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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 goodwill and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

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MINUTES OF MEETING : May 22, 2018

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: Larry Hurren

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : David Penney

 

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:

A warm Rotary welcome to Dan Pantaleo, President and CEO of CanGuard Security & Investigations Inc.

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Happy Birthday to David Mankiewicz on May 23

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pres Ted: May 29 is Paul Harris Awards Dinner, spouses are invited, sign up as soon as possible.

Pres Ted: received communication from District Governor Neil Phillips that , the May 15 deadline to apply for a Distruict Grant has been extended to June 15. We still have time to apply.

Pres Ted: announced that on June 16, Port Hope Rotary Club is hosting their Annual Surf and Turf Lobster Dinner at Town Park Recreation Centre, 61 McCaul St, Port Hope, Ontario. From 6 to 10 PM. Lobster, Roast Beef, Salad bar, Dessert Buffet and Silent Auction. Call / text 905-376-6057 to book your tickets. Cost is $70.00 per person and it always sells out. If you are interested, get your tickets soon. Ted and Sharron are attending!

Pres Ted: announced the Whitby Rotary Food Truck Frenzy is SATURDAY, MAY 26TH 11:00 am – 11:00 PM
SUNDAY, MAY 27TH, 2017 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM at the Iroquois Park Grounds. over 30 of the best street food vendors from across the GTA and the best of our region’s talented food artisans and performance artists . Taste everything from barbeque to beavertails and pulled pork to poutine. Enjoy decadent comfort food, savoury international dishes and tantalizing sweet treats. There will be something for everyone. And this year we have added something special, a butter tart extravaganza! Free parking will be available immediately beside the event at the Whitby GO Station Parking lot .
Here is a link.

Hilda Finnigan: If you have a program from last year’s Paul Harris night, please pass along to Hilda and Sandy.

Hilda Finnigan: will be passing around a list for those who wish to volunteer to be the greeter, bulletin editor and on the registration desk during the summer months.

Hilda Finnigan: If you have a rotary apron at home, please bring to next meeting so they can be used at the garage sale

REMINDER: Pres Ted – reminded us about the JUNE 19 – RCMP Musical Ride – Two shows - 12:30 and 5:15 pm at Wiindreach Farm, 312 Townline Rd, Ashburn. Tickets . Tickets - $25 per adult, $15 per child . Arrive 1 hour prior to show time to ensure seating and parking . Visit windreachfarm.org for tickets, more information, and directions. Many Rotary Clubs in our district, including ours, has made donations to Windreach Farm, over the years. This is our chance to give back.

REMINDER: Sue MacKinnon: If you volunteer at the Kids' Safety Village in any capacity, a police check is now required. Please fill in attached form and return to Sue MacKinnon. Your SIN is not required.

Devon Biddle: talked about the Home Hospitality Night at Parkwood Estate on June 25. For some people attending the convention, this is the highlight for them, to see people from different countries, and their ethnical showing in their clothing in a home setting. Volunteers are required, even if you are not going to the Convention. Devon has the sign up sheet. Please let Devon know as soon as possible. If we do not have enough hosts from our Rotary, we will open this up to other clubs in the area.

Devon Biddle: also reported on preliminary results of the Reverse Draw and Silent Auction Night. We will be approximately $5,000 ahead of last year. This is due, in part , to the cash in the briefcase and the silent auction items proved to be a great success.

REMINDER: Lennis Trotter will order "Rotary" clothing (hats, shirts and jackets) , but he needs a minimum number - let him know if you want anything.

Bob Stewart - Rotary Yard Sale - Saturday June 2nd (rain date June 3 rd). Bob is accepting items NOW. Note to the Committee: Be at his home by 7:30 am for a 8 am start. Call Rhonda at 905-442-9875 before you bring your items. WE NEED MORE ITEMS !!!

ON DUTY MONTH OF MAY: Front Desk Tim Dwyre Bulletin Editor/Greeter Sue McKinnon

ON DUTY MONTH OF JUNE: Front Desk Robert Kipling Bulletin Editor/Greeter Kris Sachdeva

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

ACE OF SPADES DRAW:

Our guest, Dan Pantaleo, drew Peter Dueck's ticket. Peter picked the 5 of hearts and his conciliation prize was tooth paste., courtesy of Dr. Larry Hurren and http://www.oshawadentist.com/

HAPPY TOONIES

Dan Pantaleo - was happy to complete some gardening this past weekend.

Larry Hurren - went to the cottage and put the docks in and now he has to replenish his beer supply.

Sandy McDowell - has a new grandchild! Her fourth, and all boys! His name is Hudson.

Devon Biddle - has a lot of birthdays in his family this month. All were at the cottage and docks were put in.

Hilda - announced that Al went golfing with his son for his birthday.

Ted - planted 100 flowers on Sunday and his happy he was able to walk and lawn bowl afterwards.

ROTARY MOMENT

Ted Morrison explained the breakdown of our annual dues and talked about The Rotary International Dues. Our $210 per person Rotary Club annual dues are made up of four different dues: District dues are $52; Insurance paid by the District is an additional $20 ; Rotary International Dues this year is $60 US , and the balance is used for our Rotary club expenses.

The Rotary International Dues Increased $4.00 in 2017-18 from $56 US as a result of the 2016 Council On Legislation that Ted attended in Chicago on behalf of District 7070. The Rotary International Dues will be $64 US for the 2018-19 year and $68 US for the 2019-20 Rotary year. . A portion goes to regional and corporate offices, member support including maintenance of website and security, promoting rotary in our community and public relations “end polio now” campaign, all in US funds. Of the $60, $32.08 is used for member support operating in 200 countries and 20 currencies. $14.40 is used for staff, governance, security and privacy . $12.99 MCs used to promote Rotary in the various website, and many social media accounts such as Facebook pages, twitter accounts , and other social media sites and to launch and support the People of Action Campaign. That makes up 98% of the $60 US.

 

GUEST SPEAKER : CLUB ASSEMBLY – VICE PRESIDENT LINDA PORRITT – UPDATE ON OUR STRATEGIC PLAN

Linda and our Club Board of Directors updated the members on the various activities in our Strategic Plan:

Club Meetings and Fellowship - Janice reported that everyone is happy with meetings and fellowship. She has received some new suggestions. If anyone has any suggestions, please pass them along. The day we went bowling, was a very warm day and we will try again.

Increase in participation at District Events:

7 attending the District Assembly recently and even more will be at the International Convention in June - another opportunity to attend a District functions, a world event! Home hospitality is another event.

Foundation Walk is September 30, 11:30am to 2:30pm at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg. Car pooling may be an option.

October 27 is another District Conference in Wine Country, east.

Bulletin has been streamlined, thank you Dave Andrews.

Membership needs to be increased. 37 is our goal. We have a few leads, some are coming possibly in July.

Many Classification talks have happened and Sonya will be next year with Tim Dwyre and Kris Sachdeva doing a re-classification. Classifications talks help us to know our members.

Youth Service - Rotaractors – active and we were invited to their Meet and Greet event. Ensure new Rotaract board and members know us!

Ted informed that not everyone donates to the Rotary Foundation, in particular polio eradication.

Being a Benefactor is another area that could be increased. Strictly on the honour system.

Paul Harris night next week. Six members are being recognized plus another will receive an award.

Public Image – Terry Johnston gave a compliment to Dave, your club is busy and wondered what the other Rotary Club was doing in Oshawa!

Sandy is great in keeping our club activity announced in the Oshawa Express. Other newspapers also announce our events.

Community Service – We have planted trees and packaged meals for Kids Against Hunger. Also cleaned up along the Oshawa Creek. Youth also participated. On top of writing cheques we are now DOING things. We are People of Action.

Kids Safety Village – recently received a Rotary Foundation District Grant. Re-opens September 22 and if you can volunteer, help is required, let Linda know.

New projects are always welcome. The Ethics - Business Breakfast is a possibility.

Community Outreach – a new club committee has been formed to research and discover new opportunities for service in Oshawa. There are opportunities to be at the Cars on King and Bikes on Bond. Etc. We will also work with the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Business Association, and other organizations to expand our service and perhaps fundraising opportunities at some of these events.

Sweat Equity is definitely an excellent way to service in third world countries. Check the last three District 7070 Newsletters for all of the details.

FUNRAISERS:

Fashion Show – in the works!

Golf Tournament as a fundraiser – a possibility.

Bingo is coming very soon !!

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE:

Kris gave a quick update on the Rotary Foundation Global Grant application with a Rotary Club in India. Not finalized yet. India is the host club. Application is to specify how the funds are going to improve quality of education, and the quality of life. How is the value of education going to change? The Rotary Foundation needs to ensure that the funds make a real change in the quality of life of those being helped.

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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.

Dont forget.....

JUNE 21 - Interact Pre-convention – U of T Hart House -

http://www.interactconvention.org/ Your opportunity to meet Interactors from

around the world. Seize this once-in-a-year opportunity to meet and exchange

ideas with Interactors and Interact supporters from around the world at the 2nd

annual Interact International Convention. This one-day Interact gathering will

happen on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Hart House on

the University of Toronto campus.The conference is the perfect opportunity to learn

new skills, improve your club, and trade best practices with your fellow Rotarians.

Cost : $25 to $35.

JUNE 22- World Water Summit 10 – Delta Hotel, 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 3A6 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm .Register today at www.wasrag.org. The registration fee is $150 US for WASRAG members and $175 US for Non-WASRAGmembers (which includes a 1-year membership to WASRAG)

JUNE 22-23 – Rotaract Pre-convention - Metro Toronto Convention

Centre - http://www.riconvention.org/en/toronto/rotaract-preconvention Join Rotaractors and Rotarians to exchange ideas, listen to engaging speakers, and connect with your global community to create positive change. The Rotaract Preconvention includes two full days of general sessions, workshops, discussions, and networking opportunities for all registrants. The Rotaract Preconvention is open to all Rotaractors and Rotarians interested in Rotaract.

JUNE 22-23 – Rotary Peacebuilding Summit - Metro Toronto ConventionCentre. Cost $150.00. Registration for Rotary members . For details go to: http://www.riconvention.org/en/toronto/rotary-peacebuilding-summit Don’t miss your opportunity to join leaders from around the world at the Rotary Peacebuilding Summit. Together we'll explore how we can create peace in our communities and inspire others to take action. This summit will help you: Understand Rotary’s use of the areas of focus to prevent conflict, Identify conflicts and their root causes in your own communities and worldwide, Develop action steps toward creating peace, including strategies for your community, Connect with others interested in working toward peace. Friday, 22 June, 09:00-18:30 — includes lunch, a coffee break, and a reception. Saturday, 23 June, 08:00-12:30 — includes a coffee break. The summit is open to Rotarians, convention attendees, and local community members interested in working toward peace.

JUNE 23 – Jazz at the Acquarium – R I Convention Host Ticketed Event – 7:00 to 11:00 pm , Cost $120.00 Cdn per person. Register at http://rotary2018.org/events/hoc/1

JUNE 23 – Rock at The Distillery District - R I Convention Host Ticketed Event – 6:00 to 10:00 pm – Cost: $120.00 Cdn per person. Register at http://rotary2018.org/events/hoc/2

JUNE 24 to 27 - Rotary International Convention - Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For details, see: http://www.riconvention.org/en/toronto

JUNE 25 – OUR ROTARY CLUB - ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION HOME HOSPITALITY HOSTING IN OSHAWA AT PARKWOOD ESTATE

JUNE 26 - Regular Meeting – tentative – Meeting Cancelled

JUNE 26 – Rotaryfest at the CNE - R I Convention Host Ticketed Event - 4:00 to 10:00 pm, Cost: $90.00 Cdn per person . Register at http://rotary2018.org/events/hoc/3

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Speakers
Oct 16, 2018 6:00 PM
His Annual Update to our Rotary Club
Oct 24, 2018 5:00 PM
World Polio Day - Broadcast Live from Durham College's New Global Classroom
Oct 30, 2018 6:00 PM
Spouses and Freinds Invited
Nov 06, 2018 6:00 PM
Their African Safari - our SPOUSES are Invited
Nov 13, 2018 6:00 PM
Speaker Name to be announced by Ted Morrison
Nov 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Speaker Name to be announced by Ted Morrison
Nov 27, 2018 6:00 PM
Club Assembly; Annual Meetings; Election of Officers
Dec 04, 2018 6:00 PM
Annual Participation House Christmas Party
Dec 11, 2018 6:00 PM
NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB
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Upcoming Events
BINGO AT THE RED BARN - TEAM # 3
Red Barn
Oct 20, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
 
RotaryDistrict 7070 Conference - Rotary Reunion
Wellington and District Community Centre
Oct 27, 2018
8:30 AM – 9:30 PM
 
BINGO AT THE RED BARN - TEAM # 4
Red Barn
Nov 03, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Nov 06, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
 
BINGO AT THE RED BARN - TEAM # 1
Red Barn
Nov 17, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
 
BINGO AT THE RED BARN - TEAM # 2
Red Barn
Dec 01, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
Vice President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Director - International Service
 
Diretcor - Rotary Foundation
 
Director - Membership
 
Director - Club Administration
 
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
 
Sargeat At Arms
 
Past President
 
Director - Public Relations
 
Executive Secretary