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Mailing Address: 96 KING ST. E., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA L1H 1B6



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Ian Riseley – Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Neil Phillips - Rotary Club of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Beth Selby – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

What is Rotary ?

We're made up of local business, professional, and civic leaders. 

We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships and through that, we're able to get things done in our community. It's up to YOU.............Join leaders in our community

Be sure to share this with all of your friends and associates and ask them to get in touch with our Membership Director Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or our Club President Ted Morrison at 905-623-3810. You are invited to our next Rotary meeting. You may wish to become a Rotarian. Dinner is on us. Isn't it time to give back to your community?.


ROTARY – People of Action

Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.




is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful

occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of

business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


Rotary Code of Conduct provides a framework for ethical behavior that all Rotarians can use, together with The Four-Way Test, in their business and professional activities.


As a Rotarian, I will

  1. Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities

  2. Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary

  3. Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others

  4. Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings

  5. Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society

  6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community

  7. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians

  8. Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship



of things we think, say and do:

  1. Is it the truth

  2. Is it fair to all concerned?

  3. Will it build good will and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?



President: Ted Morrison

Past President: Dave Andrews

Vice President: Linda Porritt

Treasurer: Devon Biddle

Secretary: Robbie Larocque

Club Administration: Janice Coupland

Community & Vocational Service: Kim Boatman

International Service: Kris Sachdeva

Youth Service: Kim Boatman

Membership: Lennis Trotter

The Rotary Foundation: Ted Morrison

Public Relations: Dave Andrews

Sgt-at-Arms: Bob Koski


STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE: Ted Morrison / Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews / Sue MacKinnon / Hilda Finnigan

CLUB ADMINISTRATION: Hilda Finnigan 9Chair) / Tim Dwyre (Vice Chair) / Dave Andrews / Bob Koski / Robbie Larocque / 

MEMBERSHIP:   Linda Porritt (Chair) / Dave Andrews / David Mankiewicz / Sonya Thompson / Jamie Gorycki / Mike McLaren

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janice Coupland (Chair) / Sonya Thompson / Sandra McDowell / Sue MacKinnon / Chidinma Igbanugo / Hilda Finnigan / Kris Sachdeva / Robbie Larocque / Robert Kipling / Tim Dwyre / Jamie Gorycki / Myles Fisher / Devon Biddle

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE: Robert Kipling (Chair) / Pat Dyck / Peter Dueck / Larry Hurren / Devon Biddle / Stanley Igboanugo / Myles Fisher

YOUTH SERVICE: Sonya Thompson (Chair) / Chidinma Igboanugo / Pat Dyck / David  Mankiewicz / Lennis Trotter

ROTARY FOUNDATION: Devon Biddle (Chair) / Kris Sachdeva / Dave Andrews

PUBLIC IMAGE: Sandy McDowell / Stanley Iboanugo / Janice Coupland / Bob Elliott / Ted Morrison / Bob Koski / Stanley Igboanugo

                            Sonya Thompson

CLUB'S FOUNDATION: Devon Biddle / Ted Morrison / Dave Andrews

KIDS' SAFETY VILLAGE: Board Members: Lennis Trotter / Linda Porritt / Sandy McDowell /

Committee Members: Hilda Finnigan / Devon Biddle / Sue MacKinnon / Dave Andrews / Sonya Thompson


REVERSE DRAW: Kim Boatman (Co Chair) / Robbie Larocque (Co Chair) / Kris sachdeva / Sandy McDowell / Larry Hurren / Ted Morrison / Dave Andrews / Janice Coupland / Alan nason / Mike Mclaren


PURPLE WOODS: Robbie Larocque (Chair) /

CAKES & HAMS: Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews /

CLUB CONSTITUTION & BY-LAW REVIEW: Ted Morrison / Hilda Finnigan / Devon Biddle / Dave Andrews

YARD SALE: Linda Porritt / Bob Stewart / Laura Carey / Hilda Finnigan / Robbie Larocque



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O 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.


Grace: Stan Iboanugo

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Sue MacKinnon


Visiting Rotarians:     Oshawa Mayor John Henry – Rotary Club of Oshawa

Raffy Choulijan – Rotary Club of Don Mills

Guests:  Terry Johnston, wife Susan, sons Curtis and Ethan and Terry’s mother Sharon.

Adrian Williams – guest of Sonya Thompson



July 17 – Linda Porritt – Happy Birthday



President Ted:

Ted announced that the Toronto 2018 Rotary International Convention organizers are looking for Committee Members with expertise in the following areas: Web Site, Social Media, Traditional Media, Advertising, Newsletter and Press Release Management. Lend Your Expertise. The Toronto HOC Marketing and Communications Team wants you!
They are looking for a number of Rotarians and/or Friends of Rotary to help in our efforts to promote Toronto 2018.

Part of the mandate of the HOC is to ensure that Toronto is a welcoming location for visiting Rotarians and their families and to be certain that all our visitors have a fun and memorable experience at next year’s Rotary International Convention.

If you have a background and expertise in any of the following areas we need your help:

  • Website content (writing, editing)

  • Social media (Facebook was crucial for Atlanta)

  • Traditional Media (Newspapers, Radio, TV)

  • Advertising and presence in Toronto (billboards, retail/commerce liaison)

  • Newsletter publishing

  • Press Release management

Please contact our Marketing and Communications team through Mike Gauthier by July 22 if you can help out.


President Ted:

Reminded us all of the Events coming up and asked everyone to sign up today:

Aug 19 – BBQ at Devon and Linda's cottage -2 to 8 pm

Aug 26 – Day at the Races – Woodbine – 12 Noon to about 6 pm

Sept 10 – Rotary Foundation Walk - Heydenshore , Whitby – 8:30 am to 1:pm

Sept 23 – Membership Matters Seminar – Aurora – 8 am to 2 pm

Nov 3 and 4 – Rotary District 7070 Conference – White Oaks – Niagara On The Lake

Tim Dwyre

  • WOODBINE – Saturday, August 26. Buffet served from noon to 3 and races are 1 to 5

Total cost is $48.08 includes tea and coffee and includes a $10 Voucher for the casino.

Sign up with Tim today and be sure to give him your $20.00 deposit required when reserving;

Minimumof 21 persons. We will car pool in lieu of renting a bus. However if enough people want a

Limobus, it can be arranged cost is $30 per person. Also checking a school bus at a lesser price.

Be sure to let Tim know.


  • Kim thanked everyone who has decided to volunteer on the Community and Youth Committees and called a Committee meeting for 5:30 pm at the Golf Club for July 18

Past Pres Dave

  • Dave thanked everyone who has decided to volunteer on the Public Image Community called a Public Image Committee meeting for 5:00 pm at the Golf Club for July 25.


Front Desk: Janice Coupland / Sonya Thompson

Greeter/Bulletin Editor: Sue McKinnon July 4 & 11; Dave Andrews July 18 & 25

(Editor’s note: If you cannot be present , please find a replacement)



Terry Johnston is the voice of our community with CKDO radio since 1990, and the voice of the Oshawa Generals . He is also the master of ceremonies for numerous charitable events, (about 100 per year), many of which are golf tournaments, raising well over $1.5 million dollars annually.

He works with local charities (over 100 per year) which include the Grandview Children’s Centre Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life, MADD Durham and the United Way.

On Oct 26, 2012, a total of 32 deserving local candidates were honoured with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award. It is given to those who have made a significant contribution to their country, province or community. And Terry received the Diamond Jubilee Medal is in recognition of the Queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne, on Oct 26, 2012 from the late Jim Flaherty, MP and Finance Minister.

He has already received one Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise for his service to the community. And he continues his community work today.

He is a committee member of the Kids Safety Village of Durham and for a number of years, he has been instrumental in putting together the Festival of Lights for all to see at The Village in December. This past year, Terry brought together many community businesses and community groups and launched the 12 day Festival of Lights at the Kids Safety Village in late November, much to the delight of children and parents alike. And today, he continues to help make the Kids Safety Village a showpiece in Durham Region.

Terry is also a good friend of Rotary District 7070. For a number of years, Terry interviews our District Governors, and airs the interview a number of times in the week leading up to World Polio Day every October.

A few years ago, thanks to Sandy McDowell and Kim Boatman, our Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood hosted the debate of Oshawa candidates running in the Federal Election. And Terry volunteered to be our moderator of that debate which aired on Rogers TV .

And with this in mind, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, it was Ted's pleasure to bestow upon Terry, the highest award that a Rotary Club can give to a member of the community, his second Paul Harris Fellow Award.

L to R: Susan Johnston, son Curtis, son Ethan, mother Sharon, and Terry.


SGT AT ARMS REPORT: Conducted tonight by a great volunteer -Tim Dwyre (Thank you very much, Tim)


Our Guest, Adrian drew his own ticket and drew the 3 of hearts won some tubes of tooth paste courtesy of Dr Larry Hurren.. .


  • Kim thanked Terry Johnston and Mayor John Henry for their contributions and coming to our meeting this evening.

  • Shawn was happy that his business and Armstrong Funeral Home were used for filming “Private Eyes” and it will be aired on Thursday, July 13 on Global TV

  • Sonja is thankful she has an eating disorder explanation to give to her daughter for the death of her rat.

  • Bob Stewart sad he has a dirty shirt on but happy that he might be playing golf with Sandy Hawley

  • Dave Andrews, thanked Major John and Terry Johnston for attending this evening.

  • Guest Sharon thanked God for a son that she can be so proud of.

  • Ted thanked Mayor John Henry and Terry Johnston for coming this evening. Ted is happy that district 7070 gives generously but acknowledges we cannot compete with the oil barons in Calgary.

  • Lennis – happy Kids Safety Village contract to be signed soon.



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Past President Dave introduced guest speaker, Mayor John Henry who gave his Annual State of the City Address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood.

John was born and raised in Oshawa and has graduated from Mclaughlin CVI, Durham College, George Brown College and Panasonic's Corporate School. He has owned and operated his own business in Oshawa. He volunteers in many community endeavours including the McLaughlin Art Gallery and The Rotary Club of Oshawa. He is and always has been interested in the quality of life for persons living in Oshawa.He was a councillor here in Oshawa as has been Mayor since 2010. He sits on many committees: (an ex-officio member of all City Standing Committees: Community Services Committee, Corporate Services Committee, Development Services Committee, Finance Committee, and

Member, Municipal Emergency Management). In the Region of Durham he is Chair, Durham Regional Local Housing Corporation, a Member, Regional Planning & Economic Development Committee and the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee. He is also on the board of The Association of Municipalities' of Ontario - Large Urban Mayors' Caucus of Ontario (L.U.M.C.O.) . He is happily married, and have two daughters who have graduated from Royal Military College and he is very happy to be the Mayor of Oshawa. John is also a 30 year Rotarian and a two-time Paul Harris Fellow.

Mayor Henry talked about Oshawa's history and all of the things that make us all very proud:

The name Oshawa originates from the Ojibwa term aazhaway, meaning "the crossing place".

We are on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

The first settlers to the village in 1830 were surnames such as: Adams, Ashton, Roberts, Clark, Grass, Power, Perreman, Wilcoxson and others; of Irish descent were the Howden brothers. The community was first known as English Corners because most of the land was sold to people of some wealth, most of whom were English. When the post office was established in 1847, the community was named Columbus, possibly after the 15th century explorer Christopher Columbus. Its first postmaster was Robert Skirving.

In 1853, the first council for the Township of East Whitby was formed, and the first reeve was John Ratcliffe. From this point in time on to 1870 the village grew to over 300 inhabitants. The village had: a township hall, 4 churches, blacksmiths, a post office, an Orange Hall, stores, carpenters, shoe shops, tailors, dressmakers, mills, haberdasheries, copper shops, a tannery, a furniture factory, a harness shop, and 4 hotels.

In 1867 Oshawa had a population of 3500. Out first MP was T.N. Gibbs, a local businessman who became close friends of Sir John A MacDonald.

  • Woolen underwear was produced here in Oshawa during WWI for soldiers serving overseas!

  • Robson Leather played a vital role in WWI and WWII through the (70%) production of leather uppers for soldiers boots

  • The Rolling Stones played at Oshawa’s Civic Auditorium in 1979.

  • For hockey fans, in 1967 Oshawa hosted exhibition games featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Minnesota North Stars.

  • Did you know the Jubilee Pavilion is known to have one of the best dance floors in North America and they are celebrating 90 years!


Oshawa was home to some of Canada’ greatest leaders:

  • R. S. McLaughlin and Family - automobiles McLaughlin Buick, GM and Canada Dry Ginger ale

  • Taylor Family

  • Argus Corporation brewing and Race horses Northern Dancer

  • Pedler Family - metal stamping and fabrication

  • Alger Family - printing

  • Willams Piano Work - piano and banjo’s

  • Hare Foundry - castings

  • 116 Battalion Ontario Regiment


What Canada has brought to the world:

  • Light bulb invented by Henry Wood ward and sold to Thomas Edison

  • Cure for scurvy, Insulin

  • Canoes and kayaks

  • The Canada Arm

  • Imax movie system, Walkie-Talkies

  • Toboggan’s and snowshoes Ice Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse 5 pin bowling and Trivial Pursuit

  • Life jackets

  • Maple syrup, Snowmobiles

  • Electric wheel chairs, the prosthetic arm

  • Garbage bags and the caulking gun

  • The Roberson screw


The Mayor talked about the history of General Motors and its present day Engineering Centre of Excellence, the Wind Tunnel at UOIT, the 4 Universities in Oshawa, and the expansion of industry and commerce in Oshawa including the residential development in downtown Oshawa and at the north end of the city.

He then fielded many questions .


Sonja thanked the major for taking the time from his busy schedule to visit our club.

L to R: Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Club President Ted Morrison, Mayor John Henry ( also a Rotarian in the Oshawa Rotary Club and two time Paul Harris Fellow) and Terry Johnston.

Meeting adjourned by President Ted.


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 Robbie Larocque, or give your make-up card to the attendance/registration officer at the next club meeting.


Please check the club website to make sure their location and time has not changed:



Belleville – Ramada Inn – 11 Bay Ridges at Hwy 2 - 12:00 noon

Oshawa – Jubilee Pavillion Banquet Centre, 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa – 12:10 pm

Markham-Unionville – Al Dente Ristorante, 39 Main St.N., - 6:30 pm

Port Hope – Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Elias St., – 6:00 pm

Richmond Hill – Sheraton Parkway Hotel, 600 Hwy 7 East, – 6:00 pm

Trenton – Holiday Inn – 99 Glen Miller Rd. at 401 - 6:00 pm



Whitby – Whitby Central Library, 405 Dundas St W - 7:00 am

Pickering – Bollocks, 736 Kingston Rd, Pickering – 7:00 am

Bowmanville – Trinity Church Hall, 116 Church St. – 7:15 am

Picton – Royal Canadian Legion, 347 Main St., - 12:15 pm

Scarborough Bluffs – Loblaw’s Superstore (upstairs) – 1775 Brimley at Progress – 7:15 am

Scarborough – Scarborough Golf Club – Golf Club Rd. – 12:30

Scarborough Twilight – The Olde Stone Cottage – 3750 Kingston Rd. - 5:30 pm



Whitby-Sunrise – Royal Oak Pub, Whitby Shores, 617 Victoria St W – 7:00 am

Markham Sunrise – Delta Markham Hotel – 50 East Valhala Dr., Hwy 7 east of 404 – 7:00 am

Northumberland Sunrise – Ashbrook Golf Club – 7215 Dale Rd, Port Hope - 7:00 am

North Scarborough – Delta Toronto East – 2035 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough – 12:30 pm

Port Perry – Sunnybrae Golf Club, 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON , – 6:15 pm



Ajax – (First Thursday of the month) at Public Library, 55 Harwood Ave S., – 12:15 pm

Ajax – rest of the month - McEachnie Family Centre, 20 Church Street North, NorthWest Corner Hwy 2 & Church - 7:30am

Agincourt – 6:30 pm at Rotating locations. Please contact Ron - to verify location.

Quinte Sunrise – Bay of Quinte Golf Club, 1830 Old Hwy 2, – 7:00 am

Uxbridge – Wooden Sticks Golf & Country Club, 40 Elgin Park Drive off Concession 7 South of Uxbridge. – 7:00 am



Toronto – Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St, – 12:15

Cobourg – Best Western Cobourg Motor Inn, 930 Burnham Rd. at Hwy 2 – 12:15

Courtice – White Cliffe Terrace, 1460 Hwy 2 – 7:15 am

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Oct 10, 2017
Highway of Heroes Tribute - Tree Project
Oct 17, 2017
CNIB Services in Durham Region
Oct 24, 2017
World Polio Day - Spouses and guests invited
Oct 31, 2017
Nov 07, 2017
Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 14, 2017
Amarok Society - New Project for Indigenous People of Canada
Nov 21, 2017
An update from the The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
Nov 28, 2017
Annual Meetings of Our Club and Our Club's Foundation, & Election of Officers 2018-19
Dec 05, 2017
Participation House Christmas Party
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Upcoming Events
Rotary District Conference
White Oaks Resort and Spa
Nov 03, 2017 2:23 PM –
Nov 04, 2017 10:23 PM
Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Youth Service
Diretcor - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community and Vocational Service
Sargeant At Arms
Past President
Director - Public Image