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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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MINUTES OF MEETING :  Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Editor: Linda Porritt



There were no guests or visiting Rotarians.. 



Birthday: Pat Dyck (Jan. 18)


Rotary Grace – Linda Porritt

O Canada – led by Peter Dueck

Toast to the Queen – Ted Morrison



REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE: Ted also announced that the 2020 date for our Kids Against Hunger was going to be Sunday May 3 at the Jubilee pavilion in Lakeview Park in Oshawa.

January 18 – Grow Rotary Workshop is being held in Vaughn. Let Sue McKinnon know if you want to attend.

Bingo Saturday January 25 at the Red Barn – It is Robbie’s team.

REMINDER: Bill Patchett Birthday Celebration is Sunday Jan 19, 2020 1:00 PM –3:00 PM  Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre 930 Burnham Street Cobourg, ON Canada K9A 2X9 $10. Register online on the District 7070 website.

January 22 at 7:30 PM – Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Meeting at the Kids Safety Village.

January 28 – Our Regular Meeting. We will meet for dinner at 6 pm, not 6:30 pm. Alexander Gates Curator of Canadian Automotive Museum will give a brief talk, then we will go on the tour of the Museum at approximately 7 p.m. Spouses, children and grandchildren are welcome. Children under 12 - a chicken fingers dinner -  cost $16.00. Dave needs the final numbers for you and your guests by Jan 21 at the latest.

February 3 – Delta Bingo (Safety Village)

February 11 will be our Valentine’s Dinner at the Shrimp Cocktail. 6 PM start. Sign up sheet was passed around. Please let Janice know if you are going to attend and how many people.

Ted Morrison relayed that the number of worldwide polio cases in 2019 rose to 125.


Front Door : Kim Boatman and Sandy McDowell

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Linda Porritt

(Editor’s note: If you cannot attend, please find a replacement)



Bob Koski – King of Clubs



Sue McKinnon – Sue’s friend from Burlington called to cancel their visit after Sue had already cleaned house!

Robbie Larocque - Larry Hurren will be holidaying after March 1st, so Robbie will need Bingo volunteers for his team.

Larry Hurren – He and Kay will be travelling to Australia in March. Kay is concerned about the Aussie wild fires. Hopefully they will have had enough rain by the end of March.

Ted Morrison – GM held a raffle for the last truck off the line. They raised $117,500. The new GM President presented the proceeds to Sharon Clark, very familiar to our club, and the founder of Sharon’s Kids..



None this week

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Heather Drakes gave a very interesting craft talk. She was introduced by Stanley Igboanugo. Stanley has known Heather for 5-6 years. She is a Sergeant with the Durham Regional Police Services Auxiliary, and she has been a Teacher for 25 years.

Heather was born in London, England and came to Canada at the age of 3. Her parents were both from Caribbean islands originally. In 1971 when they came to Canada, they landed in Winnipeg – and her Dad quickly decided it was way too cold, so they headed to Toronto. Heather started Kindergarten early at age 3. She left school after Grade 12, but then completed her High School Graduation at age 30.

She became a CFO at Pitney Bowes with 200 employees reporting to her. She was downsized in the early ‘90s. Then she started volunteering at a local school, and eventually received Early Childhood Education certification from Durham College which she completed at home. Subsequently she became a teacher and has been with the Toronto Catholic School Board for 19 years. She is currently a Lead Resource and works with special needs children, both those with learning disabilities and those who are gifted. Her subjects are Math & Language for Grades 6/7/8.

Heather is also a member of Toastmasters, got her Master’s Degree in 2009, does event planning, and serves on a Committee of Adaptive Sports for the Paralympics.


Meeting Adjourned

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.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Allan Finnigan
May 20
David Mankiewicz
May 23
Spouse Birthdays
Andrew Schagen
May 12
Allan Finnigan
May 20
Robert Koski
Patti Koski
May 14
Timothy Dwyre
Ann Dwyre
May 18
John Kellam
Willie Kellam
May 20
Jun 09, 2020 7:00 PM
Back Door Mission For The Relief Of Poverty
Jun 16, 2020 7:00 PM
Durham Steelhawks - Sledge Hockey
Jun 30, 2020 7:00 PM
Spouses invited
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Upcoming Events
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 5 - Robbie -CANCELLED
Red Barn
May 30, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Board of Directors ZOOM Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Jun 03, 2020
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 2 - Hilda - CANCELLED
Red Barn
Jun 13, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 2 - Hilda - CANCELLED
Red Barn
Jun 27, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 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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