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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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age 2 -  Feb 16, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, February 16, 2021

                              Editor:  David Penney

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Birthdays: Jan Penney Feb 20th, Ted Morrison Feb 23rd.

 

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Ted Morrison, Robbie Larocque, Dave Andrews, David Penney, Bill Creamer, Sue MacKinnon, Heather Drakes, Bob Koskie, Janice Coupland, Ana Rejab, Lennis Trotter, Al Finnigan, Hilda Finnigan, Kris Sachdeva

Guests:  None

 

PRESIDENT SUE’S OPENING REMARKS

President Sue welcomed everyone to yet another Zoom meeting.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Club has two fundraisers in the formative stage:

The sale of organic fertilizer—that project should be ready for promotion and order taking by mid-April or early May right in time for the gardening season. By then the Club will have a website capable of accepting payments, promote fundraisers and accept donations for designated club initiatives.

Another project is an on-line Catch-The-Ace raffle. It is expected that the raffle will be functional within six weeks or even sooner.

Rotarian and Past President Dr. Kris Sachdeva provided us with a status report on COVID-19. The variants have become a new concern but at least the case numbers per day are reducing. Kris then gave us a review of 14 myths that have emerged as part of the conversation regarding COVID. If you want to talk about COVID myths call Dr. Kris.

Ted Morrison let us know that Sharron is supporting Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Clarington and is looking for sponsors. If anyone can help out, email Ted and let him know how much you are pledging. Here are Sharron’s own words: The Big Brother/Big Sisters of Clarington are holding a fundraising Obstacle Course on February 23. It will be held at the 420 Wing in Oshawa. This is a teamed event. I am on a team with former Rotarians Jodi Hewitt and Marion Mills. We are taking pledges for our team-the money goes to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Clarington. I am looking for your support to pledge an amount to my team. Any amount $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. I will collect it the next time I see you. (Until then Ted will put the money in for you). Thank you for your support.

Sharron Morrison

 

Strategic Plan Review and Up-Date

President Sue created a short form outline of the club’s Strategic Plan.  She then invited comment on progress and as important the continuing relevance of each initiative. Most Strategies remain relevant but with thoughtful discussion it was determined that some content needed to be revised. Revisions and content additions will be made by Sue and we will revisit the Plan again in a month and refine it further. COVID-19 certainly has impacted progress but the review was a great refresher on what out club is about and gives a chance to refocus.

Rotary Club of Oshawa Parkwood             Strategic Plan                                February 16, 2021

*Rotary’s Core Values:  Fellowship    Integrity     Diversity     Service     Leadership    Environment

Rotary International Vision:  Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.

condensed existing   C L U B   STRATEGIC   PLAN

SOCIAL  -  Fun & Fellowship 
MEMBERSHIP
Increase membership to 50 with two persons under 40
FOUNDATION
Every member to make a donation  / grow attendance at walk / Ted to speak / fundraising event dedicated to polio  /  75% benefactors
PUBLIC IMAGE
Increase social media platform and newspaper coverage of events / finalize club brochure
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Meet financial requests / plant trees along 401 / school supplies for Mary Street PS  /  Purple Woods / clean up with CLOCA permission / KSV / explore new projects including water problem in northern Canada
VOCATIONAL SERVICE
partner with Durham College with their Global Classroom, ethics in business breakfast partner with Chamber of Commerce / Provide a 4-way test plaque to hang in City Hall / mentorship with grade 7 & 8 and possibly Durham College
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
Purchase a shelter box annually, partner with other clubs for global grant, support polio plus, react to world disasters
FUNDRAISING
Bring back Ways & Means Cte / Increase Reverse Draw projects (find sponsors) / Wine Tasting / Fashion Show / Superbowl Raffle tickets /  cakes & hams  /  new projects:  Christmas trees, Lottery and fertilizer.  Partnerships when available (Lobsterfest at Wilmont Creek)  /  raise $25,000 annually
DISTRICT 7070 EVENTS
A champion to encourage each committee chair or director to take courses for every event that is offered
*consider Rotary core values at all times
Condensed   CURRENT    D I S T R I C T   P L A N
DO MORE TOGETHER
 
 
Meet with presidents at a meeting chaired by assistant governors; meeting with district governor; meet with other clubs; strengthen Rotary with Rotaract in district.
USE CLEAR AND CONSISTENT MESSAGING
Common messaging for clubs to use when communicating externally “what is Rotary, including website.  Gather input on how well our message is being heard within our Rotary family and in the community in 2020-2021 and add two actions to reflect this point.
BUILD AWARENESS OF AND PRIDE IN THE ROTARY BRAND
Profile projects on website; including global projects, multi-club events; new member forums; learning opportunities
HELP CLUBS TAKE MEANINGFUL ACTION
District diversity Committee; environment action committee, training, establish and communicate clear and transparent pathpays to leadership positions

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:

February 27 – 9:30 to 11:10 Grow Rotary Workshop part 3 (Pres Sue has registered)

MEETING ADJOURNED:       at 8:25 pm

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Feb 23, 2021   7 pm   Nancy Shaw, CEO, Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

Mar   2, 2021.   7 pm   John Currie, Exec Director Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples (see: https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/ )

Mar  9, 2021.   7 pm   Nilam Bedi, Chair, District 7070 Environmental Action Committee

Mar 16, 2021   7 pm   St Patrick’s Day Fun Zoom meeting – Spouses invited

Mar 23, 2021   7 pm   Club Strategic Plan Update

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age 3 - Feb 16, 2021

UPCOMING MEETINGS:                                                                                                                        
 

Feb 23, 2021   7 pm   Nancy Shaw, CEO, Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

Mar   2, 2021.   7 pm   John Currie, Exec Director Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples (see: https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/ )

Mar  9, 2021.   7 pm   Nilam Bedi, Chair, District 7070 Environmental Action Committee

 

Mar 16, 2021   7 pm   St Patrick’s Day Fun Zoom meeting – Spouses invited

Mar 23, 2021   7 pm   Club Strategic Plan Update

 

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.

 

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

Here are is a session that may be of great interest to you and our club members. Grow Rotary Workshops for all Rotarians and Rotaractors (register for the following workshops online at rotary7070.org.)

 

NEW MEMBERS’ GET TOGETHER:

One hour get together on a weekday evening – currently all slated-on Zoom – what an excellent opportunity for any member, new or old, to meet and welcome Rotarians and learn more about Rotary. Everyone is welcome.

 

GROW ROTARY WORKSHOPS – Saturday February 27 – 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.

 

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?

 

FEB 24 - Promoting Mental Health at Work, noon. Join Progress Place, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Toronto, for a free webinar with Canadian entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den success story Tonia Jahshan, Founder of Sipology.   Click here to register

MAR  8 - Celebrating Women in Rotary D7070, International Women's Day, March 8, 630pm.  Celebrating Women in Rotary D7070, International Women's Day, March 8, 630pm. Join us for a District 7070 wide celebration which brings together female leaders both in industry and Rotary sharing bold ideas, history and women in Rotary and business. These trailblazers are sure to invoke our Rotary spirit and inspire us all with the work they have done over the years! Be sure to join us at 6:30 pm, Monday March 8. Limited virtual capacity, maximum of 500, please reach out to district7070iwd@gmail.com for an invite to this district event over Zoom. There will be a quick meet and greet before we start the presentations, be sure to have something to drink on hand for a celebration toast.Join Zoom Meeting  :  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86155108001?pwd=ek8zNnY5M3BNejNIUWYvd3pzRW11dz09   Meeting ID: 861 5510 8001   Passcode: 801545  Speakers: Dr. Sylvia Whitlock While she is perhaps best known for being the first woman ever to become president of a Rotary club, she did a lot more besides; Valarie Wafer - RI Director; Sherry Colbourne is a Canadian entrepreneur with decades of experience in Ontario’s high-tech sector.; Nadine Pemberton is a coach, lawyer and diversity and inclusion educator, who lives in Sheffield, England.

 

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 has secured our location to clean up - the portion of the Oshawa Creek Valley near the Children’s area, as our club project. Details will follow. We are encouraging all Rotary Club members to join the Facebook Group by clicking here.

 

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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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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