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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 Club President Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 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?.

 

2020-21 ROTARY THEME: “ROTARY OPENS OPPORTUNITIES”

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT:  Holger Knaack – Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Mark Chipman - Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise in Whitby, 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 - Apr 27, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, April 27, 2021

                              Editor:  Hilda Finnigan

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

Pres. Sue has a birthday on April 29 – I don’t think she mentioned this!! Happy Birthday Sue  CHA CHA CHA!!!

Happy 92 nd birthday to Terry Giles on May 2

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Pres. Sue McKinnon, David Andrews, David Penney, Lennis Trotter,  Jan Coupland, Kris Sachdeva, Bill Creamer, Heather Drakes, Linda Porritt, Robbie Larocque, Bob Koski, Colin Carrie, Hilda Finnigan

Guests:   

Assist. Governor John Burns, Ryan Spencer, Sara Lyn Power (Guest Speaker)

 

PRESIDENT SUE’S OPENING REMARKS:

 Pres. Sue welcomed everyone, and read a very appropriate poem reminding us to “be kind and check on our neighbours” during this difficult time

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK: 

Bill Creamer happy to have his accounts straightened out – a refund is coming!!

Robbie Larocque also pleased to be receiving a refund small! But better than paying!!

Jan gave Kudos to landlord Linda Porritt for her support and kindness during this COVID time

Hilda happy “no golf!!” so Al is helping with gardening

Members shared Happy Memories of Jean Keys who passed away last week

 

ANNOUNCMENTS:

Public Image Video/Musical Program - 7pm April 28 – more info and registration details at the end of this Bulletin

Manure sales continuing very well –Thank You cards (business size) have been received to hand out with these sales and other appropriate times

Rotary Club of Ajax is encouraging other clubs to support  Windreach Farm Foundation second annual Golf Tournament; date is June 8th; for more info email carol.dahlquist@windreachfarm.org

Board Meeting Wednesday May 5 @ 7pm – discussion re finances is on the agenda

Grants Seminar – is on May 1

Rotary Club of Whitby – meeting May 5, Guest Speaker is Dolf DeJong, CEO of the Toronto Zoo. Dolf will speak about how the zoo is working to fight the extinction of animals and plants in our community and around the world.  The Zoo is committed to working with the indigenous community to learn, share and move forward with conservation initiatives.

Foundation Gala May 12 – reminder that the Foundation is needing money due to large expenditures during COVID –                           consider supporting this

 International Convention June 12 - 16;  

District Conference June 25/26 - $10.00. 

Community Engagement - of $500 from the District has been approved – Pres. Sue is hoping this will be used to provide some sort of Bicycle Rodeo/Safety event at Mary Street Public School – DRPS will be involved – contact has been made with the principle; details will follow when it is known how we can have this event

Great Lakes Watershed Clean Up Project has been rescheduled to May 29; Pres Sue has a few t shirts to be given to those who sign up, if/when this event is confirmed

Our Secure Website is up and running; and appears to be working as expected. notification of transactions automatically go to our Treasurer and the Rotarian in charge of the Fund Raising Project (ie Hilda for Manure);

On line gaming site is progressing (hopefully available in June)

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

  

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

 

SPEAKER:

Past President and Chair of the Safety Village Committee, Lennis Trotter introduced our Speaker for this evening, Sara Lynn Power.  Sara Lynn is the Officer at the Kids Safety Village.  She was assigned this position in January 2020, actually started in February and then came COVID.  No children on site, NO in person classes – what to do??  With support and assistance from Metrolinks and MTO she has developed two videos – Rail Safety and Pedestrian Safety.  Her own children had the opportunity to participate in these videos.  MTO has agreed to sponsor a French version of the Pedestrian video. 

Sara Lynn has also been able to revamp and revise the program offered at the Village to a virtual adaption which has been used by some teachers. She has also, improved the booking system in anticipation of post COVID return to on site activities.  There has been positive feedback from teachers and the anticipation that for those classes who would travel a long distance to the Village – virtual may be the way of the future – saves time and the expense of bussing.  Groups such as Brownies,Girl Guides and Scouts have also used this virtual contact. 

Due to COVID restrictions, Sara Lynn has been working out of 18 Division and checking the Village a minimum of once a week, so as not to be isolated,  She receives and greatly appreciates support from the school next door.

In closing Sara Lynn showed the Pedestrian Safety Video and received positive feedback from members present.  Assist Governor John Burns commended Oshawa Parkwood for the Village and what if offers to elementary students in Durham Region.

President Sue thanked Sara Lynn for her presentation and her enthusiasm during this difficult time.

 

COVID UPDATE  

Dr. Kris Sachdeva shared the following facts – latest vaccine from J&J is now available and is one dose; this is a true vaccine not MRNA; the crisis in India is due to many variants, one in particular is SARS COVID 2 (SS117); with regard to the concern re clot formation post vaccine consider this – clots from the vaccine very rare 0.0004% possibility;  from birth control pill 0.12%; from COVID infection 16-17%.  Any vaccine can cause adverse reaction.  We must continue to sanitize, wear masks and practice social distancing and get vaccinated asap.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED:       at 8:00 pm

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

May  4,  2021    7 pm

May 11, 2021    7 pm – Haldene Alleyne – Whitby-Sunrise Rotary Club – St Vincent Project to assist victims of the

                                      volcano eruption

May 18, 2021    7 pm – Paul Harris Awards Night

May 25, 2021    7 pm - Heather Drakes, Chair, Rotary District 7070 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 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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Member Birthdays
Robert Kipling
June 7
 
Bob Elliott
June 11
 
Alan Nason
June 19
 
Robbie Larocque
June 20
 
David Penney
June 23
 
Linda Biddle
June 28
 
Spouse Birthdays
Caroline Kipling
June 21
 
Keela
June 23
 
Anniversaries
David Penney
Jan
June 12
 
Sandra McDowell
Greg McDowell
June 12
 
Ted Morrison
Sharron Morrison
June 15
 
Speakers
Jun 15, 2021 7:00 PM
Waverly Public School Playground Equip
Jun 22, 2021 7:00 PM
Windreach Farm
Jun 29, 2021 7:00 PM
Presidential Changeover Night - Spouses invited
Jul 06, 2021 7:00 PM
Club Assembly
Jul 13, 2021 6:30 PM
Meet and Greet for 30 min, then switch to Tuesday Talks
Jul 27, 2021 7:00 PM
Promoting Our Brand In A Positive Way
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Upcoming Events
Rotary International Convention
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 12, 2021 10:00 AM –
Jun 16, 2021 4:00 PM
 
District 7070 Conference - 2021
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 25, 2021 5:00 PM –
Jun 26, 2021 4:00 PM
 
Bike Rodeo
Mary Street Community School
Jun 26, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
District 7070 Year End Celebration
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 30, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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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
 
Past President
 
Director - Public Relations
 
Executive Secretary
 
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