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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 MEETING :  Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Editor: Dave Andrews


Visiting Rotarians Kim Tan form the Oshawa Rotary club, and Foeff Lloyd, our guest speaker , also from the Rotary Club of Oshawa.



February 8 - Happy Birthday to Peter Dueck; February 9 – Happy Birthday to Kris Sachdeva;

February 9 - -Happy Anniversary to Alan and Margaret Nason

Past District Governor Ted Morrison led everyone in the singing of Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha (Indian Rocks Beach style) to Peter and Kris.

Rotary Grace – David Mankiewicz

O Canada – Peter Dueck

Toast to the Queen – John Kellam



REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE: Ted also announced that the 2020 date for our Kids Against Hunger was going to be Sunday May 3 at the Jubilee pavilion in Lakeview Park in Oshawa.

Ted Morrison – Bingo – Saturday, February 8 at the Red Barn – It is Ted Morrison’s Team # 1 – if anyone wants to join them, they are most welcome.

President Lennis – Thank you to all of the Rotarians and their guests for coming to Avanti’s and to the tour of the Canadian Automotive Museum. An amazing automotive heritage right in our back yard. Thank you to Curator Alex Gates and to Board member Greg Johnston for their tour.

President Lennis – The third annual Rotary District 7070 Curling Bonspiel will be taking place at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club on Sunday March 22 from 9 am to 1 pm. Registration is by team (open soon) – so get your foursome together.  Don’t have a team?  Well, rustle up your fellow Club members.  If you’re keen to curl and can’t find a team, send PDG Neil Phillips your position and he’ll see if he can hook you up. Lunch is included – served between first and second draw (11:30 ish) let us know if a vegetarian or special meal is needed. And of course…there may be some prizes for the top team(s)! Cost is $50 per person, registered as $200 per team. Be sure to register your team on the District 7070 website on the March 22 Calendar of Upcoming Events. For more details Neil can be reached at .

Dave Andrews and Ted Morrison – The 2020 Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction is fast approaching on May 7, 2020, from 6 to 10 pm at The Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. Tickets are $150 each and are available NOW from Dave Andrews. Fabulous meal, last ticket out wins $3,000.00 , every 20th ticket wins $100 and more door prizes too. On the back of each ticket this year, is your choice of entrée: beef, chicken or vegetarian. Please check off the choice on the back of the ticket when you sell. Please start getting those Silent Auction items in to Ted Morrison. Value to be $100 + if possible. Please give a photo and description and retail value to Dave Andrews so he can put them on to our website and social media pages and get the poster printed up too for the Auction. The donator will get the name of their establishment well noted on our media sites, and in our program. We have given to each member, the sample “ask” letters for ticket sales , sponsorship opportunities, and silent auction donation requests.

David Penney – Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort. Rotary is committed to raising $50 million per year over the next three years, with every dollar to be matched with two additional dollars from the Gates Foundation. This expanded agreement will translate into up to $450 million for polio eradication activities. NOW is the time for all of our Rotary Club members to make a donation. Thank you.

Kim Tan – Is asking our Rotary Club members to sponsor her in her fundraising efforts for the 2020 YMCA Fundraising Campaign – Sweat For Good Challenge. Donations are tax deductible. Our members have been very generous and have sponsored Kim, a member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa, now for many years. And Our Rotary Club is very thankful that the YMCA contributes so generously to our Silent Auction each year with a family membership. We hope that our donations this year, will help us to get another great donation for the Durham Region YMCA. Please get your donation to Dave Andrews and he will get it to Kim. Thank you.

President Lennis – On March 23, 2020, the Rotary Club of Oshawa has the Vice President of Corporate and Environmental Affairs of General Motors Canada Company, David Patterson, talking about the future of General Motors in Oshawa.  If you would like to attend, please contact Oshawa Rotary Club President Jay Cannings at .

President Lennis – The Rotary Club of Oshawa is celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a big event on April 3, 2020 at the Jubilee Pavilion. Cocktails at 6 pm and Dinner at 7 pm. Keynote speaker will be the Hon. Ed Broadbent. Tickets are $100 each and are NOW available. If you would like to attend, please contact Oshawa Rotary Club President Jay Cannings at .

President Lennis – The President and Members of the Rotary Club of Belleville cordially invite you to attend our 100th Anniversary Celebration on April 1, 2020 at the Ramada Inn. Guest Speaker:  Jeffry Cadorette, Rotary International Director. Attire: Business or black tie optional. TICKETS $100 each  includes 3-Course Dinner and Wine RSVP by Friday, February 28th, 2020 via or Tracy Bray at .

Kim Boatman and Sandy McDowell  – The Oshawa Express has a suite for the Oshawa Generals home game at the Tribute Communities Centre on Sunday, March 15 at 6:05 pm. They will be sending around a sign up list very soon. Cost of $25 per person, will help cover the meal and snacks. Thank you, Kim and Sandy.

Ted Morrison – Told the members of the health of our dear friend, Treasurer, Past President, District Audit Team members, and staunch supporter and club leader, Devon Biddle. We send our prayers and very best wishes to Devon and Linda and the whole family. Devon is a determined fighter.  

February 11 will be our Valentine’s Dinner at the Shrimp Cocktail. Please sign up with Janice Coupland as soon as possible. Thank you Janice for getting us all together for Valentine’s.



Front Door : David Penney

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Dave Andrews

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

SGT AT ARMS REPORT: Conducted tonight by Larry Hurren


Winner was David Mankiewicz who drew the 3 of Clubs, but as a consolation, since he is going away very soon, is tubes of travel sized toothatse , compliments of Dr Larry Hurren of Oshawa Dentist, 178 Simcoe St S., Oshawa



Dave Andrews – Happy to see his friend and Oshawa Rotary Club Past President Geoff Lloyd tonight and very glad that Geoff is a Shelterbox Ambassador. And happy to see Kim Tan from the Oshawa Rotary Club who was here to help raise funds for the YMCA. Dave encouraged members to support Kim. The more she gets for the YMCA, the greater are our chances of getting our membership prize donation for our Silent Auction Table from our friends at the YMCA.

Ted Morrison – Very glad that he is retired. Ted’s son drove to Ottawa, carried on some business and then, the same day, travelled by car to Moncton NB. 21 hours of driving.

Larry Hurren – Thanks to the teachers’ action, Larry looked after 4 grandchildren today.

John Kellam – Thanks to the teachers’ action, John looked after 3 grandchildren today.



None this week

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GUEST SPEAKER:   Geoff Lloyd, Oshawa Rotarian and Shelterbox Ambassador

Dr. Kris Sachdeva introduced Geoff to our Club. He was the President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa in 2015-16. He was born in England in Cornwall , very close to the headquaters of Shelterbox, retired from the police force there, and came to Canada where he is an ordained minister. Geoff is married with 3 children and a 2 year old granddaughter.

Geoff noted that in 2018, more than 88 million people lost their homes. Of that total, 17.7 million due to conflicts in the world and another 17.2 million due to natural disasters. Those two numbers are more that the population of Canada.

He noted that recovery starts with shelter. It is a home. The demand, however, is so big that only one in 5 receive the shelter they need after a disaster occurs.

Shelterbox exists so that no vulnerable family will be without shelter. They are on stand-by right now watching Australia to see when they can help.

Rotary International has made Shelterbox a Rotary Partner.

Why shelter? – It is home – for families and for communities. It helps rebuild. Shelterbox provides the tools to start the process of recovery. It brings safety, privacy, security in bringing families together .

The focus is on emergency shelter.

Since Shelterbox began in 2000, they have responded, worldwide to 300 disasters in 100 countries and have helped 1.2 million people.

They go the extra mile. They continually monitor the world for potential disasters, carefully assess each situation and respond.

It is very fortunate that in most cases, there is a Rotary Club near by who greatly assist by listening to the community needs and pointing out the most vulnerable families to help the community and empowers families to help them get back on their feet and on the road to recovery.

With tenst , and tools and now Shelter Kits, the Shelterbox gets thenright tools for the right situation.

Tents are good from -50 C to + 50 C are wtareproof, UV protected and protect against high winds and rain.

The kits have rope, tarps, hammer, saw, shovel and pliers.

The new solar lihhts last up to 16 hrs with one charge. They hang up on the outside of the tent during the day and provide light at night. In most cases, there is no power.

Rotary has been the life blood of Shelterbox since its existence. There are over 1,000 Rotary members involved in Shelterbox worldwide.

A complete Shelterbox cost $1,200 CDN, a Kit $150, and the solar lught $35. Volunteers are always welcome , especial Rotarians.

Here is a link to their website .  There is a new article, every month, in your District 7070 Rotary Newsletter. Take a look for all the news.

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, Kris Sachdeva, Director for international Service , presented Geoff with a cheque for $1,200. 




Geoff was thanked by Mike McLaren

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.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sandra McDowell
September 13
John Kellam
September 29
Spouse Birthdays
Roxana Popa
September 2
Trent James
September 27
Zanariah Ana Rejab
September 5
Kim Boatman
Richard Boatman
September 6
Devon Biddle
Linda Biddle
September 9
Allan Finnigan
Hilda Finnigan
September 20
Hilda Finnigan
Allan Finnigan
September 20
Sep 08, 2020 7:00 PM
Annual address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 15, 2020 7:00 PM
Interim Chief,Durham Regional Police Service - Annual Address to the Rotary Club
Sep 29, 2020 7:00 PM
Durham Steelhawks - Sledge Hockey
Oct 06, 2020 6:00 PM
Zoom Meeting with 5 Rotary Clubs
Oct 20, 2020 6:30 PM
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