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Mailing Address: 96 KING ST. E., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA L1H 1B6


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 Membership Chair Mike McLaren at 905-576-7878 or our Membership Director Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 or our Club 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?.



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Barry Rassin – Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Mary Lou Harrison - Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Roger Tessier – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada



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.


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



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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Grace: Kris Sachdeva


O Canada: Hilda Finnigan


Toast To The Queen : Robert Kipling


GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS: A warm Rotary welcome to our guests tonight – Donna McFarlane (Senior Advisor, Durham Region Hospice); Jill Richardson (Director of the Durham Region Hospice); and Randy Henry, Past President of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville


BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES : Happy Birthday to Launi Elliott on August 15 and to Richard Boatman on August 16 and Happy Anniversary to Mike and Colleen McLaren on August 20





Past Pres Dave Andrews AN Past District Governor Ted Morrison Rotary District 7070 Friendship Day at Parkwood Estate September 8 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm with optional tours planned afterward (send Dave an email if you are going on the tour – only a very few available) . Mike McGovern, Chair of Rotary International's PolioPlus Program is our guest speaker, at our luncheon, who will provide the very latest news on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio. Cost $75.00 per person, with a portion of the ticket price going to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. There will be a luncheon and a cash bar on the grounds at Parkwood. Please register here and please register as soon as possible. There is a massive amount of planning being dome by the Committee (Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood) and tickets sales will start to pick up as the Committee gets around to all clubs in the District in the next few weeks. Don't be left out. Spouses, guests, and prospective member are most welcome. Tours of Parkwood will be available at no charge to the fiorst 30 people . You must email dave Andrews to get on the guided tours. First come – first served. Still some tours available. We will be asking for Rotary volunteers to go around to our neighbouring clubs to promote this event during August. Please say YES when you are asked.


REMINDER: President Linda Porritt – We are going to have a Program for Rotary District 7070 Friendship Day 2018 and to help us defer some of the costs and ensure as much of everyone's ticket price as possible, will go to the Rotary Foundation, you and your company can advertise in the Program. Cost will be $100 for a business sized ad. Please let Linda know as soon as possible.


Past Pres Dave AndrewsWorld Polio Day 2018 will be held right on the date, Wednesday October 24, 2018 at Durham College in the new Global Classroom of the new Centre for Collaborative Education. We will cancel our regular weekly meeting on Tuesday October 23 and urge everyone to attend this grand event. Please register here at the District Website, as soon as you can. All of the Clubs in Durham Region have been invited and urged to register as soon as possible. The cost for the event will be $25 with a portion of the ticket price going to the Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus Program and will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. There will be a fellowship time from 5:00 pm to 5:45pm followed by a welcome from Durham College and from Rotary District Governor Mary Lou Harrison. At 5:45pm, we will feed in the live stream Rotary Polio Program, live from Philadelphia this year from 6 to 6:45 pm . We will then continue to broadcasting live from Oshawa. During this live Oshawa portion, the two Rotary Club Presidents from Oshawa will receive their Proclamations from the Mayor of Oshawa, and the 10 Rotary Club Presidents and District Governor Mary Lou Harrison will receive their Proclamations from the Chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham. Dr. Bob Scott, the immdeiate Past Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee will bring us up to date and hoepfully , bring in some of his associates from the Polio stricken countries , again, live. Questions and answers will follow and then an after-party, finishing at 9 pm. The entire event will also be available, by computer, through a URL for any Rotary Club in the world to view. In addition, the broadcast will be sent live all over the world, to the colleges and universities on the Durham College Global Classroom network.


Incoming Lennis Trotter – Kids Safety Village Board and Commmittee Meetings on Aug 27 at the Village at 5:30 pm

AND Kids Safety Village Board and Commmittee Meetings on Sept 17 at the Village at 5:30 pm


Incoming Lennis Trotter – The Grand Re-opening of the Kids' Safety Village will be on Sept 22 from about 10:30 am to about 2 pm at the Kids Safety Village , 1129 Athol Street, Whitby. We would like as many member as possible to be there for our Signature Project.


Incoming Lennis TrotterRotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood logo hats only 2 left for sale - $20 each. Perfect for our Rotary projects and outing. Tell everyone YOU are a member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. If you desire to purchase clothing with our Rotary Club branding, please see Lennis.


Incoming Presdient Lennis Trotter - District 7070 Conference – Rotary Reunion in Prince Edward County – Register at . Casual country all day and evening. 8:30 a.m. – Arrive and enjoy breakfast snacks between. All day Programming – Fun and learning through the six areas of focus. Lunch – Picnic lunch as you enjoy Reunion activities; 6:00 p.m.– Gather for the Rotary family banquet. Sunday– Prince Edward County area activities will be highlighted for personal enjoyment. The cost for the day is $99 per person.


REMINDER: Janice Coupland has asked anyone who is interested in serving on the Community and Vocational Service Committee to let Janice or Kim know, with an email, as soon as you can. There will be a Committee meeting on August 21 at 5:15 pm. Janice and Kim hope that last year's Community and Vocational Service Committee members ( Janice Coupland as Chair, also Sonya, Sandy, Sue, Chidinma, Hilda , Kris, Robbie, Robert Kipling, Myles and Tim) will stay on for another year. Please confirm with Kim as soon as you can.


Sonya Thompson – had her meeting with the Youth Services Committee meeting on August 14 . The Committee decided that we would support Adventure in Citizenship again this year. If you know of a worthy young adult who MCs worthy of attending, please contact Sonya. The Committee will be working with the Rotary Club of oshawa Youth Service Committee to select an outbound student for the 2019 program. We will need host families if we are going to participate. And we will need everyone in the Rotary Club ready and willing to take an inboind student for a weekend or just a day , if we are fortunate enough to have one for 2019. Stay tuned. To learn more about the Youth Exchange Program, be sure to go to the District 7070 webiste and look for Youth Exchange. If you are interested in joining this committee, please send Sonya or Kim an email as soon as possible. Kim and Sonya hope that last year's Youth Services Committee members ( Chidinma, Pat, David Penney, David Mankiewicz, and Lennis) will stay on for another year. Please confirm with Kim and Sonya as soon as you can. The next Youth Committee meeting will be September 18 at 5:15 pm at the Oshawa Golf Club.


Kim Boatman – Asked for participants to be considered for the Rotary Asdventure in Cizizenship to Ottawa to be sent to here as soon as possbile. All of the info is on the Adventure in Citizenship website.


Kim Boatman - announced that Carolina Rodriguez, the District 7070 Rotaract Reperesntative is hosting a training program for all incoming Rotaract Presidents on Saturday August 19 at UOIT from 10 am to 1 pm. Please let Kim or Sonya know, as soon as possible, if anyone from our Rotary Club can be there. We have been asked to send a representative since we are a sponsioring Rotary Club.


Past District Governor Ted - reminded everyone to register for the Rotary Foundation Walk in Kleinberg at the McMichael Gallery. And Please make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, as part of your walk. Join fellow Rotarians with friends and family on Sunday September 30, 2018 for the annual District 7070 walk in support of the Rotary Foundation.

Enjoy a leisurely morning as you choose how to enjoy the renoun McMichael Art Gallery. Registration from 08:30 to 10:00 am. There will be structured 2km and 5km walks starting between 9:30 and 10:00 in collaboration with the Humber Valley Trail Association. The gallery is available for your viewing pleasure following the walk. Lunch and fellowship gathering 11:00 am onwards. Note: Space is limited to 250 attendees due to venue capacity limitations. Individual pledge forms can be downloaded by clicking on the pledge form link. Please co-ordinate all club pledges with your club delegate for the foundation walk. Clubs should submit one cheque per club directly to Rotary Foundation. Here is a place to get an get all of the information you will need.


REMINDER: Sonya Thompson – announced that we had a great Bingo at the Red Barn with Robbie's Team, a few weeks ago. The extra help from Rotarians and the help from the Bingo Hall manager, Frank Sobil, and the on-duty manager, really helped as well. Ted's Team is August 25 at the Red Barn at 4:30 pm.


Treasurer Devon Biddle announced that our annual club dues invoice will be sent to us by email BUT you can pay right now at the front Registration Desk. Dues are $210 for the year (may be paid now or one half now and one half Jan 1, 2019). On the invoice , there will be a voluntary contribution of $100 for the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and $20 for Polio Eradication, if you so desire to pay, and Devon will ensuire that you get credit towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. Spouses may pay $165 annual dues for their membership, as long as one spouse pays the $210. You can start paying TODAY at the front Registration Desk, when you come in to the meeting. Invoices will be emailed shortly.







ACE OF SPADES DRAW: Secretary Robbie Larocque was the lucky winner tonight but alas, he drew the 3 of Diamonds.

The deck gets smaller and the pot grows.




Aug 21 Front Desk Sonya / Jan Bulletin Editor/Greeter David Andrews

Aug 28 Front Desk Hilda Finnigan Bulletin Editor/Greeter David Andrews


(Editor’s note: If you cannot be available for these duties , please find a replacement)




Dave Penney – As part of his addition to his house, Dave Penny got a new furnace and was able to salvage the old Air Conditioner. He took the A/C up to his cottage and after sitting all winter, it still worked.


Past DG Ted - thanked Robert and Caroline Kipling for being such special hosts for our annual Rotary BBQ, last Saturday. Ted also went to the Rotary Club of Bowmanville to promote the Sept 8 Rotary District Friendship Day in Oshawa and met many friends. Very good speaker from the YWCA.


Past Pres Hilda – A happy $5 – Thank you to Robert and Caroline for hosting our Rotary family BBQ and thanked everyone for brining all of the food. She MCs looking forward to Rotary Friendship Day at Parkwood and rememebrs how much Colonel Sam McLaughlin contributed to the Nursing Program, especially when she was in the student nursing program.


Bowmanville Rotarian Randy Henry – also $5 – happy to see so many old friends tonight and happy that Lennis will be President again.


Dan Pantaleo – had a half day off and went to his brother's cottage on Crystal lake and had a ride on some very fast seadoos.


Treasurer Devon – A Happy $2 because his son Alan is getting married this coming weekend - $ 1 now and the other $ next week if the wedding takes place.


Kim – had agreat week with her son Alex , who was down from Whistler, BC and went back home last Sunday. Alex said the smoke from the forest fires was bad. She also thanked Lennis for chairing the meeting tonight.


Incoming Pres Lennis – thanked Robert and Caroline for an excellent BBQ. Fun for everyone.

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GUEST SPEAKERS : Donna McFarlane and Jill Richardson – Durham Region Hospice


Rotary Club of Bowmanville member Randy Henry introduced Donna and Jill.

Donna McFarlane worked at OPG , Durham College and UOIT and has been a strong community supporter of the Grandview Children's Centre, and now, is the Senior Advisor at the Durham Region Hospice - Comfort, Care, Compassion: bringing residential hospice care to Durham Region.

Jill Richardson is a Director on the Board at Durham Region Hospice. She MCs a retired school principal from Toronto who moved to Newcastle . Her husband died 6 years ago and lived with cancer for 8 years. The first few months were okay, then the care was just impossible for her. At first, she received 4 hours of care for her husband daily, then 4 more hours, but the other 16 hours were impossible. The only alternative is Durham Region is in the hospitals for the 8 to 10 days but a hospital is not a place for someone to go and die. There was no dignity. Her husband was shifted from room to room, with other patients in the room, who were sick. Her husband could not eat , nor sleep in the last few days. Jill's grief soon became anger and said that there just has to be a hospice. She met Councilor Willie Woo and 4.5 years later, they formed the Durham Region Hospice and stared fundraising. There will be 3 hospices set up in Durham Region: a ten bed residence in Whitby, a 5 bed residence in Clarington and a 5 bed residence in Port Perry. They were able to get the land.

The facilities in Whitby and Clarington will be built with expansion in mind to meet the additional need.


Donna added that there is no hospice in Durham Region. There is a need for 33 beds by 2019. The average lenth of a patient stay in about 3 weeks. Only 5% of the patients need hospital care while 95% do not . The cost per day in a hospital is about $850 per patient. In a hospice, the cost is about $439. The Province does pay for the services in both facilities. Thehospices will be a home like setting with the family and the focus will be on living, not dying. Everyone knows that there is no curing... it is caring.


A residential hospice is a facility that offers meaningful end-of-life care – at no cost to residents or their family members – in a tranquil home-like setting that offers an alternative to dying in the hospital or at home. With a focus on living – not dying – residential hospice care empowers individuals to choose how they navigate their final journey while helping their families cope with and prepare for their last stages of life. An interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals and friendly volunteers provide assistance with pain and symptom management and offer comfort measures in a calm and nurturing environment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Residential hospice is about caring not curing with a focus on offering free and meaningful care to individuals with a palliative diagnosis. As opposed to a hospital, where care is primarily administered by a medical team – including a primary physician – in a clinical setting, residents are cared for by an interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals (e.g. nurses, personal support workers and social workers) and dedicated volunteers who provide assistance with pain and symptom management and offer comfort measures in a calm, nurturing and home-like environment.


Residents have access to a private room, unrestricted visiting hours and free parking, which are not always available in a hospital setting and have the opportunity to truly choose how they live their final days. For example, having their pet stay with them, the opportunity to eat meals based on their personal choices and schedule, being able to bathe and shower whenever they want, the opportunity to spend time outdoors, etc. In addition, residential hospice care offers a wide range of non-medical service and program options including emotional and spiritual support for residents and their family members, arts and music programming and holistic healing practices.


Durham Region Hospice has partnered with the VON Durham. The capital campaign is $15 million for the Whitby and Clarington facilities. It will be a hospice for ALL residents of Durham Region. Patients will have choices , depending on their location. Cost will be approximately $10 million for Whitby and $5 million for Clarington. Land has been donated for both facilities. $1.5 million has been raised so far. Part of the $15 million requirement will be to fund for the servcies for the first two years. It is now the time to go out to all service groups and organizations in Durham Region and raise funds. They will be sending a formal “ask” to our Rotary Club in the near future.


The hospices day to day operations are funded by the Ministry of Health and will be regulated by the Minstry. Staff will include palliative doctors, RN's PSW's and counselling for the family. The family can stay at the hospice.


Here are some items from their website:


Comfort, Care, Compassion

To better serve individuals in our community who are facing a palliative diagnosis, in February 2018, Durham Region Hospice, a partnership between Durham Hospice and VON Durham Community Corporation, launched Comfort, Care, Compassion, a $15-million capital campaign to support the construction of two new residential hospices in Durham Region and bring this much needed resource to our community.


Hospice care focuses on living – not dying. Individuals are empowered to choose how they navigate their final journeys, and their families receive support in preparing for their loved one’s last stages of life. A five-bed site in Clarington and 10-bed site in Whitby will provide free and meaningful care in a supportive, flexible and home-like environment. Residents will be cared for by an interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals and volunteers who will assist the medical team with comfort measures and pain and symptom management.


Once constructed, these new state-of-the-art facilities will offer private rooms, free parking, unrestricted visiting hours and the ability to live freely, including flexible meals based on each resident’s choice, continuing to live with pets, bathing/showering at leisure, going outside when desired and access to a wide range of non-medical service and program options including spiritual and emotional supports, arts and music and holistic healing practices.


Hospice is about caring, not curing, and the time to care is now. Donate today.

The Comfort, Care, Compassion campaign is running in tandem with the Building for Compassionate Care campaign that launched in October 2017 in support of the planned Oak Ridges Hospice in Port Perry.

Here is an excellent background article from The Oshawa Express:


Donna and Jill and Randy were thanked by Kim Boatman.


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