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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?


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MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING :  Tuesday, October 6, 2020


October  7  - Happy Anniversary to Dan and Moira Pantaleo

October 11 - Happy Birthday to Shawn Kellam


On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Pres. Sue McKinnon, Kris Sachdeva, Janice Coupland, Lennis Trotter, David Andrews, Ted Morrison, Robert Kipling, Tim Dwyre, David Penney, Robbie Larocque,  Al and Hilda Finnigan, Stanley Igboanugo, Bob Koski,  Bill Creamer, Linda Porritt, Colin Carrie (I may have missed a few) 5 Clubs in attendance.

Guests :  A warm Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary WELCOME to all of the members of the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Port Perry, Bowmanville and Courtice . It was a real pleasure to see everyone again, and hear about all of the great things you are doing in your local and international communities.


The Hallowe’en Haunt at The Kids Safety Village of Durham Region has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The safety of the kids is our utmost importance. The Board of Directors of the Kids Safety Village is now looking hard at whether or not we do Christmas at The Village in late November / early December. Stay tuned. Note: The Whitby and Oshawa Santa Claus Parades have already been cancelled.

OUR REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS WILLL NOT BE AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We will let you know when that may happen. As it stands right now, the Oshawa Golf Club is not hosting any outside organizations (such as ourselves) at the present time.

President Sue announced that September 30 is Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Indigenous Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected. Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on.

The 2020 Foundation Walk to raise money for the Rotary Foundation – Will NOT take place on October 18 at the Toronto Beaches boardwalk! due to the new 25  limit on outside gathering numbers imposed for COVID-19.  District 7070 was planning a smaller in-person and COVID responsible walk with 100 Rotarians to comply with existing Toronto By-laws.  Attendees were to be mainly Rotary and Rotaract Club Presidents and District Leaders.  BUT our next step is raise funds for the Rotary Foundation. This is a very important part of a walk, a virtual walk or a club walk, as District 7070 Rotary Clubs annually raise over $100K from this event for the good work of the Foundation.  The District 7070 is also encouraging clubs to hold their own walks within their communities! President Sue has organized our own walk on October 18, 1 PM  at Cullen Park. It is flat, has wide pavement that will allow for social distancing . All we have to do now is get pledges and raise funds and go on our own Walk for the Rotary Foundation.  Let’s start raising our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood funds for the Rotary Foundation Walk. It will be here in no time.

DUES ARE DUE: You have all received an invoice from our Treasurer, Bill Creamer, for the 2020-21 Rotary Dues. There are still members who have not paid. The Annual Dues will be $230.00. At the same time, you will have the option to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund of $100 and a donation to The Rotary Foundation PolioPlus Funds for $20 (or more if you wish). You will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. Please pay your dues promptly when you get your invoice, by mailing or dropping off your cheque (or cash), payable to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, to 96 King Street East, Oshawa L1H 1B6. Thank you everyone. We have already paid our semi annual invoice from Rotary International. You can send him a cheque or you can pay Bill bye-transfer. The address of the e-transfer is and the answer to the question is Oshawa.

Meals On Wheels – Volunteers Are Still Required - We need help, members. Bill and Sue have been the only ones helping so far.  Please contact Bill or Sue if you can help. This is a commitment we have as a Rotary Club to ensure the success of this very important community service. Monday is our day to volunteer.  

BULLETIN EDITORS REQUIRED: Volunteers Are Still Required NOW – We need help, members. Past President Hilda Finnigan is asking everyone in the club to volunteer for a month and write the Club Bulletin. August was looked after. Thank you, Janice Coupland and Kris Sachdeva for August. Thank you Ted Morrison for doing September. Since NO ONE else has volunteered, Janice has volunteered again to do the bueeltin in October.  (Editor’s note: It is time for more club members to step up and do your duty – volunteer) . We need editors for November 2020 through June 2021.  And it is not too late to assist Jan and take over October.  Please let Hilda Finnigan know as soon as you can.

MEMBERSHIP RELATED ZOOM SESSIONS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF OUR ROTARY CLUB -  includes a New Members Gatherings, and a Grow Rotary Workshops for all Rotarians and Rotaractors (register for the following workshops online at


New Members Gathering – 1 hour on a weekday evening – currently all slated on Zoom – what an excellent opportunity for any member, new or old, to learn more about Rotary. Everyone is welcome.

  • Wednesday, November 18, 7-8 pm

  • Thursday February 18, 7-8 pm


Grow Rotary Sessions – Approximately 90 minutes on a Saturday morning - currently all slated on Zoom – interact with Rotarians from all over the District. Get ideas and offer ideas how we can grow our club membership. A Zoom link will be sent on Friday Oct 2nd to everyone who has registered by 9 p.m. on Oct 1. Are you interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary ?  Having a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves Membership - looking after our members - new, seasoned and potential, Public Image – reaching out to our communities showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do – our Foundation.  Hear from some D7070 Clubs that are successfully Growing Rotary in the current situation.  We encourage at least 3 members from a club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy.

  • Saturday, January 23, 9:30-11:30 am 

  • Saturday, March 27, 9:30-11:30 am


Tuesday Talks - “Developing Leaders in District 7070” - with The District 7070 Leadership Development Committee - REGISTER TODAY.Our next Tuesday Talk is coming up on October 13 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Dhamay Kanthan, Chair, and her entire District 7070 Leadership Development Committee invite you to "Tuesday Talks" on October 13 from 7 PM to 8 PM, entitled, “Developing Leaders”.  Our whole club has been registered to attend. Our District Secretary will send you a Zoom link on Monday. Please let Dave Andrews know if you are NOT attending and he will cancel your registration. Come ready to learn and connect as this team charts its course to create an effective leadership framework in our district that includes engaging a younger generation in Rotary service. Developing good leaders is key to turning Rotary's vision of ‘a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change’ into reality. Leadership is about bringing clarity to where we are headed and then creating an environment where people have the freedom to be their best and can use their gifts to get there. It is always, always all about the people, not just the plan.

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members Wanted!!! – Bob Wallace is still looking for new members for the District Foundation Committee to help spend our Rotary District 7070’s money (grant money that is). See the District website (centre column) for more details.  Isn’t it time that you volunteered beyond your own Rotary Club? Just as Past District Governor Ted, Public Image Chair Dave A or Diversity Equity & Inclusion Chair Heather just how rewarding it is to help 55 Rotary Clubs right here in our area. 

Interested in becoming an Assistant Governor? ...or know someone who may be interested in this role?  We are in the process of seeking several enthusiastic, qualified Rotarians to take on the important role of AG next year.   Check out the attached document outlining the AG mandate and qualifications required - application deadline is October 1/20 and can be emailed to me.  Rotary offers "endless opportunities" and this may be one of them for you!



Our their day back is October 24 at 12:30 PM. Need to be there by 11 AM.

Note: Only 3 volunteers at the Bingos at the present time: ONE Banker. ONE front desk Sales Person and ONE U Pick Em Sales Person. WE STILL NEED ONE BANKER. Please see Hilda or sandy as soon as possible.

Volunteers Are Still Required NOW - We need help, members.  Please let Sandy know if YOU are available for future Bingos. We need to be there by 11 AM. Things are different under COVID-19. With only 2 bingo sessions a day, we may only get one bingo per month. Stay tuned.

Here is a note from the Red Barn:

As part of stage 3, upon opening, we will only be permitted 50 customers per session. This restriction, although keeps everyone safer, makes it very difficult to operate our regular bingo schedule.  Please be patient with us in this introductory phase as we anticipate opening with 2 events per day (12:30 pm and 6:45 pm) with new programs that must be geared towards smaller crowds due to the temporary capacity restrictions.  We have applied for a special request to increase the number of patrons permitted in the hall and we shall give you an update as soon as we have one.  Please know that we are working very hard towards opening and offering a product that is acceptable to you until things get back to normal.  

PLEASE NOTE: Doors will be opened at 11:30 am for our 12:30 pm session and 5:45 pm for the 6:45 pm session.

The Snack Bar will be closed until further notice but we have installed Vending Machines with Cold and Hot Beverages and Snacks for your convenience.

The health and wellness of our customers, charities, and staff are paramount.  Upon arrival, customers will be greeted by an attendant at the front entrance to ensure social distancing is adhered to.  Please note that if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath; or if you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days; or if someone you are in close contact with tested positive for Covid 19; or if you have been told to self-isolate by a medical professional or Public Health, we apologize but you will not be permitted to enter the premises.

Other Precautions in effect:

Promoting Social Distancing by managing traffic flow throughout our hall.
Customers, Staff and Charity Volunteers are asked to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet whenever possible.
Customers will be seated 6 feet from each other.
Sneeze Guards are placed at all selling stations.
Sanitizing Stations have been implemented throughout the hall.  Please use the provided hand sanitizer when entering the building and we encourage you to clean hands frequently with soap and warm water or hand sanitizer.
Regular cleaning/disinfecting of all surface areas.  Table tops and chair frames will be thoroughly cleaned/disinfected in between bingo sessions.
All staff and charity volunteers are required to wear masks or face coverings.
Customers are required wear masks or face coverings at all times while in the hall.  If you do not have your own mask one will be provided for you.
Restroom have enhanced automatic capabilities.   
Thank you and stay tuned for further details.

Red Barn Management and Staff



A joint meeting of the 10 Durham Region  Rotary Clubs live from the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham  College where we will celebrate World Polio Day with leaders from around the world. This year, it is online.

Spouses, guests and prospective members, your friends and all clubs in District 7070 and all over the world will be watching. Proclamations presentations and flag raisings from the 8 City and Region Mayors to our 10 clubs in Durham Region will also be shown by video. Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee (worldwide) will be our keynote speaker, updating everyone on Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio from this world. He will be talking LIVE with Ian Riseley, Past President Rotary International, from Australia,  and he may connect  with  PolioPlus Volunteers from around the world.  We will also see the Rotary International 2020 World Polio Day broadcast and we will livestream that too to everyone in the world. All clubs in the District are invited to watch the event.  This will be the link:

Please look for the story by Dave Andrews in End Polio Now “Rotary Voices: on the Rotary International Website:


Bulletin Editor for September 2020 is Past District Governor Ted Morrison. Thank you, Ted, for volunteering. Janice Coupland has volunteered for the second month this year, for October. Please Let Hilda know if you can do a month’s worth of bulletins as soon as possible.



President Sue and her committee are looking at having a VIRTUAL BBQ near the end of November.  This would include a meal that could be picked up or delivered. Sue has established a committee to look into it. Volunteers to help were Jan, Tim, Ana, Sue, Dave A, Dave P and Linda. Details to follow.



Details will be ready in a few days.

Cakes: $25 each. 2.8 lb holiday fruit cake in a cardboard box with a Rotary sticker. order with Ted Morrison by November 22. Pick up Nov 30

Hams: $30 each. 2 kg Black Forest ham , in the plastic bag from Brandt Meats.  order with Ted Morrison by November 15. Pick up Nov 30. Note: If COVID-19 affects the western Canada suppliers again this year, we may not be able to deliver.

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GUEST SPEAKER:  District Governor Mark Chipman

Introduced by both Assistant Governors Jay Cannings and John Burns (who also chaired our 5 Club joint meeting) , Mark has been a passionate and engaged Rotarian since 2006 and has gained a wide range of experience at both the Club and District levels.  With Whitby Sunrise, he served as Club President in 2011, Fundraising Director from 2008-11, Ribfest Director from 2013-15 and has participated in humanitarian service for club projects in Laos, Thailand and the Dominican Republic. At the District level, Mark has served as Chair of the District Conference in 2014, Rotaract Chair from 2016-2018, Assistant District Governor from 2014-16 and Chair of the District Foundation Walk this past year. He has also facilitated several workshops and breakout sessions related to fundraising and membership at District Assembly and President-Elect Training Seminar events. 

Mark has been very active in his community having served on the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee, the Brooklin Downtown Development Steering Committee, Durham Big Brothers, the 100 Men of Whitby and the RBC Run for the Kids event.

Mark started his career in urban/environment planning, however for the past 22 years has been in the Information Technology field including 18 years at RBC. He is currently an Agile Program Director for RBC’s Business Financial Services Technology & Operations group in Toronto delivering digital and online services to business clients. Mark is passionate about sports (he is always willing to talk about his beloved Leafs) and travel, having had the opportunity to visit and explore all 7 continents. 

Mark and his wife Leslie have been married for 22 years (even though Leslie works at TD Bank) and currently, live in Whitby.  Leslie has also taken a very active role in Rotary participating in sweat equity projects, fundraisers and fellowship events and in the community, as part of the Big Brothers organization and a board member at Whitby Station Gallery.

District Governor Mark talk about:

Each Club President the talked about the activities of their club since the beginning of this Rotary year  and the many activities regarding how they have been able to meet, add members, and serve the local and international community , all during COVID-19.

Joe Solway talked about the Dec 20 Feed The need Virtual Concert, asking all clubs to purchase and sell tickets and help out on the committee, if they can. It will be like a telethon, running for a few hours. People can come in and out… and there will be a link to donate. co-hosts this year are Ellis and Archer - Carolyin Ellis and Jerry Archer - the morning show team on KX96. Carolyn has been one of the hosts for our live shows. We have unbelievable talent again from across Durham: Just to name a few -- Kalista Wilson, Ugly Horse, Hunter Sheridan, Leah Daniels, Cale Crowe, Andy Earle, and an incredible gospel singer, Nicole Sinclair who for many years was the lead soloist for the Toronto Mass Choir… also a couple of local dance troops that we couldn’t have when it was live on a stage with bands… and many many more. last year the concert brought in over 14,000 dollars… that translates into 98,000 dollars worth of food… because for every dollar donated, Feed the Need can distribute 7 dollars worth of food… this year the need is particularly great… Executive Director Ben Earle tells me that the demand for food assistance has gone up by 30 percent since Covid began. we’re going to be relying on public donations and on sponsors - and I know that some of the clubs have already made a commitment to help out - thank you very much for that. If you know of anyone who’d like to be a sponsor, let me know. We can approach them or you can approach them yourselves. The levels will go from 250 to 250 hundred dollars. We’re working on a sponsorship package now which should be ready very soon . Also - if anyone has any ideas or would like to help out, please let me know. My email is . Again, the date we’re looking at is December 20th.

What an inspiring night and so proud to be a Rotarian, here in Oshawa and here in District 7070 in Ontario, Canada .

Here is a link to the Youtube video of our 5 Club Meeting, now available on the new District 7070 Youtube Channel.

Mark was thanked by Jay and John.



Oct 13 at 7 PM: Tuesday Talks. District Secretary Charles Bridle will send you a LINK.



Topic: Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Weekly Meetings on ZOOM, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Time: 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

        Oct 20, 2020 -
– No Meeting – INSTEAD - Please tune in to World Polio Day in Durham Region on Oct 22.

         Oct 27,  2020   07:00 PM

         Nov  3,  2020   07:00 PM

         Nov 10,  2020   07:00 PM

         Nov 17,  2020   07:00 PM

         Nov 24,  2020   07:00 PM


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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Allan Finnigan
May 20
David Mankiewicz
May 23
Spouse Birthdays
Allan Finnigan
May 20
Robert Koski
Patti Koski
May 14
Timothy Dwyre
Ann Dwyre
May 18
John Kellam
Willie Kellam
May 20
May 11, 2021 7:00 PM
St Vincents & Grenadines Volcano Disaster
May 18, 2021 7:00 PM
Paul Harris Awards Night - Spouses invited
May 25, 2021 7:00 PM
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion - Update to our Club
Jun 29, 2021 7:00 PM
Presidential Changeover Night - Spouses invited
Jul 06, 2021 7:00 PM
Club Assembly
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Upcoming Events
Grow Green with Rotary Fundraiser
Apr 10, 2021 10:00 AM –
Jun 30, 2021 8:30 PM
District 7070 Tuesday Talks: Peace Building
ZOOM Meeting
May 11, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
Oshawa Botanical Gardens
May 29, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 12, 2021 10:00 AM –
Jun 16, 2021 4:00 PM
District 7070 Conference - 2021
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 25, 2021 5:00 PM –
Jun 26, 2021 4:00 PM
Bike Rodeo
Mary Street Community School
Jun 26, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
District 7070 Year End Celebration
ZOOM Meeting
Jun 30, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
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Director - International Service
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