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Mailing Address: 96 KING ST. E., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA L1H 1B6



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Ian Riseley – Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Neil Phillips - Rotary Club of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Beth Selby – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

What is Rotary ?

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 Director Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or our Club President Ted Morrison at 905-623-3810. 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 – People of Action

Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.




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 behavior 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 behaviors 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. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor 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 25, 2017


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: Geoff Lloyd

O Canada: Ted Morrison

Toast To The Queen : Ted Morrison



Mayor John Henry, Councilor Bob Chapman, Past DG/Past RI President Wilf Wilkinson, DG Neill Phillips, Past DG Ted Morrison, PDG Michael Bell, Past DG Brian Thompson, DG Nominee Beth Selby


Best Wishes to Ajax Rotary President Rob MacArthur and Past DG Michael Bell



Past DG/Past RI Pres. Wilf Wilkinson has attended two of these Rotary Friendship Days in the past 1967 and 1971 - privileged to have met Colonel Sam in 1967.

DG Neill Phillips welcomed everyone and congratulated the Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood Clubs on their initiative in bringing back Rotary Friendship Day.

Mayor of Oshawa and Oshawa Rotarian John Henry brought greetings from the City of Oshawa, noting the many memorials of Colonel Sam that can be found around the City.

Ted Morrison, President of Oshawa-Parkwood and Ron Dick, President of Oshawa welcomed everyone. Clubs represented include Etobicoke Toronto Sunrise, Toronto, Whitby, Whitby Sunrise, Ajax, Trenton, Cobourg, Oshawa and Oshawa Parkwood. Pres Ted noted that the net proceeds from this event will be donated to the "Annual Programs Fund" of the Rotary Foundation. This is the fund that Makes Rotary Work; giving us our Grants which are used for Vocational Training, Humanitarian projects, Scholarships, etc. This foundation to which anyone can donate was designated the #1 Foundation in the world in 2016.


Past DG Michael Bell, District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair, spoke about the impact of Rotary $$ in fighting Polio worldwide. Numbers of new polio cases are decreasing rapidly from 359 in 2014 - 74 in 2015 - 37 in 2016 - to date in Sept. 2017 there are only 10. Financial support is still needed but we are very close to our goal of eradication.


David Andrews, Past President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood presented an interesting "History of Friendship Day". This special day began in September of 1948/49, continuing until Colonel Sam's death in 1972. Rotary District 247 at that time included 63 clubs (including 5 in Quebec) all of whom were invited to attend, making attendance numbers of 350/400 Rotarians. There would be lunch and often dinner, a Rotary meeting, perhaps a golf game or lawn bowling, a movie or tour of local businesses or Windfields Farm. The highlight of the day was cocktails here at Parkwood hosted by Sam and Adelaide and served from large vats of manhattans and martinis, by staff, using silver ladels. To renew this fine tradition in this year, the 100th Anniversary (1917-2017) of Parkwood is indeed fitting; may it be the first of many.

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Past Pres. (Oshawa) Margaret Wallace introduced Samantha George, Curator of Parkwood Estate. Samantha graduated from Algonquin College and York University and has been here at Parkwood for the past seventeen years. Samantha has been part of the planning/redevelopment of Parkwood returning bit by bit to its' original state. She showed pictures and told stories of life at Parkwood. She has learned much from research, as well as connecting with family members and others who visited and/or worked here - Parkwood was 55 years a family home and for the past 45 a museum. She has recently been connected to the youngest grandchild (83 yrs old) who lives in California, is a Rotarian and plans to attend the 2018 International Convention in Toronto. Over the years many items have been returned to Parkwood by family and others. Each of these is researched and placed (if possible) in the original site within the mansion.

Samanthas' enthusiastic presentation contained many more facts, plans, and tidbits, too numerous to mention. She encouraged us to visit and tour to see the many areas being renovated and reopened to the public. She will be one of our guest speakers later in our Rotary year. Samantha thanked the more than 100 volunteers who help to make all of this possible. Parkwood is often used as a movie set and is also involved in projects with Colleges and Universities.

For more information go to

Janice Coupland (Oshawa-Parkwood) thanked Samantha for her presentation noting the value of having Parkwood Estate

The meeting ended on a high note with 50/50 ticket winner Michael Adams donating his winnings ($240) back to the Foundation. Consolation prizes included two deck umbrellas, two Parkwood prints and fifteen Parkwood tour passes.

Meeting Adjourned by President Ted Morrison

L to R: Past District Governor and Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Club President Ted Morrison; Deputy Mayor of Oshawa Bob Chapman; Oshawa Rotary Club President Ron Dick; Rotary International District 7070 Governor Neil Phillips; and City of Oshawa Mayor and Rotarian John Henry at Parkwood Estate for Rotary Friendship Day in Oshawa , September 25, 2017

For more photos, be sure to go to : , in the photo albums for more photos.



Past Pres Dave – We are once again participating with the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario in the successful Super Bowl Raffle. Raffle tickets to win a trip to the Super Bowl game – First Prize: 2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Minnesota (person's name on the ticket must be the person picking up the tickets) , + 4 nights hotel accommodation + $1,000 US; Second Prize: $1,000 US; Third Prize: $500 US . – Tickets ARE NOW AVAILABLE, thanks to Robbie. Sell before Nov 22. Our club gets 25% of what we sell. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 . Canadian Funds

Past Pres Lennis Trotter :

- Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Kids safety Village set for 11:00 am on October 12th;

Pres Ted - October 3 – is going to be District Governor Neil Phillips Official Visit and we are having a joint meeting at the Oshawa Golf Club with the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Bowmanville . Regular time: Fellowship half hour from 6 to 6:30 pm and the meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 pm. Regular price of $22.00 per person. Guests welcome. Please let Dave Andrews know THIS WEEK YES or NO , and How many guests. Very tight on space so please sign up TODAY. Thank you.

Past Pres Dave - World Polio Day Proclamation by Region - Roger Anderson and Representatives of Durham Region Clubs - Guest Speaker Dr. Bob Scott Tuesday Oct. 24th Please sign up TODAY. Spouses Night.

VP Linda Porritt - She is collecting volunteer hours for all of our service projects this year, starting July 1 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 and they will be entered into the projects at on Rotary Club Central for all of us to see. Keep track of all of your hours and report them to Linda for each project (committee meetings, research, investigation, donations, etc).

Pres Ted - Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton - ROTARY TOAST TO WOMEN'S BRAIN HEALTH TICKETS NOW ON SALE! is holding its annual fundraising in support of Women's Brain Health Initiative on Thursday October 26th, 2017. This prestigious event will include fine wine tasting, paired with a wide selection of delicious foods, live music, and interactive and fun silent auction and live auction. We expect to attract over 200 attendees and raise more than $50,000 to help us support Women's Brain Health Initiative. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be used to fund various other Rotary projects both locally and overseas. Tickets: $100 Thu Oct 26 2017 at 06:30 pm at 1100 Millwood Rd, Toronto. Register on line at

Rotary District 7070 Conference – White Oaks – Niagara On The Lake – Register HERE

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.


Please check the club website to make sure their location and time has not changed:


Belleville – Ramada Inn – 11 Bay Ridges at Hwy 2 - 12:00 noon

Oshawa – Jubilee Pavillion Banquet Centre, 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa – 12:10 pm

Markham-Unionville – Al Dente Ristorante, 39 Main St.N., - 6:30 pm

Port Hope – Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Elias St., – 6:00 pm

Richmond Hill – Sheraton Parkway Hotel, 600 Hwy 7 East, – 6:00 pm

Trenton – Holiday Inn – 99 Glen Miller Rd. at 401 - 6:00 pm



Whitby – Whitby Central Library, 405 Dundas St W - 7:00 am

Pickering – Bollocks, 736 Kingston Rd, Pickering – 7:00 am

Bowmanville – Trinity Church Hall, 116 Church St. – 7:15 am

Picton – Royal Canadian Legion, 347 Main St., - 12:15 pm

Scarborough Bluffs – Loblaw’s Superstore (upstairs) – 1775 Brimley at Progress – 7:15 am

Scarborough – Scarborough Golf Club – Golf Club Rd. – 12:30

Scarborough Twilight – The Olde Stone Cottage – 3750 Kingston Rd. - 5:30 pm



Whitby-Sunrise – Royal Oak Pub, Whitby Shores, 617 Victoria St W – 7:00 am

Markham Sunrise – Delta Markham Hotel – 50 East Valhala Dr., Hwy 7 east of 404 – 7:00 am

Northumberland Sunrise – Ashbrook Golf Club – 7215 Dale Rd, Port Hope - 7:00 am

North Scarborough – Delta Toronto East – 2035 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough – 12:30 pm

Port Perry – Sunnybrae Golf Club, 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON , – 6:15 pm



Ajax – (First Thursday of the month) at Public Library, 55 Harwood Ave S., – 12:15 pm

Ajax – rest of the month - McEachnie Family Centre, 20 Church Street North, NorthWest Corner Hwy 2 & Church - 7:30am

Agincourt – 6:30 pm at Rotating locations. Please contact Ron - to verify location.

Quinte Sunrise – Bay of Quinte Golf Club, 1830 Old Hwy 2, – 7:00 am

Uxbridge – Wooden Sticks Golf & Country Club, 40 Elgin Park Drive off Concession 7 South of Uxbridge. – 7:00 am



Toronto – Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St, – 12:15

Cobourg – Best Western Cobourg Motor Inn, 930 Burnham Rd. at Hwy 2 – 12:15

Courtice – White Cliffe Terrace, 1460 Hwy 2 – 7:15 am

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Jan 16, 2018
Parkwood Estate
Jan 23, 2018
Kids Against Hunger Program
Jan 30, 2018
Club Business Meeting - Strategic Plan Update and Committee Reports
Feb 13, 2018
Valentine's Party
Feb 20, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
Club Business Meeting
Mar 13, 2018
St Patrick's Day Party
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Upcoming Events
Membership & Classification Committee Meeting
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Jan 16, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Feb 06, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
District 7070 Foundation Grants Qualifictn Seminar
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Feb 10, 2018
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Mar 06, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Youth Service
Diretcor - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community and Vocational Service
Sargeant At Arms
Past President
Director - Public Image