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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?


Page 2 - July 10, 2018

MINUTES OF MEETING : Tuesday July 10, 2018


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: Janice Coupland

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Tim Dwyre



None tonight



Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha to Chris Birrell on July 11 and to our President Linda Porritt on July 17 (let's do the Cha Cha Cha for Linda right ion her birthday out on the patio at the Golf Club)



Bingo Chair Sandy McDowell – Bingo Report from our first week at Bingo – our profit will be approximately $500 for the night. Our float balanced at the end of the night. Lots of helpful tips learned from night One: have dinner before you get there. Act there at 4:40 pm – there is lots to do and we start selling at 5:30 pm. Team Captains – you may want to add two more people to your team, certainly, for the first few weeks, your team is on duty. The Bingo goodie bag will go from Captain to captain – it is filled with the float, calculators, pens, aprons (A big thank you to Sue MacKinnon who made the aprons). Rotate the jobs on your team so that everyone can do each job. There are lots to do to clean up at the end of our session and it must be done accurately and quickly. Need at least three team member on the floor then. The customers will be lined up for the next bingo session. If you have any tips that you see during your night, please tell Sandy and she will pass them on to everyone.

Club Service Chair Hilda Finnigan passed around the Name and Address list to everyone so that she can get the list updated and circulated to you. If you know of any changes to your info, please let Hilda know.(name, classification, address, phone (home and cell), email, address, birthday anniversaries, spouses birthdate, etc) .

Treasurer Devon Biddle announced that our annual club dues invoice will be sent to us by email. $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 ensure 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.

Dave Andrews announced our July 17 meeting is our first friendship / social night of the year. We are going to have a BBQ outside on the patio at the Oshawa Golf Club. Salads, hamburgers, sausages & bun, dessert and coffee will be on tap. The cash bar inside will be open. Same cost: $22.00. Dress: smart casual for summer. Shorts will certainly be permitted. Ensure your shirt has a collar. Wear soft shoes and bring your putter if you are a golfer. After our meal, the Head Golf Professional, Dylan Welsh, will be our guest for our BBQ and he will be taking us over to the practice putting green for a putting lesson. Your spouse is certainly invited. Please let Dave know if your spouse is coming by Sunday night (if not sooner). This is the first of many friendship / social nights of the year. A good night to bring a prospective member.

President Linda – Attended, along with 6 other members of our Rotary Club, the July 8 District Governor Changeover Ceremony and Awards Celebration at the Scarborough Golf Club. Take a look at the Special Edition District Newsletter and see all of the awards and challenge yourself to help our Rotary Club, get one of those awards, this time next year.

President Linda announced that the Rotary Club of Brighton is having their annual Corn Roast and Karaoke Night, on Aug 20 at 5 pm, at the Comunity Hall, 75 Elizabeth Street in Brighton. Cost is $10 with a cash bar. See President Linda if you are going to attend so that you can register.

Vice-President Lennis Trotter announced the next Kids Safety Village meeting will be Monday August 13 at 5:30 at the Village



President Linda drew the 7 of Spades.


Front Desk   Secretary Robbie Larocque     Bulletin Editor/Greeter David Andrews

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


Dan Pantaleo – his son got married on the weekend in Kleinburg. Fantastic time.

Hilda – Here's to a great year, to our new President Linda

Mike McLaren – his daughter Addi is trying to get her LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour Card and iMike is helping her by offering 4 tickets to an upcoming Blue Jays game for a donation of $20 each

PDG Ted – very thankful for the outcome in Thailand and glad the kids are safe.

Stanley – Glad that France is in the World Cup Final and said that most of the French team was really from African countries

Janice – three times happy – so nice to be together with all of the Rotary Club members at the District Governor Changeover last Sunday; Kris and Jan are going to India in October and that Kris has a relative who owns a high-end clothing factory in India; Kris' nephew from India is staying with them and came to our Bingo and DG Changeover, and Jan will work with him to help set up a Rotaract Club at Waterloo when he goes there in the fall to school

Robert Kipling – and Caroline are off to Melfort Saskatchewan for a few weeks. He will be visiting the Rotary Club . They raise lost of money each year, from the community for Shelterbox.

Pat Dyck – Thanked Janice Coupland for getting a Rotary Pin, commemorating Women in Rotary, for Pat when Jan was at the Rotary International Convention.

Devon – Three happy dollars for three wonderful parties on the weekend: His Block party on Hillcroft, Robert and Caroline Kipling's 52 nd Anniversary; and Sunday at the District Governor's Changeover Party at the Scarborough Golf Club.

Tim Dwyre - Changed employers (he retired) – his new firm is “Honey Do”

ROTARY MOMENT - none this evening

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President Linda and the Board of Directors reviewed their Goals for 2018-19. The three main categories of goals are: Strive to achieve the 18-19 Rotary Citation; work the Rotary Club's Strategic Plan (we are in year two of three); and to encourage a healthy Club in all aspects.

Here are just some of the Goal Highlights:


President Linda:

  • Raise awareness in our community of Rotary's work to Eradicate Polio and our “Countdown To Zero” (a priority of R I Pres Barry Rassin.

  • Increase participation by our member at District and International Events and committees

  • Focus on Community Outreach

  • Co-chairing Rotary Friendship Day in Oshawa and the grand Re-opening of the Kids Safety Village

  • Attract Rotaractors in joining Rotary (also a priority of R I Pres Barry)

  • Make the membership Experience ( the highest priority of R I Pres Barry) – ensure our members have fun and feel they are contributing to our community


PDG Ted Morrison – Rotary Foundation:

  • Meet our Goals of $100 per member contribution to the Annual Programs Fund

  • Increase awareness of Polio Eradication and our “Countdown to Zero”

  • Hold a successful World Polio Day Event

  • Speak to our club during Rotary Foundation Month

  • Meet the $20 goal per member for the End Polio Now Campaign

  • Meet the Every Rotarian Every Year target of 100%

  • Increase the number of Rotary Foundation Benefactors

  • Hold an Ethics breakfast

  • Add more Paul Harris Fellows


Lennis Trotter -Vice President 18-19 and President 19-20:

  • Successful Grand Re-opening of the Kids Safety Village – Sept 22, 2018

  • Ensure completion of the online booking system for the KSV

  • Promote KSV with school principles

  • Investigate bus subsidies for kids and schools that cant afford to get to the KSV

  • Ensure club MCs on track to get Rotary Citation with Presidential Distinction

  • Chair Strategic Plan ReviewCommittee

  • Chair the Ways and Means Committee for Fundraising Committee

  • Attend PETS 1 and 2, and the trip to R I Headquarters

  • Select VP

  • Create succession plan for following year's Board, Committees and presidential candidates


Devon Biddle – Treasurer

  • Review finances of Kids Safety Village with Ron Mortson

  • Keep Banking activities for the club up to date

  • Issue Annual Dues and pay R I and District

  • Financial report to Directors

  • Interim Financial reports to club member

  • Review Ways and means for Fundraising


Robbie Larocque – Secretary:

  • Co-chair reversed draw, dinner and silent auction committee

  • Liason with CLOCA re Purple Woods Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

  • Board meetings and minutes


Dave Andrews – Public Image:

  • Media engagement in all club service projects (such as KSV Grand Opening, World Polio Day,

  • Ensure KSV website gets up and running with DRPS and contribute to the content

  • Ensure Club website, Facebook page, Twitter Account and up to date (and post at least 4 times per month)

  • Post club projects on Rotary Showcase and Rotary

  • Use Rotary's brand guidelines, templates, People of Action campaign materials in everything we do

  • Get our club members to talk to the media about our Club and our projects

  • Connect with all media in Durham Region

  • Issue media releases and press releases for all major club events and projects

  • Chair Superbowl Raffle Committee, Sit on Reverse Draw Committee

  • Update Club Brochure and ensure distribution


Kris Sachdeva – International Service:

  • Provide support, and reports to the Global Grant application (school bus and washroom facilities for school in rural India)

  • Investigate another Shelterbox, Sri Lanka Orphange , Adopt A village-Laos, Operation Eyesight International

  • Investigate Sweat Equity projects where members can volunteer

  • Another Kids Against Hunger project

  • Participate in a Rotary Action group and get speakers (such as RAGAS)

  • Educate member of Rotary Foundation's 6 areas of focus


Sue MacKinnon – Membership (Presented by Chair Mike McLaren)

  • Assist with grand Re-opening of Kids Safety Village

  • Gain of Net One in membership by June 30, 2018, and strive for a net gain of 5 (a Drive for Five) and Work the Strategic Plan and strive for 44 total members by June 30, 2019

  • Maintain Membership Retention Level

  • Do a Classification Survey – get a mix of business and professional people in our Rotary Club

  • Initiate a leadership, personal or professional development program to enhance member skills

  • Promote the Rotary Leadership Institute

  • Work the membership Development Plan

  • Enhance the membership Experience for Club members


Janice Coupland – Club Administration (also Chair of Community Service)

  • Have at least 60% of club members dates of birth accurately entered into Rotary Club Central

  • Increase Club members participation in hands-on service projects ( such as KSV, Kids Against Hunger, Community Cleanups)

  • Ensure new Club member do the classification talks within the first 6 months of their membership

  • ensure at least two reclassification talks of current members this Rotary year

  • Chair Fashion Show Fundraiser

  • Enhance the Club membership Experience with theme dinner nights, BBQ's external events like BBQ/Picnic; Christmas party; Valentines and St Patricks Day parties

  • Review results of Club survey on external events


Sonya Thompson – Sergeant At Arms (also Chair of Youth Service Committee)

  • Assist with organizing the Kids Safety Village grand Re-opening

  • Revamp happy Bucks to increase participation

  • Enhance the Membership Experience during Sergeant's Time at weekly meetings (such as consolation prizes, trivia time)

  • Investigate holding a Youth Service Fundraiser, with the participation of the Rotaract Club

  • Set goals and priorities for Youth Service projects and activities


Kim Boatman – Community Service, Youth service, Vocational Service

  • Cosponsor Rotaract Club of Durham College-UOIT

  • Sponsor Youth Exchange student or a RYLA Student

  • Get the Four Way Test Plaque (or banner) up at the entrance to City Hall Council Chambers

  • Member participation at the annual City Clean up project

  • Support mary Street School project

  • Plan a Kids Against Hunger project

  • Encourage Youthand Rotaract at Pancake Breakfast, Oshawa Clean up

  • Encourage a Fundraising Project centred around a for Youth

  • Co-Chair reverse draw fundraiser

  • Continue Partners In Service projects; participation House Christmas Party

  • Investigate hearth Place capital project

  • Build on Rotary / Rotaract working together on projects

  • Follow up on 2018 Rotaract grads and encourage them to join Rotary

  • Work to re-establish an Interact Club

  • Conduct a community assessment survey (what does Oshawa have and what does Oshawa need)

Thank you to all of the Club members who will be serving on the committees and help our club to do some many good things locally, and internationally and have fun doing just that.

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 lookup 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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