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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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Grace: Lennis Trotter

O Canada: Sue MacKinnon

Toast To The Queen : Bob Stewart


GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS: A warm Rotary welcome to our guests tonight – Liam Thompson , guest of Sonya; and Rhonda Gorham (welcome back)






Past Pres Lennis Trotter – Kids Safety Village Board and Commmittee Meeting on Aug 13 at the Village at 5:30 pm


Past Pres Lennis TrotterRotary Clubof Oshawa-Parkwood logo hats only 2 left for sale - $20 each. Perfect for our Rotary projects and outing. Tell everyone YOU are a member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. If you desire to purchase clothing with our Rotary Club branding, please see Lennis.


Janice Coupland has aked anyone who is interested in serving on the Community and Vocational Service Committee to let Janice or Kim know, with an email, as soon as you can. There will be a Committee meeting on August 21 at 5:15 pm. Janice and Kim hope that last year's Community and Vocational Service Committee members ( Janice Coupland as Chair, also Sonya, Sandy, Sue, Chidinma, Hilda , Kris, Robbie, Robert Kipling, Myles and Tim) will stay on for another year. Please confirm with Kim as soon as you can.


Past President Hilda Finnigan – we have 34 people signed up for the Picnic / BBQ at Robert and Caroline Kipling's (88 Waverly St. N., Oshawa) on Saturday Aug 11 from 2 til about 7 pm. Bring your own beverages. And some former member are coing back to join our picnic (Andy Lyons and Donna; and Keith and Velma Ratchford; and Judy Uphoff and Judy Ward).Cost is $15 per couple for a BBQ steak (if you prefer chicken, please indicate). Also you will be asked to bring salads or desserts, etc.


Past President Hilda Finnigan - has new Roster of members that she will email out to everyone this week. The Birthday and Anniversary List is also up to date.


Past Pres Dave Andrews Rotary District 7070 Friendship Day at Parkwood Estate September 8 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm with optional tours planned afterward (send Dave an email if you are going on the tour – only a very few available) . Mike McGovern, Chair of Rotary International's PolioPlus Program is our guest speaker, at our luncheon, who will provide the very latest news on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio. Cost $75.00 per person, with a portion of the ticket price going to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. There will be a luncheon and a cash bar on the grounds at Parkwood. Please register here and please register as soon as possible. There is a massive amount of planning being dome by the Committee (Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood) and tickets sales will start to pick up as the Committee gets around to all clubs in the District in the next few weeks. Don't be left out. Spouses, guests, and prospective member are most welcome. We will be asking for Rotary volunteers to go around to our neighbouring clubs to propmte this event during August. Please say YES when you are asked.


President Linda Porritt – We are going to have a Program for Friendship Day 2018 and to help us defer some of the costs and ensure as much of everyone's ticket price as possible, will go to the Rotary Foundation, you and your company can advertise in the Program. Cost will be $100 for a business sized ad. Please let Linda know as soon as possible.


Past Pres Dave AndrewsWorld Polio Day 2018 will be held right on the date, Wednesday October 24, 2018 at Durham College in the new Global Classroom of the new Centre for Collaborative Education. We will cancel our regular weekly meeting on Tuesday October 23 and urge everyone to attend this grand event. Please register at the District Website as soon as you can. All of the Clubs in Durham Region have been invited and urged to register as soon as possible. Thecost for the event will be $25 with a portion of the ticket price going to the Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus Program and will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. There will be a fellowship time from 5:00 pm to 5:45pm followed by a welcome from Durham College and from Rotary District Governor Mary Lou Harrison. At 5:45pm we will feed in the live stream Rotary Polio Program, live from Philadelphia this year from 6 to 6:45 pm . We will continue broadcasting live from Oshawa. During this live Oshawa portion, the two Rotary Club Presidents from Oshawa will receive their Proclamations from the Mayor of Oshawa, and the 10 Rotary Club Presidents and District Governor Mary Lou Harrison will receive their Proclamations from the Chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham. Dr. Bob Scott, the immdeiate Past Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee will bring us up to date and hoepfully , bring in some of his associates from the Polio stricken countries , again, live. Questions and answers will follow and then an after-party, finishing at 9 pm. The entire event will be available , by computer , through a URL for any Rotary Club in the world to view. In addition, the broadcast will be sent live all over the world, to the colleges and universities on the Durham College Global Classroom network.


Sonya Thompson – announced that there will be a Youth Services Committee meeting on August 14 starting at 5:15 pm. If you are interested in joining this committee, please send Sonya or Kim an email as soon as possible. Kim and Sonya hope that last year's Youth Services Committee members ( Chidinma, Pat, David Penney, David Mankiewicz, and Lennis) will stay on for another year. Please confirm with Kim and Sonya as soon as you can.


Sonya Thompson – announced that we had a great Bingo last Saturday night at the Red Barn with Robbie's Team. The extra help from Rotarians and the help from the Bingo Hall manager, Frank Sobil, and the on-duty manager , really helped as well. Ted's Team is August 25 at the Red Barn at 4:30 pm.


Treasurer Devon Biddle announced that our annual club dues invoice will be sent to us by email BUT you can pay right now at the front Registration Desk. Dues are $210 for the year (may be paid now or one half now and one half Jan 1, 2019). On the invoice , there will be a voluntary contribution of $100 for the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and $20 for Polio Eradication, if you so desire to pay, and Devon will ensuire that you get credit towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. Spouses may pay $165 annual dues for their membership, as long as one spouse pays the $210. You can start paying TODAY at the front Registration Desk, when you come in to the meeting. Invoices will be emailed shortly.


President Linda Porritt – The Grand Re-opening of the Kids' Safety Village will be on Sept 22 from about 10:30 am to about 2 pm at the Kids Safety Village , 1129 Athol Street, Whitby. We would like as many member as possible to be there for our Signature Project.


President Linda Porritt – The District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk – at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Alliston, Aurora, Kleinburg, Nobleton & Schomberg, Markham Sunrise, Markham Unionville, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and Woodbridge! 11:30 am to 2:30 pm . We hope as many members and spouses and families can attend aspossible from our Rotary Club and also donate to The Rotary Foundation.


Presdient Linda Porritt - District 7070 Conference – Rotary Reunion in Price Edward County – Register at . Casual country all day and evening. 8:30 a.m. Arrive and enjoy breakfast snacks between. All day Programming Fun and learning through the six areas of focus. Lunch Picnic lunch as you enjoy Reunion activities; 6:00 p.m.Gather for the Rotary family banquet. SundayPrince Edward County area activities will be highlighted for personal enjoyment.


Past District Governor Ted Morrison – Sad news to anniounce that Kathy Wallace's mother , Mary Horn, passed away in London Ontario this past week. He and Doug Byers and their spouses will be attending. Our deepest sympathies go out to PDG Bob and Kathy Wallace. For details:




REMINDER: Pres Linda said there are lots of events and important dates, all in our weekly calendar and on the club and District Websites. Here are just a few for you to consider helping your fellow Rotarians: August 18-20 Oshawa Ribfest; Aug 20 – Brighton Corn Roast and BBQ; Sept 8 – District 7070 Friendship Day in Oshawa


REMINDER: President Linda announced that the Rotary Club of Brighton is having their annual Corn Roast and Karaoke Night, on Aug 20 at 5 pm, at the Comunity Hall, 75 Elizabeth Street in Brighton. Cost is $10 with a cash bar. See Preident Linda if you are going to attend so that you can register.





ACE OF SPADES DRAW: Liam Thompson was the lucky winner tonight but alas, he drew the 5 of Clubs.

The deck gets smaller and the pot grows.




Aug 14 Front Desk Sue MacKinnon Bulletin Editor/Greeter David Andrews

Aug 21 Front Desk Sonya / Jan Bulletin Editor/Greeter David Andrews

Aug 28 Front Desk Hilda Finnigan Bulletin Editor/Greeter David Andrews


(Editor’s note: If you cannot be available for these duties , please find a replacement)




Bob Stewart – has lost of fun on the weekend with wasps I the pool area. He was going to torch them, but thought better. (Rhonda said he might burn the house down). Then he bought a new shop-vac and decided to suck them out of their nest. Not much luck so far. To be continued. Any one want a new shop-vac?


Past DG Ted – On Saturday, April 4, he and the team lawn bowled in the Gold Cup Tournament , here in Oshawa, for the 50th year in a row. This Cup has been presented very year since 1939 and was once called the McLaughlin Gold Cup. Teams will be coming from all over Ontario to try and win this Gold Cup. Many Canadian Lawn Bowling Champions have won this Gold Cup on their way to the Championships. He didnt win. But he was presented a beautiful plaque for his 50 years and also a nice write up in the program. On Sunday, it was the Morrison Lawn Bowling Tournament, hosted by the entire Morrison family (always great food). Lots of teams from all over the province too. His team came in second.


Dan Pantaleo – Every time he picks up a glass of water, he thinks about the peopl in Laos, and Steve Rutledge's Adopt A Village Laos project. Steve and his family decided to buy a water fileter which will be used by a family in a Village in Laos , to get clean safe water into their home, for the first time.


Linda – So nice to see Rhonda Gorham again. You are welcome anytime.


Devon – an excellent fun filled family weekend at the Biddle cottage. Lots of kid sand grandkids. Nice to have them there and nice when they leave too.


Janice – received a very nice thank you note from Dave and Christine Kline, from the Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club (Florida) during the Rotary International Convention. They had a wonderful time, with great hospitality and great friendsand said that if Kris and Jan were ever on the west side of Florida, they are welcome to stay with them anytime. And Sonya Thompson helped make their stay welocme too. Dave Andrews said that it was so nice to have his friends from Canada and the USA together sharing friendship and Rotary. Thanks to Kris and Jan.


Janice – arrived at the Rotary meeting tonight and started to see all of these people who looked familiar , going to another function. It was her Aunt and their 60th wedding anniversary party. She stopped by after the meeiting to see many of her relatives. Jan was invited but they lost her phone number.


Kris – happy to announce that we have our Rotary Foundation Global Grant which will provide a bus, toillet facilities, computers and training for teachers at a rural school in India. Our club , and the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise will each donate $2,000 US to the project and also a donation from the Rotary Club of Ganguli, India will be added and the entire project will then be funded to the tune of $37,000 US by the Rotary Foundation. Kris and Jan will be going to india in a few weeks and will be visiting the school to see first hand how our money will be spent. Thank you Kris for all of your hard work.


Sonya – just very happy tonight. And very glad that jan got her a nanaimo bar from the buffet that just disappeared from Jan's plate to Sonya's.


Stanley – has a niece visiting from Nigeria.

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A "Classification" describes the principal activity of the company or business with which a Rotarian is connected. For example, a police officer could be classified as "law enforcement", a school principal as "public education". The reason for a classification is to ensure a well-balanced club with members of many vocations.


What is the Classification Talk? Each Rotary member is asked to give a "classification talk" after they have been in our Club for a period of time. We were all assigned a classification when we joined relating to our business and position. This is your chance to tell members about yourself and your business. Classification talks are the one opportunity that club members have to talk about their profession and are also a good way to get to know more about your fellow Rotarians.


A Rotary Craft Talk reveals the essential elements of a Rotarian’s approach to the craft of living. Rotarians share their life stories and experiences that have shaped their character. A craft talk may include a brief history of life and career, how and why they became a Rotarian, characteristics most needed for success in their business or profession, hobbies and family life, and often include humorous stories. Newer members of our Rotary Club present Craft Talks, which has become a Rotary tradition for members to share, with the club their, background.


Buy doing a Craft Talk or a Classification Talk, we get to know eachother better.


And how do newer member get to know the more seasoned members? They do a Re-Craft Talk or a Re-Classification Talk.


GUEST SPEAKER : A RE-Classification / RE-Craft Talk from our very own Dr. Kris Sachdeva


Janice Coupland introduced Kris and said that he was the best human being she has ever known.


Tonight, Kris decided to do a Craft Talk and tell everyone about Kris, the person, instead of his profession or classification, urology, as he did, some 30 years ago.


Kris was born in the Amritsar. His father a Doctor in the Amritsar – Lahore area in then called Hindustan (before it became India).

He remembers as many as 30 families in his house at one time. He was told, that guests are even more important than family.

Kris lost his father when he was 6 months old and was raised by his mother and helped by his brother and 2 sisters. His mother did have real estate and that helped with medical school expenses and his 2 sisters also helped. He remembers that in high school, his sister (5 yrs older than Kris) who was his mentor, said that if he studied hard, he could be at the top of his class. He did just that. Then off to medical school.


In 1965, during the war between Pakistan and India, he was an intern and looked after the injured soldiers and POW's as well. This gave him experience in many medical procedures.


He knew it was time to apply for medical school in the UK. And didn't tell his family he had applied. He left India with 3 pounds in his pocket, applied for jobs in the UK, got the jobs and visited relatives in Perth, Scotland.

He became an emergency physician and did surgery of all kinds and also applied for 4 more years for the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He precticed general surgery in hospitals all over England: Swansea, Kent, Norfolk, Dartmouth, Rugby, and Coventry and finally being promoted.


He then married and his daughter Rita was born in Portsmouth. In 1971 , he wrote his final exam and became a Fellow in the College of Physicians and Surgeons.


He was looking for a senior position and went to a conference London, England where he met a recruiter form London, Ontario. He came to canada for a what was to be a few years, intending on returning to England, but never went back.

After 3 more years of studing in Canada and the US, he received his specialty in urology and also a fellowship in transplant surgery and taught in teaching hospitals.


He came to Oshawa in 1980 and set up his practice at the Oshawa General Hospital with 2 other urologists, ne being Rotarian David Mankiewicz' father, Stan. He was a consultant in urology and also started a cancer support group in 1995 which is still going today.

He also practiced in all of the Durham Region Hospitals (Ajax, Whitby, Bowmanville, Port Perry and Uxbridge).


Kris became a memebr of the OMA (Ontario medical Association), and later President of the Durham branch of the OMA. He was also chief of the medical staff at the Oshawa General Hospital , later becoming President of the medical staff.

Kris also started a kidney donor program and recruited Hilda Finnigan. The organization , that Hilda has become so involved in, became MORE (multiple organ retrieval exchange program).


Kris went through some up and down times. His wife left him and his daughter was getting married.

His life changed when he met Janice. His businesss practice had flourished. He bought the lot at Simcoe and Hospital Court and truned it into a parking lot right beside his practice.


In December 2015, he decided to retire , and did well in his business dealings. He went in to see David Mankiewicz about his funeral set up and that is where he met Janice. He says he is so lucky to have met her and she has become his life partner. He says that she has a kind, beautiful soul and we certainly agree.


He noted that Rita is a Dentist in Oshawa and his son has an MBA and is using it in the marketing field.


He was invited to come out to our Rotary Club by Dr Rod Ross in 1985 and give it a try. He never left and has been a Club President.


Kris was thanked by David Penney . Dave met Kris when Kris looked after his father, many years ago. And thanked Kris for having a sure and steady hand.


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