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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 – David Andrews


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:                           Stanley Igboanugo

 O Canada:                     Janice Coupland

 Toast To The Queen:    Terry Giles                                                                    



Please welcome Jackie Schagen, a guest of Sue MacKinnon



Happy Birthday to Kay Hurren on July 8 and Happy Anniversary to Robert and Caroline Kipling on July 8.



Pres. Lennis Trotter announced some upcoming Rotary events:

President's Night is July 9th, AND "Thank You" to Linda and Devon Biddle for  hosting the After Party  at their home. SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR THE JULY 9 PRESIDENTIAL CHANGEOVER. SPOUSES INVITES. COST $22 PER PERSON.

District Governor Changeover and District 7070 Awards Presentations - Sunday July 7 - 2pm -4pm at the Scarborough Golf Club. All Rotarians in District 7070 are invited to attend. Sign up on the District 7070 website. Cost is $10 per person.

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

Sandy McDowell reminded everyone of our first  Bingo on the new Roster for the Red Barn is July 13 - Team 1: Captain Ted Morrison

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 9       Front Desk Mike McLaren                 Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  David Andrews

July 16     Front Desk Robbie Larocque            Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Ted Morrison

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

July 30     Front Desk  ????????               Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  ????????

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




Winner: Robbie Larocque who drew the 5 of Clubs and won two tubes of tooth paste, compliments of Dr. Larry Hurren.

The deck gets smaller and the pot get bigger.



Al Finnigan switched churches on Sunday and went to the Church of Mike McLaren where he played golf with Mike and his daughter Addi. Al won the 18th hole and received his reward (a beer). Al calls it divine providence.

Janice is planning a week off and at the end of the week will be BINGO and hopefully Kris will take her to dinner too.

Sue just returned (a few hours ago) from London England and found out, from her son, that she is going to be a grandmother , with the baby due on Dec 25.

Stanley is so glad that Chidinma is now back with us on a regular weekly basis. And so are we !!!

Terry Giles, our Charter President thanked Dave for chauffeuring him to and from the weekly Rotary meetings. (Note: the club members are very glad to see Terry every week, too).

Chidinma is very happy to be back with us and glad to start a new Rotary Year.

Ted is very glad to see Chidinma back again too. He is very proud of our Rotary Club for our presence at the Rotary Club of Oshawa Lobsterfest (37 people in attendance… 7 from our club). He is very please to see his son Scott without his Grizzly Adams beard. He shaved it off (but we hear that it is going back on again).

David Penney very happy that all of the stars lined up this week with the dock in and two boats in for the season at his cottage. We are crossing our fingers for David and Jan.

Robert Kipling told us that he too had a beard for 30 years and because of that , his skin is so young…. Not a wrinkle. Amazing.

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Our own Sue MacKinnon just returned from her first Rotary Convention in Hamburg and her month long trip through Europe, having just retired from her job at OPG on May 28.She remarked that Hamburg was a clean, vibrant, university town with a very large port.

Sue was very impressed how big and how international Rotary really is with over 20,000 Rotarians in Hamburg from 200 countries and geographical regions. She remembers seeing a lady in a bright colourful dress and realized that it was covered with the Rotary logo. It turns out that the lady made it herself.

Sue remembers all of the outstanding projects that were highlighted by many strong vibrant Rotary Clubs,  She remarked on one project which was a floating hospital carried out by a number of Rotary Clubs. One of the take aways was an increase of 800 members in the 74 clubs that were behind this project. She noted that a lot of clubs in the world do Bingos as fundraisers. She talked to a Rotarian from Cambridge , Ontario who said that every club members volunteers.

Another project that caught her attention was done by a Rotary club which involves the homeless . The club exchanges clothes with the homeless, takes them and washes them and brings them back to each homeless individual, cleaned.

She was also impressed with a Rotary Club in Maine. The police chief lost a child to drugs. The club members started a campaign to get the excess prescription drugs and neutralize them.

After her trip, Sue realized how great a country we have here in Canada and is very proud to be a Canadian.

After her Convention, Sue traveled to Berlin, Munich and 5 countries and then stayed in London England with her daughter for two weeks, where she was able to do some sight seeing. She also attended the Rotary Club of Grenwich England which is held in a soccer and rugby club. Not many signs to indicate Rotary met there. The meeting was 12 people including Sue. The meeting format was certainly similar to ours but had a few differences . Most clubs in England no longer toast the Queen. Lots of fines and very few happy bucks,

Following Sue’s presentation, we carried on with a business meeting and added many club members to club committees to assist with the effective running of our club this Rotary year. Many hands make lighter work for our members.



None this week.


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Oct 15, 2019
Annual UPDATE of DRPS in Durham Region to our Rotary Cub
Oct 22, 2019
See You All at " World Polio Day in Durham Region" on Oct 24 at Durham College
Oct 29, 2019
Nov 05, 2019
Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 12, 2019
Update to our Club on Fire Services in Oshawa
Nov 19, 2019
Nov 26, 2019
Rotary Foundation Month
Dec 03, 2019
Holiday Party - Spouses Invited
Dec 10, 2019
Holiday Party - Spouses Invited
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Upcoming Events
Oct 12, 2019 11:00 AM –
Nov 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Oshawa Media Debate 2019 on Rogers TV Durham
Oct 12, 2019 7:00 PM –
Oct 18, 2019 9:00 AM
Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Meeting
Kids Safety Village
Oct 16, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Set up for Halloween at the Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Oct 18, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
END POLIO NOW Flag Raising at Region of Durham
Region of Durham Headquarters
Oct 21, 2019
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
END POLIO NOW Flag Raising at Oshawa City Hall
Oshawa City Hall
Oct 22, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
World Polio Day 2019 in Durham Region
Durham College
Oct 24, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Halloween Haunt at the Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Oct 25, 2019 5:00 PM –
Oct 26, 2019 9:00 PM
Rotary District 7070 Conference
J W Mariott Rosseau Resort and Spa
Oct 25, 2019 5:00 PM –
Oct 27, 2019 2:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Janice
Red Barn
Oct 26, 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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