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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 September 24, 2019

          Editor: Dave Andrews


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.


Grace:   Larry Hurren

O Canada: Tom Hodgson (Oshawa Rotary Club) led us with his piano

Toast To The Queen :  Assistant Governor John Burns                                                                                    



So nice to 96 members and guests from 4 Rotary Clubs and their guests out tonight for District Governor Beth Selby’s Official Visit to the Rotary Clubs of Bowmanville, Courtice, Oshawa, and Oshawa-Parkwood. Special welcome to former member Don Michie and his wife Vonda and our 1984-85 Exchange Student Jean Paul Renouprez and his wife Ana from Belgium.





The 4 Rotary Clubs made a variety of Announcements. Here are some of them:


REMINDER: from David Penney: for every Dollar that you personally donate, anytime, during this Rotary year, to the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund, our Rotary Club will match that amount to a maximum of $3,200 USD. Remember our goal “A Mill for Bill”.

David Andrews - October 24 – World Polio Day – Please REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU CAN. SIGN THE LIST OR SEND DAVE AN EMAIL TODAY. THE EVENT: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm -  joint meeting of Durham Region Rotary Clubs in the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for  Collaborative  Education at Durham College where we will celebrate World Polio Day with leaders from around the world.   Cash bar and  sandwiches will be served. Cost ($30.00) per person (a portion will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradication Initiative and will credited to your next Paul Harris Fellow.)

Spouses, guests and prospective members and all clubs in District 7070 are invited. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and we will also livestream our event live to Rotary Clubs and to Universities and colleges worldwide.  All clubs in the District are invited. Proclamations from City and Region to our clubs. Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee (worldwide) will be our keynote speaker and he will connect with Dr. Tunji Funsho, chairman of Rotary's Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee and others from around the world . REGISTER TODAY. There will be others speaking too about their experiences with polio in their countries.


David Andrews - October 3 – Canada Votes 2019 Debate of the Federal Oshawa Riding Candidates conducted by the Media of Oshawa,  at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. 6 PM to 7 PM – fellowship hour ; 7 PM to 8 PM Candidates Debate; 8 to 8:30 PM – Candidates available to answer your questions. Admission: No charge . Cash Bar available. Members of the two Rotary Clubs in Oshawa (and their guests) and members of the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club (and their guests) are invited. Debate will be broadcast live by Rogers TV Oshawa. Seating is limited to approx. 100 guests. To reserve your seat, please email Dave Andrews at . Debate will be October 3 at the golf club.

Dave announced that we are assisting the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario / Western New York sell the “Big Game 54 “ lottery tickets. They are all out in the members hands. If you have any not yet sold, we could sure need them to sell on Sept 24 DG Visit and on Oct 24 World Polio Day. The selling price is the same as last year- 5 tickets for $20. The prizes remain the same. First prize has 2 tickets to the Big Game 54 in Miami on Feb 2, 2020 PLUS 4 nights accommodation in Miami PLUS $1,000 US. The second prize is $1,000 US, the third prize is $500 US, the fourth prize is $300 US, and the fifth prize is $200 US. All tickets must be sold by mid November. NO EXCEPTIONS. Get your tickets from Dave (if he has any left). Sell, sell, sell - $1.00 from each ticket sold goes to our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. There are only a few hundred not yet out.


REMINDER:  Volunteers needed for Hallowe'en and Christmas events at the Kids Safety Village: HALLOWE’EN HAUNT AT THE KIDS’ SAFETY VILLAGE: October 25 and 26 at the Kids Safety Village from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kids Safety Village, 1129 Athol St., Whitby. This is an S.O.S to our club members: many of our club members will be at the Rotary District Conference at the same time. We will need about 8 volunteers from our Rotary Club on both nights (if you are not going to the District Conference). AND we will need at least 6 volunteers to help on Saturday Oct 5 to set up the haunted maze and other things at the Safety Village from about 9 am to 2 pm. Please volunteer and let Robbie Larocque know if you can help.  More details will follow when we can confirm the exact time and date of the set up.

Pres Lennis: Oct 5 an new  Membership Academy is available to all Rotarians in District 7070 in Cobourg. Details are on the District Website: The Grow Rotary Academy. Please sign up today online on the District 7070 website under the October 5 event. Space will be limited.

Joe Solway of the Bowmanville Rotary Club,  invited all of the Rotary Clubs to their Concert for Feed The Need Durham Region, with proceeds going to Feed The Need in Durham Region ( which collects and distributes food to its 62 member agencies throughout the Durham Region)  , December 15 at Bowmanville High School. 49 Liberty St N, Bowmanville, ON.  Two concerts: 3 pm and 9 pm. For details, please go to:


ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:  No Draw tonight


Front Door     Robbie Larocque

Bulletin Editor/Greeter   Hilda Finnigan


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



Thank you to all of the Rotarians who made donations of happy Dollars and Happy Toonies.

ROTARY MOMENT : None tonight


NEW MEMBER INDUCTIONS: Congratulations to Bill Creamer , becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood and to Bukky Oja for becoming a new member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa. Both were inducted with the help of our District Governor, Beth Selby.

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GUEST SPEAKER  :  District Governor Beth Selby

Beth’s intro to Rotary: "People often ask me how I became involved in Rotary. While my official Rotary involvement began in 2004 as a member of the Rotary Club of Belleville, my rotary experience started in 1993 when my husband, Barry (then a member of the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise) and I were counselors to the first of five students involved in the Rotary Exchange program. This experience is "My Rotary Moment".

One of Beth’s goals this year is to assist Club Presidents with strengthening their clubs. She believes the key to membership retention is engagement. We are great at attracting people to Rotary, but we need to engage them in social activities and service projects to retain them as members. Let's demonstrate the value of membership in Rotary International and grow Rotary!

She talked about Rotary International President Mark Maloney’s theme : “In this ever-divided world …                   ROTARY CONNECTS  THE WORLD.”

Mark’s Goals are to: Grow Rotary; Involve Our Families; Build a Viable Path to Rotary Leadership and to connect Rotary’s History with United Nations.

  • Grow Rotary

    • Make clubs irresistible

    • Focus on member engagement

    • Organize new clubs

    • Examine our demographics

    • Stress the importance of a Club Membership Committee

  • Involve Our Families

    • Welcome children at Rotary events

    • Allow them to grow up in the family of Rotary

    • Involve families in our communities in our projects and activities

  • Build a Viable Path to Rotary Leadership

    • Make leadership roles doable

    • Create leadership strength through proactive, succession planning

  • Rotary’s History with United Nations

    • Rotary celebrates 115 years, the United Nations 75 years

    • What can we do together to build a healthier, more peaceful, sustainable world?

The District Governor's Goals are:

 - 20 in 2020 -  (20 Inbound and outbound Rotary Exchange students in District 7070)

 - Assist Presidents to strengthen their Clubs

 - Organize new clubs

 - Focus on the Rotary family

 - Expand knowledge of District Grants & Global Grants

 - Increase support for The Rotary Foundation

 - Increase service locally and internationally

 - Heighten our public image 

Beth encouraged all clubs to strive for the Rotary Citation (available on our District website and in each District Newsletter).

She encouraged everyone to sign up today for the District Conference Oct 25 – 27, 2019. Rotary District 7070 Conference, JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa 1050 Paignton House Rd., Minett, Ontario.  Here are some details.   NOTE: Book your room at the fantastic rate of $135 per night. (this rate is good for the entire week (Oct 21 thru Oct 28).

Following the Speech, Assistant Governor John Burns paid tribute to Bob Stephens , who is a 69 year member of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville. The club made Bob an Honourary member and his donations to the Rotary Foundation were well noticed as Past District Governor Michael Bell gave to Bob his major Donor pin and awards. Well deserved. Interesting to note that Bob often came to our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood , especially in the early years to say hello and maintain his attendance too. Well done Bob. Many standing ovations.

A very special thank you to Peter Hernandez of the Rotary Club of Oshawa who took many photos and they are shared in a post of our Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Facebook Page.

Thank you District Governor Beth, and Assistant Governor John Burns for making tonight a tremendous success.


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.

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Mar 24, 2020 6:00 PM
Water First
Mar 31, 2020 6:00 PM
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Apr 07, 2020 6:00 PM
Renewing your license for those over 80
Apr 14, 2020 6:00 PM
Her Annual Address to our Rotary Club - Update on What's Happening at Queen's Park
Apr 21, 2020 6:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 3 - Janice
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Mar 03, 2020
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