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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 9, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, March 9, 2021

                              Editor:  Janice Coupland

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

March   13 – Jill and Myles Fisher anniversary

            14 – Elfrida Dueck birthday

            17 – Colleen McLaren birthday

 

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Ana, Dave A, Jan,  Kris, Dave P, Zoezoe, Sue MacKinnon, Larry, Ted, Hilda, Chidinma, Robbie, Bill Creamer

 

Guests:   

Zoe (a guest of Sue McKinnon), and Nilam Bedi (Chair District 7070 Environmental Action Committee) and Past President of the Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton

 

PRESIDENT SUE’S OPENING REMARKS

Welcome Nilam Bedi – District 7070 Environmental action Committee and Sue's friend Zoe

 

May you always have A sunbeam to warm you,

Good luck to charm you,
And a sheltering angel So nothing can harm you,
Laughter to cheer you, Faithful friends near you,
And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.

May your joys Be deep and many,
May your heart be light and glad,
May you have the best St. Patrick's Day
That you have ever had

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yes, St. Patricks Day celebration next Tuesday!  Wish we could go out to a pub but that is not an option this year.  So we will zoom and make the best of it that we possibly can!

Safety Village Meeting April 12

Watershed cleanup April 24

May 12 – Foundation on line Gala – more info to follow

 

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS

Fertilizer and on line gaming coming soon

 

SPEAKER:  Nilam Bedi  - Chair District 7070 Environmental Action Committee

Introduced by Dave A., Nilam Bedi is the Chair of District 7070 Environmental Action Committee and the Immediate Past President of the Toronto Eglinton Rotary Club. He is a public policy professional and has led the development of environmental policies and programs at the international, national, provincial, and local levels. Some of the files he has managed include climate change, land use, water resources, biodiversity, environmental standards, and sustainable agriculture.

 He has worked at several levels of the government, with the United Nations and in academia.

 Nilam is a passionate Rotarian and a member of the Cadre of Technical Advisors for the Rotary Foundation. Cadre members are experts called upon to evaluate and provide advice on Global Grants given by the Foundation. He is currently involved in the development of guidance on Rotary’s newest Area of Focus - Environmental Sustainability.

Nilam’s powerpoint presentation was attached to the members bulletin email.

Here is the Tuesday Talks program for a fantastic reference: 

Nilam was thanked by Past District Governor Ted Morrison.

MEETING ADJOURNED:       at 8:15  pm

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

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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Page 3 - Mar 9, 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 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.

 

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.

 

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, 6 clubs have already expressed interest in sponsoring the 12 tent kits!  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, 1-4pm. 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).  Several clubs have already submitted!

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 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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