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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 - May 4, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, May 4, 2021

                              Editor:  Allan Finnigan

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

Happy 92 nd birthday to Terry Giles on May 2

 

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Pres. Sue McKinnon, Allan Finnigan, David Andrews, David Penney, Lennis Trotter, Jan Coupland, Kris Sachdeva, Bill Creamer, Heather Drakes, Robbie Larocque, Hilda Finnigan, Ana Rejab, Ted Morrison and Leon Efraim

 

Guests:   

None tonight

 

PRESIDENT SUE’S OPENING REMARKS:

The Separation of Linda and Bill Gates.                             

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK: 

None tonight

 

ANNOUNCMENTS:

Hilda announces that Snap had 3 articles about :

1. Manure sales

2. Picture with Cullen Carrie shovelling manure

3. Moscow joint meeting Oshawa Rotary club

Manure sales Al Finnigan announced that we are down to 190 bags left and sales are steady.

May 5-Fighting Extinction presented by the Whitby Rotary Club

May5-Board Meeting at 7:00 pm

May 12- 8-9 pm. Foundation Gala, virtual, cost is $110.00 US

May 12  7 00PM Whitby Rotary is also presenting Crime against Children presented by RCMP and Toronto Police

May 29 is make up date for the Great Lakes Clean up project Mark says it is a go. Tee shirts will be supplied

June 12-16 International Convention

Our district conference is June 25 and 26; cost $10.00

MANY MORE EVENTS INCLUDING ZOOM MEETING – please read the Bulletin!

Secure web site: A run through was done by David Penny and Dave Andrews, with comments by Hilda and Bill.

There are bank charges for using the stripe, Anna is going to check and get the charges from the bank of Commerce for Bill.

Speakers Needed  David Andrews reminded us that there are several openings for Guest Speakers in June

  

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER ROTARY EVENTS PLEASE READ THE SECTION AT THE END OF THIS BULLETIN

 

SPEAKER:

President Sue ran through the second half of the 50 membership suggestions with the members for discussion.

Several suggestions were discussed and will be implemented

Here they are:

50 ways to increase Membership – Second Half:

27.   Consider flexibility with your dues structure especially if recruiting younger members.  Some clubs offer a discount

28.   Conduct high-profile meetings. Invite the media to cover well known speakers

29.   Send club members to the district membership seminar and district assembly.

30.   Update your club’s classification survey – who’s missing in your club? status quo

32.   Ask the district membership development committee for help ask Oshawa and Whitby Sunrise

33.   Participate in non-Rotary community events – be a presence in the community

            Promoted at Chamber of Commerce  - FRIENDS of Rotary list (Sue)

34.   Communicate with the press about your local / international projects (PolioPlus). 

35.   If a prospect is unable to attend your meetings, introduce them to another club

36.   Proudly wear your Rotary pin at all times

37.   Send your club bulletin to your guests and prospects  who will volunteer to do this

38.   Do a monthly prospect roundup - ask every member to submit names to the membership chair

39.   Ask every club member to display the Rotary decal on their car CRS marketing; Robbie – certificates taking place of plaques

40.   Make sure your meeting venue meets your needs – food, accessibility, transit,cost, atmosphere

41.   Review your strategic plan monthly - membership is a year round priority

42.    Include “Why I am a Rotarian” in your club newsletter & website start next year

44.   Keep in touch with members who have resigned – invite them to participate as associates – same as friend of Rotary; spouses

45.   Ask Rotarians to advertise Rotary in their business or profession we do well

46.   Use M & M candy “Membership Matters” or “Get Your Ask In Gear” buttons to remind members of the priority of membership development. Look forward to this?

47.   Establish a “Retention Plan” for the club – is every members engaged in activities?

            Needs work  Rhonda Gorham membership process

48.   Conduct a Membership satisfaction             survey www.rotary.org/RIdocuments/en_pdf/club_assessment_tools_en.pdf

            Consider a survey

49.   Subscribe to the Rotary Membership Minute on the RI web site Rotary membership minutes review at each meeting  (Heather)

50.   RI has lots of membership materials   we know http://www.rotary.org/en/members/pages/ridefault.aspx

Next week- speaker to inform us about how they are helping St. Vincent. Island in the Caribbean, which erupted on April 19 and displaced approximately 20,000 residents

COVID UPDATE  

Dr Kris will provide an update next week

 

MEETING ADJOURNED:       at 8:00 pm

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

May 11, 2021    7 pm – Haldene Alleyne – Whitby-Sunrise Rotary Club –and Maureen Bird, Rotary Club of Toronto -  St

                                      Vincent Project to assist victims of the volcano eruption

May 18, 2021    7 pm – Paul Harris Awards Night

May 25, 2021    7 pm – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Presentation – from Heather Drakes , Chair,

                                      District 7070 DEI Committee

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Page 3 - Apr 27, 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.

MEALS ON WHEELS:  

Thank you to President Sue and several members of our Rotary Club who have stepped up and are volunteering for the Monday delivery by our Rotary Club. We are so proud of our club members for volunteering to help with this service to our community.

GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP – APRIL 24, 2021 TO EARLY JUNE 2021:

NOTE: DUE TO THE RECENT THIRD WAVE OF COVID-19, WE HAVE PUT OUR CLEAN UP PROJECT ON HOLD. OUR NEW DATE IS MAY 29 IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.

Due to Ontario’s Province wide COVID 19 Emergency Break, and applicable Public Health Guidelines, The Multi District Great Lakes Watershed Clean-Up has been extended to allow clubs to choose their best time between April 24 and early June 2021.

Plan is for all clubs in District to participate!. Plans are underway to team up with all Clubs/Districts within the Great Lakes watershed on April 24, 2021 to clean up the shores of our waterways.  Save the date! President Sue announced our plan to help clean up the Oshawa Creek Valley area as a project for our club. As we get past the recent “stay-at home order”,  we will decide if it is a “Go”, depending on the COVID-19 restrictions at that time. Details will follow. We are encouraging all Rotary Club members to join the Facebook Group by clicking here.

Contact District Environmental Action Committee (nilam.bedi@gmail.com) for more info. We want to know the weight of the garbage you collect!!

We will be giving away 3 or 4 T-shirts (with the GLWC logo) to every President/Club that is participating in the event!  Others will be able to purchase for $20.  Stay tuned for the central locations where you can pick up your T-shirts in early April.    

 

MAY 12, 2021 ( 8 to 9 PM) -  Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!"

All Rotarians from all over the Zones 28 and 32 are Invited

From Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer and Rotary Foundation Trustee Dean Rohrs: We are asking for your help with our Rotary Foundation event on May 12, 2021. Together, we will celebrate what we have achieved and inspire Rotarians to do more. The online Gala event, "Celebrate our Foundation!" will be held Wednesday, May 12, from 8-9 pm ET (5-6 PT). It will be a fast-paced 60-minute variety style show featuring Rotary dignitaries, celebrities, musicians, entertainers and more. Details are at the event website: www.bit.ly/TRF-Gala .

Support of The Rotary Foundation has increased by 6%, but the demand has doubled. In 2020, we did not have enough funds for all the projects that Rotarians asked us to support. In 2021 we will likely run out of funds by the end of May. Those requests for funds come from your clubs, and your members. The ticket price is $110 USD, of which only $10 goes to the event itself. You, the Foundation supporter will get a charitable tax receipt for the $100, along with 100 Paul Harris Recognition points. CLICK HERE to watch a brief video. This is our call to action. Together we will celebrate our Foundation and do even more good in the world. Thank you for your support.

 

ROTARY FOUNDATION GRANTS QUALIFICATION for 2021-22 NEED TO BE DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

AND  – GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2021-22 ARE DUE MAY 31:

Qualification modules/quizzes to enable your club to apply for District grants (by May 31) are now available on the District website (rotary7070.org). Click here to go directly to modules

 

JUNE 12 THRU JUNE 16:  ROTARY INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL CONVENTION


 

From Rotary International president Holger Knaack: I am looking forward to having all of you join me for the Rotary Virtual Convention. Save the dates of 12-16 June in your calendar. The Rotary Virtual Convention will be open to all Rotary members and participants. Event registration is NOW open. The 2021 Virtual Convention will be better than ever, opening more innovative opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. You’ll be able to network in virtual lounges, meet new partners in service, and join fun activities with Rotary members from around the world. This event is open to all Rotary members and participants from June 12 thru 16,  2021. Registration fees are as follows:

  • Promotional rate: US$49* through 11:59:59 (Chicago time - CDT) May 7, 2021

  • US$65 -  May 8  through  June 16

*Registration must be paid in full between  April 16 and May 7 to receive the US$49 rate.  Find out more: https://on.rotary.org/3f85TJH

 

JUNE 25 and 26 – District 7070 Conference:

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.  Registration coming March 15 

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 to Helen Lackey (helenlackeyrotary@gmail.com).  Many clubs have already submitted! Don’t be left out.

Refunds for those who have already registered – option to donate to TRF!  - For those members who have already paid your registration fees for the previous Conference dates, you are entitled to a full rebate of this registration fee.  There is an option to donate this money to the Rotary Foundation (TRF).  To date, about 50 members who have already registered have not contacted us.  Send a message to Helen Lackey (helenlackeyrotary@gmail.com) letting her know to either issue you a full rebate or donate a portion or the full registration fee to TRF. 

 

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.

 

FUNDRAISERS UPDATE:

# 1: GROW GREEN WITH ROTARY – HERE TODAY – COME AND GET IT:

GET READY FOR SPRING   GROW GREEN WITH ROTARY   IS HERE

THE ADDITIONAL  500 BAGS  JUST ARRIVED ON APRIL 17, 2021

Ploughman's Choice is the ultimate slow-release soil amendment for flower and vegetable gardens and lawns.

FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD. Composed of 100% composted, all-natural livestock manure, both vegetable growers and Ontario homeowners are discovering the advantages of this remarkable soil amendment and mulch.

Available NOW  in 24 lb bags for $7.00 per bag.

Proceeds go to Rotary Community Projects.  For advance orders, call Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Hilda Finnigan at 905-431-4258 to place your order and arrange for pickup and payment (by cash or by cheque) OR go to the new website https://funditrotaryparkwoodoshawa.ca/product/grow-green-with-rotary-ploughmans-choice/ where you can order and pay by credit card. Donations will be gratefully accepted for delivery of 5 bags or more.

 

 

FUNDRAISER# 2: CATCH THE ACE:

COMING SOON (TARGET DATE :JUNE 2021)

 

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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