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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

2022-23 ROTARY THEME: “ IMAGINE ROTARY ”
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT:   Jennifer Jones – Rotary Club of  Windsor-Roseland, Windsor, Ontario, Canada  
 
R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:     Iosif Ciosa - Rotary Club of  Etobicoke , Ontario, Canada
 
ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Gord Wallace – Rotary Club of Bowmanville , Ontario, Canada
 

 

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 Club President Robbie Larocque at 905-576-8500 or our Club Vice 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?.

 

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 - Apr 18, 2023

              MINUTES OF  MEETING:  April 18, 2023

               Editor:  Past President Hilda Finnigan

Meeting Called to Order at 6:30 PM: by Past President Dave Andrews

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that we are hosting this Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood meeting from land within the jurisdiction of Williams Treaties and on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nations, the Anishnaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. This acknowledgement reminds us of our responsibilities to our relationships and the ancestral lands on which we learn, share and live.

ROTARY GRACE: Led by Larry Hurren

TOAST TO THE KING: Led by David Penney

Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  A warm Rotary Welcome to Dr. Scott Henderson and Donna Doherty from the Durham Campus of Trent University.  Donna is a fellow Rotarian with the Oshawa Club.

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES:

Happy Birthday to Sue MacKinnon on April 29

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Ted indicated he was a getting nervous about the lack of silent auction items received so far. THERE IS ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT. Get you items to Ted and Dave if even by email  so we know how many we have and can start processing them for the auction.

  1. LInda announced that we will have our Club Membership Committee meeting tonight at 8 pm.

  1. Hilda Finnigan:  -  Manure Sales are coming in;

  1. Hilda Finnigan - North Oshawa Farmers Market opens May 13th ;

  1. Hilda Finnigan:-  we have been accepted for the Peony Festival June 10/11; will be needing volunteers for all of these three events

  1. Bulletin Editors  -  April  Hilda Finnigan; May Al Finnigan; June ???? (will you volunteer) please let Hilda know..

  1. Dave also encouraged members to attend the upcoming District Assembly on May 6 at Centennial College Event Centre. You must register online on the district website at : https://rotary7070.org/event/district-assembly/ ). Details will be available soon. The club will pay the registration fee ($50 per person) . We encourage the 2023-24 Board of Directors and every member to sign up.

  1. Dave A has tickets for this year’s REVERSE DRAW on May 11 Tickets are $150.. We sure need everyone’s help to sell. The increase in price is mainly due to an increase in the cost of the meal. He asked everyone to think about possible sponsors. Get your tickets from Dave. Over 117 tickets out so far.  Dave A. encouraged everyone to be on the lookout for people to buy tickets and for silent auction items. The goal is 60 again this year. The average price of an item should be $100. Take a photo of the item, get a retail value and send to Dave A so he can add to the website and social media. Try and get experiences rather than things if possible.

  1. APR 21 – Waverly Public School Play Day – New Playground equipment will officially open. Larry Hurren asks us to be there by 11:45 pm.

  1. Dave also reminded everyone about the APR 27  - Rotary Club of Oshawa First Annual President’s Dinner at Parkwood Estate – Reception at 6:30 pm Dinner at 7:30 pm, Cost $150 per person. Purchase deadline is April 19.Proceeds to Rotary Club’s Charitable Fund in honour of the Club surpassing 100 years of service and over 80 years of support to 151Chadburn Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Keynote Speaker: Major Ron Brosseau, Commanding Officer, 151 Chadburn Squadron RCAC. Dress is Business / Semi Formal. Questions : email President Rhonda Kirkland at oshawarotarypresident@gmail.com . You may Purchase tickets at : https://www.zeffy.com/en-CA/ticketing/41670102-b828-453b-821a-ccc72ce6b7c5?fbclid=IwAR2HBFpw-QlWALm5Qs77aZ84t9tn2crdt2mHms-eNGEUSA42e3Cc7JU8nOU

  1. APR 20 – YUK YUK’s Comedy Night - 67 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 4S3 - $30 per person. 8 pm to 9:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. 50-50 Draw. All Durham Region Rotary Clubs have been invited. Fundraiser for Denise House

  1. Dave passed around the sign up sheet for members, their guests and family to sign up for the APR 22 – EARTH DAYGreat Lakes Water Cleanup – 9:30 am to 11:30 am at The Second Marsh with Oshawa and Courtice  Rotary Clubs. Please let Dave know as soon as possible if you are attending. If you want a Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup T Shirt, the cost is $15 each. Order must be placed with Dave by March 31. The T shirt you got last year is also great to wear on this day. Bring your own water (in a reusable bottle) and a picker if you have one. Wear boots. It will be wet walking. 9 Civic Leaders so far will be attending. Park along Col Sam Drive near Second marsh sign (on south side of road).

  1. APRIL 25 – NO MEETING AT OSHAWA GOLF CLUB. THIS IS A SPOUSES NIGHT. DINNER AT AVANTI’S AT 6 PM. PLEASE LET JANICE COUPLAND KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

  1. In May, District is having a Rotary Youth leadership Symposium. The 2023 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) is taking place, May 11-14, 2023 at the Ganaraska Forest Centre! The 3-night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program including: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Reconciliation and Land Based Education, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with campfires, friendship and tons of fun and learning!!! All this for only $375 per participant which covers all programs, accommodation, and meals. We have selected Morgan Joy and she has applied to be our candidate. Morgan has assisted our club at the Farmers Market, at Kids Against Hunger, and on the Great Lakes Cleanup, just to name a few. Still some spots available. If you know of another candidate, there is a form to fill out (see the District 7070 March Newsletter for details).

  1. MAY 12 – Charter Night at the newest Rotary Club in District 7070 – Toronto Tibetan Rotary Club. Starts at 6 pm. Details will follow. Please register as soon as you can. Register here: https://rotary7070.org/event/toronto-tibetan-charter-night/

  1. MAY 16 – A travelog by Ana and Nizar Rejab on their Near East trip. SPOUSES INVITED

  1. MAY 23 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

    • Speaker: ­­­­­PAUL HARRIS AWARDS NIGHT – SPOUSES INVITED

SGT AT ARMS:   Al Finnigan

ACE OF SPADES:

This week, the winning ticket was drawn for the third time in a row, by Bill Creamer and tonight he drew the ACE OF SPADES !!!! Bill is donating his winnings to the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund. Thank you Bill and Congratulations.

HAPPY BUCKS:

Bill Creamer is happy he won Ace of Spades Draw

Dave Penney found his Pesto Card

Hilda Finnigan manure sales going very well

Ted Morrison got the Gillespie B&B + Wine  Tour in Picton, for the Reverse Draw

Ted’s shoulder is improving

Robert Kipling announced the Oshawa Public Library Spring Book Sale  April 27,28,29 reminded us Good Books at Bargain Prices

Linda Porritt had lunch with clients and they paid!!

David Andrews welcomed Donna and Scott

GUEST SPEAKER:   Dr. Scott Henderson, Dean and Head of Trent University Durham

Dave Andrews called on Donna Doherty (Rotary Club of Oshawa) who introduced Dr. Scott Henderson. 

Scott is  Dean and Head of Trent University Campus at Durham. He has held this position for the past four years. Scott spoke about the opportunities offered here in Oshawa reminding us that this Campus has been here for fifty years and is recognized as the #1 undergrad Campus in Ontario!

Growth and Programs offered include research, innovation, post grad certificates, a  new residence, scholarships, student jobs and much more. Success can be measured by the  growth in student numbers ie 2019 there were 1700; 2022 there were 2947 and this growth continues and includes many international students. Supportive professors and resources make for a vibrant campus atmosphere.

For mor information about Trent University please see: https://www.trentu.ca/durham-gta

David Penney thanked Dr. Scott Henderson for his presentation

Chair Dave A. closed the meeting at 8:05 pm.

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER ROTARY EVENTS

APR 19-26– WORLD IMMUNIZATION WEEK

APR 20 – YUK YUK’s Comedy Night - 67 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 4S3 - $30 per person. 8 pm to 9:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. 50-50 Draw. All Durham Region Rotary Clubs have been invited. Fundraiser for Denise House

APR 21 – Waverly Public School Play Day – New Playground equipment will officially open. Be there at 11:45 sharp for the Grand Opening.  

APR 22 – EARTH DAYGreat Lakes Water Cleanup – 9:30 am to 11:30 am at The Second Marsh with Oshawa and Courtice  Rotary Clubs. Bring your own water (in a reusable bottle) and a picker if you have one. Rotarian and families (sign up sheet will go around). Civic Leaders also invited. Park along Col Sam Drive near Second marsh sign (on south side of road).

APR 25 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM .   NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB

                                                             SOCIAL NIGHT – SPOUSES INVITED. At AVANTI’S 17 King St E,

                                                                Oshawa, ON L1H 1A8 at 6 PM. Please contact Janice Coupland as soon as

                                                                possible if you are going.

APR 27  - Rotary Club of Oshawa First Annual President’s Dinner at Parkwood Estate – Reception at 6:30 pm Dinner at 7:30 pm, Cost $150 per person. Purchase deadline is April 19..Proceeds to Rotary Club’s Charitable Fund in honour of the Club surpassing 100 years of service and over 80 years of support to 151Chadburn Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Keynote Speaker: Majot Ron Brosseau, Commanding Officer, 151 Chadburn Squadron RCAC. Dress is Business / Semi Formal. Questions : email President Rhonda Kirkland at oshawarotarypresident@gmail.com .

Purchase tickets at : https://www.zeffy.com/en-CA/ticketing/41670102-b828-453b-821a-ccc72ce6b7c5?fbclid=IwAR2HBFpw-QlWALm5Qs77aZ84t9tn2crdt2mHms-eNGEUSA42e3Cc7JU8nOU

APR  29 - BINGO – RED BARN – Matinee – 11 AM: Hilda F, Al F, Dave A, Ted M

MAY  3 – BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AT 7:00 PM

MAY  6 - BINGO – RED BARN – Evening  - 5 PM: ­­­Hilda F, Al F, Brady B (?), Lennis T (?)

MAY  9 – Regular Weekly Meeting NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB

                                                             COME TO THE REVERSE DRAW DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION

MAY 11REVERSE DRAW, DINNER & SILENT AUCTION -  6 PM REFRESHMENTS, 7 PM DINNER ,  DRAW STARTS AT 8:30 PM  AT THE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, 1011 BLOOR ST E, OSHAWA

MAY 12 - Charter Night at the newest Rotary Club in District 7070 – Toronto Tibetan Rotary Club. Starts at 6 pm. Details will follow. Please register as soon as you can. Register here: https://rotary7070.org/event/toronto-tibetan-charter-night/

MAY 16 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: ­­­­Ana and Nizar Rajab – Their recent Near East Trip

                                                              SPOUSES ARE INVITED

­­­MAY 23 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: ­­­­­PAUL HARRIS AWARDS NIGHT – SPOUSES INVITED

 

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 Sue MacKinnon, or give your make-up card to the attendance/registration officer at the next club meeting.


 
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