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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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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: Pat Dyck

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Dan Pantaleo



None tonight.


BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES : Colleen and Mike McLaren celebrating their Anniversary on August 20

Richard Boatman has a birthday on August 22, 2018 , Terry Lynn Larocque has a birthday on August 23 and

Devon Biddle has a birthday next week, August 28, cha, cha, cha!




Past Pres Dave Andrews AN Past District Governor Ted Morrison Rotary District 7070 Friendship Day at Parkwood Estate September 8 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm with optional tours planned afterward (send Dave an email if you are going on the tour – only a very few available) . Mike McGovern, Chair of Rotary International's PolioPlus Program is our guest speaker, at our luncheon, who will provide the very latest news on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio. Cost $75.00 per person, with a portion of the ticket price going to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund and will be credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow Award. There will be a luncheon and a cash bar on the grounds at Parkwood. Please register here and please register as soon as possible. There is a massive amount of planning being dome by the Committee (Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood) and tickets sales will start to pick up as the Committee gets around to all clubs in the District in the next few weeks. Don't be left out. Spouses, guests, and prospective member are most welcome. Tours of Parkwood will be available at no charge to the fiorst 30 people . You must email dave Andrews to get on the guided tours. First come – first served. Still some tours available. We will be asking for Rotary volunteers to go around to our neighbouring clubs to promote this event during August. Please say YES when you are asked.


REMINDER: President Linda Porritt – We are going to have a Program for Rotary District 7070 Friendship Day 2018 and to help us defer some of the costs and ensure as much of everyone's ticket price as possible, will go to the Rotary Foundation, you and your company can advertise in the Program. Cost will be $100 for a business sized ad. Please let Linda know as soon as possible.


President Linda Porritt – We are going to have a Meeting of the Committe for Rotary District 7070 Friendship Day 2018 at 9:30 am in her office n Thursday, Aug 23.


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 - Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets have arrived from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York are now available for sale - $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. 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.


Janice Coupland - thanked Robert and Caroline Kipling for hosting such a lovely BBQ at their home. Lots of good times and friends , even some that we have not seen in a long time. First class all the way. And thank you to Hilda for organizing our BBQ.


Sue MacKinnon – Kids Safety Village Board and Commmittee Meetings on Aug 27 at the Village at 5:30 pm

AND Kids Safety Village Board and Commmittee Meetings on Sept 17 at the Village at 5:30 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 member as possible to be there for our Signature Project.


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.


Past Pres Hilda - It is that time again to help out our Rotary Club and volunteer for the Registration Desk and to write the weekly Bulletin. Please sign up. If you were away this week, please call her and volunteer your time and talents.


Sandy McDowell – bingo this Saturday. Ted's team this week – 4:30 pm sharp at The Red Barn. We will also need extra help for the long weekend (Sept 1 Bingo). . Sandy is happy to announce that we received our first deposit of $500.00 for the one Bingo we had in July. More to come in August.


Past Pres Kris Sachdeva – With the severe flooding in India, we can expect request for assistance from Rotary Clubs in India which will be reviewed by the International Service Committee


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.


Pres Linda Porrit - announced that she has received a complimentary ticket (worth $150.00) from Windreach Farm for their Night At Windreach Farm with featuring The Wilkinsons, the Grammy nominated & Juno Award winning band, at their annual fundraising gala, on September 15, with proceeds going to the Horseshoes For Hope Campaign. Sponsored by Mark Cullen/Home Hardware and taking place in our stable arena this is a night you won’t forget. Your evening is filled with delicious culinary treats including cocktail reception, fabulous 3 course dinner, raffles, prizes and incredible auction items, along with plenty of opportunity to network. If you would like to attend and would like to purchase another ticket, the cost will be $150.00. For details please see:


REMINDER: Incoming Presdient Lennis Trotter - 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 - Kim Boatman – Asked for participants to be considered for the Rotary Asdventure in Cizizenship to Ottawa to be sent to here as soon as possbile. All of the info is on the Adventure in Citizenship website.


REMINDER - 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. 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 .


REMINDER: Sonya Thompson – announced that we had a great Bingo at the Red Barn with Robbie's Team, a few weeks ago. The extra help from Rotarians and the help from the Bingo Hall manager, Frank Sobil, and the on-duty manager, really helped as well. Ted's Team is August 25 at the Red Barn at 4:30 pm.






ACE OF SPADES DRAW: Robert Kipling was the lucky winner tonight but alas, he drew the 4 of Hearts.

The deck gets smaller and the pot grows.



Aug 28 Front Desk Hilda Finnigan Bulletin Editor/Greeter David Andrews


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



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Sandy had her daughter and son in law and their two boys visiting from Calgary. Son and daughter in law in Oshawa and their two boys makes for 4 boys and she enjoyed their visit but was also happy to see the visit come to an end.


Janice and Kris also had grandsons visit one week and granddaughters the next. Janice also happy her grand son took his first 3 steps and was able to see.


Kris and Janice are going to India and had to apply for a VISA. Kris approved but waiting for Janice to be approved. Kris may have to go to India on his own. Kris announced that India has been a free country since August 15, 1947.


Dan happy to be here and he is a good crop of tomatoes, all 3 of them!


Dave Penney is going east and would like to contribute happy bucks to prevent rain from his trip east.


Linda enjoyed Ribfest, she had a booth and suggests next year we have a shelter box on the festival.


Devon’s son got married and it was the best party he has ever been to! Guests from all over the world.


Robert Kipling echoed, yes a great wedding; the bride wore a red wedding gown.


Ted and Sharon went to a corn roast and BBQ and Karaoke Night hosted by the Bellville/Brighton/Trenton/Port Hope/Picton Rotary Clubs. Great time including a Karoke which was super! We should go next year!


Tim happy to be home after being in Calgary. Stayed in a lot as smoke was horrible, you could taste it.

But it was nice to see his son and daughter-in-law and how well they are doing.


Bob Stewart commented on little girls at the mall. Between the ages of 2 – 4, they all seem to be having temper tantrums! Boys sure are different.




None tonight.


GUEST SPEAKERS : Ted Morrison lead in a session on What is Rotary?


Past Pres Dave Andrews introduced Ted. Dave siad how lucky were are to have Ted, our Past District Governor in our Rotary Club. Ted has seen all 55 Rotary Clubs in the District and has a wealth of information that he has seen in his Rotary travels. In addition, as past Chair of the Rotary Leadership institute, Ted has facilitated this exact discussion many times. What is Rotary?


Ted first had everyone pair off and asked them to ask AND answer , one one one: What is Rotary?


We then answered what word describes Rotary and Ted wrote all of them down for us to see.


Then, we broke out into 3 groups and the three groups came up with the following answers:

  1. Rotary is serving humanity worldwide, universal followship.

Four way test, is it the truth?

Promote good health, safe water and sanitation.

Eradication of polio.


  1. Rotary is an international organization with very little overhead, where a group of professionals volunteer their time to help local communities. Internationally known for the eradication of polio. Friendship over dinner, fun and fellowship.

  2. Rotary is an organization of professionals that do a good job for the world and humanity. We live by the four way test. Our major project is to eradicate polio and polio plus in the world. We focus on 6 areas which are health, water/Sanitation, peace and conflict, resolution economic development, literacy/basic education and disease prevention. We meet regularly to share fun and fellowship and are people of action with both local and international communities. Come out for dinner…’s on us!


Ted handed out a handy wallet sized card called “What Is Rotary “ to everyone and asked everyone to be ready when someone, somewhere asks “What Is Rotary?'”


Ted was thanked by Treasurer and Past pres Devon Biddle.




Here is what is on the Rotary International Website: More info for you:


Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.


Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.


Learn more about our structure and our foundation and our strategic vision.


What we do


Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace

  • Fight disease

  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene

  • Save mothers and children

  • Support education

  • Grow local economies


Get involved



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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