GUEST SPEAKER:  Durham Regional Police Service  - Detective Martin Franssen

Dave Andrews introduced our speaker Det Martin Franssen. Det Franssen started his career in the military and followed that into policing. He has had a long and distinguished career. His focus is now on fraud, particularly cases involving seniors as victims. He is also a proud member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa.

He stressed being aware. Not giving out personal information. A fraudster is looking for personal information. Your phone number, your age group, your sex etc. etc. all valuable information in finding a likely victim. Losses are in the 100’s of millions.

Don’t answer the cell phone when you do not recognize the incoming number. Ignore the call. If you pick up the call, hang up. Don’t answer text messages if you don’t know the sender.

Use a safety “password” that family know. If the caller doesn’t know the password hang-up.

Don’t share credit cards and pins. Use a gift card if someone needs to shop for you.

 Don’t react to computer scams by responding to offers or any request for information. Shut your computer down – off button or pull the plug if you have mistakenly engaged. Develop complex passwords. Use a pass phrase that is easy for you to remember but hard to be discovered.

 Have a well considered will, Have respective powers of attorney.

Take advice on how to protect title to your property and familiarize yourself with mortgage fraud. Go to the land titles office a do a search on your property. Make sure title is clear or that there are only proper liens registered.

 For more information go to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (dial 211) and/or the Durham Regional Police Service websites.

Bob Stewart thanked Martin and presented him with our polio certificate as a token of the club’s appreciation for his exceptionally informative presentation.

NOTE:  Martin has asked me to send some very important attachments that will help you ..

Meeting ended at 8:10 pm


FEB  14 - Regular Weekly Meeting – 6 to 8 pm - NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB

FEB  16 -  TOUR OF PARKWOOD  - 12 NOON; 1 PM; 2 PM; 3 PM – With Area Rotary Clubs – Sign up with Dave Andrews  as soon as possible – Rotarians and Spouses  - No Charge – Compliments of Parkwood Estate

FEB  16 -  OUR CLUB'S VALENTINE'S PARTY  AT HARPO’S AT 6 pm – Menu and price sent on previous email. Thank you so much to Rhonda Stewart for helping with the sign up.NO MEETING ON FEB 14 AT THE GOLF CLUB.

FEB  21– Regular Weekly Meeting 6:15 PM START to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: ­­­­­_ZOOM -  Get Revved Up About Rotary

                                                           -  Second of three District 7070 Membership workshops.


FEB 23 – Rotary District 7070 World Understanding and Peace Symposium on Zoom. 7 to 8:30 pm. Register TODAY.  Register HERE:

FEB  25 - BINGO – RED BARN – Matinee – 11 AM – Sue MacKinnon, David Penney, & Dave Andrews PLUS ONE MORE VOLUNTEER REQUIRED

FEB 28 – Regular Weekly Meeting -  6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: Colin Carrie, MP Oshawa

MAR   4 - BINGO – RED BARN – Evening  - 5 PM

MAR  7 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: Dr. Beth Dorrans­­­­­, Rotary Global Grant Scholar


MAR 8, 15 and 22: Rotary Leadership Institute Part TWO – 6 to 8 PM on Zoom. Register today:

MAR 14 - Regular Meeting – tentative – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM . NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB

                                                                 Our Club's St Patrick's Day Party

MAR 16 -  Our Club's St Patrick's Day Party at Fionn McCool’s at 6 PM – order from menu


IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, MAKE UP: Go online at 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.