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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 :  Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Editor: Dave Andrews

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:    Sue MacKinnon

O Canada:   Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen:   David Mankiewicz



Welcome to all of friends and guests from Participation House as we celebrate our Holiday Party with them.

Welcome to Gerry Bedford (a long time friend and Board Member at the Kids Safety Village of Durham Region) and his wife Linda, and their granddaughter Riley Wheater our soloist for the evening.

Welcome to Oshawa City Councilor Derek Giberson and thank you for your Christmas piano playing throughout the evening.

Welcome Santa Claus.



Bill Creamer (Dec 3), Heather Drakes (Dec 5), Sharron Morrison (Dec 20) have birthdays this month and Bob & Rhonda Stewart celebrate their anniversary DEC 13



REMINDER: Hilda asked for two volunteers to replace Al and herself at Bingo while they are in Florida (The Feb 22 Bingo)

REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE: Ted also announced that the 2020 date for our Kids Against Hunger was going to be Sunday May 3 at the Jubilee pavilion in Lakeview Park in Oshawa.

Ted announced that this week is Cake and Ham delivery week.  We picked them up on Tuesday . People with large orders picked them up on Tuesday at Devon’s and at the meeting on Tuesday night at our meeting. Your help is appreciated at Devon’s on Tuesday. More Hands make less work. Please get your money in to Devon as soon as you can.

Hilda announced that the annual Christmas party at Lennis and Esther Trotter’s on Dec 10. Dinner will cost $25 per person. Please sign up with her as soon as you can. Please pay at the Registration table this week and next week.

Hilda also announced that the poinsettias, that are given to the Rotary widows and to former members, have been purchased and she has arranged for drivers to deliver them.

REMINDER: Joe Solway , from the Bowmanville Rotary Club promoted the Concert for Feed The Need Durham on Dec 15 . We sure hope our members can go and support the Bomanville Club and also Feed the Need. 66,000 persons in Durham are food insecure. The Tickets are $25 each. Two concerts on Sunday December 15 afternoon and evening performances.

Councilor Derek Giberson’s group, The Professors of Punk are playing their annual Christmas concert at Simcoe Street United Church with all of the proceeds going to the Back Door Mission. The 2019 Professors Of Funk Friends & Family Christmas Special December 18 -19, 2019 . It's Oshawa's new holiday tradition, now in our 6th year with two nights! Presented again in partnership with AWCCU Financial

**New this year: get up close to the stage with reserved seats AND boost your support for the Back Door Mission - pre-sale $50 tickets, limited supply! General admission $25 tickets on sale noon, Nov 26, and pay-what-you-can tickets to follow**.. A performance of contemporary and traditional Christmas music with the Professors Of Funk and special guests! Concert is Pay-What-You-Can, suggested $25 per person - or get premium seating for $50. Every dollar in ticket sales goes to the Back Door Mission For The Relief Of Poverty, an organization in downtown Oshawa that "works to relieve the burdens of poverty and social dislocation within the economically deprived and street population of Oshawa. We endeavour to meet whatever need an individual brings to us or find out who can wherever possible."

The work of the Mission includes distributing over 13,000 free meal tickets per year for Durham Outlook For The Needy, and operating drop-ins with food and drinks, social interaction, emergency food, and many other services.  Featuring The Professors Of Funk and as always a remarkable roster of fantastic guest singers from across Oshawa and Durham! Please support this most worthy charity.



None tonight



Front Door : Kim Boatman and Sandy McDowell

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Linda Porritt

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



None tonight



None this week



A gentleman from the North Pole gave presents to our Participations House guests and their helpers. Thank you to Oshawa City Councilor and good friend of our Rotary Club, Derek Giberson for playing our carols, and thank you to Riley Wheater, granddaughter of Gerry Bedford (Kids Safety Village) for singing the Carols.

Thank you to Janice Coupland for another great party for our friends and relatives.

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Meeting Adjourned


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.

Jun 30, 2020 7:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting - District Changeover & Awards
Jul 07, 2020 7:00 PM
Her Opening Remarks & Our TRIVIA NIGHT - Spouses Invited
Jul 14, 2020 7:00 PM
Water Project in Uganda
Jul 21, 2020 7:00 PM
Their Plans for 2020-21
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 7:00 PM
His Annual Update to our Club
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The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board of Directors have added a new area of focus: supporting the environment.


Rotary clubs in districts across Italy worked together to procure state-of-the-art equipment needed to combat the deadly coronavirus disease for 26 hospitals around the country.


Rotary clubs in East Africa are forging partnerships to provide hand washing stations and food in areas where social distancing is a luxury that few can afford.


Members help launch site so merchants can sell goods, organize supplies to make sanitizer, and provide food to health care workers.


Clem Renouf, the RI president who inspired Rotary’s polio eradication efforts,

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