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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

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 Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 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?.

 

2020-21 ROTARY THEME: “ROTARY OPENS OPPORTUNITIES”

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT:  Holger Knaack – Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Mark Chipman - Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise in Whitby, 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 - Mar 2, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, March 2, 2021

                              Editor:  Janice Coupland

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

March 3 is Elfrida and Peter Dueck anniversary

 

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Dave Andrews, Sue MacKinnon, Kris Sachdeva, Jan Coupland, Dave Penney, Ted Morrison,

Larry Hurren, Bill Creamer, Lennis Trotter, Hilda Finnigan, Al Finnigan, and Robbie Lacroque

 

Guests:   

John Currie (Exec Director Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples) and President of the Rotary Club of Pickering

 

PRESIDENT SUE’S OPENING REMARKS

WELCOME our Guest John Currie, Executive Director Rotary Honouring Indegenious People

March is Women’s history month and I have found a poem to share:

To all you beautiful women who have been part of my life,

I am glad you shared in my joys and supported me in moments of strife.

On you, may God's abundant blessings pour,
And when, like me, solace you need, a helping hand may He send to your door.

Women, because of each of you, I am the kind of person you see today.
You played an important part at some stage, in some way.

Your words of advice and encouragement or just a listening ear
Have helped me move forward and to get rid of my fear.

I am now blessed to help other women, to see beyond their pain
By giving them what I received from you, and saving them from their fate

Women, on this special occasion, and for each and every day,
Good health, joy, and happiness be showered on you every day.

Natalie Rose D’Sa

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 8 (Monday at 6:30) – Celebrating Women in Rotary:

Dr. Sylvia Witlock, 1st female Rotary President, Valerie Wafer, RI Director

Sherry Colbourne – Canadian entrepreneur in the high tech section and Nadine Pemberton, Coach, Lawyer and diversity and inclusion educator.

Safety Village Meeting April 12

Watershed cleanup April 24

 

UPCOMING      FUNDRAISERS:  Fertilizer and on line gaming!

Lennis mentioned the Tuesday Talks re Youth Services Tuesday March 9th 7pm Jan Coupland has registered

Lennis’s daughter has opened a new business in her home: Easy for you Eats in Prince Albert – cakes, breads etc

 

Ted announced the Rotary Foundation Gala May 12  - $110

Dave announced the District 7070 International Women's Day Event Monday March 8th 6:30 – 8:00pm great speakers!

Dave announced the District Conference June 25 26  - Cost $10

Sue announced she needed a helper for Bill Creamer for Meals on Wheels Larry Hurren has offered

 

SPEAKER:  John Currie – Executive Director – Honouring Indigenous Peoples   

John’s Presentation was attached with members copies of the bulletin emailed to you

John mentioned he can get in touch with people to come to speak to us about such issues as Homelessness and Men’s Groups

Other Clubs are getting involved HIP in regards to Awareness Training Sessions

Rotary Clubs and the Community need to start by building a relationship with First Nation

see: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_3AtHvjDMIgJMdDNEUT6SXA6pkOZG-Sb9j6SjwHSFF0/edit?usp=sharing

See: https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/ for details

 

MEETING ADJOURNED:       at 8:20 pm

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Mar  9, 2021.   7 pm   Nilam Bedi, Chair, District 7070 Environmental Action Committee ( for more details see: https://rotary7070.org/stories/introducing-the-district-7070-environmental-action-committee-and-how-you-can-help/ )

Mar 16, 2021   7 pm   St Patrick’s Day Fun Zoom meeting – Spouses invited

Mar 23, 2021   7 pm   Club Strategic Plan Review # 2

Mar 30, 2021   7 pm   Donna McFarlane, Senior Advisor, Durham Region Hospice) (for more details, please see: https://durhamregionhospice.ca/ )

Apr   6, 2021    7 pm  Claudia Gutierrez, National Director, Operations and Events for Their Opportunity) (for more details, please see: https://theiropportunity.com/  


 
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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 2021 with your help. THANK YOU.

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 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.

 

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members Still Wanted:

Bob Wallace is still looking for new members for the District Foundation Committee to help spend our Rotary District 7070’s money (grant money that is). See the District website www.rotary7070.org (centre column) for more details.  Isn’t it time that you volunteered beyond your own Rotary Club?

MAR  8 - Celebrating Women in Rotary D7070, International Women's Day, March 8, 630pm.  Celebrating Women in Rotary D7070, International Women's Day, March 8, 630pm. Join us for a District 7070 wide celebration which brings together female leaders both in industry and Rotary sharing bold ideas, history and women in Rotary and business. These trailblazers are sure to invoke our Rotary spirit and inspire us all with the work they have done over the years! Be sure to join us at 6:30 pm, Monday March 8. Limited virtual capacity, maximum of 500, please reach out and send an email to district7070iwd@gmail.com for an invite to this district event over Zoom. There will be a quick meet and greet before we start the presentations, be sure to have something to drink on hand for a celebration toast. Join Zoom Meeting  :  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86155108001?pwd=ek8zNnY5M3BNejNIUWYvd3pzRW11dz09   Meeting ID: 861 5510 8001   Passcode: 801545  Speakers: Dr. Sylvia Whitlock While she is perhaps best known for being the first woman ever to become president of a Rotary club, she did a lot more besides; Valarie Wafer - RI Director; Sherry Colbourne is a Canadian entrepreneur with decades of experience in Ontario’s high-tech sector.; Nadine Pemberton is a coach, lawyer and diversity and inclusion educator, who lives in Sheffield, England.

See the District 7070 Website for more info https://rotary7070.org/Stories/district-7070-international-women-s-day-event-march-8-2021-you-are-invited

MAR 9 – Tuesday Talks at 7 pm – Youth Services - Please join us on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7 PM for Tuesday Talks on Youth Services, hosted by the District 7070 Youth Services Committee , chaired by our very own Patti Wright. Find out how your club can become more involved in so many services to our Youth, here in District 7070, in southern Ontario: Earlyact, Interact, Rotaract, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), International Youth Exchange and a brand new venture for District 7070, called ROTEX. Listen to the leaders. Earlyact? Yes. Tune in to find out how your club get involved. Please register here at https://rotary7070.org/event/tuesday-talks--march-youth-services/

MAR 10 – Director’s Dialogue – Rotary International Director Valarie wafer talks to Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta: 7:00 pm Zoom . Please register at :  Topic:  "Positive Peace"

Valarie's guest will be Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta.  CLICK ON THIS LINK to register for the webinar. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9LsL8JBcTaSI7i5n0SYPsg

 

 

GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP – APRIL 24, 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 nearer the date, 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.

 

MAY 12, 2021 ( 8 to 9 PM) -  Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!"

All Rotarians are Invited

From Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer and Rotary Foundation Trustee Dean Rohrs: We are asking for your help with our Rotary Foundation event on May 12, 2021. Together, we will celebrate what we have achieved and inspire Rotarians to do more. The online Gala event, "Celebrate our Foundation!" will be held Wednesday, May 12, from 8-9 pm ET (5-6 PT). It will be a fast-paced 60-minute variety style show featuring Rotary dignitaries, celebrities, musicians, entertainers and more. Details are at the event website: www.bit.ly/TRF-Gala .

Support of The Rotary Foundation has increased by 6%, but the demand has doubled. In 2020, we did not have enough funds for all the projects that Rotarians asked us to support. In 2021 we will likely run out of funds by the end of May. Those requests for funds come from your clubs, and your members. The ticket price is $110 USD, of which only $10 goes to the event itself. You, the Foundation supporter will get a charitable tax receipt for the $100, along with 100 Paul Harris Recognition points. CLICK HERE to watch a brief video. This is our call to action. Together we will celebrate our Foundation and do even more good in the world. Thank you for your support.

 

FUNDRAISERS UPDATE:

# 1: GROW GREEN WITH ROTARY – COMING SOON:

GET READY FOR SPRING   GROW GREEN WITH ROTARY   COMING SOON

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 APRIL 2021 in 24 lb bags for $7.00 per bag.

Proceeds go to Rotary Community Projects.  For advance orders, call Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian John Kellam at 905-435-6016. Donations will be gratefully accepted for delivery of 5 bags or more

 

FUNDRAISER# 2: CATCH THE ACE:

COMING SOON (MID TO LATE APRIL 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        
        +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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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Allan Finnigan
May 20
 
David Mankiewicz
May 23
 
Spouse Birthdays
Allan Finnigan
May 20
 
Anniversaries
Robert Koski
Patti Koski
May 14
 
Timothy Dwyre
Ann Dwyre
May 18
 
John Kellam
Willie Kellam
May 20
 
Speakers
May 11, 2021 7:00 PM
St Vincents & Grenadines Volcano Disaster
May 18, 2021 7:00 PM
Paul Harris Awards Night - Spouses invited
May 25, 2021 7:00 PM
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion - Update to our Club
Jun 29, 2021 7:00 PM
Presidential Changeover Night - Spouses invited
Jul 06, 2021 7:00 PM
Club Assembly
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Upcoming Events
Grow Green with Rotary Fundraiser
Apr 10, 2021 10:00 AM –
Jun 30, 2021 8:30 PM
 
District 7070 Tuesday Talks: Peace Building
ZOOM Meeting
May 11, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
Oshawa Botanical Gardens
May 29, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Rotary International Convention
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 12, 2021 10:00 AM –
Jun 16, 2021 4:00 PM
 
District 7070 Conference - 2021
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 25, 2021 5:00 PM –
Jun 26, 2021 4:00 PM
 
Bike Rodeo
Mary Street Community School
Jun 26, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
District 7070 Year End Celebration
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 30, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:00 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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