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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, August 25, 2020

                                      Bulletin Editor: Janice Coupland



August 27th Devon’s Birthday

August 29th Linda and Craig Anniversary

August 31st Dave Andrews Birthday


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, Heather Drakes,  Ana Rejab, Linda Porritt, Hilda Finnigan, Chidinma Igboanugo, Bob Koski, Colin Carrie, David Mankiewicz

Guest : None tonight

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 MacKinnon welcomed everyone !!!



Pres. Sue opened our meeting with 10 seconds of reflection and asked us to think about the great country we live in..



From District Governor Mark Chipman:

2020 Foundation Walk to raise money for the Rotary Foundation - October 18 at the Toronto Beaches boardwalk!  We are planning a smaller in-person and COVID responsible walk with 100 Rotarians to comply with existing Toronto By-laws.  Attendees will be mainly Rotary and Rotaract Presidents and District reps.  This will be important date as we regularly raise over $100K from this event for the good work of the Foundation.  We are also encouraging clubs to hold their own walks within their communities! Stay tuned for more details!  

REMINDER: Treasurer Bill Creamer: DUES ARE DUE. Very soon, you will receive an invoice from our Treasurer for the 2020-21 Rotary Dues. 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 received our invoice from Rotary International.

REMINDER: Meals On Wheels – 2 Volunteers Are Still Required - President is on vacation for a few weeks coming up . We need 2 volunteers. Please see President Sue so that our Rotary Club can fulfill our commitment to this very important community service. Jan has volunteered to help Bill Creamer for Monday August 31st 2020. The following Monday is a holiday so no meals on wheels will be done

REMINDER: BULLETIN EDITORS REQUIRED: Past President Hilda Finnigan is asking everyone in the club to volunteer for a month and write the Club Bulletin. August is looked after. Thank you, Jan and Kris. We need editors for October 2020 through June 2021 . Thank yo to Ted Morrison for being our Bulletin Editor for September 2020. Please let Hilda know as soon as you can.

REMINDER: September 2, 2020 – Board of Directors Meeting 7 PM on ZOOM

REMINERS: Upcoming Membership related Zoom sessions - 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 to learn more about Rotary

  • Wednesday, November 18, 7-8 pm

  • Thursday February 18, 7-8 pm

Grow Rotary Sessions – 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 membership.

  • Saturday, October 3, 9:30-11:30 am  - Register here!

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

  • Saturday, March 27, 9:30-11:30 am

REMINDER: District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members Wanted!!! - we are looking for new members for the District Foundation Committee to make a difference - have a look at the attachment for further details and pass on to your club members. 

REMINDER: 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!

REMINDER: Community Bottle and Food Drive, September 26/20.  Are you ready for some fun and community engagement?  Join clubs across the District as we hold a Community Bottle and Food Drive on Saturday September 26.  This will be an opportunity to promote the great work and “endless opportunities” of Rotary from Etobicoke to Picton and Belleville and north to Alliston and Newmarket.  Each club will be responsible for the details and logistics of their event; the District will help promote on social media. Don’t forget to tag @rotary7070 and #rotary7070 on your own Club social media posts. Attached is a template to use to market the event – there are spaces on the template to add your club name, event date and location drop-offs.  Let’s make this happen!!!!




Some changes are coming due to COVID-19 restrictions

  • Members will need to inform David Andrews if they are not coming to a meeting just as before (by the Sunday evening prior to the Tuesday meeting). Note: We will need 100% of the members on board with this.

  • A combination of in person plus zoom does not look promising unless we can get a minimum of 20 members attending each meeting, in person at the Golf Club.



Our first day back is August 29 at 12:30 PM. Need to be there by 11 AM. Things are different under COVID-19. With only 2 bingo sessions a day, we may inly get one bingo per month. Stay tuned. Sandy is looking for 3 ONLY volunteers. I believe that we have Lennis, Ted and Sharron, (and Dave A for one hour), We could use one more. Sandy will be the banker. Please let Sandy know as soon as you can.

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


NOTE: Our second day back is Sept 26 at 12:30 PM. Need to be there by 11 AM. We need 3 people only: ONE Banker. ONE front desk Sales Person and ONE U Pick Em Sales Person. Please let Sandy know if YOU are available.

ST VINCENT’S KITCHEN REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS: St Vincents Kitchen was asking for 15 Volunteers FOR ONE NIGHT TO DO THE FOOD AND SERVE . President Sue thought that it would be difficult to get 15 volunteers from our club so she declined the request, at this time.

KIDS SAFETY VILLAGE UPDATE: Past President Lennis Trotter: At this point, is having their Halloween Event October 30 and 31st. There will be one volunteer per 10 children…when the numbers are at maximum there will be no one entering after that.  Sarah knows Eventbrite very well and will be putting the event details together. The Committee and Board will decide definitely, at their next meeting on Sept 28 at 5 PM at the Kids Safety Village.


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 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 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)  and he may connect  with  PolioPlus Volunteers from around the world.  We will also see the Rotary International  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:


ROTARY FOUNDATION BENEFACTOR PROGRAM: Heather is going to be a Benefactor for Rotary $1,000 US. Thank you Heather.

HOLIDAYS FOR PRESIDENT SUE:  President Sue will be on holidays for 2 weeks. Have a very nice family holiday.

AFRICA IS POLIO FREE ON AUGUST 25, 2020: Past District Governor Ted Morrison wanted to let everyone know of the big announcement this week. A letter went to all Rotarians from Rotary President Holger Knaack and Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation. If you get the chance, please watch  Rotary International President Holger Knaack and Nigeria National PolioPlus Chair Dr. Tunji Funsho congratulate Rotarians on eradicating wild polio in the African RegionWatch here.



Robbie - Sadly, my oldest sister's son passed away a few weeks ago. On this past Saturday, Terri Lynn and I attended a celebration of Life for my nephew. Terri Lynn and I purchased a Water Filter through Steve Rutledge in memory of my nephew. My sister was taken by our unique way in which we were able to celebrate and offer a legacy for our nephew by helping a family in Laos have clean water for many years to come.

Heather – I am not pregnant and I will be starting back with DRPS so I will not be at the 1st and 2nd meetings of the month. I have been selected to be on the DRPS Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Robert and Caroline had a COVID test – came back negative!

David Mankiewicz received the Dignity Memorial Century Club Honours Award of achieving a high score for customer service with a JD Powers rating for 2019 of 958/1000 points for 2019. As well as serving one of the the highest number of families served in Canada

Ana – children are going back to school


Bulletin Editor for August 2020 is Janice Coupland. Thank you, Janice, for volunteering.

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GUEST SPEAKER:  Our Club’s Board of Directors Reports to the Club



It was a nice Zoom meeting in which Directors' of each Committee laid out their goals for the 2020--2021

For the International Committee we plan to

1  Continue Laos project with Steve Rutledge

2  Water project in Kenya with Richard Mewhinney

3  Re evaluation of Operation eyesight

4  Continue supporting Shelter box

5  Continue with GLP (Guatemala Literacy Project.

6 Show our club the Video presentation of our Humanitarian Ganguli Project




PUBLIC IMAGE: Hilda Finnigan


1.Strive to obtain the 2020-21 Rotary Citation by trying to reach some of the following goals:

  • Write media releases and send to the local media and also post on to our social media accounts, successful club projects and events, with details about activities, volunteer hours, and funds raised

  • Use all of Rotary’s official promotional materials available in the Brand Center to promote Rotary in our community

    2. Club Website, Club Facebook Page, Club Twitter, Instagram Accounts  keep updated with stories, site pages, events, bulletins, speakers, photos, etc  4 times a month. Look into creating a Club LinkedIn account and posting at

        the same rate.

    3. Maintain strong relationship with The Oshawa Express – Continue to work closely with The Oshawa Express to secure news articles for their monthly Rotary half page, on the same no charge basis as last year, thanks to Sandy

        and Kim.

    4. Update Club brochure and print sufficient copies to give out a special events,  and to prospective members.

    5. Revise business card, and ask members who needs more? Work with  Accuprint in Oshawa. Use the Brand Center for consistent Rotary “look”.

    6. Create an action plan to help our club members answer each of the following  questions in no more than 25 words:

  1. What is Rotary?

  2. Who are Rotarians?

  3. What does Rotary do?

Committee Members:

Director: Hilda Finnigan

Chair:   Dave Andrews

Vice Chair:  Heather Drakes

Members:  Sandy McDowell, Janice Coupland, Linda Porritt, Bob Elliott, Stanley Igboanugo, Ted Morrison, Bob Koski

And Eric Guernsey

Public relations informs communities around the world that Rotary is a credible organization that meets real needs.

It is the responsibility of every Rotarian in our club to tell their story and to spread the good word about Rotary and our Rotary Club.

When a Rotary club has a positive public image, current members

are motivated to be active and prospective members are eager to join.

Our Role: Our role is to develop a plan and carry out ways to provide the public with information about Rotary and to promote our club’s service projects and activities.




Committee Members : Ted Morrison – Chair; Members: Dave Andrews, Devon Biddle, Pat Dyck, David Mankiewicz, Kris Sachdeva, Lennis Trotter, David Penney -- Director

Goals 2020-2021

Contributions to TRF:

  • Annual Fund -- $1500

  • Polio Fund     -- $1500

  • $100 CAD times the number of club members (preferably the maximum membership during the year) to Annual Fund

  • One additional Benefactor

  • Foundation committee members will look for and promote an opportunity for a Global Grant keeping in mind that the club will need to have matching funding available.



Youth Services: Chair – Chidinma Igboanugo

Committee Members: Stanley Igboanugo, Dave Penney, Larry Hurren, Dan Pantaleo

Chidima will get an update from Kim Boatman before we meet together

Community Services: Chair – Heather Drakes

Committee Members: Ana Rejab, Dave Mankiewicz, Linda Porritt, Bob Koski, Tim Dwyre, Robert Kipling, Sue McKinnon, Krishan Sachdeva, Robbie Larocque

Community and Youth will be starting to join in their meetings together the first part of September

Projects that we have been assisting:

  • The Krinkle Project

  • Feed the Need Durham – donated over the Covid crisis and are working towards a virtual event in December with Joe Solway

  • Participation House – no buffet or Christmas party this year due to Covid we will be purchasing Christmas gifts instead

  • Lakeridge Oshawa Foundation – one Smart Pump $5,000

  • Janice has approached Peter Bocking Whitby Sunrise and Michael Adams – Oshawa to see if we can go in together to purchase more pumps

  • Ontario Shores

  • YWCA

  • Kids Safety Village

  • R. S. McLaughlin Gallery

  • Mary Street School

  • Reconnecting with Partners in Service – Sue and Janice to speak to Debbie Morgan after Sue returns from holidays

  • Back Door Mission

$1,800 remaining from the COVID-19 match with the Public – Sue would like us to consider: Penney Family (Partners in Service) $400; Krinkle Project - $400; Back Door Mission - $500; Feed the Need - $500 Email will go out to the Committee and then the Board for approval

Community and Youth Service Committees will be meeting to discuss other organizations and volunteering at events if possible



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

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

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        Sept  1, 2020   07:00 PM

        Sept  8, 2020   07:00 PM

        Sept 15, 2020   07:00 PM

        Sept 22, 2020   07:00 PM

        Sept 29, 2020   07:00 PM


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Are YOU a proud Rotarian and share your Favourite Rotary Moment.  I challenge each of you and your members to submit your favourite moment and have it posted on Rotary 7070 social media.  Please email a photo along with the following text to

ROTARIAN: (your name)
MEMBER SINCE: (year you joined Rotary)
A FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT: (brief outline of your moment…just a couple of sentences)
PERSONAL OUTCOME: (why this was a highlight to you. Ex: how did it make you feel, what positive outcome came from this.)

Let’s tell the world what we love about Rotary and why we are Rotarians!  I know Courtney and Thiva have some great stories to share!


​​​​​​​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.

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Member Birthdays
Eric Guernsey
January 7
Patricia Dyck
January 18
Myles Fisher
January 27
Timothy Dwyre
January 28
Spouse Birthdays
Margaret Nason
January 10
Rhonda Stewart
January 12
Patti Koski
January 21
Ann Dwyre
January 25
Jan 19, 2021 6:30 PM
Durham Steelhawks - Sledge Hockey
Jan 26, 2021 6:30 PM
Toastmasters International
Feb 02, 2021 7:00 PM
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Rotary Bottle Drive in Oshawa
Oshawa Centre - near Old Sears Store, Stevenson & King
Jan 30, 2021
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
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