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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 Club President Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 or our Club Past President Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963.

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:  Holger Knaack – Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Mark Chipman - Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise in Whitby, 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, March 10, 2020

Editor: Sue MacKinnon


Rotary Grace – 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.


O Canada – Ana Rejab


Toast to the Queen – Terry Giles




No guests or visitors this evening.



March 13 – Happy Anniversary to Jill and Myles Fisher

March 14 – Happy Birthday Jackie Schagen

March 17 – Happy Anniversary to Colleen and Mike McLaren

March 23 – Happy Birthday to Sean Kellam



There are a number of new members, and perhaps some older ones too, that may want to purchase clothing (shirts, jackets or hats) with Rotary logos on them. If you are interested, please see Lennis.

Ted and Sharron Morrison attended an event last weekend at Trafalgar Castle that included a Silent Auction.  Many great auction items including:  weekend cottage rental, tickets to Stratford/Shaw Festival, garden package including tickets to Canada Blooms, Shrimp Cocktail, car cleaning , Capital Theatre, AGO tickets, 1 of a kind tickets, Sherwin Williams, Nurse Chev, Maple leaf Jersey and many many more items!

Linda Porritt announced Community with Brooms will be May 20.



Kim Boatman and Sandy McDowell  – The Oshawa Express has a suite for the Oshawa Generals home game at the Tribute Communities Centre on Sunday, March 15 at 6:05 pm. Please arrive at 5:30 pm. A sign up sheet is going around tonight. Cost of $25 per person, will help cover the meal and snacks. If you are not at this meeting, please contact Kim or Sandy or Janice as soon as possible. NOTE: WE STILL HAVE SEATS AVAILABLE. THIS IS OPEN TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. ($25 per person). Bring you money to Kim. She will give you your tickets.



Janice Coupland is taking names and asking everyone to sign up for our March 17 St Patrick’s Day Dinner  / Party starting at 6 PM at Harpo’s. We will be able to order chicken, salmon or beef dinners ($35, $37 or $42) . Ordering will be done when you arrive at Harpos and you will be billed accordingly.  Please tell Janice how many will be attending. NOTE: THE NEW DATE FOR OUR ST PATRICK’S DAY DINNER. MARCH 17. No Meeting at the Oshawa Golf Club on March 17.  THERE WILL BE A REGULAR WEEKLY ROTARY MEETING ON MARCH 10 AT THE OSHAWA GOLF.



 President Lennis – On March 23, 2020, the Rotary Club of Oshawa  - Speaker - Vice President of Corporate and Environmental Affairs of General Motors Canada Company, David Patterson, talking about the future of General Motors in Oshawa.  If you would like to attend, please contact Oshawa Rotary Club President Jay Cannings at .



President Lennis – Invited everyone to the 90th Anniversary party of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke on March 29, on behalf of our Club President, Iosif Ciosa, and their Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to extend an invitation to you to come and join us at their 90th Anniversary Celebration: Sunday, March 29th, 2020;  2:00pm – 4:30pm; Cloverdale Common (Located at the North end of Cloverdale Mall, near the former Target store). To register and pay, click this link: This will be an informal event bringing together our club members and our community friends and partners to enjoy fellowship, light refreshments and entertainment. In addition, during the event, we will conduct a special ceremony to honour two new inductees as Honorary Paul Harris Recognition recipients. And finally, we want you to know that a Group Photo will be taken of all current and past Club Members. Make sure you are in it!!  This will be a ticketed event. The ticket price of $10.00 will assist in covering the costs for food and entertainment



President Lennis – The President and Members of the Rotary Club of Belleville cordially invite you to attend our 100th Anniversary Celebration on April 1, 2020 at the Ramada Inn. Guest Speaker:  Jeffry Cadorette, Rotary International Director. Attire: Business or black tie optional. TICKETS $100 each  includes 3-Course Dinner and Wine RSVP by Friday, February 28th, 2020 via or Tracy Bray at .



Dave Andrews – The Rotary Club of Oshawa is celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a big event on April 3, 2020 at the Jubilee Pavilion. Cocktails at 6 pm and Dinner at 7 pm. Keynote speaker will be the Hon. Ed Broadbent. Tickets are $100 each and are NOW available. If you would like to attend, please contact Dave Andrews and he will sign you up. You may pay the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood starting next week. Dave will arrange to get a cheque from Devon to pay the Oshawa Rotary Club. Please note the MARCH 6 DEADLINE for signing up. Please pay Dave ON MARCH 3 WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE ROTARY CLUB MEETING. We already have 9 people going from our Rotary Club. Your choice of meal: Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian. Please also let Dave know when you sign up. Tickets are going fast and they want to finalize numbers by March 6. Please see Dave ASAP.



President Lennis reminded all of us about the ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE– Parts I, II and III on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Centennial College, Scarborough 8 am to 4 pm.  Please register today This is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians. The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood will  reimburse you for the cost. It's the perfect learning experience for newer Rotarians and an excellent knowledge update for those more seasoned.  For all Rotarians who have joined a  Rotary Club in District 7070 in the last year, your Rotary District will pay your tuition fee for Rotary Leadership Institute part one!!! All you have to do is sign up online and enter the promo code "RLI1Free.




REMINDER: President Lennis – The Rotary Club of Etobicoke is hosting a special Event RETHINK PLASTICS – April 15, 2020 - An evening to Rethink Plastics . 6 to 9 pm at The Old Mill,  - Guild Hall Room, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON. We use it everyday, it permeates every aspect of our lives. Is plastic a valuable resource, a life-altering innovation or an environmental troublemaker? The Rotary Club of Etobicoke is hosting an evening with Canadian Industry Leaders as they share unique insights to start this important conversation. Marc Cullen - Moderator- Canada's Gardening Guru; Bob Barrett - President Polytainers; John Coyne - Vice President Legal & External Affairs for Unilever & Executive Chair of Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance; Paulina Leung - VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Emterra Group; Susan Dalgleish - Executive Vice-President & CFO of Polytainers; Barry Friesen - General Manager of Cleanfarms Inc. and Event Chair. Join us for this relevant evening. Cost $20 per person it includes snacks + cash bar. Seats are limited, register today!


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 Andrews and Ted Morrison – The 2020 Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction is fast approaching on May 7, 2020, from 6 to 10 pm at The Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. Tickets are $150 each and are available NOW from Dave Andrews. Fabulous meal, last ticket out wins $3,000.00 every 20th ticket wins $100 and more door prizes too. On the back of each ticket this year, is your choice of entrée: beef, chicken or vegetarian. Please check off the choice on the back of the ticket when you sell. Please start getting those Silent Auction items in to Ted Morrison. Value to be $100 + if possible. Please give a photo and description and retail value to Dave Andrews so he can put them on to our website and social media pages and get the poster printed up too for the Auction. The donator will get the name of their establishment well noted on our media sites, and in our program. We have given to each member, the sample “ask” letters for ticket sales , sponsorship opportunities, and silent auction donation requests. Tables are for 8 but tables of 10 can be arranged.




Front Door : David Mankiewicz

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Sue MacKinnon

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


SGT AT ARMS REPORT: Conducted tonight by Tim Dwyer


Winner was Bob Koski who drew the 8 of Clubs, but as a consolation travel sized toothpaste , compliments of Dr. Larry Hurren and Florin Popa of Oshawa Dentist, 178 Simcoe Str S., Oshawa



Ted Morrison was happy Sharron raised $465.00 for Bowling for Big Sisters.

Dave Andrews happy to see Tim back.

Kim Boatman happy Sandy has been awarded the Silver Quill Award from the OCNA (Ontario Community Newspaper s Association) for her 25 years in the publishing. 

Sue MacKinnon was happy she was able to visit her newborn grandson prior to her February vacation.

Kris Sachdeva happy to see Tim back and also congratulated Sandra.

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Directors gave their semiannual reports and they will be available under separate cover at a later date.



None this week


Meeting Adjourned


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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Linda Porritt
July 17
Spouse Birthdays
Kay Hurren
July 8
Esther Trotter
July 25
Greg McDowell
July 31
Robert Kipling
Caroline Kipling
July 8
Florin Popa
Roxana Popa
July 11
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 6:30 PM
His Annual Update to our Club
Aug 25, 2020 6:30 PM
Their Plans for 2020-21
Sep 01, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 08, 2020 6:30 PM
Annual address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 15, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
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Director - International Service
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Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Director - Sergeant-at-Arms
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Director - Public Relations
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