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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

2021-2022 ROTARY THEME: “SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES”
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT:   Shekhar Mehta – Rotary Club of  Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India   
 
R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:     Ron Dick - Rotary Club of Oshawa , Ontario, Canada
 
ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Gord Wallace – Rotary Club of Bowmanville , Ontario, Canada
 

 

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.

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 Club President David Penney at 905-623-6751 or our Club Past President Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963.

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?.

 

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 behaviour 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 behaviours 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. Honour the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavour 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 goodwill and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

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Page 2 - June 15, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, June 15, 2021

                              Editor:  Hilda Finnigan

 

Meeting Call to Order at 7:05 pm by President Sue

PRESIDENT’S THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:

“Stay Away from Negative People – they have a Problem for every Solution”  Budda

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

Happy Birthday to Alan Nason and Moira Pantaleo on June 19

Happy Birthday to Robbie Larocque on June 20 and

Happy Birthday to Caroline Kipling on June 21

Happy 53 rd Anniversary today! June 15 to Ted and Sharron Morrison

 

Rotarians On The Call:    

Ted Morrison, Robbie Laroque, Allan Finnigan, Lennis Trotter, Hilda Finnigan, President Sue, Larry Hurren, Dave Andrews, Ana Rejab, Janice Coupland, Kris Sachdeva, Dave Penney, Bill Creamer

 

Guests:   

Sherri Parr (phys ed teacher), Kim Holmes (parent representative) , Amanda Chapman (principal) , Krista Lowell (secretary)  – our guest speakers Waverly Public School in Oshawa – a most enthusiastic team

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK: 

Several of those present have received their second vaccine shot and others are scheduled over the next two weeks – Yeah, Yeah – looking forward to getting out of lockdown soon.

Ted and Sharron celebrated 53 yrs with Pizza for dinner;

Dave Andrews recalled an anniversary dinner celebration for Ted and Sharron in Los Angeles 13 years ago at the Rotary International Convention at a fancy L A restaurant – and it was NOT pizza!!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Kids Safety Village meeting on June 21 at 7 pm

District 7070 Virtual District Conference June 25 / 26 – registration only $10.00, have you signed up??

Manure Sales are closed once again!!  Thanks to John Kellam and Lennis Trotter for the logistics of this successful fundraiser and to Hilda and Al Finnigan – salespersons extraordinaire!!  Plan is to be back in the fall.

 

            MANY MORE EVENTS LISTED BELOW – please read

 

SPEAKER:

Incoming Director of Services, Larry Hurren introduced our speakers. 

These four ladies represent the staff and students of Waverly Public School.  This school located on Waverly Street South in Oshawa has been operating for over 50 years and has never had Playground Equipment for the children.

That is about to change!! 

Since September of 2020 their fundraising efforts have resulted in $29,688.60 of a needed $60/65,000.00 to provide a “Fitness Based” playground. 

The chlldren, parents and teachers, in spite of COVID have held bottle drives and other fundraisers, as well as applied for grants from Walmart and other corporations and requested support and donations from service clubs and groups.

We learned that most of the children attending this school live locally and walk to school and parents view the playground as a safe place for them to meet and play together

.Oshawa Parkwood applied for and was granted $500.00 for a community project, from the District 7070 Conference Committee.  Members present agreed that this school certainly is worthy of receiving this grant from us.  We plan to meet there on Saturday June 26 at 1pm to present this money to the staff and children.  Following the presentation we hope to enjoy a picnic lunch within the guidelines of social distancing. 

This may be the beginning of a partnership between Oshawa Parkwood and Waverly Public School.

Ana Rejab thanked our speakers, recognizing their caring for the students and their enthusiastic outlook to improve life for these students.       

For more info, here is an article from the Oshawa Express: http://oshawaexpress.ca/local-school-fundraising-to-build-first-ever-playground/

Adjourned Approx 8:05 pm

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER ROTARY EVENTS PLEASE READ THE SECTION AT THE

END OF THIS BULLETIN

 

UPCOMING ZOOM MEETINGS:

June 22, 2021     7 pm

June 29, 2021     7 pm

July    6, 2021      7 pm

July  13, 2021      7 pm

July  20, 2021      7 pm

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Page 3 - June 15, 2021

MORE ROTARY INFORMATION:

THANK YOU FOR ZOOM:

To our very own Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Eric Guernsey for arranging the Zoom Meeting sharing with Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority, The Durham Workforce Authority is the acknowledged provider of local workforce information and champion of workforce development initiatives unique to Durham Region. Their Mission is to produce and offer comprehensive Labour Market Information to our stakeholders, to facilitate workforce solutions by engaging community partners and employers and to encourage development and maintenance of a sustainable and dynamic workforce. It was so nice to be able to have a whole hour for our Zoom meeting. We look forward to all of our Zoom meetings and thank you both, for all of your help.

 

OUR REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS STILL ON ZOOM AND WILL NOT BE AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We will let you know when and if we return to the Oshawa Golf Club. As it stands right now, the Oshawa Golf Club is not hosting any outside organizations (such as ourselves) at the present time.

June 21 – Kids Safety Village Committee Meeting

JUNE 25 and 26 – District 7070 Conference:

Register Here:

https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=9c01eb21-a164-4afa-957d-d45b36606329

Friday, June 25 – Sponsor a ShelterBox Tent Kit for $1,200 and have the privilege of having the Tent Kit delivered to a home of your choice for a week and the Friday sleepover and party.   Act quickly, 10 clubs have already expressed interest in sponsoring the 12 tent kits!  Contact Debbie Morgan (debbiem@rogers.com) to secure your Tent Kit now, if available.! 

 

Saturday, June 26,   9 am to 12 noon - the Zoom portion of the weekend. 

With the help of technology, we will have an awesome program:

  • Superhero Evan Burrell all the way from Australia

  • 2021-21 Rotary International VP and our PDG Val Wafer

  • Honouring Indigenous People + Environmental Program

  • Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Highlights

  • Celebration of D7070 Heroes and Champions

 

Saturday, June 26, 1 - 4 pm. Community Engagement - We are encouraging each club to get out into the community in the afternoon and do a hands-on activity - paint an outdoor fence for a local women’s shelter, plant a flower bed at a senior’s centre, package food for a food bank or Kids Against Hunger, clean up a neighbour’s yard, host a community BBQ, etc.!   To encourage participation, the District will offer $500 to the first 30 clubs to submit a request (and have at least 10 members registered for the District Conference) to Helen Lackey (helenlackeyrotary@gmail.com). 

Note: Our club has obtained one of the $500 grants We will be meeting a 1 pm at Waverly Public School, 100 Waverly St S, Oshawa, ON L1J 5V1  Oshawa, Ont for a presentation towards their fitness playground. Please contact President Sue for details.

 

June 30, 2021  at 7 PM – Rotary District 7070 Year End Celebration:

Mark your calendars - a time for all of us to laugh and celebrate this crazy, memorable year together and give out a few awards. Please sign up for the June 30 event here: https://rotary7070.org/event/d7070-year-end-virtual-celebraion/

 

FUNDRAISERS UPDATE:

# 1: GROW GREEN WITH ROTARY – thank you everyone – An addition 100 bags were ordered and picked up and sold. Thanks to John and Lennis, and Al and Hilda, the whole, committee , and thanks to Past President Jodi Hewitt who allowed us to have a spot at  the North Oshawa Farmers Market on Saturday June 11.

There’s Incoming Rotary Club of Oshawa President Peter Hernandez and family picking up another load of Ploughman’s Choice, from the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood at the North Oshawa Farmers market on Saturday June 11. Thank you, Peter.

 

 

FUNDRAISER# 2: CATCH THE ACE:

COMING EXTREMELY (TARGET DATE: STILL JUNE 2021) – PLEASE GET REVVED UP TO GET YOUR “ASK” IN GEAR AND GET ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS TO BUY TICKETS.

 

 

OUR REGULAR WEEKLY ZOOM MEETING LINK:

Topic: Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Weekly Meetings on ZOOM, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Time: 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

       

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99926166884 
Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884

Pass Code: 2020
Dial by your location        
        +1 647 558 0588 Canada       
Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884


Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abpb4qHfvS

 

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.

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