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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 Club President Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 or our Club Past President Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963.

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:  Holger Knaack – Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Mark Chipman - Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise in Whitby, 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 ZOOM MEETING :  Tuesday, September 15, 2020

                                      Bulletin Editor: Ted Morrison


Sept 20   – Happy Anniversary Hilda and Al Finnigan


On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Pres. Sue McKinnon, Kris Sachdeva, Janice Coupland, Lennis Trotter, David Andrews, Ted Morrison, Robert Kipling, Tim Dwyre, David Penney, Robbie Larocque,,  Ana Rejab, Linda Porritt, Hilda Finnigan, Stanley Igboanugo, Bob Koski,  Bill Creamer, Heather Drakes


Guest :  Todd Rollauer, interim Chief, Durham Police Services.

AGAIN, THANK YOU TO: our very own Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Eric Guernsey for arranging the Zoom Meeting sharing with Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority, The Durham Workforce Authority is the acknowledged provider of local workforce information and champion of workforce development initiatives unique to Durham Region. Their Mission is to produce and offer comprehensive Labour Market Information to our stakeholders, to facilitate workforce solutions by engaging community partners and employers and to encourage development and maintenance of a sustainable and dynamic workforce. It was so nice to be able to have a whole hour for our Zoom meeting. We thank you both and hope we can continue in July.


President Sue welcomed everyone to our meeting, and we heard two Happy stories Ana Rejab and Bob Koski. Ana told us there her husband just received today notice of his successful certification as a Project  Management Planner.

Bob Koski was happy that the neighbors from his old neighbourhood all gathered in his back yard for a friendly social time.



From President Sue MacKinnon:

The 2020 Foundation Walk to raise money for the Rotary Foundation - October 18 at the Toronto Beaches boardwalk!  District 7070 is planning a smaller in-person and COVID responsible walk with 100 Rotarians to comply with existing Toronto By-laws.  Attendees will be mainly Rotary and Rotaract Club Presidents and District Leaders.  President Sue is walking in the Walk. Our next step is to sponsor Sue and pledge our donations to the Rotary Foundation. This will be important date as District 7070 Rotary Clubs annually raise over $100K from this event for the good work of the Foundation.  We are also encouraging clubs to hold their own walks within their communities! Let’s start raising our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood funds for the Rotary Foundation Walk. It will be here in no time.

DUES ARE DUE: You have all received an invoice from our Treasurer, Bill Creamer, for the 2020-21 Rotary Dues. There are still members who have not paid. The Annual Dues will be $230.00. At the same time, you will have the option to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund of $100 and a donation to The Rotary Foundation PolioPlus Funds for $20 (or more if you wish). You will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. Please pay your dues promptly when you get your invoice, by mailing or dropping off your cheque (or cash), payable to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, to 96 King Street East, Oshawa L1H 1B6. Thank you everyone. We have already paid our semi annual invoice from Rotary International. You can send him a cheque or you can pay Bill by  etransfer. The address of the etransfer is and the answer to the question is Oshawa.

OCTOBER 6, 2020 AT 6 PM: DISTRICT GOVERNOR MARK CHIPMAN’S OFFICIAL VISIT TO 5 ROTARY CLUBS ON ZOOM: District Governor Mark has set up October 6 for his official visit to the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood, Bowmanville, Courtice and Port Perry. Here is the LINK: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 816 2851 3394
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Meals On Wheels – Volunteers Are Still Required NOW - We need help, members. Only Bill is available for this Monday, Sept 21. Please contact Bill as soon as you can if you can help. This is a commitment we have as a Rotary Club to ensure the success of this very important community service. Mondays is our day to volunteer.  

BULLETIN EDITORS REQUIRED: Volunteers Are Still Required NOW – We need help, members. Past President Hilda Finnigan is asking everyone in the club to volunteer for a month and write the Club Bulletin. August was looked after. Thank you, Jan and Kris. We need editors for October 2020 through June 2021. Thank you to Ted Morrison for being our Bulletin Editor for September 2020. Please let Hilda know as soon as you can.

MEMBERSHIP RELATED ZOOM SESSIONS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF OUR ROTARY CLUB -  includes a New Members Gatherings, and a Grow Rotary Workshops for all Rotarians and Rotaractors (register for the following workshops online at

New Members Gathering – 1 hour on a weekday evening – currently all slated on Zoom – what an excellent opportunity for any member, new or old, to learn more about Rotary. Everyone is welcome.

  • Wednesday, November 18, 7-8 pm

  • Thursday February 18, 7-8 pm


Grow Rotary Sessions – 90 minutes on a Saturday morning - currently all slated on Zoom – interact with Rotarians from all over the District. Get ideas and offer ideas how we can grow our club membership.

  • Saturday, October 3, 9:30-11:30 am  - Register here!

  • Saturday, January 23, 9:30-11:30 am 

  • Saturday, March 27, 9:30-11:30 am


Tuesday Talks - “Developing Leaders in District 7070” - with The District 7070 Leadership Development Committee - REGISTER TODAY.Our next Tuesday Talk is coming up on October 13 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Dhamay Kanthan, Chair, and her entire District 7070 Leadership Development Committee invite you to "Tuesday Talks" on October 13 from 7 PM to 8 PM, entitled, “Developing Leaders”.  Come ready to learn and connect as this team charts its course to create an effective leadership framework in our district that includes engaging a younger generation in Rotary service. Developing good leaders is key to turning Rotary's vision of ‘a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change’ into reality. Leadership is about bringing clarity to where we are headed and then creating an environment where people have the freedom to be their best and can use their gifts to get there. It is always, always all about the people, not just the plan.


District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members Wanted!!! - we are looking for new members for the District Foundation Committee to make a difference. See the District website (centre column) for more details.  members. 

Interested in becoming an Assistant Governor? ...or know someone who may be interested in this role?  We are in the process of seeking several enthusiastic, qualified Rotarians to take on the important role of AG next year.   Check out the attached document outlining the AG mandate and qualifications required - application deadline is October 1/20 and can be emailed to me.  Rotary offers "endless opportunities" and this may be one of them for you!

Community Bottle and Food Drive, September 26, 2020:.  Are you ready for some fun and community engagement?  Join clubs across the District as we hold a Community Bottle and Food Drive on Saturday September 26.  This will be an opportunity to promote the great work and “endless opportunities” of Rotary from Etobicoke to Picton and Belleville and north to Alliston and Newmarket.  Each club will be responsible for the details and logistics of their event; the District will help promote on social media. Don’t forget to tag @rotary7070 and #rotary7070 on your own Club social media posts. Please let David Penney know as soon as possible. Volunteers Are Still Required NOW - We need help, members. Shifts will be from 10 am to noon and from noon to 2 pm. Locations are still being finalized.  Let’s make this happen!!!!



Some changes are coming due to COVID-19 restrictions

  • Members will need to inform David Andrews if they are not coming to a meeting just as before (by the Sunday evening prior to the Tuesday meeting). Note: We will need 100% of the members on board with this.

  • A combination of in person plus zoom does not look promising unless we can get a minimum of 20 members attending each meeting, in person at the Golf Club.

  • There will be an Oshawa Golf Club Greeter at the front door

  • Masks are required until seated at a table

  • Maximum four at a table

  • Designated washrooms (if we meet upstairs, we use the upstairs washrooms)

  • Served meals – no buffet

  • Maximum 50 per room

  • Golf Club will make a copy of our Weekly attendance sheet for tracking purposes



Our second day back is Sept 26 at 12:30 PM. Need to be there by 11 AM. We have 3 people for this session. Thank you Al and Hilda Finnigan and David Mankiewicz. Only 3 volunteers at the Bingos at the present time: ONE Banker. ONE front desk Sales Person and ONE U Pick Em Sales Person. Volunteers Are Still Required NOW - We need help, members.  Please let Sandy know if YOU are available for future Bingos.. We need to be there by 11 AM. Things are different under COVID-19. With only 2 bingo sessions a day, we may only get one bingo per month. Stay tuned. Sandy is looking for 3 ONLY volunteers for Sept 26. (Hilda and Al Finnigan have volunteered) Please let Sandy know if you can volunteer, as soon as you can.

Here is a note from the Red Barn:

As part of stage 3, upon opening, we will only be permitted 50 customers per session. This restriction, although keeps everyone safer, makes it very difficult to operate our regular bingo schedule.  Please be patient with us in this introductory phase as we anticipate opening with 2 events per day (12:30 pm and 6:45 pm) with new programs that must be geared towards smaller crowds due to the temporary capacity restrictions.  We have applied for a special request to increase the number of patrons permitted in the hall and we shall give you an update as soon as we have one.  Please know that we are working very hard towards opening and offering a product that is acceptable to you until things get back to normal.  

PLEASE NOTE: Doors will be opened at 11:30 am for our 12:30 pm session and 5:45 pm for the 6:45 pm session.

The Snack Bar will be closed until further notice but we have installed Vending Machines with Cold and Hot Beverages and Snacks for your convenience.

The health and wellness of our customers, charities, and staff are paramount.  Upon arrival, customers will be greeted by an attendant at the front entrance to ensure social distancing is adhered to.  Please note that if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath; or if you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days; or if someone you are in close contact with tested positive for Covid 19; or if you have been told to self-isolate by a medical professional or Public Health, we apologize but you will not be permitted to enter the premises.

Other Precautions in effect:

Promoting Social Distancing by managing traffic flow throughout our hall.
Customers, Staff and Charity Volunteers are asked to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet whenever possible.
Customers will be seated 6 feet from each other.
Sneeze Guards are placed at all selling stations.
Sanitizing Stations have been implemented throughout the hall.  Please use the provided hand sanitizer when entering the building and we encourage you to clean hands frequently with soap and warm water or hand sanitizer.
Regular cleaning/disinfecting of all surface areas.  Table tops and chair frames will be thoroughly cleaned/disinfected in between bingo sessions.
All staff and charity volunteers are required to wear masks or face coverings.
Customers are required wear masks or face coverings at all times while in the hall.  If you do not have your own mask one will be provided for you.
Restroom have enhanced automatic capabilities.   
Thank you and stay tuned for further details.

Red Barn Management and Staff


KIDS SAFETY VILLAGE UPDATE: Past President Lennis Trotter: Next meeting on Sept 28 at 5 PM at the Kids’ Safety Village.


A joint meeting of the 10 Durham Region  Rotary Clubs live from 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. This year, it is online.

Spouses, guests and prospective members, your friends and all clubs in District 7070 and all over the world will be watching. Proclamations presentations and flag raisings from the 8 City and Region Mayors to our 10 clubs in Durham Region will also be shown by video. Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee (worldwide) will be our keynote speaker, updating everyone on Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio from this world. He will be talking LIVE with Ian Riseley, Past President Rotary International, from Australia,  and he may connect  with  PolioPlus Volunteers from around the world.  We will also see the Rotary International 2020 World Polio Day broadcast and we will livestream that too to everyone in the world. All clubs in the District are invited to watch the event.  This will be the link:

Please look for the story by Dave Andrews in End Polio Now “Rotary Voices: on the Rotary International Website:


Bulletin Editor for September 2020 is Past District Governor Ted Morrison. Thank you, Ted, for volunteering.


ROTARY CITATION FOR 2109-20: WE DID IT !!!! Past President Lennis Trotter thanked everyone in our Rotary Club for creating plans, carrying them out. and reaching our goals that we set in order to received The 2019-20 Rotary Citation. This is a team effort. Thank to to all members who made this happen. Past Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asked Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service. The Rotary Citation recognizes Rotary clubs that support Rotary’s strategic priorities by completing certain activities. Clubs have the entire Rotary year to achieve the citation’s goals. To be eligible for the Rotary Citation, clubs need to begin the year as active clubs that are in good standing and remain so throughout the year. 



At the end of meeting there was a brief discussion about holding a VIRTUAL OCTOBERFEST. This would include a meal that could be picked up or delivered. Sue will establish a committee to look into it. Volunteers to help were Jan, Tim, Ana, Sue, Dave A and Linda.

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GUEST SPEAKER:  Todd Rollauer, interim Chief, Durham Regional Police Service



Introduced by Dave Andrews:

A few weeks ago, we found out that The Durham Regional Police Services Board announced that Deputy Chief Todd Rollauer has been appointed as the force’s interim chief of police. Todd took over on   Sept. 12. Last month, Chief Paul Martin announced his intention to retire in September.

Todd Rollauer began working with Durham police in 1987 as a cadet and has worked at senior levels since 2010.

He was promoted to inspector in 2010, superintendent in 2013 and was appointed deputy chief in November 2018. Todd is no stranger to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. He has accompanied retired Chief Paul Martin on his visits to our club a number of times. Todd says that, “It is an honour to accept this appointment and to serve our community as interim chief of police.”

Chief Todd Rollauer’s Remarks:

Chief Rollauer gave an over view of the forces work specifically in Oshawa.

He said since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in March, crime has decreased in all areas. Just recently have they seen a slight increase in the crime rate. In July alone, they received 11,000 calls.

During COVID-19,  all the officers were protected with adequate PPE . Only 4 (out of 1200) were infected and 3 of them are back to work

To date, they have received only about 20 calls for no masks in retail establishments. Most of those were resolved before the police arrived.

He is concerned about the amount of gun violence—it is double what it was last year_Most of the shootings were gang related. He noted that 77% of the gun used in crimes is in Oshawa, Ajax and Pickering.

He touched on the tragedy last week in Oshawa with the deaths of the Traynor family members, so well liked in our community. This has deeply affected the entire Oshawa community. Homicides in Oshawa now stand a 6 – a real shock to our system. He was very pleased at the Go Fund Me page set up for the Traynor family and urged us to make a contribution.

He really feels support from the community all the time.

In response to question about body cameras, he indicated that is going to the Board next month . It is a 3 million dollar cost. He noted that he has not seen a change in officer behavior with those wearing cameras , but they do make the people feel safer around the officers.

He said they were dealing with the violence in the tow truck industry.

Regarding crime and the homeless issue , particularly in downtown Oshawa, Todd said that they cannot arrest their way out of the homelessness problem.

He touched on the gun registry saying registered gun owners are not the problem.The illegal guns are increasing. He said that in his 30 years in DRPS, if you take one gun off the street 30 years ago, that was a big accomplishment. Now this is being done daily.

He has mental health workers and nurses going out with officers when the call indicates it is a mental health problem. He noted that 160 officers have received mental health training and that 3 more nurses are being hired.

He looks forward to meeting with us again in person next year.

Todd Rollauer was thanked by Past President Lennis Trotter.


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