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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:  June 25, 2019

         Bulletin Editor: Hilda Finnigan


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:   David Andrews

 O Canada:  Peter Dueck

  Toast To The Queen:  Ted Morrison                                                            


GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:  Welcome Sharron Morrison

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES     Happy Birthday to Linda Biddle on June 28th;


Sandy McDowell first  Bingo on the new Roster for the Red Barn is July 13 - Team 1: Captain Ted Morrison

Sandy McDowell - KSV Bingo - volunteers requested for training session July 30 - 5:30pm (at the Delta Bingo  - Pickering) - Lennis , Robbie, Ted are going

 Pres. Linda Porritt announced upcoming Rotary events:

 Lobsterfest hosted by Rotary Club of Oshawa, Thursday June 27

District Governor Changeover and District 7070 Awards Presentations - Sunday July 7 - 2pm -4pm at the Scarborough Golf Club. Sign up at the District 7070 website. Cost is $10 per person.

The Eastern Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are having their annual Interclub BBQ - August 19  in Brighton at Proctor Park, 96 Young Street, Brighton, ON  K0K 1H0  from 5 to 8 PM

President's Night is July 9th, AND "Thank You" to  Linda and Devon for  hosting the After Party. SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR THE JULY 9 PRESIDENTIAL CHANGEOVER. SPOUSES INVITES. COST $22 PER PERSON.



 FOR  July 2:     Front Desk  Robert Kipling         Bulletin Editor AND Greeter David Andrews

          July 9       Front Desk Mike McLaren          Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  David Andrews

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




Winner: Bob Koski!! drew the 2 of diamonds - won two tubes of tooth paste, compliments of Dr. Larry Hurren.



 Dan commented on the beauty of Kinsman Park, noting that Rotary is responsible for some of that

 Devon offered Linda a walker for her "special" birthday, Linda ordered on "tall, dark and handsome"

 David Andrews thanked Pres. Linda for a "Great" year of Rotary

Sandy McDowell - wore her slippers to work - happy feet all day long?

 Ted looking at tile, flooring, etc. not his expense but insurance paid over many years

Terry Giles "thank you" to David for bringing him to Rotary

Hilda "overwhelmed??" realizing trip is drawing near, also wedding in August

Lennis great trip, happy to be back



Members who attended the Rotary International Conference in Hamburg related their experiences and shared pictures.  Pres. Linda narrated, sharing the highlites of the scenery and the conference. Ted, Sharron, Devon and Lennis interacted noting as always the values that define Rotary in a changing world. Fellowship, Integrity, Diversity, Service, Leadership - these Core Values continue to define Rotary, helping us to honor our past , embrace our future, thus keeping Rotary relevant and thriving.

 Pres Linda adjourned the meeting sharing some thoughts of her year as President and noting "it will be great to sit back and watch this next year evolve"!!


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.

Aug 27, 2019 6:00 PM
State of the Country Address
Sep 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Epilepsy Durham
Sep 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Her Address to the Rotary Clubs in Oshawa, Bowanville & Courtice
Oct 01, 2019
Their week-long service experience in the Dominican Republic - Bio Sand Filters & more
Oct 08, 2019
Spouses invited
Oct 15, 2019
A look at DRPS in Durham Region
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Upcoming Events
Summer Bar B Que at Biddle's Cottage
Biddle Cottage
Aug 24, 2019
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Sep 03, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk
High Park
Sep 08, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Robbie
Red Barn
Sep 14, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Fashion Show
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Sep 15, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Rotary Zone Conference
Sep 17, 2019 – Sep 21, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Sep 24, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Ted
Red Barn
Sep 28, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
Red Barn
Oct 12, 2019
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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