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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 April 23, 2019

          Editor – Bob Stewart


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:   Larry Hurren                   

O Canada:   Peter Dueck  

Toast To The Queen: Devon Biddle                                                         



A warm welcome to our guest speaker, Keith Richards, Sgt Durham Regional Police, in charge of the vulnerable sector and the Kids Safety Village. Nice to have you back with us.

A very warm welcome to Carolina Rodriguez, Past President of the Rotaract Club of DC – UOIT and the current District 7070 Rotaract Representative. A very warm welcome to Terry Hemmings, current Vice-President of the Rotaract Club of DC – UOIT and the current Rotary Youth Leadership Awardee that we are sponsoring to RYLA  May 3 to 9, 2019.

Welcome to Linda Biddle, Sharron Morrison, Caroline Kipling,  members of the Lions Club of Whitby and the Optimist Club of Ajax and their spouses, and to terry Johnston of CKDO Radio and huge member of the Kids Safety Village Committee.

Welcome to Rhonda Gorham of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and welcome to our very own Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Colin Carrie, our MP, who was in Oshawa this week on constituency business and was able to come out to his own Rotary Club.

And as always, a very warm welcome to our first Rotary Club President and current Honorary member Terry Giles, visiting with us again.



Happy 29th Birthday on April 29, to our incoiming Vice President Sue MacKinnon.  



Lennis Trotter: Thanked everyone for coming out and helping make the 2019 KIDS SAFETY VILLAGE EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA, on April 20, a tremendous success with over 1,500 kids and parents attending.   Our Club sponsore the Eggs along with Lovell Drugs.

Kim Boatman welcomed RYLA  - ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDEE Terry Ann Hemmings, our 2019 RYLA Awardee , sponsored by our Rotary Club and also our District 7070 Rotaract Representative, Carolina Rodriguez, who found us Terry Ann. Terry-Ann Thandiwe Hemmings is in the Bachelor of Science: Life Science program at UOIT, graduating in 2021 and she is Secretary of the Rotaract Club of UOIT

Past President Dave, Past District Governor Ted and Director Kim and President Linda  REMIND our members of the many events we have coming up and urged us all to volunteer and help.

REMINDER: Terry Giles –invited all of us to his 90th birthday reception on Friday, May 3 at the Armouries (Ontario Regiment) Officers Mess, on Simcoe St N at 6 pm. (Note: Dave A talked with Terry’s daughter Lynn. She is expecting a number of our members to attend.)

FUTURE GUEST SPEAKERS: Do you have a prospective member in mind who just may be interested in joining Rotary? Invite them to a meeting. Dave A – Now is the time to invite prospective members to attend upcoming meetings as our Speaker List is most IMPRESSIVE.Here are a few speakers they just may want to hear: Apr 30 – Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter; May 7 – Samantha George (Parkwood Estate); and on May 14 - Don Lovisa  Durham College ; May 28 – Rebekkah Finnigan (talking on Kicking the Sugar Habit) ,  July 23 - Matt Anderson, CEO of Lakeridge Health and Yves Gadler, CEO of Lakeridge  Health Foundation.


An opportunity to do some “hands-on” service:

COMMUNITIES WITH BROOMS: Pres Linda - VP Linda  -  announced the City of Oshawa is hosting a Communities with Brooms event, on Thursday, April 25. It is an initiative organized by the City (with the support of the BIA) every year and this is the 11th year for the program. There are numerous volunteers who join with staff from the City to generally pick up garbage around Downtown, along the creek etc. At the end of the 2 hour activity, Colin Carrie's office hosts a bbq for all to enjoy. It just requires a registration with the John Howard Society so we know who is working where and we don't end up with 2 or 3 different groups in one area bumping into each other. The clean-up is from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm..  Organizers will arrange to get the garbage bags and gloves, etc. And we have a BBQ to follow afterwards, sponsored by Colin Carrie. Be sure to wear 'Rotary' clothing. This is a great Hands-On Service Project that we can do together and members of the Rotaract Club and the Oshawa Rotary Club will be participating. SIGN UP TODAY. Please let Janice know if you (and your family member) can help. For details , see

Service Director Kim Boatman asked us to volunteer on April 27, ON THE BEACH  at Lakeview Park, for a big CLEAN UP. Please join Catherine Hawthorne and her Blue Dot group on April 27th, 12:00 to 2:30 for a fun, family, community event, lets start being part of the solution.

ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 POKER WALK FOR HIV AIDS REMINDER -Pres Linda - APR 27 DISTRICT 7070 ROTARY POKER WALK FOR AIDS – Time and location in Toronto (in the Beach) and Belleville on the  . Our club could form a team, raise funds, go on the walk in Toronto and help people right here in Durham Region who have AIDS. Who wants to Champion this worthy cause?

KIDS AGAINST HUNGER: PDG Ted Morrison reminded us all to sign up today. We need your support to make this “hands on “ event a real success. – MAY 4, 2019 - Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing Day – Tentative Location Jubilee Pavilion at Lakeview Park. Alternate Location: The Onion at Durham College - gather your spouse, children and grandchildren too (over 8 years of age) and come out and help  pack thousands of meals . Joint project with the 2 Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and our two Rotary Clubs in Whitby. Start time at 8:30 am BBQ to follow. We need lots of hands on help from you, your family and friends. Past Pres Ted will pass around a SIGN UP sheet. He is very excited that we as a Club are jointly packaging up to 30,000 meals at the Jubilee on May 4 . Three people are needed from each of the 4 Rotary Clubs, at 7:30 am, to carry bags of rice into the Hall. Starts at 9:00. This Meals against Hunger project is called Kid’s against Hunger and we encourage your children and grandchildren to participate.  Please Ted know if you can attend. What a great time to bring out a prospective member to see how we really are People of Action.


ZARMINA NEKZAI WALK FROM BARRIE TO OTTAWA: MAY  6 – Zarmina Nekzai, of the Rotary Club of North York (the lady who put together the successful project “Hockey Girls of Kabul” in Afghanistan, (take a look at: )  is coming through Oshawa on May 6 . She is walking from Barrie to Ottawa, to raise money for her next project in Afghanistan, called Place of HOPE. She is looking for sponsorship in the form of money (per kilometre) as well as support from members of Rotary Clubs or Canadian Federation of University Women on the route to provide overnight accommodations, and also to walk with her for a short distance. Please check out the website for all of the details and SIGN UP with President Linda if you can walk with Zarmina on May 6, and also if you can contribute to her project. This could be a great joint Oshawa Rotary Clubs project.

RYLA  - ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS: President Linda reminded us that we have a Candidate for RYLA, thanks to our District 7070 Rotaract Representative, Carolina Rodriguez. Our Awardee is Terry-Ann Thandiwe Hemmings is in the Bachelor of Science: Life Science program at UOIT, graduating in 2021 and she is Secretary of the Rotaract Club of UOIT. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is taking place, this year with a maximum number of 40 Youth Participants, from May 3 to May 9, 2019 at the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoors Centre in Schomberg.

Our Rotary Club is sponsoring a Ontario Tech University student , Ann Thandiwe Hemmings is in the Bachelor of Science: Life Science program at Ontario Tech University, graduating in 2021 and she is Secretary of the Rotaract Club of Durham College - UOIT. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program of Rotary District 7070 gathers youth ranging from ages 19 to 25 for an immersive program focused on diversity, leadership, and action. Here is a link to the details. See link here for more info: Our Director of Service, Kim Boatman has asked our members for help: Tammy needs a ride to the RYLA week in Schomberg on May 3 and also a return ride on may 9. Please let Kim know if YOU can help.

RYLA GALA AWARDS DINNER : MAY  8RYLA Gala Dinner and Awards - Come meet the future leaders of today as well as other Rotarians from the district on May 8, 2019 at The YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre (13300 Concession Rd 11, Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0). We are all invited. The evening starts at 6:00 PM with a meet and greet of all the RYLA participants and their sponsors. Dinner is at 7:00 pm followed by a graduation ceremony. Tickets are only $30 and can be purchased online here. More details on programming and objectives, please visit:

REMINDER - Dave Andrews – The May 9, 2019 Reverse Draw Tickets - Let’s Sell sell, sell !!!!! Let’s sell tickets to the event and Let’s secure lots of  Silent Auction items (be sure to send a photo, retail value, donor name address, etc to Dave Andrews so he can create a poster for the evening and also for Facebook and our website. Your donors will appreciate the promo). Be sure to get your items to Ted as soon as you can.  110 Tickets out so far for Reverse Draw. Only have 40 prizes so far going for a goal of 100. AND we could really use a Platinum Sponsor. A great value.

DISTRICT ASSEMBLY: District Assembly, May 11, 2019 at BMO Institute For Learning (IFL), 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario M1W 3Z3   8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Lennis Trotter has asked all of the incoming Board Members and Committee chairs for next Rotary year to attend and sign up on the District 7070 website. Open to all Rotary Club members. Our Rotary Club will pay for your registration cost. Registration open soon.

ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: REMINDER –Pres Linda - May 31 is the deadline for applications for Rotary Peace Fellowships. Each year, Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the fellows into experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Here is the link. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities. Master’s degree programs: Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The program lasts 15 to 24 months and includes a 2-3 month field study, which participants design themselves. Professional development certificate program: Experienced leaders gain practical tools for promoting peace and international development during an intensive, 3- month program, which includes 3 weeks of field study and peer learning opportunities with a diverse group.

ROTARY FRIENDSHIP DAY IN OSHAWA: (tentative date: September 28, 2019 )– Joint meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood. Noon to  1:30 pm at Parkwood, the estate of the late Colonel R. S. McLaughlin as both clubs    host and ressurect District 7070  Rotary Friendship Day in Oshawa. Everyone in District 7070 is invited. Cost to be determined. You may bring guests as well.  A portion of your ticket price will go to The Rotary Foundation and will be credited to you next Paul Harris Fellow. Registration will open in the summer. This is an excellent opportunity for both of our Rotary  clubs to work together again. You can register soon for you and your guest to attend  Rotary Friendship Day in Oshawa at Parkwood Estate.

ROTARY FASHION SHOW: REMINDER - Janice Coupland - The revised date for the fashion show is now Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

ROTARY ZONE 24 7 32 CONFERENCE: Pres Linda2019 Rotary Zone 24 & 32 Zone Conference - Zone Conference - September 19-21, 2019 in Niagara Falls. This is a great opportunity to meet more members of the Rotary family in a location close to home. The conference theme is “People Coming Together.” Be sure to Register TODAY.

ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP DAY WITH THE TORNTO ARGONAUTS: Pres Linda – Reminded us about The Rotary Clubs of Toronto and Toronto West exploring a renewed partnership with the Toronto Argonauts with a special focus on our common interest in Youth Services. The current proposal is for a Rotary Youth Leadership Day on the afternoon of Saturday, September 28, followed by the game at 7:00 p.m. There will be an opportunity to sponsor young people to attend the leadership session and also the opportunity to attend the game for a price that includes a donation to End Polio Now. Stay tuned.

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WORLD POLIO DAY IN DURHAM REGION: October 24 – DETAILS TO FOLLOW  - Tentative details - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm -  joint  meeting of Durham Region Rotary Clubs at 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   hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cost $25 per person (portion will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradictaion Initative and will credited to your next Paul  Harris Fellow.) Spouses, guests and prospective members are invited. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and then   we will brodacast our event live to Rotary Clubs and to Universities and colleges worldwide.  Proclamations from City and Region to our clubs. Dr. Bob Scott , Our keynote speaker has already confirmed other speakers from around the world .

DISTRICT CONFERENCE – OCTOBER 25 – 27: REMINDER - VP Lennis Trotter – The cost for the District 7070 Conference on Oct 25-27 held in Muskoka on Lake Rosseau, is $299 until the extended date of March 17 which then jumped up to $349. Rates for the Marriot are $135/night. Did you register?

KIDS SAFETY VILLAGE HALLOWEEN HAUNT: OCTOBER 25 AND 26: SAVE THESE DATES: The next big VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES that we will have at the Kids Safety Village will be The Halloween Haunt on Oct 25 and 26 (and some preparation to spruce up the Village for Halloween, before these dates),

KIDS SAFETY VILLAGE : CHRISTMAS AT THE VILLAGE: and the Christmas at The Village on Nov 21,22 and 23 and also on Nov 28, 29 and 30 (plus some sprucing up The Village for Christmas before these dates).

SARGEANT AT ARMS: Tim Dwyre - conducted our 50 /50 Draw tonight. Thank you, Tim

DRAW:   Winner:  Linda Porritt who donated her winnings back to our Rotary club. Thank you Linda.


On The Front Door: Janice Coupland

Bulletin Editor: Bob Stewart

Greeter:  Bob Stewart


On The Front Door: Hilda Finnigan

Bulletin Editor: Dave Andrews



None tonight



Introduced by Terry Johnston of CKDO Radio in Oshawa, Keith Richards, our Durham Regional Police Sgt in charge of the vulnerable sector branch and committee member of the Kids Safety Village, thanked volunteers for Easter Egg Hunt. The Kids Safety Village website traffic is up significantly with 1700 on line visits in past 3 months. With the addition of the Fire Safety element run by the various Fire Departments of the 8 municipalities in Durham, Keith said that many teachers are booking both police and fire safety classes and GO Transit has a great class for rail safety, also popular with the teachers.

Almost all of the rest of the school year is booked up.

During the summer, with the partnership of Durham College, Corey Walsh, the Constable in charge at the Kids Safety Village is looking at running summer safety camps.

Keith is relatively new to this position (about one year now) and would welcome any suggestions.

He finished by thanking us for our Community

Lennis Trotter thanked Keith Richards .




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.


The Annual meeting of the sponsors of the Kids Safety Village (the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, the Ajax Optimists, the Whitby Lions, and the Durham Regional Police) was held at the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. In this photo left to right: Visiting Oshawa Rotarian Rhonda Gorham, Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian and MP Dr Colin Carrie, Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Incoming Vice President Sue MacKinnon, and Charter (first) President of the Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Club Terry Giles.

Oct 15, 2019
Annual UPDATE of DRPS in Durham Region to our Rotary Cub
Oct 22, 2019
See You All at " World Polio Day in Durham Region" on Oct 24 at Durham College
Oct 29, 2019
Nov 05, 2019
Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 12, 2019
Update to our Club on Fire Services in Oshawa
Nov 19, 2019
Nov 26, 2019
Rotary Foundation Month
Dec 03, 2019
Holiday Party - Spouses Invited
Dec 10, 2019
Holiday Party - Spouses Invited
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Upcoming Events
Oct 12, 2019 11:00 AM –
Nov 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
Red Barn
Oct 12, 2019
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Oshawa Media Debate 2019 on Rogers TV Durham
Oct 12, 2019 7:00 PM –
Oct 18, 2019 9:00 AM
Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Meeting
Kids Safety Village
Oct 16, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Set up for Halloween at the Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Oct 18, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
END POLIO NOW Flag Raising at Region of Durham
Region of Durham Headquarters
Oct 21, 2019
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
END POLIO NOW Flag Raising at Oshawa City Hall
Oshawa City Hall
Oct 22, 2019
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World Polio Day 2019 in Durham Region
Durham College
Oct 24, 2019
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Halloween Haunt at the Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
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Rotary District 7070 Conference
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