MINUTES OF  MEETING:  Tuesday, July 26, 2022

                                          Editor:  Ted Morrison

Meeting Called to Order at 6:31 PM: by President Robbie Larocque.

Land Acknowledgement:

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.

Rotary Grace:  Hilda Finnigan

Toast to the Queen   Robert Kipling

 Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  Simon Gill (speaker), Director of Economic Development for the Region of Durham.           



August 3 – Happy 48th Anniversary to Larry and Kay Hurren

August 8-  Happy Birthday to Leon Efraim


SGT AT ARMS:             Bob Koski


Winner was Lennis. He drew the eight of spades…too bad Lennis.  



1 Bob Koski was happy for all the successes in sport teams , Blues Jays, Brooke Henderson , etc

2.Larry was happy for 48  GREAT years of marriage with his wife Kay.

3.Lennis was happy to have survived a great classic car trip with the Kellams.

4. John was happy to have survived the car rally with Lennis because they had car trouble but was able to get a part for a car so old.

5. Colin Carrie was happy to be here. He and his wife are looking forward to a holiday in Mexico. They have never been there before.

6. David A is happy to have Simon here to talk to us tonight after many failed attempts.

7.Robbie was happy that his wife’s knee surgery went well. She came home the same day.



1. President Robbie reminded member that your annual dues are now due. Please pay our Treasurer ASAP.

 2. The Foundation walk is on Sunday September 25. Since we are one of the hosts please make arrangements to go. It will be held at Heber Down Conservation area (the old Cullen Gardens) off Taunton Road

3  Purple Woods Maple Syrup festival will happen again next March. We will try to volunteer as we have done in the past.

4. 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.  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.

5. The bus trip to the  Blue Jays Game on August 13. Get you tickets through Marie Visser soon. Ted & Sharron are going. The cost is $65 each for the bus and tickets to the game. This is an Inter Club Social   - Join The Rotary Club of Courtice for some Inter Club fun taking in the Saturday August 13th Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians, 3:07 PM game.  Ticket cost is $65 per person and includes round trip bus transportation and 1 ticket in Sections 204-205 rows 4 through 8. We will be offering bus pick up from the Courtice Community Complex at 2950 Courtice Road and another pick up at the Chuck E Cheese Parking lot in Whitby, departing from Courtice at 12:30pm sharp and Whitby at 12:45pm sharp.  Please note that this is a Vladdy Victory Bobblehead Giveaway Game for the first 15000 to enter the building.  The return buses will depart the Rogers Centre at 6:15pm sharp and return you to your original pick up location.We are offering this to Rotarians and family first then we will open it up if we have extra tickets.  Don't delay sign up today!  REGISTER HERE: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1131/Event/blue-jays-baseball-inter-club-social

6. Robbie passed around the Committee list. He urged EVERY member to select 2 or 3 committees to serve on this year. The committee is where the work of Rotary gets done!



Thank you to our Public Image Director Al Finnigan for getting these new “Rotary At Work” volunteer vests that we can wear at fundraising and community service events to let everyone know that Rotarians in the Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Club really are “People of Action”. Here is a phot of Al, Hilda and David Penney at the Red Barn Bingo a few weeks ago. They really stand out.