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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

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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MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, June 8, 2021

                              Editor:  Al Finnigan

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

Happy Birthday to Bob Elliott on June 11

Happy 50 th  Anniversary to Dave and Jan Penney on June 12

Happy Anniversary to Sandy and Greg McDowell on June 12

Happy Birthday to Elizabeth Carrie on June 13

Happy Anniversary to Ted and Sharron Morrison on June 15

 

Rotarians On The Call:   Ted Morrison, Robbie Laroque, Allan Finnigan, Lennis Trotter, Hilda Finnigan, President Sue, Larry Hurren, Dave Andrews, Anna Rejab, Janice Coupland, Khris Sacheva, Dave Penny, Robert Kipling and Bob Koski.

 

Guests:   None tonight

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK: 

Although none were spoken – everyone was happy to see and talk in person

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pres Sue shared what happened at the Rotary Club of Oshawa and the tremendous response it is having the their club and clubs all around Canada:  

After hearing the tragic news of the discovery of the bodies of 215 Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia, Peter Hernandez, President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Oshawa, felt disturbed. As a father of three young girls, ages 2, 3 and 5, he was immediately hit by the sunken feeling that these children could have been his daughters under different life circumstances. That night he made sure to hug his girls and tell them how much he loved them.

Then his sadness turned to anger. Who would do this to children? What kind of a system would allow for such atrocities? And, how could this have gone unnoticed for generations? Or was it noticed, and as a society we simply looked away.

Peter was distraught as he logged on to his weekly Rotary Club of Oshawa Zoom meeting. The Sergeant at Arms asked for a moment of silence in memory of the Indigenous children. As the meeting progressed he felt comfort in the fellowship and camaraderie of fellow Rotarians as they listened to a Guest Speaker.

Peter waited until the end of the meeting to share his thoughts with the club. He spoke from his heavy heart and from a place of authenticity and optimism instead of from anger. After sharing his personal thoughts regarding the discovery of the 215 children, Peter made a commitment:

I pledge to learn their story.
I pledge to know their pain.
I pledge to make sure they did not die in vain.
I pledge to remember.
I pledge to change the future.

Peter also made a commitment to teach his children so the future learns a history of Canada that was unseen and untold. Afterwards, he made a donation in memory of the 215 Children with the condition that the club apply it in a way that best Honour’s the Children. Peter pledged $215 and so did 9 other members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa.

June is National Indigenous History Month. To honour the memory of the children who suffered in residential schools, #ipledge215 has been launched. Join fellow Rotarians and Canadians in urging leaders and decision-makers to call for #reconciliACTION to ensure that the experiences of those affected by residential schools are honoured.

To learn more and to MAKE THE PLEDGE, visit

https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/ipledge215/

 

Al announced that Hilda handled a rodent problem at the house.

 

SPEAKER:

This week , President Sue showed a video from Ted Talks  from Paula Stone Williams on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, entitled “I lived as a man and a woman. Here’s What I Have Learned”.

Here is the link:

https://www.ted.com/talks/paula_stone_williams_i_ve_lived_as_a_man_a_woman_here_s_what_i_learned?language=en

 

After the video, the members present talked about what they thought about the video and what they have experienced in their lives.

A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve and are inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities.

We're creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities.

To help us achieve our goal, the RI Board of Directors passed a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement:

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.

Making diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority is everyone's responsibility.

We Encourage club members to take the Building a Diverse Club course in the Learning Center to learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Adjourned Approx 8:00 pm

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER ROTARY EVENTS PLEASE READ THE SECTION AT THE

END OF THIS BULLETIN

 

UPCOMING ZOOM MEETINGS:

June 15, 2021    7 pm

June 22, 2021    7 pm

June 29, 2021    7 pm

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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.

 

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

 

Saturday, 12 June: First General Session: Opportunities to Reflect

Join us as we reflect on this past year, highlight our members’ work, and acknowledge the many changes we have experienced. Be inspired by engaging speakers – including Rotary leadership, leaders in various fields, Rotarians, Rotaractors, and others – and connect with their stories. Celebrate Rotary around the world and the people who make our conventions memorable, and witness how we have found new ways to come together. Experience high-energy performances to kick off our convention and get excited for the rest of the week!

 

Sunday, 13 June:Second General Session: Opportunities to Grow

We grow by learning a new skill, hearing different perspectives, and challenging ourselves to step outside of our comfort zone. Witness a conversation about women’s historic role in Rotary and celebrate the nomination of Rotary’s first female president. Recognize service projects from around the world and learn about the impact on communities. Hear about Rotary’s newest area of focus, the environment, and get informed on tangible ways to support sustainability efforts. Listen to keynote speakers share ways that we can all continue to make a difference – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Wednesday, 16 June: Third General Session: Opportunities to Serve

Focus on how service projects change lives. Watch presentations from keynote speakers as they share how we can challenge assumptions to deepen our impact. Hear from Rotary leadership as they discuss innovation, change, and ways to get involved. Honor our accomplishments from this past year and look ahead to opportunities in our future!

 

June 21 – Kids Safety Village Committee Meeting

 

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. 

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 (and have at least 10 members registered for the District Conference) to Helen Lackey (helenlackeyrotary@gmail.com). 

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

 

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 – thank you everyone – An addition 100 bags were ordered and picked up. Thanks to John and Lennis. 35 were pre-sold and 65 bags were for sale , so Al and Hilda , with thanks to Past President Jodi Hewitt went to the North Oshawa Farmers Market on Saturday June 11 and many we are sold.

 

There’s Incoming Rotary Club of Oshawa President Peter Hernandez and family picking up another load of Ploughman’s Choice, from the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood at the North Oshawa Farmers market on Saturday June 11. Thank you, Peter.

 

There’s Incoming Rotary Club of Oshawa President Peter Hernandez and family picking up another load of Ploughman’s Choice, from the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood at the North Oshawa Farmers market on Saturday June 11.  Thank you, Peter.

 

Here's natalie Trotter  (L) and grandfather Lennis Trotter (R) helping with the big bags of Ploughman's Choice. 

 

THANK YOU, AL AND HILDA , THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SELLING AND PURCHASING PLOUGHMAN’S CHOICE.

 

 

FUNDRAISER# 2: CATCH THE ACE:

COMING VERY SOON (TARGET DATE: STILL JUNE 2021) – PLEASE GET YOUR “ASK” IN GEAR AND GET ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS TO BUY TICKETS.

 

 

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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