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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, June 16, 2020

                                  Editor: Hilda Finnigan



June 7 – A very Happy Birthday to YOU !!!  Cha Cha Cha Robert Kipling

June 11 – Happy Birthday to Bob Elliott

June 12 – Happy Anniversary to Sandy & Greg McDowell and to David & Jan Penney

June 13 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Elizabeth Carrie

June 15 – Happy Anniversary to Ted & Sharron Morrison

June 19 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Alan Nason and Moira Pantaleo

June 20 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Robbie Larocque

June 21 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Caroline Kipling

June 23 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! David Penney

June 28 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Linda Biddle


On the Zoom Call Tonight: 

Hilda Finnigan,  David Andrews, David Penny, Janice Coupland, Kris Sachdeva, Sue McKinnon, Robert Kipling,  Chidinma Igboanugo, Sandy McDowell, Ted Morrison,  Heather Drakes, Tim Dwyre, Lennis Trotter, David Mankewicz, Bill Creamer

Guest : Guest Speaker Nick Ryall, Chair Rotary Walk for AIDS & Community Health

President Lennis started the meeting at 7:10 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.



Ted  reminded all of us to tell our friends and neighbours to make a donation to our Rotary Cub 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.




JUNE 20 - 26 – Rotary International Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii ZOOM Style:

Please register today. No charge.  32,000 have registered so far.

Saturday, 20 June, General Session 1: Together, We Connect    9 to 10:15 am EDT


Sunday, 21 June, General Session 2: Together, We Learn     9 to 10:15 am EDT

Monday – Friday, 22- 26 June: Featured Breakout Sessions (details now available on the                       website ) Each day, one breakout session will be offered at each of the following times:

9:00 – 10:00 am EDT  and  1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT and 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT


JUNE 23 - Regular ZOOM Meeting – Regular Weekly Zoom Meeting – 7 PM to 8:00 PM (maybe longer if we don’t get cut off) . Spouses are most welcome. Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884 
Dial by your location  +1 647 558 0588.  Find your local number:    PRESIDENTS’ NIGHT – SPOUSES INVITED

JUNE 30 - Regular Meeting –  Our Club Meeting is cancelled . But Be sure to Tune in to the District Zoom Year End Celebration and Awards Presentations.  6:45 to 8 PM , Be sure to register:  . There will be special recognition for one of our members at the Awards evening. Be sure to register and tune in.


President Lennis also noted a few more events too:

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


Past District Governor Ted Morrison, and current District 7070 Annual Programs Fund Chair of the Rotary Foundation,  alerted everyone to the fact that Rotary International donations from our clubs and members for the Polio Fund of the Rotary Foundation needs our help. Bill and Melinda Gates are matching 2 for 1 our contributions. If Rotary puts in $50 million US, Gates will put in $100 million. We are currently short and we need your support for a donation before June 30. For every dollar we are short, that’s $2 dollars we will not get from the Gates Foundation.


Hilda Finnigan announced that the Club Administration Committee is in the process of putting together a new name , phone and address list. Out shortly.

Hilda also announced that the Public Image Committee is working on an updated version of our Rotary Club brochure which will be ready in the fall of 2020.

Incoming President Sue MacKinnon is working with Trish Best, Incoming President of the Rotary Club  of Oshawa on a joint venture fund raiser … A Bottle Drive in Oshawa for July 18. The Rotary Bottle Drives have been very successful in Bowmanville, Whtiby and Ajax over the last few weekends. More details will be coming out in the next few days, but we need volunteers to commit NOW. The more volunteers we have, the better the ratio of the profits to be split.   Please contact Sue TODAY.

Incoming President Sue MacKinnon has a source for Rotary masks that we can use at events. They will be $ 3 each plus tax. Sue has ordered 30 to start.

Heather Drakes proudly announced that she has been chosen to serve on the newly formed District 7070 Committee  -  Diversity, Equality & Inclusion. Congratulations to Heather for being selected and it is exciting to be able to be on a brand new committee right from the start.  The District made a great choice.



Larry Hurren joined a Golf Club in Monks Bay; went out on his paddle board

Ted Morrison good golf game, shot a 37 for nine holes; looking forward to getting his hair cut

Jan Coupland also has a hair cut scheduled

Sue McKinnon has been playing Pickle Ball

Heather Drakes not looking forward to teaching summer school

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GUEST SPEAKER:  Nick Ryall -  2020 Rotary Virtual Walk for AIDS  & Community Health.

Dave Andrews introduced Nick Ryall who is this year’s  President of the Rotary Club of Toronto Twilight.

Here is a photo of President Lennis and President Nick on a bus in Chicago , on their Presidents Trip to Rotary International Headquarters. Lennis on the far left and Nick beside him. Very cramped quarters in the back of the bus.

Nick is also the incoming Assistant Governor for 3 Toronto-based Rotary Clubs (Eglinton, Bay-Bloor, and Sunrise). Nick is also the  RADAR (Rotary Action for the Development of AIDS Resources) Chair, which falls under the disease prevention branch, of the Areas of Focus Action Committee for District 7070. Nick has chaired the Toronto-based Rotary Pokerwalk for the last 5 years.

Nick is reaching out to clubs who may have participated in the Rotary Pokerwalk for HIV/AIDS in the past years, whether in Toronto or Belleville, in hopes that WE will once again participate, this time, online.

As it was normally a live walk-a-thon that happened at the end of April, it comes at no surprise that the in-person walk had to be cancelled this year. However, COVID-19 did not make the need go away which is why I am excited that we will be using our existing foundation to create a fun virtual walk in 2020!

The walk is not linked to any club. It is a District event that allows every team to raise funds for a Canadian-based charity of their choice that addresses the specific issue of HIV and AIDS and the broader issue of overall community health. This expansion of focus means that you can use the 2020 Rotary AIDS & Community Health Walk as a ready-made fundraiser to support your community partners.

Of every dollar you raise, 75% goes to the charity of you select. 25% goes to what we refer to as the residual beneficiary. This year, that organization is Feed Ontario. Note: Feed The Need Durham is a member of Feed Ontario. We chose this umbrella organization of food banks in Ontario for its focus on stocking foodbanks across Ontario and its ability to extend all funds received. Every dollar earned provides three meals!

There is no sign-up fee to participate and every dollar raised will be donated.

You can start your fundraising NOW by signing up a team on our website and using the online tools to ask for donations. You can walk whenever and wherever you’d like, following social distancing guidelines of course!

Send us short videos (10-15 seconds) of your walk for presentation at our online celebration on Wednesday, July 29 at 07:00 PM. via YouTube. Make it silly, fun, serious, in costume, inside, outside, whatever works for you!

Please see the video below for an explanation on how the 2020 walk will proceed.

Our Virtual Walk Video -

2020 Walk Website -

Sign Up Today -

Our Residual Beneficiary - and

Questions? Send them my way.

Want us to attend one of your meetings? We can do that too!

Thanks in advance for your participation in this important online fun and fundraiser!

Nick Ryall, Chair, 2020 Rotary AIDS & Community Health Walk


Nick was thanked by Past President David Mankiewicz.


Ted Morrison made a presentation in the United Kingdom yesterday to the Rotary Club of Winchester. It just so happens that a good friend and former member of our Rotary Club is this year’s Club President. Ted told the club members about Oshawa, its history, and about our Rotary club of Oshawa-Parkwood, its member and its many projects. He even had a photo of Mike Billington and his wife Margaret at on of our social events.

President Mike Billington



President Lennis closed meeting at 8: 06 pm.



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