SPEAKER: City of Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter


Introduced by Dave Andrews, the Mayor was happy to be with us again this year . His speaking points included:

1. How well the city did during COVID.

2. The City has reduced its debt considerably. From 180M down to $39M currently

3. He announced the opening of a new community center in North Oshawa

4.  There will be a new fire hall built in North Oshawa.

5. GM has donated 90 acres of land to the city near the lake.

6. The Oshawa fleet of vehicles will be converted to electric vehicles.

7. GO train East is ready to start constructions.

8. They are going to change the 401 interchange at Harmony.

9. He was proud that the unemployment rate is lower than the average rate for Ontario.

10.The future of the auto industry is looking very positive.

11. Speaking about the homeless in Oshawa he indicated he will not tolerate lawlessness in the city.


During Q/A session he mentioned about recycling car batteries;  new companies coming to the city;  80 Bond street is an example of one of many high class projects that we will get for Oshawa; and an Urban park that will be built at Bond and Simcoe.. He also mentioned that Rotary Park (Centre Street S in Oshawa) will have a complete makeover including a new pool.

John Kellam thanked the Mayor for coming and for his remarks.

President Robbie closed the meeting at 8.10 pm.           



Aug 12-14 – Oshawa Rotary Ribfest – Lakeview Park

May be an image of food and text that says 'Lakeview Park Oshawa Aug 12 12pm to 11pm Aug 13 11am to 11pm Aug 14 11am to 7pm Rotary Club of Oshawa RIBFEST IS BACK!!'

Aug 13 – Inter Club Social  - Blue Jays Game - Join The Rotary Club of Courtice for some Inter Club fun taking in the Saturday August 13th Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians, 3:07 PM game.  Ticket cost is $65 per person and includes round trip bus transportation and 1 ticket in Sections 204-205 rows 4 through 8. We will be offering bus pick up from the Courtice Community Complex at 2950 Courtice Road and another pick up at the Chuck E Cheese Parking lot in Whitby, departing from Courtice at 12:30pm sharp and Whitby at 12:45pm sharp.  Please note that this is a Vladdy Victory Bobblehead Giveaway Game for the first 15000 to enter the building.  The return buses will depart the Rogers Centre at 6:15pm sharp and return you to your original pick up location.We are offering this to Rotarians and family first then we will open it up if we have extra tickets.  Don't delay sign up today!  REGISTER HERE: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1131/Event/blue-jays-baseball-inter-club-social

AUG 16 - Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   - Speaker : Steve Rutledge – Adopt A Village Laos


AUG 23 - Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club     - Speaker:  member from Ukranian Canadian Congress –

                                                        Durham    Topic – How We can help  Ukranian Refugee families in Durham   Region

AUG 27 – BINGO – RED BARN – Matinee  -11 AM – Team # 3 – Sue MacKinnon, Larry and Kay Hurren,  Bill Creamer



                                                            Lawn Bowling  (Oshawa  Lawn Bowling Club, 150 Beatrice St E, Oshawa, ON L1G 7T6) (6:30 to 7:30)  followed by

                                                            Dinner at One Eyed Jacks  ( 33 Taunton Rd W, Oshawa, ON L1G 7B4 ) (7:30 to 8:30)

OCT 14-16 – Rotary District 7070 Conference at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ont. Register here: https://www.crsadmin.com/eventportal/registrations/publicfill/eventpublicfill.aspx?evtid=a8c79e36-1b25-4f3e-b680-294d1b937dea

OCT 20 – WORLD POLIO DAY IN DURHAM REGION - 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm –  joint meeting of Durham

                 Region Rotary Clubs and co-hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood, in the Rotary

                 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. This is one of District 7070’s premier events in the Rotary

                  year : The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradication Initiative to END POLIO NOW.  

                 Be sure to invite you spouse, relatives, business associates, and prospective members and all clubs in District

                 7070. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and we will also broadcast our event live to

                 Rotary Clubs and to Universities and colleges worldwide.  Register TODAY on the District 7070 Website.

                 All clubs in the District are invited. Proclamations from City and Region to our clubs. We will connect with

                PolioPlus Volunteers and special guests from around the world.


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.