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



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Ian Riseley – Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Neil Phillips - Rotary Club of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Beth Selby – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

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 Director Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or our Club President Ted Morrison at 905-623-3810. 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 – People of Action

Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.




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 goodwill and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


Page 2 - April 17, 2018

MINUTES OF MEETING : Tuesday April 17, 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: Robbie Larocque

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Bob Stewart


A warm Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood welcome to our guest speaker Adrian Betts, Executive Director of the AIDS Comittee of Durham Region.


Happy Anniversary to Esther & Lennis Trotter tonight on April 17

and Happy Birthday to Adrian Betts, our guest speaker whose birthday was April 16. We sang the now famous Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach “Happy Birthday to YOU Cha Cha Cha” to Adrian.


Pres Ted - announced several upcoming events - a BUSY couple of months. Please check out our Calendar of Events for the whole story.

Dave - Reverse Draw –May 10 is fast approaching Tickets available ANYTIME. It is Time to SELL - Last year we had 125 people for dinner, with 156 tickets being sold in total. This year the ticket is $125. We need YOU to help sell more tickets this year and get more Silent Auction Items to reach the profit levels that our members said was our top fundraising priority in our Visioning Exercise and also in our Strategic Plan.

Dave – With the Reverse Draw on May 10 fast approaching, we want to highlight our Silent Auction items on our Club's Facebook page and on our club website. We need your help. Dave passed around sample posters, a week ago, that are already on our club website for you to review. When you get a Silent Auction item, take a real nice photo, get a detailed description of the item , get the name and all of the particulars about the sponsor, and get the info to Dave as soon as possible. The sponsors will like getting their names accociated with Rotary and our big event and the item they are donating. Thank you to Bob Koski who brought in a framed poster of a nice silent auction item from Skyzone. And he also got a nice service offer from Staples in Whitby. They will print posters of our silent auction items for our big event! Thank you Bob. Get your physical auction items to Ted as soon as possible.

Janice – passed around a survey for everyione to fill out their choices for “Fun and Freidnship Social Events” that we might like to do this year and next. And she asked everyone to add any new events that they may like. If you were unable to attend April 10, please see Janice for a copy of the survey to fill out.

Janice – It looks like we are a “GO” for the Innaugural Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Fashion Show, tentatively scheduled for September 30, 2018. She has been able to get confirmation that Malanie Lynn at the Oshawa Centre will be providing the fashions.

VP Linda - April 22 - Earth Day District 7070 Tree Planting – from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Get there about 10 am.

Where: Sunnybrook Health and Sciences Centre & Veterans Care Facility. 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. This Earth Day, you have the opportunity to help plant trees towards the challenge by Rotary International President Ian Riseley that every Rotarian in the world plant a tree this Rotary Year. Rotarians, friends, and family are invited to attend a Rotary District 7070 tree planting in collaboration with Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Lets carpool. SIGN UP TODAY. Please register in advance through the following link.

VP Linda - announced the City of Oshawa is hosting a Communities with Brooms event, on Wednesday, April 25. It is an initiative organized by the City (with the support of the BIA) every year and this is the 10th year for the program. There are numerous volunteers who join with staff from the City to generally pick up garbage around Downtown, along the creek etc. At the end of the 2 hour activity, Colin Carrie's office hosts a bbq for all to enjoy.VP Linda had asked Garth Johns (Executive Director of the Downtown Oshawa BIA) if the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood could focus their attention on the park across the Creek from Childrens' Arena. This is absolutely acceptable. It just requires a registration with the John Howard Society so we know who is working where and we don't end up with 2 or 3 different groups in one area bumping into each other. The clean-up is from 11am to 1pm, on the east side of the Oshawa Creek in the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens. Plan to meet at the Rotary Gazebo, at10:30 and Linda will arrange to get the garbage bags and gloves, etc. And we have a BBQ to follow afterwards, sponsored by Colin Carrie. Be sure to wear 'Rotary' clothing. This is a great Hands-On Service Project that we can do together and members of the Rotaract Club and the Oshawa Rotary Club will be participating. SIGN UP TODAY. Please let Janice know if you (and your family member) can help. For details , see: and

VP Linda – the Kids Safety Village Grand Re-opening will take place on Saturday September 22. There are 5 sub-committees established . Please see Linda a volunteer to be on at least one of those committees. There will be lots for everyone to do that day and with the planning stages. If you have any ideas for a large “Thank You To Our Sponsors” board, that can be placed in the Kids Safety Village, please let Linda know .

VP Linda – Reminded everyone about the April 28 District 7070 Rotary Poker Walks for AIDS – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at The Beach – Toronto, Leuty Pavillion, Lee Avenue and Alfresco Lawn, Toronto Ontario, Canada, M4E1A1 For Belleville , check their exact time and location on the . Our club could form a team, raise funds, go on the walk in Toronto, and help people right here in Durham Region who have AIDS. Who wants to Champion this worthy cause?

Pres Ted - April 28 - The Rotary Club of Courtice presents its Youth and Community Leaders Dinner and Dance in support of Mental Illness initatives in Clarington and Durham Regions, at the Garnet B Rickard Recreation Complex, 2440 Hwy 2, Bowmanville. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:15 pm . $60 per person. Corporate tables at 8 seats for $600. To register for the event please visit the Courtice Rotary Club website. Or call 905-240-4015. Speaker: TSN's Michael Landsberg, one of Canada’s most vocal advocates for mental health awareness. Relating his own struggle with depression, he explains why mental illness isn’t a weakness and how, together, we can beat stigma, fight back, and save lives.

Pres Ted - May 1 is our Annual Joint Meeting of the Kids' Safety Village with the Optimist Club of Ajax, the Whitby Lions Club, Durham Regional Police Service, the Whitby Lions Club and our Rotary Club. At the Oshawa Golf Club.

SPOUSES INVITED. SIGN UP TODAY WITH DAVE ANDREWS Regular start time:Regular fellowship half hour at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. See:

Pres Ted - reminded us about the May 5 - Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing Day – At Durham College - gather your spouse, children and grandchildren too (over 8 years of age) and come out and help pack 15,000 meals . Joint project with the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise. Start time at 8:30 am at “The Onion” at Durham College. We need lots of hands on help from you, your family and friends. Pres Ted passed around a SIGN UP shett . Please let him know if you can attend. What a great time to bring out a prospective member to see how we Make A Difference.

Pres Ted - May 6 - District 7070 Rotary Foundation Million Dollar Luncheon – Scarborough Golf Club, 321 Scarborough Golf Club Road, Scarborough, ON M1J 3H2 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. Please join us for lunch and listen to our own Ron Denham talk about this exciting new Major Gifts Initiative opportunity for making a positive difference in the world. The cost for lunch is by donation of any amount to this new Major Gifts Initiative for Water and Sanitation. Registration is via the district web site and is limited to the first 80 guests.

REMMINDER – On May 8 at 5:15 pm, Past District Governor Lars Henriksson, who is also our Rotary Foundation District 7070 Grants Committee chair, will be at a photo op and will present the District Grant to the 10 Durham Region Rotary Presdients which will be used towards the rennovation and expansion of the Kids' Safety Village. Following the presentation, Lars will be attending the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, to formally present the cheque to the Rotary Club. The Durham Region Rotary Club Presidents have also been invited to attend the photo op and the meeting, if they wish. And we have already received some favourable responses, including one from our District Governor Nominee Beth Selby. The speaker that evening will be members of our Reverse Draw Committee going over the final last-minute items for the May 10 Reverse Draw, Dinner & Silent Auction evening at the Oshawa Golf Club.Lennis also announced that the Rotary Club of Oshawa -Parkwood came in first place in the 2016-17 District 7070 Governor's Membership Challenge with a total of net 6 members from July 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017 Membership Award. And first palce include $2,500 to be use on service projects will be presented at our regular weekly meeting on May 8 by Past District Governor Jim Louttit and our Assistant Governor (also our District Governor Nominee) Beth Selby will be in attendance.

Pres Ted - May 12 - District Training Assembly BMO Institute For Learning (IFL), 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario M1W 3Z3 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Linda Porritt has asked all of the Board Members and Committee chairs for next Rotary year to attend and sign up on the District 7070 website. Open to all Rotary Club members Our Rotary Club will pay for your registration cost. Click here to register.

Pres Ted - JUNE 19 – RCMP Musical Ride – Two shows - 12:30 and 5:15 pm at Wiindreach Farm, 312 Townline Rd, Ashburn. Tickets . Tickets - $25 per adult, $15 per child . Arrive 1 hour prior to show time to ensure seating and parking . Visit for tickets, more information, and directions. Many Rotary Clubs in our district, including ours, has made donations to Windreach Farm, over the years. This is our chance to give back.

Pres Ted encouraged evernyone to be a “Volunteer” at the Rotary International Convention. Be sure to register to do so today. And you do not have to be registered for the Convention to volunteer. Thank you Sue macKinnon for doing just that. .

REMINDER: Lennis Trotter will order "Rotary" clothing (hats, shirts and jackets) , but he needs a minimum number - let him know if you want anything.

REMINDER - the next Kids Safety Village meeting is on May 14

Page 3 - April 17, 2018


Front Desk - Peter Dueck       Bulletin Editor and Official Greeter - Sandy McDowell


Front Desk - Tim Dwyre

Bulletin Editor and Official Greeter - Sue MacKinnon

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


Sgt At Arms Bob Koski current events topic for today was the Alberta – saskatchewan flow of oil into BC and larry Hurren won the big question and he won some moisturizing lotion. Well done Larry and thanks very much Sgt Bob. Sgt Bob also talked about the “weather” getting us down , but also remindeed us to wear our Rotary pins, whenever we can. This week, he received a $ 1 donation from those who did not wear their Rotary pin to the meeting and suggested that it would be $2 next week, $4 the week after and $8 the week after that for those chronic forgetters.


Larry Hurren drew the King of Spades. As a consolation, I wonder if Dr. Larry Hurren received two tubes of tooth paste, from himself?


Janice – looked after the aftercare for a family this week at Destefano's. The family chose destefano's beacuse their disabled daughter rode at Windreach fram and they knew that Destefanos are big supporters of Windreach farm.

Sue – decided to payan installment for not wearing her Rotary oin this week, and since she was going to be away, she decided to add a few twoonies more.

Adrian Betts – was happy for another birthday. He got a phone call from his Mother who is in a nursing home in Stouffville and remembered his birthday. His Mom suffers from Alzheimers.

Hilda – Happy that the weather just has to get better real soon.

Stanley – made a donation for not wearing his Rotary Pin, and told us about his trip to the UK (Birmingham), Belgium, Munich, Rome and Milan and the Vatican. He noticed that, at the Vatican, there were many police, where Stanley worked for many years. He confronted the police and a crowd gathered around. Good news. Stan is back in Oshawa with us.

Bob Stewart – did not have a religious experience like Stanley but almost. Affter watchingthe leafs losing, he decided to check out the horses at Woodbine, and placed a wager by boxing a few horses in an exactor. He watched the race and Bob “almost” won.

David Penney – got his wife's car in for an oil change and the snow tires change to the all season tires, a few days too early, and when he got home, he realized that Jan was right again.

Robert Kipling – remembers a time when he was in Turkey, he flashed his Ontario Driver's license in the air and got into the Canadian Embassy.

Ted - “Go leafs Go !!!”, and told us he coud not get out of his house until the ice had subsided on the weekend. Once the salt worked, he got out after 2 days and the ice just “lifted” away.

AND several more donations for forgetting to wear the Rotary Pin.


none tonight


VP Linda Porritt introduced our guest speaker, Adrian Betts, the executive Director of the AIDS Committee of Durham Region. With April 28 being the day of the Rotary Poker Walk for AIDS in Toronto and in Belleville, she thought that having Adrian with us today, just might get donations and supporters to help out AIDS here in the Durham region and beyond. Adrian has been associated with the AIDS Committee in Durham since 1989 and came to our Rotary Club to speak in 2009. He is also the recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award for all of his work with AIDS clients and the public , here in Durham Region and beyond.

When Adrian Betts was diagnosed with AIDS 20 years ago, he thought he was going to die. But, with the support of AIDS organizations similar to the AIDS Committee of Durham Region, he survived. They were able to help him find a voice when he was really afraid. They treated him like a human and not like a disease. Today, Mr. Betts is the executive director of the AIDS Committee of Durham Region and helps give other people living with HIV/AIDS a voice.

The HIV/AIDS support and prevention outreach organization in Durham Region celebrates its 25th anniversary on April 6.

Adrian noted that the HIV/AIDS rates in the region have dropped by almost 10 per cent since 2005. Research done by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network shows between 1987 and 2011, community-based AIDS organizations prevented more than 16,500 infections in Ontario.

He said that two volunteers started the ACDR in 1991. Now the organization has grown into a fully staffed operation with more than 300 clients and offers resources such as counselling and food to those affected with the disease.

Although the organization has grown, the stigma surrounding the disease has remained, he added. HIV/AIDS diagnosis shoves someone so far into the closet. They don’t know how to share information with people. This stigma creates shame that the organization continues to fight against everyday. No one deserves this disease, but people think we did something to deserve it, so whether you were infected today or 30 years ago, the stigma is still the same.

The AIDS Committee of Durham region is an organization that provides support and advocates for individuals, families and groups infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Region of Durham . About 650 people , aged 2 to 89 are affected with AIDS in the Region.

There are five HIV at-risk populations in Ontario: gay and bisexual men, African and Caribbean Ontarians, people who use injection drugs, Aboriginal Peoples, and women (who are members of the above populations or engage in HIV risk activity with them).

They assist people through workshops, and classes to help clients cope with life and also to promote the prevention of the disease, and promote a healthy lifestyle. Durham has the fastest growing rate of HIV AIDS in Ontario. Here in Durham, the fastest growth of HIV AIDS is with white women in their 50's and in young black women aged 16 to 25.

The ACDR (AIDS Committee of Durham Region), has several prevention campaigns , particularly with young children and teens. By bringing the kids aged 18 to 25 together, they see they are not alone and this helps lessen the shock as the kids transition from the hospital care system to adult clinics. Linking kids together , peer to peer has proven to be a success.

Adrian urged all of us to go on the Rotary District 7070 Poker Walk for AIDS on April 28, help raise funds and awareness. Proceeds will fund international and local initiatives by participating Rotary Clubs and NGO's to win the war on HIV/AIDS through education, prevention, treatment, support for orphans, surviving guardians and people living with AIDS. In addition, communities stricken by HIV/AIDS will be assisted in overcoming shortages of drinking water, food, or shelter – essential for recovery and a sustainable future. 50 % of what our club raises can go locally right here in Durham Region.

Adrian thanked Vice presidnet Linda , as she is trying to help Adrian reloate the AIDS Comittee of Durham , to a new premesis, as the new landlord kicked them out of their current premesis they have held for a very long time. Linda is helping and receiving no fee for her assistance, because she is a Rotarian.

Rotarian Sonya Thompson thanked Adrian Betts for enlightening presentation on the size and scope of AIDS in Durham Region and the work that his committee does to help clients and keep the public informed.

Meeting adjourned by Pres. Ted.

JUNE 23 – Jazz at the Acquarium – R I Convention Host Ticketed Event – 7:00 to 11:00 pm , Cost $120.00 Cdn per person. Register at

JUNE 23 – Rock at The Distillery District - R I Convention Host Ticketed Event – 6:00 to 10:00 pm – Cost: $120.00 Cdn per person. Register at

JUNE 24 to 27 - Rotary International Convention - Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For details, see:


JUNE 26 - Regular Meeting – tentative – Meeting Cancelled

JUNE 26 – Rotaryfest at the CNE - R I Convention Host Ticketed Event - 4:00 to 10:00 pm, Cost: $90.00 Cdn per person . Register at

Who is going to the Convention and who is going to which event. Dave has put together a chart for everyone to fill in and we will give it to everyone as the convention nears. Please fill in the a chart or send Dave an email on which events you are attending. He will fill in the chart and everyone in the club will be better informed - who is going where.



Here is just a partial list of ideas and our Rotarians who have volunteered to get these high-end items for the Silent Auction:

Premium Membership with CAA – Janice to call

Local Radio Station – Value of $500 of Advertising – Janice to call

Hair Salons - $100 Gift Certificates – Janice to call

Four massages from a day spa – Sonya to call

Dine Around Oshawa – multiple gift certificates from the Oshawa Area that we can package together – Jan to call (and everyone can help Jan get these gift certificates)

Local caterer – to prepare and serve dinner for eight in your home – Dave Penney to call (perhaps Kevin)

Gift Certificate from local car wash for 20 car washes – Kim to call

Contact local golf pro for two free golf lessons – Mike and Dave A to call

Ask a local plumber to donate a new toilet with installation – any volunteer to get this item ?

Lunch with the Mayor of Oshawa – Sonya to call

Local Car dealer to provide 5 oil changes – Kim to call

Lunch with the Police Chief and a tour of the Station – Sonya / Stanley ARRANGED !!

Regent tickets – Sandy to provide

Tribute Centre – Box at a Generals Hockey game – Dave and Sonya to connect with them

Sports Tickets – Raptors/Leaf tickets - Sonya to call

North End Bowl – Birthday party for 10 youngsters – Larry H / Sue to call ARRANGED !!

Local Lawyer to donate a will – Sue to call

Books – trio of books – Sandy to provide

Toronto Zoo – Family pass with a behind the scenes tour – Sue to call

Package of Movie nights / Refreshments (from Landmark & from Odeon Cineplex) – any volunteers to get this package?

YMCA Membership for 1 year – ARRANGED !!

Holiday Inn Express – accommodation and dinner – Sonya to call

Port Hope Theatre – Fiddler on the Roof $39 each and a restaurant - ARRANGED !!

Ride in Police Helicopter OR Marine Boat – Stanley to call

Automotive Lover's package – Tour for a family of 4 - of Parkwood, Automotive Museum & GM - any volunteers to get this package ?

Bank – Safety Deposit Box for a year – any volunteers to get this package ?

Flowers a bouquet once a month for one year delivered – Janice confirmed DMP Florist – ARRANGED!!

Churchills / Melanie Lyn – package gift certificates together – Janice will acquire ARRANGED!!

Limo company – Marquis Limo and a Hotel in Toronto and dinner for a night – Janice to call

Jeweller – would like to get a really nice item for a possible draw

Winery Tour - Janice

We will all continue to think of prospects to connect with. We everyone in the club to participate and contribute a silent auction item for our evening.

We may be able to set up a Facebook Page with some of the major items, which will also entice the public to purchase tickets for the evening.

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.

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Jul 17, 2018 6:00 PM
BBQ Outside and Golf Putting Tips
Jul 17, 2018 6:00 PM
Summer BBQ and Putting Lesson - Outside at the Oshawa Golf Club
Jul 24, 2018 6:00 PM
Adopt A Village : Laos
Jul 31, 2018 6:00 PM
Focusing on Free Trade Agreement
Aug 07, 2018 6:00 PM
His Re-Classification Talk
Aug 14, 2018 6:00 PM
Durham Region Hospice Expansion
Aug 28, 2018 6:00 PM
RAGAS - Rotary Action Group Against Slavert
Sep 04, 2018 6:00 PM
"State of The Province" Address
Sep 11, 2018 6:00 PM
His Annual Update to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
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Red Barn
Aug 04, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Aug 07, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Aug 25, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Sep 01, 2018
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Sep 04, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
2018 District 7070 Rotary Friendship Day in Oshawa
Parkwood Estate
Sep 08, 2018
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
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