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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, October 13, 2020


October 13 - Happy Anniversary to Terri Lynn & Robbie Laroque

October 25 - Happy Birthday to Jill Fisher


On the Tuesday Talks Zoom Call Tonight:

Pres. Sue McKinnon, Kris Sachdeva, Janice Coupland, Lennis Trotter, David Andrews, Ted Morrison, Tim Dwyre, David Penney, Robbie Larocque,  Al and Hilda Finnigan, Eric Guernsey, Stanley Igboanugo, Bob Koski,  Bill Creamer, Linda Porritt

Guests :  A warm Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary WELCOME to Leon Effraim


OUR REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS WILL NOT BE AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We will let you know when that may happen. As it stands right now, the Oshawa Golf Club is not hosting any outside organizations (such as ourselves) at the present time.

The 2020 Foundation Walk to raise money for the Rotary Foundation – Will NOT take place on October 18 at the Toronto Beaches boardwalk! due to the new 25 limit on outside gathering numbers imposed for COVID-19.  District 7070 was planning a smaller in-person and COVID responsible walk with 100 Rotarians to comply with existing Toronto By-laws.  Attendees were to be mainly Rotary and Rotaract Club Presidents and District Leaders.  BUT our next step is raise funds for the Rotary Foundation. This is a very important part of a walk, a virtual walk or a club walk, as District 7070 Rotary Clubs annually raise over $100K from this event for the good work of the Foundation.  The District 7070 is also encouraging clubs to hold their own walks within their communities! President Sue has organized our own walk on October 18, 1 PM at Cullen Park. It is flat, has wide pavement that will allow for social distancing.

President Sue says, “Please invite your friends (forward this email), family and family pet that will be on a leash. We will meet at 1:00pm in the sheltered area. You can walk as far as you want, turn around and return to covered area.  All areas are spacious and social distancing is not only essential but possible.  Wear Rotary clothing if you possess any.

When entering Cullen Gardens, there is construction (Spa Nordique, wonderful place, can hardly wait til it opens), stay to the right and you will see a parking lot for public use, after the construction.  Park your vehicle and proceed to the sheltered area. I hope to SEE you !”   

All we have to do now is get pledges and raise funds and go on our own Walk for the Rotary Foundation.  Let’s start raising our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood funds for the Rotary Foundation Walk. You may contribute:  by going on-line to the website , press the donate button and follow the instructions. Donations should be made to the Annual Fund. You will receive a proper receipt for tax purposes. OR Bring you cheques or cash to the Walk and our Treasurer Bill will send it to The Rotary Foundation and you will still get credit toward your next Paul Harris Award level.

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Chair Bob Wallace has asked all clubs to register their club Walk on the Rotary Website, how many attending, when and where and the amount raised for The Rotary Foundation. Perhaps we can all get together in the spring of 2021.

DUES ARE DUE: You have all received an invoice from our Treasurer, Bill Creamer, for the 2020-21 Rotary Dues. There are still members who have not paid. 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 paid our semi annual invoice from Rotary International. You can send him a cheque or you can pay Bill bye-transfer. The address of the e-transfer is and the answer to the question is Oshawa.

Meals On Wheels – Volunteers Are Still Required - We need help, members. Bill and Sue have been the only ones helping so far.  Please contact Bill or Sue if you can help. This is a commitment we have as a Rotary Club to ensure the success of this very important community service. Monday is our day to volunteer.  

BULLETIN EDITORS REQUIRED: Volunteers Are Still Required NOW – We need help, members. Past President Hilda Finnigan is asking everyone in the club to volunteer for a month and write the Club Bulletin. August was looked after. Thank you, Janice Coupland and Kris Sachdeva for August. Thank you, Ted Morrison for doing September. Since NO ONE else has volunteered, Janice has volunteered again to do the bulletin in October.  (Editor’s note: It is time for more club members to step up and do your duty – volunteer). We need editors for November 2020 through June 2021.  And it is not too late to assist Jan and take over October.  Please let Hilda Finnigan know as soon as you can.

MEMBERSHIP RELATED ZOOM SESSIONS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF OUR ROTARY CLUB -  includes a New Members Gatherings, and a Grow Rotary Workshops for all Rotarians and Rotaractors (register for the following workshops online at

New Members Gathering – 1 hour on a weekday evening – currently all slated on Zoom – what an excellent opportunity for any member, new or old, to learn more about Rotary. Everyone is welcome.

  • Wednesday, November 25, 7-8 pm

  • Thursday February 18, 7-8 pm


Grow Rotary Sessions – Approximately 90 minutes on a Saturday morning - currently all slated on Zoom – interact with Rotarians from all over the District. Get ideas and offer ideas how we can grow our club membership. A Zoom link will be sent on Friday Oct 2nd to everyone who has registered by 9 p.m. on Oct 1. Are you interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary ?  Having a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves Membership - looking after our members - new, seasoned and potential, Public Image – reaching out to our communities showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do – our Foundation.  Hear from some D7070 Clubs that are successfully Growing Rotary in the current situation.  We encourage at least 3 members from a club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy.

  • Saturday, January 23, 9:30-11:30 am 

  • Saturday, March 27, 9:30-11:30 am

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members Wanted!!! – Bob Wallace is still looking for new members for the District Foundation Committee to help spend our Rotary District 7070’s money (grant money that is). See the District website (centre column) for more details.  Isn’t it time that you volunteered beyond your own Rotary Club? Just as Past District Governor Ted, Public Image Chair Dave A or Diversity Equity & Inclusion Chair Heather just how rewarding it is to help 55 Rotary Clubs right here in our area. 

Interested in becoming an Assistant Governor? ...or know someone who may be interested in this role?  We are in the process of seeking several enthusiastic, qualified Rotarians to take on the important role of AG next year.   Check out the attached document outlining the AG mandate and qualifications required - application deadline is October 1/20 and can be emailed to me.  Rotary offers "endless opportunities" and this may be one of them for you!



Our their day back is October 24 at 12:30 PM. Need to be there by 11 AM.

Note: Only 3 volunteers at the Bingos at the present time: ONE Banker. ONE front desk Sales Person and ONE U Pick Em Sales Person. WE STILL NEED ONE BANKER. Please see Hilda or sandy as soon as possible.

Volunteers Are Still Required NOW - We need help, members.  Please let Sandy know if YOU are available for future Bingos. We need to be there by 11 AM. Things are different under COVID-19. With only 2 bingo sessions a day, we may only get one bingo per month. Stay tuned.

Here is a note from the Red Barn:

As part of stage 3, upon opening, we will only be permitted 50 customers per session. This restriction, although keeps everyone safer, makes it very difficult to operate our regular bingo schedule.  Please be patient with us in this introductory phase as we anticipate opening with 2 events per day (12:30 pm and 6:45 pm) with new programs that must be geared towards smaller crowds due to the temporary capacity restrictions.  We have applied for a special request to increase the number of patrons permitted in the hall and we shall give you an update as soon as we have one.  Please know that we are working very hard towards opening and offering a product that is acceptable to you until things get back to normal.  

PLEASE NOTE: Doors will be opened at 11:30 am for our 12:30 pm session and 5:45 pm for the 6:45 pm session.

The Snack Bar will be closed until further notice but we have installed Vending Machines with Cold and Hot Beverages and Snacks for your convenience.

The health and wellness of our customers, charities, and staff are paramount.  Upon arrival, customers will be greeted by an attendant at the front entrance to ensure social distancing is adhered to.  Please note that if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath; or if you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days; or if someone you are in close contact with tested positive for Covid 19; or if you have been told to self-isolate by a medical professional or Public Health, we apologize but you will not be permitted to enter the premises.

Other Precautions in effect:

Promoting Social Distancing by managing traffic flow throughout our hall.
Customers, Staff and Charity Volunteers are asked to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet whenever possible.
Customers will be seated 6 feet from each other.
Sneeze Guards are placed at all selling stations.
Sanitizing Stations have been implemented throughout the hall.  Please use the provided hand sanitizer when entering the building and we encourage you to clean hands frequently with soap and warm water or hand sanitizer.
Regular cleaning/disinfecting of all surface areas.  Table tops and chair frames will be thoroughly cleaned/disinfected in between bingo sessions.
All staff and charity volunteers are required to wear masks or face coverings.
Customers are required wear masks or face coverings at all times while in the hall.  If you do not have your own mask one will be provided for you.
Restroom have enhanced automatic capabilities.   
Thank you and stay tuned for further details.

Red Barn Management and Staff



Our club members are invited to join members of the Oshawa Rotary Club and mayor Dan Carter for the official flag raising ceremony to proclaim October 24, 2020 as World Polio Day in the City of Oshawa. Wear you Rotary clothing.


A joint meeting of the 10 Durham Region Rotary Clubs live from the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham College where we will celebrate World Polio Day with leaders from around the world. This year, it is online.

Spouses, guests and prospective members, your friends and all clubs in District 7070 and all over the world will be watching. Proclamations presentations and flag raisings from the 8 City and Region Mayors to our 10 clubs in Durham Region will also be shown by video. Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee (worldwide) will be our keynote speaker, updating everyone on Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio from this world. He will be talking LIVE with Ian Riseley, Past President Rotary International, from Australia, and he may connect with PolioPlus Volunteers from around the world.  We will also see the Rotary International 2020 World Polio Day broadcast and we will livestream that too to everyone in the world. All clubs in the District are invited to watch the event.  This will be the link:


Please look for the story by Dave Andrews in End Polio Now “Rotary Voices: on the Rotary International Website:

Bulletin Editor for September 2020 is Past District Governor Ted Morrison. Thank you, Ted, for volunteering. Janice Coupland has volunteered for the second month this year, for October. Please Let Hilda know if you can do a month’s worth of bulletins as soon as possible.



President Sue and her committee are looking at having a VIRTUAL BBQ near the end of November.  This would include a meal that could be picked up or delivered. Sue has established a committee to look into it. Volunteers to help were Jan, Tim, Ana, Sue, Dave A, Dave P and Linda. Details to follow.


Details will be ready in a few days.

Cakes: $25 each. 2.8 lb holiday fruit cake in a cardboard box with a Rotary sticker. order with Ted Morrison by November 22. Pick up Nov 30

Hams: $30 each. 2 kg Black Forest ham, in the plastic bag from Brandt Meats.  order with Ted Morrison by November 15. Pick up Nov 30. Note: If COVID-19 affects the western Canada suppliers again this year, we may not be able to deliver.

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GUEST SPEAKER:  Our Club Attended Tuesday Talks – Developing Leaders in District 7070”

District Governor Mark Chipman inaugurated the meeting, and Dhammay Kanthan, chair of the District Leadership committee, conducted it.

The key note speaker was Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director and Past District Governor D7070.  Valarie talked about the many opportunities to Lead in Rotary. She believes that the strength is in our clubs and that clubs develop leaders. She noted that the leaders in their professional life often leave their “leader’s hat” at the door when they enter the Rotary world. She says to them, Bring your leadership and leaderships skills to Rotary. She noted that succession planning in your Rotary Club is most important. It takes time for a member to grow into a position (committee member, to chair, to director, to perhaps vice president, then president and then past president). She reminded us all that we never stop developing. E have to offer our members an answer to “What’s in it for me”. She encouraged everyone to bring their skills to the next level of Rotary on to District Committees and beyond.

Dhammay Kanthan, chair of the District Leadership committee, noted that we need to have the freedom to be our best. The focus of Leadership is on the people. She said that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, through your weekly online meetings, this is a good time to ask each member why they joined Rotary. She also encouraged clubs to get their members to go on to the Rotary website and to the Learning Centre, read a topic, and then discuss it at your next meeting.  One prospective member of one club said that now that he does not go downtown every day into Toronto, he is saving 16 hours a week, and now, for the first time has time for Rotary. Dhamay said that leaders need  the development and a path way to be successful, and recommended the three Rotary Leadership sessions , Parts I, II and III and excellent path to being a Leader in your club.

District leadership committee members presented in different Avenues.

Khorshed Khan presented on Learning Pathways for Leadership Positions.

Kaitlynn Almeida on Leadership development Framework;

Kenneth Chin on Recruitment & Succession Planning.

Dhamay Kanthan, Chair, and her entire District 7070 Leadership Development Committee were on hand to present  "Tuesday Talks" on October 13 from 7 PM to 8 PM, entitled, “Developing Leaders”. We learned and connected as this team charted its course to create an effective leadership framework in our district that includes engaging a younger generation in Rotary service, succession in our own clubs, and in our District. Developing good leaders is key to turning Rotary's vision of ‘a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change’ into reality. Leadership is about bringing clarity to where we are headed and then creating an environment where people have the freedom to be their best and can use their gifts to get there. It is always, always all about the people, not just the plan.



District 7070 Chair of the Rotary Foundation Committee, and past District Governor and Rotary Zone Coordinator, invited everyone to the November 10 Tuesday Talks on the Rotary Foundation, Brenda Cressy, a trustee of The Rotary Foundation, will be speaking on what she does and a trustee and more information on the workings of The Rotary Foundation.



Ana Rejab is setting up for us a games night. Here’s Ana to tell us how it will work:

Hello fellow Rotarians! Do you remember playing the "Alphabet Game" on long road trips? Do you remember playing "Guess Who?" So many of you have worked so hard because Rotarians are do-ers! Shall we have a night to have fun over zoom while also contributing a small amount to our chapter? $5 to join,(you can etransfer that to treasurer Bill.) winner takes 3/5 of the pot.

Let's start the night with "Guess Who?". I will assign a famous person to each person joining via direct email. On that night, we will take turns to be in the spotlight. Each participant can ask one question to the one in the hot seat. The one in the spotlight will only answer "Yes" or "No". After all of us have had our turn in the spotlight, we write down our answers and reveal at the same time.

The top 5 will proceed to the next level - the "Alphabet Game". Highest scorer(s) will go first.  I will name the latter and category. Each contestant will name something in that category that starts with the said letter, 10 seconds per contestant. We will carry on until all but one is eliminated.

Spouses are certainly invited. If you want them to be part of the game, then they will have to put $5 into the pot too.



Topic: Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Weekly Meetings on ZOOM, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Time: 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

        Oct 20, 2020 -
– No Meeting – INSTEAD - Please tune in to World Polio Day in Durham Region on Oct 22.

         Oct 27,  2020   07:00 PM

         Nov  3,  2020   07:00 PM

         Nov 10,  2020   07:00 PM

         Nov 17,  2020   07:00 PM

         Nov 24,  2020   07:00 PM        

         Dec  1,  2020   07:00 PM

         Dec  8,  2020   07:00 PM         

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May 20
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May 23
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May 20
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Patti Koski
May 14
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Ann Dwyre
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Willie Kellam
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St Vincents & Grenadines Volcano Disaster
May 18, 2021 7:00 PM
Paul Harris Awards Night - Spouses invited
May 25, 2021 7:00 PM
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion - Update to our Club
Jun 29, 2021 7:00 PM
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Jul 06, 2021 7:00 PM
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Grow Green with Rotary Fundraiser
Apr 10, 2021 10:00 AM –
Jun 30, 2021 8:30 PM
District 7070 Tuesday Talks: Peace Building
ZOOM Meeting
May 11, 2021
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Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
Oshawa Botanical Gardens
May 29, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 12, 2021 10:00 AM –
Jun 16, 2021 4:00 PM
District 7070 Conference - 2021
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 25, 2021 5:00 PM –
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Bike Rodeo
Mary Street Community School
Jun 26, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
District 7070 Year End Celebration
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