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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: Barry Rassin – Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Mary Lou Harrison - Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Roger Tessier – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, 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: January 22, 2019

January Editor: Club Secretary Robbie Larocque


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:  Ted Morrison

O Canada: Peter Dueck and Tom Hodgson 

Toast To The Queen: Kevin Harding Sr.                                                                                   



Visiting Rotarian: Treavor Johnson      Guest of Rotarian: Sue MacKinnon



Ann Dwyre – Birthday, January 25, 2019

Miles Fisher – Birthday, January 27, 2019

Tim Dwyre – Birthday, January 28, 2019



Sandy announced that on March 17, 2019 she is organizing an opportunity to watch the Oshawa Generals. The event will take place in the suites at the Tribute Community Centre. Sandy notes that we can have 30 people or so.

Robbie announced that Reverse draw tickets are now available for distribution and sale. Kindly see him for tickets, kindly remember this is one of our annual major fundraisers.



Winner: Cindy Ruckemann   Card Drawn: 7 of Hearts              .    



On The Front Door: Peter Dueck

Bulletin Editor: Robbie

Greeter:  Robbie



On The Front Door / Registration: Chris Birrell

Bulletin Editor:   Jancie Coupland

Greeter:    Janice Coupland

(Editor’s note: If you cannot be on the door, please find a replacement)



Devon hosted his grandson recently for many days and he is happy that grandson left today.

Larry needs a new furnace. Larry also found a newspaper article which prompted him to consider smoking weed to calm him about his furnace woes.

Ted is happy to welcome the Oshawa Club to our meeting.

Trish Best is happy that the two clubs having dinner this evening.

Ron Dick is happy the Oshawa Club’s meeting was changed as he was able to have dinner this evening with his cousins.

Sue brings a “Hello” from Dave A. Sue visited with Dave this past week.

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This evening guest speaker was replaced by a mid-year review by each Director, here are their stories:

Sue MacKinnon spoke about membership. She has attended workshops on membership. Sue has been following up on membership leads. The club has lofty membership goals which she believes can be achieved if we all work together and share the good word of Rotary.

Larry Hurren spoke on Kris Sachdeva’s behalf. Larry spoke about highlights from the India School Project where through a Global Grant the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa-Parkwood, Whitby Sunrise and Kundapur, in India some $37000.00 (usd) are at work funding a school bus and needed washroom repairs. The funding also allowed the purchase of needed audio/visual equipment.

The school bus was delivered on December 20, 2018 with Rotary District Governor Abhinandan Shetty in attendance along with many happy children and very grateful parents.

The International Committee is considering a request from Operation Eyesight.

We have made a contribution to the Adopt a Village program in Laos. This is a water project which is coordinated through the hard work of Steve Rutlegde.


Stanley Igboanugo spoke on behalf of Dave Andrews. Stanley gave an overview of the work of the Public Relations Committee which has a goal of raising awareness of Rotary. Through many media forms our website, facebook account and twitter accounts which are kept up to date are the online method. Through news releases through the print media and the often present articles on Rotary in the Oshawa Express the good word of Rotary is shared locally. Stanley notes that we as Rotarians are the best form of Public Relations as we meet new people in the community.


Sandy McDowell spoke on behalf of Janice Coupland. Sandy gave a review of happening at the Club Administration Committee. The committee takes care of the front desk duties which Tim and Dave A. have shared their talents throughout the year. The club bulletin is also organized by this committee. The club bulletin is a recording of our club meetings for those members who are away and it is a way to record our history.  The sergeant at arms duties is also the responsibility of this committee, Sonya and others volunteers have done a good job convincing us of sharing Happy Bucks and stories of our Rotary family. Through Sandy, Janice wishes to thank Hilda for her coordination role and all those involved by taking on the duties of front desk staff, bulletin scribes and sergeants. She reminds those who have not participated to do so it is a great way to assist and get a better understand of the Club.

The club administration has also developed many social events for our Club which include: Participation house Dinner, Friendship Day, BBQ on the Golf Club patio, BBQ party at the Kipling’s and Valentine’s Social to name but a few.

Lennis Trotter spoke about a new (revisited) committee, a Ways and Means Committee. The WMC is established through an assembly of Rotarians who are involved with the fundraising.  The committee will review other ways in which to raise funds for the Club.

Lennis also spoke about the Safety Village renovation. The renovation includes for two full sized classrooms which serves both Police Service and Fire Services. The students which visit the Village are from Grades 1 through 6 for young people from across Durham Region. Fundraising continues so that there is money available should the lease from the school board lapse in 2036 and the Village needs to be returned to sod.


Kim Boatman spoke about Community Services and Youth Services Committees. The community service has been striving to work within the goals which were set at budget time. Many community donations have been made, Trillium Gift of Life, Simcoe Hall Settlement House, RADAR, Sharon’s Kids and Kids’ Safety Village to name but a few. Kim noted that in that we tried to place the 4 – way test plaque at City Hall.

The youth service is working with the Oshawa Club to have a youth exchange student in the coming year. We are planning to rebuild Rotaract and Interact Clubs as well as to made donation at Mary Street Public School. We have a planned event in May to package food through the Kids Against Hunger program. Kim thanked her two chairs Janice and Sonya.


Ted Morrison spoke about the Rotary Foundation. RI set a lofty goal of some $360 million for the past Rotary year, the donation which came in were in excess of $414 million. Great news comes from this generous donation set. In the coming year effectively $200 million coming back to the Districts for grant opportunities.

Oshawa-Parkwood has also been in a giving mood to the Foundation. We are at a giving level of just over $225.00 (USD) in donations to the Foundation. When compared to the rest of the District 7070 we placed third, this is fantastic. We are the recipient of a district grant for the Safety Village renovation along with a Global Grant in support of the India School project. The Power of Rotary.

Looking at the present year, we have contributed in excess of $4600.00 (USD) which eclipses our goal of $3100.00. Our giving’s to the Polio eradication amount to just over $3600.00 (USD) which is well above our goal of $640.00. Do remember that tis turns into over $10000.00 (USD) through the matching funds from the Gates Foundation. Excellent outcome.

There are many ways to give to Rotary. From those gifts many of our Rotarians have become Paul Harris Fellows, 19 to be exact many of whom are multiple PHF. We have 10 Benefactors to Rotary, no bequest society members, 3 major donors and 1 Arch Klump society members.


Linda Porritt spoke about her year so far. She had a personal goal to reach out about Rotary throughout her year as Club President by participating in as many Community events as possible. She share her work about Rotary with her real estate Client’s when it is appropriate. Her goal is to try and make Rotary fun. Upon reflection she is surprised how fast the first half of her year has gone. Linda is looking to make the most of the second half of her presidency.


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Jul 16, 2019 6:00 PM
Our Club's Plans and Objectives for 2019-20
Jul 23, 2019 6:00 PM
Smart IV Pumps
Jul 30, 2019
We Grow Food
Aug 06, 2019
Her newly published book about her father “Fred Lodge’s Diaries- A Quiet Mans Journey Through Hell”.
Aug 13, 2019
Trent University
Sep 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Epilepsy Durham
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Upcoming Events
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
Red Barn
Jul 27, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Aug 06, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Janice
Red Barn
Aug 10, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Kids Safety Village Committee and Board Meeting
Kids Safety Village
Aug 12, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Summer Bar B Que at Biddle's Cottage
Biddle Cottage
Aug 17, 2019
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Sue
Red Barn
Aug 17, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Sep 03, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk
High Park
Sep 08, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Robbie
Red Barn
Sep 14, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Fashion Show
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Sep 15, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Director - Sergeant-at-Arms
Past President
Director - Public Relations
Executive Secretary
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