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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 29, 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: Tim Dwyre

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Devon Biddle

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:

A warm Rotary welcome to Past District Governor and Chair of District 7070's Rotary Foundation Committee Michael Bell and Joanne Bell, Liam Thompson and his girlfriend, Thea Donovan, Past President Al Finnigan, Sharron Morrison, Linda Biddle, Rhonda Stewar, Jan Penney and Patty Koski

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

None this week

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Robbie Larocque: announced there will be a Lessons Learned Meeting of the Reverse Draw Meeting for the Committee, after our regular meeting next week, June 5. Please bring your ideas.

Bob Stewart - Rotary Yard Sale - Saturday June 2nd (rain date June 3 rd). Bob is accepting items NOW. Bob needs volunteers for the Yard Sale on Friday Night, starting at 6:30pm and Saturday morning, before 8:00am. Call Rhonda at 905-442-9875 before you bring your items. WE NEED MORE ITEMS !!!

Pres Ted: has good news – Shelter Box, a Rotary Partner has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize!

Pres Ted: A Rotarian from the Oshawa Rotary Club cannot attend the June Conference and is offering their ticket for sale at half the price, $200.00 Please see Ted if you are interested.

Pres Ted: Thank you to Sandy for arranging BINGO at the Red Barn. It will start on Saturday, July 7, from 6:45 to 9:30pm. Teams will be set up on a schedule. Be ready to volunteer on a team . Sign up on June 5. We need to go and see one in action at the Red Barn.

REMINDER: 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.

REMINDER: 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!

REMINDER: 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.

REMINDER: 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.

REMINDER: 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.

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

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:

Dave Penney drew Pat Dyck's ticket and the conciliation prize, was tooth paste.., courtesy of Dr. Larry Hurren and http://www.oshawadentist.com/

HAPPY TOONIES

Larry Hurren bought a blue, F150 FORD truck. Received a good trade in value.

Lennis Trotter saw Come From Away on Sunday and they cruised around Peterborough in one of his classic collector vehicles.

Sandy McDowell happy to meet Sonja’s son.

Al Finnigan is happy Hilda is away for a few days.

Dave Andrews was happy to have PDG Michael and Jo Ann Bell back at our club.

Linda Porritt is happy Craig is recovering from his heart attack; we are too Linda!

PDG Michael Bell was happy to be visiting a group that has so much fun!

Ted happy that his son can be treated with drugs after finding out the angiogram showed 70% blockage.

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GUEST SPEAKER :

Pres Ted introduced Past District Governor Michael Bell from the Etobicoke Rotary Club, and current Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee.

His speech was inspiring and encouraging, to support The Rotary Foundation. He provided statistics that show that The Rotary Foundation Canada is a good choice, with operating costs are 9% while some of our favourites are much higher:

United Way 20%, Heart and Stroke 46%, Cancer 48%, War Amps 15%, Prostate Cancer 50% and Diabetes 52% to name just a few.

Rotary Foundation is a great choice as after three years, half the funds are returned to district and the other half to the world fund. A great gift to humanity and the world when you give your time and financial support.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood members sure believe in the value and importance of The Rotary Foundation. At the May 29, 2018 Annual Paul Harris Awards Night, we celebrated the donations as 30% of our club reached significant levels of achievement in their givings to The Rotary Foundation: 2 new members became Benefactors, 6 members reached their first, second and fifth Paul Haris Award levels, and president Ted Morrison and Sharron became Major Gifts Donors.

In total, from a club of 31 members: we have 20 current active members with various levels of Paul Harris Awards, 3 Rotarians and their spouses are Major Gifts Donors and one Rotarian and spouse are members of the Arch Klumph Society.

Past District Governor and the Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee was on hand and spoke to the club and helped present all of the awards. PDG Michale Bell talked about the Big Picture of The Rotary Foundation and all of the Good Work being done because of the humanitarian Grants that assist Rotary clubs worldwide to really make a Difference to so many, including the work in eradication Polio. He talked about our RRSP - registered Rotary Support Plan and Rotary Direct and how easy it is to have a few dollars taken directly from your bank account on a monthly basis. It adds up quickly (and of course, it is tax deductible).

He also talked about District 7070 , being consistent leaders in givings to The Rotary Foundation for many years. He remarked that District 7070 will be very close to $710,000 US in donations to the Rotary Foundation in the 2017-18 Rotary year. Thanks to clubs and club members like us.

He reminded us all to try to reach our goal of donating $100 US per member to the Annual Programs Fund and $20 US per member to the PolioPlus Fund, every year.

 

PAUL HARRIS Presentations

Benefactors to the Foundations for 2018: David Penney and Sonja Thompson

Paul Harris Awards: Linda Porritt, Pat Dyck, Bob Stewart, Dr. Larry Hurren Dr. Kris Sachdeva,
Sonja Thompson and Janice Coupland.

Major Gift s Donors: Ted & Sharron Morrison

In our Rotary Club:

We have Paul Harris Awardees at many levels of giving : David Andrews, Janice Coupland, Pat Dyck, Larry Hurren, Bob Koski, David Mankiewicz, Ted Morrison, David Penney, Kris Sachdeva, Linda Porritt, Devon Biddle, Peter Dueck, Hilda Finnigan, Robert Kipling, Robbie Larocque, Michael McLaren, Alan Nason, Bob Stewart and Lennis Trotter.

Major Donors: Devon & Linda Biddle, Ted and Sharron Morrison and Kris Sachdeva.

Arch Klumph Society: Devon & Linda Biddle.

A question about Rotary investments was answered: Rotary has a Finance Committee that is comprised of members worldwide and they invest conservatively, with strict parameters and yield a high return.

It was noted that there were 8 polio cases this year and three full years are required to declare polio is eradicated.

Be sure to go to the Photo Album on our club's Website: www.rotaryoshawa-parkwood.org and on our club's Facebook page to see all of the photos.

What a spectacular Paul Harris Awards Night at the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood.

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