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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 - Jan 12, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, January 12, 2021

                              Editor:  Bob Koski

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

Jan 12 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Rhonda Stewart

Jan 18 - Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Pat Dyck

Jan 21 - Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Patti Koski

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Bill Creamer,  Tim Dwyre, Hilda Finnigan, Bob Koski, Robbie Larocque, President Sue MacKinnon, Ted Morrison, David Penney, Linda Porritt, Lennis Trotter and Larry Hurren.

Guests :   

None tonight

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

JANUARY 18: KIDS SAFTEY VILLAGE MEETING:

There will be a meeting of the Board and Committee at 7 pm (on Zoom).

JANUARY 30, 2021 BOTTLE DRIVE:

SAVE THE DATE AND SAVE YOUR EMPTIES. SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2021 - FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM. AS THIS ISSUE GOES TO PRESS, THE BOTTLE DRIVE IS STILL ON FOR JANUARY 30.

Put your empties to work for your Community on January 30, 2021. Proceeds support Rotary community service projects.

Members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood have joined forces to raise money for the community. SAVE YOUR EMPTIES NOW and donate them on January 9. Anything the Beer Stores and LCBO Stores accept !!! DROP OFF (10 am to 4 pm):   LOCATION: Oshawa Centre - Stevenson & King, 419 King St W, Oshawa, ON L1J 2K5 North West Parking Lot . 2 Great Rotary Clubs in 1 great community!

Janice Coupland mentioned that their condo building has collected over 200 bottles already for the January 30 Rotary Bottle Drive. Thank you Janice and Kris.

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.

BULLETIN EDITORS REQUIRED:

Volunteers Are Still Required. Please let Hilda Finnigan know as soon as you can.

MEMBERSHIP RELATED ZOOM SESSIONS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF OUR ROTARY CLUB

Here are as few sessions that may be of great interest to you and our club members. They includeNew Members Get-togethers, and a Grow Rotary Workshops for all Rotarians and Rotaractors (register for the following workshops online at rotary7070.org.)

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; and The Rotary Foundation.  This is your chance to hear from some District 7070 Clubs that are successfully Growing Rotary in this 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.

NEW MEMBERS’ GET TOGETHER:

One hour get togethers 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.

 

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?

 

GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP – APRIL 24, 2021:

The plan is for all clubs, not only our District, but in all of the Districts surrounding the Great Lakes, 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 is looking at cleaning up the Oshawa Creek Valley Bike Path area as a possible project for our club. Details will follow. Perhaps with the Oshawa Rotary Club too. We are encouraging all Rotary Club members to join the Facebook Group by clicking here.

 

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

Our next BINGO is To Be Announced. When we do get going, we will 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 basi .Things are different under COVID-19. When we get going again, there will be  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. We will have to be there well before the doors being opened.

 

Rotary Leadership Institute  - On Zoom for 2020-21 - Register Today for the February 2021 Part III

The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) has a mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education. As Rotarians, you are already a leader in your community and in your profession. The purpose of RLI is to give you the skills and competencies to be an effective leader in Rotary. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self.  Now more than ever, the world needs Rotarians to create a more peaceful and equitable world for all.

Part II: Wednesday, January 13, Wednesday, January 20, Wednesday, January 27 (Sold Out)

Part III: Wednesday, February 10, Wednesday, February 17, Wednesday, February 24 (REGISTER TODAY). Part III is open to any Rotarian or Rotaractor who has completed Part II 

TIME:  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm via Zoom videoconference. FEE:  $50 donation to the Rotary Foundation is being requested for each Rotarian

REGISTER TODAY : Classes will be 15+ in size.

FOR PART III: https://rotary7070.org/event/district-7070-rli-part-3-feb--10th--17th--and-24th--2021/

For more information, please contact Susan Hunter at susan.hunter@rotarytoronto.com

 

FUNDRAISING:

JANUARY 30, 2021 BOTTLE DRIVE:

AS OF THIS DATE, IT IS STILL ON FOR JANUARY 30. SAVE THE DATE AND SAVE YOUR EMPTIES. SATURDAY, JANUARY 309, 2021 - FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM. AT THE OSHAWA CENTRE PARKING LOT (NORTHWEST CORNER).

 

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. 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/.

 

“THE FUTURE OF ROTARY” WITH R I SECRETARY JOHN HEWKO -  ZOOM MEETING HIGHLIGHTS:

Past District Governor Ted Morrison attended this Zoom meeting which featured Rotary International General Secretary, John Hewko. Ted reviewed some of the content with our club members about the state of Rotary.

About1,200 attended from almost all Rotary Districts worldwide. 

Current status of Rotary:

  • About 775 employees in in Rotary International, 550 in Evanston. All working from home courtesy of Zoom.

  • RI is sound financially - some US$ 30 million available in global grants to respond to Covid-19, membership +/- 1%.

  • A 1% loss in membership equates to US$ 1 M LOSS!  Polio eradication was suspended for a short while.

  • Only 30% of Rotarians are from North America, and it is decreasing on an annual basis.

  • Only 5% of Rotaractors have joined Rotary to date.  New Rotarians leave after one to two years.  Membership retention is needed.

 

The Future of Rotary:

  • Need to utilize technology: Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

  • Must use Virtual Fundraising Projects - not unlike the highly successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge of a few years ago.

  • Be more committed to Zoom as a Rotary Club.

  • The NEW Rotary has few or no rules.  Do whatever works for your club.  Rotary begins and ends in your club, not in some central office.

  • Be proud of being in Rotary and use fellowship in other organizations to recruit new members.

Ted indicated the entire RI  meeting is only about 30 minute in duration and he would supply the “linkage” for us.

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Lennis Trotter noted that the relationship between Rotaract and Rotary has been identified at our club level and we are working with Shauna Moore, our District Rotaract Committee chair, and The Rotary Clubs of Whitby, Whitby-Sunrise, and Oshawa to get a community-based Rotaract Club going in the future, in the east end of Durham Region.

 

Happy Bucks:

None in this abbreviated Parkwood Rotary Zoom Meeting.

President Sue concluded our meeting at 6:55 pm so that we could then attend the Tuesday Talks.

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TUESDAY TALKS : JAN 12 - GUEST SPEAKER:  Michael Angelo Caruso

Hosted by Chairman Dave Andrews and the District 7070 Public Image Team, the January 12 Tuesday Talks was viewed by over 165 attendees from not just District 7070, but form Rotary and Rotaract Clubs all over Canada and the USA and even from Ghana. This Public Image edition of Tuesday Talks showed how to Save Time and Get Results—Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary. Our dynamic keynote speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso, who is our Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator, is known for getting extremely fast results. He gave us tips on being a better communicator and he showed us some of his proven effective communication strategies by helping audience members improve during his presentation.  In addition, our Public Image Private Investigators reviewed, the District Rotary and Rotaract Clubs' digital and social media presence and provide some tips on how they can enhance their public image. Sue Miller of the District Public Image Committee, highlighted some excellent District social media work by our District clubs, and we heard from clubs who talked about some of the benefits from their successful Public Image campaigns.  There was time to ask some questions from our presenters and from many of the Rotary Zone 28 East Assistant Public Image Coordinators, who were on the call and they provided outstanding suggestions to help our clubs.

Here is a link to the recording on our Rotary District 7070 YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4orM9hRfZg&t=78s

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Jan 19, 2021.  7 pm  James Titmarsh Durham Steelhawks Sledge Hockey

Jan 26, 2021. 7 pm   Mark Blackmore (Heather’s Spouse) Toastmasters International - A new Rotary Partner

Feb 2, 2021.   7 pm   Dena Sicard Executive Director of Denise House

Feb 9, 2021.   7 pm   Our club’s Zoom Valentine Party

 

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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Mike McLaren
February 14
 
Ted Morrison
February 23
 
Larry Hurren
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Margaret Nason
February 9
 
Leon Efraim
Keela
February 11
 
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Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples
Mar 09, 2021 7:00 PM
Chair, Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee
Mar 16, 2021 7:00 PM
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Mar 23, 2021 7:00 PM
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Mar 30, 2021 7:00 PM
Senior Advisor, Durham Region Hospice
Apr 20, 2021 7:00 PM
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