MINUTES OF MEETING:  July 18, 2023

Editor:  Past President Sue MacKinnon


Meeting Called to Order: by President Linda Porritt

ROTARY GRACE: Led by Ted Morrison

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 Bob Koski



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 Brady Bodley

Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  Welcome Janes Meloche  (CEO Community Care Durham ) our guest speaker who will be more formally introduces later in the program.



Happy Birthday to Esther Trotter on July 25

A Belated Happy Birthday (Cha Cha Cha) to Linda Porritt on July 24



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

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

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

Bingo at the Red Barn on July 29 : Hilda, Al, Dave Andrews and Lennis

August 18, 19 and 20 Rotary Club of Oshawa Ribfest - volunteers required; Karen Dick is the contact person.We need to volunteer at this event!! Email sent to all members .

October 7 – Rotary Leadership Institute - in person at Centennial College Event Centre, https://rotary7070.org/event/rotary-leadership-institute/

October 15 – District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk is at Milne Dam Conversation Park, 8252 McCowan Road, Markham

October 20 to 22 - District Conference at the Marriott in Oshawa. Be sure to register today: https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=1d1bb4ba-089d-468c-8e8d-6772d1e0ba2d

October 19 - World Polio Day

NOV 4 – Rotary District Pubic Image & Technology Workshop – Oshawa Golf Club – 8:30 am to 2 pm. Register today: Perhaps it is time to BOOST your public image and come to our 2023 joint Public Image / Technology Workshop filled with tips and “how to’s” regarding club public image , club websites, club social media, MyRotary, & Clubrunner .

Bob Wallace and Dave Andrews and their District Committees are setting up a 2023 joint Public Image / Technology Workshop filled with tips and “how to’s” regarding club public image , club websites, club social media, MyRotary, & Clubrunner . Register today: https://rotary7070.org/event/public-image-and-technology-workshop/

November 5 - November 5 - Kids Against Hunger packaging at the Jubilee Pavilion (about 8:30 am to 2 pm) with Oshawa, Whitby, and Whitby-Sunrise Rotary Clubs

November 27 - District 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.

Linda announced available funds for District Foundation Grants were not all used past Rotary year.What project can we do this Rotary Year to assist locally (with all district clubs)?

We have a spot at Autofest on August 26; can we sell birdhouses?



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!!




Hilda won the opportunity to draw the Ace of Spades, but instead drew the 6 of hearts and received a tube of toothpaste as a consolation. The jackpot grows.



Hilda was happy Al is golfing. Also happy tulips have been ordered and thanked Bill and Sue for an excellent picnic.

Janice and Kris watched a movie “Never Fear” It was very good and main character contacts polio…no more giveaways.

Janice is wearing her name badge and pin!

Bob Koski mentioned BBQ was good and golfing this year was the best yet; 2 wheel chairs have come his way and Ted will contact Partners in Service for placement.

Linda thanked Bill and Sue for BBQ

Robert Kipling also thanked Bill and Sue for BBQ

Ted thanked Bill and Sue for BB and encouraged everyone to sign into my rotary and look for 2023 convention to listen to dynamic speeches

Dave A also thanked Sue and Bill for a wonderful BBQ