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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 19, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, January 19, 2021

                              Editor:  Bob Koski

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

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

Jan 25 - Happy Birthday to YOU !!!    Ann Dwyre

Jan 27 - Happy Birthday to YOU !!!    Myles Fisher

Jan 29 - Happy Birthday to YOU !!!    Tim Dwyre

 

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Bill Creamer, Hilda Finnigan, Bob Koski, Robbie Larocque, President Sue MacKinnon, Ted Morrison, David Penney, Lennis Trotter, Kris Sachdeva, Janice Coupland, Ana Rejab, Heather Drakes, Robert Kipling, Larry Hurren and Dave Andrews.

Guests :  A warm Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood welcome to  Mark Blackmore (Heather’s partner), and James Titmarsh – Durham Steelhawks Sledge Hockey

 

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.

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS:

Kris Sachdeva – Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day in the USA and it is also Kris’ nephew’s birthday

Larry Hurren - on the weekend, his grandson had a birthday, now a teenager, did a drive by (and they love cash)

Mark Blackmore and Bill Creamer – Today was Trump’s last day in office

 

PRESIDENT SUE’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

February 9 is our club’s Quarantine Day Party  (Valentine’s Day under quarantine)  (regular weekly Zoom meeting and time 7 to 8 pm). Have a red bottle of wine out and a favourite drink recipe ready too.

Congratulation to John Burns , our Assistant Governor and member of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville. As of January 31, John will be the Rotary District 7070 Governor for 2023-24.

Our joint venture with the Rotary Club of Oshawa Christmas Tree Sale will net our club close to $3,300.

Our Club Membership Committee Meeting is January 26 at 5:15 pm on Zoom

The Rotary Club of Toronto is hosting an online 3-week series of dynamic speakers (January 22, January 29 and February 5 from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. EST) sharing their experiences of Racism in Canada and promoting positive paths forward. This is meant to build awareness of and insight into the prevalence and impacts of racism and to stimulate ideas to help be a part of the solution. The series will be presented live on YouTube or you can view after using the links below.

January 22nd: Storytelling about lived experiences of racism today

Knia Singh – Lawyer, social activist and MP candidate

Stacia Loft – Lawyer, Deputy Grand Chief of Association of Iroquois and Allied Nations

Imran Amil – Channel Sales Manager, Central Canada, Canon Canada

Join to learn about their experiences of racism today.

Click on this link https://youtu.be/gL9JDFULS80to join this January 22nd session live or to watch it after the event

 

January 29th: Exploring Systemic Racism (watch for update on speakers)

Learn from leaders from the Canadian Israel Jewish Association and Black North Initiative describe systemic racism and unconscious bias and their negative effects on human opportunity and potential.

Click on this link https://youtu.be/b18_DyT4-xo to join this January 29th session live or to watch it after the event.

 

February 5th: A Call to Action – What Can We Do?

Be inspired to act hearing the city’s Economic and Culture Recovery Advisory Group report (including their Anti-Racism and Inclusion recommendations) and learn about an innovative mentorship program for Black youth.

Blake Goldring – Executive Chairman AGF

Michael Thompson – Deputy Mayor, Co-Chair ECRA Group

Advisory Board Members Zabeen Hirji and Agapi Gessesse

Nigela and Wayne Purboo, Co-Founders of Onyx Initiative

Click on this link  https://youtu.be/87GAbq-arVs to join this February 5th session live or to watch it after the event.

 

JANUARY 30, 2021 BOTTLE DRIVE – POSTPONED UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO DO SO:

KEEP SAVING YOUR EMPTIES. OUR BOTTLE DRIVE IS POSTPONED UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, AT SOME TIME AFTER THE STAY AT HOME ORDER. .

Put your empties to work for your Community after the Stay At Home order when it is safe to do so. Proceeds will 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 when it is safe to do so. Anything the Beer Stores and LCBO Stores accept !!! . Thank you everyone.

 

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 – Saturday January 23 – please register as soon as possible:

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?

TUESDAY TALKS: FEBRUARY 9 (7 to 8 pm) - Conflict Resolution - Understanding Your Conflict Management Style  - Speaker is Gayle Wiebe Oudeh , Director, Coaching & Training - Centre for Conflict Resolution International

How we approach and deal with conflict can make the difference between resolving a conflict quickly or causing it to escalate dramatically. Yet we don’t always think about how we should respond to a conflict – we just react! This session will focus on the five different approaches people take to conflict using the metaphor of birds. Are you a woodpecker, owl, hummingbird, parakeet or ostrich? There’s a time and place for each style. Find out how you can resolve conflicts more effectively by adjusting and adapting your conflict management style!  Register : http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50157/Event/tuesday-talks--february-public-image

 

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 a portion of the Oshawa Creek Valley near the Children’s 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.

 

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

 

COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE FROM DR. KRIS SACHDEVA:

ThIS WEEK Kris talked about 500,000 deaths in the USA estimated by the end of February. He also talked about the vaccine shortage in Canada until the end of January as well.  He talked about this vaccine being a MNRA vaccine and how is reacts to produce anitbodies to attack the virus. He also mentioned the next vaccine out soon from Astra Zenica. Canada’s supply of vaccine will be delayed until the 2nd or 3rd week of February.  A lively discussion took place regarding the various vaccines and  overall  effectiveness, as well as individuals we know that have been vaccinated. 

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Page 3 - Jan 19, 2021

GUEST SPEAKER:  JAMES TITMARSH – SLEDGE HOCKEY

Mark Blackmore introduced James Titmarsh, President of the Durham Steel Hawks Sledge Hockey organization. Mark noted that sledge hockey was invented in Sweden in the 1970’s. Competition stared in 1971 and in 1997, Durham Steel Hawks started, open to those with and also without disabilities. James has done everything with the organization (participant, works with volunteers, advocates, works with sponsors and referees, etc) and is a past Vice president of the Ontario Sledge Hockey Association. He  is regarded as the Superman of Sledge Hockey.  

James Remarks:

James noted that since Covid-19, and March 23, 2020 there has been no sledge hockey games or practices or tournaments. This has been very difficult time for the players since this may be their only time out of their homes. They are all looking forward to getting back into sledge hockey.

There are 30 members of the Durham Steelhawks- in two age groups (8 to 16) and (16 and up). There are 30 to 40 teams in Ontario. In a normal season, they play each other and have two tournaments -  one in November and one in January – with teams from all over the world. Jeremy Booker, a member of the national team , works closely with the Steel Hawks .

Rotary Clubs of Whitby, Whitby-Sunrise and our Club have assisted them with some of their expenses. Ontario Power Generation is a major sponsor.

James' presentation to our club very clearly indicated how passionate he is about the sport and the camaraderie that exists amongst the participants.  His experiences playing against teams from Russia, Europe and North America  demonstrated the International nature of Sledge Hockey.  His Gold Medal experience was just one of the highlights he shared with us.  Basically, the man loves what he does and is a great ambassador.  OPG is a sponsor of the Whitby Club.

Sue noted that she found it hard to watch because of the rough, speedy action.

David Penny asked about the equipment costs.

Kris has never seen it played, so Mark showed a series of action pictures for the club.  

Robert asked if women and girls played.  

Bob asked about TSN coverage of championship games.

 Ana asked if there are any classes for young kids to take to learn how to play.  

Jan stated that our club would be discussing our desire to provide some financial aid to Durham Steel Hawks.  

Sue mentioned that after Covid-19 is over, we would like to watch a game in Whitby.

Two years ago, during the Ontario Parasport Games in Durham Region, the Steel Hawks played in the Games and really put their organization in the map.

They are trying to build a sledge hockey arena, so that the players can be accessible and skate right into the players’ bench. There are arenas in Brampton, Windsor and Ottawa. One in Durham region would put the organization in great shape to host international tournaments.   

James goal is to reach out to all of the communities in the Durham Region, promoting the sport and the organization and trying to raise funds so that players who can’t afford to play, can do so.

Cost of a sled ranges from $860 for a junior and $1,000 to 1,200 for an intermediate. The club pays for the sled and can adjust them to suit the player. Its just too big a bundle for a player. Sticks range from $60 to $260. Annual registration is $375  (for 2 tournaments and 23 games and or practices). There is full contact at the intermediate level (very competitive at times).

TSN does carry the national games and world championship game annually.

James was thanked by Heather.  Mark referees the games and Heather is a time keeper.  Before 2020 closures, they were at Iroquois Park every second Sunday all winter long to work the games.  They got to see how much it meant to all the players - especially the younger juniors. 

The Ontario Sledge Hockey Association website is : https://www.ontariosledge.com/

President Sue concluded our meeting at 8:15 pm

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

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

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Mike McLaren
February 14
 
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Larry Hurren
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Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples
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