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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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MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, November 24, 2020

                                          Editor:  Hilda Finnigan        

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

Nov 25 – Happy Birthday to Bob Stewart

Nov 27 – Happy Birthday to Ana’s husband, Nizarhimli Rejab

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Pres Sue MacKinnon, Kris Sachdeva, Janice Coupland, Lennis Trotter, David Andrews, David Penney, Al and Hilda Finnigan,   Bill Creamer, Robbie Larocque, Heather Drakes, Ana Rejab, Tim Dwyre, Larry Hurren, Chidinma Iboanugo.

Guests :  Trish Best, President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa

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 thank you both.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A POEM FROM PRESIDENT SUE:

Sue started off the meeting with a poem:

 

T’was a month before Christmas, and all through the town,

People wore masks, that covered their frown.

The frown had begun way back in the Spring,

When a global pandemic changed everything.

They called it corona, but unlike the beer,

It didn’t bring good times, it didn’t bring cheer.

 

Contagious and deadly, this virus spread fast,

Like a wildfire that starts when fueled by gas.

Airplanes were grounded, travel was banned.

Borders were closed across air, sea and land.

As the world entered lockdown to flatten the curve,

The economy halted, and folks lost their nerve.

 

From March to July we rode the first wave,

People stayed home, they tried to behave.

When summer emerged the lockdown was lifted.

But away from caution, many folks drifted.

Now it’s November and cases are spiking,

Wave two has arrived, much to our disliking.

 

Frontline workers, doctors and nurses,

Try to save people, from riding in hearses.

This virus is awful, this COVID-19.

There isn’t a cure. There is no vaccine.

It’s true that this year has had sadness a plenty ...

We’ll never forget the year 2020 ...

And just ‘round the corner - The holiday season,

But why be merry? Is there even one reason?

To decorate the house and put up the tree,

When no one will see it, no-one but me.

 

But outside my window the snow gently falls,

And I think to myself, "Let’s deck the halls"!

So, I gather the ribbon, the garland and bows,

As I play those old carols, my happiness grows.

Christmas ain’t cancelled and neither is hope.

If we lean on each other, I know we can cope.

Author unknown

 

HELPING A FAMILY AT CHRISTMAS:

President Sue talked about the family at Christmas that need our help. A mother with 8 kids (some of whom she took into her home, from her sister), and some who are with the Grandview Children’s Centre. Grandview approached Sue and Sue called the mother. A very needy family, especially at his time of year. President Sue is asking for our help: monetary donations, socks, underwear, pj’s, and toys. When you come to Bill’s and pick up your cakes and hams, please think of this family and help. Thank you. Bill will take e-transfers anytime for this family at parkwoodrotaryacct@gmail.com  (use the password oshawa).

 Thank you to everyone who have already donated.

If you can contribute any of these items, please contact Sue as soon as possible and tell her what you will get. Sue has already done some buying today. Every little bit helps these 8 kids. Even stocking stuffers delivered to Bill’s would be fantastic. :

Rotary Club of Oshawa Parkwood

Christmas 2020

Name of child

Age and approximate clothing size

needs?

Pj’s, socks, underwear

Christmas|
item

Any other info that may assist shoppers

1.Rileigh
girl

14
ladies small or kids 14/16

  •  

Make up

Perfume

Gift card

PTSD, anxiety

Manic depresssion

2.Kiyah
girl

12

Size 14

  •  

Art therapy
make up

Perfume

clothing

ADHD

3.Bella
girl

10

Size 12

  •  

Barbies

Make up Nintendo switch games

 

4.Aubreigh
girl

7
size 8

  •  

Art therapy
make up

Nail polish

Odd adhd
anxiety

5.Bridgette

girl

7
size 8

  •  

Baby dolls
board games
educational toys

FASD
global developmental delay

6.Maleah
girl

4
size 4T

  •  

Peppa Pig castles
mini mouse

 

7.Steven

2
size 2T

  •  

Shrek
pretend toy cleaning stuff

 

8.Benjamin

1
size 24 months

  •  

Educational toys
pretend telephone with lights

FASD
global developmental delay

 

OUR REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS WILL NOT BE AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We will let you know when that may happen. As it stands right now, the Oshawa Golf Club is not hosting any outside organizations (such as ourselves) at the present time.

DUES ARE DUE: You have all received an invoice from our Treasurer, Bill Creamer, for the 2020-21 Rotary Dues. There are still 7 or 8 members who have not paid. You can send him a cheque or you can pay Bill by e-transfer. The address of the e-transfer is  parkwoodrotaryacct@gmail.com and make sure the answer to the question is Oshawa.

MEALS ON WHEELS:  – Volunteers Are Still Required - We need help, members. Bill and Sue have been the only ones helping so far. Thank you to those who have volunteered. Please contact Bill or Sue if you can help. This is a commitment we have as a Rotary Club to ensure the success of this very important community service. Monday is our day to volunteer.  

BULLETIN EDITORS REQUIRED: Volunteers Are Still Required  -We need help, members. Past President Hilda Finnigan is asking everyone in the club to volunteer for a month and write the Club Bulletin. We still need editors for December 2020 through June 2021.   Please let Hilda Finnigan know as soon as you can.

MEMBERSHIP RELATED ZOOM SESSIONS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF OUR ROTARY CLUB -  includes a New Members Get-togethers, and a Grow Rotary Workshops for all Rotarians and Rotaractors (register for the following workshops online at rotary7070.org.) :

NEW MEMBERS’ GET TOGETHER – 1 hour on a weekday evening – currently all slated on Zoom – what an excellent opportunity for any member, new or old, to learn more about Rotary. Everyone is welcome.

 

GROW ROTARY WORKSHOPS – Approximately 90 minutes on a Saturday morning - currently all slated on Zoom – interact with Rotarians from all over the District. Get ideas and offer ideas how we can grow our club membership. Here is a link to the recorded  Oct 3  Zoom Grow Rotary Workshop. https://youtu.be/M8m5B0kJes4

Many excellent ideas to grow Rotary in this session. Are you interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary ?  Having a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves Membership - looking after our members - new, seasoned and potential, Public Image – reaching out to our communities showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do – our Foundation.  Hear from some D7070 Clubs that are successfully Growing Rotary in the current situation.  We encourage at least 3 members from a club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy.

  • Saturday, January 23, 9:30-11:30 am 

  • Saturday, March 27, 9:30-11:30 am

 

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?

 

Interested in becoming an Assistant Governor? ...or know someone who may be interested in this role?  We are in the process of seeking several enthusiastic, qualified Rotarians to take on the important role of AG next year.   Check out the attached document outlining the AG mandate and qualifications required – still time to send in your application and can be emailed to DG Mark Chipman.  Rotary offers "endless opportunities" and this may be one of them for you!

Check out both Leadership Opportunities here: https://rotary7070.org/sitepage/current-leadership-opportunities

 

BINGO AT THE RED BARN RETURNS: NEXT ONE: To Be Announced

Our next BINGO is To Be Announced - Doors open at 5:45 PM.  - We Need to be there by 5 PM. Note: Only 4 volunteers at the Bingos at the present time: ONE Banker. TWO front desk Sales People and ONE U Pick Em Sales Person. Please see Hilda or Sandy as soon as possible if you can be on a team. We need your support.

Bingo Volunteers Are Still Required Ongoing basis – New Teams Are Being Set Up  - We need help, members.  Please let Sandy know if YOU are available for future Bingos. Things are different under COVID-19. With only 2 bingo sessions a day, we may only get one bingo per month. Stay tuned.

PLEASE NOTE: Doors will be opened at 11:30 am for our 12:30 pm session and 5:45 pm for the 6:45 pm session.

 

KIDS SAFETY VILLAGE – UPDATE  - It was decided not to have Christmas at The Village this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions and our concern for the safety of the kids and their parents. It was also decided to allow the Durham Region Police Service use the Village as a drop off point for all of the citizens of Durham Region to drop off food and toys for the annual Durham Regional Police Service Food and Toy Drive. Christmas food and toy collection (donations of  non-perishable foods and new unwrapped toys for those in need in Durham Region, cash and gift cards so food and toys can be purchased, all gratefully accepted) and will be distributed to Durham agencies such as Simcoe Hall Settlement House and Salvation Army. Biggest need: teen gifts for both boys and girls, toiletries. Donations can also be dropped off at any DRPS Division and Headquarters in Whitby or any Fire Station in Ajax, Clarington, Oshawa, and Whitby, and this year, at the Kids Safety Village. Watch the media for dates and times for the Village to be open to take your donations.

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SHARON’S KIDS BREAKFAST ANNUAL CHARITY BREAKFAST LIVES ON – DECEMBER 5:

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Another opportunity for Club members to make a donation during the holiday season. Please bring an unwrapped gift & your ‘Drive-Thru Breakfast’   is compliments of The Crooked Uncle, 1180 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa . Check out:  www.thecrookeduncle.com. Gifts: We are continuing to focus on ages 13 years & Up!  (Sample Gift Items: OC gift card, Visa/Mastercard gift cards/Best Buy gift cards/ toiletries/blow dryers/curling irons/ makeup/shaving kits/socks/Chapters gift cards). All proceeds to "Sharon's Kids" Supporting the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation Holiday Hope Program.

PARTICIPATION HOUSE CHRISTMAS :

The 41 clients are getting Tim Horton’s gift cards and Christmas goodie bags from our Rotary Club thanks to the work of Janice Coupland, Sue MacKinnon and Heather Drakes who will be packing them up and delivering them to Participation House next week.  

DENISE HOUSE CHRISTMAS:

Thanks to our Rotary Club and Janice Coupland, we are donating 40 Walmart Gift Cards valued at $25 each to Denise House to help their clients at Christmas. Each year, Denise House looks after 350 women in their shelter and another 450 women in the outreach program.  Janice read out a lovely thank you letter from executive director Sandra McCormack.

CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA PORRITT:

This week, Past President Lennis Trotter presented Past President Linda Porritt with her second Paul Harris Award , for her outstanding accomplishments as President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. Well deserved and congratulations to Linda !!

 

FUNDRAISING:

FUNDRAISER # 1:  2020 CAKES AND HAMS:

Ted Morrison, is our Chair, again this year, for what may be our big fundraiser this year. We need funds to help those in our communities who need it the most. Timing is crucial.

Deadline for ordering was NOVEMBER 15. Note : we will have a few extra. Please call Ted if you still need some cakes and hams.

Delivery will be first week of December. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR CAKES AND HAMS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 IN THE AFTERNOON AT BILL CREAMER’S  ( 877 Mount Allan Ave, Oshawa L1J 7M7).

Please arrange to get your money in to Bill Creamer as soon as you can. Cakes: $25 each. Hams: $30 each. Note: If COVID-19 affects the western Canada suppliers again this year, we may not be able to deliver.

You can you Bill by e-transfer. The address of the e-transfer is  parkwoodrotaryacct@gmail.com and make sure the answer to the question is Oshawa.

 

FUNDRAISER # 2:  CHRISTMAS TREE SALES AT OSHAWA CENTRE – BACK ON:

President Sue found out very late on Tuesday Nov 17, that the Holiday Haven has been cancelled outside at the Oshawa Centre, by the management at the Oshawa Centre, out of concern for the safety of everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank the Oshawa Centre, Oshawa Rotary Past President and Chair of the event, Emmy Iheme, for all of their planning and kind invitation to join them. Since the trees were already cut, we bought them. THE SALE IS BASCK ON AT THE OSHWA CENTRE. The good news is that the Oshawa Centre will allow us to set up in the northwest parking lot near the old Sears store. We have been asked by the Rotary Club of Oshawa to re-join them in selling Christmas trees , outside, every day from Dec 4 to 24, with the shifts Monday thru Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Our goal: Sell 100 trees, with profits of $3,000 split between our two clubs. Trees will come wrapped from Prestonvale Tree farm (same supplier that RC Bowmanville uses) – different kinds of trees at different selling prices.  We will need everyone in our club to help. And we can use and need students too who would like to volunteer and receive their community hours. President Sue will be calling you to ask you to volunteer. It is anticipated that each shift will be 3 hours (all outside). The shift list is being developed as we speak. Thank you all. Lots of fun and friendship between our clubs.  We need a generator for the lights. Help. And we need volunteers to help sell. Shifts are as follows: Dec 4 to 24 Monday thru Saturday (11 am to 2 pm: 2 pm to 4:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 7 pm: And on Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm; 1 pm to 3:;30 pm and 3:30 pm to 6 pm) .  We invite you to find a family and donate a tree to them we will deliver.

 

FUNDRAISER # 3:  DINNER ORDER & PICKUP FROM BISTRO 238:

President Sue and her committee are looking at having a VIRTUAL DINNER with Bistro 238 in the near future (likely in the new year).  It may even be on an ongoing basis, every two weeks. This will be pick up and / or delivery. We will need volunteer drivers for one evening, every two weeks. Please let President Sue know as soon as you can. Lots to planning taking place for this new fundraiser. We need your help. Be sure to check out the Bistro 238 website for a sample of their offerings: https://www.bistro238.com/.

ROTARY CLUB FUN NIGHT # 1: OUR ROTARY CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY ON ZOOM – DECEMBER 8 AT 7 PM –  Rotary Club Virtual Christmas Party, Spouses invited. Dress up or at least in your finest Christmas attire ! It’s Christmas. We are going to have some fun, Christmas Carol singing and some surprise friends to see too. From the Fun & Fellowship Committee.  

ROTARY CLUB FUN NIGHT # 2 ON ZOOM -  DECEMBER 15 AT 7 PM - GAMES NIGHT AT OSHAWA-PARKWOOD:

Ana Rejab is setting up for us a games night. Here’s Ana to tell us how it will work:

Hello fellow Rotarians! Do you remember playing the "Alphabet Game" on long road trips? Do you remember playing "Guess Who?" So many of you have worked so hard because Rotarians are do-ers! Shall we have a night to have fun over zoom while also contributing a small amount to our chapter? $5 to join, (you can e-transfer that to treasurer Bill.) winner takes 3/5 of the pot.

Let's start the night with "Guess Who?" Ana will assign a famous person to each person joining via direct email. On that night, we will take turns to be in the spotlight. Each participant can ask one question to the one in the hot seat. The one in the spotlight will only answer "Yes" or "No". After all of us have had our turn in the spotlight, we write down our answers and reveal at the same time.

The top 5 will proceed to the next level - the "Alphabet Game". Highest scorer(s) will go first.  I will name the latter and category. Each contestant will name something in that category that starts with the said letter, 10 seconds per contestant. We will carry on until all but one is eliminated.

Spouses are certainly invited. If you want them to be part of the game, then they will have to put $5 into the pot too.

TED MORRISON REMINDER: NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH:

Ted encourages all of us to focus on the importance of the activities and the importance of donating to the Rotary Foundation, both to the Annual programs Fund and to the Polio Fund (Bill Gates matches the Polio donation 2 to 1). Donations are tax deductible. Lots of info on the Rotary website: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation . On Dec 1, PDG Ted and David Penney will be our speakers on The Rotary Foundation, Stay tuned.

ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD CLOTHING:

This week, we sent out a flyer (hats, shirts, blouses, coats, etc) and Lennis is ready to take orders. Be sure to give him a call. He has ordered for the 5 customers and expects delivery in a week or two.

CHRISTMAS REMEMBRANCES:

Hilda Finnigan has a list of 12 friends of Rotary this year, that we annually bring good cheer to at Christmas time and will purchase poinsettias. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help with this act of kindness. Can you help Hilda with the deliveries? Please give her a call.

SAD NEWS FROM SLEDGE HOCKEY:

Heather Drakes announced that the young boy whose body was found in a Lake near Peterborough this weekend, Bret Leblanc, was a member of the Durham Sledge Hockey team. We will be hearing from the Sledge Hockey organization in January at one of our weekly meetings. Mark Blackmore referees for that organization. Very close to home.  A very sad day for the family. Our hearts go out to them.

DURHAM COLLEGE NAMES THEIR GLOBAL CLASSROOM IN HONOUR OF ROTARY CLUBS IN DURHAM REGION (PLUS PORT HOPE):

Dave Andrews said how thrilled he was to hear the news this week, from our friend Jennifer Clark of Durham College. Dave congratulated everyone from the two Oshawa Clubs (and Ken hurst from Ajax) for their assistance. Real teamwork.

Jennifer writes: “Dear Rotarians, I am writing to thank you again for your Club’s donation to Durham College in relation to our Building Something Amazing campaign for the new Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) on the college’s Oshawa campus. With the collective support from all the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region and the Rotary Club of Port Hope, we have received commitments totalling just over $100,000!

When we began this initiative in 2017, our plan had been to name what is known as the Meet, Pitch, Play Space within the 360insights Entrepreneurship Centre should we surpass $100,000, or the Global Classroom if we surpassed $150,000. Since that time, we have had the pleasure of hosting three World Polio Day events in the Global Classroom and have come to learn more about Rotary’s international vision to promote peace, fight disease, support education and combat poverty. Given DC’s focus on internationalization, the purpose of the Global Classroom, and the generous support from all Rotary Clubs in Durham Region and the Rotary Club of Port Hope, DC will name the Global Classroom in honour of Rotary. Your Club’s support is greatly appreciated! Best regards, Jennifer “ , Jennifer A. Clark, CFRE, Senior Development Officer, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, Durham College

 

DC names Global Classroom in honour of local Rotary Clubs

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce the re-naming of its Global Classroom. Inspired by Rotary’s international efforts to promote peace, fight disease, support education and combat poverty, and in honour of local Clubs’ financial support, the space will now be known as Rotary Global Classroom.

The newly named Rotary Global Classroom is used by faculty to expose students to international perspectives. The only one of its kind at an Ontario college, the facility connects students and thought leaders from around the world in real-time to discuss issues of importance and to collaborate on solutions by sharing knowledge and skills. In addition to hosting the Global Class, a course founded by DC professor Lon Appleby dedicated to expanding students’ understanding of world issues, the space is also used for student presentations and competitions, conferences, and collaborations with the community, such as the recent Rotary World Polio Day event.

The Rotary Global Classroom is a landmark feature of DC’s new Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE). Located at the Oshawa campus, construction of the CFCE was funded in part through the Building Something Amazing Campaign and was supported by a collective fundraising campaign involving all 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region and the Rotary Club of Port Hope.

 “Internationalization is a key focus at Durham College,” says DC President Don Lovisa, “and the Rotary Global Classroom plays an important role in bringing a variety of world views to our campus. Given Rotary’s strong focus on making lasting, positive change across the globe, the name is a perfect fit. The Rotary Global Classroom supports the college’s strategic goals and enhances the learning experience for our students through innovative and transformative education. We are very grateful for all the Clubs’ donations, and pleased to also recognize their financial support through this naming.”

DC is delighted that all Durham Region Rotary Clubs and the Rotary Club of Port Hope chose to participate and gratefully acknowledges the efforts of past Rotary Club presidents Dave Andrews (Oshawa-Parkwood), Ron Dick (Oshawa) and Ken Hurst (Ajax) who spearheaded the donation initiative to support the Building Something Amazing campaign.

“Durham College’s Global Classroom aligns so well with Rotary’s mission,” says Ron Dick, who is also Rotary District 7070’s Governor-elect. “The Classroom is a great asset to the community and we’re delighted to have been able to use it to host World Polio Day celebrations in Durham Region. It made perfect sense for us to support the Building Something Amazing campaign. I think I can speak on behalf of all the participating Clubs in this instance, to say we are honoured to have Rotary’s international work and our contributions recognized through the naming of the Rotary Global Classroom.”

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS:

Ted M – Sharron is busy shopping , this year in Barrie. Back tomorrow.

Tim D – Happy his snow blower is working … ready for the snow

Janice – She and Kris decided instead of giving gifts to eachother this year, they are making a donation to Denise House so that they can have a Christmas Dinner for their clients living at the House.

David Penney – Happy to try local at restaurants in the east end of the city, but they were filled to their 10 person capacity, so they had to settle for take-out. Business is busy with the 10 person limit.

Ana- Happy that her baby sitter is still there until 8 pm. She also helps with the English lessons .

Kris – Very happy that the COVID-19 vaccine is very close now. But he warned everybody not to let their guard down. Wear the masks, wash your hands, wear PPE, stay safe everyone.

Larry Hurren – Is on the Board of Diretcors at the 700 – 900 Wilson Rd complex and has the owners getting the whole place decorated inside and out for Christmas. Take a  drive by and see the lights.

Heather D-  Very Happy. She joined our Rotary Club exactly 2 years ago this coming Friday. And we are so glad she did.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:  None required tonight…. A very full meeting.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

DECEM BER 1  – Regular Weekly Zoom Meeting –  AT 7 PM to 8:00 PM (maybe longer if we don’t get cut off) . Join Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/99926166884   Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884 Pass Code: 2020

 . Dial by your location  +1 647 558 0588.  Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abpb4qHfvS - Speaker – Speaker – Rotary Foundation:  Ted Morrison and David Penney

DECEBER 4   AT 7 PMOshawa Rotary Club Ugly Christmas Sweater Party on Zoom – We are all invited. Zoom link coming soon,

DECEMBER  8 - – Regular Weekly Zoom Meeting – 7 PM to 8:00 PM (maybe longer if we don’t get cut off) . Join Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/99926166884   Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884 Pass Code: 2020

 . Dial by your location  +1 647 558 0588.  Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abpb4qHfvS   -  FUN NIGHT #1 - Rotary Club Virtual Christmas Party, Spouses invited. Dress up ! It’s Christmas – some fun, Christmas Carol singing and some surprise friends to see too. From the Fun & Fellowship Committee

 

DECEMBER  15 - – Regular Weekly Zoom Meeting – 7 PM to 8:00 PM (maybe longer if we don’t get cut off) . Join Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/99926166884   Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884 Pass Code: 2020
 . Dial by your location  +1 647 558 0588.  Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abpb4qHfvS - FUN NIGHT # 2 - Ana Rejab has a game for us to Play. Get your Wine Ready and a few dollars out. Lets Play. Spouses are invited. Hello fellow Rotarians! Do you remember playing the "Alphabet Game" on long road trips? Do you remember playing "Guess Who?" So many of you have worked so hard because Rotarians are do-ers! Shall we have a night to have fun over zoom while also contributing a small amount to our chapter? $5 to join,(you can etransfer that to treasurer Bill.) winner takes 3/5 of the pot.

Let's start the night with "Guess Who?". I will assign a famous person to each person joining via direct email. On that night, we will take turns to be in the spotlight. Each participant can ask one question to the one in the hot seat. The one in the spotlight will only answer "Yes" or "No". After all of us have had our turn in the spotlight, we write down our answers and reveal at the same time.

The top 5 will proceed to the next level - the "Alphabet Game". Highest scorer(s) will go first.  I will name the latter and category. Each contestant will name something in that category that starts with the said letter, 10 seconds per contestant. We will carry on until all but one is eliminated.

Spouses are certainly invited. If you want them to be part of the game, then they will have to put $5 into the pot too.

 

NEXTSCHEDULED  MEETINGS:

Topic: Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Weekly Meetings on ZOOM, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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When Rotary members tried to bring toilets to a remote island, the population wasn’t ready.

 

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When clubs cultivate relationships with Rotary alumni, both sides benefit.

 

The people who fill the truly essential roles in society are often in short supply

 

After successfully establishing a presence in Great Britain and Ireland, Rotary expanded its reach to mainland Europe with the chartering of a club in Madrid, Spain, on New Year’s Day 1921.

 
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