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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 October 1, 2019

        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:   Chidinma Iboanugo

O Canada: Peter Dueck                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Toast To The Queen :  Linda Porritt                                                                                         



Robbie Laroque welcomed Trish Best, Lori Perkin and Emmy Iheme our guest speakers from the Rotary Club of Oshawa.



Happy Birthday to Craig Porritt - October 3rd; Hilda Finnigan and Laura Carey - October 4th;

Happy Anniversary to Moira and Dan Pantaleo - October 7th



Janice Coupland announced plans for our Social Evening October 8th - Thanksgiving Buffet followed by Card Playing - sounds like great fun. SIGN UP TODAY .

Dave Penney reminded those who pledged $$$ to the Presidents Walk to pay at the Front Desk as soon as possible (list has been misplaced!!!) 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 - all superbowl draw tickets are out and most are sold - please turn in unsold tickets. We need all unsold tickets back in this week. Ted will sell them in Cobourg this coming week. We are assisting the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario / Western New York sell the “Big Game 54 “ lottery tickets. They are all out in the members hands. If you have any not yet sold, we could sure need them to sell NOW. 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 (if he has any left). 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.

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. WE NEED YOUR ANSWER THIS WEEK. NEED TO GET ORDERING FOOD , BEVERAGES AND SEATING , AND ALL LOGISTICS FOR THE EVENING. THANK YOU

World Polio Day @ Durham College on October 24th - register now - our October 22nd  meeting at the Golf Club is CANCELLED  Question re the two identified cases of polio in the Phillipines, these were from  the circulating polio virus found in unsanitary areas.  Government has supported increasing vaccination of children in these areas                

Sandy McDowell - announced the DEBATE on October 3rd and encouraged members to attend. 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 .

Robbie Laroque - unable to be at Front Desk on October 8th - Sue McKinnon volunteered

Pres Lennis - drew our attention to articles in the Rotarian; reminded us of the need for volunteers for "Hallowe'en in the Village"; several of our members will be attending the District Conference at that time. REMINDER:  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 5 to set up the haunted maze and other things at the Safety Village from about 9 am to 2 pm. Please volunteer and let Robbie Larocque know if you can help

ACE OF SPADES  DRAW:  Kim Boatman drew 7 of Clubs                .     



Front Door  Robbie Laroque (Sue McKinnon helping on Oct 8)

Bulletin Editor & Greeter   Hilda Finnigan

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



John Kellam - sorry to miss last week’s meeting but had a great week at the cottage with family

Linda Porritt - great get away in Prince Edward County - wine. cheese and great weather

Robert Kipling - Giant Book Sale at the Library on Bagot St.$$ to CAFE (Cdn Aid for Education);   AND  Herrongate Dinner Theatre November 8th - 8pm - $70.00 in support of CAFÉ

Ted Morrison - Thanks to those who responded to his "cry for help" at Bingo; more sad news re his flood restoration project

Emmy Iheme - glad to be here; son has new job with a Porsche dealership (what might this mean?!)

David Andrews  - welcome friends from Rotary Club of Oshawa

Bob Stewart - got advice from Al Jones re putting/won door prizes at Mens' Closing tournament

Pres. Lennis - good meeting last week;

Ted and Pres Lennis - District Grant received for "Kid's Against Hunger" project means 45,000 meals this year - mark May 2nd 2020 on your calendar

Trish Best - thanks for opportunity to speak; great program at the District Conference - Erin Davis, Amanda Lindhuot, a panel of three generals; hospitality ++ - hopes members are planning to attend   and for receiving an Award of Distinction - recognition by his peers


ROTARY MOMENT   Induction of new member John Kellam.  Shawn introduced his father to the members present, not giving away very many family secrets.  David Andrews and Ted Morrison welcomed John reviewing the Four Way Test and the impact of Rotary worldwide.  Pres. Lennis presented his pin and name tag.

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Past Pres. David Andrews welcomed and introduced our speakers from the Rotary Club of Oshawa,  Lori Perkin, Trish Best and Emmy Iheme.

These three fellow Rotarians showed a video and spoke about their week long experience in the Dominican Republic.  All three, plus several other volunteers were enthusiastic about the many projects they participated in and the work accomplished in one week. They showed the poor living conditions as well as the sense of pride when improvements were made.  Projects included water filters, latrines, lighting (solar), sanitary kits, playground equipment for schools and much, much more.  A picture is worth a thousand words - the video said it all.

Past Pres. and Director of International Service, Kris Sachdeva thanked our speakers and complimented them on the work they had done.


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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