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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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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:  Pat Dyck
Toast To The Queen:  Tim Dwyre
UESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:  Welcome to Mark Blackmore (Heather’s fiancé), Mackath Blackmore (Mark’s Daughter), and for the last time Heather Drakes
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES    President Linda decided to congratulate everyone this week and in December: Bob Stewart birthday November 25 and Rhonda and Bob’s Anniversary on December 13; Judy Uphoff  – birthday December 2; Reg Malachowski – birthday December 11; Sharron Morrison – birthday December 20; Heather Drakes – birthday on December 4; Chidimma Igboanugo – birthday on December 23
Robbie Larocque announced the application to participate in the Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival in March 2019 has been submitted. We will know on December 11 if we were lucky or not to work that event. Thank you Robbie.
Vice President Lennis Trotter thanks everyone for volunteering for the nights at the Kids Safety Village for the Annual Christmas At The Village, which was open from Nov 16 to 24 for Christmas fun and $1,700.00 was collected to go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Village.
Sandy McDowell donated 2 free tickets to the Oshawa Museum, Lamp Light Tour.   Thank you, Sandy.
Past District Governor Ted Morrrison – FREE big breakfast for Sharon’s Kids at the Tartan Tavern in Oshawa on Saturday, December 1 at 11:00am. The annual charity breakfast in support of Sharon’s Kids will take place at the Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Road East in Oshawa from 8 to 11 a.m. This is the breakfast’s first year in this new location. Bring in an unwrapped gift and breakfast is compliments of the Tartan Tavern. Proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to Sharon’s Kids program, supporting the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation Holiday Hope program. Excellent breakfast; bring a toy for a teenager or gift card etc.
Past District Governor Ted Morrrison - Hams and Cakes – orders were placed on November 21.   Thanks to all, sales are good. Delivery expected on Dec 3 at The Biddles. $25 each for the Brandt Meats 2 kg Black Forest Ham and $25 each for the 2lb 8 oz Heritage Bakery Fruitcake. We ordered a few extra. If you run out, be sure to give Ted a call.
Past Pres Dave Andrews – Thank you ALL. We have SOLD OUT on the Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York. Approx $1,100 for our Club.
Director Janice Coupland  - DEC 4 - Participation House  Christmas Party with the residents and staff of Participation House. Our spouses and kids and grandkids are also invited. Dinner and Carol Singing. Cost $40 per person. 6:00 pm  drinks,  6:30 pm dinner .  SIGN UP SHEET IS BEING CIRCULATED. We will be hosting 54 guests from Participation House this year. Please let Janice Coupland know, as soon as possible, YES or NO  and if your spouse or kids or grandkids are attending with you.
Director Janice Coupland Club members and guests Christmas Party –  DEC 11 - spouses  /  guests are invited. This year it will be a dinner at Chatterpaul's,  3500 Brock St N, Whitby, ON L1R 3J4. Start time: 6;00 pm.  A 3 course meal for a cost of $39.99 per  person.   Please let  Janice Coupland know as soon as you  can.                                     
Bob Stewart represented admirably, the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood and presented the Commencement Award to a McLaughlin C.V.I. student, at their annual Commencement awards. The event this year was too large to be at MCVI, so the Community Church on King Street , just west of Stevenson Road, was the venue. We were very proud of Bob as he presented our award to Indigenous student Elenoor Morano.
Pres Linda passed around the two Proclamations presented to our Club for our dedicated work to eradicate polio from the City of Oshawa and from the Regional Municipality of Durham, which were presented by the Mayor and the Regional Chair at Durham College on October 24, World Polio Day
Pres Linda presented to Past President Ted Morrison, the 2017-18 Rotary Citation from Rotary International President 17-18 Ian Riseley. Ted thanked everyone in the club who helped reach our club goals last year.
Pres Linda thanked Past Presidents Ted Morrison and Dave Andrews for their efforts in the two projects: The Big Game 53 and the Cakes and Hams.  
Pres. Linda thanks all of our Club members who attended and supported the NOV 21 – Night of A Thousand Dinners – Proceeds to the Canadian Landmine Foundation 6:30 pm , Officers' Mess, Ontario Regiment, Simcoe Street North.  Tickets $75.00 per person. Fundraiser for Canadian Landmine Foundation by the Oshawa Rotary Club. Many Rotary Clubs contribute directly to this organization. The Rotary Club of Oshawa would like our club to co-host this event next year.
Pres Linda  - CONCERT TO FEED THE NEED IN DURHAM – DEC 16 - Sponsored by the Rotary Club of                     Bowmanville , TWO SHOWS: 3 TO 5 PM AND 7 TO 9 PM AT BOWMANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL , 49 Liberty Street, Bowmanville. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for children (12 and under).  For details and tickets, please see:     
and also:     
Past President Hilda Finnigan (and Al) attended the RMG Exposed 2018 event at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, on Saturday November 24th. And presented an award on behalf of our club.  Our Rotary Club has sponsored an award  for the upcoming Robert McLaughlin Gallery fundraising event called RMG Exposed, which raises funds for their free child and family programs run throughout the year. They average 63 free programs open to the public each year.
Artists submit photographs (we received over 400 this year) and a professional jury narrows down the field to just 40 that are auctioned off by silent auction. The artists are given the chance to receive a cash award and we are their final sponsor.
The event is well attended and supports amazing work. Attached is the proposal with photos of last year's event and sponsor benefits.
DUTY ROSTER:   FOR  December 4:
Front Desk  Dave A and Hilda      Bulletin Editor AND Greeter  None
DUTY ROSTER:   FOR  January:
Front Desk  Peter Dueck      Bulletin Editor AND Greeter  Robbie Larocque     
(Editor’s note: If you cannot be available for these duties , please find a replacement)
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ACE OF SPADES  DRAW: Pat Dyck did NOT draw the Ace of Spades.  Thanks to Dr Larry Hurren for the consolation prize of toothpaste


Ted says that Sharron had 5 days of  Black Friday shopping on a recent trip to the Buffalo area.  She had to pay $95.00 sales tax upon her return.  Ted sampled a few restaurants that Sharron will not go to, while Sharron was away.
Stanley – with 3 daughters leaving home to attend university, it’s time to downsize.  Only wife is left!  Moving this weekend to Newcastle.
Bob – too many parties; had to get back to Rotary.
Bob Stewart – missed his daughters’ hockey game to stay home and rake leaves.  He missed a good game, girls were checking.  His daughter got a goal.
Larry said his favourite shows are Still Standing and Murdoch Mysteries.  Hopes to see Oshawa on the show sometime.
Hope Oshawa can rebound from the GM closure.
Bob (Koski) tried a new restaurant.  Coco Frutti?  Had a great meal and more as Patty did not like hers!
Dan – nice to travel to Fort Lauderdale but nice to come home too!  Bomb scare at Fort Lauderdale airport.
Mark (Blackmore) advised he is shy and thought a toonie wasn’t enough so gave 8 quarters.  Thanked Dave Andrews for letting him come to dinner.  He is proud of Heather for being with a good bunch of people who are community minded.  This is a good example for his daughter to see.
Hilda – attended an awards ceremony on the McLaughlin Gallery.  It was very good and raised money for children to have art classes that otherwise they could not afford.
Linda thanked TED and DAVE for their contribution to the Super Bowl, cakes and ham fundraiser.
The Rotary Information Committee, together with proposer Stanley Igboanugo and President Linda Porritt welcomed our newest member, Heather Drakes, to our Rotary Club. Her fiancé Mark and her step daughter to be Mackath were proudly in the audience.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD: Vice President Lennis Trotter, on behalf of the nominating committee conducted the election of officers for the 2019-20 Rotary year. The Financial Report and the Mid year reports by the Board of  Directors will be January 22, 2019.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION: Secretary of the Club’s Foundation, Devon Biddle, conducted the Annual Meeting. Minutes of last year’s meeting were adopted, officers for the 2018-19 Rotary year were elected, and the annual report was presented and adopted by the members.
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.
Apr 23, 2019 6:00 PM
Rotary, Lions and Optimist Clubs and DRPS
Apr 30, 2019
State of the City Address
May 07, 2019 6:00 PM
Curator, Parkwood Estate
May 14, 2019
Things You May not Know about Durham College
May 21, 2019 6:00 PM
Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Awards Night
May 28, 2019
Kick The Sugar Habit
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Upcoming Events
Communities With Brooms - 2019
Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
Apr 25, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Rotary District 7070 AIDS Walk
Leuty Pavillion on the Boardwalk (foot of Lee Avenue)
Apr 27, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2019 Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing Day
Jubilee Pavillion
May 04, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:11 PM
Open Doors Whitby
Kids Safety Village
May 04, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Red Barn
May 04, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Meeting
Kids Safety Village
May 06, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Club Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
May 07, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
RYLA Gala Dinner and Awards
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre
May 08, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
May 09, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Rotary District 7070 Training Assembly
BMO IFL Building
May 11, 2019
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Sargeant At Arms
Past President
Director - Public Relations
Executive Secretary
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