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Mailing Address: 96 KING ST. E., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA L1H 1B6



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Ian Riseley – Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Neil Phillips - Rotary Club of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Beth Selby – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

What is Rotary ?

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 Director Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or our Club President Ted Morrison at 905-623-3810. 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 – People of Action

Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.




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 behavior 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 behaviors 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. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor 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 good will and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?



President: Ted Morrison

Past President: Dave Andrews

Vice President: Linda Porritt

Treasurer: Devon Biddle

Secretary: Robbie Larocque

Club Administration: Janice Coupland

Community & Vocational Service: Kim Boatman

International Service: Kris Sachdeva

Youth Service: Kim Boatman

Membership: Lennis Trotter

The Rotary Foundation: Ted Morrison

Public Relations: Dave Andrews

Sgt-at-Arms: Bob Koski


STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE: Ted Morrison / Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews / Sue MacKinnon / Hilda Finnigan

CLUB ADMINISTRATION: Hilda Finnigan 9Chair) / Tim Dwyre (Vice Chair) / Dave Andrews / Bob Koski / Robbie Larocque / 

MEMBERSHIP:   Linda Porritt (Chair) / Dave Andrews / David Mankiewicz / Sonya Thompson / Jamie Gorycki / Mike McLaren

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janice Coupland (Chair) / Sonya Thompson / Sandra McDowell / Sue MacKinnon / Chidinma Igbanugo / Hilda Finnigan / Kris Sachdeva / Robbie Larocque / Robert Kipling / Tim Dwyre / Jamie Gorycki / Myles Fisher / Devon Biddle

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE: Robert Kipling (Chair) / Pat Dyck / Peter Dueck / Larry Hurren / Devon Biddle / Stanley Igboanugo / Myles Fisher

YOUTH SERVICE: Sonya Thompson (Chair) / Chidinma Igboanugo / Pat Dyck / David  Mankiewicz / Lennis Trotter

ROTARY FOUNDATION: Devon Biddle (Chair) / Kris Sachdeva / Dave Andrews

PUBLIC IMAGE: Sandy McDowell / Stanley Iboanugo / Janice Coupland / Bob Elliott / Ted Morrison / Bob Koski / Stanley Igboanugo

                            Sonya Thompson

CLUB'S FOUNDATION: Devon Biddle / Ted Morrison / Dave Andrews

KIDS' SAFETY VILLAGE: Board Members: Lennis Trotter / Linda Porritt / Sandy McDowell /

Committee Members: Hilda Finnigan / Devon Biddle / Sue MacKinnon / Dave Andrews / Sonya Thompson


REVERSE DRAW: Kim Boatman (Co Chair) / Robbie Larocque (Co Chair) / Kris sachdeva / Sandy McDowell / Larry Hurren / Ted Morrison / Dave Andrews / Janice Coupland / Alan nason / Mike Mclaren


PURPLE WOODS: Robbie Larocque (Chair) /

CAKES & HAMS: Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews /

CLUB CONSTITUTION & BY-LAW REVIEW: Ted Morrison / Hilda Finnigan / Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews

YARD SALE: Linda Porritt / Bob Stewart / Laura Carey / Hilda Finnigan / Robbie Larocque



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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: Sue MacKinnon

O Canada: Past President Dave Andrews

Toast To The Queen : Past President Pat Dyck




Visiting Rotarians: Kim Tan – Rotary Club of Oshawa

Guests: Dr. Colin Carrie, MP Oshawa and Eric Guernsey (Colin's Assistant) .



July 25 – Esther Trotter – Happy Birthday

July 25 – Eman Attalla – Happy Birthday



President Ted:

Ted announced announced with sadness that Rotary International President Elect Sam Owori passed away in Texas last Thursday from complications with surgery. He will be sadly missed. The Rotary world mourns his passing. For more information:

There will be a service for Sam on Friday, 21 July, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford, Texas. Friends in the area are encouraged to visit. Funeral services in Uganda are currently being planned.   Messages can also be sent to Sam’s family via, or to Mrs. Norah Agnes Owori, c/o Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda (ICGU), Crusader House, Plot 3 Portal Avenue, Kampala, Uganda.

Memorial contributions in honor of Sam will be directed to the Sam F. Owori Memorial to Polio. This fund has been established to honor his commitment to Rotary’s polio eradication efforts. Sam was a member of both the Africa Regional PolioPlus Committee and the International PolioPlus Committee. You can make online contributions to the fund here.

President Ted:

Ted received an update from District Governor Neil Phillips passsed on to him from Rotary International Director Dean Rohrs regarding the forrest fires in British Columbia.

To the many of you who have been wanting to offer help for the victims of the wildfires currently burning in the Cariboo region of the Province, thank you for your care and concern. It is our intent to have a District wide coordinated response available to Rotarians throughout BC and Alberta.

Ted noted that Rotary are not “first” responders but are rebuilders of the communities.
This is an ongoing and developing situation, so the ultimate needs are yet to be determined. Our recommendations to Rotary Clubs and Rotarians is as follows:
1. If you wish to support the immediate response and relief needs, then the best route to do that is through the established charities already at work such as The Red Cross or Disaster Aide Canada. These charities have the resources on the ground now and are at work as the situation continues. They are also Canada Revenue Agency registered organizations able to issue charitable tax receipts for donations.
2. It is the District's intent to set up a special and separate fund for contributions to help with recovery once the needs are known and identified. This fund will be centrally administered and held as a special Rotary account until the local Rotary clubs in the affected areas can assess recovery and possible rebuilding needs in their communities. These funds would then be made available to the local Rotary clubs for appropriate projects in their communities.
We will provide further updates as we get things set up.

Past President Hilda:

Be sure to sign up for the Aug 19 BBQ at the Biddles' cottage on Aug 19 from 2 to 8 pm.And plase let Hilda jnow what you intend to bring in the way of salad, dessert or munchies.

President Ted:

Reminded us all of the Events coming up and asked everyone to sign up today:

Aug 19 – BBQ at Devon and Linda's cottage -2 to 8 pm

Aug 26 – Day at the Races – Woodbine – 12 Noon to about 6 pm

Sept 10 – Rotary Foundation Walk - Heydenshore , Whitby – 8:30 am to 1:pm

Sept 23 – Membership Matters Seminar – Aurora – 8 am to 2 pm

Nov 3 and 4 – Rotary District 7070 Conference – White Oaks – Niagara On The Lake

Janice Coupland

  • WOODBINE – Saturday, August 26. Buffet served from noon to 3 and races are 1 to 5

Total cost is $48.08 includes tea and coffee and includes a $10 Voucher for the casino.

Sign up with Tim today and be sure to give him your $20.00 deposit required when reserving;

Minimum of 21 persons. We will car pool in lieu of renting a bus. However if enough people want a

Limobus, it can be arranged cost is $30 per person. Also checking a school bus at a lesser price.

Be sure to let Tim know.


Past Pres Dave

  • Dave reminded the Public Image Committee members of the Public Image Committee meeting for 5:00 pm at the Golf Club for July 25.


Front Desk: Janice Coupland / Sonya Thompson

Greeter/Bulletin Editor: Sue McKinnon July 4 & 11; Dave Andrews July 18 & 25


Front Desk: Sue McKinnon Aug 1 & 8; Tim Dwyre Aug 15; Jamie Gorycki Aug 22; Kim or Sandy on Aug 29

Greeter/Bulletin Editor: Bob Stewart Aug 1 & 8; Dave Andrews Aug 15 & 22 & 29

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


SGT AT ARMS REPORT: Conducted tonight by our Vice President Linda Porritt (Thank you very much, Linda)


Janice Coupland drew the Ace of Diamonds and won tubes of tooth paste courtesy of Dr Larry Hurren.. .



  • Robbie happy on July 8 . His daughter gor married. But also sad that TerriLynn's aunt passed away. He also had a good time with Dr Carrie at the wine tasting evening at the McLaughlin Art Gallery.

  • Linda also had a great time at the wine tasting event . She tasted all of the varieties.

  • Sue happy our Canadian Dollar is getting stronger.

  • Colin celebrated his 25th Wedding Anniversary and took his wife on a vacation to Cape Cod.

  • Kim urged everyone to come to the Rotary Ribfest on Aug 18, Aug 19 (after the BBQ), and on Aug 20.

  • Janice happy that we now have 21 people for our Day at the Races at Woodbine on Aug 26. and just happy to be here.

  • Kris a happy $5 - The house is SOLD

  • Past President Al noted that Hilda left the tickets for Stratford on the kitchen table, as they drove past Mississauga. They turned around and went back for the, Al figures that this makes up for Buffalo.

  • Hilda thinks she is glad that Al got to the meeting to hear Colin, but maybe not happy.

  • Linda happy that her son ( a chef) is a first responder and is at 100 Mile House in BC setting up a tent to feed 2,500 people.



Ted talked about morning plennary session at the 2017 International Convention in Atlanta on the day that Rotary, Bill Gates and several conutries of the world pledged $1.2 billion US Funds to eradicate polio.Ted was very impressed with Bill Gates speech and his $450 million pledge and Ted was very proud of canada when Minister Bibeau announced the $75 million US funds pledge by Canada and when she said that The government of Canada has been a part of this effort from the very beginning and will not stop until every boy and girl around the world is safe from this disease. Ted thanked Colin and thanked our previous Government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper who donated so much to fight polio.


Past President Dave introduced guest speaker, Dr. Colin Carrie, our Member of Parliament in Ottawa .

Colin needs very little introduction to The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. We have had the pleasure of hearing Colin speak to our Rotary Club on several occasions. Over the years, Colin has also been a big contributor, to our annual Reverse Draw, Dinner, and Silent Auction Night. He has bought tickets when asked and even contributed door prizes to our event. We thank Colin, every year, for his assistance to The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. And tonight, he gave us an update on what is happening in Ottawa.

Colin was first elected to the House of Commons in June 2004 and re-elected in January 2006, October 2008, and May 2011. And Colin was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Oshawa for his fifth term on October 19, 2015. He has served as a member of the Federal health Committee, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministers of Industry , Health, and Environment. As a result of the latest election, Colin moved back over to the Opposition benches, where he was named Deputy Critic (Health) in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet.

Colin grew up in Oshawa, attended McLaughlin CVI, earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1989. Prior to entering Parliament, Colin co-owned and operated one of Durham Region’s leading chiropractic and wellness clinics in Oshawa. Colin and his wife Elizabeth have three children.Liam, Aiden and Grace.

He thanked Rotary and the members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. He said we are everying in the world and right here in Oshawa, helping the community.

He talked about his new leader Andrew Schere. He talked about what the next 2 years will bring before the next election and wonders where we are going as a nation. They are out in the communities and listening to Canadians.

He is very concerned about the huge deficit, the rising interest rates, and is very concerned for our children and the impact of intergenerational debt in Canada. Borrowing is a real problem – for everyone.

The large amount of government spending bothers Colin as does the impact of renegotiating NAFTA and the potential impact on Oshawa and Canada. NAFTA was a huge benefit to Oshawa with the surplus of over 1 million cars being exported to the USA annually.

He is also concerned about Ontario's high cost of electricity on business and industry and the competitive disadvantage it creates. He is concerned about the government's lack of policy and procedures being set up for the impending marajuana laws. He dislikes the loss of tax benefits for parents keeping their kids in sports. He sees the government policies hindering Canada's middle class , not helping them.

He is also concerned about the government sponsorship scandals and hopes they do not return. He is concerned about the government injection sites being set up in Canadian cities but little or no addiction control facilities with them.

He knows that we, as a government must be fiscally responsible. We just cant leave our kids with intergenerational debt. Lowering taxes was accomplished 160 times in the previous government. The government must start to listen to the voice of the taxpayer and go back to creating values that make Canada a prosperous country.

Colin touched on the plight of Canada's indigenous people, the proposed pipelines to make Canada competitive, the carbon tax that hinders Canada's competitiveness.

Sonya Thompson thanked Dr Colin Carrie for his talk and frank answers to the many questions posed by our members.


Meeting adjourned by President Ted.

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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.



Please check the club website to make sure their location and time has not changed:


Belleville – Ramada Inn – 11 Bay Ridges at Hwy 2 - 12:00 noon

Oshawa – Jubilee Pavillion Banquet Centre, 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa – 12:10 pm

Markham-Unionville – Al Dente Ristorante, 39 Main St.N., - 6:30 pm

Port Hope – Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Elias St., – 6:00 pm

Richmond Hill – Sheraton Parkway Hotel, 600 Hwy 7 East, – 6:00 pm

Trenton – Holiday Inn – 99 Glen Miller Rd. at 401 - 6:00 pm



Whitby – Whitby Central Library, 405 Dundas St W - 7:00 am

Pickering – Bollocks, 736 Kingston Rd, Pickering – 7:00 am

Bowmanville – Trinity Church Hall, 116 Church St. – 7:15 am

Picton – Royal Canadian Legion, 347 Main St., - 12:15 pm

Scarborough Bluffs – Loblaw’s Superstore (upstairs) – 1775 Brimley at Progress – 7:15 am

Scarborough – Scarborough Golf Club – Golf Club Rd. – 12:30

Scarborough Twilight – The Olde Stone Cottage – 3750 Kingston Rd. - 5:30 pm



Whitby-Sunrise – Royal Oak Pub, Whitby Shores, 617 Victoria St W – 7:00 am

Markham Sunrise – Delta Markham Hotel – 50 East Valhala Dr., Hwy 7 east of 404 – 7:00 am

Northumberland Sunrise – Ashbrook Golf Club – 7215 Dale Rd, Port Hope - 7:00 am

North Scarborough – Delta Toronto East – 2035 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough – 12:30 pm

Port Perry – Sunnybrae Golf Club, 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON , – 6:15 pm



Ajax – (First Thursday of the month) at Public Library, 55 Harwood Ave S., – 12:15 pm

Ajax – rest of the month - McEachnie Family Centre, 20 Church Street North, NorthWest Corner Hwy 2 & Church - 7:30am

Agincourt – 6:30 pm at Rotating locations. Please contact Ron - to verify location.

Quinte Sunrise – Bay of Quinte Golf Club, 1830 Old Hwy 2, – 7:00 am

Uxbridge – Wooden Sticks Golf & Country Club, 40 Elgin Park Drive off Concession 7 South of Uxbridge. – 7:00 am



Toronto – Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St, – 12:15

Cobourg – Best Western Cobourg Motor Inn, 930 Burnham Rd. at Hwy 2 – 12:15

Courtice – White Cliffe Terrace, 1460 Hwy 2 – 7:15 am

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Oct 10, 2017
Highway of Heroes Tribute - Tree Project
Oct 17, 2017
CNIB Services in Durham Region
Oct 24, 2017
World Polio Day - Spouses and guests invited
Oct 31, 2017
Nov 07, 2017
Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 14, 2017
Amarok Society - New Project for Indigenous People of Canada
Nov 21, 2017
An update from the The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
Nov 28, 2017
Annual Meetings of Our Club and Our Club's Foundation, & Election of Officers 2018-19
Dec 05, 2017
Participation House Christmas Party
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Upcoming Events
Rotary District Conference
White Oaks Resort and Spa
Nov 03, 2017 2:23 PM –
Nov 04, 2017 10:23 PM
Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Youth Service
Diretcor - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community and Vocational Service
Sargeant At Arms
Past President
Director - Public Image