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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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Aug 22 - page 2

MINUTES OF MEETING : AUGUST 22, 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: Janice Coupland

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Shawn Kellam

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:

Visiting Rotarians: Lorne Coe from the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise (and our guest spaker)

Guests: None tonight

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

August 22 – Happy Birthday to Kim Boatman

August 23 – Happy Birthday to Terry Lynn Larocque

August 28 – Happy Birthday to Devon Biddle

August 31 – Happy Birthday to Dave Andrews

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Past Pres Dave: - Roger Anderson, Chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham is our keynote speaker on Aug 29. This is a great opportunity to Bring a Friend, Bring your Spouse, Bring a Prospective Member. We need to let the Golf Club know by Aug 22. Dave sent out the list and asked ; are you coming? Yes or No. If you are bringing guests : how many ? We know who is not coming. We need to know who is coming and how many. UPDATE: 4 people have still not yet indicated whether or not they will be attend the meeting or bringing guests. We need the FINAL number now. Please let Dave know as soon as possible.

Past Pres HildaBe sure to volunteer to be greeter / bulletin editor and registration desk volunteer this year. The list went around to sign up.

Editor's Note: There are still a number of holes in the volunteer list to be greeter / bulletin editor and registration . We need everyone in the Club to volunteer when asked. It makes it easier on those volunteers who carry the work load week in and week out . Please let Hilda know if you can help.

Past Pres Lennis – Has Rotary hats available for $20. Come and get them. AND there is a Kids' Safety Village Committee and Board meeting on August 28 at 7 pm at the Kids Safety Village.

Janice – “ down the stretch they come “ – Please pay on Tuesday,, if you have not yet done so, for the balance of your $48.08 admission for our WOODBINE – Saturday, August 26. We will meet on the 2nd floor at 11:45 am. We have been upgraded to a diffferent dining room. Buffet served from noon to 3 and races are 1 to 5 pm. Total cost is $48.08 includes tea and coffee and includes a $10 Voucher for the casino. Kim has tow tickets already paid for and she cannot attend. If you would like them, they are yours. Please see Kim.

Past Pres HildaBe sure to volunteer to be greeter / bulletin editor and registration desk volunteer this year. The list went around to sign up.

Editor's Note: There are still a number of holes in the volunteer list to be greeter / bulletin editor and registration . We need everyone in the Club to volunteerr when asked. It makes it easier on those volunteers who carry the work load week in and week out . Please let Hilda know if you can help.

Pres Ted – We are holding our joint meeting with the Oshawa Rotary Club and are inviting all Rotarians in District 7070 to a Rotary Friendship Day at Parkwood on Sept 25 from noon to 1:30 pm. Speaker: Samantha George, Curator of Parkwood. Lunch and optional tours of Parkwood. We would cancel our Sept 26 meeting at the Golf Club. 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. Our members decided to proceed and hold 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.org website for Sept 25 and register you and any of your guests.

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

 

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. Kathy Beattie and her District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk Committee will be here, at our Club, on Aug 15 to answer all questions.

Pres 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.

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. 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,

Pres Ted – We are holding our joint meeting with the Oshawa Rotary Club and are inviting all Rotarians in District 7070 to a Rotary Friendship Day at Parkwood on Sept 25 from noon to 1:30 pm. Speaker: Samantha George, Curator of Parkwood. Lunch and optional tours of Parkwood. We would cancel our Sept 26 meeting at the Golf Club. 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. Our members decided to proceed and hold the joint meeting and host Rotary Friendship Day with the Oshawa Rotary Club on Sept 25 with the two clubs working together.

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug 22 - page 3

DUTIES FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST:

Front Desk: Kim and / or Sandy on Aug 29

Greeter/Bulletin Editor: Dave Andrews Aug 29

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)

 

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

 

ACE OF SPADES DRAW:

Past Pres Kris drew the 7 of Hearts and won a consolation prize - a gift bag from Janice from DeStefano Funeral Home Services. .

 

HAPPY TOONIES

Past Pres Bob K – found a hornets' nest in a tree on his front yard. The town said they would take it down, and sure enough they did. And Happy to be playing golf with his grand daughters 10 and 13 yrs old.

Pres Ted- Happy to get an appointment with the surgeon for his knee in early Sept and also happy for a great BBQ and special thanks to Devon and Linda for hosting

Shawn - Happy to have had a great time when he recently went to a bachelor party in Niagara Falls and stopped first at the go cart track in Hamilton.

Past Pres Hilda – Thank you to Devon and Linda for a great BBQ.

Janice – Thank you to Devon and Linda for a great time at the annual BBQ and a very special thank you to Hilda for putting it all together.

Sonya – Since she has joined Rotary, she looks forward to every Tuesday night and the wonderful sense of fellowship which brings such great foundation to her life.

Past Pres Kris – Happy that he won the consolation draw tonight and thanks you to Devon and Linda for a great BBQ

Tim – also said thanks to Devon and Linda , Such good hosts for our annual BBQ

Sandy – Grandson's first Birthday. So special.

Past Pres Dave – Thank you so much to Lorne Coe, our MPP for coming to be our speaker tonight.

 

ROTARY MOMENT

None tonight.

 

GUEST SPEAKER :

Past Pres Dave introduced guest speaker, Lorne Coe, our MPP for Whitby-Oshawa and a member of the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise. Lorne and his family have called the Town of Whitby home for over 30 years. On February 11, 2016 he was elected the Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa Riding. Here are the various positions Lorne has held at Queen's Park: Associate Critic for Education - February 07, 2017; Critic for Post-Secondary Education -
February 07, 2017; Member, Standing Committee on Social Policy - February 23, 2016; Critic for Advanced Education, Skills and Development - June 29, 2016 — February 07, 2017; Critic, Training, Colleges and Universities - March 11, 2016 — June 29, 2016 .

Prior to his election, Lorne served Whitby residents as their Durham Regional Council for thirteen years while working in senior positions in the private sector and as a civil servant within the Ontario government. As a Regional Councillor Lorne represented Whitby residents on several Regional, Town, and Provincial committees/boards:

  • Chair, Health and Social Services Committee, Region of Durham

  • Chair, Local Partnership Council on Diversity and Immigration, Region of Durham

  • Chair, Advisory Committee on Homelessness, Region of Durham

  • President, Ontario Association of Local Public Health Agencies

  • Board of Directors, Durham Region Non Profit Housing Corporation, Region of Durham

  • Board of Directors, Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority

  • Chair, Planning and Development Committee, Town of Whitby

MPP Lorne Coe also served the community by volunteering his time with a number of different organizations including the Whitby General Hospital, Whitby Chamber of Commerce, Whitby Sports Hall of Fame, and the Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club. Through his work with the Local Partnership Council on Diversity and Immigration, he has helped make new Canadians feel welcome and at home in the Durham Region.

Lorne was glad to see so many friends in our Club as Lorne has been a member of the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise for over 20 years. As a Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa, he is also part of the Official Opposition. Lorne talked about what he does at Queen's Park. As the Critic for education, Lorne travels the entire province and during his travels he listens intently to many of its citizens. Ontarians are concerned about the financial state of the province. With a $300 billion deficit, $1 billion per month, goes to paying interest on the debt. And Ontario has the second highest tax burden in Canada. And energy rates are a huge deterrent to doing business in Ontario. Over 30% of the businesses in Ontario have lost confidence in our province.

Lorne says that it is not all gloomy as Durham Region has much success with its diverse and advanced economy, and its state of the art education particularly at UOIT, Durham College, and Trent University, with lots of innovation, especially in the skilled trades education. There is also a great deal of foreign investment in Oshawa and Oshawa is near the top of the list as a City of the Future in North America. He noted the growth in the nuclear energy industry right here in Durham Region and he is very pleased that the Province has given funds for the Grandview Children's Centre - a great support for the families and the children. He is also proud of Ontario Shores and their creation of an eating disorder program (the only one in North America).

One issue he hears so much about from the citizens is the difficulty of doing business in Ontario with energy costs with the highest rates in North America with the fastest increases as well, causing serious harm to the Ontario economy (according to BMO) and crippling businesses all over the province. In the last 14 years, Ontario has created 380,000 regulatory requirements to do business in Ontario, more than double that of any province. He says Ontario need less paperwork. An autoparts firm owner told Lorne this week that there are 1,500 government regulations in his business alone.

Lorne talked about the skills mismatch in Ontario and the need for more skilled trades education at all levels. It is estimated that it costs Ontario $23 billion for this skills mismatch. Ontario is short 364,000 skilled workers today. And yet, Ontario graduated 9,000 teachers to fill 5,000 jobs.

Lorne has been to every University and Community College in Ontario , as part of his job. At Algonquin College, they have more jobs available than they have students. Lorne says that colleges need more advisors from the business community to assist . There are currently 3 jobs in agriculture for every graduate of the Guelph agriculture program. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce reports huge lost revenue because there are no jobs in the skilled trades. He is pleased that Durham College is doing its part to graduate skilled students to fill some of those jobs. Durham College meet regularly with local businesses and develop programs to fill their needs. And local Boards of Trade connect with Ryerson for providing the skills of today and tomorrow.

Having worked many years at the Regional level with Roger Anderson, Lorne says the conditions are right for businesses in Oshawa , in Whitby and in all of Durham Region.

Lorne said that the skills mismatch must be narrowed to help with youth unemployment.

He wants Durham Region to be a place families want to be. He travels the province at his own expense and goes to many Rotary Clubs along the way. Between now June 7, 2018 (the next election) he will continue to listen to all of the people of the province, at the ground floor level, to tackle some of the province's issues. He notes that the solution does not necessarily lie with the government and its civil servants.

He asked everyone in the room to send their concerns and ideas, and suggestions to him directly.

Lorne remembers being sworn in on Feb 11, 2016, and just prior to entering the legislature, he reflected on all of the people (some of whom are Rotarians and were in the room tonight) who got Lorne to where he is today. Lorne says that service for others and public service defines Lorne.

During the Q and A session, Lorne also talked about the health care system and understands how MD's have been treated especially with the 37 health units being amalgamated down to 14 , and on a second issue, the minimum wage increases with no impact analysis on local businesses yet available for viewing.

He noted that there have been 17 policy committees from his party, traveling the province, listening to people and getting the info required to develop their platform by November of this year.

He is still very concerned about the $1 billion a month needed for interest payments on our debt and he is also very concerned that the wait times for subsidized housing are 7 years in Durham Region and even worse in York Region.

Lorne was thanked by Sandy McDowell 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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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