MINUTES OF  MEETING:  Tuesday, October 4,  2022

                                     Editor:  Hilda Finnigan

Meeting Called to Order at 6:30 PM: by President Robbie Larocque

Land Acknowledgement:

We are gathered this evening on Treaty Lands that are steeped in rich Indigenous History. These Lands remain home to many First Nations, Metis and Inuit People. We acknowledge that we gather this evening on the Traditional Territories of the Mississaugas of Scugog First Nations.

Rotary Grace:  Linda Porritt

Toast to the King:   Allan Finnigan

 Visiting Rotarians and Guests: none this evening



Happy Birthday to Craig Porritt (Oct. 3rd); Laura Carey & Hilda Finnigan (Oct. 4th); Shawn Kellam (Oct. 11th)


ANNOUNCEMENTS : Meetings at the Golf Club are cancelled for October 11 & 18 (SEE BELOW)

Dave Andrews:

World Polio Day is October 20th register for this Annual Event as only 100 people can be accommodated in the Global Classroom  $35.00/each – Sandwiches  and cash bar. Flag Raising and Proclamation at City Hall on October 18 @ 11:00 AM for World  Polio Day. Members welcome to join the photo op.

October 13th we are at Bistro 67 for dinner followed by a Tour of Skilled Trades;  Spouses/Partners are invited – Let Hilda know by Sunday Oct. 9 so we can give numbers to Bistro 67. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Please be there by 5:20 pm.

Robbie Larocque:

District 7070 conference is on the 14, 15 and 16th.

Rotary Club of Willowdale hosting “Jack-o”-Lantern Jubilee on October 29. See : Order your Gala Dinner ticket to our Jack-O'-Lantern Jubilee event before October 15, 2022 for the early bird price. 

Purchase tickets at this Link:



Hilda Finnigan:

Tulip Sales are going well, Manure sales are picking up; last day at Market October 8

Recorders needed for the bulletin for January, February, March 2023.

Ted Morrison:

Thanked those who participated in painting the fence at Parkwood – work well   done

Review your sales of Cakes and Hams – order will be going in early November. Prices this year    Hams  $30.00   Cakes   $25.00

Kids Against Hunger  November 5th  Volunteers needed

 Sue McKinnon: Kids Safety Village Halloween is October 27, 28 and 29th. Volunteers needed – sign up sheet at your table.

REMINDER This is our Signature Project

SGT AT ARMS: Tim Dwyre

Ace of Spades Draw:       Robbie Larocque drew 2 of Hearts



Pres. Robbie happy that Terri Lynn is gaining strength and independence following her surgery; has  been at the cottage enjoying time on her own

David Mankiewicz – a great time at Mathew’s wedding (Rachael’s son)

Al Finnigan – a good lunch at “The Port” celebrating Hilda’s birthday

David A. – happy with fence painting “a hands on” project

Hilda Finnigan – a great weekend celebrating 60 yr anniversary of nursing  graduation with 14 of her  classmates; then her birthday; also noting that Peter Hernandez really “got me” with a joke referring to our  manure!!!!


SPEAKER: Our speaker tonight was our Vice President Linda Porritt.

Linda presented a document reviewing our Strategic Plan and discussing areas on which we need to focus.                       This document is attached to this Bulletin and all members are encourage to read and comment. Please send any suggestions to Linda before the Oct 29 meeting. There will  be a session on Saturday October 29th from 9 – 12 at Linda’s office; to review and   discuss  this  document as it relates to our focus for the Rotary Year 2022/23 and  beyond.

Robbie thanked Linda for her presentation

President Robbie closed the meeting at 8:15 pm.


Announcements: REMINDERS

REMINDER: Dave A announced - Oct 13  - Bistro 67  Followed by a tour of Durham College Skills Trade center. DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM, YOU MAY ORDER DRINKS WITH YOUR DINNER. Dinner at 5:40 pm, then go over to the new Skills Trade Centre for a tour with DC Pres Don Lovisa. Cost $35 per person  (plus tax and tip). You will pay Bistro 67 after your meal. Entree: harvest bowl salad with chicken and Dessert. Spouses and guests welcome. Please let Hilda know by Oct 9 number in your party. We are attaching a nice evening event announcement from Durham College.

REMINDER: Ted announced that the Kids Against Hunger meal packing at the Jubilee Pavilion at Lakeview Park will be on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022 from 9 AM TO 1 PM.

OCT  13 –  Regular Weekly Meeting – –THURSDAY -  5:30 pm to 8:00 PM . Bistro 67 Doors open at 5:30 pm. Dinner at 5:40 pm sharp. Order your dinks with your meal and then tour of Durham College Skilled Trades Centre .  - Speaker: ­­­­­Don Lovisa, President , Durham College  accompanied by Jennifer Clark.  Meal : Harvest Salad Bowl with Chicken and Desert .  $35 + tax & tip. Send number in your party to Hilda, as usual, by Sunday, Oct 9 at 10 pm
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 18 – World Polio Day Flag Raising and Proclamation Presentation - Oshawa City Hall – 11 AM – Club members invited to attend
OCT 18 - Regular Weekly Meeting   NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB
                                                             COME TO WORLD POLIO DAY AT DURHAM COLLEGE ON OCT 20
OCT 20 – WORLD POLIO DAY IN DURHAM REGION – (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – light lunch and cash bar for the first 100 registrants) then the LIVE BROADCAST  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 or call Dave A and he will register you.
OCT 27, 28 & 29 – Halloween Haunt at The Kids Safety Village – 4:30 PM to 8 PM – From our Rotary Club, we need need 6 volunteers for the gate ;   4 volunteers in house ; 1 at the railway crossing. Please sign up today with Sue MacKinnon. We need volunteers for all three days
                                                         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.