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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?.

 

2018-2019 ROTARY THEME: “ROTARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE”

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Barry Rassin – Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Mary Lou Harrison - Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Roger Tessier – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, 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 - Oct 30, 2018

MINUTES OF MEETING : Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Bulletin Editor: Bob Stewart

 

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: Hilda Finnigan

 

O Canada: Peter Dueck

 

Toast To The Queen : Robbie Larocque 

 

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:

A warm welcome to Kerri Timperly, a guest of Lennis Trotter; Heather Drakes, a guest of Stanley Igboanugo AND to Trish Best of the Rotary cLub of Oshawa

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES : Happy Birthday to Stanley Igboanugo on October 26 and we sang Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha to Stanley led by our Past District Governor Ted Morrison.

Editor's Note: Stanley was dressed very dapper for the occasion.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Past Pres Dave Andrews - We have SOLD OUT on the Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York .HERE IS THE MAJOR DEADLINE:  WE NEED  to have money and ticket stubs returned is November 20.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. EARLIER IF YOU CAN, WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED.

 

Past Pres Dave Andrews – Cakes are available but no word on Hams for the 33 rd annual Cakes and Hams Sale We are waiting on our suppliers to get back to us on price and availability. If it is a go, we will need your orders for both cakes and hams in 3 weeks.

 

Past Pres Dave Andrews - NEXT WEEK: NOV 6 Regular Meeting – An African Safari – presented by our very own Janice Coupland and Kris Sachdeva. The is a great night for a SPOUSES Night or bring a friend night. Please let Dave Andrews know how many (you and your guests)  will be attending by Thursday Nov 1 at the very latest

 

Lennis Trotter – announced that there will be a Board and Committee meeting of the Kids' Safety Village on November 5 starting at 7:30 pm at the Kids' Safety Village. And decorating iof the buildings in the Kids Safety Village is underway for the Nov 16 – 24 Spirit of the Holidays at the Kids Safety Village. Lennis asked for volunteers to help with the decorations on Nov 2 and 3.

 

Pres Linda – Enjoyed the District 7070 Conference – Rotary Reunion in Prince Edward County Oct 26 and 27.

 

Pres Linda and Past District Governor Ted Morrison thanked David for the immense work he did organizing the World Polio Day event at Durham College. Dave thanked everyone. It was a Team Effort by the Committee. The event has been taped and will be available for all to see very soon at durham college global classroom class world polio day.

 

REMINDER: Kim Boatman – An update from the Youth Services Committee – We ask that all Rotary club members consider volunteering or be looking for suitable host families for Youth Exchnage. We are partnering with the Rotary Club of Oshawa to host and send out an exchange student.

 

REMINDER: Kim Boatman – An update from the Youth Services Committee – We ask that all Rotary club members consider volunteering or be looking for suitable host families for Youth Exchnage. We are partnering with the Rotary Club of Oshawa to host and send out an exchange student.

 

REMINDER: Past District Governor Ted - announced that the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood will have, as our guest speaker, a Rotary Peace Scholar, at our November 13 Rotay Club meeting, as part of our Rotary Foundation Month activities in November. Chenai Kadungure -a Rotary Peace Scholar - from Zimbabwe. Chenai has been involved in non-profit work since she was a teenager. In high school she was an Interact member. Interact taught her the value in “Service Above Self” and this attraction to serving the world has never left her. Chenai earned her undergraduate and master’s degree in Cape Town, where her experience of xenophobia inspired her to become a part of the solution to global conflict. She has experience in research and customer relations and has strong interpersonal skills. She has fundraised for philanthropic initiatives, and assisted NGOs, such as Open Door Education, Cycle For Understanding and The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). As a dedicated soldier for peace; Chenai volunteers for The Red Frogs, has been involved in various church leadership activities, serves on the Board of Directors of Mwala, a charity organization and she mentors in her spare time. She most recently worked for a non-profit called The Hope Factory, an Enterprise Development company owned by The South African institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) which grows people, to develop businesses and impact communities. She is committed to being “a gift to the world” and the Fellowship to study at UNC-Chapel Hill, is just the beginning for her.

Chenai holds a B.A. degree in Media, Sociology and Gender Studies and an M.Phil. in Diversity Studies from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She is currently conducting her M.A. studies in Global Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she aims to obtain the necessary skills to succeed in the international development space

Ted has asked the other clubs, who have been invited, to please let Dave Andrews know if you wish to attend and perhaps bring a guest.

 

REMINDER: Treasurer Devon Biddle announced that our annual club dues invoice will be sent to us by email BUT you can pay right now at the front Registration Desk. Dues are $210 for the year (may be paid now or one half now and one half Jan 1, 2019). On the invoice , there will be a voluntary contribution of $100 for the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and $20 for Polio Eradication, if you so desire to pay, and Devon will ensuire that you get credit towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. Spouses may pay $165 annual dues for their membership, as long as one spouse pays the $210. You can start paying TODAY at the front Registration Desk, when you come in to the meeting. Invoices will be emailed shortly.

 

REMINDER: TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: AS SOON AS YOU HAVE YOUR COMMITTEES IN PLACE, PLEASE SEND THE NAMES OF THE COMMITTEE CHAIR, VICE-CHAIR AND MEMBERS TO DAVE ANDREWS SO THAT WE CAN UPDATE AND PUBLISH THE 2018-19 COMMITTEE CHART

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Page 3 - Oct 30, 2018

SERGEANT AT ARMS REPORT: None tonight - Our Oktoberfest Party instead

 

Editor's Note: so we went unscathed. The food was very authentically German starting with Lettuce flown in specifically from Germany for our tossed salad followed by German potato salad, German Sausage Wiener Schnitzel and of course Black Forest Cake that literally melted in one’s mouth. Condolences to those who were unable to attend.

 

ACE OF SPADES DRAW: None tonight - Our Oktoberfest Party instead

 

DUTY ROSTER:

FOR November: Front Desk David Penney     Bulletin Editor AND Greeter Sue MacKinnon

 

(Editor’s note: If you cannot be available for these duties , please find a replacement)

 

 

HAPPY TOONIES:

None tonight - Our Oktoberfest Party instead

 

 

ROTARY MOMENT

President Linda gave us a history lesson on the German Hamburg Rotary Club. These clubs dissolved in 1937 due to the War. After the War a French and Dutch Club asked Rotary to reinstate the Hamburg Club and they were in 1949. That Club is hosting next June’s Rotary Convention at only $ 395.

Linda thanked David for the immense work he did organizing the World Polio Day event at Durham College and humble as he always is David called it a Team Effort.

 

GUEST SPEAKER : OKTOBERFEST PARTY - Thank you to Janice Coupland

Editor's Note: The food was very authentically German starting with Lettuce flown in specifically from Germany for our tossed salad followed by German potato salad, German Sausage Wiener Schnitzel and of course Black Forest Cake that literally melted in one’s mouth. Condolences to those who were unable to attend.

 

Janice entertained us with a trivia contest on Oktoberfest with results pending to determine the winner of the Prize she was offering. Rumours are swirling as to the name of the winner as the competition was intense to say the least.

 

Peter Dueck belted out some German Toasts to provide atmosphere to the Fun Evening

 

Meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.

 

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, MAKE UP : Go online at www.rotary.org go to the Rotary 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
Nov 20, 2018 6:00 PM
The Rotary Foundation
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
Dec 18, 2018 6:00 PM
NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB
Dec 25, 2018
NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB
Jan 08, 2019 6:00 PM
World of Difference Program
Jan 15, 2019 6:00 PM
Fearless Leadership
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Upcoming Events
Holiday Spirit at The Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Nov 16, 2018 5:00 PM –
Nov 24, 2018 8:00 PM
 
Last chance to order cakes & hams
Nov 20, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Night of A Thousand Dinners
Ontario Regiment
Nov 21, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
 
Toronto Welsh Male Choir - RC Courtice
Nov 24, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
BINGO AT THE RED BARN - TEAM # Captain ?
Red Barn
Dec 01, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
 
BINGO AT THE RED BARN - TEAM # Captain ?
Red Barn
Dec 15, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Concert for Feed The Need in Durham Region
Dec 16, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
Rotary Club Board of Directors Meeting
Jan 08, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
 
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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
 
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