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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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Page 2 - June 29, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, June 29, 2021

                              Editor:  Hilda Finnigan

 

Rotarians On The Call:    

Ted Morrison, Allan Finnigan, Lennis Trotter, Hilda Finnigan, President Sue, Larry Hurren, Dave Andrews, Ana Rejab, Janice Coupland, Kris Sachdeva, Dave Penney, Bill Creamer, Heather Drakes, Robert Kipling, Bob Koski, Chidinma Igboanugo

 

Guests:

Sharron Morrison, Esther Trotter, Kay Hurren, Jan Penney, Caroline Kipling, Patti Koski               

So Happy to see faces we have been missing throughout this COVID time

   

Meeting Called to Order at 7:05 pm by President Sue Sue who welcomed our guests and related the highlights of her year as our President; a year like no other.  (see notes below for more)

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

None this week

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DUES are due!!  Invoices have been sent.

Catch the Ace is active June 30, 2021 at 8 AM – well advertised on several Facebook sites; buy your tickets and encourage friends of Rotary to do the same. Thanks to Committee members Lennis Trotter, Dave Andrews, David Penney, Bob Koski and Pres. Sue.

Check Presentation - (our grant) to Waverly Public School on Saturday June 26 was attended by Parkwood Rotarians, school staff and students – watch for pictures in SNAP and on Facebook. Thanks to President Sue and Ana for sandwiches and dessert.

 

Rotary District 7070 Year End Celebration – Wednesday June 30 @ 7PM; Thank You to outgoing District Governor Mark Chipman ( 20/21 – again a year like no other); welcome to 21/22 District Governor Ron Dick

Tuesday Talks – July 13 @ 7PM – District Governor Ron Dick will review his plans for the 21/22 Rotary Year – members are encouraged to attend.  Our Parkwood meeting that evening will be 6:30 – 7:00.  Let Dave Andrews know if you plan to attend; he will register for you.

Moving On – Heather Drakes thanked the members of Oshawa Parkwood for their support over the past 2 ½ years.  Her Rotary journey is continuing as she charters a Hybrid Club as of July 1/2021. Therefore, she will not be renewing her membership with Oshawa Parkwood. Her work at the District level continues as she takes on several positions and responsibilities.

COVID Update – Kris Sachdeva noted that cases are down as vaccinations increase. Research continues to determine the safety of vaccinating children under age 12. Phizer has been approved for those age 12 – 17. Delta variant is more prevalent and those unvaccinated are easily infected and getting sick.

MANY MORE EVENTS LISTED BELOW – please read

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK: 

Jan Coupland spoke to Linda Biddle on her Birthday June 28; Linda was happy  for the call and planning to go to dinner at Robert and Caroline’s home

Jan complimented Pres. Sue for her leadership as President noting that she (Sue) was a relatively new member             when she assumed this position.

Jan also spoke of a potential partnership with The Station Gallery in Whitby (may be a venue for future events). Jan and Kris are sponsors for this Gallery and the lounge area has been named the Sachdeva Lounge.

Larry Hurren is happy that his son has been called back to work at new Ajax Casino where they are  preparing for reopening.

Bill Creamer commented on Ana’s very clever six year old who put us all to shame identifying flags and geographical sites.

Hilda Finnigan noted his concern for her bruised arm which she told him was due to “old skin”; her great grand daughter (also six years old)  now introduces her as  “her old Gramma”!!

Pres. Sue met Patti and Bob Koski going the wrong way in a grocery aisle; Patti and Bob also  commented on this noting it is difficult to recognize one another with masks and long hair!  Sue  says two more days until a “proper” hair cut.

Ted Morrison spoke briefly about POLIO; as of January 2021, only one new case (of wild polio virus)  in the world, that being in Afghanistan.  Sadly, recently in Afghanistan, five vaccinators were  shot and killed by the Taliban. This happened in five separate incidents, all on the same day  indicating that this was planned even though these vaccinators are protected by troops. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative compensates the families of these brave folks. The Gates Foundation continues to match our donations 2/1 (one dollar from us and two dollars from Gates) and The Rotary Foundation of Canada has contributed $1 million to Polio eradication.

 

SPEAKER:

Our speakers tonight needed no introduction.  President Sue shared highlights and successes of her year as President, thanking her Board and fellow Rotarians for their support. Although ZOOM was not ideal and some simply did not like our Club was able to continue fundraising and donate more than $25,000 locally and Internationally.

We supported Feed the Need, Back Mission, Grandview Children’s Centre. LAOS, and St Vincents Grenadines to name just a few.

Through “Partners in Service” we helped a family repair their vehicle and then went on to provide Christmas for the family of 10. Eight children, seven of whom are “special needs”.

Our fundraising efforts included partnering with the Oshawa Rotary Club for Bottle Drives and selling Christmas Trees and brand new venture “selling manure”. 

Pres. Sue is happy to pass the Gavel to David Penney and assures they will both have a great time in Chicago (both Presidents will be invited to go in Oct 2021). 

President Elect Dave thanked Pres. Sue for a great year, making the best of the challenges presented by COVID.

He is honoured to have the opportunity to be President of Oshawa Parkwood for the 2021/22 Rotary Year and looks forward to leading us to a new normal, allowing for in person meetings and fundraisers.

His focus will be to run as many fundraisers as we can manage providing opportunity for our members to work together enjoying fellowship, service and action.

In closing Dave reminded us to 1) buy a Catch The Ace ticket  2) check out our Website; and thanked President Sue once again for her leadership, persistence and flexibility, saying she should wear her Past Presidents’ pin with pride and display her wall plaque.

                                    SEE   AWARDS   AND   MORE   INFORMATION  BELOW

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Perfect Attendance awards:  Lennis Trotter 45 years, Ted Morrison 8 years, Hilda Finnigan 3 years, Al Finnigan 3 years, Sue MacKinnon 3 years, David Penney 7 years, Jan Coupland 3 years, Kris Sachdeva 4 years, Robbie Larocque 7 years,
Heather Drakes 1 year, Bill Creamer 1 year and Dave Andrews 14 years.

President pin was presented to Dave Penney on June 26 at the Waverly School event; pictures were taken by Snap and Dave Andrews.

Paul Harris Award to Lennis Trotter – He guided us through the beginning of Covid to a great year 2019-2020  His leadership and coaching was appreciated.

Outstanding contribution to all of those on this zoom call!  Our core group of members that were on the zoom call were the ones that carried our group through this challenging year, including John Kellam with our newest fundraiser.  You were dependable and made this year of fundraising and trying new projects possible.  Thank you for zooming!

Outstanding service to Dave Andrews – for his involvement at the club and district level and beyond.  Our executive secretary and our go to guy!

I would like to acknowledge one member for her dedication to district.  Public Image Committee, District Membership, District Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, District Leadership and EarlyAct , Heather Drakes.

Adjourned Approx 8:05 pm

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

END OF THIS BULLETIN

 

UPCOMING ZOOM MEETINGS:

July    6, 2021      7 pm

July  13, 2021      7 pm

July  20, 2021      7 pm

July  27, 2021      7 pm

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Page 3 - June 29, 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.

 

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. Please sign up for the June 30 event here: https://rotary7070.org/event/d7070-year-end-virtual-celebraion/

 

FUNDRAISERS UPDATE:

 

# 1: GROW GREEN WITH ROTARY – thank you everyone –.

 

FUNDRAISER# 2: CATCH THE ACE:

IT’S HERE. STARTING JUNE 30, 2021, YOU CAN BUY TICKETS.

PLEASE GET REVVED UP TO GET YOUR “ASK” IN GEAR AND GET ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS TO BUY TICKETS EVERY WEEK FOR A CHANCE FOR THE BIG JACKPOT AND “CATCH THE ACE”.

THE WEBSITE WILL BE UP AND RUNNING ON JUNE 28, 2021. FIRST DRAW IS JULY 6 AT 8:30 PM.

NOTE TO MEMBERS: PLEASE SHARE THE AFCEBOOK POSTS ON OUR CLUB'S FACEBOOK PAGE WITH ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS.

 

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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Bill Creamer
December 3
 
Reg Malachowski
December 11
 
Chidinma Igboanugo
December 23
 
Spouse Birthdays
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December 20
 
Chidinma Igboanugo
December 23
 
Anniversaries
Bob Stewart
Rhonda Stewart
December 13
 
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A Story of Survival
Dec 07, 2021 6:30 PM
Annual General Meetings - Our Club and Our Club's Foundation
Dec 14, 2021 6:30 PM
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Dec 21, 2021 6:30 PM
No Meeting at Golf Club
Dec 28, 2021 6:30 PM
No Meeting at Golf Club
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11:00 AM – 3:15 PM
 
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Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Director - International Service
 
Director - Rotary Foundation
 
Director - Membership
 
Director - Club Administration
 
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
 
Past President
 
Director - Public Relations
 
Executive Secretary
 
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