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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, September 18, 2018

Bulletin Editor: Kris Sachdeva


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: Mike McLaren

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Bob Koski



A warm welcome to our Guest Speaker, Brad Cook , Executive Director of Literacy Council of Durham Region AND Kerri Timperley, a guest of the Club).


BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES : Happy 15 th Wedding Anniversary to Hilda and Al Finnigan on September 20 !!!.




Past District Governor Ted - reminded everyone to register for the Rotary Foundation Walk in Kleinberg at the McMichael Gallery. And Please make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, as part of your walk. Ted passed out pledge sheets which are also available online under the event section of the District 7070 website. Join fellow Rotarians with friends and family on Sunday September 30, 2018 for the annual District 7070 walk in support of the Rotary Foundation.

Enjoy a leisurely morning as you choose how to enjoy the renoun McMichael Art Gallery. Registration from 08:30 to 10:00 am. There will be structured 2km and 5km walks starting between 9:30 and 10:00 in collaboration with the Humber Valley Trail Association. The gallery is available for your viewing pleasure following the walk. Lunch and fellowship gathering 11:00 am onwards. Note: Space is limited to 250 attendees due to venue capacity limitations. Individual pledge forms can be downloaded by clicking on the pledge form link. Please co-ordinate all club pledges with your club delegate for the foundation walk. Clubs should submit one cheque per club directly to Rotary Foundation. Here is a place to get an get all of the information you will need. Please bring your own lawn chair and blanket .


Past Pres Dave - Reminded everyone of District Governor Mary Lou Harrison's Official Visit to the three Rotary Clubs ( Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood and Bowmanville) on October 2, 2018 right here at the Oshawa Golf Club. Regular time 6 pm fellowship half hour ; 6:30 pm start to the meeting, and we should be finished at 8 pm . Regular cost of $22 with the Ace of Spades draw tickets and happy twoonies. Dave had to asked everyone who had not answered his request, one by one, if they were coming or not.


Past Pres Dave attended the Presidents meeting of District 7070 at the Golf Club on Sept 12 and covered some of the highlights of the meeting:


Oct 13 - at Eastminster United Church, a brand new District 7070 Membership Workshop – Register online on the District Website


Youth Exchange - a new YEAH Hub for all Club youth exchange officers will take place on Sept 27 at Trent Port Marina

this year we have 10 inbound students and 9 outbound students in the District. The goal for District 7070 is “20 - 20” which translates 20 inbound student and 20 outbound students in the year 2020 in District 7070.


World Polio Day activities include flag raising, proclamations, lighting of the Toronto sign, the CN Tower and Niagara Falls and of clurse, our live stream event at Durham College for the 10 Durham Region Rotary Clubs.


There are lots of “Toronto” pins remaining form the International Convention . Cost is $3.00 each.


Eash year, the District purchases the current year Rotary Theme pins. DG Mary Lou asked : are they worth it? Should we continue to get them? There are pros and cons. Think about it and let Pres Linda know your feelings.


DG Mary Lou announced some new opportunities for our action: “Feed It Forward” program (taking children to visit with their incarcerated parents; a Women In Rotary Committee – open to men and women in D7070; a new 2019 Pride Parade Committee which will be chaired by Karne Somerville.


Dont forget to tell everyone in the club about the District Conference Oct 27 & 28 in Wellington. On Friday night, Oct 27, the Rotary Clubs in the area are having a party at the Legion. Please register online on the District Website.


DG Elect Beth Selby promted the Internation Convention in Hamburg June 1 – 5, 2019. 91 people so far have registered from D7070. Registration fee is $395 US until Dec 15. Then it goes up. 24 of the 56 hotels are already booked solid. Chris Musselman and mary Lach will both have tours available pre and post convention and the hotel accommodation during the convention is included in the packages. See the Ocotber District Newsletter for their contact info.


Public Image Chair Dave Andrews announced a new “We Transformed” Contest open to all Rotary and Rotaract Clubs to update their Club website and social media sites. We could earn as much as $500 if we are one of the three clubs that follow to criteria to boosting our Rotary Public Image by way of our club Website and Soclai media site. It is the first place prospective members look when they want to join a local Rotary Club.


Past Pres Dave Andrews – Current batch of Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets have sold out from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York - $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. We may get more if there is any interest. Great prizes, first being 4 nights lodging and 2 tickets to the game plus $1,000. Plus many more great prizes. Final day to have money and ticket stubs returned is November 20.


Past Pres Dave AndrewsWorld Polio Day 2018 will be held right on the date, Wednesday October 24, 2018 at Durham College in the new Global Classroom of the new Centre for Collaborative Education. We will cancel our regular weekly meeting on Tuesday October 23 and urge everyone to attend this grand event. Please register here at the District Website, as soon as you can. All of the Clubs in Durham Region have been invited and urged to register as soon as possible. The cost for the event will be $25 with a portion of the ticket price going to the Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus Program and will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. There will be a fellowship time from 5:00 pm to 5:45pm followed by a welcome from Durham College and from Rotary District Governor Mary Lou Harrison. At 5:45pm, we will feed in the live stream Rotary Polio Program, live from Philadelphia this year from 6 to 6:45 pm . We will then continue to broadcasting live from Oshawa. During this live Oshawa portion, the two Rotary Club Presidents from Oshawa will receive their Proclamations from the Mayor of Oshawa, and the 10 Rotary Club Presidents and District Governor Mary Lou Harrison will receive their Proclamations from the Chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham. Dr. Bob Scott, the immdeiate Past Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee will bring us up to date and hoepfully , bring in some of his associates from the Polio stricken countries , again, live. Questions and answers will follow and then an after-party, finishing at 9 pm. The entire event will also be available, by computer, through a URL for any Rotary Club in the world to view. In addition, the broadcast will be sent live all over the world, to the colleges and universities on the Durham College Global Classroom network.


Past Pres & Club Membership Chair Mike McLaren – Anyone who is interested, please register for the Ocotber 13 District 7070 Membership Workshop 8 am to about 2 pm at Eastminster United Church. Lunch provided. New material. New ideas for attracting and retaining member. Please register online on the District 7070 website.


Sonya Thompson:-- At the Sept 15 Bingo, we were down to one member of the team. Thank you to the volunteers who came to our rescue. NOTE to all club members: If you cant make a Bingo and it is your turn, PLEASE find YOUR replacement. SWITCH with someone. AND Note to Bingo Captains: Increase your team from 4 to 6 members. Note to team captains: Count the money you have in the float , Before you start.


Past Pres Lennis Trotter – Everyone is invited to the Kids Safety Village Grand Re-opening on Sept 22 from about 10:30 am to about 2 pm at the Kids Safety Village , 1129 Athol Street, Whitby. We would like as many members as possible to be there for our Signature Project. (See our Club's Facebook page for all of the photos).


Ken Hurst, Past Pres of the Rotary Club of Ajax, showed everyone the stand up poster indicating the 10 Rotary Clubs of Durham Region as sponsors of Windreach Farm. The poster will be sued at the Farm and other locations throughout the Rotary year. Thanks Ken.



REMINDER: Past Pres Lennis Trotter – has two remaining Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood logo hats for sale $20 each. Please let him know if you care to purchase one or both.


REMINDER: Pres Linda - District 7070 Conference – Rotary Reunion in Prince Edward County – Register at . Casual country all day and evening. 8:30 a.m. – Arrive and enjoy breakfast snacks between. All day Programming – Fun and learning through the six areas of focus. Lunch – Picnic lunch as you enjoy Reunion activities; 6:00 p.m.– Gather for the Rotary family banquet. Sunday– Prince Edward County area activities will be highlighted for personal enjoyment. The cost for the day is $99 per person. Register for the Oct 27 party at the Legion online too.


REMINDER: Janice Coupland – We now have had a number of buffets and she asked everyone to get back to her how hey like them so that the Committee could let the Golf Club know. Still time to send her an email. Your voice counts.


REMINDER: Sue MacKinnon – Are you interested on serving on the Membership Committee this year. Please let her or Chair Mike McLaren know . So Far , we have Sue as Director and Mike McLaren as Chair. Please volunteer your time and talents to the growth of our Rotary Club. We have a membership Plan. We have a Strategic Plan. We need your help to make them work.



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REMINDER: Treasurer Devon Biddle announced that our annual club dues invoice will be sent to us by email BUT you can pay right now at the front Registration Desk. Dues are $210 for the year (may be paid now or one half now and one half Jan 1, 2019). On the invoice , there will be a voluntary contribution of $100 for the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and $20 for Polio Eradication, if you so desire to pay, and Devon will ensuire that you get credit towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. Spouses may pay $165 annual dues for their membership, as long as one spouse pays the $210. You can start paying TODAY at the front Registration Desk, when you come in to the meeting. Invoices will be emailed shortly.






ACE OF SPADES DRAW: Past Pres Hilda, AGAIN, was the lucky winner tonight but alas, he drew the 2 of

Hearts and received a consolation prize, thanks to Dr Larry Hurren.

The deck gets smaller and the pot grows.



FOR September: Front Desk Tim Dwyre Bulletin Editor AND Greeter Kris Sachdeva

FOR October: Front Desk Sue MacKinnon Bulletin Editor AND Greeter Bob Stewart

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




Larry: Happy the club is doing a good job at Bingo and he will there at Bingo starting on Oct. 20


Ted: Happy-LaTed - Lawn bowling is finally coming to end for this year.


Dave A: VeryDDave A - Very excited for the coming Saturday for KSV.


RRobert KiplRRobert Kipling - Reminded us of Sept. is Literacy month, Giant Book sale-Sept. 27


Sue: was Sue   Sue: was happy to be at the Bingo although it was a poor showing.


Devon:- ConD  Devon - Congratulations to Hilda & Al for their Anniversary.


Dan:- had a go Dan - had a good afternoon at Camp Samac providing Security.


Linda:-Remind Linda reminded her that she was girl guide at Camp Samac



None tonight.


GUEST SPEAKERS : Brad Cook – Executive Director of the Literacy Council of Durham Region


Brad Cook was introduced by Dave Andrews.

Rotary's Monthly theme for September is Basic Education and Literacy. Each year, in the District newsletter, I ask our fellow Rotarians in Southern Ontario : What is your Rotary Club doing to support this important Rotary Foundation Area of Focus? Basic education and literacy is one of The Rotary Foundation’s six areas of focus. We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace.

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. Rotary's goal , and that makes it our goal, is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPEN: We take action to empower educators to inspire learning at all ages. The Rotary Foundation supports education through scholarships, donations, and service projects around the world.

For many years, we have supported the Guatemala Literacy program along with over 80 Rotary clubs world-wide , 7 right here in our own District. But what do we know about what goes on right here in Durham Region? And that is eaxctly what president Linda asked me to do. Find out. Here to tell us what is happening in Durham Region, please welcome Brad Cook, the Executive Director of the Litercay Council of Durham.

Brad was born in Oshawa, and has been the Exec Dorector of the Literacy Council for 16 years. He has worked with a number of adult literacy learners, one-on-one and in small classes. He has taught a varitey of skills ove rthe eyarsincluding the “Skills for Success” program. He has a Masters Degree in Education speacilzing in Comparative and International Development Education at OISE at U of T.

Speaker’s Remarks:

Brad was delighted to be here.

The Literacy Council of Durham Region (LCDR) is a charitable non-profit volunteer organization, established in 1980 and dedicated to increasing adult literacy in the Durham Region guided by the principle Each One Teach One.

The LCDR is a learner centered program that is committed to helping learners achieve their outcomes and goals. Their clients: are Adults 19 years of age and over who strive to improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills; Tutors who volunteer their time and expertise in helping learners and they also work collaboratively with other service agencies.


The Council has been operating in Durham since 1980. Over the years the Council has slowly increased in size and has made strong links in the community to help meet the needs of adults who strive to improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills. The Council is a learner centred program that is committed to helping learners achieve their stated outcomes and goals.

In 1993 the Literacy Council of Durham became a member agency of the United Way of Ajax-Pickering-Uxbridge to support literacy in those Durham communities. The United Way’s donations have allowed us to continue our work in our local communities. Other funding is received from the Ministry for Training, Colleges and Universities, which is the main government body responsible for funding adult basic skills training and literacy programs in the province of Ontario.

The Council has worked with over 710 learners and delivered 56, 409 hours of direct literacy instruction since 2005. The majority of these learners were assessed at Literacy and Basic Skills level 1, which means they would be unable to read and write for simple daily tasks. The Council has succeeded in helping these individuals improve their skills and reach their goals. With a waiting list of learners and a continued need for volunteers, the Council continues to strive to make community connections and raise its profile to meet the need of the 22% of Durham residents who have severe difficulty with literacy skills.


He defined Literacy as the ability to read and write. About 17% of population is still illiterate. He finds Literacy is an interesting field to work, gives inspiring success. His team finds different challenges. One-on-one communication & dealing is done at the work place. Different types of skills are used such as Visual, Audio and Action. The average age of people coming for help is 38 yrs. 37 % are employed; 11% from Secondary school. Grade 9-11 are only 4%; Unemployed are 74%. English is the first language.


For more information, please go to


Speaker was thanked by Hilda Finnigan. She commented that Statistics are surprising.


Brad Cook talking to Dr Kris Sachdeva and to Robert Kipling

Ken Hurst, Past Pres, Rotary Club of Ajax and our Pres Linda Porritt


Meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.


IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, MAKE UP : Go online at go to the Rotary 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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