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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: Tuesday,  August 1, 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: Linda Porritt

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Alan Nason

 

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:

Visiting Rotarians:  None tonight

Guests:  None tonight

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

August 3 – Happy Anniversary to Larry and Kay Hurren

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tim – Dwyers farm in Elgin Ontario is hosting plowing match on August 18/19

Bob K. had a very special meal of Penne, mushrooms, peppers, tomato sauce. Looked scrumptious

Lennis – Kids Safety Village expansion construction starts late August and will finish in the spring of 2018. The Kids Safety Village of Durham Region has access to a booth at Auto Fest Aug. 26/27 and need volunteers to host the booth. 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, If you care to help the Kids Safety Village committee at any of these events, please see Lennis.

Janice – “ down the stretch they come “ – Please pay on Tuesday, Aug 8, for the balance of your $48.08 admission for our WOODBINE – Saturday, August 26. 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. We will car pool in lieu of renting a bus.

Linda – 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) .

HildaBe sure to sign up for the Picnic / 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. BYOB, bathing suit, sun tan lotion, lawn chairs, towels, etc.

HildaBe sure to volunteer to be greeter / bulletin editor and registration desk volunteer this year. The list went around to sign up. Please let Hilda know if you can help.

Ted – presented Linda P. with her VP Pin.

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

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.oorg 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.

Editor – Meal was chicken, potato and green beans. Rating 6/10. Vegitarian dish looked much tastier.

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.

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

 

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:

Kim and Jamie drew the 5 of Hearts and won tubes of tooth paste courtesy of Dr Larry Hurren.. .

 

HAPPY TOONIES

  • Bob K. – played magical 9 holes with Al N. Cleats kept falling off however

  • Hilda – saw Mama Mia at Regent – loved it

  • Ted – Al Nason back

  • Mike – youngest daughter got married and a moose showed up. On a sad note, his mom passed away

  • Devon – went to Ottawa and saw giant monster machines

  • Al N. – got golf tip – sell your clubs

  • Kris – saw friend of 40 years. Lots of fine dining and wining

  • Stanley – His Mom returned safely to Nigeria

  • Kim – saw heartbreaking incident. Hopes she was able to be of assistance

  • Dave – welcome back Al N.

  • Robert K. – was in Sask. And his Sask Team beat Argos.

  • Tim – son Daniel got married in Toronto

  • Bob K. – decided to fine some members to those not wearing their Rotary pin

ROTARY MOMENT

President Ted said that although we are ALL on the lookout for potential new members, all of the time, Rotary designates August as Membership and New Club Development Month, a time where they want all Rotarians to focus their efforts on attracting new members. Our Rotary Club has a member recruitment and retention plan developed last year by our Membership Chair Linda Porritt. And we will work that plan this year. Be sure to ask Linda for a copy of the plan. Rotary International President Ian Riseley has encouraged all of us to focus on bringing younger (under 40) women and men into the Rotary world. At our visioning exercise in June, you (our members) identified an increase in membership as one of our goals this year.

Who makes a Good Rotarian? We want people who want: to make a difference; to make the world a better place and to give back to the community. We should look for people who have the same values as you – as Rotarians. These values include: integrity, leadership, enjoy fellowship, want to serve humanity, and believe diversity is a good thing. First and foremost – they must genuinely be interested in helping people and are excited about doing that.

Why don't people join Rotary? When you ask someone to join, don't feel embarrassed as if you are a telemarketer. Inviting someone to join Rotary is a GIFT. You wouldn't be embarrassed to give someone flowers – so you shouldn't feel awkward inviting them to join Rotary. But all too often the answer is no thanks. Why is that? What are the reasons for people not to join?

  1. They may not say this but they do not know what Rotarians do. Some still think we have secret rituals and secret handshakes. Your job, as Rotarians and members of our Rotary Club, is to make sure they have a good idea of what Rotary is doing and what we have done in the world. We give hope to the world's poorest people including children. Share with them why YOU joined and why YOU stay in Rotary.

  1. You have to be rich to join Rotary”. We all know that is not the case. But people hear about the millions of dollars spent on projects and don't realize that's the power of Rotary because Rotarians share their resources through grants.

  1. Another reason people give for not joining is “I don't have time”. That is just another excuse for I don't want to join. Let's face it... there are 24 hours in a day – 168 hours in a week. We can't change that. Take off 8 hours a day for sleep and 8 hours a day for work. That leaves 56 hours per week or 8 hours a day of discretionary time for family , recreation, etc. All Rotary requires is 2 hours , once a week. Busy people find time to do the things that matter.

  2. Lastly, they think they are too young to be a Rotarian... I'm not retired. There was a time that Rotarians were known as ROMEO's – Retired Old Men eating Out. But that is not the case anymore. We need to change this image of Rotarians by recruiting younger women and men.

Let's all focus our efforts this month and for the rest of the Rotary year, to bring ONE person into Rotary. Let's not forget brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, work colleagues, your dentist, doctor, optometrist and other professionals you deal with, neighbours, and friends.

GET YOUR ASK IN GEAR !!! Remember NO is a possible answer.... how will YOU deal with that. Don't give up.... The world's poor are counting on US.

And that is tonight's Rotary Moment.

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GUEST SPEAKER :

 

President Ted introduced guest speaker, our very own Chidinma Iboanugo who gave her classification talk tonight..

Born in Nigeria. Planned to be a lawyer but became a teacher. Loves to travel. Has 2 Masters Degrees.and 3 teacher related degrees. Concerned about our frigid weather before she came to Canada. Now works for Peterborough School Board ( 11 years ) and finds it rewarding to see students understand what she has been teaching. Feels surrounded by love in her work environment. Has volunteered at Children’s Aid Society doing mentoring and tutoring. She thought that Rotary was a natural progression for her.

Ted thanked Chidinma for her 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.

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 Pavilion 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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