MINUTES OF  MEETING:  Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022

                          Editor:  Past District Governor Ted Morrison


Meeting Called to Order at 6:31 PM: by Past President Sue MacKinnon

Land Acknowledgement: From The City of Oshawa:

The City of Oshawa sits on treaty land that is steeped in rich Indigenous history and is the present day home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. We acknowledge that we live and work on land covered under the Williams Treaties, and the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the many Indigenous nations who have cared for the lands and waters from time immemorial to today.  We extend our gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to live and work on this territory.

We are committed to understanding the truth of our shared history, confronting our past and present, and building a better future together in the spirit of  true reconciliation.

Rotary Grace:   Dave Andrews

Toast to the Queen   Bill Creamer

 Visiting Rotarians and Guests:   Mariia Pitolai (speaker), Mandar and Pryianka from India, Rhonda Stewart        



Aug 23 – Happy Birthday to Terri-Lynn Larocque

Aug 29  - Happy Anniversary to Linda & Craig Porritt

Aug 31 – Happy Birthday to  Dave Andrews


SGT AT ARMS:             Tim Dwyre


Bob Koski had the winning ticket and he drew the nine of hearts.. sorry Bob        



  1. Ted was happy his grand daughter bought a new Volkswagen Golf ATI

  1. Dave is happy that Mariia is here tonight

  1. Bill was happy that he celebrated his grand kids birthday on the same day both 5 years old and not twins.

  1. Linda was happy to see the international flavor of the meeting tonight.

  1. Mandar said last week he would give $20 but did not have it so he gave it this week

  1. Bob Stewart that all three men at his table were named Robert AND they are all of Ukrainian descent

  1. Robt Kipling reminded us that our beloved past  member had a birthday and he and his wife celebrated at       the gravesite as they do every year.

  1. Al was happy to have Hilda back home after going to Peterborough to play Bridge

  1. John Kellam was just happy!!!



  1. Ted announced that the Rotary Foundation Walk is on September 25 at Heber Downs - Cullen Gardens. Ted handed out pledge sheets so you can solicit your friends and neighbors. Collect the donations and give it to our Treasurer Bill who will write one cheque to The Rotary Foundation. We are hosting this event so plan to attend.


  1. Ted reminded everyone that next Tuesday meeting is at the Oshawa Lawn Bowling club on Beatrice street. Please arrive by 6:15 pm and wear flat soled shoes. We will be going out to dinner after the bowling session to One-Eyed Jacks on Taunton Road just west of Simcoe..


  1. Dave A. Surveyed the members to determine if they were OK to go to Bistro 67  on Tuesday October 13 Followed by a tour of Durham College Skills center. Everyone was in agreement.

SPEAKER:  Mariia Pitolai – Ukrainian Canadian Congress

Here is Mariia with Past President Linda and Rotary Club members with a Ukrainian heritage.


David A introduced Mariia Pitolai.

Mariia immigrated from Ukraine to Canada in search fo a better future in 2013. She has become a Professional Regulated Immigration Consultant and a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants. As a part volunteer job, she oversees  the legal team at the Durham Ukrainian Relief Project where she shares professional knowledge in a weekly pro-bono information session for Ukrainians. As a member of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Durham branch, she also take spart in fundraising social, and informative events for the Ukrainian community.  

 Mariia represented the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Durham.

She gave a detailed  history of the aggression by Russia on Ukraine. She has been working hard helping refugees settle in our community. 475,000 have applied to come, 160,000 have been approved but only75,00 have come to Canada. Of those only 300 have settled in Durham Region.

They are trying to find housing, food and enrol children in school for the refugees that have arrived here. They have set up a Ukrainian Relief Fund. She is very distraught to see her country torn apart by war and so many civilians killed including children. Her own family is still in Ukraine and that worries her a great deal.

This was a very informative talk.

Linda Porritt thanked Mariia for her talk.


Here are some useful links that Mariia gave to us. Please take a look at them:

Ukraine immigration measures: Key figures

Durham Ukrainian Relief Project

Ukrainian Canadian Congress


Past President Sue adjourned the meeting at 8:00 pm



AUG 30 - Regular Weekly Meeting 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM .   NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB

                                                             SOCIAL NIGHT – SPOUSES INVITED –

                                                            Lawn Bowling  (Oshawa  Lawn Bowling Club, 150 Beatrice St E,

                                                                  Oshawa, ON L1G 7T6) (6:15 to 7:30)  followed by Dinner at One Eyed Jacks

                                                                  ( 33 Taunton Rd W, Oshawa, ON L1G 7B4 ) (7:30 to 8:30). Sign up with Hilda

                                                                   Finnigan as soon as you can..


SEPT  3 – BINGO – RED BARN – Evening – 15 PM – Team # 1 – Linda Porritt, Ted Morrison, (David Mankiewicz  or Robbie Larocque, and Lennis Trotter



SEPT 14, 21 AND 28 – Rotary Leadership Institute – PART ONE – 3 Zoom meetings  - 6 pm to 8 pm  - each of the three nights, Register TODAY: https://rotary7070.org/event/copy-of-district-7070-rli-part-1--nov--4th--11th--and-18th-1/

SEPT 24 – BINGO – RED BARN – Matinee  -11 AM – Team # 3 – Sue MacKinnon, Larry and Kay Hurren,     Bill Creamer

SEPT 25 – Rotary Foundation Walk – 8:30 am to 1:00 PM - CULLEN CENTRAL PARK 300 Taunton Road West, Whitby, ON L1N 5R5


OCT 12, 19 AND 26 – Rotary Leadership Institute – PART TWO – 3 Zoom meetings  - 6 pm to 8 pm  - each of the three nights. (You must have taken PART ONE before you can take PART TWO) Register TODAY: https://rotary7070.org/event/copy-of-district-7070-rli-part-2-jan--13th--20th-27th-2021-2/


OCT 14, 15 AND 16 – Rotary District 7070 Conference at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ont. Register here: https://www.crsadmin.com/eventportal/registrations/publicfill/eventpublicfill.aspx?evtid=a8c79e36-1b25-4f3e-b680-294d1b937dea


OCT 20 – WORLD POLIO DAY IN DURHAM REGION - 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm –  joint meeting of Durham

                 Region Rotary Clubs and co-hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood, in the Rotary

                 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. This is one of District 7070’s premier events in the Rotary

                  year : The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradication Initiative to END POLIO NOW.  

                 Be sure to invite you spouse, relatives, business associates, and prospective members and all clubs in District

                 7070. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and we will also broadcast our event live to

                 Rotary Clubs and to Universities and colleges worldwide.  Register TODAY on the District 7070 Website.

                 All clubs in the District are invited. Proclamations from City and Region to our clubs. We will connect with

                PolioPlus Volunteers and special guests from around the world. Only 100 seats available. Please Register

                today: https://rotary7070.org/event/copy-of-world-polio-day-2019-in-durham-region/

OCT 28 & 29 – Halloween Haunt at The Kids Safety Village – 6 PM to 9 PM



                                                         with Oshawa, Whitby, Whitby-Sunrise , and Courtice Rotary Clubs



IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, MAKE UP: Go online at www.rotary.org 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 Sue MacKinnon, or give your make-up card to the attendance/registration officer at the next club meeting.