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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, August 4, 2020

                                  Editor: Janice Coupland


Aug   3 – Happy Anniversary to Kay & Larry Hurren


On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Pres. Sue McKinnon, Kris Sachdeva, Janice Coupland, Lennis Trotter, David Andrews, Ted Morrison, Robert Kipling, Tim Dwyre, David Penney, Bill Creamer, Robbie Laroque, Larry Hurren, Stanley and Chidinma Igboanugo, Heather Drakes, Eric Guernsey

Guest : Welcome to our MPP for Oshawa Jennifer French and also our Rotary District 7070 Assistant Governor John Burns


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 and hope we can continue in July.



President Sue MacKinnon started the meeting at 7:02 pm  and welcomed everyone !!!



Pres. Sue opened our meeting with 10 seconds of reflection.



Treasurer Bill Creamer: Dues are Due. Very soon, you will receive an invoice from our Treasurer for the 2020-21 Rotary Dues. The Annual Dues will be $230.00. At the same time, you will have the option to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund of $100 and a donation to The Rotary Foundation PolioPlus Funds for $20 (or more if you wish). You will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. Please pay your dues promptly when you get your invoice, by mailing or dropping off your cheque (or cash), payable to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, to 96 King Street East, Oshawa L1H 1B6.  Thank you everyone. We have already received our invoice from Rotary International.

Meals On Wheels – 2 Volunteers Are Still Required - President is on vacation for a few weeks coming up . We need 2 volunteers. Please see President Sue so that our Rotary Club can fulfill our commitment to this very important community service. Jan has volunteered to help Bill Creamer for Monday August 31st 2020. The following Monday is a holiday so no meals on wheels will be done

Looking for Bingo Volunteers





Some changes are coming due to COVID-19 restrictions

  • Members will need to inform David Andrews if they are not coming to a meeting just as before. Note: We will need 100% of the members on board with this.

  • A combination of in person plus zoom does not look promising unless we can get a minimum of 20 members attending each meeting , in person at the Golf Club.

Bulletin Editor for August 2020 is Janice Coupland. Thank you Janice for volunteering.


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GUEST SPEAKER:   Jennifer French, MPP Oshawa


Jennifer French was first elected as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Oshawa in June 2014.As a dedicated educator, Jennifer has over ten years’ experience teaching in Ontario and abroad and is invested in community theatre and the arts in Oshawa. Re-elected in 2018. Member of the loyal opposition. Third Deputy of the Committee of the Whole, Critic for infrastructure and also for transportation and highways.

Jennifer also has a committed record fighting for workers’ rights. Jennifer works hard to ensure that people have access to good jobs, a strong publicly-funded education system, and a voice in their community. She is a strong advocate for the people of Oshawa and is committed to bringing meaningful change to her community. 

Jennifer is a strong supporter of our Rotary Cub of Oshawa-Parkwood. She has taken a personal interest in the Kids Safety Village and she was there at the sod turning ceremony of the renovation and expansion project. She is also a strong supporter of our Reverse Draw and Silent Auction with door prizes every year.

During the week of October 24, World Polio Day, last year, Jennifer rose in the Ontario legislature and congratulated our two Rotary Clubs here in Oshawa and Rotary clubs throughout Ontario, Canada,  and  world wide, on our efforts to end polio. This year and last year, she will be welcoming everyone to the Global Classroom at Durham College as we livestream World Polio Day in Durham Region 2020.

And who can forget the Leading Girls, Leading Women , Building Communities Awards that Jennifer presented, on behalf of the Province of Ontario, to Carolina Rodriguez , the Past President of the Rotaract Club of Durham College – UOIT , AND to our very own Rotary Club member Kim Boatman.

We thank you, Jennifer, for your service to our community and to our Rotary club.


Here is a summary of Jennifer’s talking points:

State of the World

  • Introduction – what I’ve been doing – what my office has been doing to help and serve – constituent mtgs, organizations – reached out early on and consistently keeping tabs -

  • Global needs – Thank you Rotary (polio and global calls for help)

  • Community highlights & challenges

Queen’s Park

  • Unusual – voting changes, 2 days a week, 3 days a week – no PMB (Thursdays) – served a few days as Speaker

  • Bill 175 – Home Care and changes that open the door to privatization – nurses

  • Bill 195 – end the State of Emergency, but keep the orders (2 years)

  • Bill 197 – changes to environmental assessment

  • Bill 184 – evictions process – changes

  • Petition to make N95 masks –

  • Petition for pandemic pay,

  • End of session - abrupt

  • Summer priorities

Committee – Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs: Study of the recommendations relating to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on certain sectors of the economy (Tourism, Hospitality, Culture, Construction, Infrastructure, Small and Medium Enterprises)

  • Cultural needs – festivals, gig creators,

  • Broadband

  • Certainty and predictability

  • Immediate relief, creative solutions or interventions, transitioning to the future.

Local priorities and challenges

  • Helping organizations (Caremongers, Backdoor Mission & Mission United, Feed the Need)

  • Challenges (housing, anti-Racism/ oppression work)

  • PPE – N95 masks (GM)

  • Bill 43 –Get rid of tolls form 412 and 418

  • Bowmanville Extension – GO

  • Downtown – business community – creative solutions – pilot projects -

Big issues

  • Recovery and economic

  • Youth & marginalized, racialized communities – getting into the trades and construction

  • Childcare

  • Education

Incoming President David Penney thanked Jennifer.


Thank you to our MPP For Oshawa, Jennifer French for her annual address to our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. This year, we are on Zoom and both Jennifer and our Rotary Club are looking at even more ways to help our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you Jennifer.

Meeting adjourned by Pres. Sue at 8:00 pm


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