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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 Feb 19, 2019

          Editor – Dave 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:                         Devon Biddle                  

O Canada:                  Dave Andrews 

Toast To The Queen: Mike McLaren                                                           



GUEST – None tonight                                     



February 20 – Jan Penney

February 23 – Ted Morrison

February 27  - Larry Hurren



VP Lennis Trotter – The next Kids Safety Village committee meeting is on February 25 at 5:30 pm at the Kids Safety Village.

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 – Hats off to Dr Lee Harman, Retired Naval Surgeon, past president of the Arlington, Washington Rotary Club in District 5050 (an international District between Washington and BC). He bought a rare 1931 Ford Model A Victoria to enter the 2019 Peking-to-Paris Rally and dedicated the effort to raising money to end polio, and his fellow Rotarians on both sides of the border got behind him. He and his co-conspirator, Retired Army Major Bill Ward, know the challenges they will face on the Peking-to-Paris rally will be worthwhile to bring attention to the importance of eradicating polio while meeting their goal of raising $1 million for the cause. Here is a link to the story and photos.

Pres Linda - St. Patrick’s Day Social – Tuesday March 12thNO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB.  Please sign the Sign up sheet with Janice Coupland as soon as you can.  Spouses & Friends  Invited.  6:00 pm start at Fionn MacCool's , 214 Ritson Rd N,   Oshawa, ON L1G 0B2

Pres Linda – 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 .

Pres Linda – 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.

Pres Linda - April 13 – Rotary Leadership Institute, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Centenial 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.   For all Rotarians who have joined a Rotary Club in District 7070 in 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


Pres Linda - Sunday March 17th (Actual day of St. Patrick’s Day) Rotarians and friends – Private Box , Tribute Community Centre, Oshawa Generals Hockey  vs Sudbury Wolves 6 pm Start. Sign up with Janice Coupland. Cost : $25 per person.  Food (Pizza ,etc) included. On your own for beverages. Special thank you to Sandy and Kim and  Oshawa Express


Pres Linda -  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!


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 15,000 meals . Joint project with the 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.

VP Lennis - District Training Assembly 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 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.

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 the Next Committee Meeting at 8:00 pm

Sandy – Last Saturday was our biggest Bingo crowd that the Red Barn has seen this year. Thanks to Ted’s team and those who volunteered to help.



Winner:  Pres Linda                                                    Card Drawn: 3 of Diamonds

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On The Front Door: Tim Dwyre

Bulletin Editor: Janice Coupland

Greeter:  Janice Coupland



Lennis – Sad to say he was at the fourth funeral this year. The last was in Huntsville where the snow was higher that the vehicles.

Linda – Despite her bad cold, she was happy to finalize her trip to the Rotary International Convention and that Lennis and Esther will be in Copenhagen the same time.

Dan – very happy that wherever he goes in Oshawa, he runs into Rotarians, good people doing good things. He encouraged all of us to do something that is beneficial to someone. This week, Dan has two Durham College co-op students for a term at Canguard.


Sandy – enjoyed her vacation to Grenada. Direct flight. White sand beaches, Aqua water. Very relaxing. And she missed the worst weather week this winter.

Dave – Hopes Ted Hs a great month in Florida and be sure to say hello to all of the members of the Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach.

Ted – A happy $5 … one for each week he will be in Florida.

Robert K – He and Caroline had a great month in Peru and back safely. He also proudly announced that the young student that we sponsored for the Rotary Club of Ottawa’s Adventure in Citizenship a few years ago is completing her second year at Glendon College at York University. She applied to compete her degree at the University of Lyon and she was accepted.

Devon – his family got together recently and celebrated what would have been his Dad’s birthday on Feb 22.

Heather – Happy to hear Dr Khan a few weeks ago ,and has scheduled Dr Raffy Choulijan to do Brushamania at the school in Scarborough.



Name of Speaker: Dave Andrews spoke on Rotary’s 114th Birthday on Feb 23, 2019.

February 23 is Rotary’s 114th Birthday. That day is also called World Understanding and Peace Day. On February 23, 1905, little did Paul Harris and his three friends realize what they were starting when they met in room 711 of the Unity Building in Chicago.


Paul Harris and five business friends discussed creating a business networking group off and on in 1904.  Then, on February 23, 1905, Paul Harris had dinner with his closest friend, Chicago coal dealer Silvester Schiele.

Afterwards they walked up to Room 711 of the Unity Building where they met their host, Gustavus Loehr, a mining engineer; and another friend, Hiram Shorey, a merchant tailor.  

Harris proposed that they form a club. No name was chosen for the group. But they agreed to meet next at the offices of Silvester Schiele.

The second meeting was March 9th. Three other men, Harry Ruggles, William Jenson, and A. L. White joined them.

Ruggles was a printer, and created the “name badge” version of the Rotary “wheel” and also started singing in Rotary. In fact his singing kept the group from disbanding more than once.

It was also decided that “rotating” the meetings made “Rotary” the most logical name. Two weeks later the group gathered at the office of Silvester Schiele, in his coal yard at Twelfth and State Streets.  Six of the previous seven were present along with Charles Newton and Arthur B. Irwin.

Within five years clubs had formed across the country, from San Francisco to New York.

In August 1910, Rotarians held their first convention in Chicago. The 16 clubs that existed at that time united to form the National Association of Rotary Clubs.

When clubs were formed in Canada and Great Britain in 1912, the name was changed to the International Association of Rotary Clubs, and was later shortened to Rotary International in 1922.

By July 1925, Rotary had grown to more than 2,000 clubs and an estimated 108,000 members on six continents.

As Rotary grew, members pooled their resources and used their talents to serve their communities. Our dedication to this ideal is best expressed in our motto: Service Above Self.

Rotary also later embraced a code of ethics, called The 4-Way Test, that has been translated into hundreds of languages.

During and after World War II, Rotarians became increasingly involved in promoting international understanding.

In 1945, 49 Rotary members served in 29 delegations to the United Nations Charter Conference.

Rotary still actively participates in UN conferences by sending observers to major meetings and promoting the United Nations in Rotary publications. Rotary International's relationship with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) dates back to a 1943 London Rotary conference that promoted international cultural and educational exchanges. Attended by ministers of education and observers from around the world, and chaired by a past president of RI, the conference was an impetus to the establishment of UNESCO in 1946.

An endowment fund, set up by Rotarians in 1917 "for doing good in the world," became a not-for-profit corporation known as The Rotary Foundation in 1928.

Upon the death of Paul Harris in 1947, an outpouring of Rotarian donations made in his honor, totaling US$2 million, launched the Foundation's first program — graduate fellowships, now called Ambassadorial Scholarships.

Today, contributions to The Rotary Foundation total more than US$80 million annually and support a wide range of humanitarian grants and educational programs that enable Rotarians to bring hope and promote international understanding throughout the world.

In 1985, Rotary made a historic commitment to immunize all of the world's children against polio. Working in partnership with nongovernmental organizations and national governments thorough its PolioPlus program, Rotary is the largest private-sector contributor to the global polio eradication campaign.

Rotarians have mobilized hundreds of thousands of PolioPlus volunteers and have immunized more than one billion children worldwide..

As the dawn of the 21st century approached, Rotary worked to meet the changing needs of society, expanding our service effort to address such pressing issues as environmental degradation, illiteracy, world hunger, and children at risk.

We admitted women for the first time (worldwide) in 1989 and we now have  more than 145,000 women in our ranks.

Following the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Rotary clubs were formed or re-established throughout Central and Eastern Europe.


Here are a few facts from the 2017-18 Annual Report: WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR

35,678 Rotary Clubs

1,195,107 members

11,198 Rotaract Clubs

22,952 Interact Clubs

Rotarians volunteered 111.1 million hours

Rotarians raised $414.7 million for the Rotary Foundation

94 Scholarships were granted to Rotary Peace Scholars

1,306 Global Grants were awarded by the Rotary Foundation totalling $86.7 million

Including: 483 toward Disease Prevention and Treatment

283 towards water and sanitation

182 toward economic and community development

174 toward basic education and literacy

102 toward maternal and child health

82 toward peace and conflict prevention / resolution

Someone once said you can’t know where you are going until you know where you came from.

We know where we came from.

PDG Ted Morrison added some of Rotary’s accomplishments:

The white cane of the International institute for the Blind worldwide, created by the wife of a Rotarian in the UK.

A letter created at the Rotary International Convention in 1947 in Havana, Cuba, denouncing Hitler. The letter became the basis for the Human Rights Code used worldwide.

Easter Seals , started by the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio used worldwide.

We have 114 years of proud Rotary history and accomplishments that all started on February 23, 1905.

Now , let’s go out and tell the world







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