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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: Barry Rassin – Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Mary Lou Harrison - Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Roger Tessier – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, 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, October 16, 2018

Bulletin Editor: Bob Stewart



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: Robbie Larocque


O Canada: Peter Dueck


Toast To The Queen : Ted Morrison



A warm welcome to Barry Rohm a guest of Mike McLaren; DRPS Chief Paul Martin; DRPS Serious & Organized Crime Supt Dave Brown; Holly Britton – DRPS Manager of Health, Wellness and Safety ; Dave Selby -Corporate Communications DRPS; and DRPS Executive Supt Todd Rollauer AND to Rotarian and Mayor John Henry who wanted to hear and support the Chief


BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES : Happy Birthday to Stanley Igboanugo on October 26 and Happy Anniversary to Robbie and Terri Lynn Larocque on October 19




Past Pres Dave AndrewsWorld Polio Day 2018, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood, will be held right on the date, Wednesday October 24, 2018 at Durham College in the new Global Classroom of the new Centre for Collaborative Education. So far the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Oshawa-parkwood, port Perry and Port Hope have canceled their regular weekly meetings that week. Dave urged everyone to attend this grand event. Please register here at the District Website, as soon as you can. All of the Clubs in Durham Region have been invited and urged to register as soon as possible. The cost for the event will be $25 with a portion of the ticket price going to the Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus Program and will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow. A light luncheon will be served and there will be a cash bar. There will be a fellowship time from 5:00 pm to 5:45pm followed by a welcome from Durham College and from Rotary District Governor Mary Lou Harrison. At 5:45pm, we will feed in the live stream Rotary Polio Program, righta after the intros with the live Rotary International program from Philadelphia this year from 6 to 6:45 pm . We will then continue to broadcasting live from Oshawa. During this live Oshawa portion, the two Rotary Club Presidents from Oshawa will receive their Proclamations from the Mayor of Oshawa, and the 10 Rotary Club Presidents and District Governor Mary Lou Harrison will receive their Proclamations from the Chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham. Dr. Bob Scott, the immdeiate Past Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee will bring us up to date and hoepfully , bring in some of his associates from the Polio stricken countries , again, live. Questions and answers will follow and then an after-party, finishing at 9 pm. The entire event will also be available, by computer, through a URL for any Rotary Club in the world to view. Go to the and on Ocotber 24 , there will be the class : World Polio Day – Rotary International. In addition, the broadcast will be sent live all over the world, to the colleges and universities on the Durham College Global Classroom network.


Hilda Finnigan met a young lady, Monique Masoud, at a retail store in Oshawa recently. It turns out the she is a student at Durham College and doing part time work. She rememberrs getting 2 drops of the polio vaccine in Pakistan when she was a young girl and she has agreed to come to World Polio Day and tell us her story.


Hilda Finnigan – for World Polio Day at Durham College on Oct 24, please bring your $25 in cash or a cheque made out to the Rotary Club of Oshawa. No credit cards.


Kim Boatman – An update from the Youth Services Committee – We ask that all Rotary club members consider volunteering or be looking for suitable host families for Youth Exchnage. We are partnering with the Rotary Club of Oshawa to host and send out an exchange student.


Kim Boatman – An update from the Youth Services Committee – We will be honouring a student this year again at the Commencement exercises at McLaughlin C.V.I.and Rotarian Bob Stewart will attend and present the award on behalf of our Rotary club. ask that all Rotary club members consider volunteering or be looking for suitable host families for Youth Exchnage. We are partnering with the Rotary Club of Oshawa to host and send out an exchange student.


Pres Linda - District 7070 Conference – Rotary Reunion in Prince Edward County – Register at . Casual country all day and evening. 8:30 a.m. – Arrive and enjoy breakfast snacks between. All day Programming – Fun and learning through the six areas of focus. Lunch – Picnic lunch as you enjoy Reunion activities; 6:00 p.m.– Gather for the Rotary family banquet. Sunday– Prince Edward County area activities will be highlighted for personal enjoyment. The cost for the day is $99 per person. Register for the Oct 27 party at the Legion online too.


Past District Governor Ted - announced that the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood will have, as our guest speaker, a Rotary Peace Scholar, at our November 13 Rotay Club meeting, as part of our Rotary Foundation Month activities in November. Chenai Kadungure -a Rotary Peace Scholar - from Zimbabwe. Chenai has been involved in non-profit work since she was a teenager. In high school she was an Interact member. Interact taught her the value in “Service Above Self” and this attraction to serving the world has never left her. Chenai earned her undergraduate and master’s degree in Cape Town, where her experience of xenophobia inspired her to become a part of the solution to global conflict. She has experience in research and customer relations and has strong interpersonal skills. She has fundraised for philanthropic initiatives, and assisted NGOs, such as Open Door Education, Cycle For Understanding and The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). As a dedicated soldier for peace; Chenai volunteers for The Red Frogs, has been involved in various church leadership activities, serves on the Board of Directors of Mwala, a charity organization and she mentors in her spare time. She most recently worked for a non-profit called The Hope Factory, an Enterprise Development company owned by The South African institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) which grows people, to develop businesses and impact communities. She is committed to being “a gift to the world” and the Fellowship to study at UNC-Chapel Hill, is just the beginning for her.

Chenai holds a B.A. degree in Media, Sociology and Gender Studies and an M.Phil. in Diversity Studies from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She is currently conducting her M.A. studies in Global Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she aims to obtain the necessary skills to succeed in the international development space

Ted has asked the other clubs, who have been invited, to please let Dave Andrews know if you wish to attend and perhaps bring a guest.


Lennis Trotter – announced that there will be a Board and Committee meeting of the Kids' Safety Village on November 5 starting at 7:30 pm at the Kids' Safety Village.


REMINDER: Sue MacKinnon – We need volunteers on Oct 26 and 27 from about 4:30 pm to 8 pm to volunteer at the Halloween haunt at the Kids Safety Village. Many of our club memebrs will be at the District Cionference so that puts the onus on those not going to the conference to setep up to the plat and help with our signature project. Sign up TODAY.


REMINDER: Janice Coupland – Oct 30 is our Oktoberfest Party at Rotary. Spouses invited. Traditional German dishes will be seved and Brock Street Brewery will be here with Beer for Oktoberfest. A fun night. Sign up sheet went around. Please email Janice if you and your guest are coming. Editor's note: It will be Party of the Century- try not to miss it.


REMINDER: Past Pres Dave Andrews – We have about 50 tickets to sell on the Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York - $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. Please let Dave know how many you would like to sell. Another excellent opportunity coming up: World Polio Day at Durham College. Can you help sell at this event? Great prizes, first being 4 nights lodging and 2 tickets to the game plus $1,000. Plus many more great prizes. Final day to have money and ticket stubs returned is November 20.


REMINDER: Treasurer Devon Biddle announced that our annual club dues invoice will be sent to us by email BUT you can pay right now at the front Registration Desk. Dues are $210 for the year (may be paid now or one half now and one half Jan 1, 2019). On the invoice , there will be a voluntary contribution of $100 for the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and $20 for Polio Eradication, if you so desire to pay, and Devon will ensuire that you get credit towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. Spouses may pay $165 annual dues for their membership, as long as one spouse pays the $210. You can start paying TODAY at the front Registration Desk, when you come in to the meeting. Invoices will be emailed shortly.





ACE OF SPADES DRAW: Janice Coupland was the lucky winner tonight but alas, she drew the Jack of Hearts and received a consolation prize, thanks to Dr Larry Hurren. The deck gets smaller and the pot grows.



FOR October: Front Desk Sue MacKinnon     Bulletin Editor AND Greeter Bob Stewart

(Editor’s note: If you cannot be available for these duties , please find a replacement)

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Hilda - thanked Dave for efforts relating to Durham College next week


Bob Koski loves squirrels


Janice had great trip other than Kris tripping. She loves his family. Bangalore Rotary Club treated them like Royalty


Mike McLaren shot 5 birdies today so he contributed 5 quarters


Ted enjoyed Bowmanville Apple Fest so much he may pitch a tent there next year and our club could volunteer to raise funds for polio eradication and tell the world about Rotary, the brand


Dave Andrews happy to see Rotarian and Mayor John Henry in attendance


Bob Stewart happy to almost give a speech at McLaughlin Convocation and told story about the Legend known as the “ Brain “ from high school era who spent 8 ( some say 9 ) years in high school plus summer school at the end. Ted was very impressed.



From your bulletin editor: Leafs win….Leafs win…Leafs win…


GUEST SPEAKER : Durham Regional Police Chief Paul Martin

Introduced by Past Pres Dave Andrews, Paul Martin has been a police officer for the past 27 years and has spent his entire career with the Durham Regional Police Service. He began his career in frontline patrol in Oshawa, and has served in a number of operational and administrative units, including Tactical Operations, Nuclear Division and Human Resources.

Paul was a key figure in the development and implementation of the Nuclear Security Division shortly after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Paul was the Deputy Chief in charge of Operational Support, which included Corporate Communications, Crime Management, I.T., Communications/911, Court Services, and Professional Standards unit.

On May 31, 2014 Chief Paul Martin was sworn in as Chief of Police for Durham Regional Police Service, in charge of over 870 sworn members and 330 civilians , at 5 stations, with 192 police cars, 2 marine boats , a helicopter and 8 service dogs.


Chief Martin is also a recipient of Queens Diamond Jubilee for community service and honorary member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa. And let's not forget about our signature project – The Kids' Safety Village of Durham Region. The Durham Regional Police Service has been a fine partner in our Kids' Safety Village of Durham Region snce the very beginning and Chief Paul has been a staunch supporter.

Every year, when we send our request for the Chief to speak to our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, he always says YES.


Successes in Oshawa include a steady crime rate, many gun confiscations, going to a team model and the Kids' Safety Village. He noted our Lennis Trotter’s role in this success.

Issues that present challenge are crimes against persons and property and the high homicide rate this year which is about double the average.


Club members had many questions and Larry Hurren asked about a very serious issue his Office is having with druggies in the area frightening staff and patients. DRPS personnel in the audience took notes and will investigate for Larry.


For more information about the Durham regional Police Service, please go to


Chief Paul Martin was introduced and thanked by Past President Hilda Finnigan.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.


IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, MAKE UP : Go online at go to the Rotary 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.

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State of the City Address
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Curator, Parkwood Estate
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Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Awards Night
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Kick The Sugar Habit
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