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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, July 20, 2021

                              Editor:  Hilda Finnigan

 

Meeting Called to Order at  7:02 pm and Welcome by President Dave Penney; thanks to Past Pres. Dave Andrews for managing last weeks’ meeting on such short notice

Rotarians On The Call:  Pres. Dave Penney, Ted Morrison, Dave Andrews, Lennis Trotter, Kris Sachdeva, Jan Coupland, Sue McKinnon, Hilda Finnigan, Al Finnigan, Larry Hurren, Bob Koski, Robbie Laroque,  Bill Creamer, Ana Rejab, Colin Carrie, Larry Hurren

Guests:   none tonight

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES:  Happy Birthday Esther Trotter on July 25th

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK: 

Pres. Dave Penney not so happy – shattered glass – three hours in ER – stitches in palm of his hand - ??? THE CAT

Larry Hurren currently residing at Pinestone Inn, hail delayed golf game  – children and grandchildren have taken over the cottage; playing ball with his grandson – “show me your heat” translated to be ready “my arm is on fire”!?!

Bob Koski enjoyed two rounds of golf this past week; low score! Could it be the new golf shoes??

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DUES are DUE  

Rotary Foundation Walk 2021 will be on Sunday September 26 – keep this date open

Catch the Ace last week won by Linda Biddle – this week jackpot is $45.00 – thanks to all who buy tickets

Dave Andrews, Past Pres Sue, and Colin Carrie helped or dropped by Bottle Drive on Saturday July 17th  – 10am – 2pm; proceeds to Settlement House approx. $800.00

Whitby Rib Fest – Saturday July 17th good food, well organized – Oshawa Club planning for late Aug/early Sept.

Jan Coupland investigating a potential get together (picnic like) gathering for our club members, family and friends; perhaps on the grounds of Lakeview Park – catered by Jubilee Pavilion (Danny and Angie)

Keeping up to date – D.G. Ron Dick recognizes we all get +++ emails and asks that we check out the District Website on a regular basis to keep ourselves current; he will not be sending a weekly newsletter listing events

District Conference 2022 – May 13,14,15 Marriott Hotel Bloor Street Oshawa ON

Up Coming Meetings

July 27  Teresa Madaleno – Promoting Our Brand

August 3 -  Steve Rutledge – Adopt a Village in Laos

August 10  - MP Colin Carrie

 

MANY MORE EVENTS LISTED BELOW – please read

 

SPEAKER:   Past D.G. and current District Foundation Chair Ted Morrison was introduced by Pres. Dave Penney.

Ted’s topic tonight was Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Points.  I will relate some of the statements from his Power Point Presentation and include the presentation as a part of this Bulletin.

Points can be used to recognize any person including a fellow Rotarian or a member of the community as a new (or multiple PHF) . Since 2011, dollar gifts are equivalent to recognition points on a 1:1 basis

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition points are assigned to a contributor to the Rotary Foundation for dollar gifts to the Annual Fund and to polio or to an authorized Global Grant.

Recognition Points can be used to recognize any person including a fellow Rotarian or a member of the community as a new (or multiple PHF)

A Benefactor to the Foundation makes a pledge.”when I die I will leave US$1,000 (minimum) in my will to the Rotary Foundation “.You will also receive “benefactor wings” that you wear under your Rotary pin. This shows the Rotary world that you are a supporter of the Rotary Foundation.

As always when Ted speaks about the Rotary Foundation, we could feel his enthusiasm for the good work supported by the $$ contributed by Rotarians from around the world. Let’s continue to support these great needs and consider becoming a Benefactor if you are not one already.

Past President Dave Andrews thanked Ted for once again updating us with information about the Rotary Foundation and how we can continue to give support and motivate others.

Meeting adjourned Approx   8 pm

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

END OF THIS BULLETIN

 

 

 

UPCOMING ZOOM MEETINGS:

 

July  27, 2021      7 pm

Aug    3, 2021      7 pm

Aug  10, 2021      7 pm

Aug  17, 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.

 

FUNDRAISERS UPDATE:

# 1: GROW GREEN WITH ROTARY – thank you everyone – see you in the fall of 2021.

 

FUNDRAISER# 2: CATCH THE ACE OSHAWA:

IT’S HERE. 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 IS UP AND RUNNING

DRAW # 4 ENDS JULY 27 AT 8 PM. Draw open to anyone in Ontario (at the time they purchase the tickets)

PLEASE GO ON TO OUR CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE AND SHARE THE POSTS AND THE EVENT FOR CATCH THE ACE OSHAWA

 

August 25 – 7 to 8 PM on Zoom – New Members Get Together - We are excited to connect!  Get to know Rotary and other Rotarians in District 7070.  Join for this first membership session of the 2021/2022 Rotary year. 

On Wednesday August  25th from 7 to 8 pm the District Membership Committee is hosting a New Member Zoom get together.  There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it.  So on August 25th,  join us as we share more Rotary basics and not so basics.  Bring any questions you might have! The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past 2 years, but it is open to all Rotarians in District 7070. Register here: https://rotary7070.org/event/membership---new-members---session-1/

 

September 11 - 9:30 am to 11:00 am on Zoom – GROW YOUR ROTARY – SESSION 1 - This informative and interactive workshop will help keep our Rotary members engaged.  Explore the attraction of Rotary to bring new members to your club. 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 -  and our Foundation and what it allows us to do.  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.

REGISTER TODAY and GROW YOUR CLUB PRESENCE. Register here: https://rotary7070.org/event/grow-your-rotary---part-1/

 

September 26 – District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk – Save this Date – Details will follow.  

 

October 8 thru 10, 2021 – Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples Youth to Youth Engagement Event at Camp Kawartha -This innovative program aims at empowering the next generation of leaders by uniting Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth and inspiring them to take action towards creating sustainable environmental change. If you know an Indigenous or Non-Indigenous youth (male, female, two-spirit, & disabled) interested in being an agent for change and currently enrolled in grades 9 to 11, this program is for them. Details right here: https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/reconcili-action/

 

May 13 to 15, 2022 – District Conference here in Oshawa -  Register here: https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=120fc3f8-1d2f-4abc-a655-ddb2778cc56a

 

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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Rhonda Stewart
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