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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, May 5, 2020

Editor: Al Finnigan



Congratulations to our Rotary friends celebrating in May 2020:

     May 12   - Happy Birthday to Andrew Schagen

     May 14 – Happy Anniversary to Patti & Bob Koski

     May 18 – Happy Anniversary to Tim & Ann Dwyre

     May 20 – Happy Birthday to Al Finnigan

     May 20 – Happy Anniversary to John & Willie Kellam

     May 23 – Happy Birthday to David Mankiewicz


On the Zoom Call Tonight: 

Sue Mckinnon, Dave Andrews, Lennis Trotter, Robert Kipling, Robert Koski, Kris Sachdeva, Janice Coupland, Dave Penny, Linda Porrit, Ted Morrison, Robbie Laocque, Larry Hurren, Hilda Finnigan, Allan Finnigan, Bill Creamer, Heather Drakes, Tim Dwyre, Sandy McDowell, Kim Boatman, Mike Mclaren, David Mankiewicz, Stanley Igboanugo. Chidinma Igboanugo


Special Welcome to our visiting Rotarians  and guests tonight:

Sharron Morrison, Kay Hurren, Linda Biddle, Assistant District Governor  John Burns, Tony Chilco a guest of Mike McLaren, and our guest speaker Terry German

President Lennis started the meeting at 7:05 pm  and welcomed everyone !!!

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.



Dave Andrews announced that the May 2 Rotary International Telethon , broadcast live on Facebook to thousands worldwide showcased what Rotarians were doing to help their communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Rotary's COVID-19 Livestream Telethon received $420,536 during the May 2, 2020 event. The COVID-19 Telethon, led by Past R I President Barry Rassin, Past R I Director John Smarge, Past R I Director Jennifer Jones and Past R I Director Julia Phelps along with other Rotary leaders, was a thumping success. The donations are expected to gross over $ One Million by March 3, 2020.  If you missed the COVID-19 #RotaryResponds Telethon, you can watch in YouTube . it was inspiring and uplifting to see how Rotarians worldwide, have responded to helping their fellow himan beings during this pandemic. In true fashion #RotaryResponds.

Rotary’s 1.2 million members across the globe have taken swift action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $3.4 million in Rotary Disaster Response Grants have already been put into action on the frontlines to battle COVID-19.  Additionally, millions more have been raised by our #PeopleofAction - they have responded quickly and are truly saving lives. Now, we need to do more and the need for additional funding is a priority.

Kim is in pursuing the resurgence of a community based Rotaract  Club in Durham Region and has been talking to the Oshawa and the 2 Whitby Clubs, who are interested in participating.


GUEST SPEAKER: Terry German - Diver

Sue Introduced Terry German as our guest speaker, Sue worked with Terry at OPG.

Here is a chronology of Terry's Diving :.

First “C” card March 1969 as a “Junior Frogman”.

From the mid 70’s through to 1989 diving locally throughout the great lakes with local recreational clubs.

I989! Ventured into the world of “Technical Diving”. Cave diving, ship wrecks and deep dives teamed up with Kim Martin.

1991 First expedition to the “Empress of Ireland” in the Gulf of St Lawrence. Canada’s greatest peace time disaster with 1012 passengers lost. Began a 30 yr association with the Musee de la Mer in Rimouski contribution video productions and artifacts for exhibits.

1991 began exploring and mapping “Leopard Frog Cave” in Tobermory Ont. Ongoing project until 2001.

1993 Selected along with two other Canadians to join an art recovery expedition to the Andrea Doria.

1994 Certified for mixed gas breathing.

1995 Team member in first underwater cave rescue in Canada.

2007 – 2010 Manage the expansion of commercial diving services for Ontario Power Generation.

2008 Team member “Britannic Expedition”.  Four diver Canadian team performing exploration and documentation of the sunken vessel.

2019 One of three Canadians invited to join a US team to explore the Lusitania.





Questions for Terry German:

Ted asked how much the diving equipment to go so deep: Terry said about 400 pounds, 600 hundred total. The Great lakes is the best underwater museum in the world.

Dave Mankiewicz asked if he had to use a decompress chamber on his dives:  Terry said no it takes a diver 10 minutes to go 300 feet, allows for decompressing.

Dave Andrews asked where the Britannic was located:  Terry said it was in Greece.

Dave Andrews asked Terry what specifically he did at OPG :  Terry ran a dive crew for them doing  things like a study on Zebra muscles at all of the OPG facilities in the Great Lakes.

Kim asked if he did any rescue work: Terry said they did a successful  rescue at Tobermory for the OPP where a diver was lost in a underwater cave.

Kim thanked Terry for his interesting talk and how appreciative we were in hearing his Diving Chronology.



Lennis announced the Zoom Board meeting tomorrow night May 6th. at 6.30 P.M.

Assistant District Governor John Burns announced the District Assembly on Zoom  May 8th. Sue and Lennis are planning to attend.

President Lennis closed meeting at 7.45 P.M.



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Birthdays & Anniversaries
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July 17
Spouse Birthdays
Kay Hurren
July 8
Esther Trotter
July 25
Greg McDowell
July 31
Robert Kipling
Caroline Kipling
July 8
Florin Popa
Roxana Popa
July 11
Jul 28, 2020 7:00 PM
"State of the Region" Address to our club
Aug 04, 2020 7:00 PM
Her Update on activities in the Oshawa Riding
Aug 11, 2020 7:00 PM
Steve annual update on Adopt A Village -LAOS
Aug 18, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Update to our Club
Aug 25, 2020 6:30 PM
Their Plans for 2020-21
Sep 01, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
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