and 2 Rotary Clubs and a District 3182 in Vandse, India, and receive a Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation. what a difference it makes in so many lives.

Here is a note from our Rotarian friend in India, Ganesh Kamath,

"I thank all the Rotarians of the Rotary Club Oshawa-Parkwood, the Rotary Club Whitby Sunrise, and the Rotary District 7070 for their help and support. I am very much indebted to you , in particular, for your cooperation, help and attention in completing this project. This project has helped Government Higher primary school, Vandse in improving the caliber of the students and the managing committee, Mookambika Charitable Trust, Teachers, students and the parents are grateful to all the Rotarians. Rotary has earned immense goodwill in the village and the people from the vicinity have started approaching us for similar help to their school.

With best regards and thanking you once again,

Ganesh Kamath

Thank you Rotary Foundation.

Here is a video that says it all:
https://youtu.be/-zHqagW3PN4

TO THE CITIZENS OF OSHAWA:

THANK YOU ALL FOR HELPING US HELP THOSE IN NEED DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood asked for the help of everyone in Oshawa.to fight COVID-19 here in our community, and you came through.

The Rotary Club will now match dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $5,000, all money received from the public and make sure it goes to go local community organizations, to help them fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tax receipts are available for donations of $20 or more. 

THANK YOU, OSHAWA, FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!!.

What Is Rotary? - It’s a leadership organization…We’re made up of local business, professional and civic leaders. We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships, & through that, we’re able to get things done in this community.

We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.  Read more to learn all about Rotary.....

We are proud members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa- Parkwood  - Come Join Us

The members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood are very proud to be members of Rotary and also members of our Rotary Club, here in Oshawa.

And we want to welcome you to Rotary. We are neighbours, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more. Rotary is a great opportunity to connect with leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations.

THE ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD

 WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

Oshawa has 2 Rotary clubs - The Rotary Club of Oshawa, which originated in 1920, and The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, chartered in October 1976.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, with 31 members, meets Tuesdays, at 6:00 pm at The Oshawa Golf & Curling Club, in the heart of Oshawa, where Rotarians enjoy each other's fellowship and discuss ways to serve others. Read more ......

Members of The Rotary Club of Oshawa – Parkwood will be holding their 33rd Annual Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction, at The Oshawa Golf & Curling Club on Thursday, May 6, 2021, it was announced today, by Oshawa-Parkwood co-chairs for the event, Rotary Club Director Kim Boatman and Past President Robbie Larocque. The Golf Club is located at 160 Alexandra Street in Oshawa. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Number 33 has been posponed until May 6, 2021. See you then.  Read more for some of the details...

THANK YOU !!!!    THANK YOU !!!!    THANK YOU !!!!

THANK YOU FOR DROPPING OFF YOUR EMPTIES ON JULY 18  AT THE 4 EASY TO GET TO LOCATIONS IN OSHAWA.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING THE TWO ROTARY CLUBS IN OSHAWA HELP THOSE IN NEED.

 

Thank you for putting your empties to work for your Community on July 18th!

Proceeds will support Rotary initiatives in the community and internationally. Members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood have joined forces to raise money for the community.

Please keep on saving them. We are planning another Rotary Bottle Drive on September 26, 2020.

Stay tuned.

Save them now and donate  !
Anything the Beer Stores and LCBO Stores accept !!!


THANK YOU from 2 great clubs in 1 great community!
www.oshawarotary.ca
www.rotaryoshawa-parkwood.ca

Terry Johnston, the morning man on CKDO Radio in Oshawa and the voice of the Oshawa Generals, received his second Paul Harris Fellow Award from Ted Morrison, President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, in honour of Terry's outstanding service to the community. The award was presented at the regular weekly meeting of the Rotary Club, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. Terry's wife Susan and sons Ethan and Curtis and a surprise visit from his Mom Sharon were all there to enjoy the occasion with Terry....

For several years now, the members, families and friends of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood have participated in the pancake days at the Purple Woods Conservation area during their annual Maple Syrup Festival. And this year was no exception as the Rotary Club pitched in to help with the panacke serving and cleanup for two days during the March break. 2016 was the 41st year that the Central Lake Ontario Conservation has operated the Maple Syrup Festival with more than 9,900 people attending this year.....

In honor of World Polio Day 2019, which is widely recognized on October 24, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood are co-hosting and livestreaming a World Polio Day Event from the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham College on Thursday, October 24, 2019, it was announced today, by Ron Dick, Past President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and David Andrews, Past President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood.

Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter presented the Proclamations from the City of Oshawa  to Jay Cannings, President of the Oshawa Rotary Club and to Lennis Trotter, President of the Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Club. The Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood received proclamations from The City of Oshawa proclaiming World Polio Day in Oshawa.....

Each and every year, on the first Tuesday in December, members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood and their families host, the Annual Christmas Party at The Oshawa Golf and Curling Club for the residents and their staff of Participation House. The evening features a traditional Christmas buffet dinner, followed by the singing of Christmas Carols, and the arrival of Santa Claus who gives out presents to the residents and staff of Participation House and families of the Rotarians.....

As part of a yearlong celebration to mark Rotary’s 117th anniversary and its 37th year in the fight to end polio, Rotary clubs worldwide are holding events, and raising funds and awareness needed to eradicate this paralyzing and potentially fatal disease – once and for all. The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood and its members have contributed over $2,500 to help eradicate polio from the world. The money has come from fundraising events like the Annual Rotary Reverse Draw, Dinner & Silent Auction, held annually at the Oshawa Golf Club, and from many personal donations by the Rotary Club members....

It is time to make that commitment. Wherever you are in Southern Ontario, isn't it time for you to join a Rotary Club and give back to your community?

 
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Are you The Missing Piece? For more information, look at www.rotary.org and www.rotary7070.org and here in Oshawa call: Vice President Sue MacKinnon, The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood 905-391-1501 or email her at susandianenash@gmail.com  OR call President Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or email him at lennis.trotter@hotmail.com Click on the video below. You really are The Missing Piece..

Speakers
Speaker - To Be Confirmed
Nov 03, 2020 7:00 PM
To Be Confirmed
Kris Nelson (from Toastmasters)
Nov 10, 2020 6:30 PM
Turning Tragedy into Opportunity
Club Assembly. AGM of Club & Foundation
Nov 17, 2020 6:30 PM
Plus the Election of officers for 21-22
Nicole Beatty
Nov 24, 2020 7:00 PM
Fundraising During COVID-19
Business Meeting
Dec 01, 2020 6:30 PM
Business Meeting - Speaker to Be Announced
Club Members
Dec 08, 2020 7:00 PM
Virtual Christmas Party
Ana Rejab
Dec 15, 2020 7:00 PM
Games Night
No Meeting
Dec 22, 2020
Merry Christmas - Break
No Meeting
Dec 29, 2020
Happy New Year - Break
James Titmarsh
Jan 19, 2021 6:30 PM
Durham Steelhawks - Sledge Hockey
Mark Blackmore
Jan 26, 2021 6:30 PM
Toastmasters International
Upcoming Events
COVID-19 UPDATE
October 2020
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Club Executives & Directors
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Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Director - Sergeant-at-Arms
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