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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, April 28, 2020

Editor: Sue Mackinnon



It has been a long time since we had our last Bulletin and we have a lot to be Rotary friends to say Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary:


   March 3 – Happy Anniversary to Elfrida and Peter Dueck

   March 13 – Happy Anniversary to Jill and Myles Fisher   

   March 14   - Happy Birthday to Elfrida Dueck

    March 15  - Happy Anniversary to  Jackie & Andrew Schagen

    March 17 – Happy Birthday to Colleen McLaren

    March 23 – Happy Anniversary to Kristen(Colten) & Shawn Kellam

    March 30 – Happy Birthday to  Lennis Trotter

 April 9 – Happy Birthday to Florin Popa

 April 10 – Happy Birthday to   Dan Pantaleo

 April  11 – Happy Birthday to   Colin Carrie

 April 17 – Happy Anniversary to  Esther & Lennis Trotter

 April 29 – Happy Birthday to  Sue McKinnon


On the Zoom Call Tonight: 

Sue MacKinnon, Dave Andrews, Lennis Trotter, Robert Kipling, Robert Koski, Kris Sachdeva, Janice Coupland, Dave Penney, Heather Drakes, Linda Porritt, Eric Guernsey, Ted Morrison,
 Robbie Larocque, Larry Hurren, Hilda Finnigan, Ana Rejab, Devon Biddle and Bill Creamer

President Lennis started the meeting at 7:05 pm  and welcomed everyone !!!

Unfortunately, due to technical difficulty, scheduled guest speaker, Terry German,  could not join the call.  He will be scheduled for a later date.

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.



Janice Coupland delivered or mailed several cheques today: 

  • Feed the Need Durham $1,000. – will be a picture on our Club Facebook page tomorrow

  • Lakeridge Health, $5,000 – donation for an IV smart pump

  • YMCA – cheque for $1,000.  mailed

  • Krinkle project - $400.  mailed

  • Ontario Shores - $1,500.  mailed

  • Back Door Mission - $1,000

An application for a district grant of $1,000 has been submitted, for a COVID-19 pandemic project.  If accepted, the grant will be given to Feed the Need Durham.

Lennis was on a zoom call yesterday with the Durham Region Rotaryclub Presidents. Fellow Rotarian and Durham Regional Chair, John Henry gave an update on the activities of the various services in the Durham region helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Lennis noted that most Rotary club meetings in Durham Region are being conducted by zoom or similar platform, very few in person meetings.   He also noted that most of the Rotary Club fundraising events in Durham Region have been cancelled, Rib Fest etc.

Ted Morrison reminded that May 19 is Paul Harris night.  Spouses are invited and will be introduced as we celebrate the accomplishments of our Rotary Club and its members contributions to The RotaryFoundation. Bob Wallace, incoming District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair will be our guest speaker . Start time:  7 PM


Ted has an idea.  Put an ad in Oshawa Express advising citizens of a match program.  For every dollar donated to the Rotary Club of Oshawa Parkwood Charitable Foundation, our Rotary Club will match, (to a maximum of $5,000).   This incentive will be used to assist Oshawa residents during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Discussion ensued, just Oshawa residents or Durham Region?  Who will the club donate to ? The Club Board of Directors will discuss at the next Board Meeting on May 6.

Sue had an idea to compliment Ted’s suggestion.  Instead of donating the money to a charity, we would give $1,000 to a family or individual that can provide us with a specific use for the money, as outlined in our guidelines.  CHFI radio station do this type of random draw daily.  They pick a caller who has submitted a bill that they would like CHFI to pay.   The caller’s name is announced with the bill that CHFI will be paying.  Before the individuals name and bill are put into the drum, we could screen to ensure it would might our criteria.  The Board of Directors will discuss and review at the may 6 Board Meeting.

Larry was interested to know if Participation House in Oshawa remains safe and is there anything that the participation House complexes in Oshawa need.  Markham Participation House is in the news, is Oshawa having similar problems?  Janice to inquire.

Dave announced May 2 is a date for the Rotary Worldwide Telethon starting at 11 am EDT on Facebook.

Janice had a happy buck, a local manufacturing company has been found for their business venture and they will be able to manufacture and donate masks in addition to their order.

Jayashree Hampole will return from India first week of June.  She is fine and has been well cared for.

Terry Giles is doing okay during this lock down.

Sue did not have her pjs on, she had jogging pants on and they were real nice!

The meeting adjoured at approximately 7:45 pm


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.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Linda Porritt
July 17
Spouse Birthdays
Kay Hurren
July 8
Esther Trotter
July 25
Greg McDowell
July 31
Robert Kipling
Caroline Kipling
July 8
Florin Popa
Roxana Popa
July 11
Jul 28, 2020 7:00 PM
"State of the Region" Address to our club
Aug 04, 2020 7:00 PM
Her Update on activities in the Oshawa Riding
Aug 11, 2020 7:00 PM
Steve annual update on Adopt A Village -LAOS
Aug 18, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Update to our Club
Aug 25, 2020 6:30 PM
Their Plans for 2020-21
Sep 01, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 08, 2020 6:30 PM
Annual address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 15, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
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Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Director - Sergeant-at-Arms
Past President
Director - Public Relations
Executive Secretary
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