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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 November 19, 2019

Editor: Ted Morrison


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:   Larry Hurren

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen:   Bob Koski



None tonight.



Happy Anniversary to Bob and Launi Elliott are celebrating their anniversary this week

Happy Birthday to Wllie Kellam who is celebrating a birthday this week

Happy Birthday to Bob Stewart who is a birthday this week (younger every year)



REMINDER:  to those who pledged $$$ to the Presidents Walk to pay at the Front Desk as soon as possible (list has been misplaced!!!). For every Dollar that you personally donate, anytime, during this Rotary year, to the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund, our Rotary Club will match that amount to a maximum of $3,200 USD. Remember our goal “A Mill for Bill”.   (list has been misplaced!!!)

REMINDER: David Andrews:  Night of 1000 Dinners in support of the Canadian Landmines Foundation, hosted by Rotary Club of Oshawa is Wednesday, November 20 at the Officers Mess, Ontario Regiment, 52 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa - tickets $75.00. You may purchase your tickets directly from Oshawa Rotarians Gordon Dowsley at (905-756-3636) or Peter Hernandez at ( 289-240-2638) or Michael Adams at (905-431-3070) OR PAY AT THE DOOR. Dave will send a names and address list to Gordon Dowsley so that you may receive your tax receipt.

REMINDER: Hilda Finnigan noted there are two months (April & June 2020) needing a volunteer for Greeter/ Bulletin Editor AND we are updating our membership names, address and phone list

REMINDER: Hilda asked for two volunteers to replace Al and herself at Bingo while they are in Florida (probably two Bingos during that time - January - March)

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.

TIME TO VOLUNTEER: From Robbie Larocque: Kindly check your Calendars and sign up TONIGHT for the upcoming Holiday Spirit at the Kids' Safety Village. In the evenings (4:30 pm to about 8:30 pm) of November 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 we need a minimum of 3 Rotary Volunteers at the Safety Village to welcome visitors, collect and manage any food or money donations. We may also be asked to share candy with the youngsters. On NOV 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 – The Community is Invited to Take a Walk Down Christmas Lane and Get into the Spirit of the Holidays. The Village and all of its Buildings will be decorated with lights and Christmas themed decorations. With our early introduction of Winter, we invite everyone to come share HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT THE KIDS' SAFETY VILLAGE. Kindly sign up for the Night(s) which you may be available. Thanks and see you at the Village.

Robbie also reminded that team 5 is on duty at the Red Barn Bingo this Saturday from 3-5:30pm.

Robbie has also submitted our name again to CLOCA for the Maple Syrup Festival. We find out on Dec 10 if we are selected as one of the volunteer groups to be used.

Hilda announced that the annual Participation House Christmas dinner will be December 3 Dinner will cost $40 per person. Please sign up with her 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. You may 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.

Hilda also reminded us that the Rotary Club Names, Address and Phone Lists are now on your computer. Print them off for your records. Please let Hilda know if there are any changes.

At the Annual Rotary District 7070 Annual general meeting and District 7070 Rotary Foundation Dinner, Lennis accepted two awards for our club. He asked Past President Linda Porritt to come up and received these two awards since that happened under her leadership as President. The first award was the Polio Eradication award given to any club that donated $US1500 or more to polio eradication last year. The second award was the 2018-19 Rotary Citation. This was very difficult to achieve this year and we should be proud to be one of nine clubs in the District to receive this silver award. Past President Linda thanked everyone in our Rotary Club who helped make these two awards possible. A real TEAM effort.


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.



ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:  Conducted by our Sgt at Arms Tim Dwyre

Tim Dwyre drew the 5 of Hearts but received two tubes of travel sized tooth paste compliments of Dr Larry Hurren



Front Door : Sue MacKinnon / Jackie Schagen

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Ted Morrison

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


HAPPY TOONIES Conducted by our Sgt at Arms Tim Dwyre

Eric was happy to have attended his first Rotary committee meeting and liked what he saw.

Bob Koski was happy to see Winnipeg beat Saskatchewan in the CFL finals and will now play in the Grey cup (sorry Robert)

Sue was happy to drive to London and back and not encounter any snow.

Bob Stewart enjoyed sitting next to Terry during the national anthem. If we ever need a singing leader. Terry would be good.

Dave was happy to facilitate at Rotary Leadership Institute along with Ted last Saturday .There were 50 people in attendance. He encouraged club members to attend the next RLI session on April 4 2020.

Michael just wanted to acknowledge the great job Devon is doing as Treasurer of the club

Devon was simply happy to have all the financial reports finished to share with the club

Linda was happy she discovered the Oshawa Virtual Museum. It is an 80-page history of Oshawa that has many “cool” facts about our city.

Lennis took his family last weekend to Frankenmuth Michigan for their annual pre-Christmas trip. They had a great time until Esther found that many of their stores had started their Black Friday “ Sales



None this week

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GUEST SPEAKER:   Club Forum and Annual General Meeting of our club Charitable Foundation

Introduced and thanked by President Lennis Trotter

Devon Biddle ran the AGM of our Charitable Foundation going over previous meetings and financials for the year past. An election was held for new Board members.


 Sue MacKinnon , Club President 2020-21 announced that David Penney  has agreed to be President-Elect during her year. There was some confusion about who was coming off the Board because their term was up. Jackie Schagen has agreed to sit on the Board for next year

Devon Biddle gave the mid-year financial statements of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood and budget for this year. The club is in a strong financial situation. Devon answered a lot of questions from members.

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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Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Director - Sergeant-at-Arms
Past President
Director - Public Relations
Executive Secretary
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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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