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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, July 21, 2020

                                  Editor: Hilda Finnigan


July  8  - Happy Birthday to Kay Hurren         

July  8 – Happy Anniversary to Caroline & Robert Kipling

July 11  - Happy Anniversary to Florin & Roxana Popa

July 11  - Happy Anniversary to Colin & Elizabeth Carrie

July 17 – Happy Birthday to Linda Porritt  

July 25 – Happy Birthday to Esther Trotter

July 31 – Happy Birthday to Greg McDowell


On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Hilda Finnigan, David Andrews,  Janice Coupland, Kris Sachdeva, Sue McKinnon, Robert Kipling,  Tim Dwyre, Lennis Trotter,  Bob Koski, Ana Rejab, Linda Porritt, Devon Biddle, David Mankiewicz, Colin Carrie, Stanley and Chidinma Iboanugo, Bill Creamer, Heather Drakes

Guest : None tonight

President Sue MacKinnon started the meeting at 7:02 pm  and welcomed everyone !!!

AGAIN, THANK YOU TO: our very own Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Eric Guernsey for arranging the Zoom Meeting sharing with Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority, The Durham Workforce Authority is the acknowledged provider of local workforce information and champion of workforce development initiatives unique to Durham Region. Their Mission is to produce and offer comprehensive Labour Market Information to our stakeholders, to facilitate workforce solutions by engaging community partners and employers and to encourage development and maintenance of a sustainable and dynamic workforce.. It was so nice to be able to have a whole hour for our Zoom meeting. We thank you both and hope we can continue in July.



President Sue welcomed everyone to our meeting tonight.


We then took 10 seconds of silence to think about how happy we are today.



 Ted  reminded all of us to tell our friends and neighbours that there is still time to make a donation to our Rotary Club to help fight COVID-19 right here in Oshawa and our club will match their donation. Thank you to Kim and Sandy for their excellent half page ad in the May 13 and May 20 editions of The Oshawa Express and the news article in the May 20 edition, announcing our big fundraiser to fight COVID-19 here in our community. Thank you for the news article too announcing the matching funds donation. Our Rotary Club will match dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $5,000, all money received from the public to go local community organizations to help them fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As individuals, we all can make a donation to help get to the $5,000 mark, and our club will match that. Lets all get together and put on that one big push.


President Sue also noted a few more events too:

July 22 - Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Zoom Meeting

July 29 – Rotary Club Board of Directors Zoom Meeting at 6:30 PM – On Finances – Location to be announced.

Rotary District 7070 Virtual Walk for AIDS  and Community Health will take place on July 29 at 7 PM. Please register on the District 7070 Website

Be sure to see the event on our Club’s Facebook Page and also in the posting on our Facebook Page.

Treasurer Devon Biddle: Dues are Due. Very soon, you will receive an invoice from our Treasurer for the 2020-21 Rotary Dues. 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 received our invoice from Rotary International.

Meals On Wheels – 2 Volunteers Required - President Sue’s car insurance no longer allows her to drive her car for meals on wheels. She is also on vacation for a few weeks coming up . She will look into the Rotary Club insurance to see if her car is covered for “Rotary business”. We need 2 volunteers. Please see President Sue so that our Rotary Club can fulfill our commitment to this very important community service.


President Sue started with a review of the Bottle Drive and asked for suggestions so that the next Bottle Drive will be more profitable and more effective for our club. President Sue said that not a great deal of money was raised but it seems that all of our members enjoyed doing a hands on fundraising project in the community, being together again (although we were apart), and working as a team with our fellow Rotarians in the Rotary Club of Oshawa. One suggestion was better advertising in the local media, and signs up in the community well ahead of the Bottle Drive. In addition, the paperwork does need to be completed during the event. Tim Dwyre thanked Craig Porritt for all of his help at the Bottle depot.

President Sue suggested that our club needs that socialization, and that we should have a summer or late summer (August or even September) social gathering of Rotary family, perhaps a BBQ or corn roast.

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GUEST SPEAKER:   A Business Meeting

As our goals and objectives are being set over the next few weeks by our Board and their committees for the Rotary Citation, the club Strategic Plan and  annual activities, President asked each member what is we liked about our club, what things we want changed and what new things we can do going forward.

Here are some of the member thoughts, comments and ideas:

  • I always look forward to Tuesday night. Being with friends at our meeting is such a nice feeling.

  • We need more meetings where we go out to the community and do “hands on “projects instead of our dinner meeting

  • We have a number of members that do not go on to our Zoom meetings. Glad we have Lennis and Janice who call them often, to make sure they are okay.

  • We could still use Zoom meeting , once we get back to our regular dinner meetings, for committee meetings and also if we have to cancel a regular meeting (for a snow storm for example)

  • Opinions on “zoom” meetings were mixed – some like, most miss the in person contact and will be glad to see one another again – suggest ”zoom” could be used for committee meetings and as an emergency measure; it is convenient especially for those who travel and may work late. For some it is just “too much computer”!!

  • Comradery in our club is great and fun

  • What fundraising projects can we do during the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to be creative.

  • Janice has a “call out” to our club members – she is looking for more club members to service on the community service and youth committees

  • Let’s formalize “friends of Rotary” who come to our fundraising events and to our community service events to help out

  • President Sue shared some additional ideas and thoughts: She encouraged everyone to share ideas!  Everyone is the club!  If you have any idea, big or small, let it be known.  This is a difficult time and your input, suggestions and ideas to fundraise are appreciated! She noted that we do have Comradery: the feeling of friendliness, goodwill and familiarity among people in a group!


Discussion re Returning to the Golf Club for Meetings

   David Andrews has talked to Holly and shared the following –

  • The Golf Club is preparing to re open inside

  • There will be a Greeter at the front door

  • Masks are required until seated at a table

  • Maximum four at a table

  • Designated washrooms (if we meet upstairs, we use the upstairs washrooms)

  • Served meals – no buffet

  • Maximum 50 per room

  • Golf Club will make a copy of our Weekly attendance sheet for tracking purposes

  • There will be more discussion prior to our return to the Golf Club, but we have a tentative date of Tuesday August 18.


President Sue closed meeting at 8:00 pm.


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September 29
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September 27
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Richard Boatman
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Hilda Finnigan
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