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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 - Aug 20, 2019

MINUTES OF MEETING : Tuesday August 20, 2019

 

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:   Sandy McDowell

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen :  Ted Morrison                                                                                       

 

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS: Happy to have Bill Creamer with us again this evening

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  Happy Anniversary to Mike and Colleen McLaren,  Birthday wishes to Kim Boatman and Terri Lynn Larocque

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS   

Sue McKinnon - Volunteers needed for Hallowe'en and Christmas events at the Kids Safety Village: HALLOWE’EN HAUNT AT THE KIDS’ SAFETY VILLAGE: October 25 and 26 at the Kids Safety Village from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kids Safety Village, 1129 Athol St., Whitby. This is an S.O.S to our club members: many of our club members will be at the Rotary District Conference at the same time. We will need about 8 volunteers from our Rotary Club on both nights (if you are not  going to the District Conference). AND we will need at least 6 volunteers to help on Saturday Oct 18 (date and time to be confirmed) to set up the haunted maze and other things at the Safety Village from about 9 am to 2 pm. Please volunteer and let Sue know you can help.  More details will follow when we can confirm the exact time and date of the set up.

Ted Morrison - Nigeria is Polio Free, which means the entire continent of Africa is Polio Free. The World Health Organization is now going through the verification process. Stay tuned.

Ted Morrison - positive news re Sharon Clarkes' (Sharon's Kids) cancer treatment and the tumor is shrinking

David Andrews - October 24 – World Polio Day – Please REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU CAN. 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm -  joint meeting of Durham Region Rotary Clubs in the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for  Collaborative  Education at Durham College where we will celebrate World Polio Day with leaders from around the world.   Cash bar and  sandwiches will be served. Cost ($30.00) per person (a portion will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradication Initiative and will credited to your next Paul Harris Fellow.) Spouses, guests and prospective members and all clubs in District 7070 are invited. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and then  we will broadcast our event live to Rotary Clubs  and to Universities and  colleges worldwide.  All clubs in the District are invited. Proclamations from City and Region to our clubs. Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee  (worldwide)  will be our keynote speaker and he will connect with  Dr. Tunji Funsho, chairman of Rotary's Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee and others from around  the world . REGISTER TODAY.

David Andrews - October 3 – Canada Votes 2019 Debate of the Federal Oshawa Riding Candidates conducted by the Media of Oshawa,  at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. 6 PM to 7 PM – fellowship hour ; 7 PM to 8 PM Candidates Debate; 8 to 8:30 PM – Candidates available to answer your questions. Admission: No charge . Cash Bar available. Members of the two Rotary Clubs in Oshawa (and their guests) and members of the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club (and their guests) are invited. Debate will be broadcast live by Rogers TV Oshawa. Seating is limited to approx. 100 guests. To reserve your seat, please email Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com . Debate will be October 5 at the golf club

Dave announced that we are assisting the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario / Western New York sell the “Big Game 54 “ lottery tickets. They are available Every Week. The selling price is the same as last year- 5 tickets for $20. The prizes remain the same. First prize has 2 tickets to the Big Game 54 in Miami on Feb 2, 2020 PLUS 4 nights accommodation in Miami PLUS $1,000 US. The second prize is $1,000 US, the third prize is $500 US, the fourth prize is $300 US, and the fifth prize is $200 US. All tickets must be sold by mid November. NO EXCEPTIONS. Get your tickets from Dave. Sell, sell, sell - $1.00 from each ticket sold goes to our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood

Hilda Finnigan - last chance to sign up for the picnic/BBQ - collecting $15.00/couple TONIGHT: our Annual BBQ / Picnic is at Devon and Linda Biddle’s cottage on August 24. SIGN UP TODAY AND TELL HILDA WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO BRING TO THE PARTY. Dave supplies the corn on the cob. Devon and Linda get the steaks from Buckingham (if you prefer chicken, please specify when you sign up). Time is from 2 until about 7 pm. Bring your own beverages. Bring your bathing suit for the lake and the hot tub.  And some former members will be asked to come too. Cost is $15 per couple for a BBQ steak (if you prefer chicken, please indicate). BRING YOUR MONEY TO ROTARY. WE WILL BE COLLECTING FUNDS AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE Also, you will be asked to bring salads or desserts, etc.

Sandy McDowell -  Club Admin Committee meeting August 29 at 5 pm;

Sandy McDowell - Sign up sheet for Front Desk and Bulletin for the balance of this Rotary Year (Sept 2019  thru June 2020) was passed around - please choose a month that will work for you and help out the Club (write the bulletin and/or work the front registration desk) . There are lots of volunteers who will teach you the “how to’s” for each duty. Thank you.

Pres. Lennis – has one Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood hat left to sell ($20 each)

Pres Lennis - reminder Foundation Walk Sept. 8th: District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk – 8:30 AM to 2 PM – Humber College (Lakeshore Campus), 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto.  Join fellow Rotarians with friends and family for the annual District 7070 walk in support of the Rotary Foundation.  To REGISTER  and view all of the Foundation Walk details, please click HERE.  Be sure to check out this page too for even more details. You can plan your fundraising ahead.  Individual pledge forms can be downloaded by clicking on the pledge form link.  And remember our goal of A MILL FOR BILL. Please co-ordinate all club pledges with your club delegate for the foundation walk.  Clubs should submit one cheque per club directly to Rotary Foundation: Rotary Foundation (Canada), c/o 911600, PO Box 4090 STN A, Toronto, ON M5W 0E9.

REMINDER: for every Dollar that you personally donate, during this Rotary year, to the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund, our Rotary Club will match that amount to a maximum of $3,200 USD. Remember our goal “ A Mill for Bill”.

Pres Lennis: Sept 24 - District Governor Beth Selby’s Official Visit to the Rotary Cubs of Oshawa, Bowmanville and Oshawa-Parkwood is t the Oshawa Golf Club at 6:30 pm SHARP. Fellowship half hour from 6 to 6: 30 pm. DG Beth will meet with the Board of Directors at 5:00 pm

Pres Lennis: Oct 5 an new  Membership Workshop coming up. Details will follow. Please sign up today online on the Distrct 7070 website under the October 5 event . Space will be limited.

REMINDER:  Director and Fashion Show Chair Janice Coupland – Tickets are now available for the September 15 Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood First Annual Fashion Show – RUNWAY FOR ROTARY, from 1 to 4 PM, at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. This is a non alcohol event. Food is coming from 3 fine restaurants, and desserts from The Bakers Table. There will be door prizes, gift card with 20% off from the two fashion sponsors , and a jewellery gift for each person too. Fantastic music by DJ Concepts. The runway will consist of 8 female and 2 male models wearing fall fashions from Laura and Verona Suits.  Tickets are $50 per person and available from Dave Andrews. Payable by cash, cheque or credit card. The first 50 are already out being sold by the committee.    

REMINDER from Treasurer Devon Biddle – Club dues are due. We will be ready at the Front Desk next week to take your money (Annual Dues are $210 and as an option , you may wish to contribute to The Rotary Foundation (perhaps $100 – just a suggestion ) and to the Polio Fund (perhaps $20 – just a suggestion). Donations to the Rotary Foundation will be registered towards your next Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Award level. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                      

ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:  Conducted by Our Sargant At Arms Tim Dwyre

Winner:     Ted Morrison         Card Drawn: 2 of Clubs                .    

 

DUTIES FOR   August 27

Front Door   Sandy McDowell

Bulletin Editor/Greeter  Bob Stewart

(Editor’s note: If you cannot be there; please find a replacement)

 

HAPPY TOONIES

Kim  - excited by the enthusiasm of the Youth Committee members, looking forward to a great year

Chidinma - happy with the news re Polio Free Nigeria/Africa

Hilda - busy summer; great events - Newfoundland and her son's wedding

Sue - an amusing tale getting her ears pierced in a tattoo parlour

David Andrews - thanks to Devon for hosting the BBQ and Hilda for organizing

Kris - sorry Kris, could not read my writing!?!?

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Page 3 - Aug 20, 2019

ROTARY MOMENT

In lieu of a Guest Speaker this evening we watched the most recent video "Drop to Zero" which took us through the Rotary journey to eradicate Polio - truly a Rotary Moment.  This video featured our own Dr. Bob Scott and other prominent Rotarians who have been leaders in this great venture.  We were reminded that we are not there yet, as there are still some new outbreaks and these last countries Afghanistan and Pakistan are very difficult to deal with.  What can we do?  Keep raising awareness; Start a conversation on social media;  Host an event; Donate

 

GUEST SPEAKER  : see above

 

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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Speakers
Sep 17, 2019
CLUB FORUM - Committee Activities, Plans and Objectives
Sep 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Her Address to the Rotary Clubs in Oshawa, Bowanville & Courtice
Oct 01, 2019
Their week-long service experience in the Dominican Republic - Bio Sand Filters & more
Oct 08, 2019
Spouses invited
Oct 15, 2019
A look at DRPS in Durham Region
Oct 22, 2019
See You All at " World Polio Day in Durham Region" on Oct 24 at Durham College
Oct 29, 2019
Her Annual Address to our Rotary Club - Update on What's Happening at Queen's Park
Nov 05, 2019
Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 12, 2019
Update to our Club on Fire Services in Oshawa
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Zone Conference
Sep 17, 2019 – Sep 21, 2019
 
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Sep 17, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
 
Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Meeting
Kids Safety Village
Sep 23, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Sep 24, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Ted
Red Barn
Sep 28, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Oshawa Media Debate 2019 for Oshawa Federal Riding
Oshawa Golf Club
Oct 03, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
District Membership Workshop - "Grow Rotary Academ
Cobourg Public Library
Oct 05, 2019
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Membership Committee Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Oct 08, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
 
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
Red Barn
Oct 12, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Set up for Halloween at the Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Oct 18, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
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Executives & Directors
President
 
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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