Sept 19 - Page 1


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 goodwill and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


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MINUTES OF MEETING : Tuesday September 5, 2017



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: Larry Hurren

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen :


Oshawa Parkwood welcomes Steve Rutledge of Whitby Sunrise, our Guest Speaker


Happy Birthday to Donna Pyott on Sept. 7th

Happy Anniversary Kim and Richard Boatman on Sept. 6th

and Special Congratulations to Devon and Linda Biddle - 50 years on September 9th



Past Pres Dave – We are once again participating with the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario in the successful Super Bowl Raffle. Raffle tickets to win a trip to the Super Bowl game – First Prize: 2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Minnesota (person's name on the ticket must be the person picking up the tickets) , + 4 nights hotel accommodation + $1,000 US; Second Prize: $1,000 US; Third Prize: $500 US . – Tickets ARE NOW AVAILABLE, thanks to Robbie. Sell before Nov 22. Our club gets 25% of what we sell. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 . Canadian Funds

Sonya Thompson - Youth Committee meeting 5:30 Tuesday Sept. 12th

Past Pres Lennis – Has Rotary Hats available for $20. Come and get them. Great for the Rotary Foundation Walk on Sept 10 AND construction has begun on Safety Village upgrade project

Kris Sachdeva International Committee meeting 5:30 Tuesday Sept 12th

VP Linda Porritt :

  • She is collecting volunteer hours for all of our service projects this year, starting July 1 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 and they will be entered into the projects at on Rotary Club Central for all of us to see. Keep track of all of your hours and report them to Linda for each project (committee meetings, research, investigation, donations, etc).

  • Strategic Planning Meeting 6PM Thursday Sept 21st at Sue McKinnon's home;


  • Priority #1 Membership Seminar... September 23rd, 2017: From District 7070 Membership Chair, Virginia O'Reilly: It is a new Rotary year and what a great way to kick it off - the next installment of our Membership Seminar!! Let's keep the momentum going! Hear about what is working for clubs in our district, new ideas and the impact these are having on membership. Discuss what your club is doing, how it is working and discover how to make it better. On Saturday September 23rd, we are invited , from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the next installment of our Membership Seminar at Centennial College Event Centre - 6th Floor, Progress Campus, 937 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON. Parking available and free on Saturdays. Registration will be open to the first 50 people who sign up on line. And you can use this link to register instead: Register Online

  • We are holding our joint meeting with the Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Clubs and we are inviting all Rotarians in District 7070 to a Rotary Friendship Day at Parkwood on Sept 25 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Speaker: Samantha George, Curator of Parkwood. Lunch and tours ( as long as no movie crew has booked Parkwood) of Parkwood. Our Rotary Club has canceled our Sept 26 meeting at the Golf Club, making Sept 25 truly a joint meeting of both clubs hosting this big event. Cost per person is $75. If you bring a guest, that person would be $60 . It is estimated that $15 of the $75 ticket would be donated to the Rotary Foundation and between the 2 clubs, you would receive award points towards your next Paul Harris Fellow. This Day is reminiscent of the District 707 Friendship Days hosted by the Oshawa Rotary Club in the 1950's and 60's when Colonel Sam was still alive and he hosted everyone at Parkwod. Members of both Rotary clubs decided to proceed and hold the joint meeting and host Rotary Friendship Day with the Oshawa Rotary Club on Sept 25 with the two clubs working together. Please go to the event page on the www.rotary7070.oorg website for Sept 25 and register you and any of your guests. Seating is limited and if you register today, you can still get a ticket or two or more. Don't be disappointed. You can pay Devon and he will put ONE cheque in from our Rotary club. OR Register here-

  • Rotary Foundation Walk is set for Sept. 10 at Heydenshore Pavillion - Whitby from 8 am to 1 pm. Be sure to get a copy of the pledge form on-line at the website and start collecting money and pledges from your friends, relatives and neighbours and business associates. And tax receipts will be available for donations of $20 or more.

  • Bill Irwin is celebrating 50 years in Rotary and the Rotary Club of Whitby is honouring Bill at the Sept 19 meeting at 7:00 am. If you wish to attend, please let PPresidentShauna Moore or Pres Ted know as soon as possible,

  • Director's Meeting Tuesday Sept. 19th at 5:00 pm

  • October 3 – is going to be District Governor Neil Phillips Official Visit and we are having a joint meeting at the Oshawa Golf Club with the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Bowmanville . Regular time: Fellowship half hour from 6 to 6:30 pm and the meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 pm. Regular price of $22.00 Sign up sheet will be going around very soon. Very tight on space so please sign up TODAY. Thank you.

  • World Polio Day Proclamation by Region - Roger Anderson and Representatives of Durham Region Clubs - Guest Speaker Dr. Bob Scott Tuesday Oct. 24th Please sign up TODAY. Spouses Night.

  • Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton - ROTARY TOAST TO WOMEN'S BRAIN HEALTH TICKETS NOW ON SALE! is holding its annual fundraising in support of Women's Brain Health Initiative on Thursday October 26th, 2017. This prestigious event will include fine wine tasting, paired with a wide selection of delicious foods, live music, and interactive and fun silent auction and live auction. We expect to attract over 200 attendees and raise more than $50,000 to help us support Women's Brain Health Initiative. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be used to fund various other Rotary projects both locally and overseas. Tickets: $100 Thu Oct 26 2017 at 06:30 pm at 1100 Millwood Rd, Toronto. Register on line at

  • Rotary District 7070 Conference – White Oaks – Niagara On The Lake – Register HERE


Front Desk                 Janice Coupland/Sonya Thompson

Bulletin/Greeter         Hilda Finnigan

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


ACE OF SPADES DRAW: Sgt at Arms Larry Hurren

Winner: Sonya Thompson drew the 4 of Clubs .


  • Larry Hurren missed us over the summer but had a relaxing time with family, especially grandchildren

  • Hilda Finnigan proud of grandson, Ryan packing meals for flood victims in Texas

  • Robbie Larocque pleased he was able to deliver (tickets) and happy children are back in school

  • Kim Boatman pleased with Anniversary celebrations, her son's birthday on September 9th, thinking of friends in Texas who have lost their home to the flood

  • Allan Finnigan noted that landlords in flooded area of Texas are asking that rents be paid!! - he was kinder to his tenants during flood in Peterborough

  • Sonya Thompson happy with her daughter's 16th birthday celebration, asked prayers for her sister in Florida preparing for Hurricane Irma

  • Steve Rutledge happy to be at our meeting

  • David Andrews welcome back to Steve, Larry and Robbie

  • Linda Porritt pleased that her son who has been fighting fires in BC, will soon be returning home, also that her niece is visiting from Australia has had time to tour beyond Ontario, and will celebrate an early Thanksgiving before returning home

  • Devon Biddle thanks us for the reminder of his Anniversary!!


ROTARY MOMENT: VP Linda Porritt spoke about the need for assistance to victims of Hurricane Harvey. These are links which provide more details and how to make donations. disasteraidusa/hurricaneharveyrelief OR

Sept 5 - Page 3


PP Kris Sachdeva introduced Steve Rutledge, member of Whitby Sunrise and President of the Project "Adopt a Village in Laos". Steve is no stranger to most of our members, Oshawa Parkwood has supported this project for several years and we welcome Steve's comments and videos which bring us up to date on the importance and impact of his teams' efforts.

Steve has had another challenging year with much rain during the dry season. This year was the largest project ever requiring the laying of 9.5K of pipe. This was accomplished with the help of the women!! in the village. The pipe connects the reservoir to the filter which then supplies water for a family of eight. At least one family member is required to take a course in hygiene before receiving this filter. The people of these villages are very thankful as they see the impact of clean water - a reduction in infant mortality, improved health for their elders. For more information on this project and how you may help as an individual go to

Shawn Kellam thanked Steve for his perseverance and dedication to this project.

Meeting Adjourned by VP Linda Porritt


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

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