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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 Club President Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 or our Club Past President Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963.

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:  Holger Knaack – Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Mark Chipman - Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise in Whitby, 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?


Page 2 - July 7, 2020

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING :  Tuesday, July 7, 2020

                                  Editor: Hilda Finnigan


July  8  - Happy Birthday to Kay Hurren         

July  8 – Happy Anniversary to Caroline & Robert Kipling

July 11  - Happy Anniversary to Florin & Roxana Popa

July 11  - Happy Anniversary to Colin & Elizabeth Carrie

July 17 – Happy Birthday to Linda Porritt  

July 25 – Happy Birthday to Esther Trotter

July 31 – Happy Birthday to Greg McDowell


On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Hilda Finnigan,  David Andrews, David Penny, Janice Coupland, Kris Sachdeva, Sue McKinnon, Robert Kipling,  Stanley and Chidinma Igboanugo, Sandy McDowell, Ted Morrison, Tim Dwyre, Lennis Trotter,  Bill Creamer, Bob Koski, Robbie Larocque, Ana Rejab, Linda Porritt, Devon Biddle

Guest : A friend of Dave Penney’s from one of the Burlington Rotary Clubs in District 7080

President Sue MacKinnon started the meeting at 7:02 pm  and welcomed everyone !!!

AGAIN, THANK YOU TO: our very own Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Eric Guernsey for arranging the Zoom Meeting sharing with Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority, The Durham Workforce Authority is the acknowledged provider of local workforce information and champion of workforce development initiatives unique to Durham Region. Their Mission is to produce and offer comprehensive Labour Market Information to our stakeholders, to facilitate workforce solutions by engaging community partners and employers and to encourage development and maintenance of a sustainable and dynamic workforce.. It was so nice to be able to have a whole hour for our Zoom meeting. We thank you both and hope we can continue in July.



President Sue commented on the upcoming mandate to wear masks inside public places. She added that putting things in perspective and looking for the positive will help us to better deal with the COVID situation as it evolves. She asked us to consider our current financial picture and revise our club goals and objectives that reflect how this pandemic has influenced our ability to fundraise. She is very happy that so many have volunteered for the July 18 Bottle Drive and she is hoping that the heat wave breaks in our favor. Advertising poster are available this week to hang up in stores, and businesses. Sue has them available. She is challenging all club members to come up with other fundraising ideas as we are all  "the club".



We then took 10 seconds of silence for "thought" as we move into 20/21 Rotary Year.



Ted  reminded all of us to tell our friends and neighbours to make a donation to our Rotary Cub to help fight COVID-19 right here in Oshawa and our club will match their donation. Thank you to Kim and Sandy for their excellent half page ad in the May 13 and May 20 editions of The Oshawa Express and the news article in the May 20 edition, announcing our big fundraiser to fight COVID-19 here in our community. Thank you for the news article too announcing the matching funds donation. Our Rotary Club will match dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $5,000, all money received from the public to go local community organizations to help them fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As individuals, we all can make a donation to help get to the $5,000 mark, and our club will match that.




Past President Dave Andrews: At the Rotary District 7070 Year End Celebration and District Governor Changeover on June 30, 2020, The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood was honoured with a host of awards from among the 55 Rotary Clubs in southern Ontario Canada. CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE IN OUR ROTARY CLUB. AMAZING : THREE DISTRICT AWARDS IN THE 2019-20 ROTARY YEAR. PLUS A VERY GREAT HONOUR TO ONE OF OUR MEMBERS.

The Rotary Club was awarded the Bill & Delphine Patchett PolioPlus Certificate for the highest per capita contribution to The Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Program for the previous year. They were one of three clubs to receive this award.

They also received the Oddy Robson Memorial Award (a joint partnership award with the Rotary Clubs of Bowmanville and Oshawa). The three clubs contributed the most to inter-club fellowship in the Rotary year, when they hosted their three clubs and the Rotary Club of Courtice to the District Governor's 4 Club Annual Meeting in the fall of 2019 at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. Quite a night of fun anf friendship.

In addition, the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood and the Rotary Club of Oshawa were co-recipients of the District 7070 External Public Relations Award, for their World Polio Day in Durham Region, hosting the 10 mayors and Regional Chair and the 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region, as the two Rotary Clubs partnered with Durham College and livestreamed this event to the world, on October 24, 2019, World Polio Day, from Durham College's Global Classroom.

In addition, in honour of their long time service to Rotary , here in southern Ontario Canada and all over the world, our long time member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, Devon Biddle and his wife Linda were honoured with a new award named after them, "The Devon and Biddle Annual Fund Certificate". This award honours the top three Rotary Clubs in District 7070 in southern Ontario Canada , for their highest per capita contributions to the Annual Program Fund of The Rotary Foundation. Congratulations Devon and Linda Biddle. The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is very proud of you.

Past President Lennis picked up 600 bottles from a member of the Oshawa Rotary Club who will be away on July 18. The Oshawa Club member put up a sign on his front yard and he collected 600 bottles & cans. Wow.

President Sue also noted a few more events too:

July 17, 18 and 19 – The Rotary Club of Ajax is having their virtual Ribfest at Ajax Downs. They are looking for some volunteers and also your rib order. Please let President Sue know if you can help. You place your order on line and then go and pick up your ribs. Ajax Rotary is pleased to announce Durham Region’s first drive thru Ribfest! With the Pickering Ribfest being cancelled for 2020, the Rotary Club of Ajax wanted to ensure they could still support local community organizations, so the Ajax Rotary Drive Thru Ribfest was created! All funds raised go to local charities and community organizations. The event will be held at the Ajax Downs parking lot. You will be able to select from 1 of 4 amazing Ribbers who will be on site. Place your order, pay and pick up your ribs. You can then choose from some of our other vendors such as Ontario Corn Roasters, french fries, fresh lemonade, Tiny Tim Donuts and soft ice cream. This is a Drive Thru event only so eating food will not be allowed on site. Drive home to enjoy your amazing dinner! Thanks for supporting local charities! The ribfest will run from noon to 8pm on July 17th, 18th, and 19th.. Share this event and type "shared" in the comments and your name will be entered in a draw for one of two dinners for 4! You can also be entered in another draw for one of two dinners for 4 by joining our mailing list at

Rotary District 7070 Virtual Walk for AIDS  and Community Health will take place on July 29 at 7 PM. Please register on the District 7070 Website

President Sue MacKinnon is working with Trish Best, President of the Rotary Club  of Oshawa on a joint venture fund raiser … A Bottle Drive in Oshawa for July 18. The Rotary Bottle Drives have been very successful in Bowmanville, Whtiby and Ajax over the last few weekends. More details will be coming out in the next few days, but we need volunteers to commit NOW. The more volunteers we have, the better the ratio of the profits to be split.   Please contact Sue TODAY.

Be sure to see the event on our Club’s Facebook Page and also in the posting on our Facebook Page.



Ted Morrison "Mil for Bill" campaign reached $982,200.00+ US (!,375,000 Cdn) and our District 7070 had the  highest $$ donations to Polio in Canada

Pres. Sue - travelling to Vancouver Aug. 25 to see daughter, son, and grandson

David Andrews - walking approx 3 miles every day

Bob Koski - babysitting grand puppy while daughter and family at cottage

Kris Sachdeva - condo is "cool" during this heat wave

Hilda Finnigan - will be able to see her daughter soon

Janice Coupland - spending quality time with Kris during this pandemic; enjoys seeing Rotary friends

David Penney - at cottage with three long time friends; accumulating bottles!

Robert Kipling - NO virus; now has accessible parking permit

Robbie Laroque - recognized his son's growing by replacing his youth bed!

Tim Dwyre - his 98 year old Mother is doing well

Bill Creamer - apology from this editor - didn't hear

Stanley/Chidminma Iboanugo - Polio has been irradicated  in Nigeria "Yeh"

Linda Porritt - broke her collar bone on June 15; sold 2 houses on June 25; surgery on June 27 - healing; COVID test negative

Devon Biddle - Bill Creamer is officially Treasurer; +++boxes to hand over and some more explanations!!

Lennis Trotter - spending a few days at the cottage; Parkwood Rotary is in good hands with Sue at the helm



Pres. Sue engaged us in a game of Trivial Pursuit which involved questions in four categories; Rotary, Movies, Sports and Miscellaneous.  This tested our memories and we had a few laughs.  Winner of a Rotary Mask was Dave Andrews. 

President Sue closed meeting at 7:55 pm.


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