WORLD POLIO DAY IN DURHAM REGION: October 24 – DETAILS TO FOLLOW  - Tentative details - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm -  joint  meeting of Durham Region Rotary Clubs at the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for  Collaborative  Education at Durham College where we will celebrate World Polio Day with leaders from around the world.  Cash bar and   hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cost $25 per person (portion will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradictaion Initative and will credited to your next Paul  Harris Fellow.) Spouses, guests and prospective members are invited. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and then   we will brodacast our event live to Rotary Clubs and to Universities and colleges worldwide.  Proclamations from City and Region to our clubs. Dr. Bob Scott , Our keynote speaker has already confirmed other speakers from around the world .

DISTRICT CONFERENCE – OCTOBER 25 – 27: REMINDER - VP Lennis Trotter – The cost for the District 7070 Conference on Oct 25-27 held in Muskoka on Lake Rosseau, is $299 until the extended date of March 17 which then jumped up to $349. Rates for the Marriot are $135/night. Did you register?

KIDS SAFETY VILLAGE HALLOWEEN HAUNT: OCTOBER 25 AND 26: SAVE THESE DATES: The next big VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES that we will have at the Kids Safety Village will be The Halloween Haunt on Oct 25 and 26 (and some preparation to spruce up the Village for Halloween, before these dates),

KIDS SAFETY VILLAGE : CHRISTMAS AT THE VILLAGE: and the Christmas at The Village on Nov 21,22 and 23 and also on Nov 28, 29 and 30 (plus some sprucing up The Village for Christmas before these dates).

SARGEANT AT ARMS: Tim Dwyre - conducted our 50 /50 Draw tonight. Thank you, Tim

DRAW:   Winner:  Linda Porritt who donated her winnings back to our Rotary club. Thank you Linda.


On The Front Door: Janice Coupland

Bulletin Editor: Bob Stewart

Greeter:  Bob Stewart


On The Front Door: Hilda Finnigan

Bulletin Editor: Dave Andrews



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Introduced by Terry Johnston of CKDO Radio in Oshawa, Keith Richards, our Durham Regional Police Sgt in charge of the vulnerable sector branch and committee member of the Kids Safety Village, thanked volunteers for Easter Egg Hunt. The Kids Safety Village website traffic is up significantly with 1700 on line visits in past 3 months. With the addition of the Fire Safety element run by the various Fire Departments of the 8 municipalities in Durham, Keith said that many teachers are booking both police and fire safety classes and GO Transit has a great class for rail safety, also popular with the teachers.

Almost all of the rest of the school year is booked up.

During the summer, with the partnership of Durham College, Corey Walsh, the Constable in charge at the Kids Safety Village is looking at running summer safety camps.

Keith is relatively new to this position (about one year now) and would welcome any suggestions.

He finished by thanking us for our Community

Lennis Trotter thanked Keith Richards .




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.


The Annual meeting of the sponsors of the Kids Safety Village (the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, the Ajax Optimists, the Whitby Lions, and the Durham Regional Police) was held at the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. In this photo left to right: Visiting Oshawa Rotarian Rhonda Gorham, Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian and MP Dr Colin Carrie, Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Incoming Vice President Sue MacKinnon, and Charter (first) President of the Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Club Terry Giles.