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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:  Mark Maloney – Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Beth Selby - Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, 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 MEETING : July 23, 2019

Editor – Sandy McDowell


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:                          Past President Linda Porritt

O Canada:                   John Burns, Assist District 7070 Governor

Toast To The Queen:    Treasurer Devon Biddle



Welcome to Rotary Club of Bomanville Past President John Burns, our new Assist District 7070 Governor

Welcome to our guest speakers:  Matt Anderson, CEO of Lakeridge Health; Yves Gadler, CEO of Lakeridge  Health Foundation, and Paula Arscott, Director of Development Lakeridge Health Foundation

Welcome to our guests Jackie Schagen and Eric Guernsey



Happy Birthday to Esther Trotter and Greg McDowell.



Past President Dave Andrews : Dave announced that the “Big Game 54 “ lottery tickets are in. The price is the same as last year- 5 tickets for $20. The prizes remain the same. First prize has 2 tickets to the Big Game 54 in Miami, PLUS 4 night accommodation in Miami PLUS $1,000 US. The second prize is $1,000 US, the third prize is $500 US, the fourth prize is $300 US, and the fifth prize is $200 US. All tickets must be sold by mid November. NO EXCEPTIONS. Get your tickets from Dave.

Sandy McDowell – Lennis, Sue, Sandy, Heather and Devon will attend training on July 30 for the Pickering Bingo. The Red Barn Bingo Team 2 consisting of Hilda, Al, Bob Koski and Dave Andrews are up Sat. July 27 from 3 to 5:30 pm.

Sue MacKinnon – The next meeting of the Kids’ Safety Village will be held on Monday, Aug. 5 at 5:30 pm at the Village.

Past President Linda Porritt – Tim Dwyre, absent during Presidents’ Night, was presented with the Presidents’ Award and People of Action pin for stepping up in all occasions when asked to help out with Rotary duties.


Kim Boatman – The 2019-20 Youth Committee, made up of David Penney, Heather, Dan, Stanley and Chidinma, will meet Aug. 20th at 5 pm at the Oshawa Golf Club.

REMINDER: The Eastern Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are having their annual Interclub BBQ - August 19  in Brighton at Proctor Park, 96 Young Street, Brighton, ON  K0K 1H0  from 5 to 8 PM

REMINDER – Club dues are due. We will be ready at the Front Desk next week to take your money (Annual Dues are $210 and as an option , you may wish to contribute to The Rotary Foundation (perhaps $100 – just a suggestion ) and to the Polio Fund (perhaps $20 – just a suggestion). Donations to the Rotary Foundation will be registered towards your next Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Award level. Thank you.



July 30     Front Desk  Dave Andrews              Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Tim Dwyre

Aug  6      Front Desk  Hilda Finnigan               Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Dave Andrews

Aug 13     Front Desk  David Penney                Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Dave Andrews

Aug 20     Front Desk  Kim Boatman                Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Hilda Finnigan

Aug 27     Front Desk  Sandy McDowell           Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Bob Stewart

(Editor’s note: If you cannot be available for these duties, please find a replacement)




Winner: Jackie Schagen who drew the 10 of Spades and won a tube of tooth paste, compliments of Dr. Larry Hurren.

The deck gets smaller and the pot gets bigger.



Dave Andrews was happy to be sitting at a table with three past presidents from the Bowmanville Rotary Club.

John Burns was $5 happy to attend the meeting.

David Penney was happy to get to the dump and get rid of things.

Ted was very happy to make a $5 donation for getting news that his restoration project would begin Aug. 1. He was also happy to hear from the woman in Germany who found his portfolio with $400 francs and that she would eventually be helping to get him his bag.

Paula Arscott was happy to attend the meeting.

Dan Pantaleo was happy to recommend Air Italy as his family used the airline to fly to Italy and they left only one day late.

Kris Sachdeva was happy to see Paula Arscott and Yves Gadler of the Lakeridge Foundation andmatt Anderson from Lakeridge Health

Jackie Schagen was happy to be almost a Rotarian. She also resigned her position and is venturing out on her own business.

Linda Porritt was happy to get through her birthday festivities which included a visit to a lodge for dinner and flyboarding. She says she has the video to prove she did this.

Ted Morrison added that the last part of his $5 contribution was to say that he has already sold 80 Superbowl tickets last week and he plans to sell tickets to three more clubs next week.

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PDG Ted Morrison outlined a campaign the District is having to honour and pay thanks to PDG Bill Patchett . Bill raised our level of giving to the Rotary Foundation and to polio eradication. He was responsible for raising our District to the number 1 District in Canada and in the top three in Canada for giving to the Foundation_ This gives our District more funds with which we can give clubs as GRANTS to do projects  

In this campaign,  Rotarians are asked to give what they normally give to The Rotary Foundation (the Annual Programs Fund, The  Polio Fund, and the Endowment or Permanent Fund) and then” GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE FOR BILL” .Also this is the year that you may wish to become a major donor,  or an Arch Klumph Society member, or perhaps a Paul Harris Society member. Clubs are asked to consider giving a donation from their club Foundation and to consider having an even where the proceeds go to the The Rotary Foundation. Bill Patchett deserves this tribute we should all get behind this campaign.



Name of Speaker: Matt Anderson, CEO of Lakeridge Health

Matt Anderson gave an overview of Lakeridge Health and its five hospitals in Oshawa, Bowmanville, Port Perry, Whitby and Ajax/Pickering, plus the 13 mental health clinics which are the finest in the world. These five hospitals get about 205,000 visits to the ER per year, with 100,000 at OGH alone, making it a very busy hospital.

Durham is a fast growing community and the population is shifting from young to old so there is lots to do to help accommodate this shift in population. People are not only living longer but the hospital is seeing more chronic illness.

Hallway healthcare is a focus for Lakeridge as it has about a 111 per cent occupancy rate and people are stuck in ER which drives wait times for patients. He says most patients don’t need to be at hospital so more effort will be focused on developing community care programs and social services.

Anderson says Lakeridge is trying to expand its mental health care programs as mental health is the #1 growing disease today. In terms of expansion, Bowmanville will double its size and a new general hospital will be added in an area along the Hwy. 407 corridor (potentially in Whitby).

He added that Oshawa has one of the best cancer systems in the province and he’s proud of that.


Name of Speaker: Yves Gadler, CEO of Lakeridge Health Foundation

Yves Gadler spoke of his position within Lakeridge, which is to provide financial support to the hospital for projects and equipment. He says the province doesn’t provide money for extra items in the budget so fundraising from the private sector is a big priority.

Currently, there are a number of areas of focus for the foundation, including making the cancer treatment center the top cancer care center with in-patient care the best in Ontario; diagnostic imaging; surgery; palliative care; research and education; and innovation.

The foundation is now raising money to purchase Smart Pumps which regulate IV’s. They are $5,000 each and the Lakeridge Health Foundation has committed to raise $1 million through private donations in order to equip  all the hospitals.


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.

Nov 05, 2019
Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 12, 2019
Update to our Club on Fire Services in Oshawa
Nov 19, 2019
Nov 26, 2019
Rotary Foundation Month
Dec 03, 2019
Holiday Party - Spouses Invited
Dec 10, 2019
Holiday Party - Spouses Invited
Dec 17, 2019
Happy Holidays Everyone - See you in 2020
Dec 24, 2019
Happy Holidays Everyone - See you in 2020
Dec 31, 2019
Happy Holidays Everyone - See you in 2020
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Upcoming Events
Oct 12, 2019 11:00 AM –
Nov 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Sue
Red Barn
Nov 09, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
2019 Holiday Spirit at The Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Nov 21, 2019 5:00 PM –
Nov 30, 2019 8:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Robbie
Red Barn
Nov 23, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Ted
Red Barn
Nov 30, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
Red Barn
Dec 14, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Janice
Red Barn
Dec 28, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Director - International Service
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