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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: Barry Rassin – Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Mary Lou Harrison - Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Roger Tessier – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, 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 July 31, 2018


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: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen:  Lennis Trotter

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS: A warm Rotary welcome to our guest speaker Dr Colin Carrie and his manager of Constituent Services and News Media Eric Guernsey. And a very warm welcome to Phoebe Gonahasa who is interested in Rotary .

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES Happy Birthday to Greg McDowell tonight on July 31 and Happy Anniversasry on August 3 to Larry and Kay Hurren.


Past Pres Dave Andrews Rotary District 7070 Friendship Day at Parkwood Estate September 8 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm with optional tours planned afterward. Mike McGovern, Chair of Rotary International's PolioPlus Program is our guest speaker, at our luncheon, who will provide the very latest on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio. Cost $75.00 per person, with a portion of the ticket price going to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and will be credited to your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. There will be a luncheon and a cash bar on the grounds at Parkwood. Please register here and please register as soon as possible. There is a massive amount of planning being by the Committee (Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood) and tickets sales will start to pick up as the Committee gets around to all clubs in the District in the next few weeks. Don't be left out. Spouses, guests, and prospective member are most welcome. We will be asking for Rotary volunteers to go around to our neighbouring clubs to donepropmte this event during August. Please say YES when you are asked.

Past Pres Dave AndrewsWorld Polio Day 2018 will be held right on the date, Wednesday October 24, 2018 at Durham College in the new Global Classroom of the new Centre for Collaborative Education. We will cancel our regular weekly meeting on Tuesday October 23 and urge everyone to attend this grand event. Please register at the District  next Paul Harris Fellow. your for the event will be $25 with a portion of the ticket price going to the Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus Program and will be credited to The cost as soon as possible. register as soon as you can. All of the Clubs in Durham Region have been invited and urged to WebsiteHors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. There will be a fellowship time from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm followed by a welcome from Durham College and Rotary District Governor Mary Lou Harrison. At 5:45 pm we will feed in the live stream Rotary Polio Program, live from Philadelphia this year from 6 to 6:45 pm . We will continue broadcasting live from Oshawa and the two Rotary Club Presidents from Oshawa will receive their Proclamations from the Mayor of Oshawa, and the 10 Rotary Club Presidents and District Governor Mary Lou Harrison will receive their Proclamations from the Chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham. Dr. Bob Scott, the immdeiate Past Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee will bring us up to date and hoepfully , bring in some of his associates from the Polio stricken countries , again, live. Questions and answers will follow and then an after party, finishing at 9 pm. The entire event will be available , by computer , through a URL for any Rotary Club to view. In addition, the broadcast will be sent live all over the world to the colleges and universities on the Durham College Global Classroom network.

Past Pres Hilda FinniganAug 11 is our Rotary BBQ at the home of Robert and Caroline Kipling. 2 pm to about 7 pm. There is a sign up list going around. Be sure to get on that list. Cost is $15 per couple for a BBQ steak (if you prefer chicken, please indicate). Also you will be asked to bring salads or desserts, etc.

Kim Boatman has asked anyone who is interested in serving on the Community and Vocational Service Committee to let Kim know, with an email, as soon as you can. There will be a Committee meeting on August 21 at 5:15 pm. Kim hopes that last year's Community and Vocational Service Committee members ( Janice Coupland as Chair, also Sonya, Sandy, Sue, Chidinma, Hilda , Kris, Robbie, Robert Kipling, Myles and Tim) will stay on for another year. Please confirm with Kim as soon as you can.

Kim Boatman – announced that there will be a Youth Services Committee meeting on August 14 starting at 5:15 pm. If you are interested in joining this committee, please send Sonya or Kim an email as soon as possible. Kim and Sonya hope that last year's Youth Services Committee member ( Chidinma, Pat, David Penney, David Mankiewicz, and Lennis) will stay on for another year. Please confirm with Kim and Sonya as soon as you can.

Past DG Ted Morrison – Read a very nice thank you card from Jack and Carol Freethy of the El Cerrito Rotary Club (located about 10 minutes north of downtown Oakland, California .

They really enjoyed their stay in Toronto and the warm Canadian hospitality, especially at our Home Hospitality at Parkwood. They actually gave their report to their club, which meets at the Berkley Country Club , as speakers, on July 26, on their time at the Rotary International Convention.

Past Pres Lennis TrotterRotary Club branded hats only 2 left for sale - $20 each. Perfect for our Rotary projects and outing. Tell everyone YOU are a member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. If you desire to purchase clothing with our Rotary Club branding, please see Lennis.

Past Pres Lennis Trotter – Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Meeting on Aug 13 at the Village at 5:30 pm

Past Pres Lennis Trotter – met with Devon Biddle last week and they are putting together the Ways and Means for Fundraising Committee with the goal to raise more funds for our projects. They are looking at having the Chairs of the existing Fundraising Projects serve on this committee, as a starting point.

Past Pres Lennis TrotterSept 22 is the Kids Safety Village Grand Re-opening, from 10:30 to about 2 pm. We would like as many Rotarians out as possible to our signature project's big event of the year.

Past President Robbie – His Bingo team is on duty this Saturday at the Red Barn from 4:30 to after 10 pm.


REMINDER: Pres Linda – announced that there will be a Free Swim Hosted by Rotary Club of Oshawa on August 2, 2018 at Rotary Park, Oshawa (Corner of Center St. and Gibb St.) 1:30 to 4:30. Come join in the free swim and free BBQ (hamburgers/hot dogs while supplies last).

REMINDER: Pres Linda said there are lots of events and important dates, all in our weekly calendar and on the club and District Websites. Here are just a few for you to consider helping your fellow Rotarians: August 18-20 Oshawa Ribfest; Aug 20 – Brighton Corn Roast and BBQ; Sept 8 – District 7070 Friendship Day in Oshawa

REMINDER: Treasurer Devon Biddle announced that our annual club dues invoice will be sent to us by email. $210 for the year (may be paid now or one half now and one half Jan 1, 2019). On the invoice , there will be a voluntary contribution of $100 for the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and $20 for Polio Eradication, if you so desire to pay and Devon will ensure that you get credit towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. Spouses may pay $165 annual dues for their membership, as long as one spouse pays the $210. You can start paying next week at the front Registration Desk, when you come in to the meeting. Invoices will be emailed shortly.

REMINDER: President Linda announced that the Rotary Club of Brighton is having their annual Corn Roast and Karaoke Night, on Aug 20 at 5 pm, at the Comunity Hall, 75 Elizabeth Street in Brighton. Cost is $10 with a cash bar. See Preident Linda if you are going to attend so that you can register.


Sonya– Happy to have her family from all over the place(Florida and Calgary) with her this week. Lots of family fun.

Dan Pantaleo - Very happy to be here at our Rotary club meeting. The best part of the day. His daughter is now a citizen of New Zealand and he is ready to travel and see Rotary in New Zealand. His niece married a Brazilian and now he can visit Rotary clubs in Brazil too.

Past DG Ted – On Saturday, April 4, he will be lawn bowling in the Gold Cup Tournament , here in Oshawa, for the 50th year in a row. This Cup has been presented every year since 1939 and was once called the McLaughlin Gold Cup. Teams will be coming from all over Ontario to try and win this Gold Cup. Many Canadian Lawn Bowling Champions have won this Gold Cup on their way to the Championships.

Kim - glad that her son Alex, will be here on Saturday for a visit, from Vancouver. And a very warm welcome to Colin Carrie and Eric Guernsey.

Robert Kipling– He and Caroline had a wonderful vacation in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He was able to visit the Rotary Club of Melfort, Saskatchewan . They raise a great deal of money in the community for a very small sized community. He brought back some good ideas for fundraising that he will be sharing with our Club over the next while.

Ab Gilbert – from the Oshawa Rotary Club – is a great grandfather

David Penney – Happy to confess that he did not have his Rotary pin on and hope that everyone in the same situation would also donate a dollar.

Hilda – Enjoyed the buffet tonight. And a very warm welcome to Colin Carrie and Eric Guernsey.

Sandy– Happy to be launching a brand new look to The Oshawa Express starting Wednesday, August 1. One inch shorter in length but a lot more pages. And anew three-page feature article every week called “The Fourth Estate” (Bulletin Editor's note: It is Excellent)

Linda – Happy she could switch her Bingo nights.


(Editor’s note: If you cannot be available for these duties , please find a replacement)

Aug 28 Front Desk Hilda Finnigan      Bulletin Editor/Greeter David Andrews

Aug 21 Front Desk Sonya / Jan          Bulletin Editor/Greeter David Andrews

Aug 14 Front Desk Sue MacKinnon    Bulletin Editor/Greeter David Andrews

Aug 7 Front Desk Mike McLaren         Bulletin Editor/Greeter David Andrews


The deck gets smaller

ACE OF SPADES DRAW: President Linda was the lucky winner tonight but alas, she drew the 8 of Diamonds.






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President Linda talked about how fortunate we are to be able to attend any Rotary club in the world and be greeted warmly in Rotary friendship. Wherever you are in the wolrd, there is a Rotary Club and a meeting. And YES, there is an app for that.

Rotary Club Locator app: Find Rotary clubs worldwide with our free Rotary Club Locator app. You can search for clubs by keyword, country, state or province, district, and even meeting day. Or simply use the “Near me” feature to find clubs close to your current location. Note that when you search for nearby clubs, the map won’t display e-clubs. Use a keyword search to find information on e-clubs. Features: Display a club’s location on a map; Search for clubs by keyword; Search for clubs within 1 to 100 miles of your physical location; Save your search results; Add a club to your contact list; View club officer information (available only to Rotarians and Rotaractors).

Download the Rotary Club Locator app : Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad; Google Play for Android; App for Windows Phone Store


GUEST SPEAKER : Dr. Colin Carrie, Member of Parliament for Oshawa

Past President Dave Andrews introduced Colin. Colin needs very little introduction to The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood. We have had the pleasure of hearing Colin speak to our Rotary Club on several occasions. Over the years, Colin has also been a big contributor, to our annual Reverse Draw, Dinner, and Silent Auction Night. He buys a ticket every year, when asked and even contributes annually to our door prizes for our big event. We thank you every year for your generous assistance to The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, each and every year.

A graduate of Oshawa’s RS McLaughlin CVI, Colin earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1989. Following his graduation,Colin returned to Oshawa where he established a practice and began a family. Colin and his wife Elizabeth have three children.

Prior to entering Parliament, he co-owned and operated one of Durham Region’s leading chiropractic and wellness clinics.

Colin was proudly elected to represent Oshawa for the first time in June 2004 and was re-elected in January 2006, October 2008,.May 2011, and October 2015.

Colin created the first ever Conservative Automotive Caucus shortly after being elected. Colin has had the privilege of serving as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministers of Industry, Health and Environment, during his time in Parliament.

Currently, now Colin serves as the Opposition Shadow Cabinet as Secretary for Canada-US Relations and has remained a tireless supporter of Canada's manufacturing industry, in that role.

Colin thanked each and every member of our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood for our dedication to service both locally and internationally. Colin has traveled across Canada and to many countries, and what we have in Oshawa, with respect to community organizations and their level of serving the community is very unique in the world.

Colin noted that he is in the Shadow Government (the Loyal Opposition) as Secretary of Canada – US Relations. Every day, there is news about Canada and its relationship with the USA. As part of that Team Canada, Colin travels the globe, promoting Canada and assisting the government with ideas. Colin noted that there are many challenges ahead. He noted that there are many uncertanties such as NAFTA and noted that negotiations are most important. He said that a lot is riding on the negotiations. Only about 20% of Canada's economy is domestic business. 80% involves imports and exports.

Colin has been to the USA, 4 times for meetings with US Governors and Canadian Premiers . He noted that the tariffs are starting to hurt both sides, and the newest threat are automotive tariffs.

Colin has held roundtable meetings, here in Oshawa, in Ontario, and across Canada, with business leaders getting feedback on the potential effects of trade and tariffs.

Coilin strongly believes that being a member of the Opposition is not just to criticize, but also to give advice and assist the Government on all of the issues facing Canadians.

He has also gone door-to-door finding out what Canadians are concerned about. He noted that the carbon tax and the new marijuana laws are key issues of concerned Canadians.

He said that we live in the greatest country in the world. He noted that we are rich in energy but the carbon tax kills our advantage. He hopes that there is another way to reduce of greenhouse emissions. He believes that there will be new opportunities.

He talked about the differences in doing business and Ontario vs Michigan and cited the disadvantages and the numerous regulations facing Ontario entrepreneurs, here in Ontario. He said that we need businesses to be competitive to survive.

He talked about the cannabis laws coming in October and feels that Canada is not prepared and cited a few examples that we will face, including longer waits at the borders, for commercial vehicles, in particular and the intoxication levels and the effects and how law enforcement have to be prepared for detecting new types of intoxication. He said that being firstis not always the best.

He also said, from his door-to-door visits, that Canadians are concerned with the influx of refugees into Canada and the impact it has on the immigration system in Canada.

He has also been asked about the difficulty of young people and home ownership in Canada.

He said that we have to be understanding how we govern in Canada but also to be aware of unintended consequences.

He ended his comments by saying that Canada still has a very great future and we will meet these challenges.

Colin was asked about the lack of free trade between our provinces. He noted that it is incredibly important that we get our act together , here in Canada, if we are ever to get it right with the rest of the world.

He was also asked about toll roads in Ontario. Although a provincial matter, Colin noted that in other jurisdictions, toll roads pay for many social service projects. And in some areas of the USA and in other parts of the world, there are private / public joint ventures as excellent working models for airports, hospitals, etc.

He concluded his Q and A session by emphasizing that in Ontario, we are not competitive. People need cretainties when they invest in any community.


Dr. Colin Carrie had a chance to talk with Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Chris Birrell , after the meeting


Dr. Colin Carrie was thanked by Past President Hilda Finnigan



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