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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:  Mark Maloney – Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Beth Selby - Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, 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, December 10, 2019

Editor: Dave Andrews



Welcome to all of our members, spouses and friends to our annual Christmas party, this year at the beautiful home of Lennis and Esther Trotter. 



Bill Creamer (Dec 3), Heather Drakes (Dec 5), Sharron Morrison (Dec 20) have birthdays this month and Bob & Rhonda Stewart celebrate their anniversary DEC 13



REMINDER: Hilda asked for two volunteers to replace Al and herself at Bingo while they are in Florida (The Feb 22 Bingo)

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.

Rotary Cakes and Hams:  Please get your money in to Devon as soon as you can.

January 7 at 5 PM: Rotary Club Board of Directors Meeting

January 21 at 7:30 PM – Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Meeting at the Kids Safety Village.

REMINDER: Joe Solway , from the Bowmanville Rotary Club promoted the Concert for Feed The Need Durham on Dec 15 . We sure hope our members can go and support the Bomanville Club and also Feed the Need. 66,000 persons in Durham are food insecure. The Tickets are $25 each. Two concerts on Sunday December 15 afternoon and evening performances.


Councilor Derek Giberson’s group, The Professors of Funk are playing their annual Christmas concert at Simcoe Street United Church with all of the proceeds going to the Back Door Mission. The 2019 Professors Of Funk Friends & Family Christmas Special December 18 -19, 2019 .  It's Oshawa's new holiday tradition, now in our 6th year with two nights! Presented again in partnership with AWCCU 

**New this year: get up close to the stage with reserved seats AND boost your support for the Back Door Mission - pre-sale $50 tickets, limited supply! General admission $25 tickets on sale noon, Nov 26, and pay-what-you-can tickets to follow**. A performance of contemporary and traditional Christmas music with the Professors Of Funk and special guests! Concert is Pay-What-You-Can, suggested $25 per person - or get premium seating for $50. Every dollar in ticket sales goes to the Back Door Mission For The Relief Of Poverty, an organization in downtown Oshawa that "works to relieve the burdens of poverty and social dislocation within the economically deprived and street population of Oshawa. We endeavour to meet whatever need an individual brings to us or find out who can wherever possible."

The work of the Mission includes distributing over 13,000 free meal tickets per year for Durham Outlook For The Needy, and operating drop-ins with food and drinks, social interaction, emergency food, and many other services.  Featuring The Professors Of Funk and as always a remarkable roster of fantastic guest singers from across Oshawa and Durham! Please support this most worthy charity.


Front Door : Kim Boatman and Sandy McDowell

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Linda Porritt

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



None tonight




None this week

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A very special thank you to Lennis and Esther Trotter for a magnificent Christmas Party at the home so beautifully decorated for Christmas.

Thank you to Hilda Finnigan and Janice Coupland for all of the organizing with Esther.















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.

Jan 28, 2020 6:00 PM
His talk to our Club and then a Tour of the Museum
Feb 04, 2020 6:00 PM
Shelterbox Canada
Feb 11, 2020 6:00 PM
Our Club Valentine's Party
Feb 18, 2020 6:00 PM
Fraud and Seniors
Feb 25, 2020
YWCA Durham
Mar 03, 2020 6:00 PM
Her Classification - Craft Talk
Mar 10, 2020 6:00 PM
Our Club St Patrick's Day Party
Mar 17, 2020 6:00 PM
Club Forum - Update of Activities to our members Plus Member Q and A
Mar 24, 2020 6:00 PM
Water First
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Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Feb 04, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 1 - Ted
Red Barn
Feb 08, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 1 - Ted
Red Barn
Feb 22, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 3 - Janice
Red Barn
Feb 29, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Mar 03, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 4 - Sue
Red Barn
Mar 14, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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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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