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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

 

2017-2018 ROTARY THEME: “ROTARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE”

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Ian Riseley – Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Neil Phillips - Rotary Club of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Beth Selby – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

What is Rotary ?

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 Director Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or our Club President Ted Morrison at 905-623-3810. 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?.

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.

See: http://video.rotary.org/EgFi/ia17-people-of-action-public-image-campaign-launch-joe-otin/

 

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 behavior 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 behaviors 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. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor 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 good will and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD OFFICERS & DIRECTORS 2017-2018

President: Ted Morrison

Past President: Dave Andrews

Vice President: Linda Porritt

Treasurer: Devon Biddle

Secretary: Robbie Larocque

Club Administration: Janice Coupland

Community & Vocational Service: Kim Boatman

International Service: Kris Sachdeva

Youth Service: Kim Boatman

Membership: Lennis Trotter

The Rotary Foundation: Ted Morrison

Public Relations: Dave Andrews

Sgt-at-Arms: Bob Koski


ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD COMMITTEES MEMBERS FOR 2017-2018:

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE: Ted Morrison / Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews / Sue MacKinnon / Hilda Finnigan

CLUB ADMINISTRATION: Hilda Finnigan 9Chair) / Tim Dwyre (Vice Chair) / Dave Andrews / Bob Koski / Robbie Larocque / 

MEMBERSHIP:   Linda Porritt (Chair) / Dave Andrews / David Mankiewicz / Sonya Thompson / Jamie Gorycki / Mike McLaren

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janice Coupland (Chair) / Sonya Thompson / Sandra McDowell / Sue MacKinnon / Chidinma Igbanugo / Hilda Finnigan / Kris Sachdeva / Robbie Larocque / Robert Kipling / Tim Dwyre / Jamie Gorycki / Myles Fisher / Devon Biddle

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE: Robert Kipling (Chair) / Pat Dyck / Peter Dueck / Larry Hurren / Devon Biddle / Stanley Igboanugo / Myles Fisher

YOUTH SERVICE: Sonya Thompson (Chair) / Chidinma Igboanugo / Pat Dyck / David  Mankiewicz / Lennis Trotter

ROTARY FOUNDATION: Devon Biddle (Chair) / Kris Sachdeva / Dave Andrews

PUBLIC IMAGE: Sandy McDowell / Stanley Iboanugo / Janice Coupland / Bob Elliott / Ted Morrison / Bob Koski / Stanley Igboanugo

                            Sonya Thompson

CLUB'S FOUNDATION: Devon Biddle / Ted Morrison / Dave Andrews

KIDS' SAFETY VILLAGE: Board Members: Lennis Trotter / Linda Porritt / Sandy McDowell /

Committee Members: Hilda Finnigan / Devon Biddle / Sue MacKinnon / Dave Andrews / Sonya Thompson

FUNDRAISING:

REVERSE DRAW: Kim Boatman (Co Chair) / Robbie Larocque (Co Chair) / Kris sachdeva / Sandy McDowell / Larry Hurren / Ted Morrison / Dave Andrews / Janice Coupland / Alan nason / Mike Mclaren

HERRONGATE DINNER THEATRE:

PURPLE WOODS: Robbie Larocque (Chair) /

CAKES & HAMS: Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews /

CLUB CONSTITUTION & BY-LAW REVIEW: Ted Morrison / Hilda Finnigan / Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews

YARD SALE: Linda Porritt / Bob Stewart / Laura Carey / Hilda Finnigan / Robbie Larocque

FUNDRAISING REVIEW: FASHION SHOW COMMITTEE: Janice Coupland (Chair)

FUNDRAISING REVIEW: BOSTON PIZZA COMMITTEE: Ted Morrison (Chair)

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MINUTES OF MEETING : AUGUST 29, 2017

 

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:                         Past President Bob Koski

O Canada:                   Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Janice Coupland

 

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS: WELCOME TO EVERYONE !!

Visiting Rotarians: Ron Dick, President , Rotary Club of Oshawa; Mayor John Henry, Rotary Club of Oshawa; Aubrey Oppers and Terry Coyne from the Rotary Club of Port Perry

Guests: Dave Flaherty (guest of Sandy McDowell and reporter for Oshawa Express); Patti Koski, Sharron Morrison, Linda Biddle, Caroline Kipling

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES :

Led by Presdient Ted, everyone sang Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha to the trio

August 22 – Happy Birthday to Kim Boatman

August 28 – Happy Birthday to Devon Biddle

August 31 – Happy Birthday to Dave Andrews

And Birthday greetings go out to our Friends of Rotary: Anne Ross on Sept 1; and to Bruce Mackey on Sept 2

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Past Pres Lennis – Has Rotary Hats available for $20. Come and get them. Great for the Rotary Foundation Walk in just 10 days.

Pres Ron Dick – We are holding our joint meeting with the Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Clubs and we are inviting all Rotarians in District 7070 to a Rotary Friendship Day at Parkwood on Sept 25 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Speaker: Samantha George, Curator of Parkwood. Lunch and tours ( as long as no movie crew has booked Parkwood) of Parkwood. Our Rotary Club has canceled our Sept 26 meeting at the Golf Club, making Sept 25 truly a joint meeting of both clubs hosting this big event. Cost per person is $75. If you bring a guest, that person would be $60 . It is estimated that $15 of the $75 ticket would be donated to the Rotary Foundation and between the 2 clubs, you would recieves award points towards your next Paul Harris Fellow. This Day is reminissent of the District 707 Freindship Days hosted by the Oshawa Rotary Club in the 1950's and 60's when Colonel Sam was still alive and he hosted everyone at Parkwod. Members of both Rotary clubs decided to proceed and holdhold the joint meeting and host Rotary Friendship Day with the Oshawa Rotary Club on Sept 25 with the two clubs working together. Please go to the event page on the www.rotary7070.oorg website for Sept 25 and register you and any of your guests. Seating is limited and if you register today, you can still get a ticket or two or more. Don't be disappointed . You can pay Devon and he will put ONE cheque in from our Rotary club. OR Register here

Pres Ted – Thank you so much to Janice Coupland and Tim Dwyre for our fantastic Day at The Races at Woodbine last Saturday. A wonderful fun and fellowship event. And to Sue for creating too much excitement. We are all glad you are okay.

REMINDERS:

Vice Pres Linda – is collecting volunteer hours for all of our service projects this year, starting July 1 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 and they will be entered into the projects at on Rotary Club Central for all of us to see. Keep track of all of your hours and report them to Linda for each project (committee meetings, research, investigation, donations, etc) .

Pres Ted - Priority #1 Membership Seminar... September 23rd, 2017

From District 7070 Membership Chair, Virginia O'Reilly: It is a new Rotary year and what a great way to kick it off - the next installment of our Membership Seminar!! Let's keep the momentum going! Hear about what is working for clubs in our district, new ideas and the impact these are having on membership. Discuss what your club is doing, how it is working and discover how to make it better. On Saturday September 23rd, we are invited , from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the next installment of our Membership Seminar at Centennial College Event Centre - 6th Floor, Progress Campus, 937 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON. Parking available and free on Saturdays. Registration will be open to the first 50 people who sign up on line. And you can use this link to register instead: Register Online

Pres TedRotary Foundation Walk is set for Sept. 10 at Heydenshore Pavillion - Whitby from 8 am to 1 pm. Be sure to get a copy of the pledge form on-line at the www.rotary7070.org website and start collecting money and pledges from your friends, relatives and neighbours and business associates. And tax receipts will be available for donations of $20 or more.

Pres Ted Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton - ROTARY TOAST TO WOMEN'S BRAIN HEALTH TICKETS NOW ON SALE! is holding its annual fundraising in support of Women's Brain Health Initiative on Thursday October 26th, 2017. This prestigious event will include fine wine tasting, paired with a wide selection of delicious foods, live music, and interactive and fun silent auction and live auction. We expect to attract over 200 attendees and raise more than $50,000 to help us support Women's Brain Health Initiative. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be used to fund various other Rotary projects both locally and overseas. Tickets: $100 Thu Oct 26 2017 at 06:30 pm at 1100 Millwood Rd, Toronto. Register on line at https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=a81d380d-981d-41dd-b7ca-a7e4dadec6f7

Past Pres LennisWe will need your help at all of the events at The Kids Safety Village: Halloween at the Kids Saftey Village is on Saturday October 28, and this year The Holiday Event will start Nov 17 and run through Nov 25. Lennis is asking for our help. The ground breaking ceremony for the rennovation and expansion project is close to being confirmed as Oct 12 at 11 am. If you are able to help the Kids Safety Village, our Signature Project, at any of these events, please see Lennis.

Pres Ted – Bill Irwin is celebrating 50 years in Rotary and the Rotary Club of Whitby is honouring Bill at the Sept 19 meeting at 7:00 am. If you wish to attend, please let Presdient Shauna Moore or Pres Ted know as soon as possible,

The Sept 26 regular meeting of our Rotary Club is CANCELLED.

Pres Ted – the next Board of Directors Meeting is Sept 19

Pres Ted - October 3 – is going to be District Governor Neil Phillips Official Visit and we are having a joint meeting at the Oshawa Golf Club with the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Bowmanville . Regular time: Fellowship half hour from 6 to 6:30 pm and the meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 pm. Regular price of $22.00 Sign up sheet will be going around very soon. Very tight on space so please sign up when the sheet is available. Thank you.

Pres Ted - Reminded us all of the Events coming up and asked everyone to sign up on line today:

Sept 10 – Rotary Foundation Walk - Heydenshore , Whitby – 8:30 am to 1:pm

Sept 23 – Membership Matters Seminar – Centennial College , Scarborough – 8 am to 2 pm

Sept 25 - Roatry Friendship Day In Oshawa at Parkwood Estate – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Oct 3 - DG Neil Phillips Official Visit to all 3 Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood and Bowmanville – 6:00 to 8 pm

Nov 3 and 4 – Rotary District 7070 Conference – White Oaks – Niagara On The Lake – Register HERE

Past Pres Dave – We are once again participating with the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario in the successful Super Bowl Raffle. Raffle tickets to win a trip to the Super Bowl game – First Prize: 2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Minnesota (person's name on the ticket must be the person picking up the tickets) , + 4 nights hotel accommodation + $1,000 US; Second Prize: $1,000 US; Third Prize: $500 US . – Tickets will be available in a few weeks , thanks to Robbie. Sell before Nov 22. Our club gets 25% of what we sell. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 . Canadian Funds

 

DUTIES FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER:

Front Desk: Janice Coupland and Sonya Thompson

Greeter/Bulletin Editor: Hilda Finnigan

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

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SGT AT ARMS REPORT: Conducted tonight by our Sergeant at Arms Chidinma Igboanugo (Thank you very much, Chidinma, always fun !!!)

ACE OF SPADES DRAW:

Past Pres Terry Coyne of the Port Perry Club drew his own number and then drew the 7 of Spades and won a consolation prize - a gift bag from Janice from DeStefano Funeral Home Services.

HAPPY TOONIES

Chidinma - summer is almost over and her classroom is set up and ready to go on Sept 5

Sue – Thanks to everyone who helped her on Saturday at Woodbine. She is okay (a fainting spell) . Thanks to Dr Kris, Janice, Sonya. Sorry she did not get her dessert.

Past Pres Hilda – Thanks to Janice and Tim for a great day at Woodbine and she is ver glad Sue is well.

Past Pres Bok K - And Happy to be playing golf with his grand daughters 10 and 13 yrs old. So much energy was spent playing 5 holes. More than Bob uses up in 5 games of golf.

Kim – Sorry she missed Woodbine on Saturday but very glad to have had her grandson's first Birthday

Linda B - “The Eclipse lady” for short. After a horrendous drive south to Kentucky and Tennessee, the eclipse was spectacular. As totality occurred, the temp went down and street lights came on. Amazing. And to think we will have one right here is a few years (2024?).

Sonya – Thank you to Devon and Linda for a wonderful BBQ and thanks to Pres Ron for the great time volunteering at Ribfest.

Past Pres Kris – enjoyed last weekend, at the races and then celebrating at a dinner with his son in law, on his Birthday and Janice cooked. Tremendous meal.

Pres Ron Dick – so happy that our two clubs are working together onRotary Friendship Day at Parkwood

and Oct 3 for our second joint meeting with Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood and Bowmanville Rotary Clubs for our District Governor Neil Phillips Official Visit.

Past Pres Devon – so happy to have received some money back from Al Finnigan who assisted Devon on his wagering at Woodbine. The money is going to The Rotary Foundation.

Past Pres Terry Coyne – happy to be with us tonight from Port Perry and to have won the consolation prize in our draw

Sonya – an extra happy twoonie and special thanks to Terry Coyne and Aubrey Oppers for their help informing the Youth Service Committee about RYLA

Pres Ted- Happy to have Sharron doing better after seeing a second doctor for Sharron's hives. Ted was very worried about her. So far so good. And also happy for a great BBQ and special thanks to Devon and Linda for hosting and thanks to Janice and Tim for organizing Woodbine

Past Pres Dave – Thank you so much to Linda and devon for the BBQ and thanks to Hilda for organizing. We do have fun when we get together.

ROTARY MOMENT

None tonight.

 

GUEST SPEAKER :

Past Pres Dave introduced guest speaker, Roger Anderson, Chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham, who gave his “State of the Union” address on the State of the Region of Durham.

Roger Anderson is Durham Region's first publicly elected Regional Chair and CEO, a position he has held by Council appointment since 1997. From 1978 to 1988, Roger served as a constable on the Durham Regional Police Service. For 22 years, he also owned and operated a local real estate company, employing 40 people.

Roger's political career began when he was first elected as a Councillor in Ajax in 1985. From 1991 to 1997, he served as Regional Councillor and Deputy Mayor for the Town of Ajax. He has been the Chair of the Durham Region Transit Commission since its inception on January 1, 2006, and is the Chair of the Durham Regional Police Services Board. As Chair of Durham Region he is also a member of all Regional Standing Committees.

From 2004 to 2006, Roger was President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and continues to serve on the AMO Board. He is also a Director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and is a member of several FCM Standing Committees. Roger sits on the Board of Directors for the Durham Strategic Energy Alliance, Windreach Farms, and on the international Board of United Cities and Local Governments. He served for several years on the GO Transit Board and on the founding Board of Metrolinx.

Roger is also a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal. As the longest serving Regional Chair, Roger's top priority is encouraging businesses to locate in Durham Region to create high quality local jobs.

Roger's remarks:

It was about a year after Roger visited our Rotary Club when he developed stomach cancer, received treatment in Oshawa and is now recovering . He thanked Janice Coupland , for ensuring that our meal tonight was what the doctor ordered. He also thanked our Rotary Club , the 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region, and Rotary clubs world wide for our service. Our message is consistent and we help people we don't even know. He will be back on October 24 , World Polio Day to give out proclamations to each Rotary Club in Durham Region thanking them for their efforts to help eradicate polio through our PolioPlus Program of the Rotary Foundation.

One of his goals has been to make the businesses in Durham more accessible and moved that vision forward. He talked about the redistribution of seats on Durham Regional Council to become more in line with the population; the code of conduct established for Council, the appointment of a Regional ombudsman and integrity commissioner for the Region, and the establishment of a committee of the whole to reduce councilors' time at committee meetings.

He talked about the advancement of technology to get more connected with the people of Durham Region.

He also noted his displeasure with Rogers TV to stop televising Durhan Regional and the local citiy council meetings and has written a letter to the CRTC maintaining that local content is part of Rogers TV mandate and not just televising Toronto council meetings. An internet based airing is not the same as a televised meeting, especially in an upcoming election year.

Roger also talked about the quality of life in Durham Region and in particular, the “age friendly” strategies that the Region faces now and in the future as the population continues to age, with increasing numbers. He wants to see resilient communities in Durham Region.

He criticized the Province for putting tolls on the highways , only in Durham Region , to get ON to the 407 Highway (namely Hwy 412 and soon to be Hwy 418 east of Bowmanville). Highways 404, 403, the DVP and other major north-south routes having access to the 407 have no tolls and cannot understand why 412 costs $5.85 from one end to the other, just to gain access to 407 (only here). He is hoping to touch base with all of the politicians in June 2018 when the contract is signed to get the GO Train rails across the 401, in Whitby. He even noted that the access from 401 to 412 is terribly bumpy and is already in need of repair. He asked us to let our Provincial politicians know when they come calling, asking for our vote.

He also criticized the funding formula for the second phase of infrastructure money from the Province to our Region. He, like the other Regions (Peel, Kitchener-Waterloo, and York) have to apply for the funding, unlike the “big city” mayors of Toronto and Ottawa.

He also talked about the need for money to improve bus service in the Region which comes from the Federal and Provincial governments. The bus service every 8 minutes going east-west is one thing but there is a 30 to 45-minute north-south service, particularly in period other than rush hour. He maintains that the infrastructure money formula of 40% from the Federal Government, and 33% from the Province and the balance of the projects paid for by the Region must be maintained. Again, when the Provincial politicians come calling for your vote, ask them if they will maintain this formula.

He also touched on the Provincial Bill 139 which will do away with the Ontario Municipal Board and push that activity to the Regional Councils. If Council hears a grievance and says “no”, the grievance is over. No recourse. A Council decision is final. For example, the Province density guidelines is a major issue. The more density the better. Gone are the days of new 50 or 60 foot lots. A 20 story building will be the norm. And this will change the face of our Region forever.

The Region today has a population of 640,000 and by 2031, that will grow to well over 1 million.

Roger also touched on the need for skilled jobs in Durham Region and praised Durham College, UOIT and Trent University for working with businesses in Durham Region to offer courses that will fill the needs.

He is upset with the Province mandate for Durham region to say that we should have one job for every 3 people in the Region. If you have 3 children in your family, consider which of the 2 children will have to move out of the Region to find a job. Just not good enough.

He also talked about the need for the Pickering airport which would create 40,000 new permanent jobs in Durham Region and still maintain our airport in Oshawa. He has called upon Prime Minister Trudeau to once and for all, make the call one way or the other: start the project or give back the land for other development - a project his father started 43 years ago. He talked about the airport being ideal with all of the Highways and rail lines accessing downtown Toronto.

We look forward to Roger's visit with us on October 24, World Polio Day and again next year for his “State of the Region “ address to our Rotary Club.

Roger was thanked by Sonya Thompson for his excellent talk .

Meeting adjourned by President Ted.

 

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
Sep 19, 2017
Her humanitarian medical missions to Nepal and Peru
Sep 25, 2017
Joint Meeting at Parkwood with Oshawa Rotary Club
Sep 26, 2017
See you at the Sept 25 Meeting at Parkwood Estate
Oct 03, 2017
Joint Mtg - Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Bowmanville & Oshawa-Parkwood
Oct 10, 2017
Highway of Heroes Tribute - Tree Project
Oct 17, 2017
CNIB Services in Durham Region
Oct 24, 2017
World Polio Day - Spouses and guests invited
Oct 31, 2017
NO MEETING AT OSHAWA GOLF CLUB
Nov 07, 2017
Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 14, 2017
Amarok Society - New Project for Indigenous People of Canada
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Director - International Service
 
Director - Youth Service
 
Diretcor - Rotary Foundation
 
Director - Membership
 
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Director - Community and Vocational Service
 
Sargeant At Arms
 
Past President
 
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