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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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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:   Tim Dwyer

O Canada:  Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen:  Mike McLaren                                                                   



A warm welcome to our Guest Speaker Chenai Simbisai Kadungure ; Heather Drakes - guest of Stanley Igboanugo  AND Colleen McLaren a guest of husband Mike




Past District Governor Ted Morrrison attended the Annual General Meeting of the Rotary District 7070  / Annual District 7070 Rotary Foundation Dinner at the Oshawa Golf Club with President Linda Porritt and Dave Andrews and 55 other Rotary Club Presidents and their Clubs' Rotary Foundation Chairs. As Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund, Ted spoke to the District 7070 Club Presidents and urged them to remind their members of the importance of giving to the Annual Programs Fund.

Past District Governor Ted Morrrison also announced that at the Rotary Foundation Dinner, The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood received three prestigious awards from District 7070:

  1. Third Place in the District 7070 's Top Three Highest Per Capita Annual Giving to The Rotary Foundation (note: our average per capita giving was $227.05; second place went to Scarborough at $264.79 and first palce went to Scarborough Twilight with $332.99 in annual givings

  2. The End Polio Now: Countdown to History Campaign Certificate of Appreciation for giving a minimum of US $1,500 to End Polio
  3. The 2017-18 Rotary Presidential Citation with distinction!

Past District Governor Ted Morrrison - Saturday Night BINGO – Ted’s team – 5:00 pm at the red Barn - for some it could be 6:00  Talk to Ted

Past District Governor Ted Morrrison - Hams and Cakes – Ted has sold 41 hams and 15 cakes.  November 21 is the order deadline.  Deliver the first week of December. $25 each for the Brandt Meats 2 kg Black Forest Ham and $25 each for the 2lb 8 oz Heritage Bakery Fruitcake. Please email Ted with your order ASAP

Past District Governor Ted Morrrison - November is Rotary Foundation month – good time to give if you haven’t already made your donation.

Past Pres Dave Andrews – Thank you ALL. We have SOLD OUT on the Big Game 53 (Superbowl) tickets from the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario Western New York .Just one more person to collect ticket stubs , and a few more people to bring in the funds. HERE IS THE MAJOR DEADLINE:  WE NEED  to have money and ticket stubs returned by November 20.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. EARLIER IF YOU CAN, WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED.

Past Pres and Director of International Service Kris Sachdeva announced an International Service Committee Meeting at 5:15pm, November 20.  Members are:  Robert Kipling, Bob Koski, Dave Andrews, Pat Dyck, Devon Biddle, Larry Hurren, Stanley and Janice Coupland.

The Battle of the Bobs - Bob Koski and Robert Kipling , both very staunch supporters of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders , respectively, had a little wager on the Playoff game  Loser was to donate $20.00 to the Rotary Foundation.    Thank you Robert Kipling. Devon returns next week and he will be happy to collect..

Community Service Chair and Director Janice Coupland announced an opportunity for our club members to do some hands-on volunteer service at the Health Mission Outreach Free Dental Clinic at Durham College . The Health Mission Outreach is hosting it’s second free Dental/Health Clinic at Durham College on Saturday November 24, 2018 (10am – 4pm). Durham College’s Dental, Nursing, Paramedic and Child Youth Coordination programs will be volunteering. Over 20 HMO volunteer Dentists and Durham College’s Dental Hygiene students together will be providing treatment. The Rotary Club has volunteered with the Health Mission Outreach on a number of missions internationally and locally over the years. Here is the website for the Health Mission Outreach. . They are also looking for any donations, including food, for Volunteers and Patients. On June 17, 2017 they helped and treated over 162 vulnerable community members in need, without access to dental care. Here is some information about this outreach.

Please sign up with Janice as soon as you can.

Director Janice Coupland  - Participation House  Christmas Party with the residents and staff of Participation House. Our spouses and kids and grandkids are also invited. Dinner and Carol Singing. Cost $40 per person. 6:00 pm  drinks,  6:30 pm dinner .  SIGN UP SHEET IS BEING CIRCULATED.  Please let  Janice Coupland know , as soon as possible,  YES or NO  and if your spouse or kids or grandkids are attending with you.

Director Janice Coupland Club members and guests Christmas Party –  spouses  /  guests are invited. This year it will be a dinner at Chatterpaul's,  3500 Brock St N, Whitby, ON L1R 3J4. Start time: 6;00 pm.  A 3 course meal for a cost of $39.99 per  person.   Please let  Janice Coupland know as soon as you  can.



Pres Linda - advised  On Friday, November 16, 2018, the Canadian Liver Foundation GTA Chapter will host the 17th annual LIVERight Gala at The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. This fabulous fundraising event is in support of children and youth affected by liver disease. Individual Tickets: $200 (Includes hors d’oeuvres, three-course dinner, live auction, and an exclusive performance by Tia Brazda). Table of 10: $2,000 (Includes hors d’oeuvres, three-course dinner for 10 people, live auction, and an exclusive performance by Tia Brazda)Doors open at 6:00 PM. Program starts at 7:00 PM


Pres Linda - NOV 21 – Night of A Thousand Dinners – Proceeds to  the Canadian Landmine Foundation 6:30 pm , Officers' Mess, Ontario Regiment, Simcoe Street North.  Tickets $75.00  per person. Fundraiser for Canadian Landmine Foundation by the Oshawa Rotary Club. Call Ron Dick for tickets at 905-728-4550 and at Many Rotary Clubs contribute directly to this organization. If we wish to partner with the Oshawa Rotary Club, Ron would be very happy to talk with us about the possibilities. Rotary of Oshawa is having a fundraiser on November 21 to support Canada Landmine Foundation .  Cost is $75.00


Pres Linda  - CONCERT TO FEED THE NEED IN DURHAM – Sponsored by the Rotary Club of  Bowmanville , TWO SHOWS: 3 TO 5 PM AND 7 TO 9 PM AT BOWMANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL , 49 Liberty Street, Bowmanville. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for children (12 and under).  For details and tickets, please see:     

and also:     


Pres Linda Linda also requested year of birth for everyone in our club.  It is going to be used for a graph only.

There was a good turnout for Memorial Day


Past District Governor Ted MorrrisonNOV 24 – Concert fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Courtice at Hope Fellowship Church, 1685 Bloor Street, Courtice, ON @ 3:00pm Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Tickets are $20 per person. Purchase tickets online through our events and promotions tab with Mastercard or Visa at or contact us at .CASH SALES ONLY are available at Courtice Home Healthcare 1423 King Street East or One Love One Dream Bridal Salon 1415 Hwy#2 in Courtice during regular business hours from October 15-November 23, 2018.Tickets are advance sales with limited quantities available. After party at the Bulldog Pub, 600 Grandview Street South, Oshawa at 6:00 pm


DUTY ROSTER:   FOR  November:          Front Desk  David Penney      Bulletin Editor AND Greeter  Sue MacKinnon

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

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Winner: Pat Dyck drew the 7 of hearts and won two tubes of tooth paste, compliments of Dr. Larry Hurren.


  • Robert Kipling was happy as Winnipeg was the better team.
  • Bob Koski happy as he is going to Brooklin High School on Wednesday to see his #1 granddaughter receive her honour certificate.

  • Hilda was happy to see such a jolly group tonight.

  • Colleen is happy as she knows everyone and no longer feels shy.

  • Mike is happy that we were all with him on date night.

  • Linda sad to see the pictures on FB of the disaster in Paradise, California.

  • Larry Hurren reminded the group of a baseball team in 1984, where Oshawa Parkwood Rotary assisted a Bowmanville Rotary Club baseball team win a game.

  • Bob Koski – remembered the game and Bowmanville being a good team.

  • Sonya – brother had an accident as a result of a lady running a red light.  He is much better and his leg is on the mend.  Daughter is on the mend as well.

  • Dave – Dave and Linda laid a wreath on Sunday.  They said right after the dignitaries!  There was the Convoy To Remembrance 2018 -  45 vehicles from the RCAC Military Museum; something to see! Photo Album on our Rotary Club's Facebook Page



Name of Speaker:  Chenai Simbisai Kadungure

Introducer: Ted Morrison

Chenai Kadungure -a Rotary Peace Scholar, from Zimbabwe, has been involved in non-profit work since she was a teenager. In high school she was an Interact member. Interact taught her the value in “Service Above Self” and this attraction to serving the world has never left her. Chenai earned her undergraduate and master’s degree in Cape Town, where her experience of xenophobia inspired her to become a part of the solution to global conflict. She has experience in research and customer relations and has strong interpersonal skills. She has fundraised for philanthropic initiatives, and assisted NGOs, such as Open Door Education, Cycle For Understanding and The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). As a dedicated soldier for peace; Chenai volunteers for The Red Frogs, has been involved in various church leadership activities, serves on the Board of Directors of Mwala, a charity organization and she mentors in her spare time. She most recently worked for a non-profit called The Hope Factory, an Enterprise Development company owned by The South African institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) which grows people, to develop businesses and impact communities. She is committed to being “a gift to the world” and the Fellowship to study at UNC-Chapel Hill, is just the beginning for her.

Chenai holds a B.A. degree in Media, Sociology and Gender Studies and an M.Phil. in Diversity Studies from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She is currently conducting her M.A. studies in Global Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she aims to obtain the necessary skills to succeed in the international development space.

Speaker’s Remarks:

Chenai is a Rotary Foundation Peace Fellow – a fully funded Masters Degree in Leadership Development.

Was an interact as a youth and her family is very giving of their time to service as well.

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peacebuilding. Many of them are serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.

Check out the Rotary Peace Map to see where our alumni are creating positive change.Each year, the Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.

  • Master’s degree programs: Last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.

  • Professional development certificate program: For experienced professionals and lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.

For more info, check out the Rotary Peace Fellow  brochure

Thanked By:  Stanley Igboanugo


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Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Hilda
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Jul 27, 2019
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Board of Directors Meeting
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Aug 06, 2019
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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
Red Barn
Aug 17, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Sep 03, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk
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Sep 08, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team Robbie
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Sep 14, 2019
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Sep 15, 2019
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