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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 October 8, 2019

                                 Editor: Hilda Finnigan


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:   Myles Fisher                                   

O Canada: Peter Dueck  

Toast To The Queen :  Al Finnigan                                                                                            



Sue McKinnon welcomed Colleen McLaren, Sharron Morrison and Caroline Kipling



Happy Birthday to Shawn Kellam on October 11



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!!!)

David Andrews - all superbowl draw tickets are out and since none have been returned, we thank everyone for selling them ALL.   We are assisting the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario / Western New York sell the “Big Game 54 “ lottery tickets. It is now TIME to get the stubs in and the money into our bank and to the Rotary E Club. Please get your ticket stubs and money into Dave as soon as you can. We need to get the stubs back to the E Cub as soon as possible and get them into the draw. This has been an excellent fundraiser for our club. Thanks to everyone who did all of the selling.

David Andrews - October 24 – World Polio Day – Please REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU CAN. SIGN THE LIST OR SEND DAVE AN EMAIL TODAY. THE EVENT: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm -  joint meeting of Durham Region Rotary Clubs in the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for  Collaborative  Education at Durham College where we will celebrate World Polio Day with leaders from around the world.   Cash bar and  sandwiches will be served. Cost ($30.00) per person (a portion will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradication Initiative and will credited to your next Paul Harris Fellow.) Spouses, guests and prospective members and all clubs in District 7070 are invited. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and we will also livestream our event live to Rotary Clubs and to Universities and colleges worldwide.  All clubs in the District are invited. Proclamations from City and Region to our clubs. Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee (worldwide) will be our keynote speaker and he will connect with  Dr. Tunji Funsho, chairman of Rotary's Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee and others from around the world . REGISTER TODAY. Or send a note to Dave Andrews and we will get you and your guests registered. There will be others speaking too about their experiences with polio in their countries. WE NEED YOUR ANSWER THIS WEEK. NEED TO GET ORDERING FOOD , BEVERAGES AND SEATING , AND ALL LOGISITS FOR THE EVENING. THANK YOU. Our October 22nd  meeting at the Golf Club is CANCELLED

END POLIO NOW Flag raising at Durham Region Headquarters, 605 Rossland Rd E, Whitby, ON L1N 6A3  at 11 am Oct 21. Please join us and be there by 10:30 am as fellow Rotarian and Regional Chair John Henry and the 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region raise the END POLIO NOW flag which will fly all week , including October 24, World Polio Day.

END POLIO NOW Flag raising at City Hall Oshawa Headquarters at 1 pm on Oct 22. Please join us and be there by 12:30 pm am as Mayor Dan Carter and City officials and the 2 Rotary Cubs in Oshawa raise the END POLIO NOW  flag which will fly all week , including October 24, World PolioDay.

Pres Lennis  - reminded us of the need for volunteers for "Hallowe'en Haunt at the Kids Safety Village". Several of our members will be attending the District Conference at that time. REMINDER:  Volunteers needed for Hallowe'en and Christmas events at the Kids Safety Village: HALLOWE’EN HAUNT AT THE KIDS’ SAFETY VILLAGE: October 25 and 26 at the Kids Safety Village from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kids Safety Village, 1129 Athol St., Whitby. This is an S.O.S to our club members: many of our club members will be at the Rotary District Conference at the same time. We will need about 8 volunteers from our Rotary Club on both nights (if you are not going to the District Conference). Please volunteer and let Robbie Larocque know if you can help.


ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:  Colleen McLaren drew the Queen of Spades.    



Front Door  Robbie Laroque

Bulletin Editor & Greeter   Hilda Finnigan

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



John Kellam - looking forward to attending a car show

Ted Morrison - house restoration almost complete  

David Andrews  - Oshawa Media Debate 2019 for the Federal Riding of Oshawa on Oct. 3 at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club was well attended and was a great Public Relations success for Oshawa Parkwood Rotary Club, and a great service to the community as it will be shown on Rogers TV Durham several times before Oct 21, so that the citizens of Oshawa can make an informed decision when they go to the polls. It is also available on Rogers Youtube channel (see this link   Thanks to our very own Sandy McDowell and The Oshawa Express who made this a successful event.

Dan Panteleo - enjoyed a day "cruising" in his "61 T Bird

Hilda Finnigan - anticipating Bingo on October 12

Sue McKinnon - going to Vancouver, will meet her son's in-laws on the weekend

David Mankiewicz - enjoyed vacation driving the California coast and seeing his brother



This week’s Moment was Rotary Fellowship. Following a Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner which was enjoyed by all . Janice Coupland  started the fun with a Thanksgiving Quiz - we will not know the outcome of this until October 15th. Thank you, Heather Drakes, for a rousing game of progressive (well mostly!!) game of euchre.  Some were not familiar with the game and some had not played recently There were many laughs, a few sad faces but all in all a good time was had.

THANKS to Janice and Heather for arranging this fun time.

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 02, 2020 7:00 PM
2020-21 Committee Planning
Jun 09, 2020 7:00 PM
Back Door Mission For The Relief Of Poverty
Jun 16, 2020 7:00 PM
Durham Steelhawks - Sledge Hockey
Jun 23, 2020 7:00 PM
Spouses invited
Jun 30, 2020 7:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting - District Changeover & Awards
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Oshawa Golf Club
Jun 03, 2020
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 2 - Hilda - CANCELLED
Red Barn
Jun 13, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 2 - Hilda - CANCELLED
Red Barn
Jun 27, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Director - International Service
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Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
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