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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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Page 2 - Sept 22, 2020

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING :  Tuesday, September 22, 2020

                                      Bulletin Editor: Ted Morrison

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

Sept 27 – Happy Birthday to Trent James (partner of Eric Guernsey)

Sept 29  - Happy Birthday to John Kellam

 

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Pres. Sue McKinnon, Kris Sachdeva, Janice Coupland, Lennis Trotter, David Andrews, Ted Morrison, Robert Kipling, Tim Dwyre, David Penney, Robbie Larocque,,  Ana Rejab,  Hilda Finnigan, Stanley Igboanugo, Bob Koski,  Bill Creamer, Heather Drakes, Eric Guernsey, David Mankiewicz

Guests :  A warm Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary WELCOME to Heather McMillan, Durhem Workforce Authority; and Leon Efraim

AGAIN, for these many weeks, THANK YOU TO: our very own Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Eric Guernsey for arranging the Zoom Meeting sharing with tonight’s guest speaker, 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. Heather just happens to be tonight’s guest speaker. 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 and we thank you both for the continued use of your Zoom meeting network.

 

HAPPY STORIES:

President Sue welcomed everyone to our meeting, and we heard some more Happy stories: Lennis Trotter, Ted Morrison, and  Dave Andrews. Be sure to get your “Happy Story” ready this week. President Sue just may call on YOU.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From President Sue MacKinnon:

The 2020 Foundation Walk to raise money for the Rotary Foundation - October 18 at the Toronto Beaches boardwalk! May now be on hold due to the new 25boutside gathering numbers imposed for COVID-19.  District 7070 was planning a smaller in-person and COVID responsible walk with 100 Rotarians to comply with existing Toronto By-laws.  Attendees were to be mainly Rotary and Rotaract Club Presidents and District Leaders.  President Sue may be walking , not sure yet. BUT our next step is to sponsor Sue and pledge our donations to the Rotary Foundation. This will be important an very important part of a walk, a virtual walk or a club walk, as District 7070 Rotary Clubs annually raise over $100K from this event for the good work of the Foundation.  We are also encouraging clubs to hold their own walks within their communities! Let’s start raising our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood funds for the Rotary Foundation Walk. It will be here in no time.

DUES ARE DUE: You have all received an invoice from our Treasurer, Bill Creamer, for the 2020-21 Rotary Dues. There are still members who have not paid. The Annual Dues will be $230.00. At the same time, you will have the option to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund of $100 and a donation to The Rotary Foundation PolioPlus Funds for $20 (or more if you wish). You will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. Please pay your dues promptly when you get your invoice, by mailing or dropping off your cheque (or cash), payable to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, to 96 King Street East, Oshawa L1H 1B6. Thank you everyone. We have already paid our semi annual invoice from Rotary International. You can send him a cheque or you can pay Bill bye-transfer. The address of the e-transfer is  Parkwoodrotaryacct@gmail.com and the answer to the question is Oshawa.

OCTOBER 6, 2020 AT 6 PM: DISTRICT GOVERNOR MARK CHIPMAN’S OFFICIAL VISIT TO 5 ROTARY CLUBS ON ZOOM: District Governor Mark has set up October 6 for his official visit to the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood, Bowmanville, Courtice and Port Perry. Here is the LINK: Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 816 2851 3394
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Meals On Wheels – Volunteers Are Still Required - We need help, members. Bill and Sue have been the only ones helping so far.  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 NOW – We need help, members. Past President Hilda Finnigan is asking everyone in the club to volunteer for a month and write the Club Bulletin. August was looked after. Thank you, Janice Coupland and Kris Sachdeva for August. Thank you Ted Morrison for doing September. Since NO ONE else has volunteered, Janice has volunteered again to do the bueeltin in October.  (Editor’s note: It is time for more club members to step up and do your duty – volunteer) . We need editors for November 2020 through June 2021.  And it is not too late to assist Jan and take over October.  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 Gatherings, and a Grow Rotary Workshops for all Rotarians and Rotaractors (register for the following workshops online at rotary7070.org.)

New Members Gathering – 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.

  • Wednesday, November 18, 7-8 pm

  • Thursday February 18, 7-8 pm

 

Grow Rotary Sessions – 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. A Zoom link will be sent on Friday Oct 2nd to everyone who has registered by 9 p.m. on Oct 1. 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, October 3, 9:30-11:30 am  - Register here!

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

  • Saturday, March 27, 9:30-11:30 am

 

Tuesday Talks - “Developing Leaders in District 7070” - with The District 7070 Leadership Development Committee - REGISTER TODAY.Our next Tuesday Talk is coming up on October 13 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Dhamay Kanthan, Chair, and her entire District 7070 Leadership Development Committee invite you to "Tuesday Talks" on October 13 from 7 PM to 8 PM, entitled, “Developing Leaders”.  Come ready to learn and connect as this team charts its course to create an effective leadership framework in our district that includes engaging a younger generation in Rotary service. Developing good leaders is key to turning Rotary's vision of ‘a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change’ into reality. Leadership is about bringing clarity to where we are headed and then creating an environment where people have the freedom to be their best and can use their gifts to get there. It is always, always all about the people, not just the plan.

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members 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? Just as Past District Governor Ted, Public Image Chair Dave A or Diversity Equity & Inclusion Chair Heather just how rewarding it is to help 55 Rotary Clubs right here in our area. 

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 - application deadline is October 1/20 and can be emailed to me.  Rotary offers "endless opportunities" and this may be one of them for you!

Community Bottle and Food Drive, September 26, 2020:.  Are you ready for some fun and community engagement?  Join clubs across the District as we hold a Community Bottle and Food Drive on Saturday September 26.  This will be an opportunity to promote the great work and “endless opportunities” of Rotary from Etobicoke to Picton and Belleville and north to Alliston and Newmarket.  Each club will be responsible for the details and logistics of their event; the District will help promote on social media. Don’t forget to tag @rotary7070 and #rotary7070 on your own Club social media posts. Please let David Penney know as soon as possible. Volunteers Are Still Required NOW - We need help, members. Shifts will be from 10 am to noon and from noon to 2 pm. Locations: Oshawa Centre and Durham.  Let’s make this happen!!!! Check out our Club’s Facebook Page and our win Club website and also Oshawa Express (thank you Sandy and Kim)   https://oshawaexpress.ca/rotary-clubs-join-forces-to-rotary-community-bottle-and-food-drive/

 

OUR REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS RETURN TO THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB SOON: WHEN WE GO BACK , HERE ARE SOME CHANGES. STAY TUNED TO WHEN THAT MAY BE:

Some changes are coming due to COVID-19 restrictions

  • Members will need to inform David Andrews if they are not coming to a meeting just as before (by the Sunday evening prior to the Tuesday meeting). Note: We will need 100% of the members on board with this.

  • A combination of in person plus zoom does not look promising unless we can get a minimum of 20 members attending each meeting, in person at the Golf Club.

  • There will be an Oshawa Golf Club Greeter at the front door

  • Masks are required until seated at a table

  • Maximum four at a table

  • Designated washrooms (if we meet upstairs, we use the upstairs washrooms)

  • Served meals – no buffet

  • Maximum 50 per room

  • Golf Club will make a copy of our Weekly attendance sheet for tracking purposes

 

BINGO AT THE RED BARN RETURNS:

Our second day back is Sept 26 at 12:30 PM. Need to be there by 11 AM. We have 3 people for this session. Thank you Al and Hilda Finnigan and David Mankiewicz. Only 3 volunteers at the Bingos at the present time: ONE Banker. ONE front desk Sales Person and ONE U Pick Em Sales Person. Volunteers Are Still Required NOW - We need help, members.  Please let Sandy know if YOU are available for future Bingos.. We need to be there by 11 AM. Things are different under COVID-19. With only 2 bingo sessions a day, we may only get one bingo per month. Stay tuned. Sandy is looking for 3 ONLY volunteers for October 24. Please let Sandy know if you can volunteer, as soon as you can.

Here is a note from the Red Barn:

As part of stage 3, upon opening, we will only be permitted 50 customers per session. This restriction, although keeps everyone safer, makes it very difficult to operate our regular bingo schedule.  Please be patient with us in this introductory phase as we anticipate opening with 2 events per day (12:30 pm and 6:45 pm) with new programs that must be geared towards smaller crowds due to the temporary capacity restrictions.  We have applied for a special request to increase the number of patrons permitted in the hall and we shall give you an update as soon as we have one.  Please know that we are working very hard towards opening and offering a product that is acceptable to you until things get back to normal.  

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.

The Snack Bar will be closed until further notice but we have installed Vending Machines with Cold and Hot Beverages and Snacks for your convenience.

The health and wellness of our customers, charities, and staff are paramount.  Upon arrival, customers will be greeted by an attendant at the front entrance to ensure social distancing is adhered to.  Please note that if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath; or if you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days; or if someone you are in close contact with tested positive for Covid 19; or if you have been told to self-isolate by a medical professional or Public Health, we apologize but you will not be permitted to enter the premises.

Other Precautions in effect:

Promoting Social Distancing by managing traffic flow throughout our hall.
Customers, Staff and Charity Volunteers are asked to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet whenever possible.
Customers will be seated 6 feet from each other.
Sneeze Guards are placed at all selling stations.
Sanitizing Stations have been implemented throughout the hall.  Please use the provided hand sanitizer when entering the building and we encourage you to clean hands frequently with soap and warm water or hand sanitizer.
Regular cleaning/disinfecting of all surface areas.  Table tops and chair frames will be thoroughly cleaned/disinfected in between bingo sessions.
All staff and charity volunteers are required to wear masks or face coverings.
Customers are required wear masks or face coverings at all times while in the hall.  If you do not have your own mask one will be provided for you.
Restroom have enhanced automatic capabilities.   
Thank you and stay tuned for further details.

Red Barn Management and Staff

 

KIDS SAFETY VILLAGE UPDATE: Past President Lennis Trotter: Next meeting on Sept 28 at 5 PM at the Kids’ Safety Village.

WORLD POLIO DAY 2020 IN DURHAM REGION: OCT 22 FROM 7 TO 8:30 PM VIA LIVESTREAM:  

A joint meeting of the 10 Durham Region  Rotary Clubs live from the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham  College where we will celebrate World Polio Day with leaders from around the world. This year, it is online.

Spouses, guests and prospective members, your friends and all clubs in District 7070 and all over the world will be watching. Proclamations presentations and flag raisings from the 8 City and Region Mayors to our 10 clubs in Durham Region will also be shown by video. Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee (worldwide) will be our keynote speaker, updating everyone on Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio from this world. He will be talking LIVE with Ian Riseley, Past President Rotary International, from Australia,  and he may connect  with  PolioPlus Volunteers from around the world.  We will also see the Rotary International 2020 World Polio Day broadcast and we will livestream that too to everyone in the world. All clubs in the District are invited to watch the event.  This will be the link: https://durhamcollege.ca/globalclass/class/rotary-international-world-polio-day-2/.

Please look for the story by Dave Andrews in End Polio Now “Rotary Voices: on the Rotary International Website: https://www.endpolio.org/how-to-plan-a-virtual-world-polio-day-event

 

Bulletin Editor for September 2020 is Past District Governor Ted Morrison. Thank you, Ted, for volunteering.

 

FUNDRAISING:

President Sue is still looking at having a VIRTUAL OCTOBERFEST near the end of October.  This would include a meal that could be picked up or delivered. Sue has established a committee to look into it. Volunteers to help were Jan, Tim, Ana, Sue, Dave A and Linda.

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Page 3 - Sept 22, 2020

GUEST SPEAKER:  Heather McMillan, Executive Director of Durham Workforce Authoriity

Introduced by Eric Guernsey, who just happens to work at Durham Workforce Authority, Heather has been there now for 14 years, and became Executive Director in 2012. She has served on the Boards of many local organizations such as Feed The Need and the Boys and Girls Club.

Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority, noted that 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.

The Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) is a community-based not for profit. They work hard to convene the voices of the job sectors, ensure good stewardship of public funds and to provide reliable research focused on local labour market information (LMI). The DWA works with community stakeholders from business, labour, education and training, community services and municipal, provincial and federal governments.

They have been a reliable partner in the community for over twenty years. This has resulted in some very deep ties with our many community partners and the DWA is seen as a key link in those partnerships in our region.

The DWA has endeavoured to apply a high degree of academic rigor and accepted professional research practices in its pursuit of local labour market data. DWA advises that its work passes scrutiny under the local academic institution’s Research Ethics Board (REB) process and as such, is considered valid, ethical and representative. In putting this process in the forefront of its research activities, DWA’s goal has been to set a standard of research excellence among its counterparts in the province.

In DWA’s view, the collective impact that results from DWA survey instruments and research create a sound and valid basis upon which organizations can develop strategies and integrate these reports, surveys and data findings into their own activities. They believe that a strong research foundation contributes significantly to the sound and efficacious application of results.

The DWA is excited about the prospects for their future, one of ongoing change; that will allow them to continue to conduct and expand their ground breaking labour market research including their Skill Shed and Durham Under 25 Survey, as well as their partnership work they have begun with their Learning Community.

The DWA has 23 years of labour market research in Durham Region and is excited about the work ahead.  They look forward to continuing to work with their current and future partners to continue local labour market planning, research and innovation.

They have many offerings: Jobs First Durham, Jobs map, Jobs First Career Library and their website is the jobs search tool for Durham Region. They create Jobs Demand reports, Jobs Search reports and Labour Force reports on an ongoing basis.

She did note that unemployment is currently at 11.6% in Oshawa, it has gone down since March 2020.

She feels that her key audience is small to medium sized businesses and she can provide data to help them grow their business.  

Heather was thanked by our Community Service Director Janice Coupland.

NEXTSCHEDULED  MEETINGS:

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

Time: 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

        Tuesdays,        
        Sept 22, 2020   07:00 PM

   

OCT 6 :  6 PM Start - Zoom Meeting LINK  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81628513394?pwd=V2w2cERLTDM5VnZNMFdwNytTZzlhUT09

Meeting ID: 816 2851 3394
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Stay tuned for more announcements regarding when and where we will meet

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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