Posted by David Andrews on Jul 01, 2020
In the interest of good health and safety, the members of The Rotary Club of Oshawa – Parkwood hope to hold their next Annual Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction, at The Oshawa Golf & Curling Club and will announce a date when it is safe to do so, 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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Number 33 has been postponed . We will keep everyone informed, as we get closer to that time. Please "Read more" for some of the details...

The proceeds from this Gala event are used to support many community service projects of The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood such as: The Kids Safety Village of Durham Region, hospital equipment for Lakeridge Health Oshawa , the Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Regional Cancer Centre, Participation House (for mentally and physically challenged adults), Grandview Children's Centre, The Salvation Army, Simcoe Hall Settlement House, Durham College, Ontario Tech University, various youth programs at Durham Region YMCA, the Eradication of Polio through Rotary International’s End Polio Now Campaign, and assistance for students at Mary Street Community School.

The doors open at 6:00 pm for a cocktail hour, with a fabulous dinner, prepared by the Oshawa Golf Club’s chefs being served at 7:00 pm. The Reverse Draw and Silent Auction begins at 8:30 pm. The last ticket drawn from the drum wins $3,000.00, and every 15th ticket drawn wins $ 100.00. Our Rotary Club members are very busy selling tickets for the event, looking for corporate sponsors who like associating their business with Rotary, and collecting dozens of items for the Silent Auction Tables (featuring a trip for two to Quebec City from VIA Rail), available exclusively to the successful bidders to take home and enjoy. We know that everyone will have a night of fun, great dining, and at the same time, help our Rotary Club make a real difference to people’s lives, both locally and internationally.” Mrs. Boatman said.

Co-Chair Robbie Larocque added, “Tickets for the dinner and draw are $ 150.00 per person . Tax receipts will also be available for the non-dinner portion of the evening.”

Tickets are available from every member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood or by calling Past President Dave Andrews at 905-576-0187 .

If your business or organization would like to be associated with the good works of Rotary in Oshawa, and contribute an item to the Silent Auction table, or become a corporate sponsor, please contact Past President Dave Andrews at 905-576-0187, Director Kim Boatman at 905-571-7334 or Past President Robbie Larocque at 905-576-8500.

Rotary is 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. Our work impacts lives both at the local and international levels, from helping families in need, right here in Oshawa, to working toward a polio-free world.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood has been serving the Durham Region for over 40 years with the assistance from our various fundraising endeavors. If you would like to learn more about Rotary or become a member please call Past President Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or by email at , Past President Linda Porritt at 905-626-6386 or by email at linda.porritt@century21.cca or Past President Ted Morrison at 905-623-3810 or by email at .

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