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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 Club President Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 or our Club Past President Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963.

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:  Holger Knaack – Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Mark Chipman - Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise in Whitby, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: John Burns – Rotary Club of Bowmanville in Bowmanville, 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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MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING :  Tuesday, May 26, 2020

                               Editor: Al Finnigan



May 28 – If you happen to see Velma Ratchford, be sure to say Happy Birthday

May 25 - Happy 90th Birthday to Jean Keys, wife of our good friend Millar Keys


On the Zoom Call Tonight: 

Sue MacKinnon, Dave Andrews, Lennis Trotter, Robert Kipling, Robert Koski, Kris Sachdeva, Janice Coupland, Dave Penny, Linda Porritt, Ted Morrison,  Larry Hurren,, Allan Finnigan, Dave Mankiewicz, Florin Popa, Chidinma Igboanugo. Hilda Finnigan

Special Welcome to our visiting Rotarians  and guests tonight:

Martin Franssen from the Rotary Club of Oshawa

President Lennis started the meeting at 7:06 pm  and welcomed everyone !!!

AGAIN, THANK YOU TO: our very own Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Eric Guernsey for arranging the Zoom Meeting sharing with Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority, The Durham Workforce Authority is the acknowledged provider of local workforce information and champion of workforce development initiatives unique to Durham Region. Their Mission is to produce and offer comprehensive Labour Market Information to our stakeholders, to facilitate workforce solutions by engaging community partners and employers and to encourage development and maintenance of a sustainable and dynamic workforce.. It was so nice to be able to have a whole hour for our Zoom meeting. We thank you both.



Ted  reminded all of us to tell our friends and neighbours to make a donation to our Rotary Cub to help fight COVID-19 right here in Oshawa and our club will match their donation. Thank you to Kim and Sandy for their excellent half page ad in the May 13 and May 20 editions of The Oshawa Express and the news article in the May 20 edition, announcing our big fundraiser to fight COVID-19 here in our community. Thank you for the news article too announcing the matching funds donation. Our 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. As individuals, we all can make a donation to help get to the $5,000 mark, and our club will match that.





Devon is sending one check to the Rotary Foundation on June 1st. If you want to make a donation, please get your money to Devon, and he will send it to the Rotary Foundation, get you credit towards your next Paul Harris Fellow and ensure that you receive a tax donation. He will take cash or cheque.

President Lennis reminded everyone of some important Rotary dates coming up:

NE  2 -R egular ZOOM Meeting –  Regular Weekly Zoom Meeting – 7 PM to 8:00 PM (maybe longer if we don’t get cut off) . Spouses are most welcome. Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884 
Dial by your location  +1 647 558 0588.  Find your local number:  . This will be a business meeting for the club. Everyone is invited. Incoming President Sue MacKinnon will be asking which committees you wish to be on starting July 1, 2020. Please have a few choices picked out. That will make her job as President, so much easier.

JUNE  3 – ZOOM Board of Directors Meeting – 6:15 pm –  PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE

JUNE 3 –District 7070 CONNECTS ZOOM MEETING - Rotary Foundation Update – 7 pm to 8 pm – Please register online :  you will be sent a Zoom link later. We are delighted to have a keynote speaker for our Wednesday Zoom meeting, Bryn Styles, RI Director 2012-14 and Foundation Trustee 2015 -17. Bryn will update us on Rotary COVID-19 efforts and the Rotary Foundation. Former District Foundation Chair, the late Bill Patchett had a dream. Just once he wanted to raise $1,000,000.00 USD for our Rotary Foundation in one Rotary year. He came close raising $806,000.00 USD one year but never realized his goal. This year in his memory we set a goal to raise $1,000,000.00 USD as a tribute to Bill. We call it “The Mil for Bill”. Join us to see how far we have come and how you might help us to reach our goal in this last month of the Rotary year. In addition, we will have updates on the Polio Plus campaign from Dr. Bob Scott and hear from our DG Beth Selby and DGE Mark Chipman. All interested District 7070 Rotarians are welcome to participate, with a special invite to any newer Rotarians who have joined in the past few years - come experience our District!  Cost is free but you need to register in order to get a link for the session.  Please register by noon on Tuesday June 2nd.  A Zoom link will be sent by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For security reasons, we will be screening people trying to access the meeting and will only allow in those who we recognize from the registration sheet.

JUNE  9 - Regular ZOOM Meeting Regular Weekly Zoom Meeting – 7 PM to 8:00 PM (maybe longer if we don’t get cut off) . Spouses are most welcome. Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884 

Dial by your location  +1 647 558 0588.  Find your local number:  .Derek Giberson –  Councilor, City of Oshawa and Board Member and current  Board President of the Back Door Mission For The Relief Of Poverty  For more info, please see:


JUNE 20 - 26 – Rotary International Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii ZOOM Style:

Saturday, 20 June, General Session 1: Together, We Connect  9 to 10:15 am

Sunday, 21 June, General Session 2: Together, We Learn 9 to 10:15 am


Monday – Friday, 22- 26 June: Featured Breakout Sessions (details now available on the                       website ) Each day, one breakout session will be offered at each of the following times:

9:00 – 10:00 am EDT  and  1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT and 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT

JUNE 23 - Regular ZOOM Meeting – Regular Weekly Zoom Meeting – 7 PM to 8:00 PM (maybe longer if we don’t get cut off) . Spouses are most welcome. Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884 

Dial by your location  +1 647 558 0588.  Find your local number:    PRESIDENTS’ NIGHT – SPOUSES INVITED

JUNE 30 - Regular Meeting –  Our Club Meeting is cancelled . But Be sure to Tune in to the District Zoom Year End Celebration and Awards Presentations .  6:45 to 8 PM , Be sure to register:


GUEST SPEAKER:  Martin Franssen -  Durham Regional Police Service – Fraud  During COVID-19 Pandemic

David Andrews introduced Martin . Martin is a member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and a 20-year Detective with DRPS. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Public Heroes Award from the Intercultural Dialogue Institute and at the 2019 PADAN Awards Night, he was again recognized by the DRPS when he received the Mike Ewles Community Builder Award for his outstanding and selfless work with major Crime Fraud Unit to support seniors.

He does over 50 forums and workshops every year, many in his own time (like ours tonight) to help educate people about fraud prevention. He is back with us tonight to talk to us about some things to watch for and be so careful as we guide our way through the COVID-19 pandemic as we do more and more online (banking, purchasing goods, watching Netflix) from our various electronic devices and are home more and more as we work from home.  He will be back later this year to help us all through wills and powers of attorney.

He was an officer in Jordan and Afghanistan training police officers. At any one time , there are over 100 Canadian police officers training abroad.

Martin did the same speech to his own Rotary Club yesterday. So here is a Rotarian in Oshawa, delivering speeches to two Rotary Clubs within 30 hours. That’s what I call Service to his fellow Rotarians. Thank you Martin.

Martin noted that during the pandemic, more people are doing everything online: banking, purchasing groceries, take out meals, all sort of items. They are using their computers, cell phones and note pads. BE CAREFUL. Especially with the use of WIFI. It can be a portal for everyone to see. Even in your own home with your family using various devices  

Make your password as strong as possible. Martin changes his password often. Even your bank pin should be changed often too. Some banks going t 5 characters . It is taking hackers 43 seconds to breech any 4 digit pin.  Martin changes his pin every 6 months too. Use a phrase instead of numbers. Even misspell a word. Only YOU know that. Change it often. Have one password for each aacount. Keep the passwords off your devise. Store them at home somewhere.

Remember the Desjardin fraud about a year ago. They are just now starting to see the identity theft, form that massive breech of security.

Get good anti virus protection for all of your devices. Kaspersky is good for Microsoft and Apple.

Don’t do your banking using McDonald’s WIFI in their parking lot.

Debit and credit cards allow access to your account but they do not belong to you. When you use them , it is not your money, you are using the bank’s money. The agreement you signed, says that you agree to protect the card and its security. Don’t give it out to your kids and grandkids to use. That is a breech of contract and the bank does not have to protect you when you do that.

Buy a gift card instead with a limit . That way, you can send your kids to do the shopping.

There are lots of scams going on now too. Scammers are spoofing the government and health care websites and calling and emailing and even texting with such things as “alert, you are getting COVID-19 funds. Warning: Do NOT  open them.

When you pay with your credit card, you do NOT have to give them the CIV number on the back. That makes the bank feel good that it is really YOU they are making the transaction with.

Consider a credit card with a small limit that you use for just buying things on line.

Be careful of companies with miracle cures, vaccines, medicines, herbal medicines. Don’t open the websites or emails.

One of the worst ones is someone impersonation the local Health Board saying that you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 virus and ask for your credit card so you can be tested fats at the front of the line. They are very good at what they do. Don’t give out any info. Hang up.

Telephone calls, Email communications, text message form companies Demanding urgent payment,  Offering financial relief or  Offering assistance making a Covid 19 claim. Delete or hang up.

Be careful of text messages from your local Utility company. Another scam.

Duct cleaners are just telemarketers , not likely fraudulent. Unless they say they can disinfect the virus. Companies could not even come in to your house until this past Monday. Don’t let them in.

More COVID-10 scams: On-line purchasing;  Duct cleaning (is it really a scam?),  Disinfecting your residence,  Persons posing as: Loan company,  Electrical utility company,  Public Health. Delete them or hang up.

He still sees the “You Won Money: scams via the phone or email. Hang up or delete the emails. There are lots of false lotteries out there. If they are not from Ontario, you can’t win.

Always remember ......

■ If it sounds to good to be true, IT IS!

■ You can NOT win a lottery based outside Ontario. If you did win a lottery it is illegal to be charged a fee for you to receive the winning.

■ Internet- Always use a secure Internet. If its not available use the cellphone towers

■ Do not engage unsolicited callers

■ Get a credit card strictly for on-line purchases

■ Do not share your P.I.N. or password

■ Do NOT open you door to an unsolicited visitor

■ The answer machine is your “executive assistant”.

■ There is no cure for Covid 19

Martin said that COVID-19 is going to be around for a while. Be smart.

The DRPS website is still a good place to get info.

Don’t ever use Kijiji. You don’t want strangers at your door.

Available Resources:

■ Durham Regional Police website “” - Fraud Awareness

■ DRPS video’s

■ The Canadian Anti-fraud Centre –

• Your financial institution

• The Internet



Dave Andrews thanked Martin for his talk and said that our club will ake a donation to PolioPlus on behalf of all of speakers , this year.

President Lennis closed meeting at 7.:45 pm but many stayed on and just had a nice chat with eachother.




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