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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, September 4, 2018



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: Dan Pantaleo


O Canada: Kris Sachdeva


Toast To The Queen : Mike McLaren




A warm welcome to our Barb Hooley, a guest of Sue MacKinnon; our guest speaker Jennifer French, MPP for Oshawa Riding and to our and fellow Rotarian Ab Gilbert from the Rotary Club of Oshawa


BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES : Happy Anniversary to Linda and Devon Biddle on September 9.




Past Pres Dave AndrewsWorld Polio Day 2018 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. We will cancel our regular weekly meeting on Tuesday October 23 and urge 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. Hors d'oeuvres 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, live 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. In addition, the broadcast will be sent live all over the world, to the colleges and universities on the Durham College Global Classroom network.


Past Pres Dave Andrews - Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets have arrived from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York are now available for sale - $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. 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.


Past Pres Lennis Trotter – Kids Safety Village Board and Commmittee Meetings on Sept 17 at the Village at 7:30 pm AND The Grand Re-opening of the Kids' Safety Village will be on Sept 22 from about 10:30 am to about 2 pm at the Kids Safety Village , 1129 Athol Street, Whitby. We would like as many member as possible to be there for our Signature Project.


Past Pres Lennis Trotter – has two remaining Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood logo hats for sale $20 each. Please let him know if you care to purchase one or both.


Past Pres Dave Rotary District 7070 Friendship Day at Parkwood Estate September 8 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm with optional tours planned afterward (send Dave an email if you are going on the tour – only a very few available) . Mike McGovern, Chair of Rotary International's PolioPlus Program is our guest speaker, at our luncheon, who will provide the very latest news on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio. Cost $75.00 per person, with a portion of the ticket price going to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. There will be a luncheon and a cash bar on the grounds at Parkwood. Please register here and please register as soon as possible. There is a massive amount of planning being dome by the Committee (Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood) and tickets sales will start to pick up as the Committee gets around to all clubs in the District in the next few weeks. Don't be left out. Spouses, guests, and prospective members are most welcome. Tours of Parkwood will be available at no charge to the fiorst 30 people . You must email dave Andrews to get on the guided tours. First come – first served. Still some tours available. We will be asking for Rotary volunteers to go around to our neighbouring clubs to promote this event during August. Please say YES when you are asked. IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL DAVE ANDREWS ANDHE WILL REGISTER YOU AND YOUR GUEST.


Past Pres Hilda - It is that time again to help out our Rotary Club and volunteer for the Registration Desk and to write the weekly Bulletin. She thanked everyone who have volunteered so far for Bulleting and Registration but there are still a few holes. Please sign up. If you were away this week, please call her and volunteer your time and talents.


Kim Boatman – received a request from Zain Shazad, Rotaract Pres, asking for Rotarians to assist with UOIT's Get Involved Fair to show students that Rotaract is not just for students but is an international club. The Get Involved Fair is happening this Thursday September 6 from 10 AM to 3 PM. If you are free and able to, I'd love for you to join us and pass the message along with us. Kim and past District Governor Ted Morrison attended.


Past Pres Ted - reminded everyone to register for the Rotary Foundation Walk in Kleinberg at the McMichael Gallery. And Please make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, as part of your walk. Join fellow Rotarians with friends and family on Sunday September 30, 2018 for the annual District 7070 walk in support of the Rotary Foundation.

Enjoy a leisurely morning as you choose how to enjoy the renoun McMichael Art Gallery. Registration from 08:30 to 10:00 am. There will be structured 2km and 5km walks starting between 9:30 and 10:00 in collaboration with the Humber Valley Trail Association. The gallery is available for your viewing pleasure following the walk. Lunch and fellowship gathering 11:00 am onwards. Note: Space is limited to 250 attendees due to venue capacity limitations. Individual pledge forms can be downloaded by clicking on the pledge form link. Please co-ordinate all club pledges with your club delegate for the foundation walk. Clubs should submit one cheque per club directly to Rotary Foundation. Here is a place to get an get all of the information you will need. Please bring your own lawn chair and blanket .


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.


REMINDER: Janice Coupland – We now have had a number of buffets and she asked everyong to get back to her how hey like them so that the Committee could let the Golf Club know .


REMINDER: Sue MacKinnon – Are you interested on serving on the Membership Committee this year. Please let her know . So Far , we have Sue as Director and Mike McLaren as Chair. Please volunteer your time and talents to the growth of our Rotary Club. We have a membership Plan. We have a Strategic Plan. We need your help to make them work.


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.


REMINDER: Incoming Presdient Lennis Trotter - 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.






ACE OF SPADES DRAW: David Mankiewicz was the lucky winner tonight but alas, he drew the 9 of

Diamonds and received some tooth paste courtesy of Dr. Larry Hurren. The deck gets

smaller and the pot grows.




Front Desk Tim Dwyre


Bulletin Editor/Greeter Kris Sachdeva


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

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Dave Andrews—Nice to see Jennifer French the Guest Speaker.


Sue --- nice see her daughter & son for lunch


Tim--- started his new job after the retirement!!


Robert Stewart---Happy as kids back to school.


Dan Pantaleo—Happy to see his Daughter & her Boy friend from New Zealand


Hilda Finnigan---Happy as Friendship day is being looked after nicely.


Devon Biddle---Challenged everyone to give more Happy bucks!


Mike McLaren---Happy gave $ 5.00 as having good time his daughter & grand daughter.


Robert Kipling --- Sad buck regarding Fire in Library in Brazil



None tonight.


GUEST SPEAKERS : Jennifer is an MPP for the Oshawa Riding


Dave Andrews introduced Jennifer French tonight’s guest speaker very eloquently. Jennifer is an MPP for the Oshawa Riding, representing NDP.

She came to Oshawa as a Teacher from Winchester near Ottawa. She taught Grade 4—8 class students before going to politics. She is involved as critique in Pension services, Correctional & Criminal justice, Citizenship, Immigration and Infrastructure. She is being selected as Deputy speaker in the Parliament. She is enjoying her work.

Her presentation was heard quite attentively & there were number of pertinent & good questions.

If you have any requests, please call her office:


David Mankiewicz thanked the speaker.


Meeting was adjourned at 8.15 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.

Nov 20, 2018 6:00 PM
The Rotary Foundation
Nov 27, 2018 6:00 PM
Club Assembly; Annual Meetings; Election of Officers
Dec 04, 2018 6:00 PM
Annual Participation House Christmas Party
Dec 11, 2018 6:00 PM
Dec 18, 2018 6:00 PM
Dec 25, 2018
Jan 08, 2019 6:00 PM
World of Difference Program
Jan 15, 2019 6:00 PM
Fearless Leadership
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Upcoming Events
Holiday Spirit at The Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Nov 16, 2018 5:00 PM –
Nov 24, 2018 8:00 PM
Last chance to order cakes & hams
Nov 20, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Night of A Thousand Dinners
Ontario Regiment
Nov 21, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Toronto Welsh Male Choir - RC Courtice
Nov 24, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Red Barn
Dec 01, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Red Barn
Dec 15, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Concert for Feed The Need in Durham Region
Dec 16, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rotary Club Board of Directors Meeting
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5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
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Vice President
Director - International Service
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Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
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