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Mailing Address: 96 KING ST. E., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA L1H 1B6



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Ian Riseley – Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Neil Phillips - Rotary Club of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Beth Selby – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

What is Rotary ?

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 Director Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or our Club President Ted Morrison at 905-623-3810. 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 – People of Action

Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.




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 behavior 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 behaviors 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. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor 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 April 24, 2018


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: Ted Morrison

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Devon Biddle

Moment of Silence: held for the victims and their families of the Monday vanattack on Yonge Street , Toronto


A warm Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood welcome to Barb Wiseberg, Co-Founder of The Krinkle Project.


Happy Birthday to Sue McKinnon who celebrates on April 29 . We sang the now famous Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach “Happy Birthday to YOU Cha Cha Cha” to Tracey, our server and supervisor at the Oshawa Golf Club.


Pres Ted - announced several upcoming events - a BUSY couple of months. Please check out our Calendar of Events for the whole story.

Pres Ted - announced the donation of $1,000 from Mike McLaren and his company Equity Associates Incorporated. and Invesco Canada to be used as a prize for the upcoming Reverse Draw.

Dave - Reverse Draw –May 10 is fast approaching Tickets available ANYTIME. It is Time to SELL - Last year we had 125 people for dinner, with 156 tickets being sold in total. This year the ticket is $125. We need YOU to help sell more tickets this year and get more Silent Auction Items to reach the profit levels that our members said was our top fundraising priority in our Visioning Exercise and also in our Strategic Plan.

Dave – With the Reverse Draw on May 10 fast approaching, we want to highlight our Silent Auction items on our Club's Facebook page and on our club website. We need your help. Dave passed around sample posters, a week ago, that are already on our club website for you to review. When you get a Silent Auction item, take a real nice photo, get a detailed description of the item , get the name and all of the particulars about the sponsor, and get the info to Dave as soon as possible. The sponsors will like getting their names accociated with Rotary and our big event and the item they are donating. Thank you to Bob Koski who brought in a framed poster of a nice silent auction item from Skyzone. And he also got a nice service offer from Staples in Whitby. They will print posters of our silent auction items for our big event! Thank you Bob. Get your physical auction items to Ted as soon as possible.

Dave – The number of meals for the Reverse Draw will need to be decided at our final meeting of the Reverse Draw Committee on May 1 at 8 PM. Please bring in all of your money, ticket stubs and unsold tickets on May 1, so we can get an accurate count on the measl. If you are turning in tickets, please indicate on the back of the ticket if “No meal” will be required.

VP Linda - announced the City of Oshawa is hosting a Communities with Brooms event, on Wednesday, April 25. It is an initiative organized by the City (with the support of the BIA) every year and this is the 10th year for the program. There are numerous volunteers who join with staff from the City to generally pick up garbage around Downtown, along the creek etc. At the end of the 2 hour activity, Colin Carrie's office hosts a bbq for all to enjoy.VP Linda had asked Garth Johns (Executive Director of the Downtown Oshawa BIA) if the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood could focus their attention on the park across the Creek from Childrens' Arena. This is absolutely acceptable. It just requires a registration with the John Howard Society so we know who is working where and we don't end up with 2 or 3 different groups in one area bumping into each other. The clean-up is from 11am to 1pm, on the east side of the Oshawa Creek in the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens. Plan to meet at the Rotary Gazebo, at10:30 and Linda will arrange to get the garbage bags and gloves, etc. And we have a BBQ to follow afterwards, sponsored by Colin Carrie. Be sure to wear 'Rotary' clothing. This is a great Hands-On Service Project that we can do together and members of the Rotaract Club and the Oshawa Rotary Club will be participating. SIGN UP TODAY. Please let Janice know if you (and your family member) can help. For details , see: and

VP Linda – the Kids Safety Village Grand Re-opening will take place on Saturday September 22. There are 5 sub-committees established . Please see Linda a volunteer to be on at least one of those committees. There will be lots for everyone to do that day and with the planning stages. If you have any ideas for a large “Thank You To Our Sponsors” board, that can be placed in the Kids Safety Village, please let Linda know .

VP Linda – Reminded everyone about the Rotary leadership Institute on June 9 that she is attending. She was looking for others to attend with her.

Pres Ted – Thanked everyone who came to the Rotary District 7070 Tree Planting at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Sunday April 22, (Earth Day) in support of the Highway of Heroes Tribute and also to help meet Rotary International President Ian Riseley's challenge that every Rotarian plant a tree this year to help the environment

Pres Ted - May 1 is our Annual Joint Meeting of the Kids' Safety Village with the Optimist Club of Ajax, the Whitby Lions Club, Durham Regional Police Service, the Whitby Lions Club and our Rotary Club. At the Oshawa Golf Club.

SPOUSES INVITED. SIGN UP TODAY WITH DAVE ANDREWS. 54 people are attending so far. Regular start time: Regular fellowship half hour at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. See:

Pres Ted - reminded us about the May 5 - Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing Day – At Durham College - gather your spouse, children and grandchildren too (over 8 years of age) and come out and help pack 15,000 meals . Joint project with the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise. Start time at 8:30 am at “The Onion” at Durham College. We need lots of hands on help from you, your family and friends. Pres Ted passed around a SIGN UP shett . Please let him know if you can attend. What a great time to bring out a prospective member to see how we Make A Difference.

Bob Stewart - June 2 – Bi-Annual Yard Sale – Rain date is June 3. The yard sale is at Bob’s house from 7 am to 12 noon and he needs some volunteers. So far he has Chidinma, Janice and Kris and Sonya and Hilda (and Al) and Bob Koski. Email Dave and Bob if you’d like to help.

Pres Ted – Reminded everyone about the April 28 District 7070 Rotary Poker Walks for AIDS – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at The Beach – Toronto, Leuty Pavillion, Lee Avenue and Alfresco Lawn, Toronto Ontario, Canada, M4E1A1 For Belleville , check their exact time and location on the . Our club could form a team, raise funds, go on the walk in Toronto, and help people right here in Durham Region who have AIDS. Who wants to Champion this worthy cause?

Pres Ted - April 28 - The Rotary Club of Courtice presents its Youth and Community Leaders Dinner and Dance in support of Mental Illness initatives in Clarington and Durham Regions, at the Garnet B Rickard Recreation Complex, 2440 Hwy 2, Bowmanville. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:15 pm . $60 per person. Corporate tables at 8 seats for $600. To register for the event please visit the Courtice Rotary Club website. Or call 905-240-4015. Speaker: TSN's Michael Landsberg, one of Canada’s most vocal advocates for mental health awareness. Relating his own struggle with depression, he explains why mental illness isn’t a weakness and how, together, we can beat stigma, fight back, and save lives.

Pres Ted - May 6 - District 7070 Rotary Foundation Million Dollar Luncheon – Scarborough Golf Club, 321 Scarborough Golf Club Road, Scarborough, ON M1J 3H2 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. Please join us for lunch and listen to our own Ron Denham talk about this exciting new Major Gifts Initiative opportunity for making a positive difference in the world. The cost for lunch is by donation of any amount to this new Major Gifts Initiative for Water and Sanitation. Registration is via the district web site and is limited to the first 80 guests.

REMMINDER – On May 8 at 5:15 pm, Past District Governor Lars Henriksson, who is also our Rotary Foundation District 7070 Grants Committee chair, will be at a photo op and will present the District Grant to the 10 Durham Region Rotary Presdients which will be used towards the rennovation and expansion of the Kids' Safety Village. Following the presentation, Lars will be attending the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, to formally present the cheque to the Rotary Club. The Durham Region Rotary Club Presidents have also been invited to attend the photo op and the meeting, if they wish. And we have already received some favourable responses, including one from our District Governor Nominee Beth Selby. The speaker that evening will be members of our Reverse Draw Committee going over the final last-minute items for the May 10 Reverse Draw, Dinner & Silent Auction evening at the Oshawa Golf Club.Lennis also announced that the Rotary Club of Oshawa -Parkwood came in first place in the 2016-17 District 7070 Governor's Membership Challenge with a total of net 6 members from July 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017 Membership Award. And first palce include $2,500 to be use on service projects will be presented at our regular weekly meeting on May 8 by Past District Governor Jim Louttit and our Assistant Governor (also our District Governor Nominee) Beth Selby will be in attendance.

Pres Ted - May 12 - District Training Assembly BMO Institute For Learning (IFL), 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario M1W 3Z3 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Linda Porritt has asked all of the Board Members and Committee chairs for next Rotary year to attend and sign up on the District 7070 website. Open to all Rotary Club members Our Rotary Club will pay for your registration cost. Click here to register.

Pres Ted - JUNE 19 – RCMP Musical Ride – Two shows - 12:30 and 5:15 pm at Wiindreach Farm, 312 Townline Rd, Ashburn. Tickets . Tickets - $25 per adult, $15 per child . Arrive 1 hour prior to show time to ensure seating and parking . Visit for tickets, more information, and directions. Many Rotary Clubs in our district, including ours, has made donations to Windreach Farm, over the years. This is our chance to give back.

Pres Ted encouraged evernyone to be a “Volunteer” at the Rotary International Convention. Be sure to register to do so today. And you do not have to be registered for the Convention to volunteer. Thank you Sue macKinnon for doing just that. .

REMINDER: Lennis Trotter will order "Rotary" clothing (hats, shirts and jackets) , but he needs a minimum number - let him know if you want anything.

REMINDER - the next Kids Safety Village meeting is on June 4


Front Desk - Tim Dwyre

Bulletin Editor and Official Greeter - Sue MacKinnon

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


Sgt At Arms Bob Koski current events topic was the weight of the new Royal babe and Sandy McDowell won the big question and she won a clip. Well done Sandy and thanks very much Sgt Bob.

Sgt Bob also talked about his youngest granddaughter who will be in concert, playing her sax, so he will miss the opening of the golf season.


Kris Sachdeva drew the 9 of diamonds and won two tubes of toothpaste supplied by Dr. Larry Hurren.

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Larry – Said that all the people he approached to volunteer for the Reverse Draw evening responded favourably to his request.

Sue – is happy she’ll be on vacation as of Friday. She’s going to Amsterdam and will visit with her daughter.

Kris– Thanked everyone for picking the winning ticket. He also admonished the Sargeant At Arms for losing control during Happy Bucks and that everyone should pay $1.

Robbie – Happy that he and his son could enjoy bonding time together planting trees.

Guest Barb – Thanked Janice for having her as a guest.

Tim – Went to Lakeridge Hospital where they performed a cardio inversion, which means they stopped his heart and rebooted it. He said he joined the flat-liners club but was glad to be back and it’s not a trip he’d recommend.

Bob Stewart – said he too had his heart stopped and restarted a while ago after a sneeze on the golf course went bad. His most recent folly was a bid at the horse races that won him $140 by an unexpected bet.

Robert Kipling – Told of the annual Book Sale by the Friends of the Oshawa Public Library to be held Thurs from 9 am to 7:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9am to 4:30 pm. There’s lots of deals to be had with books going for $2…

Mike – He is happy his oldest daughter wants to go on tour as a professional golfer but sad that it costs $110,000 to do, so he will be poor. He is looking for donations to help her in her endeavour.

Dave – It was a good time on Sunday planting trees and lots of press was there. In fact, Kris walked into a photo and while the cameras were rolling all dressed in his Rotary paraphernalia, so it was good PR for Rotary.

Ted – It was a sad buck for Ted who said his family and he spent the day at Sick Kids Hospital after his grandson suffered a skull fracture and brain bleed when he fell off his Gator car. Ted thinks he is out of the woods but he is keeping his fingers crossed that all goes well.

AND several more donations for forgetting to wear the Rotary Pin.


none tonight


President Ted Morrison gave a talk on the Rotary Polio Campaign. We watched part of a video of Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization from the TED Talks series. Aylward talked about the polio partnership and Rotary’s involvement to eradicate the disease. He said there were about 4 billion cases of polio worldwide when they started the campaign in 1980.

Ted spoke about how Rotary has about a million volunteers who help towards eradicating polio, including our own club members Kris and Devon with his wife Linda who traveled afar to help give polio vaccines. Ted said there are 8 cases of polio now, 7 in Afganistan and as of last week, 1 in Pakistan.

Rotary is now asking each club to donate $1,500, of which many clubs did, but not ours. He said we could donate individually to help in what is the greatest public health campaign in history – which is Rotary’s project.

Meeting adjourned by Pres. Ted at 8:12 pm

Dont forget.....

JUNE 21 - Interact Pre-convention – U of T Hart House - Your opportunity to meet Interactors from around the world. Seize this once-in-a-year opportunity to meet and exchange

ideas with Interactors and Interact supporters from around the world at the 2nd annual Interact International Convention. This one-day Interact gathering will

happen on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Hart House on the University of Toronto campus.The conference is the perfect opportunity to learn

new skills, improve your club, and trade best practices with your fellow Rotarians.  Cost : $25 to $35.

JUNE 22- World Water Summit 10 – Delta Hotel, 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 3A6 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm .Register today at The registration fee is $150 US for WASRAG members and $175 US for Non-WASRAGmembers (which includes a 1-year membership to WASRAG)

JUNE 22-23 – Rotaract Pre-convention - Metro Toronto Convention

Centre - Join Rotaractors and Rotarians to exchange ideas, listen to engaging speakers, and connect with your global community to create positive change. The Rotaract Preconvention includes two full days of general sessions, workshops, discussions, and networking opportunities for all registrants. The Rotaract Preconvention is open to all Rotaractors and Rotarians interested in Rotaract.

JUNE 22-23 – Rotary Peacebuilding Summit - Metro Toronto ConventionCentre. Cost $150.00. Registration for Rotary members . For details go to: Don’t miss your opportunity to join leaders from around the world at the Rotary Peacebuilding Summit. Together we'll explore how we can create peace in our communities and inspire others to take action. This summit will help you: Understand Rotary’s use of the areas of focus to prevent conflict, Identify conflicts and their root causes in your own communities and worldwide, Develop action steps toward creating peace, including strategies for your community, Connect with others interested in working toward peace. Friday, 22 June, 09:00-18:30 — includes lunch, a coffee break, and a reception. Saturday, 23 June, 08:00-12:30 — includes a coffee break. The summit is open to Rotarians, convention attendees, and local community members interested in working toward peace.

JUNE 23 – Jazz at the Acquarium – R I Convention Host Ticketed Event – 7:00 to 11:00 pm , Cost $120.00 Cdn per person. Register at

JUNE 23 – Rock at The Distillery District - R I Convention Host Ticketed Event – 6:00 to 10:00 pm – Cost: $120.00 Cdn per person. Register at

JUNE 24 to 27 - Rotary International Convention - Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For details, see:


JUNE 26 - Regular Meeting – tentative – Meeting Cancelled

JUNE 26 – Rotaryfest at the CNE - R I Convention Host Ticketed Event - 4:00 to 10:00 pm, Cost: $90.00 Cdn per person . Register at

Who is going to the Convention and who is going to which event. Dave has put together a chart for everyone to fill in and we will give it to everyone as the convention nears. Please fill in the a chart or send Dave an email on which events you are attending. He will fill in the chart and everyone in the club will be better informed - who is going where.



Here is just a partial list of ideas and our Rotarians who have volunteered to get these high-end items for the Silent Auction:

Premium Membership with CAA – Janice to call

Local Radio Station – Value of $500 of Advertising – Janice to call

Hair Salons - $100 Gift Certificates – Janice to call

Four massages from a day spa – Sonya to call

Dine Around Oshawa – multiple gift certificates from the Oshawa Area that we can package together – Jan to call (and everyone can help Jan get thses gift certificates)

Local caterer – to prepare and serve dinner for eight in your home – Dave Penney to call (perhaps Kevin)

Gift Certificate from local car wash for 20 car washes – Kim to call

Contact local golf pro for two free golf lessons – Mikeand Dave A to call

Ask a local plumber to donate a new toilet with installation – any volunteer to get this item ?

Lunch with the Mayor of Oshawa – Sonya to call - DECLINED THIS YEAR

Local Car dealer to provide 5 oil changes – Kim to call

Lunch with the Police Chief and a tour of the Station – Sonya / Stanley ARRANGED !!

Regent tickets – Sandy to provide

Tribute Centre – Box at a Generals Hockey game – Dave and Sonya to connect with them

Sports Tickets – Raptors/Leaf tickets - Sonya to call

North End Bowl – Birthday party for 10 youngsters – Larry H / Sue to call ARRANGED !!

Local Lawyer to donate a will – Sue to call -ARRANGED !!

Books – trio of books – Sandy to provide – ARRANGED !!

Toronto Zoo – Family pass with a behind the scenes tour – Sue to call – NOT THIS YEAR

Package of Movie nights / Refreshments (from Landmark & from Odeon Cineplex) – any volunteers to get this package?

YMCA Membership for 1 year – ARRANGED !!

Holiday Inn Express – accommodation and dinner – Sonya to call

Port Hope Theatre – Fiddler on the Roof $39 each and a restaurant - Ted - ARRANGED !!

Ride in Police Helicopter OR Marine Boat – Stanley to call

Automotive Lover's package – Tour for a family of 4 - of Parkwood, Automotive Museum & GM - any volunteers to get this package ?

Bank – Safety Deposit Box for a year – any volunteers to get this package ?

Flowers a bouquet once a month for one year delivered – Janice confirmed DMP Florist – ARRANGED!!

Churchills / Melanie Lyn – package gift certificates together – Janice will acquire ARRANGED!!

Limo company – Marquis Limo and a Hotel in Toronto and dinner for a night – Janice to call

Jeweller – would like to get a really nice item for a possible draw

Winery Tour - Janice

We will all continue to think of prospects to connect with. We everyone in the club to participate and contribute a silent auction item for our evening.

We may be able to set up a Facebook Page with some of the major items, which will also entice the public to purchase tickets for the evening.

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.

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Jul 17, 2018 6:00 PM
BBQ Outside and Golf Putting Tips
Jul 17, 2018 6:00 PM
Summer BBQ and Putting Lesson - Outside at the Oshawa Golf Club
Jul 24, 2018 6:00 PM
Adopt A Village : Laos
Jul 31, 2018 6:00 PM
Focusing on Free Trade Agreement
Aug 07, 2018 6:00 PM
His Re-Classification Talk
Aug 14, 2018 6:00 PM
Durham Region Hospice Expansion
Aug 28, 2018 6:00 PM
RAGAS - Rotary Action Group Against Slavert
Sep 04, 2018 6:00 PM
"State of The Province" Address
Sep 11, 2018 6:00 PM
His Annual Update to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
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Upcoming Events
Red Barn
Aug 04, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Aug 07, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Red Barn
Aug 25, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Red Barn
Sep 01, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Sep 04, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
2018 District 7070 Rotary Friendship Day in Oshawa
Parkwood Estate
Sep 08, 2018
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
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