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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: Barry Rassin – Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Mary Lou Harrison - Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Roger Tessier – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, 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 March 26, 2019

          Editor – David 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:                        David Penney                  

O Canada:                  Peter Dueck  

Toast To The Queen: Shawn Kellam                                                          



No guests or visiting Rotarians tonight but it is always a pleasure to see our very first Rotary Club President Terry Giles, visiting with us again.



March 30 – Happy Birthday to Lennis Trotter. Congratulations.


Pres Linda - The Rotary Clubs of Toronto and Toronto West are exploring a renewed partnership with the Toronto Argonauts with a special focus on our common interest in Youth Services. The current proposal is for a Rotary Youth Leadership Day on the afternoon of Saturday, September 28, followed by the game at 7:00 p.m. There will be an opportunity to sponsor young people to attend the leadership session and also the opportunity to attend the game for a price that includes a donation to End Polio Now. Stay tuned.

Pres Linda2019 Rotary Zone 24 & 32 Zone Conference - Zone Conference - September 19-21, 2019 in Niagara Falls. This is a great opportunity to meet more members of the Rotary family in a location close to home. The conference theme is “People Coming Together.” Be sure to Register TODAY.

Pres Linda - VP Linda  -  announced the City of Oshawa is hosting a Communities with Brooms event, on Thursday, April 25. It is an initiative organized by the City (with the support of the BIA) every year and this is the 11th 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. 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 11:30 am to 1:30 pm..  Organizers 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

Pres Linda – passed around a copy of her second article on Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood’s People of Action, Ted and Sharron Morrison, that appeared in the recent edition of The Oshawa Express, thanks to Sandy McDowell and Kim Boatman.  Here is a link, in case you missed it.  The first article appeared in February and featured Devon and Linda Biddle and here is a link to that article. More articles to come.

Lennis Trotter – We all have an opportunity to do some “hands-on” service . Two opportunities both at the Kids’Safety Village:

April 13 from 9 am to 2 pm – Clean Up The Village to get it ready for Easter Saturday and the Easter Eggstravaganza.

The Kids Safety Village would like 6 to 8 volunteers from our Rotary Club – Rotarians, Rotaractors, spouses, children, grandchildren, friends and even potential members. Bring a broom and bring a rake. We need to get the outside cleaned up. Please let Sue MacKinnon know so that she can pass your names on to Constable Corey Walsh to sign you in.

April 20 from 9:30 am to about 2:30 pm – Easter Eggstravaganza at the Kids Safety Village. The Kids Safety Village would like 6 to 8 volunteers from our Rotary Club – Rotarians, Rotaractors, spouses, children, grandchildren, friends and even potential members. Please let Sue MacKinnon know so that she can pass your names on to Constable Corey Walsh to sign you in. Our job is to make all of the kids and their parents and grandparents welcome at the Village as they collect Easter Eggs and paly various games. With Easter later this year, we expect a very large crowd. 

When someone asks you what we do, these are two very good examples of things we “do”. Why ? - To support and encourage a welcoming atmosphere for the children and parents as they visit our signature project - The Kids Safety Village – a place that teaches SAFETY to children in our community of Durham Region .

SAVE THESE DATES: The next big VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES that we will have at the Kids Safety Village will be The Halloween Haunt on Oct 25 and 26 (and some preparation to spruce up the Village for Halloween, before these dates), and the Christmas at The Village on Nov 21,22 and 23 and also on Nov 28, 29 and 30 (plus some sprucing up The Village for Christmas before these dates).

Sandy McDowell – Reminds us that our Bingo teams are on duty for the next 3 weeks in a row. Robbie’s Team 3 on March 30, Ted’s Team 1 on April 6 and Sue’s Team3 on April 13.

Robbie Larocque – March 30 is our next Bingo and Robbie’s Team is on duty.

Kim Boatman – announce a Youth Service Committee meeting for 8 pm on March 26.

Kim Boatman was pleased to announce that we have a Candidate for RYLA, thanks to our District 7070 Rotaract Representative, Carolina Rodriguez. Our Awardee is Terry-Ann Thandiwe Hemmings is in the Bachelor of Science: Life Science program at UOIT, graduating in 2021 and she is Secretary of the Rotaract Club of UOIT. The applications will be submitted to beat the March 31 deadline for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) which is taking place, this year with a maximum number of 40 Youth Participants, from May 3 to May 9, 2019 at the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoors Centre. Our Rotary Club will cover the cost. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program of Rotary District 7070 gathers youth ranging from ages 19 to 25 for an immersive program focused on diversity, leadership, and action. Here is a link to the details. See link here for more info:

REMINDER - Dave Andrews - Reverse Draw Tickets - Let’s Sell , sell, sell !!!!!  Let’s secure lots of  Silent Auction items (be sure to send a photo, retail value, donor name address, etc to Dave Andrews so he can create a poster for the evening and also for Facebook and our website. Your donors will appreciate the promo). When Ted Morrison returns on April 2, please bring the Silent Auction items to him. 

REMINDER - Janice Coupland - The revised date for the fashion show is now Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

REMINDER - VP Lennis Trotter – The cost for the District 7070 Conference on Oct 25-27 held in Muskoka on Lake Rosseau, is $299 until the extended date of March 17 which then jumped up to $349. Rates for the Marriot are $135/night. Did you register?

REMINDER -  Pres Linda - Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise is having an annual fundraiser – Men Who Cook vs Women Who Sizzle -  on March 30 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul St.,Port Hope, ON  L1A 1A2. A wonderful evening to food tasting....appetizers, entrees and deserts. Cash Bar and 50/50 draws. Proceeds supporting Ed's Place - the New Northumberland Hospice Care Centre.This event sells out quickly, so get your tickets soon. Tickets $45.00 available at Holton Flowers, 62 Walton St, Port Hope, ON L1A 1N1. or CALL 905-269-0085

REMINDER—Pres Linda -  March 31 is the deadline for applications to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) – taking place , this year . Maximum number is 40 Youth Participants. Dates: May 3 to May 9, 2019 at the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoors Centre.  Cost is $950 and our club will pay the cost. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program of Rotary District 7070 gathers youth ranging from ages 19 to 25 for an immersive program focused on diversity, leadership, and action. Here is a link to the details. We're excited to share the news about the 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards that will be taking place from May 3rd to May 9th, incorporating the Rotaract District Conference! See link here for more  and/or sponsoring you, please refer to the image attached. The application for participants is due on March 31, 2019 at 11:59PM EST. Good luck to all nominees! Look at the info on this page and the links and then, please contact our Rotary Club director of Service, Kim Boatman at .

REMINDER -Pres Linda -  April 13Rotary Leadership Institute, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Centennial College Event Centre, 937 Progress Ave., Toronto, ON  M1G 3T8, This is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians. Take part in Rotary Leadership Institute.  It's the perfect learning experience for newer Rotarians and an excellent knowledge update for those more seasoned. the last year, (since April 2018) your Rotary District will pay your tuition fee for Rotary Leadership Institute part one!!! All you have to do is sign up online (click here) and enter the promo code "RLI1Free. RLI is a grassroots coalition of Rotary districts implementing a leadership development program for Rotarians - leaders in the community and our clubs.   RLI believes that excellent CLUB leadership (all types of club leaders) is essential to the future of Rotary in a complex and fast changing world. Most Rotarians have not been exposed to the great scope of Rotary around the world and have not considered what leadership skills are necessary to move Rotary forward. RLI strongly believes that a good Rotary Club leader must know the evolution of Rotary, its current status and activities in the world and have a vision for what Rotary can be in the future. So, take advantage of this opportunity to learn and grow. The cost is $70 per Rotarian per course. This cost covers course materials, coffee breaks and lunch. Taking part two or three or you've been in the club longer than a year and want to take part one?  Our club will cover the cost for members to attend. Please do not be disappointed. Register by clicking here... or contact If you have any questions, you can also call Susan Hunter at  416-822-8409

REMINDER -Pres Linda - APR 27 – DISTRICT 7070 ROTARY POKER WALK FOR AIDS – Time and location in Toronto (in the Beach) and Belleville 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?

REMINDER –Pres Linda - May 31 is the deadline for applications for Rotary Peace Fellowships. Each year, Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the fellows into experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Here is the link. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities. Master’s degree programs: Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The program lasts 15 to 24 months and includes a 2-3 month field study, which participants design themselves. Professional development certificate program: Experienced leaders gain practical tools for promoting peace and international development during an intensive, 3- month program, which includes 3 weeks of field study and peer learning opportunities with a diverse group.

VP Lennis – District 7070 Conference is Oct 25-27, at the JW Marriott Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa. REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE BEFORE March 15 and save $50 per person. And be sure to BOOK YOU ROOM - A very special room rate of $135 per night but they are going fast. This rate is good for the entire week.

VP Lennis - District Assembly, May 11, 2019 at BMO Institute For Learning (IFL), 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario M1W 3Z3   8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Lennis Trotter has asked all of the incoming 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. Registration open soon.

PDG Ted – MAY 4, 2019 - Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing Day – Tentative Location Jubilee Pavilion at Lakeview Park. Alternate Location: The Onion at Durham College - gather your spouse, children and grandchildren too (over 8 years of age) and come out and help  pack thousands of meals . Joint project with the 2 Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and our two Rotary Clubs in Whitby. Start time at 8:30 am BBQ to follow. We need lots of hands on help from you, your family and friends. Pres Ted will pass around a SIGN UP sheet . Please let him know if you can attend. What a great time to bring out a prospective member to see how we really are People of Action.

Terry Giles –invited all of us to his 90th birthday reception on Friday, May 3 at the Armouries (Ontario Regiment) Officers Mess, on Simcoe St N at 5 pm. (Note: Dave A talked with Terry’s daughter Lynn. She is expecting a number of our members to attend.)


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Sgt Tim Dwyre conducted our Draw tonight. Thank you, Bob.


Winner:  VP Lennis Trotter                                          Card Drawn: ACE of clubs… the deck of Cards get smaller.

Thank you to Dr Larry Hurren for supplying our consolation prize of travel sized tooth paste.



On The Front Door: Janice Coupland

Bulletin Editor: Bob Stewart

Greeter:  Bob Stewart


Dan Pantaleo – happy $ 3 as he invited a prospective member to come to our Rotary Club and see if they may be interested in joining. This was the first time he has “asked.

Devon – on his family trip to Maui, he used 2 airlines … Westjet and Air Canada. On the return trip, the Boeing planes were grounded which caused overbooking and understaffing by both airlines. Everyone in the family eventually got on the planes but not in the seats they were assigned. That means a refund on the cost of seat selection. Westjet looked after Devon with one phone call. Air Canada??? After Emails, phone calls, info sent and they might get around to reviewing Devon’s request for refund sometime in the next 3 months.

Terry Giles – reminisced about our club at charter needing 25 members. We did that and Terry knew that our club grew to , at one time, 50 members. He also sees us closer to the original number and recognizes that the demands of time on people have changed so much in our 43 year history – much tougher to get young members to join.

Larry talked about an older gentleman going to the doctor and being a “little patient: when he had to wait so long to see the doctor. Larry also had a good news – bad news story. At the table, they talked about someone getting a root canal. Bad news for the patient but good news for the dentist. Then Larry realized that sitting at his table were three undertakers and he hoped that all he could see was good news for Larry but bad news for them.

Pres Linda – is finally feeling a bit better after several weeks . She was also pleased to see that Porter will be flying to Muskoka, just in time for our District Conference. A 20-minute journey from downtown Toronto.   

Lennis – took the family to Medieval Times . He is going south next week but will be back in time for his turn at Bingo.

Dave A – happy to get e very good check-up from his dentist, Dr Larry Hurrren, and very glad to get for our Reverse Draw, a $300 Oral B Genius Electric Toothbrush and gift package. Thank you, Larry.



President Linda introduced or guest speaker, our very own Tim Dwyre, who presented us with a reclassification talk for all of the old and new members. She said it certainly was very GOOD news when Tim decided to re-join our Rotary Club.

Tim said, one day, he was in to see Dr Kris and thanks to Kris, Tim came back to Rotary and to our Rotary Club.

Tim’s humor is still in fine form as he told us all about his past and present.

He started off with a photo of himself at 3 months and it looked more like 3 years old.

He worked from the age of 10 , haying for a local farmer, then stoking coal into hoppers in a housing development. He lived in Kingston, and received both academic and athletic letter in high school.  In the summers, he worked as a deck hand on the Thousand Island Tour boats.

He graduated from St Lawrence College in Kingston and worked in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, (the gingerbread capital of Ontario) as Clerk – Treasurer and tax collector, and a secretary – treasurer of every organization in town. He was then involved in obtaining a Wintario grant for the town and rebuilding the community centre. The admin asst became his wife Ann and they have three children.

They moved to Pittsford Township (home of CFB Kingston, Fort Henry, the Rideau Canal, and Joyceville Penitentiary) in a similar capacity. And put in a water and sewer system.

In August 1979, they moved to Oshawa (on Halloween night) with next to no furniture but had hundreds of kids at the door. He has been there for over 40 years in that house in a very good neighbourhood.  He started as a realty tax collector and moved on to become tax collector for the City of Oshawa.

Tim has been a members and head of many tax collection associations and authored many policies and government bills that are still used today.

He has had some interesting cases over the years like the time someone called and wanted to kill him. Or the time a man with a baseball bat came in to the counter. And getting the contents form pet in garbage bags on the tax counter.

Tim has also volunteered most of his life. He was Santa for many civic functions over the years (again, many stories). He is a past President of the Oshawa Jaycees and now a senator of the Jaycees International. He has chaired the United Way campaign for the City , and also Ducks Unlimited.

He received The Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation, in 1992, signed by the Governor General of Canada and presented to Tim by MPP Alan Pilkey, in recognition of his significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada.


Pres Linda also thanked Tim and noted that since Tim retired, our tax bills that we receive no longer have any name on them, not like when Tim was in charge. No one can take your place , Tim. We Thank You.


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Jul 27, 2019
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Aug 12, 2019
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