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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: January 29, 2019

January Editor: Club Secretary Robbie Larocque


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:  Ted Morrison

O Canada: Kris Sachdeva      

Toast To The Queen: Robbie Larocque                                                                                    



Visiting Rotarian: Dr. Waji Khan      Guest of Rotarian: Dr. Larry Hurren

Charter President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood and Honorary Member Terry Giles          

Visiting Rotarian: Kim Tan from the Rotary Club of Oshawa



Heather Drakes – Belated Happy Birthday on December 5



Ted announced that it is time to begin looking for silent auction merchandise and services for our Reverse Draw. Once again if each Rotarian could find two or three S/A items the silent auction would be a better success. We should have 60 to 70 items. Deliver the items to Ted, at least a photograph so that the signage can be made up.

Janice announced that on Sunday March 17, 2019 the Oshawa Generals game is available. The Gen’s will be playing against Sudbury.

Janice asked us to mark our Calendar for March 12, 2019 we will be having dinner at Finn McCool’s, a St Patrick’s Day celebration.

Robbie announced that Reverse draw tickets are now available for distribution and sale. Kindly see him for tickets, kindly remember this is one of our annual major fundraisers.

Robbie also reminded Team 3 that they are on duty at Bingo on Saturday February 2, 2019.

Kim Tan announced that she is here to get sponsorship for the Sweat for Good Challenge at the YMCA. She is asking for us to give generously. She was vital in the YMCA’s donation to our Silent Auction last year.


ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:  “Private” Mike McLaren presided over the Sergeant-at-Arms duties this evening.

Winner: Kris Sachdeva  Card Drawn: Ace of Clubs    



On The Front Door: Chris Burrell

Bulletin Editor: Janice Coupland

Greeter:  Janice Coupland

(Editor’s note: If you cannot be on the door, please find a replacement)



Kris is happy to be fully retired. Officially.

Janice is happy about an upcoming vacation in Florida.

Sue is also happy about an upcoming vacation in Florida.

Dan is happy his electric snow blower worked.

Kim Tan is happy to attend this evening and thanked us for our support.

Terry Giles is happy to announce that as of August 16, 2019 he will have been associated with Rotary for 60 years.

Devon is happy to see his old friend Terry Giles this evening. They met many years ago with Terry being the Chief Building Official for the City of Oshawa.

Bob S. is happy with his new vest which smells nice.

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Larry Hurren introduced the guest speaker Dr. Waji Khan.

Dr. Khan, described a program which he is passionate about called Brush-a-Mania. The Brush-a-Mania program was started in 2001 by Dr. Raffy Chouljian from the Rotary Club of Don Mills. The Brush-a-Mania program is an instruction program for school aged children about the benefits of oral health and teeth brushing. Dr. Khan’s suggestion that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Teaching proper dental care is vital to children and the good habits will extend into their adult lives. The Brush-a-Mania program gives a tooth brush, tooth paste and stickers to the children in an effort to making oral dental care fun. Here is a link:  Brushamania  

The program has a small problem they have too much product. The tooth paste sponsors have been and continue to be very generous. The program needs access to schools to get the message to the students. There is a need for Dentists to assist with deploying the program and a network of volunteers to assist the dentists to share the program’s message.

Dr. Khan asked for our help to gain access to the local schools. The children who participate in the program get a life skill that sometimes they would otherwise miss out on.

Larry thanked our guest speaker Dr. Khan.

In closing Linda shared the list of upcoming events at other Rotary Clubs.


FEB  1 – Rotary Club of Toronto Weekly Meeting – Speaker Conrad Black - Location: Fairmont Imperial Room, 100 Front St. W.   Topic: "A President Like No Other", Host: Geoffrey Johnson  MANDATORY RSVP Attendance and # of Guests.  Cost: Rotary Toronto Members: A Lunch Ticket. Cost: District/Visiting Rotarians and Guests $55. Mandatory RSVP Email: or call 416-363-0604 ‘$55 Cash at the door if registered or $55 by Credit Card no later than Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.  Providing the most intriguing and significant analysis yet of Trump's political rise. Ambitious in intellectual scope, contrarian in many of its opinions, and admirably concise, this is surely set to be one of the most provocative political books you are likely to read this year.

,FEB   8 -  Rotary Clubs of York and Markham-Unionville – Chinese New Year Dinner and Celebration – Cost $60.00 per person. It's time for our annual Chinese New Year Celebration! Join us at the Golden Court Abalone Restaurant at 270 West Beaver Creek Road (Richmond Hill) on Friday February 8, 2019. Dinner is $60 per adult ($40 for children 6 to 12). Reception at 6 pm and dinner at 7 pm. Reserve Your tickets , please contact David Hui at

Our Valentine’s Day dinner on Feb 12

the March 5 Pancake event in Woodbridge

MAR 24 - District 7070 Curling Bonspiel – Oshawa Golf and Curling Club – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm -   truly a “funspiel” – we’re looking at a great day with Rotarians & family & friends.  You don’t need to be an expert…though you may want to have at least stepped on the ice and practiced beforehand!

Registration is by team so get your foursome together.  Don’t have a team?  Well rustle up your fellow Club members.  If you’re keen to curl and can’t find a team, send DG Neil your position and he’ll see if he can hook you up.feature a warming coffee to get you started, then two six-end games.  After the first draw, we’ll determine second game draw playoffs based on standings. Lunch is included – served between first and second draw (11:30 ish) let us know if a vegetarian or special meal is needed. And of course…there may be some prizes for the top team(s)! Cost is $50 per person, registered as $200 per team. . We hope to see you there!

the Quinte Sunrise Mar 30 Fish and Chip dinner


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.

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Kick The Sugar Habit
Jun 04, 2019
Adopt A Village - LAOS
Jun 18, 2019
Her experiences at RYA Leadersip Week (Rotary Youth leadership Awards)
Jun 25, 2019
Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Jul 09, 2019 6:00 PM
President's Night
Jul 16, 2019 6:00 PM
Our Club's Plans and Objectives for 2019-20
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Rotary International Convention
Jun 01, 2019 9:00 AM –
Jun 05, 2019 6:00 PM
Red Barn
Jun 01, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Red Barn
Jun 08, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Club Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 18, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
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