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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 October 15, 2019

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:   Dave Penney

O Canada: Dan Pantelao

Toast To The Queen :  John Kellam                                                                                          



Ana Rejab guest of Linda Porritt;  DRPS Chief Paul Martin, Deputy Chief Dean Bertrim, Deputy Chief Todd Rollauer, Superintendant Serious & Organized Crime Dave Brown, Director Corporate Communications Dave Selby, Inspector Oshawa Division Dave Siliba



Happy Anniversary to Robbie and Terrilynn on October 19th; Happy Birthday to Jill Fisher on October 25th



REMINDER:  to those who pledged $$$ to the Presidents Walk to pay at the Front Desk as soon as possible (list has been misplaced!!!). For every Dollar that you personally donate, anytime, during this Rotary year, to the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund, our Rotary Club will match that amount to a maximum of $3,200 USD. Remember our goal “A Mill for Bill”.   (list has been misplaced!!!)

David Andrews - all superbowl draw tickets are out and since none have been returned, we thank everyone for selling them ALL.   We are assisting the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario / Western New York sell the “Big Game 54 “ lottery tickets. It is now TIME to get the stubs in and the money into our bank and to the Rotary E Club. Please get your ticket stubs and money into Dave as soon as you can. We need to get the stubs back to the E Cub as soon as possible and get them into the draw. This has been an excellent fundraiser for our club. Thanks to everyone who did all of the selling.

David Andrews - October 24 – World Polio Day – Please REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU CAN. SIGN THE LIST OR SEND DAVE AN EMAIL TODAY. THE EVENT: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm -  joint meeting of 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.   Cash bar and  sandwiches will be served. Cost ($30.00) per person (a portion will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradication Initiative and will credited to your next Paul Harris Fellow.) Spouses, guests and prospective members and all clubs in District 7070 are invited. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and we will also livestream our event live to Rotary Clubs and to Universities and colleges worldwide.  All clubs in the District are invited. Proclamations from City and Region to our clubs. Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee (worldwide) will be our keynote speaker and he will connect with  Dr. Tunji Funsho, chairman of Rotary's Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee and others from around the world . REGISTER TODAY. Or send a note to Dave Andrews and we will get you and your guests registered. There will be others speaking too about their experiences with polio in their countries. WE NEED YOUR ANSWER THIS WEEK. NEED TO GET ORDERING FOOD , BEVERAGES AND SEATING , AND ALL LOGISTICS FOR THE EVENING. THANK YOU . Our October 22nd  meeting at the Golf Club is CANCELLED

END POLIO NOW Flag raising at Durham Region Headquarters, 605 Rossland Rd E, Whitby, ON L1N 6A3  at 11 am Oct 21. Please join us and be there by 10:30 am as fellow Rotarian and Regional Chair John Henry and the 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region raise the END POLIO NOW flag which will fly all week , including October 24, World Polio Day.

END POLIO NOW Flag raising at City Hall Oshawa Headquarters at 1 pm on Oct 22. Please join us and be there by 12:30 pm am as Mayor Dan Carter and City officials and the 2 Rotary Cubs in Oshawa raise the END POLIO NOW  flag which will fly all week , including October 24, World Polio Day.

Pres Lennis  - reminded us of the need for volunteers for "Hallowe'en Haunt at the Kids Safety Village". Several of our members will be attending the District Conference at that time. REMINDER:  Volunteers needed for Hallowe'en and Christmas events at the Kids Safety Village: HALLOWE’EN HAUNT AT THE KIDS’ SAFETY VILLAGE: October 25 and 26 at the Kids Safety Village from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kids Safety Village, 1129 Athol St., Whitby. This is an S.O.S to our club members: many of our club members will be at the Rotary District Conference at the same time. We will need about 8 volunteers from our Rotary Club on both nights (if you are not going to the District Conference). Please volunteer and let Robbie Larocque know if you can help.

Pres Lennis - KSV Board/Committee - meeting Wednesday Oct. 16 @ 7:30pm

Hilda Finnigan asked that those attending World Polio Day bring their name badges;

Hilda Finnigan - there are two months (April & June 2020) needing a volunteer for Bulletin Editor


ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:  Conducted by our Sgt at Arms Larry Hurren

Deputy Chief Dean Bertrim drew the Jack of Diamonds but received two tubes of travel sized tooth paste compliments of Dr Hurren



Front Door  Robbie Laroque

Bulletin Editor & Greeter   Hilda Finnigan

(Editor’s note: If you cannot attend , please find a replacement)


HAPPY TOONIES Conducted by our Sgt at Arms Larry Hurren

John Kellam - great time in Hershey, treated us to "kisses"; got car parts

Ted Morrison - house restoration complete; now has a large crack in his windshield HELP!! ; noted his shirt "Mill for Bill" - with monies from President's Walk we are 1/3 of the way to the goal - so give your usual + a little more

Reminder order forms are available for Cakes and Hams - need these orders by first week of November

David Andrews - Oshawa Parkwood received our Charter 43 years ago today October 15, 1976

Terry Giles - proud to have been the Charter President of Rotary Club of Oshawa Parkwood

Allan Finnigan - welcome our guests from DRPS

Dan Pantelao - VERY HAPPY he will be moving to Newcastle November 6th

Sue McKinnon - enjoyed a great weekend in Vancouver, met her sons' inlaws, great anticipation for baby

Jackie Schagen - enjoyed two weeks in Europe visiting and meeting family

Kris Sachdeva - had a great Thanksgiving Day weekend

Robbie Laroque - completed training for Delta Bingo - ready to go!!  also, noted he seems to have time on his hands, since his daughter is not playing hockey this season

Pres. Lennis - enjoyed cottage and fall colors

Devon Biddle - trip to Norway, where his Fathers' plane was shot down during WWII (September 1944); pilot and crew were rescued by Norwegian Resistance and brought to safety; arrived in Halifax November - ??August 1945

Janice Coupland - SAD Buck - her friend, aged 45, requires cataract surgery; encourages all to "take care of our eyes"

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None this week



Past Pres. Dave Andrews welcomed Police Chief Paul Martin as our guest speaker. 

Chief Martin has spoken to our club several times now, bringing us up to date on policing in Oshawa and Durham Region.  He noted several trends and challenges.

 - crime is increasing - areas of concern are - more guns, homicides, the opioid crisis (Canada wide) in particular fentanyl and the unsheltered (tent cities)

-  opioid use happens in all demographics and all walks of life; there is ++ contamination with fentanyl; police partner with Public Health, Durham Connect, Mental Health, Addiction Agencies

- crimes may seem minor, but should be reported when they occur,  most arrests are not random, but are the result of a pattern which has developed and been followed

- High School "fights" are becoming more violent, more students carry a knife; there are 65,000 students a day in our high schools

- most "gangs" are based in Toronto, but members live in this area and are involved in human trafficing and prostitution

- most guns are purchased in the US and brought across the border illegally

- if a person wishes to turn in a gun ot guns, the police will send someone to pick it up, prefer this to having someone walk in to the station with a gun!!

- currently are waiting for a report on the trial of Body Worn Cameras (June 2018 - June 2019)

- costs are high - continually trying to find efficiencies

Chief Martin answered questions from members and regarding Speed Limits, Gun Registry, banning guns and other topics.

Past Pres. Allan Finnigan thanked Chief Martin for his informative talk and open discussion with members.

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.

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Back Door Mission For The Relief Of Poverty
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