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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 12, 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:   Linda Porritt

O Canada: Jackie Schagen

Toast To The Queen :  David Mankiewicz                                                                    



A warm Rotary Welcome to our guest speaker: Steve Barkwell, Deputy Fire Chief, City of Oshawa.



Happy Birthday to Kristen Colton (Shawn Kellam’s wife) who is celebrating a birthday TODAY, November 12



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.

Dave reminded everyone that the Rotary Leadership Institute will be held on Saturday November 16 at Centennial College. The club will cover the cost of registration BUT you must register in advance. Please do so as soon as possible. See the Club Calendar of Events for the details.

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)

Ted Morrison Cakes/Hams orders went in on November 10. Please let Ted know if you need more. We ordered a very small amount extra, just in case.

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.

Dave announced the Public Image Committee Meeting will meet next Tuesday at 5pm

TIME TO VOLUNTEER: From Robbie Larocque: Kindly check your Calendars and sign up 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 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 it's Building will be decorated with lights and Christmas themed decorations. With our early introduction of Winter 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.

Janice 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.

Janice 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 next week.

REMINDER: Last week, 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 Larry Hurren

Devon Biddle drew the 2 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 Larry Hurren

Sue had a good cry while reading a good book for her book club

Jackie was thankful for the nice snowfall

Devon was happy and sad that his daughter just turn 50.We are all getting older.

Dave was glad to welcome Steve Barkwell to the meeting. Dave also said he attended the Nov 11 Remembrance Day ceremony in Oshawa and placed the Wreath from Oshawa Parkwood Rotary at the cenotaph in Memorial Park

Hilda reminded us that she has SIX great grandchildren all girls. She also announced that on or around March 1 2020 she will have new GRAND SON.

Janice told us her Rotarian girlfriend in Peterborough donated $60 to Polio eradication on Jan’s 60th Birthday. A great gift for the girl that has everything.

Lennis announced that the Kids Safety Village needs volunteers for the Christmas program. He also asked members to look for speakers for the club. the new year is kind of sparse.



None this week

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Steve Barkwell  - Deputy Chief of  Oshawa Fire Department

Introduced By David Andrews and Thanked By: David Penney

Deputy Chief Steve Barkwell began his career with Oshawa Fire Services in 1999. His current responsibilities include a blended role between operations and support, which encompasses the Suppression, Fire Prevention, and Training divisions, Facilities, Alternate Community Emergency Management Coordinator, and Health and Safety.

Deputy Chief Barkwell’s past roles have included: Firefighter, Relief Dispatcher, Shift Training Instructor, qualified Training Officer, and Acting Captain.

Through his many experiences and training, Steve has a wealth of knowledge in health and safety, financial stewardship, training, human rights, labour relations and legislation. Emergency responders face many challenges during their regular duties, which include not only physical but also mental challenges.

Steve Barkwell works with frontline staff to help develop improved health and safety programs

Steve gave a very nice report of the Departments Activities over the last year. All of his remarks can be found in the 2018 Annual Report.

Their Mission:"To promote and protect the health and well-being of the community through adaptable and progressive education, prevention, and emergency services."

Oshawa Fire Services provides the highest level of life safety and property protection to our community.  They are proud of the men and women who work for Oshawa Fire Services and the skills and services they provide on a daily basis.  They respond to many types of emergencies, including: fires, medical assists, motor vehicle accidents, and specialized type rescues

Other services provided to the public include: fire safety inspections, fire prevention and public fire safety education, emergency planning and preparedness, enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, municipal by-laws, and fire control activities and plans review and new building construction inspections


Steve thanked Rotary for our support and indicated that fire department relies heavily on community partnerships for help.

Fire Services Community Events:

Coffee with the crew

Join your neighbours and Oshawa Fire Crews for coffee and conversation.   Oshawa McDonald's restaurants along with Oshawa Fire Services host this event where members of Oshawa Fire Prevention and Suppression Crews will be on hand to discuss fire safety, including smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, home escape plans and more.  A great opportunity to get to know the Firefighters and Fire Prevention staff in your community.  Watch for more dates, times and locations coming soon.

Fire Prevention Week

Do you have fire prevention or fire safety questions? Are your smoke alarms in good working order and not expired? Are they installed in the proper areas within your home? Do you require CO alarms? Have you prepared a home escape plan? Would you like some planning tips? Do you know the history behind Fire Prevention Week?

Community Safety Day 

Each year in early June, Oshawa Fire Services holds a Community Safety Day at Fire hall #5 (1550 Harmony Road North). It is an exciting day featuring fire truck tours, fire safety information, firefighter demonstrations, a free barbeque, face painting, jumping castle and so much more! This is a free event with donations being accepted toward sending children to Camp Bucko, a camp for children who have suffered  burn injuries.

In Oshawa there are now six fire stations and 16 dispatchers that cover Oshawa Whitby, Clarington , Port Perry and Uxbridge.  See:

Their three lines of defense- Education (#1 priority),Enforcement, and Suppression..

Medical calls seem to be increasing while all other calls are about the same. Response times remain low. They are doing a lot of smoke alarm checking.

He reminded us that with all the new high- tech building materials out there, we typically have only 1-3 minutes to get out. So, plan you’re your escape routes in advance. Make you’re your fire extinguishers are accessible to where possible fires may break out.

A very informative talk

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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