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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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MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, April 13, 2021

                              Editor:  Hilda Finnigan

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES :

Happy 45th Anniversary to Lennis and Esther Trotter – April 17th“well done Esther”

 

On the Zoom Call Tonight:  

Pres. Sue McKinnon, Ted Morrison, David Andrews, Al Finnigan, David Penney, Lennis Trotter, Jan Coupland, Kris Sachdeva, Ana Rejab, Bill Creamer, Robbie Larocque, Hilda Finnigan

 

Guests:  

None this evening

 

PRESIDENT SUE’S OPENING REMARKS  

Pres. Sue welcomed everyone, recognizing that our attendance is lower than usual – hoping that some are attending Toastmasters which is featuring Rotarian Peter Hernandez and Mark Blackmore

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:  

Pres. Sue’s daughter noted as she drove across Canada that there are Rotary Clubs in Cities and Towns – small and large

Bill Creamer happy that he received report back that the CRA Report was accepted

Jan and Kris reported that Krishlynn was able to make their promised 5% donation to Rotary in spite of COVID impact on business

Jan also happy to have convinced Ana to be a model for their upcoming photo shoot at Parkwood Estate

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Donations using Nevada Ticket Sales Money will be made to the following local groups

                                                      Durham Hospice                                  $4000.00

                                                  Grandview Children’s Foundation           1500.00

                                                  Feed the Need                                       1000.00

                                                  Back Door Mission                                1000.00

                                                  Their Opportunity                                  1000.00                                              

                                                   Sharon’s Kids                                          500.00

                                                                                                            $9000.00

            Letters of Thanks will be sent to the Convenience Stores who sell these tickets on our behalf.

Manure sales are going very well – additional 500 bags have been ordered; Thank You cards (business size) have been ordered to hand out with these sales and other appropriate times

Rotary Club of Ajax forwarded information regarding Windreach Farm Foundation Golf Tournament inviting sponsorship and/or participation; date is June 8th; for more info email carol.dahlquist@windreachfarm.org

Rotary Foundation Information Session scheduled April 17 – postponed to May 1

April 19 is the 101st Birthday of the Rotary Club of Oshawa – a special meeting on that day will feature R.I. President Holger Knaack as Guest Speaker and will also include members of the Rotary Club of Moscow East

Foundation Gala May 12 – reminder that the Foundation is needing money due to large expenditures during COVID –                           consider supporting this

Rotary International Convention June 12 - 16

District Conference June 25/26 – Registration Fee only $10.00. 

Community Grant of $500 from the District has been approved – Pres. Sue is hoping this will be used to provide some sort of Bicycle Rodeo/Safety event at Mary Street Public School – DRPS will be involved – contact has been made with the principle but all plans are in limbo due to COVID!?!?!

Speakers Needed  David Andrews reminded us that there are several openings for Guest Speakers in May/June

  

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER ROTARY EVENTS PLEASE READ THE SECTION AT THE  END OF THIS BULLETIN

 

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS:

Our secure website and on line gaming site are progressing – thanks to Dave Penney and his team;;

 

SPEAKER:

 As we had no speaker for this meeting, President Sue opened a discussion by asking “What will our Club e Like Post COVID??      Discussion revealed these points.

  •  back at the Golf Club will be downstairs (upstairs will not be available)

  • we will all be very happy to see one another in person, so many we have not seen at all

  • the buffet option will not be available due to post COVID restrictions

  • will require criteria for meal costs due to non attendance; suggest that this be a part of Club Admin

responsibility

  • need ways to make meetings stimulating ie. decorate for special occasions, involve spouses/family; raffles

  • partnership with other clubs for fundraising, special events

  • consider alternate venue for meeting on a more frequent basis – Note this may lead to increase cost of meals at Golf Club (depending on frequency)

 

MEETING ADJOURNED:       at 8:00 pm

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UPCOMING MEETINGS:                                                                                                                      

Apr  27, 2021    7 pm -   Regular Weekly Zoom Meeting – Join Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/99926166884   Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884 Pass Code: 2020 . Dial by your location  +1 647 558 0588.  Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abpb4qHfvS      Speaker: Sara Lynn Power , Durham Regional Police,                                                                       - An Update on the Activities at the KidsSafety Village 

May  4, 2021     7 pm

May 11, 2021    7 pm

 

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.

 

MEALS ON WHEELS:  

Thank you to President Sue and 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.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA  -  101ST ANNIVERSARY MEETING – APRIL 19 , 2021 AT NOON:

April 19 is the 101st Birthday of the Rotary Club of Oshawa – a special meeting on that day will feature R.I. President Holger Knaack as Guest Speaker and will also include members of the Rotary Club of Moscow East. The Rotary clubs of Oshawa, Canada and East Moscow, Russia will be holding a historic international clubs’ meeting on Monday, 19th of April, 2021 at 12:00 noon. https://rotary7070.org/event/international-club-meeting/  The two clubs will joined by RI President Holger Knaack. This is a very unique event and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be part of a very history making event. Please register ASAP to be part this amazing opportunity and share in International Rotary friendship experience. Once registered you will receive the meeting link and please login early on meeting day. If you have any questions please email Past President Emmy Iheme at emmy878@sympatico.ca or Rotarian Gordon Dowsley at gdowsley@yahoo.com.

 

APR 28 – Director’s Dialogue – 7:00 to 8:00 PM - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - Register TODAY.   Join us for

               "Public Image: The Musical!" 

  • is required; CLICK ON THIS LINK to register for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  NOTE: registration is limited to 500; a live stream of the event will be provided should we exceed that number. 

 

MAY 1 – Rotary Foundation Information Meeting 8:30 am to 11:00 am

NEW DATE: On Saturday, MAY 1, 2021, the District Foundation Committee will organize an on-line Seminar about the Rotary Foundation and its Grants Program (Global and District Grants).  The Seminar will be organized in two sessions, starting at 8.30 am with a 15 minutes break.  We plan to finish by 11.00 am.  The Seminar is not an alternative to the District’s Qualification process.  Instead, it can be seen as a compliment to the three training Modules that are found on www.rotary7070.org.   However, those attending the Seminar should find it easier to successfully complete the three Quizzes that are required for the Qualification process. The first half of the program will provide a general overview of the Rotary Foundation; its mission, funds, ways of supporting the Foundation, the Foundation’s organization and programs.  The second half after the break will cover the Grants program and include case presentations of Global and District Grant projects from the District. Registration is on the rotary7070.org website : https://rotary7070.org/event/rotary-foundation-seminar/

 

APRIL 21 - ROTARY'S EARTH DAY 2021 VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

On Wednesday April 21, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, leading up to Earth Day and the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup, Rotary District 7070 , here in southern Ontario, Canada, will be holding a virtual “Rotary Earth Day 2021 Virtual Celebration!”. This is open to all Rotarians and guests everywhere. Register here:

https://rotary7070.org/.../d7070-earth-day-great-lakes.../

COME AND HEAR:Importance of the Great Lakes – Mark Fisher, CEO, Council of the Great Lakes. The health and vitality of the Great Lakes to Ontario and neighbouring states and multi-jurisdictional cooperation in managing this shared resource

AND COME AND HEAR: Sam Demma, PickWaste. An entrepreneur and youth coach, Sam has a compelling and inspirational story delivered at several TED Talks. Sam started PickWaste, a community cleanup initiative that has caught widespread attention; check out Sam at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LahCkbpWhp8&t=71sc

 

 

GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP – APRIL 24, 2021 TO EARLY JUNE 2021:

NOTE: DUE TO THE RECENT THIRD WAVE OF COVID-19, WE HAVE PUT OUR CLEAN UP PROJECT ON HOLD. WE WILL ADVISE WHEN IT IS SAFE TO PROCEED.

Due to Ontario’s Province wide COVID 19 Emergency Break, and applicable Public Health Guidelines, The Multi District Great Lakes Watershed Clean-Up has been extended to allow clubs to choose their best time between April 24 and early June 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 past the recent “stay-at home order”,  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.

Contact District Environmental Action Committee (nilam.bedi@gmail.com) for more info. We want to know the weight of the garbage you collect!!

We will be giving away 3 or 4 T-shirts (with the GLWC logo) to every President/Club that is participating in the event!  Others will be able to purchase for $20.  Stay tuned for the central locations where you can pick up your T-shirts in early April.    

 

MAY 12, 2021 ( 8 to 9 PM) -  Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!"

All Rotarians from all over the Zones 28 and 32 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.

 

ROTARY FOUNDATION GRANTS QUALIFICATION for 2021-22 NEED TO BE DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

AND  – GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2021-22 ARE DUE MAY 31:

Qualification modules/quizzes to enable your club to apply for District grants (by May 31) are now available on the District website (rotary7070.org). Click here to go directly to modules

 

JUNE 12 THRU JUNE 16:  ROTARY INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL CONVENTION

From Rotary International president Holger Knaack: I am looking forward to having all of you join me for the Rotary Virtual Convention. Save the dates of 12-16 June in your calendar. The Rotary Virtual Convention will be open to all Rotary members and participants. Event registration will open in mid-April. Find out more: https://on.rotary.org/3f85TJH

 

*Registration must be paid in full between  April 16 and May 7 to receive the US$49 rate.  Find out more: https://on.rotary.org/3f85TJH

 

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, 10 clubs have already expressed interest in sponsoring the 12 tent kits!  Contact Debbie Morgan (debbiem@rogers.com) to secure your Tent Kit now, if available.! 

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 - 4 pm. 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).  Many clubs have already submitted! Don’t be left out.

 

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. 

 

June 30, 2021  at 7 PM – Rotary District 7070 Year End Celebration:   Mark your calendars - a time for all of us to laugh and celebrate this crazy, memorable year together and give out a few awards.

 

 

FUNDRAISERS UPDATE:

# 1: GROW GREEN WITH ROTARY – HERE TODAY – COME AND GET IT:

GET READY FOR SPRING   GROW GREEN WITH ROTARY   IS HERE

THE ADDITIONAL  500 BAGS  JUST ARRIVED ON APRIL 17, 2021

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 NOW  in 24 lb bags for $7.00 per bag.

Proceeds go to Rotary Community Projects.  For advance orders, call Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Hilda Finnigan at 905-431-4258 to place your order and arrange for pickup and payment (by cash or by cheque) . Donations will be gratefully accepted for delivery of 5 bags or more.

 

 

FUNDRAISER# 2: CATCH THE ACE:

COMING SOON (TARGET DATE :JUNE 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        
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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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June 11
 
Alan Nason
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June 23
 
Linda Biddle
June 28
 
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June 21
 
Keela
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June 15
 
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Waverly Public School Playground Equip
Jun 22, 2021 7:00 PM
Windreach Farm
Jun 29, 2021 7:00 PM
Presidential Changeover Night - Spouses invited
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ZOOM Meeting
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Jun 16, 2021 4:00 PM
 
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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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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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