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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 25, 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: Myles Fisher


O Canada: Peter Dueck


Toast To The Queen : Janice Coupland




A warm welcome to Catherine Hawthorn from the Rotary Club of Pickering; Nikko Anastassakis , a guest of Bob Stewart, and our Guest Speaker, Simon Gill , Manager of Business Development and Investment Attraction with the Region of Durham Economic Development & Tourism Department


BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES : Happy 15 th Wedding Anniversary to Hilda and Al Finnigan on September 20 !!!.



Janice Coupland – Oct 30 is our Oktoberfest Party at Rotary. Spouses invited. Traditional German dishes will be seved and Brock Street Brewery will be here with Beer for Oktoberfest. A fun night. Sign up sheet went around. Please email Janice if you and your guest are coming.


Past District Governor Ted - 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. If you have signed a pledge sheet, be sure to give your money to our Treasurer Devon Biddle as soon as you can. Ted passed out pledge sheets which are also available online under the event section of the District 7070 website. 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 .


Past Pres Lennis Trotter – Thanked everyone for attending the Kids Safety Village Grand Re-opening on Sept 22 from about 10:30 am to about 2 pm at the Kids Safety Village , 1129 Athol Street, Whitby. It was a frrst class event for the re-openong of our Signature Project. (See our Club's Facebook page for all of the photos).


Pres Linda – thanked Lennis and the Committee for a tremendous re-launch of the Kids' Safety Village.


REMINDER: 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. They will be perfect for the Rotary Foundation Walk.


REMINDER: Past Pres & Club Membership Chair Mike McLaren – Anyone who is interested, please register for the Ocotber 13 District 7070 Membership Workshop 8 am to about 2 pm at Eastminster United Church. Lunch provided. New material. New ideas for attracting and retaining member. Please register online on the District 7070 website.


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 – We just received 300 more Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York - $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. Please let Dave know how many you would like to sell. Two excellent opportunities coming up: Foundation Walk on Sept 30 and DG Mary Lou's visit on Oct 2. Can you help sell at these two events? 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.


REMINDER: Past Pres Dave - Reminded everyone of District Governor Mary Lou Harrison's Official Visit to the three Rotary Clubs ( Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood and Bowmanville) on October 2, 2018 right here at the Oshawa Golf Club. Regular time 6 pm fellowship half hour ; 6:30 pm start to the meeting, and we should be finished at 8 pm . Regular cost of $22 with the Ace of Spades draw tickets and happy twoonies. Dave had to asked everyone who had not answered his request, one by one, if they were coming or not. Please have the exact change at the front desk. It will be a very busy night with three clubs registering at the same time.


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. Register for the Oct 27 party at the Legion online too.


REMINDER: Janice Coupland – We now have had a number of buffets and she asked everyone to get back to her how hey like them so that the Committee could let the Golf Club know. Still time to send her an email. Your voice counts.


REMINDER: Sue MacKinnon – Are you interested on serving on the Membership Committee this year. Please let her or Chair Mike McLaren 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: Kris Sachdeva was the lucky winner tonight but alas, he drew the 10 of

Diamonds and received a consolation prize, thanks to Dr Larry Hurren.

The deck gets smaller and the pot grows.




FOR October: Front Desk Sue MacKinnon         Bulletin Editor AND Greeter Bob Stewart


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

Page 3 - Sept 25, 2018



Ted- Happy about grand re-opening ceremony on Saturday at the Kids' Safety Village


Janice—Happy about 3 family Birthdays over the week end


Hilda—Her daughter lives 2 blocks from the area where Hurricane struck near Ottawa. She is okay.


Kim - missed Kids Safety Village grand re-opening . She was judging the Butter Tarts at the Oshawa Butter Tarts Festival.


Robert Kippling—Reminded us of Giant book sale at the Oshawa Public Library on Sep. 27 – 30, 2018 put on by the Friends of The Library


Bob Stewart -Happy about her daughter playing great Hockey.


Lennis- Happy about re-opening ceremony on Saturday at the Kids' Safety Village going very well. Thanks everyone..


Linda – Echoed the same


Devon – Happy & congratulated Lennis on the grend re-opening ceremony on Saturday at the Kids' Safety Village


Dave A – Congratulations to Lennis for all of the years of service to the Kids' Safety Village and setting us up for 18 more years. Kids Safety is a true legacy. Thanks to Lennis.


Kris -paid happy buck as going away for 2weeks



None tonight.


GUEST SPEAKERS : Simon Gill , the Manager of Business Development and Investment Attraction with the Region of Durham Economic Development & Tourism Department


Simon Gill was introduced by Dave Andrews.

Although we are a few days before October begins, Rotary's Monthly theme for October is Economic and Community Development. The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns.

While we serve in countless ways, we’ve focused our efforts in six key areas to maximize our impact - The 6 Areas of Focus. And one of these areas of focus is Economic and community development .


Every year, in the District newsletter, I ask our fellow Rotarians in our Rotary District in Southern Ontario :What is your Rotary Club doing to support this important Rotary Foundation Area of Focus?


Rotarians promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions, primarily in other parts of the world. We support investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities. The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods.

But what do we know about econmic development right here in Durham Region?

And in keeping with our Rotary Theme for October, let's find out. Here to tell us what is happening in Durham Region, is Simon Gill - the Manager of Business Development and Investment Attraction with the Region of Durham Economic Development & Tourism Department .

Simon leads the implementation of the Region’s Foreign Direct Investment Attraction strategy, by marketing and providing advisory services to foreign companies seeking to invest in the Region, contributing to job creation and economic growth and prosperity in Durham.

Speaker’s Remarks:

Durham Region is open for business!

Durham's land, location, people, infrastructure and quality of life choices make the region the clear choice for investment. Durham Region is situated at the eastern gateway of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and offers prime access to Canada's largest market of more than five million people and 135 million more American and Canadian consumers.


Durham Region is home to many creative and prosperous businesses, which are moving the region forward as the place to be for business. Durham Region is a growing business centre. Agri-business, manufacturing, and energy, environment and engineering (EN3) are some of Durham's key sectors. Durham Region plays an important role in Ontario's film sector. This includes filming television series, feature films, music videos, commercials and more . Durham Region is the right choice for a bright future.


Key economic sectors in Durham Region include: Agri-business; Energy, environment and engineering (EN3); Health sciences; Innovative technology; Manufacturing; Tourism

The overall goal of the Economic Development and Tourism Division's Investment Attraction team is to attract new foreign direct investment to Durham. The overall goal of our Economic Development and Tourism Division's Investment Attraction team is to attract new foreign direct investment to Durham Region.


To achieve this goal, the Investment Attraction team focuses on three priority areas: Raise awareness of Durham Region internationally by participating in sector-specific investment missions to key markets; Implement a content management system to handle new inquiries and track investment leads Strengthen the Region's value proposition by connecting with local foreign-owned companies and sharing current investment promotion activities.


In 2012, Durham Regional Council approved the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Strategy for Economic Development that identified Brazil, China, Germany and the United States as 'focus markets' with the goal of attracting new investment to Durham Region. The team works with the division's other business units to create and update investment attraction marketing material, and partners with other departments as well as local partners to host incoming missions and delegations.


There are a number of programs to attract and grow business: Federal and provincial incentives and Regional incentives.

Several partner agencies in Durham Region collaborate to deliver exceptional service to the business community. They include: Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE); Ajax/Pickering Board of Trade; Clarington Board of Trade; Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce; Scugog Chamber of Commerce; Uxbridge Chamber of Commerce; Whitby Chamber of Commerce; Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC); York Durham Headwaters; Durham College's Corporate Training Services; Durham Agricultural Advisory Committee (DAAC); Durham Workforce Authority; Export Development Canada (EDC); Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council (LDIPC)

Durham Region is made up of eight local area municipalities ranging from large, urban centres to small towns, hamlets and villages. The cities of Oshawa and Pickering; towns of Ajax and Whitby; Municipality of Clarington; and the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge all offer a highly skilled labour force, diverse economic base, superior quality of life and competitive business costs

The transportation infrastructure is made up of an integrated network of provincial and Regional highways, cargo-loading and deep-sea shipping ports. These are connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway, transcontinental and commuter railway lines, as well as local and international airports.

Durham Region's experienced and educated labour force supports all levels of industry and corporate requirements. Durham's workers have the talent to compete in today's knowledge-driven economy. The growing population and young demographic ensures investment prospects have access to a labour pool for years to come.


The 2017-2021 Durham Region Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan has been developed to focus on priority actions that will: Grow and strengthen the economy of the region by supporting the existing business community and attracting new investment and investors; Increase the number and diversity of locally based employment opportunities; Build the regional talent pool to ensure a ready supply of labour for existing and future investors; Support the next generation of business leaders Engage with academia and enhance business-sector linkages; Market Durham as a quality place in which to live, work and invest.

Durham has a highly skilled and specialized labour force. Established expertise in training and attracting the next generation of professionals has been nurtured and enhanced with high-level post-secondary programming, research and development, as well as quality employers. Employers benefit from access to the workforce, competitive wages and tax system. The overall labour costs in Canada are also amongst the lowest in the G7.


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Simon was thanked by Past District Governor Ted Morrison..


Simon Gill with President Linda Porritt and Treasurer Devon Biddle

Meeting was adjourned at 8:20 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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