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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 Feb 5, 2019

          Our Editor – Janice Coupland


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:  Mike McLaren              

O Canada: Devon Biddle 

Toast To The Queen: Sue MacKinnon                                                           



GUEST – Pamela Deveaux – Boys and Girls Club of Durham     

Visiting Rotarian: Kim Tan Club Name:  Rotary Oshawa


CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION tonight – Chinese Food and Decorations done by Sue MacKinnon and Janice Coupland



February 8th Chris & Andrea Birrell’s Anniversary

February - Margaret & Alan Anniversary

February 8th – Peter Dueck Birthday

February 9th – Krishan Sachdeva Birthday  

February 12th – Bob Koski Birthday

February 14th – Mike McLaren Birthday



Valentine’s Day Social – Tuesday February 12th 6:00pm sharp – Wildfire Steakhouse Stevenson Road Oshawa

St. Patrick’s Day Social – Tuesday March 12th – Finn McCools

Tribute Communities Centre – Suite – donated by Oshawa Express (Sandy/Kim) Oshawa Generals Hockey Game 6pm

Sunday March 17th (Actual day of St. Patrick’s Day)

Reverse Draw Tickets Let’s Get Selling!!!!!  February 26th Next Meeting

Bingo is February 9th – Kris and Jan will not be there – it is Kris’s birthday

RYLA – Back on the Table no cost to the Person.  the Club will cover 19 – 25 young person

Markham/Union – February 8th Chinese New Year Celebration Golden Court Abalone Restaurant - $60 6:00pm

Pouches on the table for Chinese New Year Celebration – please put money inside and give to Devon

43rd Annual Language Arts Conference - Reading For The Love of It 2019 – Hosted by Rotary East York/Scarborough

March 5th Pancake Breakfast – Rotary Port Perry

Oshawa Golf & Curling Club – Curling Bonspiel – Sunday March 23rd Scottish Theme



Winner:  Stanley                                                         Card Drawn: Queen of Hearts



On The Front Door: Tim Dwyre

Bulletin Editor: Janice Coupland

Greeter:  Janice Coupland



Dave – back to the Club – recovering nicely – Kris was there at the hospital right after the surgery and took out the stiches

Thank you to everyone for all of your support, rides, fantastic food and more!

Bob – Company loses $190 million in cryptocurrency as CEO dies with sole password – 30 year old has created chaos for his customers

Mike – went to a Chamber of Commerce presentation by CRA – Everything you need to or not need to know about taxes – trying to recruit a lawyer to come and join Rotary

Robbie – 178 people attended Bingo – Biggest Bing Old Age Supplement cheques come on the 20th

Dave Penney – HVAC system has to be inspected hopefully it is ok

Dan – Coffee tastes so good – Devon poured it – it seems now that I am a Rotarian.  I meet other Rotarians all over

Ted – went to Savour the Flavour last week with Sharron, Kris, Jan, Devon, Linda and PDG Bob and Kathy Wallace – the food was very good they raised something like $45,000

Bob Koski – first Chinese dinner he has had at Rotary

Devon said he was glad that the first person Dave saw after his operation was Kris and not Dave Mankiewicz.

Lennis sold Regional Chair John Henry a ticket to the Reverse Draw and said that John is enjoying his new job

Kim Tan – Happy New Year - find your year of your birth on the chart on the table – google what it means and Thank you for your support in sponsoring me for my latest cause YWCA fundraising event of the year

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Name of Speaker: Pamela Deveaux

Introducer: Janice Coupland

Thanked By: Kim Boatman

Speaker’s Bio:

Educated as an Event & Fundraiser planner, Pamela Deveaux is the Resource Development Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Durham.  She has lived in Whitby for the past 10 years with her husband and two girls, one graduating from Durham College and one graduating from High School.

In 2015 she was the founder of 100 Women Who Care Ajax Whitby raising over $90,000 in 5 years to support Local Durham Region charities.  She uses her professional skills to work with the local community to create awareness for Boys and Girls Club of Durham.

Pamela has a personal and professional passion for helping children and youth in her own backyard.

March Break Camp

We are excited to announce that March Break Camp will be running out of 3 locations this year! 
- Eastview Unit at 433 Eulalie Avenue, Oshawa
- Northview Unit at 150 Beatrice Avenue, Oshawa
- Bolton C. Falby Public School at 80 Falby Court, Ajax

Member Fees: $135 per week or $30 daily 
Non-members: $155 per week or $35 daily

Can our club assist with the payment for some campers who cannot afford it.


Eastview Unit (433 Eulalie Avenue, Oshawa)

March 11th to 15th, 2019
8:30am to 4:00pm

Sign up for the following camps by day or by week: 

Hoops and Scoops Camp 
Ages 4-6
Hoops and Scoops is a camp filled with lots of fun, action-packed activities that will keep your camper busy, amused and entertained all day long. They will be busy making crafts, cooking in the kitchen, playing in the gym, and having a great time with lots of games in the Funroom and Gamesroom.

Club House Rock Camp   Ages 7-12 Let's Rock the Club! Club House Rock March Break Camp will be filled with fun and variety for Campers. Campers will participate in many age appropriate activities, highlighted around action-packed interactive games and more. Come and enjoy time in the Funroom, Creative Centre, Gamesroom, and Gym. Don't forget your swimsuit and towel for daily fun swim. Everyday at camp has mini special events planned to help campers rock out!

View the March Break Camp Poster

Northview Unit (150 Beatrice Avenue East, Oshawa)

March 11th to 15th, 2019
8:30am to 4:00pm

Sign up for the following camp by day or by week: 

Undercover at Northview 
Ages 4-12
Come test your sleuthing, decoding, and finger printing skills as you embark on secret adventures and challenging obstacles all while becoming a Secret Agent of the North. Do you have what it takes to survive a week full of unknown surprises and mystery? Whether you are a mini or a master agent, this camp is sure to be loads of fun.

We are planning to go swimming at Eastsview on Thursday. Children 7 and up will need to bring their bathing suit, towel, and a plastic bag to put their wet clothes in. 

Bolton C. Falby Public School (80 Falby Court, Ajax) 

March 11th to 15th, 2019
8:30am to 4:00pm

Sign up for the following camp by day or by week: 

Welcome to ImaginariumAges 6-12
Welcome to Imaginarium. This week every participant will have the opportunity to explore their creativity and learn to maximize on the materials given to them. What would your theme park look like? What kinds of rides would it have? What kinds of food would be served? In Imaginarium, the possibilities are endless! Are you ready to create? Join us for a week of fun!


Here is a link



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.


Mar 26, 2019
His Reclassifiaction / Re-craft Talk
Apr 02, 2019
State of the Economy in Oshawa
Apr 09, 2019 6:00 PM
Lyme Disease
Apr 23, 2019 6:00 PM
Rotary, Lions and Optimist Clubs and DRPS
Apr 30, 2019
State of the City Address
May 14, 2019
Things You May not Know about Durham College
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Upcoming Events
Red Barn
Mar 30, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Club Board of Directors Meeting
Apr 02, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Red Barn
Apr 06, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Red Barn
Apr 13, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Fashion Show
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Apr 14, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Easter Eggstravaganza - Kids Safety Village
Apr 20, 2019
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
2019 Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing Day
Jubilee Pavillion
May 04, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:11 PM
Red Barn
May 04, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Club Board of Directors Meeting
May 07, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
May 09, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Sargeant At Arms
Past President
Director - Public Relations
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