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Page 1 - 2020-21

 

THE PARKWOOD JOURNAL

OFFICIAL BULLETIN OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD

Mailing Address: 96 KING ST. E., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA L1H 1B6

2021-2022 ROTARY THEME: “SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES”
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT:   Shekhar Mehta – Rotary Club of  Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India   
 
R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:     Ron Dick - Rotary Club of Oshawa , Ontario, Canada
 
ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Gord Wallace – Rotary Club of Bowmanville , Ontario, Canada
 

 

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 David Penney at 905-623-6751 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?.

 

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 - May 11, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, May 11, 2021

                              Editor:  Allan Finnigan

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

May 14 -  Patti and Bob Koski  - Happy Anniversary

May 18 -  Anne and Tim Dwyer -  Happy Anniversary

 

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Pres. Sue McKinnon, Allan Finnigan, David Andrews, David Penney, Lennis Trotter, Jan Coupland, Kris Sachdeva, Bill Creamer, Heather Drakes, Robbie Larocque, Hilda Finnigan, Ted Morrison, Larry Hurren and Linda Porritt

 

Guests:   

Steve Rutledge – Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise

Haldene Alleyne – Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise

Maureen Bird  - Rotary Club of Toronto

 

PRESIDENT SUE’S OPENING REMARKS:

 None tonight

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK: 

None tonight

 

ANNOUNCMENTS:

Manure sales Al Finnigan announced that we are down to 165 bags left, sales are steady and we will be selling the manure at the north end farmers market this Saturday from 8 am. To 12 noon.

May 12- 8-9 pm. Foundation Gala, virtual, cost is $110.00 US

May 12  7 00PM Whitby Rotary is also presenting Crime against Children presented by RCMP and Toronto Police

May 18-7:15 pm. Toronto Sunrise 25 Anniversary no cost to register, optional 50/50 draw, must register

https://rotarytorontosunrise .com/event/test-registration-for-the-25th-anniversary-event/

May 29 is make up date for the Great Lakes Clean up project Mark says it is a go. Tee shirts will be supplied

June 12-16 International Convention

Our district conference is June 25 and 26; cost $10.00

Our district grant of $500.00. Will have more direction after May20.

On line gaming in the works.

Speakers Needed - David Andrews reminded us that there are several openings for Guest Speakers in June and forward

 

Honorary Members

The board has received notification from club members and approved, two proposals for honorary members. Linda Biddle and Peter Dueck.

Members are being notified by way of this meeting and our weekly bulletin of this approved proposal. If Board Secretary (Robbie Larocque;(robbielarocque@dgbiddle.com) does not receive any objection from the club members (via email) within 7 days of bulletin being distributed via email. Linda and Peter will be notified by Robbie, of their honorary membership status.

  

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

SPEAKER:

Steve Rutledge introduced our co-speakers Maureen Bird and Haldine Alleyne

Their presentation was on St.Vincent devastating earthquake in April that displaced approximately 20,000 people.

Heather Drakes thanked our presenters.

 

COVID UPDATE  

Kris Sachdeva gave us a five point summary of the latest  news on the virus to date.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED:       at 8:05 pm

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

May 18, 2021    7 pm – Paul Harris Awards Night

May 25, 2021    7 pm – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Presentation – from Heather Drakes , Chair,

                                      District 7070 DEI Committee

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Page 3 - May 11, 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 PENDING PROVINCIAL COVID REGULATIONS (ONLU 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.    

 

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:

  • US$65 -  May 8  through  June 16

* Find out more: https://on.rotary.org/3f85TJH

 

 

 

 

JUNE 25 and 26 – District 7070 Conference:

Register Here:

https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=9c01eb21-a164-4afa-957d-d45b36606329

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). 

Note: Our club has obtained one of the $500 grants to be used at Mary Street Community School. The activity to be determined, PENDING PROVINCIAL COVID 19 REGULATIONS (IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO). Many clubs have already submitted!.

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

Less than 200 bags remain

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        
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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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