Sept 19 - Page 1


Mailing Address: 96 KING ST. E., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA L1H 1B6



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Ian Riseley – Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Neil Phillips - Rotary Club of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Beth Selby – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

What is Rotary ?

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 Director Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or our Club President Ted Morrison at 905-623-3810. 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 – People of Action

Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.




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 behavior 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 behaviors 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. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor 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?


Sept 19 - Page 2

MINUTES OF MEETING : Tuesday September 19, 2017


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: Larry Hurren

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Chidinma Ogboanugo



Dr. Dana Blakolmer (guest speaker); Assistant District Givernor (and DG for 2019-20) Beth Selby from the Rotary Club of Cobourg


Happy 80th Birthday to Carol Reading; Happy Anniversary Hilda and Al Finnigan



Past Pres Dave – We are once again participating with the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario in the successful Super Bowl Raffle. Raffle tickets to win a trip to the Super Bowl game – First Prize: 2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Minnesota (person's name on the ticket must be the person picking up the tickets) , + 4 nights hotel accommodation + $1,000 US; Second Prize: $1,000 US; Third Prize: $500 US . – Tickets ARE NOW AVAILABLE, thanks to Robbie. Sell before Nov 22. Our club gets 25% of what we sell. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 . Canadian Funds

Sue MacKinnon – meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee at 6;00 pm on Thursday, Sept 21 at Sue's home

Pres Ted - Priority #1 Membership Seminar... September 23rd, 2017: From District 7070 Membership Chair, Virginia O'Reilly: It is a new Rotary year and what a great way to kick it off - the next installment of our Membership Seminar!! Let's keep the momentum going! Hear about what is working for clubs in our district, new ideas and the impact these are having on membership. Discuss what your club is doing, how it is working and discover how to make it better. On Saturday September 23rd, we are invited , from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the next installment of our Membership Seminar at Centennial College Event Centre - 6th Floor, Progress Campus, 937 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON. Parking available and free on Saturdays. Registration will be open to the first 50 people who sign up on line. And you can use this link to register instead: Register Online

Pres Ted - We are holding our joint meeting with the Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Clubs and we are inviting all Rotarians in District 7070 to a Rotary Friendship Day at Parkwood on Sept 25 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Speaker: Samantha George, Curator of Parkwood. Lunch and tours ( as long as no movie crew has booked Parkwood) of Parkwood. Our Rotary Club has canceled our Sept 26 meeting at the Golf Club, making Sept 25 truly a joint meeting of both clubs hosting this big event. Cost per person is $75. If you bring a guest, that person would be $60 . It is estimated that $15 of the $75 ticket would be donated to the Rotary Foundation and between the 2 clubs, you would recieves award points towards your next Paul Harris Fellow. This Day is reminissent of the District 707 Freindship Days hosted by the Oshawa Rotary Club in the 1950's and 60's when Colonel Sam was still alive and he hosted everyone at Parkwod. Members of both Rotary clubs decided to proceed and holdhold the joint meeting and host Rotary Friendship Day with the Oshawa Rotary Club on Sept 25 with the two clubs working together. Just call Dave Andrews and he will register you and any guests you may wish to bring. Seating is limited and if you register today, you can still get a ticket or two or more. Don't be disappointed . You can pay Our Rotary Club Front Desk and Devon and he will put ONE cheque in from our Rotary club. OR Register here-


Pres Ted – attended the celebration for Bill Irwin who is celebrating 50 years in Rotary and the Rotary Club of Whitby at the Sept 19 meeting at 7:00 am. Tremendous celebration and a tremendous individual.

Past Pres Lennis Trotter :

- Kid's Safety Village Committee and Board meeting Sept. 25th at 7:00 pm

- CNIB walk at the Village September 22 – Volunteers Please see Lennis if you can come out and help

- Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Kids safety Village set for 11:00 am on October 12th;

Pres Ted - October 3 – is going to be District Governor Neil Phillips Official Visit and we are having a joint meeting at the Oshawa Golf Club with the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Bowmanville . Regular time: Fellowship half hour from 6 to 6:30 pm and the meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 pm. Regular price of $22.00 per person. Guests welcome. Please let Dave Andrews know THIS WEEK  - YES or NO , and How many guests. Very tight on space so please sign up TODAY. Thank you.

Past Pres Dave - World Polio Day Proclamation by Region - Roger Anderson and Representatives of Durham Region Clubs - Guest Speaker Dr. Bob Scott Tuesday Oct. 24th Please sign up TODAY. Spouses Night.

Sgt at Arms Bob Koski introduced members of his "Sgt At Arms Team" for 2017/18 Rotary Year - Sonya Thompson, Chidinma Ogboanugo, Myles Fisher, & Tim Dwyre;



VP Linda Porritt - She is collecting volunteer hours for all of our service projects this year, starting July 1 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 and they will be entered into the projects at on Rotary Club Central for all of us to see. Keep track of all of your hours and report them to Linda for each project (committee meetings, research, investigation, donations, etc).

Pres Ted - Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton - ROTARY TOAST TO WOMEN'S BRAIN HEALTH TICKETS NOW ON SALE! is holding its annual fundraising in support of Women's Brain Health Initiative on Thursday October 26th, 2017. This prestigious event will include fine wine tasting, paired with a wide selection of delicious foods, live music, and interactive and fun silent auction and live auction. We expect to attract over 200 attendees and raise more than $50,000 to help us support Women's Brain Health Initiative. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be used to fund various other Rotary projects both locally and overseas. Tickets: $100 Thu Oct 26 2017 at 06:30 pm at 1100 Millwood Rd, Toronto. Register on line at

Rotary District 7070 Conference – White Oaks – Niagara On The Lake – Register HERE


Front Desk         - Sue McKinnon

Bulletin/Greeter - Mike McLaren

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


ACE OF SPADES DRAW: Sgt at Arms Tim Dwyre

Winner: Larry Hurren drew the Seven of Clubs; happy to accept consolation prize donated by Janice Coupland .


  • David Andrews happy that Friendship Day is being rejuvenated among Durham Region Rotary Clubs

  • Larry Hurren welcomes Dana Blakolmer (recognized from grandsons' hockey events), spent time in Stratford saw two plays and the Rotary Club of Stratford Dragon Boat Races

  • Janice Coupland remembering 30 yrs ago at Expo '67 with her parents

  • Robert Kipling for upcoming GIANT BOOK SALE at the main branch of the Oshawa Public Library begining on Oct. 1st

  • Bob Koski noting that Winnipeg beat Saskatchewan in the second game, went to Niagara on the Lake, shopping and visit with friends in Fonthill

  • Ted Morrison happy that lawn bowling is finished for the season, pleased with final game


ROTARY MOMENT: none this week

Sept 19 - Page 3


President Ted introduced Dr. Dana Blakolmer who is his Optometrist. Ted was impressed when he heard of her Medical Missions to Nepal and Peru. Dana grew up in Oshawa attending Donevan Collegiate and then the University of Waterloo. Her Medical Missions distribute glasses to people who have been unable to read or even clearly see family members and objects often for their entire lives. The Third World Eye Care Society is a 100% volunteer run Canadian charity whose main focus is to test vision and give glasses when appropriate. They accept donated glasses, test, sort, clean and measure them prior to shipping. The attached websites and blog will give you further information on the very worthwhile humanitarian project.

Be sure to read : Third World Eyecare Society

TWECS Peru 2017

TWECS Nepal Earthquake Recovery

Kim Boatman thanked Dana for her presentation.

Meeting Adjourned by President Ted Morrison


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.


Please check the club website to make sure their location and time has not changed:


Belleville – Ramada Inn – 11 Bay Ridges at Hwy 2 - 12:00 noon

Oshawa – Jubilee Pavillion Banquet Centre, 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa – 12:10 pm

Markham-Unionville – Al Dente Ristorante, 39 Main St.N., - 6:30 pm

Port Hope – Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Elias St., – 6:00 pm

Richmond Hill – Sheraton Parkway Hotel, 600 Hwy 7 East, – 6:00 pm

Trenton – Holiday Inn – 99 Glen Miller Rd. at 401 - 6:00 pm



Whitby – Whitby Central Library, 405 Dundas St W - 7:00 am

Pickering – Bollocks, 736 Kingston Rd, Pickering – 7:00 am

Bowmanville – Trinity Church Hall, 116 Church St. – 7:15 am

Picton – Royal Canadian Legion, 347 Main St., - 12:15 pm

Scarborough Bluffs – Loblaw’s Superstore (upstairs) – 1775 Brimley at Progress – 7:15 am

Scarborough – Scarborough Golf Club – Golf Club Rd. – 12:30

Scarborough Twilight – The Olde Stone Cottage – 3750 Kingston Rd. - 5:30 pm



Whitby-Sunrise – Royal Oak Pub, Whitby Shores, 617 Victoria St W – 7:00 am

Markham Sunrise – Delta Markham Hotel – 50 East Valhala Dr., Hwy 7 east of 404 – 7:00 am

Northumberland Sunrise – Ashbrook Golf Club – 7215 Dale Rd, Port Hope - 7:00 am

North Scarborough – Delta Toronto East – 2035 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough – 12:30 pm

Port Perry – Sunnybrae Golf Club, 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON , – 6:15 pm



Ajax – (First Thursday of the month) at Public Library, 55 Harwood Ave S., – 12:15 pm

Ajax – rest of the month - McEachnie Family Centre, 20 Church Street North, NorthWest Corner Hwy 2 & Church - 7:30am

Agincourt – 6:30 pm at Rotating locations. Please contact Ron - to verify location.

Quinte Sunrise – Bay of Quinte Golf Club, 1830 Old Hwy 2, – 7:00 am

Uxbridge – Wooden Sticks Golf & Country Club, 40 Elgin Park Drive off Concession 7 South of Uxbridge. – 7:00 am



Toronto – Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St, – 12:15

Cobourg – Best Western Cobourg Motor Inn, 930 Burnham Rd. at Hwy 2 – 12:15

Courtice – White Cliffe Terrace, 1460 Hwy 2 – 7:15 am


Russell Hampton
Dec 12, 2017
Dec 19, 2017
Dec 26, 2017
Jan 02, 2018
My Rotary; RI and District websites & How to USE Them
Jan 09, 2018
RAGAS - Rotary Action Group Against Childhood Slavery
Jan 16, 2018
Parkwood Estate
Jan 23, 2018
Kids Against Hunger Program
Jan 30, 2018
Club Business Meeting
View entire list
Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Youth Service
Diretcor - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community and Vocational Service
Sargeant At Arms
Past President
Director - Public Image