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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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         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:   Janice Coupland

O Canada:  Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen:  Dave Penney                                                                 


GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:  Welcome Jordan Etherington and Steve Rutledge (guest speaker/Rotary Club Whitby)

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES     Happy Birthday to Robert Kipling on June 7th ?!?Celebration later



Sandy McDowell gave an update of our Bingo - new time/new teams beginning July - more to follow; also Bingo to support KSV will begin in the fall, help will be needed but will share with Lions and past Optimists.  Allan Finnigan asked the effect of this on our current loan to the Village (answer unknown at this time)

Bingo Team Captain Robbie requested help for Saturday June 8 - some members volunteered

Past President Hilda Finnigan: It is that time of year again when we are looking for volunteers to work the registration desk and be a greeter and write the bulletin, during our summer months of July and August. If everyone signs up for one week at a time, the summer will be covered. A little work by all of us sure lightens the work load for a few of us. Don’t let Rotary burnout happen to any of our members. Give them a hand.  A Sign Up Sheet is going around.

Past Pres Dave Andrews –

June 11 Rotary Meeting: BBQ Outside On The Patio at The Oshawa Golf Club.    Dress casually and wear soft soled shoes. Bring your putter.  Speaker : A putting lesson on the practice putting green at The Oshawa Golf Club. Our very own Mike McLaren will talk to us and then give us a putting lesson. Bring your putter. If you have a golfing friend, this would be a great time to invite them to a Rotary meeting.  Let Dave Andrews know by Sunday night if you are bringing a guest.  Regular cost of $22.00 per person.

It sure looks like the 2019 Rotary Convention is a great success. Be sure to check the Rotary International Facebook page, our District 7070 Facebook page and the Rotary International website for daily updates on the happenings at the Rotary International Convention June 1 – 5.Remember, You can register for the 2020 RI Convention in Honolulu if you go online to the from June 1 thru 5 and SAVE.

The 2018-19 Board of Directors meets at 5 PM on June 18.

REMINDER: There is a meeting on June June 25 meeting of the2019-20 Rotary Board of Directors at 5 PM. Note: President Lennis has asked that  the 2019-20 Board have their committees in place by June 18 and forwarded to Dave Andrews so he can put them into the spreadsheet for all of the Board to review. Attention to Club members: If you want to be on a certain committee next year (July 1 thru June 30), please get in touch with Lennis or the Director. A list of next year’s Board is on the Club website.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa is having a Lobsterfest on June 27 at Simcoe Street United Church . Cost is $60 per person. Our very own Keith Ratchford is one of the cooks (and he is very good). Be sure to contact any member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa for tickets. Al Densham is in charge.

Be sure to register for the Rotary District 7070 Conference, JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa.             1050 Paignton House Rd., Minett, Ontario.  Here are some details.   NOTE: Register for the Conference before March 15 and save $50. Book your room at the  fantastic rate of $135 per night. (this rate is good for the entire week (Oct 21 thru Oct 28).   

Kris Sachdeva not so good news re our friend and former member and Past President, Madhu Hampole in hospital with serlous infection involving his heart valve. Prayers for him and his family

.DUTY ROSTER:   FOR  June:     Front Desk  Stanley Igboanugo    Bulletin Editor AND Greeter Hilda Finnigan

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



Winner: Hilda Finnigan drew the 7 of clubs;  won two tubes of tooth paste, compliments of Dr. Larry Hurren.



Charter President and Honourary Member Terry Giles Happy to be with us again tonight

Al Finnigan sorry he had to buy beer for Mike McLaren but sure enjoyed golfing in the rain!!

Mike McLaren sorry Al is still up 3 games to 2

Bob Stewart pleased his daughters' bridal shower was so successful but waits in trepidation for the bill! also encountering ++ problems with rental in Florida for this winter bumped out due to selling, cancellation, now trying Fort Myers

Larry Hurren ++$$ - soon will be on summer sabbatical at the cottage; happy the Raptors are doing so well, has high expectations, planning full retirement and will be going to Australia / New Zealand 6 wks vacation

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GUEST SPEAKER:  Kris Sachdeva introduced Steve Rutledge who is well known to our club.

Steve brought us up to date on his signature project "Adopt a Village in Laos" and in particular, providing safe water for families which of course improves their health and therefore their ability to work, attend school, etc. 

This year there was ++ damage due to bad weather, dams needed repair (no dam, no water) and filters which last 10-12 years had to be replaced. 

He showed a 10th Anniversary Slide Show, which highlighted the dams, filters and people involved in putting these in place.  This year’s friends and one student were lost due to illness or injury. This is always very sad and difficult.

Steve thanks Rotary Club across Canada- Lunenburg to White Rock for their support.  To date they have provided 35 villages (over 20,000 people) with water filters.  One filter provides for a family of 8.  One member of each family must take a "hygiene course" and be responsible for ensuring the filter is cleaned properly. 

Each filter costs approx. $125 Cdn.

Steve welcomes anyone who wishes to visit him when he is in Laos,(Feb 2020)  but needs to know early fall to arrange transport, etc.

Thanked By:  David Mankiewicz who commended Steve for his continuing work on this project


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.

Oct 15, 2019
Annual UPDATE of DRPS in Durham Region to our Rotary Cub
Oct 22, 2019
See You All at " World Polio Day in Durham Region" on Oct 24 at Durham College
Oct 29, 2019
Nov 05, 2019
Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 12, 2019
Update to our Club on Fire Services in Oshawa
Nov 19, 2019
Nov 26, 2019
Rotary Foundation Month
Dec 03, 2019
Holiday Party - Spouses Invited
Dec 10, 2019
Holiday Party - Spouses Invited
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Upcoming Events
Oct 12, 2019 11:00 AM –
Nov 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
Red Barn
Oct 12, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Oshawa Media Debate 2019 on Rogers TV Durham
Oct 12, 2019 7:00 PM –
Oct 18, 2019 9:00 AM
Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Meeting
Kids Safety Village
Oct 16, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Set up for Halloween at the Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Oct 18, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
END POLIO NOW Flag Raising at Region of Durham
Region of Durham Headquarters
Oct 21, 2019
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
END POLIO NOW Flag Raising at Oshawa City Hall
Oshawa City Hall
Oct 22, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
World Polio Day 2019 in Durham Region
Durham College
Oct 24, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Halloween Haunt at the Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Oct 25, 2019 5:00 PM –
Oct 26, 2019 9:00 PM
Rotary District 7070 Conference
J W Mariott Rosseau Resort and Spa
Oct 25, 2019 5:00 PM –
Oct 27, 2019 2:00 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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