MINUTES OF MEETING:  July 11, 2023

Editor:  Past President Sue MacKinnon

Meeting Called to Order: by President Linda Porritt

ROTARY GRACE: Led by Al Finnigan

Oh 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

TOAST TO THE KING: Led by Robert Kipling


We respectfully acknowledge that we are hosting this Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood meeting from land within the jurisdiction of Williams Treaties and on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nations, the Anishnaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. This acknowledgement reminds us of our responsibilities to our relationships and the ancestral lands on which we learn, share and live.

TOAST TO CANADA: Led by President Linda Porritt

Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  Welcome Jacquie Visconti (last time as a guest) and Shannon Jackson, our guest speaker from Durham Youth Service


Happy Anniversary to Colin and Elizabeth Carrie on July 11

Happy Birthday to our President Linda Porritt on July 17  



President Linda Porritt  - Thank you to John Kellam and all of the volunteers on the success of our Big Rotary Garage Sale last Saturday. What a fantastic location in the parking lot at MAK Funeral Home . Close to $1,500 raised.

Sue Mackinnon – The Kids Safety Village of Durham is open daily from 10 am to 2 pm. It is not a drop off but a drop in.

Sue MacKinnon - Summer BBQ steak dinner - Sunday, July 16. 2:00pm to when it's over. At Bill Creamer’s Daughter’s home  - 20 Sunny Ridge Trail, Hampton - very close to Enniskillen Conservation Area.  $25 each plus please bring a  salad or a dessert.   Please Let Sue know if ASAP if you plan to attend.

President Linda Porritt   - Bingo at the Red Barn on July 20 at 11 am : Ted, Brady, Robbie and Dave Penney

President Linda Porritt - JULY 25 – Regular Weekly Meeting – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM .  NO MEETING AT OSHAWA GOLF CLUB SPOUSES NIGHT at the Canadian Brewhouse 2710 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1L 0R1

President Linda Porritt  - Information on the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk on Oct 15 will follow soon

Ted Morrison -  November 2 -  Kids Against Hunger packaging at the Jubilee Pavilion (about 8:30 am to 2 pm) with Oshawa, Whitby, and Whitby-Sunrise Rotary Clubs

President Linda Porritt  - NOV 27District Governor John Burns Official Visit to the 2 Rotary Clubs in Oshawa – 11:45 am to 1:30 pm, Wendel Clark’s Restaurant, 67 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 4S3. A luncheon meeting. Joint meeting of the two Rotary Clubs here in Oshawa.



Sue MacKinnon – Rotary Club Annual Dues are due to our Treasurer Bill Creamer.

Dave Andrews announced LAST CALL for the “Movie Night” sponsored by Whitby Sunrise “Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning” with Tom Cruise!  July 12th /$15.00 ea. And we are going out for dinner first. Register with Dave ASAP – It is the  North American Premier of the Tom Cruise new movie is in addition to that meeting. Looks like 10 people form our club so far. Sue has arranged for dinner at Boston Pizza on Taunton Rd E at 5 PM for those interested. We need to be at the Theatre by 6:30 pm.  



President’s Walk October 15

District 7070 Conference October 20/21/22 at the Courtyard by Marriott – Last call for the reduced Registration Fee

2024 Reverse Draw, Dinner and Silent Auction at the Courtyard by Marriott – May 9, 2024!!



President Linda Porritt  Linda proposed good friend Jacquie, a horse lover, owner of 2 dogs, 2 cats and property for them!  An all around fascinating person and great role model. Jacquie was presented with her pin, name badge and Rotary package along with the 4 way test. Jacquie happy to join our club!:


SGT AT ARMS:   Al Finnigan


Robbie Larocque won the opportunity to draw the Ace of Spades, but instead drew the 4 of Spades and received a tube of toothpaste as a consolation. The jackpot grows.


HAPPY BUCKS:    Al Finnigan Presiding

Dave Andrews welcomed new member Jacquie AND thanked Shannon for presenting

Hilda welcomed Jacquie AND thanked Bill for assisting with market on Saturday and thanked Ted and Sharon for assisting with market this Saturday

Dave Penney also commented on the success of the yard sale and it was fun!

Ted happy to have a new member and welcomed Jacquie

Linda also thought the yard sale was a success and welcomed Jacquie

Lennis also welcomed Jacquie AND he is going to London, Ontario for a car show and tour this week; vehicles from both Canada and the U.S.

Bob Stewart welcomed Jacquie AND after purchasing some scented soap for his trip with the boys to Saratoga NY, he was told to leave the soap at home.

Bill also welcomed Jacquie AND looks forward to the BBQ on Sunday

Robert Kipling also welcomed Jacquie.