Welcome to The Official Site of The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Oshawa Golf Club
160 Alexandra Street
Oshawa, ON L1G 2C4
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Rotary Club News

Dear Fellow Members and friends of Rotary:

Exercising an abundance of caution with the growth of COVID-19, and heeding the advice of many, our Board of Directors has decided to cancel the Tuesday evening dinner meetings, at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club, for a while and are meeting on Zoom.

Watch for the invitation by email If you know of anyone who wants to join our meeting, please let us know.

If you are thinking about Rotary, we would be very pleased if you would like to join our Zoom meetings , Tuesdays at 7 PM. All you have to do is contact President Lennis Trotter at lennis.trotter@hotmail.com an we will send you an invite.

In addition, we are postponing our 2020 Annual Rotary Reverse Draw, Dinner & Silent Auction Gala until November 19, 2020.

We realize how important these meetings are for everyone but in light of so many group cancellations, we would be remiss in not taking this action.

We will keep you as up to date as we can.

Stay safe everyone,


Lennis Trotter

President, Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood




The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is asking for the help of everyone in Oshawa.to fight COVID-19 here in our community.

The Rotary Club will match dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $5,000, all money received from the public to go local community organizations to help them fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Tax receipts are available for donations of $20 or more.


What Is Rotary? - It’s a leadership organization…We’re made up of local business, professional and civic leaders. We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships, & through that, we’re able to get things done in this community.

We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.  Read more to learn all about Rotary.....

We are proud members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa- Parkwood  - Come Join Us

The members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood are very proud to be members of Rotary and also members of our Rotary Club, here in Oshawa.

And we want to welcome you to Rotary. We are neighbours, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more. Rotary is a great opportunity to connect with leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations.



Oshawa has 2 Rotary clubs - The Rotary Club of Oshawa, which originated in 1920, and The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, chartered in October 1976.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, with 31 members, meets Tuesdays, at 6:00 pm at The Oshawa Golf & Curling Club, in the heart of Oshawa, where Rotarians enjoy each other's fellowship and discuss ways to serve others. Read more ......

Terry Johnston, the morning man on CKDO Radio in Oshawa and the voice of the Oshawa Generals, received his second Paul Harris Fellow Award from Ted Morrison, President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, in honour of Terry's outstanding service to the community. The award was presented at the regular weekly meeting of the Rotary Club, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. Terry's wife Susan and sons Ethan and Curtis and a surprise visit from his Mom Sharon were all there to enjoy the occasion with Terry....

Members of The Rotary Club of Oshawa – Parkwood held their 32nd Annual Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction, at The Oshawa Golf & Curling Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019, it was announced today, by Oshawa-Parkwood co-chairs for the event, Rotary Club Director Kim Boatman and Past President Robbie Larocque. The Golf Club is located at 160 Alexandra Street in Oshawa.Number 33 has been posponed until November 2020. See you then.  Read more for some of the details...

Every year, as has been the tradition for over 36 years, the Rotary Club of Oshawa - Parkwood sells Heritage Holiday Cakes and Brandt Black Forest Hams for Rotary projects, it was announced, today, by Devon Biddle, Past President of the Rotary Club and Chairman of the fundraising event.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood supports many community services such as Lakeridge Health – Oshawa, the Colonel R. S McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, Senior Citizens, Handicapped Adults, the Kids Safety Village of Durham Region, Participation House, Grandview Children’s Centre, YMCA, the Salvation Army, Simcoe Hall Settlement House, Mary Street School, Ontario Tech University and Durham College and many other services, here in the Durham Region and throughout the world. Read more for all of the details....

In honor of World Polio Day 2019, which is widely recognized on October 24, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood are co-hosting and livestreaming a World Polio Day Event from the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham College on Thursday, October 24, 2019, it was announced today, by Ron Dick, Past President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and David Andrews, Past President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood.

Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter presented the Proclamations from the City of Oshawa  to Jay Cannings, President of the Oshawa Rotary Club and to Lennis Trotter, President of the Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Club. The Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood received proclamations from The City of Oshawa proclaiming World Polio Day in Oshawa.....

For several years now, the members, families and friends of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood have participated in the pancake days at the Purple Woods Conservation area during their annual Maple Syrup Festival. And this year was no exception as the Rotary Club pitched in to help with the panacke serving and cleanup for two days during the March break. 2016 was the 41st year that the Central Lake Ontario Conservation has operated the Maple Syrup Festival with more than 9,900 people attending this year.....

Each and every year, on the first Tuesday in December, members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood and their families host, the Annual Christmas Party at The Oshawa Golf and Curling Club for the residents and their staff of Participation House. The evening features a traditional Christmas buffet dinner, followed by the singing of Christmas Carols, and the arrival of Santa Claus who gives out presents to the residents and staff of Participation House and families of the Rotarians.....

As part of a yearlong celebration to mark Rotary’s 113 th anniversary and its 33rd year in the fight to end polio, Rotary clubs worldwide are holding events, and raising funds and awareness needed to eradicate this paralyzing and potentially fatal disease – once and for all. The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood and its members have contributed over $2,500 to help eradicate polio from the world. The money has come from fundraising events like the Annual Rotary Reverse Draw, Dinner & Silent Auction, held annually at the Oshawa Golf Club, and from many personal donations by the Rotary Club members....

It is time to make that commitment. Wherever you are in Southern Ontario, isn't it time for you to join a Rotary Club and give back to your community?


Are you The Missing Piece? For more information, look at www.rotary.org and www.rotary7070.org and here in Oshawa call: Vice President Sue MacKinnon, The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood 905-391-1501 or email her at susandianenash@gmail.com  OR call President Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or email him at lennis.trotter@hotmail.com Click on the video below. You really are The Missing Piece..

ZOOM Meeting -Derek Giberson - Back Door Mission
Jun 09, 2020 7:00 PM
Back Door Mission For The Relief Of Poverty
ZOOM Meeting- James Titmarsh
Jun 16, 2020 7:00 PM
Durham Steelhawks - Sledge Hockey
ZOOM Meeting - President's Changeover Night
Jun 23, 2020 7:00 PM
Spouses invited
DG Beth Selby & DGE Mark Chipman
Jun 30, 2020 7:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting - District Changeover & Awards
President Sue MacKinnon
Jul 07, 2020 7:00 PM
Her Opening Remarks & Our TRIVIA NIGHT - Spouses Invited
Richard Mewhinney - Chair D7070 Action Committees
Jul 14, 2020 7:00 PM
Water Project in Uganda
Club Director Reports
Jul 21, 2020 7:00 PM
Their Plans for 2020-21
No Meeting at Golf Club
Oct 20, 2020 6:00 PM
See you at World Polio Day Oct 22 Event at Durham College - Spouses Invited
Club Assembly. AGM of Club & Foundation
Nov 17, 2020 6:00 PM
Plus the Election of officers for 21-22
Upcoming Events
June 2020
Club Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Director - Sergeant-at-Arms
Past President
Director - Public Relations
Executive Secretary
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