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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 MEETING :  Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Editor: Dave Andrews


Rotary Grace – Larry Hurren

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.


O Canada – Peter Dueck

Toast to the Queen – Devon Biddle



Visiting Rotarians George McCormack and our guest speaker, also a Rotarian Detective Martin Franssen from the Oshawa Rotary Club.


February 20 - Happy Birthday to Jan Penney;

February 23 – Happy Birthday to Ted Morrison

February 23 – Happy 115th Birthday to ROTARY

February 27 – Happy Birthday to Larry Hurren


Charter NightFebruary 19 – Rotaract Club of the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC); 5 PM to 8 PM, Scarboro Golf and Country Club, 321 Scarborough Golf Club Rd., Scarborough, ON Canada, M1J 3G1.  Cost $20.00 per person. Light refreshments will be served. Cash Bar. Register on line on to the District 7070 website.

Ted Morrison – Bingo – Saturday, February 22 at the Red Barn 3 PM to 6 PM– It is Ted Morrison’s Team # 1 – if anyone wants to join them, they are most welcome.

Kim Boatman and Sandy McDowell  – The Oshawa Express has a suite for the Oshawa Generals home game at the Tribute Communities Centre on Sunday, March 15 at 6:05 pm. Please arrive at 5:30 pm. A sign up sheet is going around tonight. Cost of $25 per person, will help cover the meal and snacks. If you are not at this meeting, please contact Kim or Sandy or Janice as soon as possible.

Next week, Janice Coupland will have a sign up sheet going around for our March 10 St Patrick’s Day Dinner  / Party. Location to be announced. Please be prepared to tell Janice how many will be attending. NOTE: No Meeting at the Oshawa Golf Club on March 10.  

Kris Sachdeva – Our Global Grant project in Ganguli , India, with the Rotary Club of Whitby  and with 2 Rotary Clubs in India is almost complete. Good News – with the exchange rate, we have additional funds to spend. We already have a bus, and lavatories for the school in Ganguli, India. We also have computer equipment added, and now we can also get a digital projector for the school. Wow. Rotary in Action. Rotarians really are People of Action. Thank you to Kris and the Committee.

President Lennis – The third annual Rotary District 7070 Curling Bonspiel will be taking place at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club on Sunday March 22 from 9 am to 1 pm. Registration is by team (open soon) – so get your foursome together.  Don’t have a team?  Well, rustle up your fellow Club members.  If you’re keen to curl and can’t find a team, send PDG Neil Phillips your position and he’ll see if he can hook you up. 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. Be sure to register your team on the District 7070 website on the March 22 Calendar of Upcoming Events. For more details Neil can be reached at .

President Lennis – On March 23, 2020, the Rotary Club of Oshawa  - Speaker - Vice President of Corporate and Environmental Affairs of General Motors Canada Company, David Patterson, talking about the future of General Motors in Oshawa.  If you would like to attend, please contact Oshawa Rotary Club President Jay Cannings at .

President Lennis – Invited everyone to the 90th Anniversary party of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke on March 29, on behalf of our Club President, Iosif Ciosa, and their Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to extend an invitation to you to come and join us at their 90th Anniversary Celebration: Sunday, March 29th, 2020;  2:00pm – 4:30pm; Cloverdale Common (Located at the North end of Cloverdale Mall, near the former Target store). To register and pay, click this link: This will be an informal event bringing together our club members and our community friends and partners to enjoy fellowship, light refreshments and entertainment. In addition, during the event, we will conduct a special ceremony to honour two new inductees as Honorary Paul Harris Recognition recipients. And finally, we want you to know that a Group Photo will be taken of all current and past Club Members. Make sure you are in it!!  This will be a ticketed event. The ticket price of $10.00 will assist in covering the costs for food and entertainment.

President Lennis – The President and Members of the Rotary Club of Belleville cordially invite you to attend our 100th Anniversary Celebration on April 1, 2020 at the Ramada Inn. Guest Speaker:  Jeffry Cadorette, Rotary International Director. Attire: Business or black tie optional. TICKETS $100 each  includes 3-Course Dinner and Wine RSVP by Friday, February 28th, 2020 via or Tracy Bray at .

Dave Andrews – The Rotary Club of Oshawa is celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a big event on April 3, 2020 at the Jubilee Pavilion. Cocktails at 6 pm and Dinner at 7 pm. Keynote speaker will be the Hon. Ed Broadbent. Tickets are $100 each and are NOW available. If you would like to attend, please contact Dave Andrews and he will sign you up. You may pay the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood starting next week. Dave will arrange to get a cheque from Devon to pay the Oshawa Rotary Club. Please note the MARCH 6 DEADLINE for signing up. Please pay dave as soon as possible. We already have 7 people going from our Rotary Club. Your choice of meal: Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian. Please also let Dave know when you sign up. Tickets are going fast and they want to finalize numbers by March 6. Please register today.

Presdient Lennis – The Rotary Club of Etobicoke is hosting a special Event RETHINK PLASTICS – April 15, 2020 - An evening to Rethink Plastics . 6 to 9 pm at The Old Mill,  - Guild Hall Room, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON. We use it everyday, it permeates every aspect of our lives. Is plastic a valuable resource, a life-altering innovation or an environmental troublemaker? The Rotary Club of Etobicoke is hosting an evening with Canadian Industry Leaders as they share unique insights to start this important conversation. Marc Cullen - Moderator- Canada's Gardening Guru; Bob Barrett - President Polytainers; John Coyne - Vice President Legal & External Affairs for Unilever & Executive Chair of Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance; Paulina Leung - VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Emterra Group; Susan Dalgleish - Executive Vice-President & CFO of Polytainers; Barry Friesen - General Manager of Cleanfarms Inc. and Event Chair. Join us for this relevant evening. Cost $20 per person it includes snacks + cash bar. Seats are limited, register today!

REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE: Ted also announced that the 2020 date for our Kids Against Hunger was going to be Sunday May 3 at the Jubilee pavilion in Lakeview Park in Oshawa.

Dave Andrews and Ted Morrison – The 2020 Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction is fast approaching on May 7, 2020, from 6 to 10 pm at The Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. Tickets are $150 each and are available NOW from Dave Andrews. Fabulous meal, last ticket out wins $3,000.00 , every 20th ticket wins $100 and more door prizes too. On the back of each ticket this year, is your choice of entrée: beef, chicken or vegetarian. Please check off the choice on the back of the ticket when you sell. Please start getting those Silent Auction items in to Ted Morrison. Value to be $100 + if possible. Please give a photo and description and retail value to Dave Andrews so he can put them on to our website and social media pages and get the poster printed up too for the Auction. The donator will get the name of their establishment well noted on our media sites, and in our program. We have given to each member, the sample “ask” letters for ticket sales , sponsorship opportunities, and silent auction donation requests.

David Penney – Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort. Rotary is committed to raising $50 million per year over the next three years, with every dollar to be matched with two additional dollars from the Gates Foundation. This expanded agreement will translate into up to $450 million for polio eradication activities. NOW is the time for all of our Rotary Club members to make a donation. Thank you.


Front Door : David Penney

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Dave Andrews



Front Door : David Mankiewicz

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Sue MacKinnon

(Editor’s note: If you cannot attend, please find a replacement)



Larry Hurren – He and Kate went to Herongate Barn Theatre on the weekend. They say Andy Lyons and Tim Dwyre and their wives , and a great play as always. This would be a great fundraiser for our club if we decided to partner with Herongate.

Ted Morrison – The Mill for Bill Campaign continues to grow. In a very short while, we will be over the mark we were at last year $800,000. With 4 months to go, Ted encouraged everyone to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation and to remember, just a little more for Bill (our Past District Governor Bill Patchett who raised so much for The Rotary Foundation for many years).

Jackie Schagen – managed to get work and vacation in and was also able to get tickets for The Foo Fighters in May 2020.

John Kellam – for all of the NASCAR fans, he was happy to say that Ryan Newman was awake and talking, after the horrendous crash on Monday in the Daytona 500. We all wish him well.



None this week

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GUEST SPEAKER:   Detective Martin Franssen – Durham Regional Police Service – Fraud Division

By means of a video, Martin was going to introduce himself. We are sorry that the projector could not pick that up.  For those of you who have Facebook, please take a look.

Martin is a member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and a 20-year Detective with DRPS. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Public Heroes Award from the Intercultural Dialogue Institute and at the 2019 PADAN Awards Night, he was again recognized by the DRPS when he received the Mike Ewles Community Builder Award for his outstanding and selfless work with major Crime Fraud Unit to support seniors.

He does over 50 forums and workshops every year, many in his own time (like ours tonight) to help educate people about fraud prevention. He is back with us on May 26 to talk to us about wills and powers of attorney.

He was an officer in Jordan and Afghanistan training police officers. At any one time , there are over 100 Canadian poilice officers training abroad.

What is fraud?

A false representation of a matter of fact -whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of what should have been disclosed - that deceives and is intended to deceive another so that the individual will act upon it. (Source: Fraudsters are real. They spend their day developing new schemes to separate you from your hard-earned money and they are good at what they do. They can target you in person, through the mail, through telephone contact and/or through the internet.

Thousands of Canadians fall victim to fraud each year with losses in the millions of dollars. The impact is felt by individuals, families, businesses and society as a whole. The best way to fight against fraud is by having the knowledge to recognize it before you part with your money or property. Here are some common scams broken down by category, you can also check the Federal Government's Little Black Book of Frauds - Second Edition here.


 Lots more info here at these links:
General Public
Credit Checks
Power of Attorney Information
Community Fraud Prevention, Power of Attorney and Last Will and Testament Seminars

The victims of fraud, in seniors is financial, physical, emotional, and within 5 years, many die due to being victims of fraud. We need to protect ourselves.

Here are just some of the schemes: lottery, romance, emergency, distraction, shoulder surfing, CRA, counterfeit currency, hacking, internet, credit card, housing, mortgage, ponzi, pyramid, Bluetooth on cell phones.

He said that less than 5 % of the fraud incidents are ever reported.

He cautioned everyone to disconnect their Bluetooth devices as soon as they get out of their car. When trading in a car or a rental when you are on vacation, be sure to erase the Bluetooth from the car.  Bluetooth connects everything. Your whole life is on your cell phone, no matter what your age happens to be.

Phones are hijacked and ported (to another carrier). Your name and your phone. This is called Blue Snarfing.

Martin also talked at length about counterfeit currency , even with our newest currency. Counterfeiters replace the clear polymer with plastic and go from there. Dd you know that you cannot photocopy currency. It is illegal. The photocopier  simply will not let this happen.

He also talked about the phone calls from grandchildren (the grandchildren / emergency scam) . Send money. I am in an accident , in hospital or in prison and don’t tell anyone. When we were kids , we had passwords or safe words with our parents or children. It’s okay to use them again. Be safe.

Even if you are breathing into a phone when you get a call from an unknown location, is enough to track you. Don’t even answer the calls.

Protect Yourself on the Internet:

1. Be very cautious with what you post on the Internet. Remember once it is out there, once the information is posted, it is out there.
2. When using a social media platform ensure you utilize the various privacy and security features/settings offered. Privatize your account.
3. Get in the habit of reading messages out loud. Read the message as written; do not read what you think is there. Now listen to the message.
4. If you receive a request for money personally reach out to that �friend�, not through the social media platform, to confirm.
5. Always remember, if it sounds to good to be true, IT IS!

Other phishing attempts are being received as email correspondence reporting to be someone listed in your Facebook contact list. It may be someone you frequently deal with or seldom deal with.

How you should handle it:

1. Ask yourself, "Why someone to whom I seldom correspond or communicate with is contacting me now?"
2. Read the correspondence out loud as it is written. Ask yourself: Does it make sense, are they really typos?
3. It may be the other person's (i.e. the sender's) account that has been compromised or it may be yours. Consider closing that account and creating a new account from the ground up. If you do, don't just copy from the old to new. Create the account from the scratch using a totally different account name then completely delete your previous account.
4. Whatever you do, DO NOT send out correspondence through your old account advising your contacts of the new account. Send your contacts a notification through the new account.
5. Protect yourself and use the various security features offered through Facebook.
6. Do not send personal information through any Email or social medium platform.
7. Remember, "If it's too good to be true, it is."

Counterfeit Currency Information

It is illegal to possess counterfeit currency. If you suspect you are in possession of a counterfeit bank note please attend any financial institute or police station and ask for an opinion. If there is a concern the financial institute will forward the note to DRPS as "suspected counterfeit." The note will eventually be sent to the RCMP for determination as to legitimacy. If the note is found to be counterfeit you will unfortunately be out the value of the note. If it's found to be genuine, efforts will be made to return the note to you. DO NOT try to pass any suspected counterfeit currency. You could be charged under the Criminal Code.

Please find attached a DRPS presentation about Canadian Currency and ways to identify counterfeit currency. Feel free to use this as a learning tool for yourself or educational tool for your community group. Click on Canadian Money - A New Direction

What is "Bluesnarfing"

Bluesnarfing is the theft of information from a wireless device i.e. a cellular telephone, laptop, PFA, etc. through the intercepting of the Bluetooth signal sent out by that device.

Protect Yourself

-Turn off the Bluetooth on your device (laptop, cellular telephone, etc.) when not in use (this will also save battery life)
-Do not publish your date of birth on social media.
-Do not answer phishing emails or text messages looking for you to confirm your password or update your account information.
-Do not save passwords to your device. Use an offline password manager.
-Contact your phone provider and ask about additional security measures that may be available.
-If you lose mobile service on your device, contact your service provider immediately.
-If you have a motor vehicle that you connect your mobile device to through Bluetooth remember to delete the data before selling the vehicle or returning the rental vehicle.

Grandparent/Emergency Scam

Emergency scams generally target grandparents and play upon their emotions to rob them of their money. Typically, the scammer will call the grandparent and claim to be one of his or her grandchildren and in need of money. Find out more about the Grandparent/Emergency Scam here.


*Always be aware of your surroundings. Be mindful of anyone loitering or acting suspiciously
*Carry only the items you need with you. Leave large purses at home
*Avoid putting your purse in the grocery cart. Thieves only need a few seconds to steal your wallet
*Shop in a group. You are less likely to be targeted when shopping in a group
*Keep your purse or wallet with you at all times.

Investigators ask members of the community to be mindful of their surroundings at all times and always protect their PIN numbers when completing transactions. Fraudsters can be persuasive and if someone appears suspicious don't engage them in conversation. If you have been the victim of a distraction theft or have any information regarding fraudulent activity, please contact police at 1-888-579-1520. Anonymous tips can be made to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477) and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Martin will be speaking at several locations in Durham Region about fraud. Be sure to go to: for a listof dates and locations

Martin was thanked by Myles Fisher

Meeting Adjourned

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
Sandra McDowell
September 13
John Kellam
September 29
Spouse Birthdays
Roxana Popa
September 2
Trent James
September 27
Zanariah Ana Rejab
September 5
Kim Boatman
Richard Boatman
September 6
Devon Biddle
Linda Biddle
September 9
Allan Finnigan
Hilda Finnigan
September 20
Hilda Finnigan
Allan Finnigan
September 20
Sep 08, 2020 7:00 PM
Annual address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 15, 2020 7:00 PM
Interim Chief,Durham Regional Police Service - Annual Address to the Rotary Club
Sep 29, 2020 7:00 PM
Durham Steelhawks - Sledge Hockey
Oct 06, 2020 6:00 PM
Zoom Meeting with 5 Rotary Clubs
Oct 20, 2020 6:30 PM
Tune In to the Oct 22 - 2020 World Polio Day in Durham Region Livestream
Oct 27, 2020 6:30 PM
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
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World Polio Day 2020 in Durham Region
Oct 22, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Director - Sergeant-at-Arms
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Director - Public Relations
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