MINUTES OF MEETING:  Tuesday Feb 19, 2019

          Editor – Dave Andrews

 

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.

 

Grace:                         Devon Biddle                  

O Canada:                  Dave Andrews 

Toast To The Queen: Mike McLaren                                                           

 

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:

GUEST – None tonight                                     

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

February 20 – Jan Penney

February 23 – Ted Morrison

February 27  - Larry Hurren

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

VP Lennis Trotter – The next Kids Safety Village committee meeting is on February 25 at 5:30 pm at the Kids Safety Village.

VP Lennis – District 7070 Conference is Oct 25-27, at the JW Marriott Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa. REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE  BEFORE March 15 and save $50 per person. And be sure to BOOK YOU ROOM - A very special room rate of $135 per night but they are going fast. This rate is good for the entire week.

VP Lennis – Hats off to Dr Lee Harman, Retired Naval Surgeon, past president of the Arlington, Washington Rotary Club in District 5050 (an international District between Washington and BC). He bought a rare 1931 Ford Model A Victoria to enter the 2019 Peking-to-Paris Rally and dedicated the effort to raising money to end polio, and his fellow Rotarians on both sides of the border got behind him. He and his co-conspirator, Retired Army Major Bill Ward, know the challenges they will face on the Peking-to-Paris rally will be worthwhile to bring attention to the importance of eradicating polio while meeting their goal of raising $1 million for the cause. Here is a link to the story and photos.

Pres Linda - St. Patrick’s Day Social – Tuesday March 12thNO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB.  Please sign the Sign up sheet with Janice Coupland as soon as you can.  Spouses & Friends  Invited.  6:00 pm start at Fionn MacCool's , 214 Ritson Rd N,   Oshawa, ON L1G 0B2

Pres Linda – March 31 is the deadline for applications to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) – taking place , this year . Maximum number is 40 Youth Participants. Dates: May 3 to May 9, 2019 at the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoors Centre. Cost is $950 and our club will pay the cost. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program of Rotary District 7070 gathers youth ranging from ages 19 to 25 for an immersive program focused on diversity, leadership, and action. Here is a link to the details. We're excited to share the news about the 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards that will be taking place from May 3rd to May 9th, incorporating the Rotaract District Conference! See link here for more and/or sponsoring you, please refer to the image attached. The application for participants is due on March 31, 2019 at 11:59PM EST. Good luck to all nominees! Look at the info on this page and the links and then , please contact our Rotary Club director of Service, Kim Boatman at kboatman@oshawaexpress.ca .

Pres Linda – May 31 is the deadline for applications for Rotary Peace Fellowships. Each year, Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the fellows into experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Here is the link. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities. Master’s degree programs: Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The program lasts 15 to 24 months and includes a 2-3 month field study, which participants design themselves.

Professional development certificate program: Experienced leaders gain practical tools for promoting peace and international development during an intensive, 3- month program, which includes 3 weeks of field study and peer learning opportunities with a diverse group.

Pres Linda - April 13 – Rotary Leadership Institute, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Centenial College Event Centre, 937 Progress Ave., Toronto, ON  M1G 3T8, This is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians. Take part in Rotary Leadership Institute.  It's the perfect learning experience for newer Rotarians and an excellent knowledge update for those more seasoned.   For all Rotarians who have joined a Rotary Club in District 7070 in the last year,  (since April 2018) your Rotary District will pay your tuition fee for Rotary Leadership Institute part one!!! All you have to do is sign up online (click here) and enter the promo code "RLI1Free. RLI is a grassroots coalition of Rotary districts implementing a leadership development program for Rotarians - leaders in the community and our clubs.  RLI believes that excellent CLUB leadership (all types of club leaders) is essential to the future of Rotary in a complex and fast changing world. Most Rotarians have not been exposed to the great scope of Rotary around the world and have not considered what leadership skills are necessary to move Rotary forward. RLI strongly believes that a good Rotary Club leader must know the evolution of Rotary, its current status and activities in the world and have a vision for what Rotary can be in the future. So, take advantage of this opportunity to learn and grow. The cost is $70 per Rotarian per course. This cost covers course materials, coffee breaks and lunch. Taking part two or three or you've been in the club longer than a year and want to take part one?  Our club will cover the cost for members to attend.  Please do not be disappointed. Register by clicking here... or contact Susan.hunter@rotarytoronto.com If you have any questions, you can also call Susan Hunter at  416-822-8409

 

Pres Linda - Sunday March 17th (Actual day of St. Patrick’s Day) Rotarians and friends – Private Box , Tribute Community Centre, Oshawa Generals Hockey  vs Sudbury Wolves 6 pm Start. Sign up with Janice Coupland. Cost : $25 per person.  Food (Pizza ,etc) included. On your own for beverages. Special thank you to Sandy and Kim and  Oshawa Express

 

Pres Linda -  MAR 24 - District 7070 Curling Bonspiel – Oshawa Golf and Curling Club – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm -   truly a “funspiel” – we’re looking at a great day with Rotarians & family & friends.  You don’t need to be an expert…though you may want to have at least stepped on the ice and practiced beforehand! Registration is by team so get your foursome together.  Don’t have a team?  Well rustle up your fellow Club members. Perhaps we can convince Bob Elliott to put a team together  (Rotarians and friends).  If you’re keen to curl and can’t find a team, send DG Neil your position and he’ll see if he can hook you up.feature a warming coffee to get you started, then two six-end games.  After the first draw, we’ll determine second game draw playoffs based on standings. Lunch is included – served between first and second draw (11:30 ish) let us know if a vegetarian or special meal is needed. And of course…there may be some prizes for the top team(s)! Cost is $50 per person, registered as $200 per team. . We hope to see you there!

 

PDG Ted – MAY 4, 2019 - Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing Day – Tentative Location Jubilee Pavilion at Lakeview Park. Alternate Location: The Onion at Durham College - gather your spouse, children and grandchildren too (over 8 years of age) and come out and help  pack 15,000 meals . Joint project with the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and our two Rotary Clubs in Whitby. Start time at 8:30 am BBQ to follow. We need lots of hands on help from you, your family and friends. Pres Ted will pass around a SIGN UP sheet . Please let him know if you can attend. What a great time to bring out a prospective member to see how we really are People of Action.

VP Lennis - District Training Assembly BMO Institute For Learning (IFL), 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario M1W 3Z3   8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Lennis Trotter has asked all of the Board Members and Committee chairs for next Rotary year to attend and sign up on the District 7070 website. Open to all Rotary Club members . Our Rotary Club will pay for your registration cost. Registration open soon.

Dave Andrews - Reverse Draw Tickets Let’s Get Selling!!!!!  Let’s get Silent Auction items (be sure to send a photo , retail value, donor name address, etc to Dave Andrews so he can create a poster for the evening and also for Facebook and our website. Your donors will appreciate the promo). When Ted Morrison returns on April 9, please bring the Silent Auction items to him..  February 26 is the Next Committee Meeting at 8:00 pm

Sandy – Last Saturday was our biggest Bingo crowd that the Red Barn has seen this year. Thanks to Ted’s team and those who volunteered to help.

 

ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:

Winner:  Pres Linda                                                    Card Drawn: 3 of Diamonds