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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 - Feb 9, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, February 9, 2021

                              Editor:  David Penney

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Today is Kris Sachdeva’s birthday; Feb. 12th is Bob Koski’s birthday and Feb.14tth is Mike McLaren’s

 

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Ted Morrison, David Penney, Robbie Larocque, Lennis Trotter, Hilda and Al Finnigan, Sue MacKinnon, David Andrews, Bill Creamer, Janice Coupland, Kris Sachdeva, Larry Hurren, Ana Rejab

Guests:  

Sharon Morrison, Jan Penney, Terri Lynn Larocque

 

PRESIDENT SUE’S OPENING REMARKS

Welcome! Hope this is our only quarantine party!

If I were a key, I would lock you;

If lightning, then I would shock you;

If I were a pier I would dock you;

If I had a band I would rock you.

If I were a spoon, I would feed you;

If I were a house, I would deed you;

On Valentine’s Day, I must plead you;

Valentine, I really need you!

By Joanna Fuchs

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

President Sue passed on this invitation to our members, from Steve kay, President of the Bowmanville Rotary Club:

The Rotary Club of Bowmanville would like to invite you and all of your members to our meeting next Tuesday, Feb 16 at 07:30 AM. Their special guest speaker will be Durham Region's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Kyle.

Given that Durham will begin reopening that day, the conversation should be very interesting.

The details are below. Cheers!

Steve

Steve Kay is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bowmanville Rotary Weekly Meeting

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting

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February 18 – New members get together link in bulletin.

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

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

President Sue invites us to share what we are drinking. After that round everyone sent their vote in for the most original drink by chat to Dave Penney to tally the vote. The winner was Larry Hurren. (He voted for himself but even after that vote was deleted he still won).

The main event—Scavenger hunt: Its indoors—couple of rules—you cannot retrieve anything from your vehicle and must at least touch the item on the list (Honour system—please no cheating). Dave Andrews displayed the 21-item list on zoom share. There was 15 minutes allowed to find the articles. The group went through the item list together one at a time and those who had the article declared it. In the end the Robbie Larocque team (Terri Lynn) and David Penney (Jan) team tied for the win.

Great Fun had by all.

 

  MEETING ADJOURNED:       at 8:21 pm

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Feb 16, 2021   7 pm

Feb 23, 2021   7 pm   Nancy Shaw, CEO , & General Manager  - 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, Districtn7070 Environmental Action Committee

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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.

 

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.

You can also watch all three sessions on You Tube already recorded. Click on this link https://youtu.be/gL9JDFULS80

 

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 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.)

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 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.  This will be a zoom session showcasing some amazing women in Rotary.  Details and registration coming shortly.

 

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 – Registration Is Filled 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.

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

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Feb 16, 2021   7 pm

Feb 23, 2021   7 pm  Nancy Shaw, CEO and General Manager - Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (see: https://oshawachamber.com/ )

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, Districtn7070 Environmental Action Committee

 

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 
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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
Kris Sachdeva
February 9
 
Robert Koski
February 12
 
Mike McLaren
February 14
 
Ted Morrison
February 23
 
Larry Hurren
February 27
 
Spouse Birthdays
Krishan Sachdeva
February 9
 
Anniversaries
Alan Nason
Margaret Nason
February 9
 
Leon Efraim
Keela
February 11
 
Speakers
Mar 02, 2021 7:00 PM
Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples
Mar 09, 2021 7:00 PM
Chair, Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee
Mar 16, 2021 7:00 PM
St Patrick's Day Party
Mar 23, 2021 7:00 PM
Club Strategic Plan Review # 2
Mar 30, 2021 7:00 PM
Senior Advisor, Durham Region Hospice
Apr 20, 2021 7:00 PM
Club Strategic Plan Review # 3
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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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