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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: Barry Rassin – Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Mary Lou Harrison - Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Roger Tessier – 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 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, September 11, 2018


Bulletin Editor: Kris Sachdeva



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: Bob Koski


O Canada: Peter Dueck


Toast To The Queen : Devon Biddle




A warm welcome to our Guest Speaker, Derrick Clark, Chirf of the Oshawa Fire Services AND to Terry Giles, our first Charter President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, who first joined rotary 50 years ago this week (with the Rotary Club of Norh Scarborough).


BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES : Happy Birthday to Sandy McDowell on Sept 13 and we all sang happy Birthday to Sandy Cha Cha Cha !!!.




Past Pres Lennis Trotter – Kids Safety Village Board and Commmittee Meetings on Sept 17 at the Village at 7:30 pm AND The Grand Re-opening of the Kids' Safety Village will be on Sept 22 from about 10:30 am to about 2 pm at the Kids Safety Village , 1129 Athol Street, Whitby. We would like as many members as possible to be there for our Signature Project.


Sonya Thompson: returned from Armenia. She went to several Rotary clubs in Armenia and exchanged banners with them. She gave to President Linda two Banners from the Rotary clubs she visited in Armenia. They will be appearing on our Club's website in a few weeks. If any memebr has a banner from another club soemwhere in the world, take a photo and send it to Dave Andrews and we will put together a photo ablum of banners showing our Rotary frienship all ove rthe world.


Past Pres Dave AndrewsWorld Polio Day 2018 will be held right on the date, Wednesday October 24, 2018 at Durham College in the new Global Classroom of the new Centre for Collaborative Education. We will cancel our regular weekly meeting on Tuesday October 23 and urge everyone to attend this grand event. Please register here at the District Website, as soon as you can. All of the Clubs in Durham Region have been invited and urged to register as soon as possible. The cost for the event will be $25 with a portion of the ticket price going to the Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus Program and will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. There will be a fellowship time from 5:00 pm to 5:45pm followed by a welcome from Durham College and from Rotary District Governor Mary Lou Harrison. At 5:45pm, we will feed in the live stream Rotary Polio Program, live from Philadelphia this year from 6 to 6:45 pm . We will then continue to broadcasting live from Oshawa. During this live Oshawa portion, the two Rotary Club Presidents from Oshawa will receive their Proclamations from the Mayor of Oshawa, and the 10 Rotary Club Presidents and District Governor Mary Lou Harrison will receive their Proclamations from the Chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham. Dr. Bob Scott, the immdeiate Past Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee will bring us up to date and hoepfully , bring in some of his associates from the Polio stricken countries , again, live. Questions and answers will follow and then an after-party, finishing at 9 pm. The entire event will also be available, by computer, through a URL for any Rotary Club in the world to view. In addition, the broadcast will be sent live all over the world, to the colleges and universities on the Durham College Global Classroom network.


Past Pres Dave Andrews – Current batch of Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets have sold out from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York - $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. We may get more if there is any interest. Great prizes, first being 4 nights lodging and 2 tickets to the game plus $1,000. Plus many more great prizes. Final day to have money and ticket stubs returned is November 20.


Past Pres Lennis Trotter – has two remaining Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood logo hats for sale $20 each. Please let him know if you care to purchase one or both.


Pres Linda : was happy to announce that Friendship day last Saturday was a Success.


Pres Linda - reminded everyone to register for the Rotary Foundation Walk in Kleinberg at the McMichael Gallery. And Please make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, as part of your walk. A pledge sheet MCs available online. Lnda will bring in some next week. Join fellow Rotarians with friends and family on Sunday September 30, 2018 for the annual District 7070 walk in support of the Rotary Foundation.

Enjoy a leisurely morning as you choose how to enjoy the renoun McMichael Art Gallery. Registration from 08:30 to 10:00 am. There will be structured 2km and 5km walks starting between 9:30 and 10:00 in collaboration with the Humber Valley Trail Association. The gallery is available for your viewing pleasure following the walk. Lunch and fellowship gathering 11:00 am onwards. Note: Space is limited to 250 attendees due to venue capacity limitations. Individual pledge forms can be downloaded by clicking on the pledge form link. Please co-ordinate all club pledges with your club delegate for the foundation walk. Clubs should submit one cheque per club directly to Rotary Foundation. Here is a place to get an get all of the information you will need. Please bring your own lawn chair and blanket .

The President also announced the Foundation walk on Sep. 30. Pledge sheet will be circulated next week.


Octoberfest on Oct 12 at the Rotary Club of Toronto 


Pres Linda – announced a Jan. 2019 Ride for Rotary 3: see: Motor Bike ride from Mumbai India to various parts in India in support of The Rotary Foundation.Cost about $ 3000.00 per head. Please see president Linda or checkout the webiste..


REMINDER: Pres Linda - District 7070 Conference – Rotary Reunion in Prince Edward County – Register at . Casual country all day and evening. 8:30 a.m. – Arrive and enjoy breakfast snacks between. All day Programming – Fun and learning through the six areas of focus. Lunch – Picnic lunch as you enjoy Reunion activities; 6:00 p.m.– Gather for the Rotary family banquet. Sunday– Prince Edward County area activities will be highlighted for personal enjoyment. The cost for the day is $99 per person.


REMINDER: Janice Coupland – We now have had a number of buffets and she asked everyong to get back to her how hey like them so that the Committee could let the Golf Club know .


REMINDER: Sue MacKinnon – Are you interested on serving on the Membership Committee this year. Please let her know . So Far , we have Sue as Director and Mike McLaren as Chair. Please volunteer your time and talents to the growth of our Rotary Club. We have a membership Plan. We have a Strategic Plan. We need your help to make them work.


REMINDER: Treasurer Devon Biddle announced that our annual club dues invoice will be sent to us by email BUT you can pay right now at the front Registration Desk. Dues are $210 for the year (may be paid now or one half now and one half Jan 1, 2019). On the invoice , there will be a voluntary contribution of $100 for the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and $20 for Polio Eradication, if you so desire to pay, and Devon will ensuire that you get credit towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. Spouses may pay $165 annual dues for their membership, as long as one spouse pays the $210. You can start paying TODAY at the front Registration Desk, when you come in to the meeting. Invoices will be emailed shortly.






ACE OF SPADES DRAW: Past Pres Hilda was the lucky winner tonight but alas, he drew the 9 of

Clubs and received a consolation prize. The deck gets smaller and the pot grows.




Front Desk Tim Dwyre


Bulletin Editor/Greeter Kris Sachdeva


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

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Lennis:-had a good week end at Michigan & happy to see Terry.


Hilda was happy gave $5.00


Shawn:---Happy his daughter started Kindergarten


Terry Giles: Happy to attend the Rotary


Dave:Happy to see Terry Giles today in Rotary meeting.


Larry: Happy to be back was away for nearly 12 weeks.


Linda: Welcome Terry


Devon:- Happy to see Larry, he was Larry’s first patient.


Sonya:- Happy to be back from Armenia. She had a good time. In Armenia in rotary club they don’t want the guests to be present in the business meeting.


Sandra:--Happy that she and husband going to Europe over the week end to celebrate their Anniversary.



None tonight.


GUEST SPEAKERS : Derrick Clark – Chief – Oshawa Fire Services


Derrick Clark was introduced by Dave Andrews.

Derrick grew up in Oshawa and worked his way up through the entire fire department, and did continuing education. He began his career in Oshawa in 1986 working in the dispatch department before being promoted to firefighter. From there, he moved his way up the ranks, obtaining the roles of acting captain, training officer and chief training officer before becoming the city’s deputy fire chief.

Derrick also holds a master’s certificate in municipal leadership from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

and a certificate in Harvard Business School Executive Education’s Manage Mentor program for management and leadership development. And a certificate in the executive Program of Municipal Leadership for Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) at York University.


He was appointed Chief on March 20, 2017 having twice served as interim chief . He reports directly to the Commissioner of Community Services, and is accountable for the administration of the Fire Service and is an active member of the community services leadership team. He is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of a 25 million dollar annual budget.

Under the FPPA (Fire Prevention & Protection Act) the Chief reports to City Council, and is responsible for the delivery of fire protection services. Oshawa is a career department with 161 full-time firefighters; 16 communication operators; 10 fire prevention officers; 3 training officers; 2 mechanics and 8 administration support staff.


Chief Derrick Clark gave us a broad review of the Fire Department's Five Year Plan. He deals with 160 full time Fire Officers. Gave us an over view of the Fire department. He has a Budget of 27 million dollars. The response time for Fire in the Community is divided in three categories—1 Dispatch time, 2 Turnout time & 3 Travel time.

They also focus on Fire Prevention & training. Prevention in the sense –Fire alarm system, Smoke detectors, P A system. CO detectors & Sprinkler system etc.


For more information, be sure to go to:


He answered all questions well. Vice Pres Lennis thanked the Speaker.


Past Pres Dave also received a note from Jack O'Donnell, the Constiuency Assistant to Jennifer French our MPP who was our recent keynote speaker :


Jennifer French, MPP for Oshawa was pleased to join us for dinner and great community conversations. In her key-note address, she talked about priorities for our community such as housing challenges, poverty and health and wellness resources and supports. She spoke about the summer session of the 42nd session of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and shared her new critic portfolio responsibilities – infrastructure, transportation and highways.

Jennifer is looking forward to representing Oshawa at Queen’s Park in a new role as a Presiding Officer of the Legislature, serving as Speaker during some debates.“



Meeting was adjourned at 8.15 PM.


IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, MAKE UP : Go online at go to the Rotary 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.

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