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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

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.

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 Chair Mike McLaren at 905-576-7878 or our Membership Director Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 or our Club President Linda Porritt at 905-626-6386.

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?.

 

2019-2020 ROTARY THEME: “ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD”

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT:  Mark Maloney – Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Beth Selby - Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: John Burns – Rotary Club of Bowmanville in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

 

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 behaviour 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 behaviours 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. Honour the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavour 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 goodwill and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

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Page 2 - Sept 17, 2019

MINUTES OF MEETING :  Tuesday September 17, 2019

          Editor: Bob Stewart

 

ROTARY GRACE                                                                                                                     

O Lord, The Giver of all good,                                        

We thank Thee for our daily food                                  

May Rotary friends and Rotary ways  

Help us to serve Thee all our days.

Grace:   Linda Porritt

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen :  Myles Fisher                                                                                         

 

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:

Happy to have Bill Creamer with us again this evening along with John Kellam (a guest of Lennis Trotter and of his son Shawn) with us tonight.

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES:  

Happy Anniversary to Hilda and Al Finnigan this week

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS   

Sue MacKinnon  – Thanked the Fashion Show committee and all of the sponsors for a first class event. Everyone is ready for another fashion Show next year.   

REMINDER: from David Penney: for every Dollar that you personally donate, anytime, during this Rotary year, to the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund, our Rotary Club will match that amount to a maximum of $3,200 USD. Remember our goal “A Mill for Bill”.

David Andrews - October 24 – World Polio Day – Please REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU CAN. SIGN THE LIST OR SEND DAVE AN EMAIL TODAY. THE EVENT: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm -  joint meeting of Durham Region Rotary Clubs in the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for  Collaborative  Education at Durham College where we will celebrate World Polio Day with leaders from around the world.   Cash bar and  sandwiches will be served. Cost ($30.00) per person (a portion will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradication Initiative and will credited to your next Paul Harris Fellow.)

Spouses, guests and prospective members and all clubs in District 7070 are invited. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and we will also livestream our event live to Rotary Clubs and to Universities and colleges worldwide.  All clubs in the District are invited. Proclamations from City and Region to our clubs. Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee (worldwide) will be our keynote speaker and he will connect  with Dr. Tunji Funsho, chairman of Rotary's Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee and others from around the world . REGISTER TODAY. There will be others speaking too about their experiences with polio in their countries.

David Andrews - October 3 – Canada Votes 2019 Debate of the Federal Oshawa Riding Candidates conducted by the Media of Oshawa,  at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. 6 PM to 7 PM – fellowship hour ; 7 PM to 8 PM Candidates Debate; 8 to 8:30 PM – Candidates available to answer your questions. Admission: No charge . Cash Bar available. Members of the two Rotary Clubs in Oshawa (and their guests) and members of the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club (and their guests) are invited. Debate will be broadcast live by Rogers TV Oshawa. Seating is limited to approx. 100 guests. To reserve your seat, please email Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com . Debate will be October 3 at the golf club.

Dave announced that we are assisting the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario / Western New York sell the “Big Game 54 “ lottery tickets. They are all out in the members hands. If you have any not yet sold, we could sure need them to sell on Sept 24 DG Visit and on Oct 24 World Polio Day. The selling price is the same as last year- 5 tickets for $20. The prizes remain the same. First prize has 2 tickets to the Big Game 54 in Miami on Feb 2, 2020 PLUS 4 nights accommodation in Miami PLUS $1,000 US. The second prize is $1,000 US, the third prize is $500 US, the fourth prize is $300 US, and the fifth prize is $200 US. All tickets must be sold by mid November. NO EXCEPTIONS. Get your tickets from Dave (if he has any left). Sell, sell, sell - $1.00 from each ticket sold goes to our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. There are only a few hundred not yet out.

REMINDER:  Volunteers needed for Hallowe'en and Christmas events at the Kids Safety Village: HALLOWE’EN HAUNT AT THE KIDS’ SAFETY VILLAGE: October 25 and 26 at the Kids Safety Village from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kids Safety Village, 1129 Athol St., Whitby. This is an S.O.S to our club members: many of our club members will be at the Rotary District Conference at the same time. We will need about 8 volunteers from our Rotary Club on both nights (if you are not going to the District Conference). AND we will need at least 6 volunteers to help on Saturday Oct 5 to set up the haunted maze and other things at the Safety Village from about 9 am to 2 pm. Please volunteer and let Robbie Larocque know if you can help.  More details will follow when we can confirm the exact time and date of the set up.

Pres Lennis: Oct 5 an new  Membership Academy is available to all Rotarians in District 7070 in Cobourg. Details are on the District Website: The Grow Rotary Academy. Please sign up today online on the District 7070 website under the October 5 event. Space will be limited.

REMINDER from Treasurer Devon Biddle – Club dues are due. We are ready at the Front Desk to take your money (Annual Dues are $210 and as an option, you may wish to contribute to The Rotary Foundation (perhaps $100 – just a suggestion ) and to the Polio Fund (perhaps $20 – just a suggestion). Donations to the Rotary Foundation will be registered towards your next Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Award level. Thank you.

 

ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:  Conducted by Our Sargant At Arms Tim Dwyre

Winner:     Hilda Finnigan         Card Drawn: 10 of Spades.    The pot begins to grow again.

Thank you to Dr Larry Hurren for supplying us with the consolation prizes (travel size tubes of toothpaste) and to Hilda Finnigan for her Organ Donor Awareness pens

                

DUTIES FOR   THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

Front Door     Robbie Larocque

Bulletin Editor/Greeter   Hilda Finnigan

THANK YOU BOTH FOR VOLUNTEERING

(Editor’s note: If you cannot be there; please find a replacement)

 

HAPPY TOONIES

Hilda - $ 4 – Fashion Show

Bob S  - $ 5 daughter married

Miles – very very happy to be back to the welcoming confines of Rotary

Dave P. - – Fashion Show

Bob K. – Fashion Show Committee and Lennis for driving his wife

Linda – Fashion Show

Dan – kids exceeded expectations – one son got Landscape Architect Designation

Devon – Lennis donated his large winnings from 50/50 back to Polio

David – Fashion Show hugely successful. First Class.

Janice $ 6 – Fashion Show success, 80 guests, Kris doing well

Linda – Thank you to The Oshawa Express for another People of Action Article

Kim – thanked Janice for her leadership on the Fashion Show

 

ROTARY MOMENT

From Your Editor: Bob K and Dan were served some very fancy looking vegetarian dinners . Scrumptuous. Two “Special” Meals for two very special guys. Our Buffet was pretty good also … but not in the same League.

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Page 3 - Sept 17, 2019

GUEST SPEAKER  : Your Board of Directors – Updates to the members

Sandy – CLUB SERVICE: Hilda and Dave A play a key role. Bingo brings in about $ 1,000 per month and Delta projected at more than $ 2,000 monthly.

Janice – COMMUNITY SERVICE: Detailed many Community Projects – plan to be more ‘ Proactive ‘ going forward looking for worthy causes

Kim – YOUTH SERVICES: McLaughlin Graduation Scholarship happening soon. Looking for RYLA candidate and to connect in an ongoing fashion with local Roteract

David P. – FOUNDATION: Goal is to raise $ 100 per member with Club to match. Our Club has been consistently exceeding our Annual Goals

Stanley – MEMBERSHIP: Goal is to find new members. Bring our friends to a meeting. Some may decide to join.

Hilda – PUBLIC RELATIONS: Face of Rotary. Kim and Sandy have been instrumental.

Sue – V.P.: Strategic planning time. We need feedback. Looking for volunteers for Kids Safety Village.

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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