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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 Membership Chair Mike McLaren at 905-576-7878 or our Membership Director Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 or our Club President Linda Porritt at 905-626-6386.

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?.

 

2018-2019 ROTARY THEME: “ROTARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE”

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Barry Rassin – Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Mary Lou Harrison - Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Roger Tessier – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, 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 MEETING : January 8. 2019 
 
ROTARY GRACE                                                                                                                     
O Lord, The Giver of all good,                                        
We thank Thee for our daily food                                  
May Rotary friends and Rotary ways                             
Help us to serve Thee all our days.
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Grace:  Ted Morrison
                                   
O Canada: David Penney
                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Toast To The Queen: Lennis Trotter                                                                                          
 
 
 
GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:
 
Visiting Rotarian: Mike Alexander
 
 
 
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  
 
Margret Nason – Birthday, Januay10, 2019
Rhonda Stewart – Birthday, Januay12, 2019
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS    
 
Kim announced that we had a wonderful December of giving. We shared with Sharon’s Kids, Simcoe Hall Settlement House and had wonderful party for Participation House.
Kim extended a great thanks to the Participation House party organizer Janice. With a special thanks to Kris, Kris’ daughter and Larry for their donations to the Christmas presents given to the P/H clients.
Kim noted that we as Oshawa-Parkwood are their only event at Christmas and they so excited to participate.
 
Sue announced that she will be attending a Membership Workshop on January 12. If anyone wishes to attend she will be driving so carpooling is available.
Sue also announced that she will be attending another workshop on membership on January 30 in Vaughan.
 
Lennis announced that he attended Dave Ryan’s funeral.
Lennis announced that the next meeting of the Kids’ Safety Village is January 13.
Lennis announced a Ways & Means Committee will be held on January 14.
 
 
Ted announced that the Cakes and Ham sales were a success. We sold more units then last year making some $3200.00 in profit. There is some bad news with this story. 5 people sold most of these cakes and hams! Looking forward Ted suggested that each Rotarian should try to sell 10 units each.
Ted announced that the York Club will be hosting their Annual Chinese New Year on February 8 (cost $60.00 per person)
Ted announced that the Whitby Sunrise Club will be hosting their Savour the Flavour event on January 30 (cost $85.00 per person)
Ted announced that it is time to begin looking for silent auction merchandise and services for our Reverse Draw. Once again if each Rotarian could find two or three S/A items the silent auction would be a better success.
Ted announced that it is his Team up for Bingo on Saturday.
 
Robbie announced that Reverse draw tickets are now available for distribution and sale. Kindly see him for tickets, kindly remember this is one of our annual major fundraisers.
 
Linda announced that on January 16 the Feed It Forward event is being held cost $25.00.
Linda announced that the east York Club will be hosting a Robbie Burns evening on January 25 cost $75.00.
Linda announced that on January 23 there will be a Cocktail Style event in celebration of the Anniversary celebrating 30 years of Women in Rotary cost $30.00.
Linda announced that the early bird pricing for the District Conference ends on March 15.
Linda announced that one of our newest Rotarians has been promoted to Sergeant. Congratulate her the next time she is at Rotary.
 
Linda asked Kris for an update on our fellow Rotarian, Dave Andrews, and his hip replacement surgery. Kris announced that Dave is pain free.
 
Ted announced that the Feed the Need concert held before Christmas raised some $13 000.00.
Ted announced that we are organizing another Kids’ against Hunger food packaging event in May. We are looking to partner with three other Club and will look to package 30 000 meals for the needy.
 
 
ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:
 
Winner: Lennis   Card Drawn: 9 of Clubs                .    
                

DUTIES FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY:

On The Front Door: Peter Dueck

Bulletin Editor: Robbie

Greeter:  Robbie

 (Editor’s note: If you cannot be on the door, please find a replacement)

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HAPPY TOONIES
 
 
Sue is happy to be back from England visiting her daughter.
Ted is happy to be over the holiday season. He received an awesome gift for a stay at Casino Seneca.
Dan is happy to contribute.
Sandra is happy she had a great holiday.
Kim is happy to have visited her son in British Columbia. Picture perfect.
David P. is happy to contribute.
Devon is happy that the Bingo Float is getting close to balancing,
 
 
GUEST SPEAKER:
 
Name of Speaker: Dr. Leanne Foster
 
Introducer: David P.
 
Thanked By: Kim
 
Speaker’s Remarks:
 
Leanne is the Head of School at Trafalgar Castle School, in Whitby. Trafalgar Castle was built by the Sherriff of Ontario County in 1859. The school accommodates some 230 students from grade 4 to 12.  Trafalgar offer both day school as well as residential school programs. They place no limits on their students.
 
The following notes are extracted from the Trafalgar Web-site about their World of Hope program.
 
It was spring of 2015 when I was named Head of School at Trafalgar Castle School. A friend and valued mentor took me out for lunch to celebrate my new role. After she congratulated me, she said, “So you’re a Head of School. Now what are you going to do?” Not sure what she meant, I asked her to clarify. “How can you make a difference?” she asked. “How will you give back? That’s what this job should be about.” As I sat pondering those powerful questions, she added, “There’s someone I want you to meet.”
A month later, I was introduced to Narmin Ismail, CEO and Founder of Spark of Hope Foundation. Narmin described the remarkable work her foundation does to help young women from developing and often war-torn countries access post-secondary studies. She explained that empowering young women who demonstrate exceptional academic and leadership potential, particularly those from countries in turmoil, has the ability to lift entire families out of poverty and strengthen whole communities by igniting a spark of hope.
I remember the moment when Narmin looked at me and explained, “We’re doing all we can to help these girls access university. But we need to get to them sooner. Many of them simply can’t wait.” And at that very moment, an idea was born.
A World of Difference is Trafalgar Castle School’s way to get to these girls sooner – to help them keep their studies going or, in some cases, to restart studies that have been interrupted because of war or civil unrest. Our school community is committing to work with Spark of Hope to identify a young girl from a developing country whose leadership potential and desire to learn shines through, despite the adversity of her circumstances. We will invite this young girl to join us at Trafalgar for her grade 11 and 12 year, so that we can prepare her for university studies. When she’s ready to leave us, Spark of Hope will be there to ensure that her studies continue, and that she receives the education and training necessary to make a world of difference in her home community.
We announced the launch of World of Difference this week. Humbled and proud do not begin to describe the emotions I feel as I see the outpouring of enthusiasm and support from the entire Trafalgar Castle School community – students, families, staff, alumnae – so many people who are rallying round this initiative. Support is even being offered from our local communities of Whitby and Durham Region, and that says to me that Canadians, far and wide, believe we can make a world of difference in the life of a young girl.
 
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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Speakers
Mar 05, 2019
Reverse Draw Planning Meeting for all members
Mar 12, 2019
NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB
Mar 26, 2019
His Reclassifiaction / Re-craft Talk
Apr 09, 2019 6:00 PM
Lyme Disease
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club Board of Directors Meeting
Mar 05, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
 
BINGO AT THE RED BARN - TEAM # 2 - Sue
Red Barn
Mar 09, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Oshawa Generals Game
Tribute Community Centre
Mar 17, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
BINGO AT THE RED BARN - TEAM # 3 - Robbie
Red Barn
Mar 30, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Rotary Club Board of Directors Meeting
Apr 02, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
 
BINGO AT THE RED BARN - TEAM # 1 - Ted
Red Barn
Apr 06, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
BINGO AT THE RED BARN - TEAM # 2 - Sue
Red Barn
Apr 13, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Fashion Show
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Apr 14, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
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