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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 MEETING :  Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Editor: Linda Porritt



Welcome to Guests Ana Rejab and Rhonda Stewart, and our Guest Speaker for the evening, Melissa Brabant. 


Birthdays: Eric Guernsey (Jan. 7), Margaret Nason (Jan. 10) and Rhonda Stewart (Jan. 12)

Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha !!! to Eric and Rhonda , led by our Past District Governor Ted Morrison.


Rotary Grace – Ted Morrison

O Canada – led by Peter Dueck

Toast to the Queen – Myles Fisher



REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE: Ted also announced that the 2020 date for our Kids Against Hunger was going to be Sunday May 3 at the Jubilee pavilion in Lakeview Park in Oshawa.

Bingo this Saturday January 11 at the Red Barn – It is Robbie’s team.

REMINDER: Bill Patchett Birthday Celebration Sunday Jan 19, 2020 1:00 PM –3:00 PM  Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre 930 Burnham Street Cobourg, ON Canada K9A 2X9 $10. Register online.

January 22 at 7:30 PM – Kids Safety Village Board and Committee Meeting at the Kids Safety Village.

January 28 – Our Regular Meeting. We will meet for dinner at 6 pm, not 6:30 pm. Alexander Gates Curator of Canadian Automotive Museum will give a brief talk, then we will go on the tour of the Museum at approximately 7 p.m. Spouses, children and grandchildren are welcome. David Andrews will get a price for the dinner for the children.


Front Door : Kim Boatman and Sandy McDowell

Bulletin Editor & Greeter : Linda Porritt

(Editor’s note: If you cannot attend, please find a replacement)


Myles Fisher – 8 of Diamonds



Larry Hurren – Is very happy about Canadian Juniors winning hockey Gold. He and Kay have had quite the experience housesitting with their daughter’s four teenagers!

Sandra McDowell – Found out her daughter is expecting a boy. This will be her 5th grandson, no granddaughters.

Ted Morrison – Our club was the top seller of Superbowl raffle tickets, first among all the clubs . Of course the winners this year were not from Canada.

David Andrews – Is going for his last dental visit to see Dr. Larry Hurren before Larry’s official retirement.

Linda Porritt – Drama in her son’s Ottawa home over Christmas, as the oldest grandson (age 10) just found out that there is no Santa Claus.

Bob Stewart – Had to decide between a cruise or bringing Rhonda to Rotary for her birthday. Rotary it is!

Sue McKinnon – Grandson born December 28th. 5 lb 6 oz. Congratulations!

Lennis Trotter – Enjoyed Christmas holidays. Nine couples are leaving on Friday for Scottsdale, Arizona for the Barrett-Jackson car auction. Next week President-Elect Sue will chair the meeting.



None this week

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Melissa Brabant from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. She has been with MTO for 22 years (since 1999). She has an IT degree from Ryerson. Melissa is with the Road/User Safety Division.

She gave a very informative presentation about Winter Driving. Here are a few of the points she made:

-Change to snow tires when the temperature drops to 7 degrees Celsius

-Snow tires perform better than All Season tires. Melissa had a video where cars tested braking and cornering with both kinds of tire, and snow tires clearly won.

-Drive according to conditions. If you drive the speed limit under extreme winter conditions, you could get a ticket if an officer felt it was too fast for the road condition.

-Always have an Annual Winter Maintenance Inspection

-Switch to Winter windshield wiper blades!

-Make sure especially that your heater and defroster are working

-Prepare for winter – make sure that you have a snowbrush and scraper, are dressed for the weather, and have a Winter Survival Kit in your car.

Meeting Adjourned

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, MAKE UP: Go online at go to the 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.

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 14, 2020 7:00 PM
Water Project in Uganda
Jul 21, 2020 7:00 PM
Their Plans for 2020-21
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 7:00 PM
His Annual Update to our Club
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Bottle Drive in Oshawa
WEST - Oshawa Centre - near Old Sears Store, Stevenson & King
Jul 18, 2020
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Director - Sergeant-at-Arms
Past President
Director - Public Relations
Executive Secretary
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