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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 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 23, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, March 23, 2021

                              Editor:  Janice Coupland

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

March   23 – Shawn Kellam and wife Kristen  - Happy Anniversary

And Lennis has a birthday coming up!

 

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Kris Sachdeva, Jan Coupland, Dave Andrews, Dave Penney, Lennis Trotter, Heather Drakes, Hilda Finnigan, Sue MacKinnon, Robbie Larocque, Bill Creamer, Ted Morrison, Larry Hurren, Ana Rejab

 

Guests:   None tonight

 

PRESIDENT SUE’S OPENING REMARKS

Good evening and welcome to our meeting

 

ARE YOU EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT?

Do you know your strengths and weakness?

Do you let go of your mistakes?

Are you difficult to offend?

Do you recognize and stop negative talk?

Do you hold a grudge?

Do you pick up on how people feel?

A year into COVID, people are suffering in ways that are not always obvious. 
Continue to be kind and be a good neighbour!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Board of Directors meeting April 7 @ 7:00pm – new Board Members are encouraged to attend, anyone can attend but not vote.

  • Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup April 24 – we may have a few t-shirts given to us to help promote Rotary and City of Oshawa email me to advise gloves and garbage bags will now be available.  Just need pickers!

  • May 12 – Rotary Foundation Gala – more info to come.

  • We also have an opportunity for a grant from the District Conference Committee of $500 to use in our community on June 26 – more info to follow

  • ALSO on June 26 we will have the opportunity to see a shelter box (tent) and donate to the cause.  As we have not donated to Shelter Box this year, I will ask the Board if a donation is possible.  I would like our club to join Oshawa for this event as one shelter box is $1,200

Our District Conference is June 25 and 26; cost is only $10 Several shelter boxes have been purchased and there may be an opportunity to visit the tents

 

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS:

 On line gaming Catch The Ace is in the works

 Secure web site also in the works

Fertilizer sales coming in April!   Any other announcements?   

Jan thanked Sue for her introduction messages, Dave for all of his hard work on the bulletin and everything else for our club and thanked Sue for going to Feed the Need Durham for the big cheque presentation

 

SPEAKER:

President Sue continued with a review of our goals for 2020-21 and Sue review and invited commenbts from our members on the first 26 of 50 ideas to increase membership in our Rotary club.

Here they are:

26 of 50 ways to increase Membership

1.     It sounds simple, but the most effective way we have found is ….”Ask Someone”

2.     Repeatedly invite prospective members - unless you get a definitive “no” from them. If you you believe someone is interested, to our meeting.

3.      Ensure that prospective members feel important. Everyone should speak with them.

4.      Make your meetings FUN.  Change up the agenda, make some meetings social events.

5.      Have a clear membership goal for your club, develop a strategic plan & establish a budget.   (for advertising, dinner is on us). 

7.      Have a membership minute at every club meeting.  Search ideas and give an idea each meeting; bringing in a new member.

8.      Have incentives for recruitment – make it fun and exciting for your members

9.      Reward Rotarians who bring in new members – recognize a job well done

10.   Everyone needs a one minute “elevator speech” about Rotary. Practice them in your club meetings.******lets do this************ we need a clear message

11.   Engage your entire club – work together to invite at least one prospect to each club meeting 

12.   Assign a knowledgeable & sales oriented Rotarian to follow up with guests and report back. 

13.   Tell your club story in community newspapers and on local radio & TV

14.   Write letters (not email) to make personal contact with local business / professional people. Ted has a letter ready to go, and going to send out.  Follow up with a telephone call.

15.   Prospect through your local Chamber of Commerce, BIA, or use a business directory.

16.   Invite family members to join – spouse, sibling, parent, child. They already know Rotary.

17.   Strive to recruit more women into your club.

18.   Strive to accomplish ethnic diversity in your club.  Does the club reflect your community?

19.   Hold recruiting events with other Rotary clubs in your area for bigger impact. Something to do post COVIDUpdate website – marketing professional!

20.   Host an open house at your club, inviting local business people – perhaps a wine and cheese event. Something to do post COVID

21.   Ask Rotary Foundation alumni to join your club.  Difficult, location not known

22.   Put together a guest information package to tell your story - have a new member kit. Update new member and send out to all.

23.   Advertise the service projects your club does that serve a need in the community

25.   Print invitations to club meeting. State time, location & offer “Free” lunch dinner.

Dave and Sue to look at this item

26.   Ask corporations to sponsor membership – i.e. the local bank, car dealer, etc.

 

 Kris updated everyone on the latest news on COVID-19

 

MEETING ADJOURNED:       at 8:10  pm

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

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.

COACHING OPPORTUNITY THROUGH ROTARY:

A three part coaching certificate series open to all Rotarians is being launched and delivered on one Saturday per month for two hours -April 10, May 8 and June 12 from 10 am - 12 pm EST. Click THIS LINK for more info.   Some comments from Rotarians who have participated in the coaching pilot:

  • It was a great experience to be a Coach! I highly recommend it

  • Excellent Session

  • Thank you all for this valuable learning session

  • In the 13 years I have been in Rotary this is the best session I have attended

Register now by  CLICKING HERE

NEW MEMBERS GATHERING: 

April 8. 7pm.  Click here to register.

 

TUESDAY TALKS – APRIL 13, 7pm.

Join Peter Hernandez, Award Winning Inspirational Speaker, Rotarian & Toastmaster and Mark Blackmore, Toastmasters Area Director to answer the following questions -  What is Toastmasters? What will it do for me? How will it improve the Rotary experience? Click here to register.

 

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE ZOOM MEETING – GET THE INSIDE SCOOP :

Join us on March 30 FROM 7 TO 8 pm ON Zoom to learn more.  To register click here. Has your Rotary Club discussed becoming a Rotary Youth Exchange host club?  Have you thought about it but just need to know more?  Then join us for this interactive session.  Your District 7070 Youth Exchange Committee will provide you with an introduction to Youth Exchange and then open the floor for questions.  Get the inside scoop on what it takes for your club to get involved.  Learn the following:

  • Covid-19? - Plans for when Youth Exchanges resume 

  • How to say YES to youth exchange

  • Deadlines for committing

  • Club requirements

  • Budget

  • Processes for selecting students and recruiting host families

  • What to expect during the year with an exchange student

Rotary Youth Exchange changes lives!  Click here to read about the impact your club can have by saying YES to Rotary Youth Exchange.    Have a question in mind?  Add it to the comments during registration for this event. Can't join us on March 30 but want to learn more?  Click here for the Youth Exchange Handbook., or visit http://www.yepd7070.org or email us at rye.d7070@gmail.com .  Click here to read about the impact your club can have by saying YES to Rotary Youth Exchange.  

 

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.

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.    

 

 

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.

 

ROTARY FOUNDATION GRANTS QUALIFICATION for 2021-22 NEED TO BE DONE ASAP

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 6 THRU JUNE 12: 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 will open in mid-April. Find out more: https://on.rotary.org/3f85TJH

 

 

JUNE 25 and 26 – District 7070 Conference:

 

 

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!  Only 2 left. Contact Debbie Morgan (debbiem@rogers.com) to secure your Tent Kit now! 

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).  Many clubs have already submitted! Don’t be left out.

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. 

 

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 VERY VERY SOON (MAY BEAS EARLY AS THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 26)  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 (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
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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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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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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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