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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 September 3, 20

Editor: Bob Stewart


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:   Sue MacKinnon

O Canada: Dave Andrews

Toast To The Queen :  Terry Giles                                                                                           


GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS: Happy to have Bill Creamer with us again this evening and a special welcome to our guest speaker Amanda MacDonald, Executive Director of the Downtown Oshawa Business Improvement Area

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES:  Happy Anniversary to Kim and Richard Boatman on September 6 and to Devon and Linda Biddle on September 9


Vice President Sue MacKinnon – Tickets are available and they are selling for the September 15 Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood First Annual Fashion Show – RUNWAY FOR ROTARY, from 1 to 4 PM, at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. This is a non alcohol event. Food is coming from 3 fine restaurants (Chatterpaul’s, Bella Note, and Shrimp Cocktail), and desserts from The Bakers Table, and even some foods from We Grow Food, our speakers  a few weeks ago. There will be door prizes, gift card with 20% off from the two fashion sponsors, and a jewellery gift from Tina Lee for each person too. Fantastic music by DJ Concepts. The runway will consist of 8 female and 2 male models wearing fall fashions from Laura and Verona Suits.  Tickets are $50 per person and available from Dave Andrews. Payable by cash, cheque or credit card. The first 50 are already out being sold by the committee. NOTE: PLEASE TURN IN ALL OF YOUR MONEY ON SEPTEMBER 10 AT THE LATEST.   

Rotary Foundation Director David Penney – We have at least 10 walkers walking in the September 8 District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk but anyone can contribute to The Rotary Foundation anytime. Ted Handed out pledge forms and asked everyone to indicate: YES they are coming or NO they are not coming, and if they are coming, how many guests. If you are coming and even if you are not coming, please pledge and donate to The Rotary Foundation. District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk – 8:30 AM to 2 PM – Humber College (Lakeshore Campus), 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto.  Join fellow Rotarians with friends and family for the annual District 7070 walk in support of the Rotary Foundation.  To REGISTER  and view all of the Foundation Walk details, please click HERE.  Be sure to check out this page too for even more details. You can plan your fundraising ahead.  Individual pledge forms can be downloaded by clicking on the pledge form link.  And remember our goal of A MILL FOR BILL. Please co-ordinate all club pledges with your club delegate for the foundation walk.  Clubs should submit one cheque per club directly to Rotary Foundation: Rotary Foundation (Canada), c/o 911600, PO Box 4090 STN A, Toronto, ON M5W 0E9.

REMINDER: for every Dollar that you personally donate, anytime during this Rotary year, to the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund, our Rotary Club will match that amount to a maximum of $3,200 USD. Remember our goal “ A Mill for Bill”.

David Andrews - October 24 – World Polio Day – Please REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU CAN. SIGN THE LIST OR SEND DAVE AN EMAIL TODAY. THE EVENT: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm -  joint meeting of Durham Region Rotary Clubs in 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.   Cash bar and  sandwiches will be served. Cost ($30.00) per person (a portion will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradication Initiative and will credited to your next Paul Harris Fellow.) Spouses, guests and prospective members and all clubs in District 7070 are invited. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and we will also livestream our event live to Rotary Clubs and to Universities and colleges worldwide.  All clubs in the District are invited. Proclamations from City and Region to our clubs. Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee (worldwide) will be our keynote speaker and he will connect with Dr. Tunji Funsho, chairman of Rotary's Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee and others from around the world . REGISTER TODAY. There will be others speaking too about their experiences with polio in their countries.

David Andrews: Sept 24 - District Governor Beth Selby’s Official Visit to the Rotary Cubs of Oshawa, Bowmanville, Courtice and Oshawa-Parkwood is at the Oshawa Golf Club at 6:30 pm SHARP. Fellowship half hour from 6 to 6: 30 pm. DG Beth will meet with the Board of Directors at 5:00 pm . Register with Dave as soon as you can. Is your spouse or a guest coming? We need your commitment by Sept 17 at the very latest.

David Andrews - October 3 – Canada Votes 2019 Debate of the Federal Oshawa Riding Candidates conducted by the Media of Oshawa,  at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. 6 PM to 7 PM – fellowship hour ; 7 PM to 8 PM Candidates Debate; 8 to 8:30 PM – Candidates available to answer your questions. Admission: No charge . Cash Bar available. Members of the two Rotary Clubs in Oshawa (and their guests) and members of the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club (and their guests) are invited. Debate will be broadcast live by Rogers TV Oshawa. Seating is limited to approx. 100 guests. To reserve your seat, please email Dave Andrews at . Debate will be October 3 at the golf club.

Dave announced that we are assisting the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario / Western New York sell the “Big Game 54 “ lottery tickets. They are available Every Week. The selling price is the same as last year- 5 tickets for $20. The prizes remain the same. First prize has 2 tickets to the Big Game 54 in Miami on Feb 2, 2020 PLUS 4 nights accommodation in Miami PLUS $1,000 US. The second prize is $1,000 US, the third prize is $500 US, the fourth prize is $300 US, and the fifth prize is $200 US. All tickets must be sold by mid November. NO EXCEPTIONS. Get your tickets from Dave. Sell, sell, sell - $1.00 from each ticket sold goes to our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. There are only a few hundred not yet out.

REMINDER: Sue McKinnon - Volunteers needed for Hallowe'en and Christmas events at the Kids Safety Village: HALLOWE’EN HAUNT AT THE KIDS’ SAFETY VILLAGE: October 25 and 26 at the Kids Safety Village from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kids Safety Village, 1129 Athol St., Whitby. This is an S.O.S to our club members: many of our club members will be at the Rotary District Conference at the same time. We will need about 8 volunteers from our Rotary Club on both nights (if you are not  going to the District Conference). AND we will need at least 6 volunteers to help on Saturday Oct 18 (date and time to be confirmed) to set up the haunted maze and other things at the Safety Village from about 9 am to 2 pm. Please volunteer and let Sue know you can help.  More details will follow when we can confirm the exact time and date of the set up.

Hilda Finnigan – Asked for volunteers to sign up sheet for Front Desk and Bulletin duties (on a monthly term) for the balance of this Rotary Year (Sept 2019  thru June 2020). The sign up sheet was passed around - please choose a month that will work for you and help out the Club (write the bulletin and/or work the front registration desk). We still have openings and need your help. Please let Hilda know as soon as you can. There are lots of volunteers who will teach you the “how to’s” for each duty. Thank you.

Pres Lennis: Sept 24 - District Governor Beth Selby’s Official Visit to the Rotary Cubs of Oshawa, Bowmanville and Oshawa-Parkwood is t the Oshawa Golf Club at 6:30 pm SHARP. Fellowship half hour from 6 to 6: 30 pm. DG Beth will meet with the Board of Directors at 5:00 pm

Pres Lennis: Oct 5 an new  Membership Academy is available to all Rotarians in District 7070 in Cobourg. Details are on the District Website: The Grow Rotary Academy. Please sign up today online on the District 7070 website under the October 5 event. Space will be limited.

REMINDER from Treasurer Devon Biddle – Club dues are due. We will be ready at the Front Desk next week to take your money (Annual Dues are $210 and as an option, you may wish to contribute to The Rotary Foundation (perhaps $100 – just a suggestion ) and to the Polio Fund (perhaps $20 – just a suggestion). Donations to the Rotary Foundation will be registered towards your next Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Award level. Thank you.


ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:  Conducted by Our Sargant At Arms Ted Morrison

Winner:     Pat Dyck         Card Drawn: 6 of Clubs.    The pot begins to grow again.      



Front Door   Hilda Finnigan

Bulletin Editor/Greeter  Bob Stewart


(Editor’s note: If you cannot be there; please find a replacement)



Hilda – 3 grandkids first day of school

Mike – spent $ 40,000 on back yard but won 2 airline tickets at Golf Tournaments – he’s obviously a great golfer

Dan – 10 hours with mom in Emergency Ward

Robbie – kids starting school

Dave – welcome back Larry from Cottage

Larry – ecstatic to be finished with summer



From Your Editor: Food received another 2 Thumbs up Review

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GUEST SPEAKER  : Amanda MacDonald, Executive Director of the Downtown Oshawa Business Impriovement Area

Introducer: Stellarly by Larry Hurren

Amanda grew up in Hampton and Oshawa. She gave a very lively talk. Currently Executive Director of the Downtown Oshawa Business Improvement Area. Starting ‘Welcoming Streets’ initiative to help make the City a pleasure to visit and shop. Will pay one year’s rent for one qualifying new business as an attraction to set up business in Oshawa. Currently 70 Restaurants in downtown core thanks in part to College and University students.

Downtown Oshawa is the thriving epicentre of our city. From arts & entertainment, dining and accommodations, retail and services, we are evolving into a vibrant place to live, work, play and shop. Boasting two fully accessible hotels, a convention centre, the Tribute Communities Centre, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, the Canadian Automotive Museum, and so much more, we offer something for everyone. We continue to see residential growth with the recent addition of 200+ units and construction of many more, already underway. Downtown Oshawa is a safe, family-friendly, economic hub of our city and we welcome you to come explore all it has to offer.

What is a BIA?

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of commercial property owners and tenants within a defined geographic area who join together, with official approval of the City, in a self-help program aimed at stimulating local business. The BIA works in partnership with the City to create thriving, competitive, and safe business areas that attract shoppers, diners, tourists, and new businesses. There are over 300 BIAs in Ontario, representing over 60,000 local businesses. Read more about the history and role of BIA’s in this handbook written by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Generally the BIA arises from the businesses in the area wanting to increase the positive energy and experience of the downtown. Members look to the BIA to focus on the promotion, beautification, safety on the streets, establishing awareness of events as well as liaising with the City and other community partners, which in turn establishes and animates the local community.

The BIA also provides a significant contribution to the Downtown by acting as an advocate for its members and by promoting new programs and changes that will assist the members. This ranges from who to contact about an issue in the downtown, working with the City on their initiatives - such as pilot projects to improve the streetscape. The commitment to its members, the City and the residents of Oshawa will ensure that downtown continues to be active, safe and a destination of choice

Here is a link to their website:

Here is a link to their Facebook Page:

Amanda was thanked stellarly by David Penney



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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Her Classification - Craft Talk
Mar 10, 2020 6:00 PM
Our Club St Patrick's Day Party
Mar 17, 2020 6:00 PM
Club Forum - Update of Activities to our members Plus Member Q and A
Mar 24, 2020 6:00 PM
Water First
Mar 31, 2020 6:00 PM
His Craft Talk
Apr 07, 2020 6:00 PM
Renewing your license for those over 80
Apr 14, 2020 6:00 PM
Her Annual Address to our Rotary Club - Update on What's Happening at Queen's Park
Apr 21, 2020 6:00 PM
Durham Regional Police Annual Update to the Partners - SPOUSES NIGHT
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Upcoming Events
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 3 - Janice
Red Barn
Feb 29, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Mar 03, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 4 - Sue
Red Barn
Mar 14, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 4 - Sue
Red Barn
Mar 28, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Apr 07, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Easter Eggstravaganza - Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Apr 11, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 1 - Ted
Red Barn
Apr 11, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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