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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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July 25 - Page 2

MINUTES OF MEETING : JULY 25, 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: Sue MacKinnon

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Chidinma Iboanugo

 

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:

Visiting Rotarians: Emmy Iheme – District 7070 Assistant Governor , Rotary Club of Oshawa (and Supt Durham Regional Police Service)

Guests: Durham Regional Police Officers: Deputy Chief Uday Jaswal, Director of Public Relations Dave Selby, Superintendents Todd Rollauer and Dave Brown.

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

July 25 – Esther Trotter – Happy Birthday

July 25 – Eman Attalla – Happy Birthday

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Past President Lennis Trotter:

There will be a meeting of the Kids Safety Village Board and Committee on Monday July 31 from 7 to 9 pm at the Kids Safety Village. In addition Terry Johnston will be there at 5:30 pm to bring the Board and the committee up to speed on the plans for the 2017 Festival of Lights Program at the Village in late November / early December.

 

President 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

President Ted:

Sharon Johnston, Terry Johnston's mother, has I have a 4 wheel walker with seat, back rest and basket. Do you know any one that can use it? FREE. Please let Presdient Ted know.

 

President Ted:

On Wednesday, July 19, all 10 Durham Region Rotary Club Presidents and Past Presidents and Directors of Service were invited to attend a hard hat tour of the new Centre for Collaborative Edudation at Durham College. The Presdients of each club have been asked for their assistance to make a “Rotary” donation of $150,000 over 3 years from the 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region, collectively and also receive “Rotary” recognition for one of the rooms, and get each club name on their honour wallin the new facility . More details will follow soon. Until that time , be sure to go to the Durham College wesite and see this new facility which will be completed in April 2018 and open for the fall 2018 semester. See:

http://www.durhamcollege.ca/centre-for-collaborative-education

 

President Ted:

Reminded us all that last week , we receievd our annual invoice to pay our Rotary dues for 2017-18. Our DUES ARE DUE. He also reminded us of the voluntary contributions on the bottom of the invoice to the Annual Programs Fund of The Rotary Foundation and the $20 contribution to the Rotary Foundation PolioPlus Campaign. Our Treasurer Devon Biddle will look after seeing that you receive your recognition points for your next Paul Harris Fellow Award and also your tax receipt for the two Rotary Foundation donations.

President Ted:

Past President Dave, Vice President Linda and Ted, have reviewed the By Laws of our Rotary Club, with particular emphasis to the recent changes in the Standard Club Constitution passed at the 2016 Council on Legislation. The By Laws will be reviewed by he Board and at a future meeting, will be presented to all of the Club members.

President Ted:

By a show of hands, it seemed almost unanimous that we cancel our October 31 Regular Club Meeting at the Oshawa Golf Club. Happy Halloween everyone. The Golf Club has been notified.

President Ted:

Announced that the Kids Safety Village had been vandalized to the tune of about $10,000 damage. Lennis said there were three occurrences and that they will be reviewing the security.

Reminder from Past President Hilda:

Be sure to sign up for the Aug 19 BBQ at the Biddles' cottage on Aug 19 from 2 to 8 pm. And please let Hilda know what you intend to bring in the way of salad, dessert or munchies.

President Ted:

Reminded us all of the Events coming up and asked everyone to sign up today:

Aug 19 – BBQ at Devon and Linda's cottage -2 to 8 pm

Aug 26 – Day at the Races – Woodbine – 12 Noon to about 6 pm

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

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

Reminder from Janice Coupland

  • WOODBINE – Saturday, August 26. Buffet served from noon to 3 and races are 1 to 5

Total cost is $48.08 includes tea and coffee and includes a $10 Voucher for the casino.

Sign up with Tim today and be sure to give him your $20.00 deposit required when reserving;

Minimumof 21 persons. We will car pool in lieu of renting a bus. However if enough people want a

Limobus, it can be arranged cost is $30 per person. Also checking a school bus at a lesser price.

Be sure to let Tim know.

DUTIES FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST:

Front Desk: Sue McKinnon Aug 1 & 8; Tim Dwyre Aug 15; Jamie Gorycki Aug 22; Kim or Sandy on Aug 29

Greeter/Bulletin Editor: Bob Stewart Aug 1 & 8; Dave Andrews Aug 15 & 22 & 29

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

 

SGT AT ARMS REPORT: Conducted tonight by our Sergeant at Arms Bob Koski (Thank you very much, Bob)

ACE OF SPADES DRAW:

Secretary Robbie Larocque drew the 6 of Spades and won tubes of tooth paste courtesy of Dr Larry Hurren.. .

HAPPY TOONIES

  • Lennis - happy that he went shopping with Esther on her birthday at American Girl

  • Hilda -passed around the Aug 19 bbq picnic sign up and pot luck list and also called many of our friends of Rotary to see if they were coming to the BBQ at the Biddles cottage. Donna Clark said that Vivian is not well; Jean Keys still has her problems and Jean Giles is at extendicare and Terry is not well

  • Peter Dueck – has hid an operation and his nose is okay

  • Emmy Iheme – had a great time with his whole family at the Argo game on Monday night at BMO Field

  • Janice and Sonya - both concerned about Jamie whose mom is not well

  • Stanley – very happy to see his honourable Chief here tonight. Stan is on the Police Auxillary

  • Dave Mankiewicz – happy his son now has his G1 license

  • Bob Koski – enjoyed going to the Blue Jay game with his friend – Level One, 3rd base , suasage and beer - in heaven- except the Jays lost 15 to 3

 

ROTARY MOMENT

None Tonight

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GUEST SPEAKER :

Past President Dave introduced guest speaker, Chief Paul Martin , Durham Regional Police Service.

Paul Martin has been a police officer for the past 26 years and has spent his entire career with the Durham Regional Police Service. He began his career in frontline patrol in Oshawa, and has served in a number of operational and administrative units, including Tactical Operations, Nuclear Division and Human Resources.
Paul was a key figure in the development and implementation of the Nuclear Security Division shortly after the tragic events of September 11, 2001.Paul was the Deputy Chief in charge of Operational Support, which included Corporate Communications, Crime Management, I.T., Communications/911, Court Services, and Professional Standards unit.

On May 31, 2014 Chief Paul Martin was sworn in as the next Chief of Police for Durham Regional Police Service.

Chief Martin is also a recipient of Queens Diamond Jubilee for community service and honorary member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa.

And the Durham Regional Police Service has been a great partner in our Kids Safety Village of Durham Region and Paul has been a great supporter.

Every year, when I send our Rotary District 7070 Assistant Governor Emmy Iheme, a request for the Chief to speak to our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, Chief Paul always says YES.

Chief Matrtin very proud to be an intergral part of the Kids' Safety Villgae of Durham Region and thanked Lennis Trotter and the Board and Committee . The Village saves children's lives.

He passed out a copy of the Durham Regional Police Service Annual Report (for those who were not there, here is the link:

https://members.drps.ca/annual_report/2016/Annual_report_2016_WEB.pdf

Chief Martin talked about crime trends and how they realte to Oshawa specifically. He said crime trends decreased in 2013 and 14 but have elevated in 2015, 16 and 17 , particularly crimes against property. Violent crimes shwed a small increase in Oshawa 2016 vs 2015 , but down year to date in 2017. 2016 vs 2017 in Oshawa, crimes against property up 22% (Break & Enter up 112 cases; Fraud down 29 cases, motor vehicle theft up 40 cases - more organized criminals who ship the vehicles out of the country). And the theft of E bikes and scooters is way up - they are broken down and sold as parts.

Oshawa calls were up 10 % ( + 1,700 ) , domestice cases up 10% ( + 32 cases); missing persons up 90% (+ 166 cases) ; mental health calls up 17% (+72 cases) - special division handles the domestic cases; many missing persons are when youth come out of facilities and become adults; attempted suicides in Oshawa up 100 so far this year; motor vehicle collisions causing injury down 15% (-35 cases) and DRPS then review the high collision intersections for patterns. DRPS work with the Region to help make sure the roads are designed safer.

The Durham Region helicopter has saved many lives, particularly those with dimentia who wander out in -20 degree temps in February.

The 2017-19 Business Plan is also on the DRPS website. (see : https://members.drps.ca/drps_business_plan/2017-2019/20172019Businessplandraft.pdf ) . It is a 3 year plan, with 3,000 people from various walks of life surveyed, with three strategic goals: deliver community safety through collaboration (and there is a photo of the Kids Safety Village beside this goal) ; demonstrate excellence in core services delivery , and build strength in their membership. There are 1,200 members of DRPS and the Chief says they must be “1200 strong”.

DRPS also builds partnerships such as 'Gowns for Girls” for their proms – an idea from one officer.

The Chief talked about a recent case – the death of a 43 yr old (by an impaired motorist) on Rossland Road near Park Rd at 3 am on Sunday July 23; robberies at 3 local convenience stores in a matter of hours and a road rage incident where a drive was stabbed in the arm.

Future challenges include the 2018 budget. The Chief noted that there are 871 front line officers - the same number in 2011 as today , yet the population of Durham has grown by over 50,000 during that time. Body worn camers will be pilotted in 2018 by 70 to 80 officers at a cost of $1.2 million. If all officers had them, the cost would be over $10 million annually. DRPS also implements a Continuous Improvement Program in their 21 buildings, and 2,500 square kilometers (bigger than York Region).

He intorduced the other DRPS personnel with us tonight: Deputy Chief Uday Jaswal, Director of Public Relations Dave Selby, Superintendants Todd Rollauer and Dave Brown and Superintendant Emmy Iheme (our Rotary Assistant Governor).

He also talked about the increase in cyber crimes, and the complex calls an officer faces each day on each call. There are over 1,700 calls coming in every day to DRPS (that is 600,000 per year).

He also talked abot red light cameras (none in Durham Region, noting that rear end collisions go up when they are in use) and photo radar (has a good impact where it is used) and impairment using marijuana.

Sonya Thompson thanked Chief Paul Martin for his talk and frank answers to the many questions posed by our members.

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.

 

HERE’S A LIST OF SOME ROTARY CLUBS CLOSE TO YOU.

Please check the club website to make sure their location and time has not changed:

MONDAY:

Belleville – Ramada Inn – 11 Bay Ridges at Hwy 2 - 12:00 noon

Oshawa – Jubilee Pavillion Banquet Centre, 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa – 12:10 pm

Markham-Unionville – Al Dente Ristorante, 39 Main St.N., - 6:30 pm

Port Hope – Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Elias St., – 6:00 pm

Richmond Hill – Sheraton Parkway Hotel, 600 Hwy 7 East, – 6:00 pm

Trenton – Holiday Inn – 99 Glen Miller Rd. at 401 - 6:00 pm

 

TUESDAY:

Whitby – Whitby Central Library, 405 Dundas St W - 7:00 am

Pickering – Bollocks, 736 Kingston Rd, Pickering – 7:00 am

Bowmanville – Trinity Church Hall, 116 Church St. – 7:15 am

Picton – Royal Canadian Legion, 347 Main St., - 12:15 pm

Scarborough Bluffs – Loblaw’s Superstore (upstairs) – 1775 Brimley at Progress – 7:15 am

Scarborough – Scarborough Golf Club – Golf Club Rd. – 12:30

Scarborough Twilight – The Olde Stone Cottage – 3750 Kingston Rd. - 5:30 pm

 

WEDNESDAY:

Whitby-Sunrise – Royal Oak Pub, Whitby Shores, 617 Victoria St W – 7:00 am

Markham Sunrise – Delta Markham Hotel – 50 East Valhala Dr., Hwy 7 east of 404 – 7:00 am

Northumberland Sunrise – Ashbrook Golf Club – 7215 Dale Rd, Port Hope - 7:00 am

North Scarborough – Delta Toronto East – 2035 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough – 12:30 pm

Port Perry – Sunnybrae Golf Club, 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON , – 6:15 pm

 

THURSDAY:

Ajax – (First Thursday of the month) at Public Library, 55 Harwood Ave S., – 12:15 pm

Ajax – rest of the month - McEachnie Family Centre, 20 Church Street North, NorthWest Corner Hwy 2 & Church - 7:30am

Agincourt – 6:30 pm at Rotating locations. Please contact Ron -  rdhinchliff@gmail.com to verify location.

Quinte Sunrise – Bay of Quinte Golf Club, 1830 Old Hwy 2, – 7:00 am

Uxbridge – Wooden Sticks Golf & Country Club, 40 Elgin Park Drive off Concession 7 South of Uxbridge. – 7:00 am

 

FRIDAY:

Toronto – Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St, – 12:15

Cobourg – Best Western Cobourg Motor Inn, 930 Burnham Rd. at Hwy 2 – 12:15

Courtice – White Cliffe Terrace, 1460 Hwy 2 – 7:15 am

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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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Upcoming Events
Rotary District Conference
White Oaks Resort and Spa
Nov 03, 2017 2:23 PM –
Nov 04, 2017 10:23 PM
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
Vice President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Director - International Service
 
Director - Youth Service
 
Diretcor - Rotary Foundation
 
Director - Membership
 
Director - Club Administration
 
Director - Community and Vocational Service
 
Sargeant At Arms
 
Past President
 
Director - Public Image