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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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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:   Tim Dwyer
O Canada:  Pat Dyck
Toast To The Queen:  Larry Hurren                                                                 
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES    Happy Anniversary to Bob and Launi Elliott; Happy Birthday to Bob Stewart
Sandy McDowell gave an update of our Bingo - to date we have made approx. $3000.00.  At the request of the hall managers, we have reduced to three teams and agreed to pay an employee of the Bingo Hall $50.00 each session to help us become more proficient in bingo procedures, in particular the banker position. Ted and Hilda spoke positively regarding this new procedure.  Amber was able to give us some "tips" which made it easier and lessened the confusion in the banking area.
Sandy McDowell – Bingo – News Teams:
Nov 17 - Team 1: Ted Morrison (captain), Sharron, Dave Andrews, Hilda & Al, Janice & Kris and Chris Birrell.
Dec 1 – Team 2 – Sue MacKinnon (captain) Kim, Sandy, Lennis, Pat & Stanley, Dave Andrews
Dec 15 – Team 3 – Robbie (captain) Linda, Peter, Robert, Dave Penney, Mike, Larry, Kaye & Sonya
New schedule out soon for 2019. Sandy is going to the Charities meeting next week.
Past District Governor Ted Morrrison - Hams and Cakes – order will be placed on  November 21.   Thanks to all, sales are good. Delivery expected on Dec 3 at The Biddles. $25 each for the Brandt Meats 2 kg Black Forest Ham and $25 each for the 2lb 8 oz Heritage Bakery Fruitcake. We ordered a few extra. If you run out, be sure to give Ted a call.
Past Pres Dave Andrews – Thank you ALL. We have SOLD OUT on the Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York. Approx $1,100 for our Club.
Past Pres Dave Andrews – Nov 22 is US Thanksgiving, Nov 23 is Black Friday, Nov 26 is Cyber Monday and Nov 27 Tuesday is Giving Tuesday. AND November is Rotary Foundation Month – good time to give if you haven’t already made your donation and get a tax receipt for the 2018 taxation year.
Past Pres. Dave – Next Week , Nov 27, we have a Board of Directors meeting at 5 PM, and then we have , for our meeting - the AGM of Rotary Club of Oshawa Parkwood as well as the AGM of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Charitable Foundation and the respective election of officers for both. Please note that the Committee reports and updates will be on Tuesday January 22, 2019
Community Service Chair and Director Janice Coupland announced an opportunity for our club members to do some hands-on volunteer service at the Health Mission Outreach Free Dental Clinic at Durham College . The Health Mission Outreach is hosting it’s second free Dental/Health Clinic at Durham College on Saturday November 24, 2018 (10am – 4pm). Durham College’s Dental, Nursing, Paramedic and Child Youth Coordination programs will be volunteering. Over 20 HMO volunteer Dentists and Durham College’s Dental Hygiene students together will be providing treatment. The Rotary Club has volunteered with the Health Mission Outreach on a number of missions internationally and locally over the years. Here is the website for the Health Mission Outreach. . They are also looking for any donations, including food, for Volunteers and Patients. On June 17, 2017 they helped and treated over 162 vulnerable community members in need, without access to dental care. Here is some information about this outreach.
Please sign up with Janice as soon as you can.
Director Janice Coupland  - DEC 4 - Participation House  Christmas Party with the residents and staff of Participation House. Our spouses and kids and grandkids are also invited. Dinner and Carol Singing. Cost $40 per person. 6:00 pm  drinks,  6:30 pm dinner .  SIGN UP SHEET IS BEING CIRCULATED. We will be hosting 54 guests from Participation House this year. Please let  Janice Coupland know , as soon as possible,  YES or NO  and if your spouse or kids or grandkids are attending with you.
Director Janice Coupland Club members and guests Christmas Party –  DEC 11 - spouses  /  guests are invited. This year it will be a dinner at Chatterpaul's,  3500 Brock St N, Whitby, ON L1R 3J4. Start time: 6;00 pm.  A 3 course meal for a cost of $39.99 per  person.   Please let  Janice Coupland know as soon as you  can.                                     
Past Pres. Dave - NOV 21 – Night of A Thousand Dinners – Proceeds to  the Canadian Landmine Foundation 6:30 pm , Officers' Mess, Ontario Regiment, Simcoe Street North.  Tickets $75.00  per person. Fundraiser for Canadian Landmine Foundation by the Oshawa Rotary Club. Call Ron Dick for tickets at 905-728-4550 and at Many Rotary Clubs contribute directly to this organization. If we wish to partner with the Oshawa Rotary Club, Ron would be very happy to talk with us about the possibilities. Rotary of Oshawa is having a fundraiser on November 21 to support Canada Landmine Foundation .  Cost is $75.00
Pres Linda  - CONCERT TO FEED THE NEED IN DURHAM – DEC 16 - Sponsored by the Rotary Club of                     Bowmanville , TWO SHOWS: 3 TO 5 PM AND 7 TO 9 PM AT BOWMANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL , 49 Liberty Street, Bowmanville. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for children (12 and under).  For details and tickets, please see:     
and also:     
Past District Governor Ted MorrrisonNOV 24 – Concert fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Courtice at Hope Fellowship Church, 1685 Bloor Street, Courtice, ON @ 3:00pm Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Tickets are $20 per person. Purchase tickets online through our events and promotions tab with Mastercard or Visa at or contact us at .CASH SALES ONLY are available at Courtice Home Healthcare 1423 King Street East or One Love One Dream Bridal Salon 1415 Hwy#2 in Courtice during regular business hours from October 15-November 23, 2018.Tickets are advance sales with limited quantities available. After party at the Bulldog Pub, 600 Grandview Street South, Oshawa at 6:00 pm
Director Kim Boatman gave an update on our support to help those in need at this time of year.  $500.00 to Sharon's Kids (celebrating 50 yrs this year) and $1000.00 to Simcoe Hall Settlement House. 
Director Kim Boatman – The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is supporting the RMG Exposed 2018 event at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, on Saturday November 24th. There are two tickets for this event are complimentary .Kim asked if any members would be interested.  It is an opportunity to present an award on behalf of our club.  Contact Kim if you are interested. Our Rotary Club has sponsored an award  for the upcoming Robert McLaughlin Gallery fundraising event called RMG Exposed, which raises funds for their free child and family programs run throughout the year. They average 63 free programs open to the public each year.
Artists submit photographs (we received over 400 this year) and a professional jury narrows down the field to just 40 that are auctioned off by silent auction. The artists are given the chance to receive a cash award and we are their final sponsor.
The event is well attended and supports amazing work. Attached is a proposal with photos of last year's event and sponsor benefits.
Past Pres. Robbie Laroque announced there would be a brief meeting of the Reverse Draw Committee tonight.
DUTY ROSTER:   FOR  November:
Front Desk  David Penney      Bulletin Editor AND Greeter  Sue MacKinnon
(Editor’s note: If you cannot be available for these duties , please find a replacement)
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ACE OF SPADES  DRAW: Bob Elliott drew the Ace of Spades.  So sorry. Bob but the pot is small - has been recently won by Larry Hurren.           


  • Past District Governor Ted - Tuesday Nov. 27 is "giving day", think about giving to the Foundation
  • Hilda pleased that grandson Ryan passed his Drivers Test - Al took him to Peterborough for this
  • Larry happy that St Vincent's Kitchen received a large donation from Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise enabling them with their re-building
  • Ted happy/sad - traveled with Dave to Scarborough for Rotary Leadership sessions and arrived very early; his presentation was a 2pm, very stressful as audio visual did not work;  meanwhile Sharron took herself to hospital, underwent tests etc., diagnosis gallstones, discharged in time to pick him up at the Red Barn after Bingo - NO surgery now - shopping takes president!!??!!
  • Mike McLaren looking forward to challenging Al Finnigan on the golf course next summer; Colleen refused "date night" this week!
  • The Battle of the Bobs - Bob Koski and Robert Kipling , both very staunch supporters of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders , respectively, had a little wager on the Playoff game  Loser was to donate $20.00 to the Rotary Foundation.  Thank you Robert Kipling. Bob Koski handed the cheque over to Treasurer Devon, courtesy of Robert Kipling..
Past Pres Hilda presented statistics relating to registered consent for Organ and Tissue Donation in Durham Region thanking Oshawa Parkwood Rotarians for their contribution and encouraging renewed support.  There has been a significant increase in registered consent in Durham Region over the past four years from 28% to 39% in Oshawa.  In Uxbridge 50% of health card holders have registered consent.  There are two websites that you can access to register your consent BeADonor-GiveSomeoneaFuture (Oshawa Parkwood site) and Live Life Then Give Life (Donor Awareness Durham Region site).  Hilda thanked the Rotary Club of Oshawa Parkwood for their ongoing financial support of the awareness group.  Giving the Gift of Life is the ultimate measure of Service Above Self.
Steps to Register or Check Your Registration Go to Be A; Click on Spread the Word; Click on Organizational Drives; Search for Rotary; Click on Be A Donor - Give Someone a Future; see upper right
Past Pres Dave introduced our own Past DG Ted Morrison who spoke enthusiastically, as always about the                                  Rotary Foundation despite ongoing audio visual difficulties!?!
Some facts from Ted;
  • Donations from Our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood members since we began = $343,588.72 (US $)   
  • Oshawa Parkwood has 19 Paul Harris Fellows (one or more times), 10 Benefactors/0 Bequest Society members - these two are donations after death as per a will designation, and  3  Major Donors
  • We have 5,078 recognition points which can be used by the club to bestow Paul Harris Fellowships on                       persons we think are deserving of such.
  • November is Foundation Month in the Rotary Year; Rotary is 113 years old, the oldest of all service clubs; our "end        polio program" recognized by the World Health Organization  as "the greatest public health campaign" in the world           Polio Eradication began in 1988 when there were 260 million known cases of polio; today there are 28
  • With help from the Governments of the World and the Bill Gates Foundation we are almost there.
  • There are three types of polio virus - Type 2 - none since 1999; Type 3 - none since 2012; Type 1 - is the problem - in Afghanistan
  • These problems occur due to hard to reach populations, political instability, poor infastucture.  Vaccinators  are targeted and sometimes killed.  The Foundation has a fund set up to support families of those who are killed while attempting to complete this vaccination process.
  • At the International Rotary Conference in Toronto, in June of 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke and recognized Rotarys' contribution to this campaign reinforcing support from the Government of Canada.
Ted had much more to offer and I am sure that he will be happy to answer your questions and/or share his presentation with you.
Past Pres. Dave thanked Ted and adjourned the meeting.
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Our Club's Plans and Objectives for 2019-20
Jul 23, 2019 6:00 PM
Smart IV Pumps
Jul 30, 2019
We Grow Food
Aug 06, 2019
Her newly published book about her father “Fred Lodge’s Diaries- A Quiet Mans Journey Through Hell”.
Aug 13, 2019
Trent University
Sep 10, 2019 6:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
Red Barn
Jul 27, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Aug 06, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Janice
Red Barn
Aug 10, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Kids Safety Village Committee and Board Meeting
Kids Safety Village
Aug 12, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Summer Bar B Que at Biddle's Cottage
Biddle Cottage
Aug 17, 2019
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Sue
Red Barn
Aug 17, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Sep 03, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk
High Park
Sep 08, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Robbie
Red Barn
Sep 14, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Fashion Show
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Sep 15, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Director - International Service
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Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
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Director - Public Relations
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