Page 1 - 2018-19





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 - Oct 9, 2018

MINUTES OF MEETING : Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Bulletin Editor: Bob Stewart



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: Sandy McDowell


O Canada: Peter Dueck


Toast To The Queen : Tim Dwyre




A warm welcome to John Zarowny aka Johnny Z a guest of Bob Stewart


BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES : Happy Birthday to Craig, Shawn and Hilda. And Dan's Wedding Anniversary




Sue MacKinnon – We need volunteer on Oct 26 and 27 from about 4:30 pm to 8 pm to volunteer at the Halloween haunt at the Kids Safety Village. Many of our club memebrs will be at the District Cionference so that puts the onus on those not going to the conference to setep up to the plat and help with our signature project. Sign up TODAY.


Past Pres Dave AndrewsWorld Polio Day 2018, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood, 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. So far the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Oshawa-parkwood, port Perry and Port Hope have canceled their regular weekly meetings that week. Dave urged 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. A light luncheon 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, righta after the intros with the live Rotary International program 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. Go to the and on Ocotber 24 , there will be the class : World Polio Day – Rotary International. In addition, the broadcast will be sent live all over the world, to the colleges and universities on the Durham College Global Classroom network.


Hilda Finnigan met a young lady, Monique Masoud, at a retail store in Oshawa recently. It turns out the she is a student at Durham College and doing pasrt time work. She rememberrs getting 2 drops of the polio vaccine in Pakistan when she was a young girl and she has agreed to come to World Polio Day and tell us her story.


Past District Governor Ted - announced that the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood will have, as our guest speaker, a Rotary PeaceScholar, at our November 13 Rotay Club meeting, as part of our Rotary Foundation Month activities in November. Ted asked the othe clubs to please let Dave Andrews know if you wish to attend and perhaps bring a guest.



REMINDER: Janice Coupland – Oct 30 is our Oktoberfest Party at Rotary. Spouses invited. Traditional German dishes will be seved and Brock Street Brewery will be here with Beer for Oktoberfest. A fun night. Sign up sheet went around. Please email Janice if you and your guest are coming. Editor's note: It will be Party of the Century- try not to miss it.


REMINDER: Past Pres Dave Andrews – We have about 50 tickets to sell on the Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York - $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. Please let Dave know how many you would like to sell. Two excellent opportunities coming up: Foundation Walk on Sept 30 and DG Mary Lou's visit on Oct 2. Can you help sell at these two events? 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.


REMINDER: Pres Linda - 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. Register for the Oct 27 party at the Legion online too.


REMINDER: 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.




SERGEAT AT ARMS REPORT: Sonya Thompson ACE OF SPADES DRAW: Dave Penney was the lucky winner tonight but alas, he drew the King of Spades and received a consolation prize, thanks to Dr Larry Hurren. The deck gets smaller and the pot grows.



FOR October: Front Desk Sue MacKinnon Bulletin Editor AND Greeter Bob Stewart

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




Ted – sadly the end of summer as the new unused deck patio furniture was taken in for the winter


Larry – Cottage now closed up … but not the convertible top of his Miata


Hilda – we made $ 4 on Bingo


Devon – pleased at Hilda’s Announcement


David – pleased at last weeks meeting as we had a larger turnout than normal … much larger


Sue – just generally happy with life and stuff


Bob Koski - $ 5 as happy to be on Team 1 for Bingo plus Patty had successful knee surgery and their girls filled in and did wonderful job on the Turkey dinner. Also had fun reading about last weeks ultimate three club buffet feast

Page 3- Oct 9, 2018


From your bulletin editor: Leafs win….Leafs win…Leafs win…


GUEST SPEAKERS : Our own memebr Dan Pantaleo – His craft / Classification Talk

Dan was married in 1982 and he and his wife have 2 sons and a daughter. All doing very nicely in life. His parents came to Canada from Italy . Dan has 4 brothers and 2 sisters. His father was a hardworking Steam Fitter specializing in High Rises. A favourite memory of Dan was growing up in the lively Kensington Market area. When he was only 15 years old Dan began to consider a careerin Justice. Hence he went on to become a Police Officer for about 20 years before joining the private sector purchasing an Alarm Security Company . He started up the successful Canguard Agency around 2006. Canguard encompasses Private Investigation, Uniformed Guards ( keep multi past President Dave safe at home ), Training ( connected to Corrections Ontario ?) , Alarm Systems and Security Camera Systems. He currently employs 12 people and they all strive to deliver “ PREMIUM SERVICE “ Access through Daniel answered numerous questions from very interested listeners and said that 80 % of all home break ins happen the the daytime … and most through the front door.


We are certainly very fortunate to have added such a personable and interesting Rotarian.


Dan was introduced and thanked by President Linda.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.


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.

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
View entire list
Upcoming Events
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
Red Barn
May 11, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Jun 01, 2019 9:00 AM –
Jun 05, 2019 6:00 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
RSS Feed

Council elevates RotaractRepresentatives from around the world also vote to preserve club


Live updates on Council on Legislation 2019Follow our live blog to see the latest from Rotary's Council on Legislation


How Rotary has changed to help people get clean water for longer than just a few years.


Profile: A vine ideaHeidi KühnRotary Club of San FranciscoHeidi Kühn arrived in Utsunomiya, Japan, in 1975, a few months after the end of the Vietnam War. She was a Rotary Youth Exchange


Stephanie Woollard went from Down Under to the top of the world to find out if one person can make a difference.

Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile