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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, June 2, 2020

                                  Editor: Hilda Finnigan


June 7 – A very Happy Birthday to YOU !!!  Cha Cha Cha Robert Kipling

June 11 – Happy Birthday to Bob Elliott

June 12 – happy Anniversary to Sandy & Greg McDowell and to David & Jan Penney

June 13 – happy Birthday to YOU !!! Elizabeth Carrie

June 15 – Happy Anniversary to Ted & Sharron Morrison

June 19 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Alan Nason and Moira Pantaleo

June 20 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Robbie Larocque

June 21 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Caroline Kipling

June 23 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! David Penney

June 28 – Happy Birthday to YOU !!! Linda Biddle


On the Zoom Call Tonight: 

Robbie Laroque, Hilda Finnigan, Devon Biddle, David Andrews, David Penny, Janice Coupland, Kros sachdeva, Sue McKinnon, Robert Kipling, Bob Koski, Chidinma Igboanugo, Sandy McDowell, Ted Morrison, Kim Boatman, Heather Drakes, Tim Dwyre, Lennis Trotter

President Lennis started the meeting at 7:06 pm  and welcomed everyone !!!

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.



Ted  reminded all of us to tell our friends and neighbours to make a donation to our Rotary Cub to help fight COVID-19 right here in Oshawa and our club will match their donation. Thank you to Kim and Sandy for their excellent half page ad in the May 13 and May 20 editions of The Oshawa Express and the news article in the May 20 edition, announcing our big fundraiser to fight COVID-19 here in our community. Thank you for the news article too announcing the matching funds donation. Our Rotary Club will match dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $5,000, all money received from the public to go local community organizations to help them fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As individuals, we all can make a donation to help get to the $5,000 mark, and our club will match that.



Devon is sending one check to the Rotary Foundation on June 1st. If you want to make a donation, please get your money to Devon, and he will send it to the Rotary Foundation, get you credit towards your next Paul Harris Fellow and ensure that you receive a tax donation. He will take cash or cheque.

President Lennis reminded everyone of some important Rotary dates coming up:

JUNE  3 – ZOOM Board of Directors Meeting – 6:15 pm –  PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE

JUNE 3 –District 7070 CONNECTS ZOOM MEETING - Rotary Foundation Update – 7 pm to 8 pm – Please register online :  you will be sent a Zoom link later. We are delighted to have a keynote speaker for our Wednesday Zoom meeting, Bryn Styles, RI Director 2012-14 and Foundation Trustee 2015 -17. Bryn will update us on Rotary COVID-19 efforts and the Rotary Foundation. Former District Foundation Chair, the late Bill Patchett had a dream. Just once he wanted to raise $1,000,000.00 USD for our Rotary Foundation in one Rotary year. He came close raising $806,000.00 USD one year but never realized his goal. This year in his memory we set a goal to raise $1,000,000.00 USD as a tribute to Bill. We call it “The Mil for Bill”. Join us to see how far we have come and how you might help us to reach our goal in this last month of the Rotary year. In addition, we will have updates on the Polio Plus campaign from Dr. Bob Scott and hear from our DG Beth Selby and DGE Mark Chipman. All interested District 7070 Rotarians are welcome to participate, with a special invite to any newer Rotarians who have joined in the past few years - come experience our District!  Cost is free but you need to register in order to get a link for the session.  Please register by noon on Tuesday June 2nd.  A Zoom link will be sent by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For security reasons, we will be screening people trying to access the meeting and will only allow in those who we recognize from the registration sheet.

JUNE  9 - Regular ZOOM Meeting Regular Weekly Zoom Meeting – 7 PM to 8:00 PM (maybe longer if we don’t get cut off) . Spouses are most welcome. Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884 

Dial by your location  +1 647 558 0588.  Find your local number:  .Derek Giberson –  Councilor, City of Oshawa and Board Member and current  Board President of the Back Door Mission For The Relief Of Poverty  For more info, please see:

JUNE 20 - 26 – Rotary International Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii ZOOM Style:

Please register today. No charge.

Saturday, 20 June, General Session 1: Together, We Connect  9 to 10:15 am

Sunday, 21 June, General Session 2: Together, We Learn 9 to 10:15 am

Monday – Friday, 22- 26 June: Featured Breakout Sessions (details now available on the                       website ) Each day, one breakout session will be offered at each of the following times:

9:00 – 10:00 am EDT  and  1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT and 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT

JUNE 23 - Regular ZOOM Meeting – Regular Weekly Zoom Meeting – 7 PM to 8:00 PM (maybe longer if we don’t get cut off) . Spouses are most welcome. Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884 

Dial by your location  +1 647 558 0588.  Find your local number:    PRESIDENTS’ NIGHT – SPOUSES INVITED

JUNE 30 - Regular Meeting –  Our Club Meeting is cancelled . But Be sure to Tune in to the District Zoom Year End Celebration and Awards Presentations.  6:45 to 8 PM , Be sure to register:

President Lennis also noted a few more events too:

Rotary District 7070 Virtual Walk for HIV / AIDS  and Community Health will take place on June 20. Please register on the District 7070 Website

Ted Morrison announced that the The Rotary Club of Port Hope  Annual Lobsterfest  as a "Take Out" is SOLD OUT . Those wishing to participate, its too late . Let’s try to get our orders in early next year. Cost is $55.00 per meal (lobster and roast beef).

 The Rotary Club of  Whitby Sunrise is having their Annual Ribfest 2 U, this weekend. You can order on line and they will deliver. And lots of entertainment to watch on line too. Lots of virtual fun.

Past District Governor Ted Morrison, and current District 7070 Annual programs Fund Chair of the Rotary Foundation,  alerted everyone to the fact that Rotary International donations from our clubs and members for the Polio Fund of the Rotary Foundation needs our help. Bill and Melinda Gates are matching 2 for 1 our contributions. If Rotary puts in $50 million US, Gates will put in $100 million. We are currently short and we need your support for a donation before June 30. For every dollar we are short, that’s $2 dollars we will not get from the Gates Foundation.  

GUEST SPEAKER:  Incoming Pres. Sue McKinnon.

 Sue spoke briefly about the upcoming 20/21 Rotary Year, encouraging and reminding us that we need to consider which committees we would prefer to serve on and that each of us should be part of at least two committees. We all need to work together so that Oshawa Parkwood continues to be strong and successful.

 Discussion re our Reverse Draw and Fashion Show events - how/when to manage these. Further discussion by the Board.  Also consider how to have a Virtual World Polio Day.

 Pres. Lennis received a request for information re Kids Safety Village from a Club south of Chicago in the US.  He referred them to a Club in Atlanta. 

David Andrews will facilitate the LIVE District 7070 Public Image Draw for $500 for the Instagram Contest at the Wednesday morning meeting of the Whitby Sunrise Club.

Sue McKinnon has an idea about having a "Bake Exchange" for Canada Day - she will send out an email.


    Sandy's family from Calgary have been here visiting.  She has been unable to see her newest grandson due to the COVID.

    Heather proud that Mark will be Area Director for Toastmasters as of July 1st.

    Kris and Janice enjoyed a picnic with family while practicing social distancing.

    Sue's daughter is moving to Vancouver and will be working in the Cath Lab at  hospital there. Sue is happy to have both of     her children in the same city, great for visiting.

President Lennis closed meeting at 8: 06 pm.


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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Linda Porritt
July 17
Spouse Birthdays
Kay Hurren
July 8
Esther Trotter
July 25
Greg McDowell
July 31
Robert Kipling
Caroline Kipling
July 8
Florin Popa
Roxana Popa
July 11
Jul 28, 2020 7:00 PM
"State of the Region" Address to our club
Aug 04, 2020 7:00 PM
Her Update on activities in the Oshawa Riding
Aug 11, 2020 7:00 PM
Steve annual update on Adopt A Village -LAOS
Aug 18, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Update to our Club
Aug 25, 2020 6:30 PM
Their Plans for 2020-21
Sep 01, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 08, 2020 6:30 PM
Annual address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 15, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
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