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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 26, 2019

          Editor – Dave Andrews


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:                         Sue MacKinnon              

O Canada:                  Dave Andrews      

Toast To The Queen: Robert Kipling                                                           



It was a pleasure tonight to see and have dinner and good conversation with our very first Rotary Club President Terry Giles. Terry has agreed to come back next week and do a mini craft talk, telling us a bit about himself and the early years of our Rotary Club.                          



February 27 – Happy Birthday to Larry Hurren

March 3 – Happy Anniversary to Peter and Elfrida Dueck



Dave Andrews - Reverse Draw Tickets - Let’s Get Selling!!!!!  Let’s get 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). When Ted Morrison returns on April 9, please bring the Silent Auction items to him.  February 26 is one of many Committee Meetings at 8:00 pm. On March 19, members of the Reverse Draw Committee will be going over more details and if you have any questions, this will be an excellent opportunity to get them answered, to help you sell tickets and get silent auction items.

Incoming VP Sue – Very pleased to represent, not only our Rotary Club, but all of the Rotary Clubs in the Durham Region as she attended many functions of the 2019 Ontario Parasport Games, held last week in the Durham Region, (in which the Rotary Clubs were Champion Sponsors). She attended the Opening Ceremonies, the sledge hockey games and presented medals for skiing at Brimacombe. Thank you, Sue.  

Pres Linda - St. Patrick’s Day Party – Tuesday March 12thNO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB.  Please sign the Sign up sheet with Janice Coupland as soon as you can.  Give her a call if you have not yet signed up, so that Janice can confirm final numbers with the restaurant. Spouses & Friends  Invited.  6:00 pm start at Fionn MacCool's , 214 Ritson Rd N,   Oshawa, ON L1G 0B2

Pres Linda - Sunday March 17th (Actual day of St. Patrick’s Day) Rotarians and friends – Private Box , Tribute Community Centre, Oshawa Generals Hockey  vs Sudbury Wolves 6 pm Start. Sign up with Janice Coupland. Cost : $25 per person.           Food (Pizza ,etc) included. On your own for beverages. Special thank you to Sandy and Kim and  Oshawa Express

Pres Linda - 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. Perhaps we can convince Bob Elliott to put a team together  (Rotarians and friends).  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!

Pres Linda – Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise is having an annual fundraiser – Men Who Cook vs Women Who Sizzle -  on March 30 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul St.,Port Hope, ON  L1A 1A2. A wonderful evening to food tasting....appetizers, entrees and deserts. Cash Bar and 50/50 draws. Proceeds supporting Ed's Place - the New Northumberland Hospice Care Centre.This event sells out quickly, so get your tickets soon. Tickets $45.00 available at Holton Flowers, 62 Walton St, Port Hope, ON L1A 1N1. or CALL 905-269-0085

Pres Linda – March 31 is the deadline for applications to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) – taking place , this year . Maximum number is 40 Youth Participants. Dates: May 3 to May 9, 2019 at the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoors Centre. Cost is $950 and our club will pay the cost. 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. We're excited to share the news about the 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards that will be taking place from May 3rd to May 9th, incorporating the Rotaract District Conference! See link here for more  info: . If you are 19 to 25 yrs of age, the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is interested in nominating and/or sponsoring you, please refer to the image attached. The application for participants is due on March 31, 2019 at 11:59PM EST. Good luck to all nominees! Look at the info on this page and the links and then , please contact our Rotary Club director of Service, Kim Boatman at .

Pres Linda - April 13Rotary Leadership Institute, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Centennial College Event Centre, 937 Progress Ave., Toronto, ON  M1G 3T8, This is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians. Take part in Rotary Leadership Institute.  It's the perfect learning experience for newer Rotarians and an excellent knowledge update for those more seasoned. Click here to register.    For all Rotarians who have joined a Rotary Club in District 7070 in the last year,  (since April 2018) your Rotary District will pay your tuition fee for Rotary Leadership Institute part one!!! All you have to do is sign up online (click here) and enter the promo code "RLI1Free. RLI is a grassroots coalition of Rotary districts implementing a leadership development program for Rotarians - leaders in the community and our clubs.  RLI believes that excellent CLUB leadership (all types of club leaders) is essential to the future of Rotary in a complex and fast changing world. Most Rotarians have not been exposed to the great scope of Rotary around the world and have not considered what leadership skills are necessary to move Rotary forward. RLI strongly believes that a good Rotary Club leader must know the evolution of Rotary, its current status and activities in the world and have a vision for what Rotary can be in the future. So, take advantage of this opportunity to learn and grow. The cost is $70 per Rotarian per course. This cost covers course materials, coffee breaks and lunch. Taking part two or three or you've been in the club longer than a year and want to take part one?  Our club will cover the cost for members to attend. Please do not be disappointed. Register by clicking here... or contact If you have any questions, you can also call Susan Hunter at  416-822-8409 .

​​​​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.



VP Lennis – District 7070 Conference is Oct 25-27, at the JW Marriott Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa. REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE BEFORE March 15 and save $50 per person. And be sure to BOOK YOU ROOM - A very special room rate of $135 per night but they are going fast. This rate is good for the entire week.

VP Lennis - District Training Assembly, April 13 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 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.

PDG Ted – 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. Pres Ted will pass around a SIGN UP sheet . Please let him know if you can attend. What a great time to bring out a prospective member to see how we really are People of Action.

Sgt Tim Dwyre conducted our Draw tonight. Thank you, Tim.


Winner:  Robert Kipling                                             Card Drawn: 2 of Spades … the deck of Cards get smaller.

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On The Front Door: Sandy McDowell

Bulletin Editor: David Mankiewicz

Greeter:  David Mankiewicz



Sue – had a wonderful week at The Villages in Florid, last week. No wind. No Snow.

Terry Giles – Very happy to be at our Rotary Club. Glad he is coming back next week to present his mini craft talk and he has invited all of us to come to the Officers mess at the Ontario Regiment on May 3 about 8 pm. Terry will be 90.

Linda – Despite her bad cold, she is feeling a bit better and thanked VP Lennis for chairing the meeting last week..

Kris – had a great week in Florida last week. Great weather. A very windy plant ride home. Lots of ups and downs.

Lennis – the Kids Safety Village is almost 100% booked for the rest of the school year. The Fire Departments are there one day a week, Go Transit is there one day a week, and the Durham Regional Police Service are there daily – all  teaching the children all about the various types of safety.

Robert Kipling – Ready to get to the March 1 to 6  PDAC (Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada): The World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It is the leading convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration, with over 1,000 exhibitors, 3,500 investors and 25,600 attendees from 135 countries.

Bob Koski – hopes that the masked critters have left the attic. A very costly endeavor.

Devon – very happy to have Linda and he featured in The Oshawa Express as Rotarians -  People of Action. Excellent article. Thank you to Pres Linda, and to Sandy and Kim. Here is the link.  



President Linda circulated some photos of her trip to Rotary Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, last year at this time. She also circulated a letter that she sent to many institutions and community leaders asking for potential awardees of the Rotary Peace Fellowships. She also showed our members a nice thank you letter from former Oshawa Mayor and fellow Rotarian Bruce and Donna Mackey. She also shared the Oshawa Express article on Devon and Linda Biddle as People of Action.

Following the circulation of the various letters and photos, the members chatted at tables about any and all matters.


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Our Club's Plans and Objectives for 2019-20
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Smart IV Pumps
Jul 30, 2019
We Grow Food
Aug 06, 2019
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Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
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Aug 12, 2019
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Aug 17, 2019
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Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Sue
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District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk
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Sep 08, 2019
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