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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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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:   Sandy McDowell

O Canada: Rhonda Stewart

Toast To The Queen:  Sharron Morrison                                                                                



A warm welcome to Terri Lynn Larocque – guest of Robbie; Sharron Morrison – guest of Ted; Launi Elliott – guest of Bob; Heather Drakes - guest of Stanley Igboanugo  AND welcom to our Rotarian Visitors - President John Burns and Joe Solway of the Bowmanville Rotary Club


BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES :  Happy Birthday to Sean Kellam on November 12.

Janice Coupland has a birthday on November 10 and we sang Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha to Janice, led by our Past District Governor Ted Morrison. AND Happy Anniversary to Laura and Bob Elliott on November 23.



Lennis advised about the Kid’s Safety Village meeting and Annual Meeting on November 5.

The Ajax Optimist Club will be folding at year end.  Ron Mortson and Gerry Bedford will remain on the Board. The Ajax Optimist Club volunteer at a Bingo in Pickering.  It’s rather easy and lucrative so Ron Mortson is checking the  by-laws to see if the Kids’ Safety Village can qualify to volunteer at this bingo.

Hilda announced that we had the option to do away with the meal tickets but decided to keep them so no one forgets to pick up their badge and pay.

Lennis advised the next district conference will be at the Marriott on Lake Rousseau.  It will be October 25-27, 2019. The cost for the room is $139 per evening. Here are the details:

John Burns and Joe Solway from the Bowmanville Rotary Club, asked for our support for their concert on Sunday, December 16.  Two shows, the first one is at 3:00pm and the second one is at 7:00pm.  Proceeds to go to Feed the Need in Durham.  Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty Street North is the location.  Tickets are $25.00 for adult and $15.00 for a child.  Buy your ticket:

Janice – Health Mission Outreach Free Dental Clinic at Durham College on Saturday, November 24. Opportunity to volunteer.

Janice - Participation Dinner is December 4 at the Golf Club.

Janice - Our Christmas Dinner is on December 11 at Chatterpauls.

Alan Nason won the Octoberfest quiz with 13/15 answered correctly.  He wins a $20.00 gift card.

Ted Morrison – The Rotary Club of Courtice presents Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Saturday, November 24 at 2:30, Hope Fellowship Church.  General Admission $20.00  Tickets available at COURTICEROTARY.ORG  (Visa or Mastercard)  See:

Ted – CAKES AND HAMS are available from a different supplier – sell for $25.00 and fruitcake for the same price.  Orders  in within two weeks! By Nov 20

November is Rotary Foundation Month; if you have not contributed to the Rotary Foundation , November is a good month to do so.

Linda – Remembrance Day service in Oshawa.  Meet at 10:00 at Armouries  Sunday, November 11.

Linda – Rotary Club Uxbridge Christmas Hous Tour. See:

Night of 1,000 Dinners on November 21.   $75.00  see Mike Adams or Ron Dick from the  Oshawa Rotary Club to purchase a ticket. See:

Rotary Leadership Institute is November 17. See:


Past Pres Dave Andrews - We have SOLD OUT on the Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York .HERE IS THE MAJOR DEADLINE:  WE NEED  to have money and ticket stubs returned is November 20.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. EARLIER IF YOU CAN, WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED.

REMINDER: Past District Governor Ted -  announced that the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood will have, as our guest speaker, a Rotary Peace Scholar, at our November 13 Rotay Club meeting, as part of our Rotary Foundation Month activities in November.  Chenai Kadungure -a Rotary Peace Scholar  - from Zimbabwe.  Chenai has been involved in non-profit work since she was a teenager. In high school she was an Interact member. Interact taught her the value in “Service Above Self” and this attraction to serving the world has never left her. Chenai earned her undergraduate and master’s degree in Cape Town, where her experience of xenophobia inspired her to become a part of the solution to global conflict. She has experience in research and customer relations and has strong interpersonal skills. She has fundraised for philanthropic initiatives, and assisted NGOs, such as Open Door Education, Cycle For Understanding and The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). As a dedicated soldier for peace; Chenai volunteers for The Red Frogs, has been involved in various church leadership activities, serves on the Board of Directors of Mwala, a charity organization and she mentors in her spare time. She most recently worked for a non-profit called The Hope Factory, an Enterprise Development company owned by The South African institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) which grows people, to develop businesses and impact communities. She is committed to being “a gift to the world” and the Fellowship to study at UNC-Chapel Hill, is just the beginning for her.

Chenai holds a B.A. degree in Media, Sociology and Gender Studies and an M.Phil. in Diversity Studies from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She is currently conducting her M.A. studies in Global Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she aims to obtain the necessary skills to succeed in the international development space

Ted has asked the other clubs, who have been invited,  to please let Dave Andrews know if you wish to attend and perhaps bring a guest.

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ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:     Larry Hurren drew the ACE OF SPADES !!!!!!


FOR  November:          Front Desk  David Penney      Bulletin Editor AND Greeter  Sue MacKinnon

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



  • Dan has booked a trip to Florida.

  • Terry Giles is just happy!

  • Hilda AND Dave were happy to see Terry, Bob and Launi.

  • Lennis and Esther are happy as they have booked a vacation to coincide with Germany in 2019.  Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Italy!

  • Kris – Movember, we noticed!

  • Linda – passed her brokers exam!

  • Bob K – hope there is good results tonight south of the border.

  • Ted – Living in Viagara on the Lake; some folks can’t make it to see a free movie.  He went to see The Book Club and only 10 people showed up. 



None Tonight

GUEST SPEAKER  : Kris and Jancie  -Their trip to Africa

Thank you to Kris and Janice for their slide show of their recent trip to Africa in the spring

Thanked by Terri Lynn Larocque

Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.


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Upcoming Events
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
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