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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 MEETING :  Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Editor: Dave Andrews


Rotary Grace – Pat Dyck

ROTARY GRACE                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

O Lord, The Giver of all good,                                                                            

We thank Thee for our daily food                                                          

May Rotary friends and Rotary ways                                                     

Help us to serve Thee all our days.

O Canada – Peter Dueck

Toast to the Queen – Robert Kipling



Visiting Guests: Florin Popa (for the last time as a guest); Dr Roxana Popa (Florin’s wife and dentist); and Debra Mattson our guest speaker from the YWCA in Oshawa.


February 23 – Happy Birthday to Ted Morrison

February 23 – Happy 115th Birthday to ROTARY

February 27 – Happy Birthday to Larry Hurren

It was a pleasure to get everyone up off their seats and sing Happy Birthday to Ted and Larry and to Rotary. Happy Birthday to everyone, cha, cha, cha !!!



Treasurer Devon Biddle announced that he, Mike McLaren and Dave Andrews, met the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club regarding our weekly meals. There had not been a price change since April 2016. Please note that our weekly dinner meal will increase from $22 to $25 starting March 3. The draw will remain at $2 per ticket and the Happy Twoonies will still be $2. A portion of the increase will help offset our speakers’ meals.

Ted Morrison announced that Sharron is in Bowling for Kids Sake fundraised for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of South West Durham Region and sure would like our members to sponsor her. Thank you.  

President Lennis Trotter announced the Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Meeting on March 11 at 7:30 PM at the Kids Safety Village in Whitby.

Kim Boatman and Sandy McDowell  – The Oshawa Express has a suite for the Oshawa Generals home game at the Tribute Communities Centre on Sunday, March 15 at 6:05 pm. Please arrive at 5:30 pm. A sign up sheet is going around tonight. Cost of $25 per person, will help cover the meal and snacks. If you are not at this meeting, please contact Kim or Sandy or Janice as soon as possible. NOTE: WE STILL HAVE SEATS AVAILABLE. THIS IS OPEN TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. ($25 per person).

Janice Coupland is taking names and asking everyone to sign up for our March 17 St Patrick’s Day Dinner  / Party starting at 6 PM at Harpo’s. We will be able to order chicken, salmon or beef dinners ($35, $37 or $42) . Ordering will be doen when you arrive at Harpos and you will be billed accordingly.  Please tell Janice how many will be attending. NOTE: THE NEW DATE FOR OUR ST PATRICK’S DAY DINNER. MARCH 17. No Meeting at the Oshawa Golf Club on March 17.  THERE WILL BE A REGULAR WEEKLY ROTARY MEETING ON MARCH 10 AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB AT THE REGULAR 6 PM TIME.

President Lennis – The third annual Rotary District 7070 Curling Bonspiel will be taking place at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club on Sunday March 22 from 9 am to 1 pm. ONLY IF THERE ARE MORE TEAMS AND PEOPLE REGISTERED. WE MAY LOSE THIS EVENT IF WE DO NOT GET MORE TEAMS. Registration is by team (open soon) – so get your foursome together.  Don’t have a team?  Well, rustle up your fellow Club members.  If you’re keen to curl and can’t find a team, send PDG Neil Phillips your position and he’ll see if he can hook you up. Lunch is included – served between first and second draw (11:30 ish) let us know if a vegetarian or special meal is needed. And of course…there may be some prizes for the top team(s)! Cost is $50 per person, registered as $200 per team. Be sure to register your team on the District 7070 website on the March 22 Calendar of Upcoming Events. For more details Neil can be reached at .

President Lennis – On March 23, 2020, the Rotary Club of Oshawa  - Speaker - Vice President of Corporate and Environmental Affairs of General Motors Canada Company, David Patterson, talking about the future of General Motors in Oshawa.  If you would like to attend, please contact Oshawa Rotary Club President Jay Cannings at .

President Lennis – Invited everyone to the 90th Anniversary party of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke on March 29, on behalf of our Club President, Iosif Ciosa, and their Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to extend an invitation to you to come and join us at their 90th Anniversary Celebration: Sunday, March 29th, 2020;  2:00pm – 4:30pm; Cloverdale Common (Located at the North end of Cloverdale Mall, near the former Target store). To register and pay, click this link: This will be an informal event bringing together our club members and our community friends and partners to enjoy fellowship, light refreshments and entertainment. In addition, during the event, we will conduct a special ceremony to honour two new inductees as Honorary Paul Harris Recognition recipients. And finally, we want you to know that a Group Photo will be taken of all current and past Club Members. Make sure you are in it!!  This will be a ticketed event. The ticket price of $10.00 will assist in covering the costs for food and entertainment.

President Lennis – The President and Members of the Rotary Club of Belleville cordially invite you to attend our 100th Anniversary Celebration on April 1, 2020 at the Ramada Inn. Guest Speaker:  Jeffry Cadorette, Rotary International Director. Attire: Business or black tie optional. TICKETS $100 each  includes 3-Course Dinner and Wine RSVP by Friday, February 28th, 2020 via or Tracy Bray at .

Dave Andrews – The Rotary Club of Oshawa is celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a big event on April 3, 2020 at the Jubilee Pavilion. Cocktails at 6 pm and Dinner at 7 pm. Keynote speaker will be the Hon. Ed Broadbent. Tickets are $100 each and are NOW available. If you would like to attend, please contact Dave Andrews and he will sign you up. You may pay the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood starting next week. Dave will arrange to get a cheque from Devon to pay the Oshawa Rotary Club. Please note the MARCH 6 DEADLINE for signing up. Please pay Dave ON MARCH 3 WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE ROTARY CLUB MEETING. We already have 9 people going from our Rotary Club. Your choice of meal: Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian. Please also let Dave know when you sign up. Tickets are going fast and they want to finalize numbers by March 6. Please see Dave ASAP.

Presdient Lennis – The Rotary Club of Etobicoke is hosting a special Event RETHINK PLASTICS – April 15, 2020 - An evening to Rethink Plastics . 6 to 9 pm at The Old Mill,  - Guild Hall Room, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON. We use it everyday, it permeates every aspect of our lives. Is plastic a valuable resource, a life-altering innovation or an environmental troublemaker? The Rotary Club of Etobicoke is hosting an evening with Canadian Industry Leaders as they share unique insights to start this important conversation. Marc Cullen - Moderator- Canada's Gardening Guru; Bob Barrett - President Polytainers; John Coyne - Vice President Legal & External Affairs for Unilever & Executive Chair of Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance; Paulina Leung - VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Emterra Group; Susan Dalgleish - Executive Vice-President & CFO of Polytainers; Barry Friesen - General Manager of Cleanfarms Inc. and Event Chair. Join us for this relevant evening. Cost $20 per person it includes snacks + cash bar. Seats are limited, register today!

REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE: Ted also announced that the 2020 date for our Kids Against Hunger was going to be Sunday May 3 at the Jubilee pavilion in Lakeview Park in Oshawa.

Dave Andrews and Ted Morrison – The 2020 Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction is fast approaching on May 7, 2020, from 6 to 10 pm at The Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. Tickets are $150 each and are available NOW from Dave Andrews. Fabulous meal, last ticket out wins $3,000.00 , every 20th ticket wins $100 and more door prizes too. On the back of each ticket this year, is your choice of entrée: beef, chicken or vegetarian. Please check off the choice on the back of the ticket when you sell. Please start getting those Silent Auction items in to Ted Morrison. Value to be $100 + if possible. Please give a photo and description and retail value to Dave Andrews so he can put them on to our website and social media pages and get the poster printed up too for the Auction. The donator will get the name of their establishment well noted on our media sites, and in our program. We have given to each member, the sample “ask” letters for ticket sales , sponsorship opportunities, and silent auction donation requests.

David Penney – Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort. Rotary is committed to raising $50 million per year over the next three years, with every dollar to be matched with two additional dollars from the Gates Foundation. This expanded agreement will translate into up to $450 million for polio eradication activities. NOW is the time for all of our Rotary Club members to make a donation. Thank you.


Front Door : David Mankiewicz

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Sue MacKinnon

(Editor’s note: If you cannot attend, please find a replacement)



Dave Andrews – Congratulations to Larry Hurren on his retirement. It was so nice to see his old dentist, Larry , and his new dentist, Dr Roxana Popa , both at our meeting tonight.

Robert Kipling – Glad to be back from 5 weeks in Peru and they came back in one piece (no robbed or assaulted).

Ted Morrison – For his Birthday, he and Sharron went to Rama. Great meals and accommodations. But came back with a little less than they had hoped.

Terry Giles – It was 67 years ago this week, that he began his Rotary membership. (Dave thinks that it was with the Rotary Club of Wellingborough).

Larry Hurren – 50 Happy Bucks – 45 years in dentistry and 5 more for his up coming trip to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.



Dave Andrews, Ted Morrison and Lennis Trotter, members of our club’s Rotary Information, along with sponsor Larry Hurren, all helped induct and welcome Florin Popa, our newest member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is very proud to welcome Florin Popa as our newest member. Florin is Director of Operations at Oshawa Dentist, 259 Simcoe Street South in Oshawa. Improving their patients’ health in the most relaxed manner has kept their patients coming back for over 30 years. Located on the corner of Simcoe Street South and Gibb Street, their state-of-the-art office and friendly staff allow patients to relax in our care. They welcome new patients every day. Florin is pictured here with his wife, and Dentist Dr. Roxana Popa, and our Rotary Cub of Oshawa-Parkwood President Lennis Trotter. Everyone in the Rotary Club is very happy to have Florin join HIS new Rotary Club and help make a difference in peoples lives, here in Oshawa, in Durham Region, in Canada and throughout the world. If you are ever out at the Oshawa Airport, Florin is also constructing the new hangar. Early last year, Ryan Terminals broke ground on a 42,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art hangar and aviation office complex.  Once complete, the facility will be home to several aviation businesses with a focus on corporate and private aircraft. This new hangar brings the total hangar complement at the Oshawa Executive Airport to more than 400,000 square feet. It represents the largest hangar at the airport to date and is capable of housing multiple large corporate aircraft.

Our newest member Florin Popa, his wife Dr Roxana Popa , and our President Lennis Trotter



None this week

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GUEST SPEAKER:   Debra Mattson – Durham Region YWCA

Janice Coupland, our Director of Community Service, introduce Debra Mattson.

A History of the YWCA in Oshawa:

In 1944, Colonel and Mrs. R.S McLaughlin gifted the historic 'Adelaide House' to the YWCA. The gift included remodelling to make it suitable for housing working girls.

In 1945, YWCA Durham opens its doors to low-income women, offering opportunities for self development through education, supportive housing & recreational programming.

By 1950, There were 79 permanent and 156 temporary residents in Adelaide House. Dinner costs 75 cents per person!

In 1971, they Opened up a hostel for homeless women and children.

By 1995, The Oshawa YWCA Hostel - the only women's hostel in the region - provides outreach to over 1000 women & children.

In 2002, they Purchase of building to house Y's WISH Emergency Shelter for abused women and children. Y's WISH Shelter opened its doors in 2003 and has been a safe haven and support for thousands of women and children ever since.Y’s WISH stands for Women In Safe Housing. We will help you by offering a safe and secure temporary home in our 15 bed shelter. You and your children are welcome regardless of age, ethnicity or sexual orientation. We provide healthy meals and snacks, a comfortable room to sleep, clean washrooms, play room and family room - all in a secure setting.  

We can connect you with community agencies including housing, social services, employment, legal aid and more. Find out more about our transitional and outreach support. We also offer short term crisis counselling for women and children in individual and group settings. We can connect you to information, referrals and advocacy to ensure a smooth transition back into your community. Visit our links page for a list of area resources. In 2018, the shelter looked after 104 women and 88 children and did 574 referrals.

Also in 2002, YWCA Durham received designation as an Ontario Early Years Centre.

In 2004, YWCA Durham hosts first annual Starry Nights fundraiser - the first of a longstanding tradition!

In 2008, Shortly after the hostel closes, 2nd Stage Housing opens in Adelaide House - Durham's only supportive housing program of its kind! The YWCA Durham provides the region's only second stage housing program for single women at risk. At our second stage program you'll find safe, supportive and affordable housing. This turn-key program also provides a peer network, professional counselling, advocacy and job and life skills development. Over a maximum 24 months stay, women will gain the skills, connections and confidence to achieve long term success and independence in Durham region.  The Program fees are geared to income and include:

  • Nutritious meals prepared daily
  • Single and double bedrooms, fully furnished
  • Shared bath, common rooms, kitchenette and dining rooms
  • Fitness room
  • Wifi and local calls
  • Laundry facilities
  • Accessible, secure building
  • Access to Adelaide’s Attic, our second hand store
  • Access to professional counselling, job skills and life skills opportunities
  • Volunteer opportunities in the kitchen, store, garden and more

In 2008, Adelaide's Attic opens!.  Our second hand shop at 33 McGrigor serves Oshawa women with low price clothing & household items. Adelaide’s Attic is a vintage clothing and household items store with proceeds supporting YWCA Durham. The store provides women in the community with clothing, accessories and linens at very low prices. Adelaide’s Attic offers clothing for the entire family as well as small house wares, linens, dishes and much more. Items start as low as $1. YWCA Durham receives new donations every week so it’s never the same store twice! The vision for Adelaide’s Attic was to provide women in the community with the opportunity to shop in a boutique setting for stylish and affordable clothing for themselves as well as their family.  Adelaide’s Attic also provides volunteer opportunities for women to gain retail store experience while earning gift certificates for shopping.

In 2015, 55 McGrigor Apartments celebrates 25th Anniversary.

In 2018, their 24 hour crisis line handled 1,213 calls

Vision: An inclusive community where women, children, youth and families are safe, inspired and empowered to grow.

Mission: YWCA Durham is a trusted community leader that provides high quality programs, services and resources that respond to the needs of women, children, youth and families.

Values​:  YWCA Durham is a feminist organization that believes in, supports and advocates for:


We recognize that an investment in women, children, youth and families builds a stronger future for everyone.


We honour and are committed to diversity and inclusion.

Self Determination

We respect and support the right for women and girls to make their own choices.


We conduct ourselves with integrity to ensure a high level of accountability and transparency.A Part of Something Bigger:  YWCA Durham is part of our country’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization, YWCA Canada, and exists in solidarity with the global YWCA movement, which serves 25 million women and girls throughout 125 countries while driving the international gender-based human rights agenda.


Violence Against Women (VAW):  Throughout the years of providing services to women and children who have experienced violence, we continue to change with the needs of our clientele. Women and their children are requiring our services for longer periods of time. We continue to offer emergency shelter and services, transitional support and counselling.History:  YWCA Durham has 70 years of history in helping women to achieve success against the odds. See our timeline for highlights of our journey.

YWCA Durham - A Turning Point For Women :  We're deeply committed to meeting the needs of women and their children in Durham Region who experience violence and abuse. If you need help right away, access our services here.

Everyone needs a place to call home. : We offer 4 different types of housing from emergency shelter to long term rent-geared-income housing. Our housing services are unique in that they are paired with access to counselling, employment and life skills programs that prepare women for successful transition into the community.

The early years matter: The right support in the formative pre-school years sets kids up for success in kindergarten and beyond. We administer an EarlyON Centre and offer parent and child programming and recreational opportunities at our Family Program Centre. Over 2,800 looked after in 2018.

Our place can be your space: Our historic Adelaide House offers a unique meeting place for special events, business functions, and social gatherings.

Debra noted that money does come from the government, the United Way , and also from their tarry Night fundraiser.

Debra was thanked by Jackie Schagen

Meeting Adjourned

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sandra McDowell
September 13
John Kellam
September 29
Spouse Birthdays
Roxana Popa
September 2
Trent James
September 27
Zanariah Ana Rejab
September 5
Kim Boatman
Richard Boatman
September 6
Devon Biddle
Linda Biddle
September 9
Allan Finnigan
Hilda Finnigan
September 20
Hilda Finnigan
Allan Finnigan
September 20
Sep 08, 2020 7:00 PM
Annual address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 15, 2020 7:00 PM
Interim Chief,Durham Regional Police Service - Annual Address to the Rotary Club
Sep 29, 2020 7:00 PM
Durham Steelhawks - Sledge Hockey
Oct 06, 2020 6:00 PM
Zoom Meeting with 5 Rotary Clubs
Oct 20, 2020 6:30 PM
Tune In to the Oct 22 - 2020 World Polio Day in Durham Region Livestream
Oct 27, 2020 6:30 PM
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
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Oct 22, 2020
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Director - International Service
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Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
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Director - Public Relations
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