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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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Editor – Past District Governor Ted Morrison


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:                          Past District Governor Ted Morrison


O Canada:                     Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen:    Charter President & Honorary Member Terry Giles                                                                    



Please welcome Jackie Schagen



Happy Birthday to Linda Porritt on July 16 .



Past President Dave Andrews : Dave announced that the “Big Game 54 “ lottery tickets are in. The 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, PLUS 4 night accommodation in Miami PLUS $1,000 US. The second prize is $1,000US, 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.

Devon Biddle - Our club Treasurer ANNOUNCED THAT THE INVOICE FOR OUR ANNUAL DUES WILL BE OUT SHORTLY. The dues will remain the same as last year at $210. Annually. Please pay your dues promptly when you get your invoice.

REMINDER: The Eastern Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are having their annual Interclub BBQ - August 19  in Brighton at Proctor Park, 96 Young Street, Brighton, ON  K0K 1H0  from 5 to 8 PM

REMINDER - Sandy McDowell – Kids Safety Village Bingo - volunteers requested for training session July 30 - 5:30pm (at the Delta Bingo  - Pickering) - Lennis , Robbie, Ted Sue and Devon are going



July 23     Front Desk Kris Sachdeva               Bulletin Editor and  Greeter Sandy McDowell

July 30     Front Desk Dave Andrews               Bulletin Editor and  Greeter Tim Dwyre

Aug  6      Front Desk  Hilda Finnigan               Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Dave Andrews

Aug 13     Front Desk  David Penney                Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Dave Andrews

Aug 20     Front Desk  Kim Boatman                Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Hilda Finnigan

Aug 27     Front Desk  Sandy McDowell           Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Bob Stewart

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




Winner: Dave Andrews who drew the 6 of Hearts and won a tube of tooth paste, compliments of Dr. Larry Hurren.

The deck gets smaller and the pot get bigger.



Lennis was happy for his trip with the family to Grand Bend.

Ted was happy to play Santa at the Willmot Creek lawn bowling green. A good time was had by all.

Devon enjoyed entertaining his 4-year-old grandson at Lakeview Park

David Andrews Attended Whitby Sunrises RIBFEST he commented on how organized it was and it had 100 vendors.

Terry was happy to entertain his 2-year-old grandson -the only other male in his family.

Sue was happy to make up from last week

David Penney returned his 2-year perfect attendance pin because he had a 3-year pin at home from when he belonged to  Bowmanville club. Does this mean he should have a five year pin?



PDG Ted Morrison outlined a campaign the District is having to honour and pay thanks to PDG Bill Patchett . Bill raised our level of giving to the Rotary Foundation and to polio eradication. He was responsible for raising our District to the number 1 District in Canada and in the top three in Canada for giving to the Foundation. This gives our District more funds with which we can give clubs as GRANTS to do projects.  

In this campaign Rotarians are asked to give what they normally give to TRF and Polio and then” GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE FOR BILL” Also this  is the year to become a major donor or Arch Klumph society or a Paul Harris Society member. Clubs are asked to consider giving a donation from their club Foundation and to consider having an even where the proceeds go to the TRF. Bill Patchett deserves this tribute we should all get behind this campaign.

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Name of Speaker: President Lennis Trotter

President  Lennis gave his inaugural address to the club in which he outlined the four main Action Items from Rotary’s Strategic


1.increase the IMPACT of Rotary

2.Expand Rotary’s REACH.

3. Enhance participant’s ENGAGEMENT.

4.Increase Rotary’s ABILITY TO ADAPT.


Lennis the outlined what each Director plans to do this year.


CLUB SERVICE- Sandra McDowell. 

She put out a call for members to bring in interesting speakers for our club meetings. She promises to keep up the social activities of the club like the summer BBQ and other social activities and perhaps a few surprises Continue with our Red Barn Bingo and add a Pickering Bingo proceeds to the Kids Safety Village..



Her plans include reaching out to the Oshawa community for ideas on how we best can help where the need is greatest. They would like to do a project that focuses on the homeless. Continue with some of the same projects we have done in The last couple of years like the Krinkle project and Sharon’s Kids



Kim intends to select a student for RYLA and reinvigorate Rotaract, and Interact


INTERNATIONAL Service- Kris Sachdeva

Kris wants to continue our efforts with Steve Routledge in Laos, take part in Kids Against Hunger and perhaps have another grant for a project in India.


Rotary Foundation -David Penney.

Continue to support the Rotary Foundation by increasing our participation in our District’s Foundation Walk. We have set our club goal for contributions at $3200US and $1500 US for polio. We will continue to provide leadership by organizing and hosting world polio day at Durham College on October 24


MEMBERSHIP- Stanley Igboanugo_

The plan is to make our club more diversified through our membership. He hopes to produce flyers to promote joining Rotary. Bring a friend meeting.



Her plan includes activities that would satisfy the criteria to achieve the Rotary Citation. She will continue to work with the Oshawa Express to include articles that showcase our club and members as People of Action. Using the guidelines from RI her committee will examine all ways to promote Rotary and our club. She suggested that joint meetings of some committees may be necessary.

Remember there is still time to join one of these committees. Simply talk to the Director of the committee


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.

Aug 27, 2019 6:00 PM
State of the Country Address
Sep 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Epilepsy Durham
Sep 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Her Address to the Rotary Clubs in Oshawa, Bowanville & Courtice
Oct 01, 2019
Their week-long service experience in the Dominican Republic - Bio Sand Filters & more
Oct 08, 2019
Spouses invited
Oct 15, 2019
A look at DRPS in Durham Region
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Upcoming Events
Summer Bar B Que at Biddle's Cottage
Biddle Cottage
Aug 24, 2019
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Sep 03, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk
High Park
Sep 08, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Robbie
Red Barn
Sep 14, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Fashion Show
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Sep 15, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Rotary Zone Conference
Sep 17, 2019 – Sep 21, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Sep 24, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Ted
Red Barn
Sep 28, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
Red Barn
Oct 12, 2019
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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