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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, January 21, 2020

Editor: Linda Porritt


Visiting Rotarians Colin O’Regan and Lynda Rainey from the Whitby Sunrise Rotary club, and Kim Tan from the Rotary Club of Oshawa. Guest Ana Rejab. Guest speaker Shannon Stuart from Ontario Shores Foundation.


Birthdays: Patti Koski (Jan. 21), Ann Dwyre (Jan. 25), Myles Fisher (Jan. 27)


Rotary Grace – Led by Myles Fisher

Oh 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

O Canada – led by Terry Giles

Toast to the Queen – Bill Creamer



REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE: Ted also announced that the 2020 date for our Kids Against Hunger was going to be Sunday May 3 at the Jubilee pavilion in Lakeview Park in Oshawa.

January 23rd – New Club in Toronto. Rotary Beaches Toronto . Their Charter Night at 6 pm at the Balmy Beach Club.


Bingo Saturday January 25 at the Red Barn – It is Robbie’s team.

January 28 – Our Regular Meeting. We will meet for dinner at 6 pm, not 6:30 pm. Alexander Gates Curator of Canadian Automotive Museum will give a brief talk, then we will go on the tour of the Museum at approximately 7 p.m. Spouses, children and grandchildren are welcome. Please sign up with Dave Andrews .

February 1 – Cobourg Rotary Club – Sportsman’s Dinner $200/ticket – see

February 3 – Delta Bingo (Safety Village)

February 11 will be our Valentine’s Dinner at the Shrimp Cocktail. Please sign up with Janice Coupland as soon as possible.



Front Door : Kim Boatman and Sandy McDowell

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Linda Porritt



Front Door : David Penney

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Dave Andrews

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



Larry Hurren – was our winner but drew the 8 of Hearts. So the pot grows.



Larry Hurren – Exchange student Jane Griffith (from the 1970’s)  from Australia, wrote to Kay and Larry regarding their upcoming trip and will try to get together in Sydney.

Lynda Rainey – Happy to be here to support Ontario Shores.

Colin O’Regan – Jan 30/20 Whitby Sunrise is holding a Roaring ‘20s event at Heydenshore Pavilion Cost is $75/ticket

Lennis Trotter – Lennis and Esther and Willy and John Kellam just got back from Arizona where they attended the car auction. Cars selling from $4 to $5,000 to $3,000,000

David Andrews – glad to see Lynda Rainey – usually see each other while walking at the Oshawa Centre.



None this week

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Devon Biddle and Colin O’Regan introduced Shannon Stuart, CEO of Ontario Shores Foundation.

Shannon spoke about the hospital in Whitby. It is one of 4 stand-alone mental health hospitals in Ontario. It is a teaching hospital, with a huge focus on the science of recovery. The hospital collaborates with professionals from health, education, justice and social services.

There is a waiting list of 3,000 for outpatient services. The wait time averages 100 days.

One in five Canadians will experience a mental health challenge in their lifetime. There are 4,000 suicides/year in Canada.

Whitby hospital has 346 beds that are occupied 24/7. The hospital has been completely paperless since 2017. Therefore they have collected huge computer metrics on patient care. They are expecting 100,000 outpatient visits in 2020. 51% of in-patients are schizophrenic.

The hospital has partnerships across Ontario to work collaboratively and share public resources.

Shannon would work with our club to find a specific purpose for any funds donated.

For more details about Ontario Shores, please see:

Meeting Adjourned


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.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Florin Popa
April 9
Dan Pantaleo
April 10
Colin Carrie
April 11
Susan MacKinnon
April 29
Lennis Trotter
Esther Trotter
April 17
Mar 31, 2020 6:00 PM
No meeting due to COVID-19
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
Apr 28, 2020 6:00 PM
May 05, 2020 6:00 PM
Final Preparations for the Reverse Draw
May 19, 2020 6:00 PM
Spouses invited
May 26, 2020 6:00 PM
Power of Attorney and Wills
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Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Apr 07, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Easter at the Kids Safety Village - CANCELLED
Kids Safety Village
Apr 11, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 1 - Ted - CANCELLED
Red Barn
Apr 11, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 2 - Hilda - CANCELLED
Red Barn
Apr 25, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
2020 Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing - POSTPONED
Jubilee Pavillion
May 03, 2020
8:30 AM – 2:11 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
May 05, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Rotary District 7070 Training Assembly
BMO IFL Building
May 09, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 3 - Janice -CANCELLED
Red Barn
May 09, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 4 - Sue - CANCELLED
Red Barn
May 23, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 5 - Robbie -CANCELLED
Red Barn
May 30, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Director - Sergeant-at-Arms
Past President
Director - Public Relations
Executive Secretary
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