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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 March 19, 2019

          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:                        Dan Pantaleo                   

O Canada:                  Peter Dueck    

Toast To The Queen: Stanley Igboanugo                                                           



No guests or visiting Rotarians tonight but it is always a pleasure to see our very first Rotary Club President Terry Giles, visiting with us.



None this week.


Dave Andrews – We all have an opportunity to do some “hands-on” service . Two opportunities both at the Kids’Safety Village:

April 13 from 9 am to 2 pm – Clean Up The Village to get it ready for Easter Saturday and the Easter Eggstravaganza.

The Kids Safety Village would like 6 to 8 volunteers from our Rotary Club – Rotarians, Rotaractors, spouses, children, grandchildren, friends and even potential members. Bring a broom and bring a rake. We need to get the outside cleaned up. Please let Sue MacKinnon know so that she can pass your names on to Constable Corey Walsh to sign you in.

April 20 from 9:30 am to about 2:30 pm – Easter Eggstravaganza at the Kids Safety Village. The Kids Safety Village would like 6 to 8 volunteers from our Rotary Club – Rotarians, Rotaractors, spouses, children, grandchildren, friends and even potential members. Please let Sue MacKinnon know so that she can pass your names on to Constable Corey Walsh to sign you in. Our job is to make all of the kids and their parents and grandparents welcome at the Village as they collect Easter Eggs and paly various games. With Easter later this year, we expect a very large crowd. 

When someone asks you what we do, these are two very good examples of things we “do”. To support and encourage a welcoming atmosphere for the children and parents as they visit our signature project - The Kids Safety Village – a place that SAFETY in our community.

SAVE THESE DATES: The next big VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES that we will have at the Kids Safety Village will be The Halloween Haunt on Oct 25 and 26 ( and some preparation to spruce up the Village for Halloween, before these dates), and the Christmas at The Village on Nov 21,22 and 23 and also on Nov 28, 29 and 30 (plus some sprucing up The Village for Christmas before these dates).

Robbie Larocque – March 30 is our next Bingo and Robbie’s Team is on duty.

Janice Coupland – Thanked everyone for coming out and being part of two fun nights: our St. Paddy’s Day on Tuesday, March 12 at 6 pm at Finn McCools, and a very special thank you to Sandy and Kim for inviting us to their suite for the  Oshawa Generals game on March 17 at the Tribute Community Centre, vs Sudbury Wolves.

Editor Note: Thank you very much to Janice for making all of the arrangements for both events.

REMINDER - Dave Andrews - Reverse Draw Tickets - Let’s Get Selling!!!!!  Let’s get Silent Auction items (be sure to send a photo, retail value, donor name address, etc to Dave Andrews so he can create a poster for the evening and also for Facebook and our website. Your donors will appreciate the promo). When Ted Morrison returns on April 9, please bring the Silent Auction items to him.  February 26 is one of many Committee Meetings at 8:00 pm. On March 19, members of the Reverse Draw Committee will be going over more details and if you have any questions, this will be an excellent opportunity to get them answered, to help you sell tickets and get silent auction items.

REMINDER - Janice Coupland - The revised date for the fashion show is now Sunday, Sept. 15 2019.

REMINDER - VP Lennis Trotter – The cost for the District 7070 Conference on Oct 25-27 held in Muskoka on Lake Rosseau, is $299 until the extended date of March 17 which then jumped up to $349. Rates for the Marriot are $135/night. Did you register?

REMINDER  - MAR 24 - District 7070 Curling Bonspiel – Oshawa Golf and Curling Club – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm -   truly a “funspiel” – we’re looking at a great day with Rotarians & family & friends.  You don’t need to be an expert…though you may want to have at least stepped on the ice and practiced beforehand! Registration is by team so get your foursome together.  Don’t have a team?  Well rustle up your fellow Club members. Perhaps we can convince Bob Elliott to put a team together  (Rotarians and friends).  If you’re keen to curl and can’t find a team, send DG Neil your position and he’ll see if he can hook you up.feature a warming coffee to get you started, then two six-end games.  After the first draw, we’ll determine second game draw playoffs based on standings. Lunch is included – served between first and second draw (11:30 ish) let us know if a vegetarian or special meal is needed. And of course…there may be some prizes for the top team(s)! Cost is $50 per person, registered as $200 per team. . We hope to see you there!

REMINDER -  Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise is having an annual fundraiser – Men Who Cook vs Women Who Sizzle -  on March 30 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul St.,Port Hope, ON  L1A 1A2. A wonderful evening to food tasting....appetizers, entrees and deserts. Cash Bar and 50/50 draws. Proceeds supporting Ed's Place - the New Northumberland Hospice Care Centre.This event sells out quickly, so get your tickets soon. Tickets $45.00 available at Holton Flowers, 62 Walton St, Port Hope, ON L1A 1N1. or CALL 905-269-0085

REMINDER-– March 31 is the deadline for applications to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) – taking place , this year . Maximum number is 40 Youth Participants. Dates: May 3 to May 9, 2019 at the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoors Centre. Cost is $950 and our club will pay the cost. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program of Rotary District 7070 gathers youth ranging from ages 19 to 25 for an immersive program focused on diversity, leadership, and action. Here is a link to the details. We're excited to share the news about the 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards that will be taking place from May 3rd to May 9th, incorporating the Rotaract District Conference! See link here for more and/or sponsoring you, please refer to the image attached. The application for participants is due on March 31, 2019 at 11:59PM EST. Good luck to all nominees! Look at the info on this page and the links and then , please contact our Rotary Club director of Service, Kim Boatman at .


REMINDER - April 13Rotary Leadership Institute, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Centennial College Event Centre, 937 Progress Ave., Toronto, ON  M1G 3T8, This is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians. Take part in Rotary Leadership Institute.  It's the perfect learning experience for newer Rotarians and an excellent knowledge update for those more seasoned. the last year,  (since April 2018) your Rotary District will pay your tuition fee for Rotary Leadership Institute part one!!! All you have to do is sign up online (click here) and enter the promo code "RLI1Free. RLI is a grassroots coalition of Rotary districts implementing a leadership development program for Rotarians - leaders in the community and our clubs.  RLI believes that excellent CLUB leadership (all types of club leaders) is essential to the future of Rotary in a complex and fast changing world. Most Rotarians have not been exposed to the great scope of Rotary around the world and have not considered what leadership skills are necessary to move Rotary forward. RLI strongly believes that a good Rotary Club leader must know the evolution of Rotary, its current status and activities in the world and have a vision for what Rotary can be in the future. So, take advantage of this opportunity to learn and grow. The cost is $70 per Rotarian per course. This cost covers course materials, coffee breaks and lunch. Taking part two or three or you've been in the club longer than a year and want to take part one?  Our club will cover the cost for members to attend. Please do not be disappointed. Register by clicking here... or contact If you have  any questions, you can also call Susan Hunter at  416-822-8409


REMINDER - APR 27 – DISTRICT 7070 ROTARY POKER WALK FOR AIDS – Time and location Beach) and Belleville on the  . Our club could form a  team, raise funds, go on the walk in Toronto, and help people right here in Durham Region who have AIDS.

REMINDER – May 31 is the deadline for applications for Rotary Peace Fellowships. Each year, Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the fellows into experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Here is the link. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities. Master’s degree programs: Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The program lasts 15 to 24 months and includes a 2-3 month field study, which participants design themselves. Professional development certificate program: Experienced leaders gain practical tools for promoting peace and international development during an intensive, 3- month program, which includes 3 weeks of field study and peer learning opportunities with a diverse group.



VP Lennis – District 7070 Conference is Oct 25-27, at the JW Marriott Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa. REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE BEFORE March 15 and save $50 per person. And be sure to BOOK YOU ROOM - A very special room rate of $135 per night but they are going fast. This rate is good for the entire week.

VP Lennis - District Assembly, May 11, 2019 at BMO Institute For Learning (IFL), 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario M1W 3Z3   8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Lennis Trotter has asked all of the incoming Board Members and Committee chairs for next Rotary year to attend and sign up on the District 7070 website. Open to all Rotary Club members. Our Rotary Club will pay for your registration cost. Registration open soon.

PDG Ted – MAY 4, 2019 - Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing Day – Tentative Location Jubilee Pavilion at Lakeview Park. Alternate Location: The Onion at Durham College - gather your spouse, children and grandchildren too (over 8 years of age) and come out and help  pack thousands of meals . Joint project with the 2 Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and our two Rotary Clubs in Whitby. Start time at 8:30 am BBQ to follow. We need lots of hands on help from you, your family and friends. Pres Ted will pass around a SIGN UP sheet . Please let him know if you can attend. What a great time to bring out a prospective member to see how we really are People of Action.

Sgt Bob Koski conducted our Draw tonight. Thank you, Bob.


Winner:  Terry Giles                                                  Card Drawn: 4 of clubs… the deck of Cards get smaller.

Thank you to Dr Larry Hurren for supplying our consolation prize of travel sized tooth paste.

Mar 19, 2019 - page 3


On The Front Door: Sandy McDowell

Bulletin Editor: David Mankiewicz

Greeter:  David Mankiewicz


On The Front Door: Janice Coupland

Bulletin Editor: Bob Stewart

Greeter:  Bob Stewart



Janice - thanked everyone for coming to the Generals Game. Everyone had a great time as we saw the Generals win their final game of the regular season. Thank you to Kim and Sandy and Oshawa Express for offering our Rotary Club the suite for the evening. Jan sai we had just enough money to cover our food costs and enough left over to donate $45 to our club as Happy Bucks tonight.

Dave Penney – Going to Peru and Ecuador. Had to get Dr certificate for the travel. He checked with our resident Peruvian traveler, Robert Kipling, but the Doctor still charge $10 for the paperwork.

Peter Dueck – glad to be back at the Club. He is feeling better and was on vacation in Uruguay.

Dan Pantaleo – happy to have helped out with the Eastview Boys and Girls Club of Durham Region and Pam Deveaux, who spoke to our Rotary Club . Dan helped with the March break program.

Bob Stewart – He went out on Saturday night and came home to a racoon a tree adjacent to their house. He put up wire meshing to no avail. Racoon still there. So he added more wire mesh and hops it is gone.

Robbie Larocque – His daughter turns 13 tomorrow. Life changes for Robbie forever.

Devon  -  the family had a terrific holiday on Maui and wore his traditional new aloha tie . Whenever he goes on vacation, he buys a new tie. Very colourful. ALOHA !!

Terry Giles – very glad to be with us again, and invited all of us to his 90th birthday reception on Friday, May 3 at the Armouries (Ontario Regiment) Officers Mess, on Simcoe St N at 5 pm. (Note: Dave A talked with Terry’s daughter Lynn. She is expecting some of our members to attend. )



Dave Andrews – Topic: “The 2019 Reverse Draw – A Team Effort and YOU Are On The Team”

Dave Andrews, on behalf of the Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction Committee, briefed the members of the club on the details of the Gala evening on May 9, 2019, just 6 weeks away.

Here is the reason why we have a Reverse Draw …. To raise funds as much money as possible so that we can contribute to our community, youth, vocational, and international service projects; to The Rotary Foundation, to PolioPlus, so that WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY.

This really is a team effort and we need every member’s help to make this a huge success in 2019.

The Committee: Chairs Robbie and Kim. Committee Members: Larry, Devon, Mike, Kris, Jan, Sandy, Bob Koski, Ted, and Dave A.

Our Goal: Just $ 1 more than we did last year.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.

Last year we netted $17,400. In 2017 and 2016, we netted $13,000.

Last year, our net came from $ 7,800 form the Silent Auction and $9,600 from the Draw

Last year we sold 197 tickets (29 of which were table tickets , sold by Janice and her committee in record time).

Silent Auction Items: Last year , we had over 90 items… a record number. Again this year we will publicize the item and the name of the business who donated them on Facebook and our website. Be sure to take a look at our Facebook Page event and our Club Website.

When you have a silent auction item, please send the following to Dave: a photo of the item; retail price; description of the item; name address  phone website of the business who donated the ite, Keep the item until Ted gets back and give it to him. All of the info to Dave so we can get them publicized. 90 items last year. Can we get to 120 this year.

Sponsors: ONE category this year. $1,500 PLATINUM SPONSOR: They get 8 tickets into the drum and 8 dinners , their banner in the room, a full page ad in the program, special acknowledgement and remarks they can say at the dinner. And lots of publicity on Facebook and on our Website. If you have a prospect, please let Robbie and Kim know as soon as you can.

Tools our members can use: you have the sample letter to get sponsors, ticket buyers and silent auction donators. You have a list of last year’s ticket buyers and also last year’s silent auction items and donors for everyone to use as a reminder. You have a poster you can use to put up in your place of work, or in places that you frequent enticing the public to buy tickets to the Draw, Dinner, Silent Auction Gala.

Committee Setup:

Janice – meal and room set up; and table tickets

Larry and Dave – Draw set up

Mike, Hilda and Al - briefcase

Devon - Cashiers

Dave A, Kris and Terry DeYoung - Registration / Front Desk

Ted and Dave - VIP’s – Rotary  

Kim and Lennis - VIP’s – Community Leaders – Mayors, MP’s MPP’s, Councilors, Region Officials, DC. UOIT

Note: If you wish to assist the committee, volunteers are very welcome, especially the night of the event

Ticket Sales: This year $150 each. This allows for a larger profit per ticket and larger tax receipt. Of the 168 tickets, 130 were with meals and 58 were without meals.

If you know your buyer is not attending, put “No meal” on the back of the ticket stub. Very important.

If there is a vegetarian meal request, please indicate this on the back of the ticket.

On behalf of the Committee, we thank each and every one of you for your efforts to make this the biggest and best first class event we have ever had.


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.

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Upcoming Events
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
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Board of Directors Meeting
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Aug 10, 2019
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Kids Safety Village Committee and Board Meeting
Kids Safety Village
Aug 12, 2019
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Summer Bar B Que at Biddle's Cottage
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Aug 17, 2019
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Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Sue
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Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Robbie
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