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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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MINUTES OF MEETING : January 15, 2019 _______________________


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.


Grace:  Robbie Larocque                              

O Canada: Peter Dueck  

Toast To The Queen:  Shawn Kellam                                                                                        



Visiting Guests: Dr. Colin Carrie, MP for Oshawa;  and Eric Guernsey,  Manager, Constituent Services & New Media - Office of Dr. Colin Carrie, MP -Oshawa



Pat Dyck – Birthday, January 18, 2019

Patti Koski – Birthday, January 21, 2019



Sandy announced that the Bingo from this past Saturday went very well. We were only short $1.00. Great Job Team. Sandy announced that the revenue for the month of December amounted to approximately $1100.00.

Janice announced that we will have our Rotary Valentine’s Day dinner at Wildfire on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. There will be a set menu.

Kris announced that he has been in to visit with Dave Andrews before this evening’s meeting. He doing well. He has had some swelling probably by walking too much.

Robbie announced that Reverse draw tickets are now available for distribution and sale. Kindly see him for tickets, kindly remember this is one of our annual major fundraisers.

Ted announced that it is time to begin looking for silent auction merchandise and services for our Reverse Draw. Once again if each Rotarian could find two or three S/A items that would make the auction a great success.

Linda announced that on January 31 the Savour the Flavour event at Deer Creek is nearing being sold out. Savour The Flavour – Fundraiser Gala  - Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club -$85 per person – at Deer Creek Golf Club - This much-anticipated event showcases 12 local restaurants under one roof and, through the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise, raises funds for scores of community organizations and worldwide initiatives. During the evening you can choose your favourite dish from just one restaurant, or if your taste buds are excited, sample them all!

This fundraising event will have more than delicious food!  You will enjoy the company and competition with friends as you browse the silent auction items and place your bids.  But that's not all, guests will enjoy an exciting Live Auction, Draws & Prizes, Live Entertainment and much more! This is an opportunity to serve your community and hungry customers all at the same time!  It's shaping up to be an evening full of great company, food, and festivities that will benefit our community with the money raised! TICKET PRICE $100.00 (After November 21st). To inquire about tickets please call Niecy Dillon.  Telephone: 905 259-5358 . Email:


Linda announced that the Toronto Club will be hosting an event on February 1 with Conrad Black. The topic of discussion will be “A President Like No Other”. Rotary Club of Toronto Weekly Meeting – Speaker Conrad Black - Location: Fairmont Imperial Room, 100 Front St. W.   Topic: "A President Like No Other", Host: Geoffrey Johnson.   MANDATORY RSVP Attendance and # of Guests.  Cost: Rotary Toronto Members: A Lunch Ticket. Cost: District/Visiting Rotarians and Guests $55. Mandatory RSVP Email: or call 416-363-0604 ‘$55 Cash at the door if registered or $55 by Credit Card no later than Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.  Providing the most intriguing and significant analysis yet of Trump's political rise. Ambitious in intellectual scope, contrarian in many of its opinions, and admirably concise, this is surely set to be one of the most provocative political books you are likely to read this year.

Linda announced that on January 23 there will be a Cocktail Style event in celebration of the Anniversary celebrating 30 years of Women in Rotary cost $30.00. 30th Anniversary of Women In Rotary Celebrationlight snacks – Cost $35 per person. Open to all in District 7070 and friends. YWCA, 87 Elm St, Toronto Register on the   website

Linda announced that the talk by Franco Scanga will need to be re-scheduled.

Linda announced that our meeting next week will have our Director’s provide their semi-annual report. We will be joined next week by the Rotary Club of Oshawa.

Linda shared our theme for the upcoming Rotary Year, “Rotary Connects the World”. See this link:

Ted announced that we are organizing another Kids’ against Hunger food packaging event on May 4th. We are looking to partner with the Oshawa Club and the Whitby-Sunrise Club. We will look to package 30 000 meals for the needy.



Winner: Pat Dyck   Card Drawn: King of Hearts 


On The Front Door: Peter Dueck

Bulletin Editor: Robbie

Greeter:  Robbie

 (Editor’s note: If you cannot be on the door, please find a replacement)



Stanley is happy that he and his family travelled recently to Africa. He was glad to return to Canada.

Kim welcomed Colin as he is inducted into the Rotary Club.

Ted is happy to share a movie review about a recent movie which he saw. “The Upside” Ted noted that is well done and a feel good story.

Dan is happy to contribute for the Bingo loss.

Bob S. also welcomed Colin to the Club. He reminded Colin if he becomes Prime Minister of Canada he may need to seek a leave of absence from the Club. Bob also announced that his daughter had 4 breakaways at a recent hockey game and did not score on any one of them. And by the way the Bears lost in the dying seconds.

Sue is proud of her restraint at the desert table.

Kris welcomed Colin.

Eric G. is happy to hear about Dave Andrews’ successful surgery.

Linda is happy to welcome Colin to the Club. Linda is also happy to have been in Cottage Country showing a home (with very steep topography).

Bob K. is happy that Sonya is the Sergeant-at-Arms.

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The invited both Linda and Lennis to the front to assist in the induction of our newest Rotarian Dr. Colin Carrie.


Ted welcomed Colin to the Club. Ted provided an overview of Rotary history and it’s international significance and the men and women who make a difference in the world.


Ted gave Colin his new member kit along with his name badge. Then Lennis provided Colin with a copy of the 4-way test and a copy of the objects of Rotary.


Linda provided Colin with his Rotary Pin.


Ted gave Colin an Oshawa-Parkwood Banner so that he might hang it in his Office in Ottawa.


Photo’s were taken! and are on our Clubs Facebook Page.





Colin was offered to say a few words as the newest member of Oshawa-Parkwood. Colin reflected that he is honoured to join our (his) Rotary Club. He is looking forward to participate as actively as possible. He never realized just how much good Rotary does both in our local communities and world wide.



Name of Speaker: Ted Morrison

Introducer: Linda

Thanked By: Everyone

Speaker’s Remarks:

Ted gave an overview of the 2018 Rotary International Council on Resolution. In 2018 some 55 resolutions were submitted for consideration. Of the 55 submitted resolutions 27 were adopted (22 by the Rotary International Board and 5 by the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation).

Here is a link:

The following is a partial list of the adopted resolutions:

1. reaffirm the importance of Service in the Objects of Rotary

2. provide a club guide for mandatory and discretionary practices

3. recommend that clubs display the 4-way test

4. publish a manual outlining the method for entering club data on Rotary Club Central

5. report all volunteer hours (111.2 million hours)



The following are some of failed resolutions:

1. all club meetings begin with reciting the 4-way test

2. the minimum number of members in a club be 20 memebers

3. clubs create a regional constitution

4. recognize EarlyAct clubs

5. raise Rotaract age to 35



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Our Club's Plans and Objectives for 2019-20
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Smart IV Pumps
Jul 30, 2019
We Grow Food
Aug 06, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
Red Barn
Jul 27, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Aug 06, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Janice
Red Barn
Aug 10, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Kids Safety Village Committee and Board Meeting
Kids Safety Village
Aug 12, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Summer Bar B Que at Biddle's Cottage
Biddle Cottage
Aug 17, 2019
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Sue
Red Barn
Aug 17, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Sep 03, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk
High Park
Sep 08, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Robbie
Red Barn
Sep 14, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Fashion Show
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Sep 15, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Director - Sergeant-at-Arms
Past President
Director - Public Relations
Executive Secretary
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