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

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 Chair Linda Porritt at 905-626-6386 or our Membership Director Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or our Club President Dave Andrews at 905-576-0187.

You are invited to our next Rotary meeting. You may wish to become a Rotarian. Your first Dinner is on us. Isn't it time to give back to your community?.



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: John Germ – Rotary Club of Chttanooga, Tennessee,USA

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Jim Louttit - Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Beth Selby – 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 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 good will and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?



President: Dave Andrews

Past President: Mike McLaren

Vice President: Ted Morrison

Treasurer: Devon Biddle

Secretary: Robbie Larocque

Club Administration: Shawn Kellam

Community & Vocational Service: Kim Boatman

International Service: Linda Porritt

Youth Service: Marianna Herczeg

Membership: Lennis Trotter

The Rotary Foundation: Ted Morrison

Public Relations: Dave Andrews

Sgt-at-Arms: Bob Koski / Alan Nason / Linda Porritt / Larry Hurren



CLUB ADMINISTRATION: Hilda Finnigan (Chair) / Larry Hurren / Dave Andrews / Linda Porritt /Janice Coupland / Ted

Morrison / Marianna Herczeg

MEMBERSHIP: Linda Porritt (Chair) / Ted Morrison / Larry Hurren / Kris Sachdeva / Robbie Larocque / Peter Dueck /

Dave Andrews / Janice Coupland / Robert Kipling

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janice Coupland (Chair) / Myles Fisher (Vice Chair) / Hilda Finnigan / Bob Elliott /

Bob Stewart / Robbie Larocque / Alan Nason / Pat Dyck / Marsha Chambers / David

Mankiewicz / Devon Biddle / Bob Koski

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE: Kris Sachdeva (Chair) / Janice Coupland (Vice-Chair) / Pat Dyck / Devon

Biddle / Bob Stewart / Bob Elliott / Larry Hurren / Peter Dueck / Myles Fisher / Robert

Kipling / Bob Koski

YOUTH SERVICE: Bob Stewart / Robbie Larocque / Pat Dyck / Shawn Kellam / Larry Hurren

ROTARY FOUNDATION: Kris Sachdeva (Vice Chair) / Pat Dyck / Dave Andrews / Devon Biddle / Peter Dueck /Larry


PUBLIC RELATIONS: Kim Boatman / Myles Fisher(Vice Chair) / Robbie Larocque / Janice Coupland / Bob Elliott / Bob Koski

CLUB'S FOUNDATION: Devon Biddle / Ted Morrison / Dave Andrews

KIDS' SAFETY VILLAGE: Board Members: Lennis Trotter / Linda Porritt / Sandy McDowell /

Committee Members: Hilda Finnigan / Shawn Kellam / Robbie Larocque / Devon Biddle / Dave


FUNDRAISING: Ted Morrison / Robert Kipling / Alan Nason / Dave Andrews / Devon Biddle

REVERSE DRAW: Kim Boatman (Co Chair) / Robbie Larocque (Co Chair) / Dave Andrews / Kris Sachdeva / Devon

Biddle / Ted Morrison / Sandy McDowell / Larry Hurren / Alan Nason / Janice Coupland

HERRONGATE DINNER THEATRE: Bob Koski (Chair) / Robert Kipling / Kris Sachdeva /Laura Carey / Linda Porritt / Devon Biddle

/Janice Coupland / Marianna Herczeg

PURPLE WOODS: Robbie Larocque (Chair) / Myles Fisher (Co-Chair) / Linda Porritt / Marianna Herczeg

CAKES & HAMS: Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews / Ted Morrison / Hilda Finnigan

CLUB CONSTITUTION & BY-LAW REVIEW: Ted Morrison / Hilda Finnigan / Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews

YARD SALE: Bob Stewart (Co Chair) / Laura Carey (Co Chair) / Linda Porritt / Hilda Finnigan / Robbie Larocque

40TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE: Sandra McDowell (Chair) / Lennis Trotter / Devon Biddle / Linda Porritt /

Janice Coupland / Marianna Herczeg / Ted Morrison / Hilda Finnigan / Dave Andrews / Marsha Chambers



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MINUTES OF MEETING : Tuesday July 19, 2016



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: Hilda Finnigan


O Canada: Peter Dueck


Toast To The Queen : Bob Elliott



We welcomed Linda Biddle, Rhonda Stewart, Caroline Kipling, Elizabeth Brighton, Sharron Morrison, Terry Lynn LaRoque, Launi Elliott, Esther Trotter, Jean Keys


BIRTHDAYS: Linda Porritt celebrated on July 17th, Esther Trotter & Eamon Attalla on July 25th Best wishes to all



  • Ted Morrison – our meeting on Tuesday August 23rd, will be Lawn Bowling (wear flat shoes) Bowling at 6PM, dinner at 7:15; also noted he wore a tie tonight as Devon always does – tonight Devon is NOT wearing a tie?!?!

  • Hilda Finnigan – Annual Picnic – Saturday August 6th, hosted by Linda and Devon Biddle - $15.00/couple – will be collecting next week – July 26th, also asking for pot luck donations; Devon/Linda will purchase the meat, President Dave will bring the corn; Hilda also asked for a volunteer(s) as Bulletin editor for the month of August and reminded everyone that the deadline for picture and other memorbelia for the video is July 26th

  • President Dave thanked everyone for their attendance updates, noting that it does save $$ for our club; he also noted upcoming speakers Dr. Colin Carrie on July 26th, Mayor John Henry on August 2nd; our District Governor on August 16th, Steve Routledge - “Adopt a Village’ update on August 30th


ACE OF SPADES DRAW: Jean Keys drew the five of spades after pulling her own ticket – was surprised to receive toothpaste




DUTIES FOR THE WEEK: Front Desk Kris Sachdeva Greeter Ted Morrison

Bulletin Editor Hilda Finnigan


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



  • Bob E. took his wife’s 2012 car for servicing – returned with a 2016!– great for Launi

  • Lennis looking forward to tonight’s presentation

  • Janice happy to be here

  • Happy Birthday to Linda

  • Devon happy wife Linda is here to help with presentation

  • Robert Kipling happy his wife Caroline and their friend Elizabeth are here for this special presentation

  • Ted happy to be here

  • Bob Stewart happy to have wife Rhonda here - couldn’t sleep (he was so excited to hear the speech tonight)

  • Pres. Dave happy for good times

  • Alan Nason happy invoices will be coming soon!!!


ROTARY MOMENT President Dave presented some up to date Polio Facts

As a lead in to tonight's very special speakers, I thought that an update may be a good idea.

In 2015, there were 74 cases of the wild polio virus. So far in 2016, we have had 19 - 6 in Afghanistan and 13 in Pakistan.

Polio remains endemic in 2 countries – Afghanistan and Pakistan. Until poliovirus trnasmission is interrupted in these 2 countries, all countries remain at risk of importing polio, especially to vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunization services, and travel or trade links to the 2 endemic countries.

The circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus is causing an outbreak in Madagascar, Guniea, and Ukraine.

Other vulnerable countries include Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and the Syrian Arab Repubic.

The circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus is very rare and has mutated from the weakened strain of poliovirus in the oral polio vaccine.

Three cases have been reported this year in Laos.

In 2015, 2 Ukranian children were diagnosed with paralytic polio. Ukraine had fully vaccinated ONLY 50 % of its children against polio, and low immunization rates are a recipe for an outbreak. To stop it from progressing, Ukraine needed to administer 5 to 6 million vaccines through an emergency program. As of March 2016, Ukraine's ability to do so remained in question.

The appearance of polio in Ukraine last year is a perfect example of why vaccination campaigns are essential – and not only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. One reason why Devon, Linda and Kris went to India to help with a vaccination campaign.

Large-scale vaccinations are an enormous undertaking that require money as well as thousands of volunteers on the ground. And in places where the vaccination programs have been successful, the challenge is now to locate and vaccinate that small percentage of children who have been missed. Just like India.

The vaccine itself isn’t the biggest expense in a vaccination campaign (in fact, Rotary rarely funds vaccines).

It’s the distribution of the vaccine – transportation and staffing, for example – that costs so much.

In January, money donated by Rotarians covered the costs of a Cameroun vaccination campaign that involved 34,000 vaccinators and 21,000 rental cars, which volunteers used to canvass neighborhoods and travel from home to home administering the vaccine.

Funds also went to more than 3,700 town criers and 45 radio spots in Chad, to more than 14,000 local guides and 500 clan leaders to ensure that the children of nomads were vaccinated in Ethiopia, and to provide training and support for 60,000 community volunteer vaccinators in Afghanistan.

I think sometimes people don’t realize the scale of what these immunization campaigns are actually like,” says International PolioPlus Committee Chair Mike McGovern.

He said that “Rotary and its partners have administered 15 billion doses since 2000. We’ve immunized 2.5 billion kids. Repeatedly reaching the kids to raise their immunization levels is very personnel intensive.”

A vaccination campaign is almost mind-bogglingly complex. Rotarians’ contributions pay for planning by technical experts, large-scale communication efforts to make people aware of the benefits of vaccinations and the dates of the campaign, and support for volunteers to go door to door in large cities as well as in remote areas that may not appear on any map.

It sometimes includes overcoming local distrust of government or outsiders and negotiating complicated religious doctrine.

And it means trying to understand the movements of nomadic populations or people pushed out of their homes because of unrest.

Regardless of how they live their lives, each of these children must be vaccinated

Even if the last case of polio is identified this year, a huge amount of work will remain to ensure that it stays gone.

Vaccinations will continue and need to be funded.

Once the final case of polio is recorded, it will take three years to ensure that the last case is, in fact, the final one.

That means that if the final case is seen this year, all of these programs will continue to need funding and volunteers until 2019, at a price tag of $1.5 billion that will be funded by governments and donors such as Rotary.

That’s in addition to the more than $1.5 billion Rotarians have contributed to the cause so far.

We are so close.

We’ve got a 99.9 percent reduction in polio.

But we’re not there yet,” says John Sever, a vice chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee, who has been part of the eradication effort since the beginning.

Rotarians and others have to keep working. People will naturally say, ‘Well, it seems to be basically gone so let’s move on to other things,’ but the fact is it isn’t gone, and if we move on and don’t complete the job, we set ourselves up for having the disease come right back.”

Rotary was there at the beginning,” McGovern says.

It would be unfortunate if Rotary isn’t there at the finish line.

We’ve done too much, we’ve made too much progress to walk away before we finish.”

So when someone asks what are YOU doing about polio eradication , you can tell them about Devon and Linda and Kris. And be sure to tell them that you are a very prouud member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood.

And come out to one of our meetings and join in the fun, friendship and helping make the world a better place.

And that is tonight’s Rotary Moment.




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Our speakers tonight needed no introduction as stated by President Dave as he asked them to take the podium. Kris Sacheva, Linda and Devon Biddle told us of their experiences as part of a Rotarian team delivering vaccine to children under the age of five in the Golden Triangle of India. Linda gave an overview of the 10 day excursion noting that they were well treated and metwith friendly people all along the way. Children back every day and so marking the “pinky” finger “purple” was the only way to know if they had already received the drops. A total of 287,482 children received the drops in the two days mission.

This was followed by a video presentation and commentary by Kris and Devon. There were several items of interest displayed on a table and the presenters wore the “uniform” which identified them as Rotarian Vaccinators while on the mission.

Ted Morrison thanked our members for their presentation noting how proud Our Club is of their contribution to this End Polio project.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION Ted Morrison made a special presentation to Past President Dr. Kris Sachdeva who recently became a Major Donorat the second level, recognized by Rotary International. For this Kris received a pin with two diamonds, as well as an engraved crystal.We thank Kris for this contribution to the Rotary Foundation.

Meeting Ajourned by President David Andrews.

The “ideal of service” is the key.

It is an attitude that does not change from one version to the next.

It is an attitude and passion we all have, as Rotarians.


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.






Please check the club website to make sure their location and time has not changed:



Belleville – Ramada Inn – 11 Bay Ridges at Hwy 2 - 12:00 noon

Oshawa – Jubilee Pavillion Banquet Centre, 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa – 12:10 pm

Markham-Unionville – Al Dente Ristorante, 39 Main St.N., - 6:30 pm

Port Hope – Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Elias St., – 6:00 pm

Richmond Hill – Sheraton Parkway Hotel, 600 Hwy 7 East, – 6:00 pm

Trenton – Holiday Inn – 99 Glen Miller Rd. at 401 - 6:00 pm



Whitby – Whitby Central Library, 405 Dundas St W - 7:00 am

Pickering – Bollocks, 736 Kingston Rd, Pickering – 7:00 am

Bowmanville – Trinity Church Hall, 116 Church St. – 7:15 am

Picton – Royal Canadian Legion, 347 Main St., - 12:15 pm

Scarborough Bluffs – Loblaw’s Superstore (upstairs) – 1775 Brimley at Progress – 7:15 am

Scarborough – Scarborough Golf Club – Golf Club Rd. – 12:30

Scarborough Twilight – The Olde Stone Cottage – 3750 Kingston Rd. - 5:30 pm



Whitby-Sunrise – Royal Oak Pub, Whitby Shores, 617 Victoria St W – 7:00 am

Markham Sunrise – Delta Markham Hotel – 50 East Valhala Dr., Hwy 7 east of 404 – 7:00 am

Northumberland Sunrise – Ashbrook Golf Club – 7215 Dale Rd, Port Hope - 7:00 am

North Scarborough – Delta Toronto East – 2035 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough – 12:30 pm

Port Perry – Sunnybrae Golf Club, 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON , – 6:15 pm




Ajax – (First Thursday of the month) at Public Library, 55 Harwood Ave S., – 12:15 pm

Ajax – rest of the month - McEachnie Family Centre, 20 Church Street North, NorthWest Corner Hwy 2 & Church - 7:30am

Agincourt – 6:30 pm at Rotating locations. Please contact Ron - to verify location.

Quinte Sunrise – Bay of Quinte Golf Club, 1830 Old Hwy 2, – 7:00 am

Uxbridge – Jersey’s, 104 Brock St W. – 7:00 am



Toronto – Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St, – 12:15

Cobourg – Best Western Cobourg Motor Inn, 930 Burnham Rd. at Hwy 2 – 12:15

Courtice – White Cliffe Terrace, 1460 Hwy 2 – 7:15 am


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