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Mailing Address: 96 KING ST. E., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA L1H 1B6

What is Rotary ?

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 Linda Porritt at 905-626-6386 or our Membership Director Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or our Club President Mike McLaren at 905-571-4222.

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: John Germ – Rotary Club of Chttanooga, Tennessee,USA

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Jim Louttit - Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Beth Selby – 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 behavior 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 behaviors 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. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor 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 good will and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?



President: Dave Andrews

Past President: Mike McLaren

Vice President: Ted Morrison

Treasurer: Devon Biddle

Secretary: Robbie Larocque

Club Administration: Shawn Kellam

Community & Vocational Service: Kim Boatman

International Service: Linda Porritt

Youth Service: Kim Boatman

Membership: Lennis Trotter

The Rotary Foundation: Ted Morrison

Public Relations: Dave Andrews

Sgt-at-Arms: Bob Koski / Alan Nason / Linda Porritt / Larry Hurren



CLUB ADMINISTRATION: Hilda Finnigan (Chair) / Larry Hurren / Dave Andrews / Linda Porritt /Janice Coupland / Ted

Morrison / Stanley Igboanugo

MEMBERSHIP: Linda Porritt (Chair) / Ted Morrison / Larry Hurren / Kris Sachdeva / Robbie Larocque / Peter Dueck /

Dave Andrews / Janice Coupland / Robert Kipling

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janice Coupland (Chair) / Myles Fisher (Vice Chair) / Hilda Finnigan / Bob Elliott /

Bob Stewart / Robbie Larocque / Alan Nason / Pat Dyck / Marsha Chambers / David

Mankiewicz / Devon Biddle / Bob Koski / Chidinma Igboanugo

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE: Kris Sachdeva (Chair) / Janice Coupland (Vice-Chair) / Pat Dyck / Devon

Biddle / Bob Stewart / Bob Elliott / Larry Hurren / Peter Dueck / Myles Fisher / Robert

Kipling / Bob Koski

YOUTH SERVICE: Bob Stewart / Robbie Larocque / Pat Dyck / Shawn Kellam / Larry Hurren

ROTARY FOUNDATION: Kris Sachdeva (Vice Chair) / Pat Dyck / Dave Andrews / Devon Biddle / Peter Dueck /Larry


PUBLIC IMAGE: Kim Boatman / Myles Fisher(Vice Chair) / Robbie Larocque / Janice Coupland / Bob Elliott / Bob


CLUB'S FOUNDATION: Devon Biddle / Ted Morrison / Dave Andrews

KIDS' SAFETY VILLAGE: Board Members: Lennis Trotter / Linda Porritt / Sandy McDowell /

Committee Members: Hilda Finnigan / Shawn Kellam / Robbie Larocque / Devon Biddle / Dave

Andrews / Robert Kipling /

FUNDRAISING: Ted Morrison / Robert Kipling / Alan Nason / Dave Andrews / Devon Biddle

REVERSE DRAW: Kim Boatman (Co Chair) / Robbie Larocque (Co Chair) / Dave Andrews / Kris Sachdeva / Devon

Biddle / Ted Morrison / Sandy McDowell / Larry Hurren / Alan Nason / Janice Coupland

HERRONGATE DINNER THEATRE: Bob Koski (Chair) / Robert Kipling / Kris Sachdeva /Laura Carey / Linda Porritt /

/Janice Coupland / Devon Biddle

PURPLE WOODS: Robbie Larocque (Chair) / Myles Fisher (Co-Chair) / Linda Porritt

CAKES & HAMS: Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews / Ted Morrison / Hilda Finnigan

CLUB CONSTITUTION & BY-LAW REVIEW: Ted Morrison / Hilda Finnigan / Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews

YARD SALE: Bob Stewart (Co Chair) / Laura Carey (Co Chair) / Linda Porritt / Hilda Finnigan / Robbie Larocque

40TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE: Sandra McDowell (Co Chair) / Lennis Trotter / Devon Biddle / Linda Porritt /

Janice Coupland / Ted Morrison / Hilda Finnigan (Co Chair)/ Dave Andrews / Marsha Chambers


FUNDRAISING REVIEW: 50 -50 GOLF CLUB DRAW: Mike McLaren (Chair) / Bob Stewart / Devon Biddle / Myles Fisher /

Linda Porritt / Marilyn Taylor / Dave Andrews



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MINUTES OF MEETING : Tuesday October 25, 2016



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: Robbie LaRoque

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Kim Boatman


GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS: Sharron Morrison, Sharon Clark (speaker), Emmy Iheme, Chidinma Igboanigo


BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES Robbie and TerriLynne LaRoque, Jill Fisher



  • Janice Coupland – Dec 6 – Participation House Christmas Party - Oshawa Golf Club - 6:30 pm start - she is working with Past President David Mankiewiczon all of the details. Sign up sheet coming soon.

  • Janice Coupland – Dec 13 – Club members Party at Kris and Janice condo in Ajax – please dress up for the party (shirt and tie gentlemen) . A tour of their condo and then to the Party in the Party room. Details and cost will follow shortly. Sign up sheet coming soon.

  • Ted Morrison – RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute), Parts 1,2 & 3 will be here at the Oshawa Golf Club on Nov. 12th; please register on line - if you have a problem with this, contact Pres. Dave; registration fee will be reimbursed by our club, by submitting your receipt to Treasurer Devon ;

  • Dave announced that "Push for Change" walk with Joe Roberts on October 21 was well attended by Rotarians from Oshawa and Whitby - check for $10,000.00 presented from Rotary Clubs in Durham Region

  • Dave also announced that World Polio Day was well recognized in Durham Region; the District Conference 7070 this past weekend was a success with good speakers – and the 2017 Conference will be in Niagara on the Lake - November ¾

  • Dave announced District 7070 Rotary NIght at Whitby Dunlops game is November 19th;

  • Lennis Trotter - Hallowe'en Haunt at Safety Village - October 29th 5 Pm to 8:30 PM – need volunteers

  • Lennis Trotter – need volunteers for the Nov 15 thru Nov 26 Christmas Lights and Parade event at the Kids Safety Village 5 to 8 pm

  • Robbie Larocque - Walk of Fame Dinner -Thursday November 3 - $80.00 - inductees Shirley Harmer, Stanley Lovell, Stephen Poloz - tickets available; Portion of ticket is tax deductible.

  • Kris Sachdeva asked for a meeting of the International Committee and the Board to discuss needs in Haiti;

  • Ted Morrison - Courtice Rotary Club have tickets for Men's Welsh Choir on November 19th at 3PM; - contact Marie Visser;

  • Pres Dave presented a fund raising opportunity - selling raffle tickets to win a trip to the Super Bowl game - those present agreed we should participate in this venture - Pres. Dave will pursue this opportunity on our behalf

  • REMINDERS of upcoming events from Pres. Dave :

    • NOV 15, 2016 we will be reviewing Fundraising Project Ideas – 2 minutes each ion the following: Herrongate Dinner Theatre – Sue McKinnon; Bingo at the Red Barn and Bingo with the Optimist Club – linda Porritt; Regent Theatre Event – Kim Boatman and Sandy McDowell; Fashion Show – Janice Coupland; Raffle ticket selling for a ajor prize – Robert Kipling; House Tour / man Cave Tout – Sue McKinnon; Craft beer and Food Truck Festival – Lennis Trotter; Golf Tournament – Mke McLaren & Rob Bland. The club members will choose an event or two and a committee will be formed to research all the details for the events and the club members will choose what fundraisers we will do.


ACE OF SPADES DRAW Ted Morrison drew the 10 of Hearts



Front Desk Kris Sachdeva                      BulletinEditor/Greeter Janice Coupland

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



  • Larry Hurren - his grandson James receiving an award at school ;

  • Ted Morrison - pleased to have friend Sharon Clark as our speaker tonight, also noted the great need to support the needs of children in Haiti; also commented on his grandson, Tom letting his teacher know that the G8 is now G7!!;

  • Robert Kipling announced the Giant Book Sale at the Library on November 3 through 6, +++books at a great price;

  • Marilyn Taylor happy to have participated in the "Push for Change" walk ; despite missing the connection at Townline and King!?!?;

  • Robbie LaRoque pleased his son is recovering well from surgery, enjoying his two weeks off school;

  • Bob Stewart pleased the "A" frame Rotary sign is finally out of his garage;

  • Emmy Iheme enjoyed the conference, happy to bring potential new member to Parkwood Rotary;

  • Eman Attalia saw wet snow and thought of Christmas and cakes and hams!;


ROTARY MOMENT none tonight

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Past Pres. Hilda Finnigan introduced Sharon Clark noting how an idea in one office in General Motors, 48 years ago has become a legacy that continues to this day. Sharon's Kids is a program that started with that suggestion to help needy kids/families. In 1968, the donation of $24.00 was enough to provide Christmas food and gifts for one family. The idea took life as other employees of General Motors began to participate - office staff and plant workers. Sharon told stories of the helpers - shoppers, wrappers, delivery folks, etc., who have made this happen over the past 48 yrs. Sharon expected that that donations would decline after she retired, but "no" someone picked up the reins and Sharon's Kids continues to provide gifts and toys for needy families in Durham Region. The program is now managed through the Children's Aid but Sharon and her many supporters continue to work diligently raising funds. The Rotary Club of Oshawa Parkwood is proud to be among those supporters again this year.

PDG Ted Morrison thanked Sharon for her presentation and continuing support of children and families in Durham Region. Hilda Finnigan then presented Sharon with this years check of $500.00


Meeting Adjourned by President Dave


The “ideal of service” is the key.

It is an attitude that does not change from one version to the next.

It is an attitude and passion we all have, as Rotarians.


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.



Please check the club website to make sure their location and time has not changed:



Belleville – Ramada Inn – 11 Bay Ridges at Hwy 2 - 12:00 noon

Oshawa – Jubilee Pavillion Banquet Centre, 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa – 12:10 pm

Markham-Unionville – Al Dente Ristorante, 39 Main St.N., - 6:30 pm

Port Hope – Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Elias St., – 6:00 pm

Richmond Hill – Sheraton Parkway Hotel, 600 Hwy 7 East, – 6:00 pm

Trenton – Holiday Inn – 99 Glen Miller Rd. at 401 - 6:00 pm



Whitby – Whitby Central Library, 405 Dundas St W - 7:00 am

Pickering – Bollocks, 736 Kingston Rd, Pickering – 7:00 am

Bowmanville – Trinity Church Hall, 116 Church St. – 7:15 am

Picton – Royal Canadian Legion, 347 Main St., - 12:15 pm

Scarborough Bluffs – Loblaw’s Superstore (upstairs) – 1775 Brimley at Progress – 7:15 am

Scarborough – Scarborough Golf Club – Golf Club Rd. – 12:30

Scarborough Twilight – The Olde Stone Cottage – 3750 Kingston Rd. - 5:30 pm



Whitby-Sunrise – Royal Oak Pub, Whitby Shores, 617 Victoria St W – 7:00 am

Markham Sunrise – Delta Markham Hotel – 50 East Valhala Dr., Hwy 7 east of 404 – 7:00 am

Northumberland Sunrise – Ashbrook Golf Club – 7215 Dale Rd, Port Hope - 7:00 am

North Scarborough – Delta Toronto East – 2035 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough – 12:30 pm

Port Perry – Sunnybrae Golf Club, 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON , – 6:15 pm




Ajax – (First Thursday of the month) at Public Library, 55 Harwood Ave S., – 12:15 pm

Ajax – rest of the month - McEachnie Family Centre, 20 Church Street North, NorthWest Corner Hwy 2 & Church - 7:30am

Agincourt – 6:30 pm at Rotating locations. Please contact Ron - to verify location.

Quinte Sunrise – Bay of Quinte Golf Club, 1830 Old Hwy 2, – 7:00 am

Uxbridge – Wooden Sticks Golf & Country Club, 40 Elgin Park Drive off Concession 7 South of Uxbridge. – 7:00 am



Toronto – Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St, – 12:15

Cobourg – Best Western Cobourg Motor Inn, 930 Burnham Rd. at Hwy 2 – 12:15

Courtice – White Cliffe Terrace, 1460 Hwy 2 – 7:15 am


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Jan 31, 2017
Rotaract Club of UOIT - Durham College
Feb 07, 2017
Community Care Durham
Feb 13, 2017
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The Krinkle Project
Feb 28, 2017
Alzheimer Society of Durham Region
Mar 07, 2017
Boys and Girls Club Durham
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Director - International Service
Director - Youth Service
Diretcor - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community and Vocational Service
Sargeat At Arms
Past President
Director - Public Relations
Russell Hampton
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