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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

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 Membership Chair Mike McLaren at 905-576-7878 or our Membership Director Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 or our Club President Linda Porritt at 905-626-6386.

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?.

 

2019-2020 ROTARY THEME: “ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD”

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT:  Mark Maloney – Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Beth Selby - Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: John Burns – Rotary Club of Bowmanville in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

 

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 - Nov 26, 2019

MINUTES OF MEETING :  Tuesday November 26, 2019

Editor: Ted Morrison

 

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.

 

Grace:   Heather Drakes

O Canada: Terry Giles

Toast To The Queen:  Sandy McDowell

 

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:

None tonight.

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

Bill Creamer (Dec 3), Heather Drakes (Dec 5), Sharron Morrison (Dec 20) have birthdays this month and Bob & Rhonda Stewart celebrate their anniversary DEC 13

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS -  

REMINDER: Hilda asked for two volunteers to replace Al and herself at Bingo while they are in Florida (probably two Bingos during that time - January - March)

REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE: Ted also announced that the 2020 date for our Kids Against Hunger was going to be Sunday May 3 at the Jubilee pavilion in Lakeview Park in Oshawa.

TIME TO VOLUNTEER: From Robbie Larocque: Three days remaining for You to volunteer at the Kids Safety Village. Kindly check your Calendars and sign up TONIGHT for the upcoming Holiday Spirit at the Kids' Safety Village. In the evenings (4:30 pm to about 8:30 pm) of November 28, 29 & 30 we need a minimum of 3 Rotary Volunteers at the Safety Village to welcome visitors, collect and manage any food or money donations. We may also be asked to share candy with the youngsters. On NOV 28, 29 & 30 – The Community is Invited to Take a Walk Down Christmas Lane and Get into the Spirit of the Holidays. The Village and all of its Buildings will be decorated with lights and Christmas themed decorations. With our early introduction of Winter, we invite everyone to come share HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT THE KIDS' SAFETY VILLAGE. Kindly sign up for the Night(s) which you may be available. Thanks and see you at the Village.

Ted reminded that team 1 is on duty at the Red Barn Bingo this Saturday from 3-5:30pm.

Ted announced that next week is Cake and Ham delivery week.  We pick them up on Monday. People with large orders can pick them up on Tuesday at Devon’s or at the meeting on Tuesday night at our meeting. Your help is appreciated at Devon’s on Tuesday. More Hands make less work.

Hilda announced that the annual Participation House Christmas dinner will be December 3 Dinner will cost $40 per person. Please sign up with her as soon as you can.

Hilda announced that the annual Christmas party at Lennis and Esther Trotter’s on Dec 10. Dinner will cost $25 per person. Please sign up with her as soon as you can. Please pay at the Registration table this week and next week.

Hilda also announced that the poinsettias, that are given to the Rotary widows and to former members, have been purchased and she has arranged for drivers to deliver them.

REMINDER: Joe Solway , from the Bowmanville Rotary Club promoted the Concert for Feed The Need Durham on Dec 15 . We sure hope our members can go and support the Bomanville Club and also Feed the Need. 66,000 persons in Durham are food insecure. The Tickets are $25 each. Two concerts on Sunday December 15 afternoon and evening performances.

 

ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:  Conducted by our Sgt at Arms Tim Dwyre

Hilda drew the 10 of spades  and received two tubes of travel sized tooth paste compliments of Dr Larry Hurren

 

DUTIES FOR THE MONTH OF   DECEMBER

Front Door : Hilda and Al Finnigan

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : None for December

 

DUTIES FOR THE MONTH OFJANUARY

Front Door : Kim Boatman and Sandy McDowell

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Linda Porritt

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

 

HAPPY TOONIES Conducted by our Sgt at Arms Tim Dwyre

Hilda was happy to see the number of people who have signed up for both Participation House Party and our Christmas Party

Lennis was happy that there were a large number of kids and their parents go through the Kids Safety Village for the Christmas light show.

Bob Stewart was happy/sad that his wife and daughter forced him to take their dog to the vet for x-rays only to find out there was nothing wrong. It cost him a lot of money.

Tim was happy he was finally able to get his mother into a nursing home in Kingston after she had a heart attack experience

 

ROTARY MOMENT

None this week

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Page 3 - Nov 26, 2019

GUEST SPEAKERS:   David Penney (Director of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood’s Rotary Foundation Committee) and Ted Morrison (Past District 7070 Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and the “Mill for Bill” Campaign)

Introduced and thanked by President Lennis Trotter

The program tonight focused on the Rotary Foundation.

The purpose was to educate our newer members how important the Rotary Foundation is to the very existence of Rotary.

A short video was shown that outlined the programs of the Foundation and how they have impacted the world.

Ted then described the “share” program that is unique to The Rotary Foundation and allows small clubs like ours do major projects in faraway places.

He gave examples from our own club getting District Grants for the Kids Safety Village and for Kids Against Hunger as well as our successful global grant with Ganguli India putting new washrooms, buying a school bus and computers.

Ted reminded Rotarians that giving to the Foundation is different than giving to polio eradication.

He also told them of the announcement last week of the US$2.6 BILLION dollars pledged last week by governments of the world with 1.1 billion being pledged Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors, The Bequest Society, Major Donors and the Arch Klumph Society were also briefly discussed

Here is a handy link: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation

Here is the video we saw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNkmvitMUes

NOVEMBER IS FOUNDATION MONTH – THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace.

Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

The collective leadership and expertise of our 1.2 million members helps us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, locally and globally. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

For more than 100 years, our guiding principles have been the foundation upon which our values and tradition stand. The Four-Way Test, Object of Rotary, and the Avenues of Service express our commitment to service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.

AREAS OF FOCUS

We direct our efforts in six areas to enhance our local and global impact. Our most successful and sustainable projects and activities tend to fall within the following areas:

Promoting peace

Fighting disease

Providing clean water

Saving mothers and children

Supporting education

Growing local economies

HISTORY OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

At the 1917 convention, outgoing RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.

GROWTH OF THE FOUNDATION

In 1929, the Foundation made its first gift of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into Easter Seals.

When Rotary founder Paul Harris died in 1947, contributions began pouring in to Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.

EVOLUTION OF FOUNDATION PROGRAMS

1947: The Foundation established its first program, Fellowships for Advance Study, later known as Ambassadorial Scholarships.

1965-66: Three programs were launched: Group Study Exchange, Awards for Technical Training, and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation, which was later called Matching Grants.

1978: Rotary introduced the Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants. The first 3-H Grant funded a project to immunize 6 million Philippine children against polio.

1985: The PolioPlus program was launched to eradicate polio worldwide.

1987-88: The first peace forums were held, leading to Rotary Peace Fellowships.

2013: New district, global, and packaged grants enable Rotarians around the world to respond to the world’s greatest needs.

 

Meeting Adjourned

 

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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