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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 Club President Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 or our Club Past President Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963.

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:  Holger Knaack – Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Mark Chipman - Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise in Whitby, 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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MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING :  Tuesday, May 19, 2020

                                Paul Harris Awards Night

  Editor: Al Finnigan



Congratulations to our Rotary friends




     May 20 – Happy Birthday to Al Finnigan

     May 20 – Happy Anniversary to John & Willie Kellam

     May 23 – Happy Birthday to David Mankiewicz

On the Zoom Call Tonight: 

Sue Mckinnon, Dave Andrews, Lennis Trotter, Robert Kipling, Robert Koski, Kris Sachdeva, Janice Coupland, Dave Penny, Linda Porrit, Ted Morrison, Robbie Laocque, Larry Hurren, , Allan Finnigan, Bill Creamer, Heather Drakes, Tim Dwyre, Devon Biddle, Sandy McDowell, Dave Mankiewicz, Ana Rejab


Special Welcome to our visiting Rotarians  and guests tonight:

Bob Wallace (President of the Rotary Club of Port Hope, and Past District Governor, current Rotary Zone 24 East Coordinator, and incoming Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee), Linda Biddle, Sharon Morrison, Esther Trotter, Patti Koski, Kay Hurren, Caroline KIpling, Jan Penney, Terri  Lynn Larocque

President Lennis started the meeting at 7:04 pm  and welcomed everyone !!!

AGAIN, THANK YOU TO: our very own Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Eric Guernsey for arranging the Zoom Meeting sharing with Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority, The Durham Workforce Authority is the acknowledged provider of local workforce information and champion of workforce development initiatives unique to Durham Region. Their Mission is to produce and offer comprehensive Labour Market Information to our stakeholders, to facilitate workforce solutions by engaging community partners and employers and to encourage development and maintenance of a sustainable and dynamic workforce.. It was so nice to be able to have a whole hour for our Zoom meeting. We thank you both.



Lennis encourage everyone to attend, online, the  MAY 20 – 7 PM for District 7070 Connects . We are all invited to D7070 Connects, a virtual District get together. Come find out what's happening all over the District how Rotarians are staying CONNECTED with Rotarians and their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. It;s a Zoom gathering. But you must register online. (see: )  This is our second 'D7070 Connects' - a virtual District get together via Zoom. We will have a brief update from DG Beth and DGE Mark on where we are and what is coming up in our District and in Rotary. We will share success stories for Staying Connected with Rotarians and with our communities - perhaps you can find some ideas to build on! And we will answer questions from the group. All interested District 7070 Rotarians are welcome to participate, with a special invite to any newer Rotarians who have joined in the past few years - come experience our District! Cost is free but you need to register in order to get a link for the session. Please register by 7 p.m. on Monday May 18th. A link will be sent on Tuesday May 19th.

.Dave Andrews invited everyone to next week's meeting , May 26 when our speaker will be Det. Martin Franssen, Durham Regional Police Service (and a proud member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa) who will be talking on scams associated with COVID-19. (Note: We will bring back martin at a future date to talk about Wills and Power of Attorney. . Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884  . Dial by your location  +1 647 558 0588 Canada   Find your local number:  . This is the night we say Thank You and congratulate our Paul Harris Awardees.

Congratulations to Sandy McDowell . A grandma to her 5th grandson.

Ted  thanked Kim and Sandy for their excellent half page ad in the May 13 and May 20 edition of The Oshawa Express, announcing our big fundraiser to fight COVID-19 here in our community. Thank you for the news article too announcing the matching funds donation. Our Rotary Club will match dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $5,000, all money received from the public to go local community organizations to help them fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As individuals, we all can make a donation to help get to the $5,000 mark, and our club will match that.


Janice mentioned that her committee gave a check for $1000.00 to the Back Door Mission (see: )

Janice is giving a check from Rotary to Community Care for $500.00. (see:

Devon is sending one check to the Rotary Foundation on June 1st. If you want to make a donation, please get your money to Devon, and he will send it to the Rotary Foundation, get you credit towards your next Paul Harris Fellow and ensure that you receive a tax donation. He will take cash or chaque.


GUEST SPEAKER:  Bob Wallace -  The Rotary Foundation

David Penny introduced Bob Wallace . Bob is Bob Wallace President of the Rotary Club of Port Hope, and Past District Governor, current Rotary Zone 24 East Coordinator, and incoming Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Foundation Chair for District 7070.

Bob congratulated Parkwood Rotary on having 19 Paul Harris Fellows ( whose cumulative donations to The Rotary Foundation are $1,000 US or more) and 10 Rotary Foundation benefactors  (who have bequeathed $1,000 US or more in their will.

He noted that since our club began, back in 1976, our members and our club have donated over $5000,000 to The Rotary Foundation and this year, we have surpassed our goal for donations to the Annual Programs Fund and to the Polio Fund.

He noted that even during the pandemic, Rotary needs funding from Rotarians to carry out our goal of Polio eradication, and urged us to make a donation to the PolioPlus Fund if we are able.

Bob also thanked Devon and Linda for their generous donation as members of the Arch Klumpf Society.

Bob suggested that since interest is down on our stocks, it is a good time to get a tax deduction and give to The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation has given over $4.7 million US (so far) in the form of grants to District from worldwide Foundation Disaster Fund for COVID -19 relief.

He noted that the Rotary responds COVID-19 Telethon, on May 2, 2020  raised over $525,000 US towards COVID-19 efforts.

Bob noted that our District has not yet applied for a Rotary Foundation $25,000 COVID-19 grant. The committee wil be doing so shortly and asked for suggestions from District clubs and members.

He thanked everyone in our club for donating, this year to The Rotary Foundation and help us all honour our Past District Governor Bill Patchett and try to donate , from our District members, $1 million to The Rotary Foundation this rotary year (40 days to go). Today it stands at $895,000.63 US.

Ted Morrison thanked Bob for his hard work and interesting and informative talk.

Ted Morrison, then made his presentation to the club , honouring our club members who have reached their next plateau in donations to The Rotary Foundation.

Congratulations to all of our members who have already reached Paul Harris Recognition plateaus:

(Note: a PHF indicates a cumulative donation of $1,000 to The rotary Foundation; a PHF +1  = $2,000 , and so on)


  • Dave Andrews  PHF+5                                                 David Mankiewicz   PHF

  • Devon Biddle   PHF+8*                                                 Michael McLaren   PHF

  • Janice Coupland  PHF+1                                              Ted Morrison   PHF+8*

  • Peter Dueck   PHF                                                         David Penney   PHF+3

  • Pat Dyck   PHF+1                                                          Linda Porritt   PHF+1

  • Al Finnigan   PHF                                                          Kris Sachdeva   PHF+5

  • Hilda Finnigan   PHF+2                                                 Robert Stewart   PHF+1

  • Larry Hurren   PHF+                                                      Lennis Trotter   PHF+3

  • Robert Kipling   PHF

  • Robert Koski   PHF+1

  • Robbie Larocque   PHF+3


There are additional Rotary Foundation recognitions that our members have received for even more substantial donations

MAJOR DONORS: Devon and Linda Biddle , Kris Sachdeva, Ted and Sharron Morrison

ARCH KLUMPH SOCIETY: Devon and Linda Biddle

Tonight, we celebrate and CONGRATULATE our Rotary Club members who have reached their “next” Rotary Foundation recognition plateau during this Rotary year :

Robbie Larocque   PHF +3

David Penney    PHF +3

 Larry Hurren    PHF +5

Kris Sachdeva   PHF+5


That is not all. Rotary Clubs can also recognize non-Rotarians from our community, who has performed outstanding service to our community, and has exemplified the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” over many years, by making a $1,000 donation to The Rotary Foundation, in their name and bestowing upon them a Paul Harris Fellow Award.

Tonight, the Rotary Club recognizes a person who has kept in touch with fellow members and especially spouses of members for many years, has done hours of service at the Kids Safety Village, and who opens her home to our Club for many years at Christmas for our annual Christmas party and that, of course, is Esther Trotter.



Ted suggested that members could donate to the Rotary Foundation from their savings from the weekly dinners. The money to support The Rotary Foundation comes from our members.

Since COVID-19 hit, we have missed about 2 months of spending money on our weekly meetings. At about $100 per month, wouldn’t it be a nice gesture if our members made a donation of $200 per member, to The Rotary Foundation.

REMINDER: Devon would like to get the donations in by the end of may so that he can tabulate the results of each donation, assign the correct amount to the Paul Harris recognition, and send one cheque to The Rotary Foundation. Thank you all.


Thank you to Linda Biddle for sharing with us our Rotary Club of Oshawa-parkwood Zoom Meeting:

President Lennis closed meeting at 7.39 pm but many stayed on and just had a nice chat with eachother.



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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Linda Porritt
July 17
Spouse Birthdays
Kay Hurren
July 8
Esther Trotter
July 25
Greg McDowell
July 31
Robert Kipling
Caroline Kipling
July 8
Florin Popa
Roxana Popa
July 11
Jul 28, 2020 7:00 PM
"State of the Region" Address to our club
Aug 04, 2020 7:00 PM
Her Update on activities in the Oshawa Riding
Aug 11, 2020 7:00 PM
Steve annual update on Adopt A Village -LAOS
Aug 18, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Update to our Club
Aug 25, 2020 6:30 PM
Their Plans for 2020-21
Sep 01, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 08, 2020 6:30 PM
Annual address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 15, 2020 6:30 PM
His Annual Address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
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Director - International Service
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