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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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MINUTES OF MEETING:  Tuesday, May 28, 2019

                 Editor – David Andrews


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:                          Dave Andrews               

O Canada:                   Kay Hurren                                                                                             

Toast To The Queen:  Janice Coupland                                                         


A warm welcome to our guest speaker, Rebekkah  Finnigan and to our guests Rhonda Stewart, Catherine Baker and Kay Hurren. Please come back again and visit us soon. You are always welcome.

And as always, a very warm welcome to our first (Charter) Rotary Club President and current Honorary member Terry Giles, visiting with us again.


None tonight


Past President Dave Andrews: President Linda is one her way to the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg and is filling in for her for the next few weeks. Incoming President Lennis is also there. Dave wished Past District Governor Ted, Treasurer Devon, Incoming Vice President Sue and safe and happy journey to Hamburg. Enjoy all that the RI Convention has to offer.

For the rest of us, be sure to check the Rotary International Facebook page, our District 7070 Facebook page and the Rotary International website for daily updates on the happenings at the Rotary International Convention June 1 – 5.

You can register for the 2020 RI Convention in Honolulu if you go online to the from June 1 thru 5 and SAVE.

Director Janice Coupland: BINGO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JUNE 1 FROM 5 pm to 10 pm: With so many members at the R I Convention, we need some help. Please let Janice know if you can come out and help. Even for a few hours.

Past President Hilda Finnigan: It is that time of year again when we are looking for volunteers to work the registration desk and be a greeter and write the bulletin, during our summer months of July and August. If everyone signs up for one week at a time, the summer will be covered. A Sign Up Sheet is going around.

Past District Governor Ted Morrison: The Rotary Club of Oshawa is having a Lobsterfest on June 27 at Simcoe Street United Church . Cost is $60 per person. Our very own Keith Ratchford is one of the cooks (and he is very good). Be sure to contact any member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa for tickets. Al Densham is in charge.


REMINDER: Incoming President Lennis Trotter announced the June 25 meeting of the incoming Rotary Board at 5 PM, and asked that the Board have their committees in place by June 18 and forwarded to Dave Andrews so he can put them into the spreadsheet for all of the Board to review.

Attention to Club members: If you want to be on a certain committee next year (July 1 thru June 30), please get in touch with Lennis or the Director. A list of next year’s Board is on the Club website.

REMINDER: Past Pres Dave Andrews - FUTURE GUEST SPEAKERS: Do you have a prospective member in mind who just may be interested in joining Rotary? Invite them to a meeting. Now is the time to invite prospective members to attend upcoming meetings as our Speaker List is most IMPRESSIVE. Check out the Calendar of Events and the Club website for all of the details.

REMINDER: Incoming President Lennis announce that the next meeting of the Kids Safety Village Board and Committee would be August 12 at the Kids Safety Village. Time: 5:30 pm.

REMINDER: ROTARY FRIENDSHIP DAY IN OSHAWA: (tentative date: September 28, 2019 )– Once again, this year, our two Rotary Clubs in Oshawa will have our joint meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood. Noon to  1:30 pm at Parkwood, the estate of the late Colonel R. S. McLaughlin as both clubs host and bring back to life, District 7070  Rotary Friendship Day in Oshawa. Everyone in District 7070 is invited. Cost to be determined. You may bring guests as well.  A portion of your ticket price will go to The Rotary Foundation and will be credited to you next Paul Harris Fellow. Registration will open in the summer. This is an excellent opportunity for both of our Rotary clubs to work together again. You can register soon for you and your guest to attend Rotary Friendship Day in Oshawa at Parkwood Estate.

REMINDER: ROTARY FASHION SHOW: - Janice Coupland - The revised date for the fashion show is now Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

REMINDER: ROTARY ZONE 24 7 32 CONFERENCE:  President Linda encouraged everyone to register for the 2019 Rotary Zone 24 & 32 Zone Conference - Zone Conference - September 19-21, 2019 in Niagara Falls. This is a great opportunity to meet more members of the Rotary family in a location close to home. The conference theme is “People Coming Together.” Be sure to Register TODAY.

REMINDER: ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP DAY WITH THE TORNTO ARGONAUTS: President Linda reminded us about The Rotary Clubs of Toronto and Toronto West exploring a renewed partnership with the Toronto Argonauts with a special focus on our common interest in Youth Services. The current proposal is for a Rotary Youth Leadership Day on the afternoon of Saturday, September 28, followed by the game at 7:00 p.m. There will be an opportunity to sponsor young people to attend the leadership session and also the opportunity to attend the game for a price that includes a donation to End Polio Now. Stay tuned.

REMINDER: WORLD POLIO DAY IN DURHAM REGION: October 24 – DETAILS TO FOLLOW  - Tentative details - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm -  joint  meeting of Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood hosting our 10 Durham Region Rotary Clubs in 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.  ALL ROTARIANS AND GUESTS IN DISTRICT 7070 ARE INVITED TO THE GLOBAL CLASSROOM . Cash bar and  hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cost to be determined for 2019 (last year we had it pegged at $25 per person , with a portion to be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradictaion Initative and will credited to your next Paul  Harris Fellow.) Spouses, guests and prospective members are invited. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and then,  we will livestream our event live to Rotary Clubs, Universities and colleges worldwide.  Proclamations from our cities and Durham region will be presented to all 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region. Dr. Bob Scott , our keynote speaker has already confirmed other speakers from around the world .

REMINDER: DISTRICT CONFERENCE – OCTOBER 25 – 27: REMINDER – Vice President Lennis Trotter – encouraged everyone to register TODAY, for the District 7070 Conference on Oct 25-27 held in Muskoka on Lake Rosseau. Cost to register is $349 per person. Rates for the Marriot are $135/night. Did you register? For all of the details and to help you register here is the link.

REMINDER: KIDS SAFETY VILLAGE HALLOWEEN HAUNT: OCTOBER 25 AND 26: SAVE THESE DATES: The next big VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES that we will have at the Kids Safety Village will be The Halloween Haunt on Oct 25 and 26 (and some preparation to spruce up the Village for Halloween, before these dates),

REMINDER: KIDS SAFETY VILLAGE : CHRISTMAS AT THE VILLAGE: and the Christmas at The Village on Nov 21,22 and 23 and also on Nov 28, 29 and 30 (plus some sprucing up The Village for Christmas before these dates).


SARGEANT AT ARMS: Tim Dwyre – ACE OF SPADES Draw and our Happy Toonies , tonight. Thank you, Tim.

THE ACE OF SPADES DRAW:   Winner:  Kay Hurren, who drew the ACE of Diamonds and forgot to pick up her travel tubes of travel sized toothpaste courtesy Dr Larry Hurren . What are the odds? The pot grows and the deck gets smaller.



On The Front Door:  Stanley Igboanugo

Bulletin Editor:          Hilda Finnigan



Janice Coupland -  Congratulations to Sue MacKinnon who just finished her last day of work TODAY.

Ted Morrison – After the Convention in Germany, Ted and Sharron will be going to Switzerland for two weeks and visit places his grandmother visited for 50 years (1945 thru to 1995)

Stanley Igboanugo – Sad that his friend, who picked them up from the airport when they arrived in Canada, fell in the bathroom and passed away suddenly when they were all at a Mandarin Restaurant .  But glad that his second daughter received the President’s Award at MacMaster University and now will be going to medical school.

Ted Morrison – received sad news today that Sharon Clark (of Sharon’s Kids), has terminal lung cancer.

Bob Stewart – after golf, (and dressed accordingly in summer wear), Bob went to watch his daughter play hockey, from the in the warm confines of the hockey rink spectator area. However, they needed an official scorekeeper, so he went out to the cold ice area for the game. Then, if that was not enough, they asked him to score the next game too. Brrrrrrrrr.

Terry Giles – it was on this day in 1963, that Terry was introduced to Rotary as the charter of the new Rotary Club of North Scarborough was formed.

Mike McLaren – his daughter from Alberta is coming down and getting a makeover on CITY TV and staying with he and Colleen on June 6 – 7.

Hilda Finnigan -  a happy $5 to welcome Rebekkah ( her daughter in law) to our meeting as guest speaker, and to congratulate Sue MacKinnon on her retirement.

Devon – he and Linda are off to Germany for the Rotary Convention and then for a week in Iceland.

Dave – sad that Madhu was not well. We are all hoping for a recovery for our Past President.

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GUEST SPEAKER: Rebekkah Finnigan – Registered Health & Life Coach

Topic: Kick The Sugar Habit

Rebekkah introduced herself and many of us knew her already. She is married to Greg Finnigan, Al’s son, for 25 years. They have the two twin teen aged boys, Josh and William. She climbed up the corporate ladder, always prioritizing her kids, family, then job. Lots of stress and figured out that she was a sugar addict. Something had to change.

Sugar messes with the brain, the mood, and makes one fat. She went from stress and anxiety to calm. Very remarkable in a relatively short period of time. She has helped over 100 people kick the sugar habit and turn their life around , in the last 6 months.

 She talked about 3 challenges: why we crave sugar; no one wants to stop eating sugar; and there must be something else that make sus feel unhappy.


She talked about the polarity of food and how the energetic quality of food might be creating our cravings.

When we eat red meat, eggs , salt, protein, we fell grounded, focused , and aggressive. This contracted tension.

When we eat sugar, dairy, caffeine, and fruits, we feel happy relaxed, light, and energized. If we eat too much sugar we feel drowsy. This is expansive bliss.

If we have one of these extremes (i.e contracted tension ) we try to compensate by eating foods that make us feel like the expansive bliss. One pole to the other.

Same with activities: One pole is contracted tension  =  exercise , work and stress. The other pole Expansive bliss = nap. Hot tub, watching TV , reading. If we do too much atone pole, we crave to the activity at the other pole.


It feels good to eat sugar (the expansive bliss). As we eat too much sugar, our pancreas works overtime to bring down the blood sugar readings. Too much work, then not enough work when we don’t get enough sugar. We need to control our sugar.

She suggested we research glycogen and find food that contain glycogen. The body breaks down most carbohydrates from the foods we eat and converts them to a type of sugar called glucose. Glucose is the main source of fuel for our cells. When the body doesn't need to use the glucose for energy, it stores it in the liver and muscles. This stored form of glucose is made up of many connected glucose molecules and is called glycogen. When the body needs a quick boost of energy or when the body isn't getting glucose from food, glycogen is broken down to release glucose into the bloodstream to be used as fuel for the cells.

Since glycogen is your body's backup source of fuel, it is essential to eat certain foods to keep adequate levels of glycogen in your system. Because glycogen is easier for your body to use as energy, it's used before fat, so if your glycogen stores are full, your body doesn't burn fat. To start burning fat, you need to diminish your glycogen stores so your body has no other choice than to use stored fat for energy.


# 1 - Check what you are drinking. Sometimes sweet cravings are a sign id dehydration. So pound a glass of water , wait 5 minutes and see if the craving still exists. Too much caffeine mimics a blood sugar crash – you are high for a bit and then come crashing down and crave SUGAR.

# 2 – Satisfy you sweet tooth with sweet veggies , fruit and spices. Your tongue has sweet taste buds that need tio be satisfied. Don’t hold back. Add naturally sweet foods and spices like squash, yams, carrots , beets, berries, figs, apples, cinnamon, coriander, and cloves.

# 3 – Sleep. If you are constantly tired, your body is going to look for energy, usually in the form of sugar or caffeine. Power down an hour earlier than usual and notice how your cravings disappear.

# 4 – Check your protein. Watch how much protein and what kind of protein you’re eating, especially animal protein. Eating too little animal protein can lead to massive sweet cravings. Eating too much can lead to sweet cravings. We must find the right spot for protein intake so you are satisfied.

# 5 – Sniff out low fat and fat free foods. When food manufacturers take fat out of foods, they put in sugar.

# 6 – Get Moving. Movement is another kind of food for your body. It releases stress, makes you feel great and look great. When you do not get enough, your body starts to look for other ways to blow off steam, like bringing on Snickers bars.

# 7 – Create New Post Meal Routines. If you are a dessert after your meal person, one of the things you might love about that is the ritual of it. Do something else after the meal. Like go for a walk.

Rebekkah offered everyone in our Rotary Club, 30 to 45 minutes of her time as a coach , no obligation, to put us on the right track.

Rebekkah was thanked by past President Mike McLaren.


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.

Oct 15, 2019
Annual UPDATE of DRPS in Durham Region to our Rotary Cub
Oct 22, 2019
See You All at " World Polio Day in Durham Region" on Oct 24 at Durham College
Oct 29, 2019
Nov 05, 2019
Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 12, 2019
Update to our Club on Fire Services in Oshawa
Nov 19, 2019
Nov 26, 2019
Rotary Foundation Month
Dec 03, 2019
Holiday Party - Spouses Invited
Dec 10, 2019
Holiday Party - Spouses Invited
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Upcoming Events
Oct 12, 2019 11:00 AM –
Nov 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
Red Barn
Oct 12, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Oshawa Media Debate 2019 on Rogers TV Durham
Oct 12, 2019 7:00 PM –
Oct 18, 2019 9:00 AM
Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Meeting
Kids Safety Village
Oct 16, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Set up for Halloween at the Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Oct 18, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
END POLIO NOW Flag Raising at Region of Durham
Region of Durham Headquarters
Oct 21, 2019
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
END POLIO NOW Flag Raising at Oshawa City Hall
Oshawa City Hall
Oct 22, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
World Polio Day 2019 in Durham Region
Durham College
Oct 24, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Halloween Haunt at the Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Oct 25, 2019 5:00 PM –
Oct 26, 2019 9:00 PM
Rotary District 7070 Conference
J W Mariott Rosseau Resort and Spa
Oct 25, 2019 5:00 PM –
Oct 27, 2019 2:00 PM
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