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.


Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:

  • We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.

  • We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions.

  • We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.

  • We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.


Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities' toughest challenges.

Our efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world.

Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization's mission and values in their elected roles.

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We've been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. Since forming in 1905, we've taken on some of the world's toughest challenges and helped a wide range of international and service organizations—from the UN to Easter Seals—get started.


Responsible leadership means more than just doing good work—it means making the most out of every donation we receive.


We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns.

Through our network of resources and partners, we focus our service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.


Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Rotary is the world's first service club. The first Rotary club was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 23 February 1905

Rotary is some 1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs in virtually every nation in the world.

Rotarians meet weekly for fellowship, networking, and for interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance. Membership reflects a wide cross-section of community representation.

Rotarians plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs and touch people's lives in their local communities and our world community.

Rotary is PolioPlus, Rotary's commitment to work with national and international health organizations on the goal of polio eradication from the face of the earth. More than one billion children in developing nations have been immunized against polio through Polio Plus grants.

Rotary is service above self.  Rotary brings hope.

Rotary is The Rotary Foundation, which each year provides some US$90 million for international scholarships, cultural exchanges, and humanitarian projects large and small that improve the quality of life for millions of people. Rotary is widely regarded as the world's largest private provider of international educational scholarships.

Are you ready to serve?

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood meets every Tuesday evening:

During Covid-19: We are meeting on Zoom Calls from 7 pm to 8 pm. please email dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com for a link . You are most welcome to attend. 

Post Covid-19: We have a dinner meeting from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at The Oshawa Golf Club, 160 Alexandra Street, Oshawa, Ontario POSTALCODE : L1H 7K8. You are most welcome to attend. 

For more information, look at www.rotary.org and www.rotary7070.org and here in Oshawa call: President Sue MacKinnon, The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood  905-391-1501 or email susandianenash@gmail.com 

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