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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:  Mark Maloney – Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Beth Selby - Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, 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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         Bulletin Editor: Hilda Finnigan


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:   Larry Hurren

 O Canada:  Peter Dueck

 Toast To The Queen:  Allan Finnigan                                                                


GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:  Welcome Colleen McLaren and Terry-Ann Hemmings

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES     Happy Birthday to Allan Nason & Moira Pantaleo on June 19; Robbie Laroque June 20, Caroline Kipling June 21, David Penney June 23



Sandy McDowell stated that the new Bingo Roster for the Red Barn has been circulated - if unable to attend please speak to your captain to make arrangements; there will be further announcements/requests for assistance with the KSV Bingo

Hilda Finnigan - circulated the Front Desk and Bulletin Roster for July and August and thanked those who volunteered;

Ted Morrison reminded us of the Lobsterfest hosted by Rotary Club of Oshawa, Thursday June 27, at Simcoe St. United Church at 6:30pm, Tickets $60.00;

Ted also noted that the work of Bill Patchett was recognized at the Conference in Hamburg noting his passion for the Rotary Foundation and our Polio Plus Campaign - Clubs and members are encouraged to give a little extra next Rotary Year to honor Bill's wish raise one million $;

Pres. Linda Porritt announced upcoming Rotary events - DG Changeover Sunday July 7 - 2pm -4pm at the Scarborough Golf Club; Rotary Club of Brighton Interclub BBQ - August 19; Oshawa Parkwood annual BBQ - Saturday August 17th at the Biddle Cottage


DUTY ROSTER:   FOR  June:     Front Desk  Stanley Igboanugo    Bulletin Editor AND Greeter Hilda Finnigan

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




Winner: Peter Dueck drew the 5 of diamonds -  won two tubes of tooth paste, compliments of Dr. Larry Hurren.



- Larry Hurren - cottage bound

- Kris and Janice good time at Port Hope Lobster Dinner with Ted and Sharron

- Dan had a great Fathers Day with both sons visiting

- Colleen McLaren happy the backyard work begins tomorrow

- Mike McLaren enjoyed surprising Al with Addie joining them at golf

- Devon met the son of the "tail gunner" who had been in the plane his father piloted on June 5, 1944

- Ted related his experience as he travelled from Hamburg to Zurich, lost his portfolio which had plane tickets, and hotel reservation information - thankfully was able to travel on and even more amazing the portfolio was found and will be returned to him!!!  Food in Switzerland was also amazing

- David Andrews thanked Mike McLaren for the golf lesson last week

- Sandy McDowell enjoyed her glass of wine courtesy of Allan Finnigan (payment of a bet made during golf)

    The editor apologizes for any missed information - can't read my own writing!

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GUEST SPEAKER  Janice Coupland introduced Terry-Ann Hemmings who recently attended RYLA.  Terry-Ann is currently a student studying  her BScN at UOIT.  She is also the Secretary of the Rotoract Club of UOIT/Durham College.

   Terry-Ann related her week long experience which she named "the 7 G's of RYLA". 

   1. G = Growth - a general discussion and time to learn abut one another and Rotary, surprised to learn that Rotary has a seat at the United Nations

   2. G = Gift - attended the Rotoract Conference

   3. G = Goodness - "don't be discouraged"; words of inspiration from India

   4. G = Goals - visioning, teambuilding, goal setting, how to deal with change

   5. G = Go Getters - debate on "human trafficing"

   6. G = Gratitude - Participated in a Strategic Objective Competition, spoke with Rotary International, attended Gala


   7. G=Goodbye but will stay in touch as bonds have been made "forever friends"

            This was a fun, wonderful, learning experience.


 Sandy McDowell thanked Terry-Ann for her enthusiastic presentation, Oshawa Parkwood pleased to support her in attending RYLA.

 Meeting Adjourned 


IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, MAKE UP : Go online at go to the club locator and find a club or clubs near your destination. Or you can add the free App Rotary Club Locator to your phone for instant look up of any club in the world. Please mail or fax your make-ups to Secretary Robbie Larocque, or give your make-up card to the attendance/registration officer at the next club meeting.


Aug 27, 2019 6:00 PM
State of the Country Address
Sep 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Epilepsy Durham
Sep 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Her Address to the Rotary Clubs in Oshawa, Bowanville & Courtice
Oct 01, 2019
Their week-long service experience in the Dominican Republic - Bio Sand Filters & more
Oct 08, 2019
Spouses invited
Oct 15, 2019
A look at DRPS in Durham Region
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Upcoming Events
Summer Bar B Que at Biddle's Cottage
Biddle Cottage
Aug 24, 2019
2:00 PM – 7:00 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
Rotary Zone Conference
Sep 17, 2019 – Sep 21, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Sep 24, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Ted
Red Barn
Sep 28, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
Red Barn
Oct 12, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 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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