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

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT:   Jennifer Jones – Rotary Club of  Windsor-Roseland, Windsor, Ontario, Canada  
R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:     Iosif Ciosa - Rotary Club of  Etobicoke , Ontario, Canada
ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Gord Wallace – Rotary Club of Bowmanville , Ontario, Canada



ROTARY – People of Action

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


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 Club President Robbie Larocque at 905-576-8500 or our Club Vice President Linda Porritt at 905-626-6386.

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?.



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 behaviour 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 behaviours 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. Honour the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavour 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 goodwill and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


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         MINUTES OF MEETING:  June 20, 2023

                   Editor:  Past President Hilda Finnigan

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

ROTARY GRACE: Led by Pat Dyck

TOAST TO THE KING: Led by Janice Coupland

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.

TOAST TO CANADA: Led by President Robbie Larocque

Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  Our speaker, Morgan Joy, Sharron Morrison (her grand niece), Tracy McGarry (Participation House)  and Terri Lynn Larocque


Happy Birthday to President Robbie Larocque TODAY – June 20

Happy Birthday to Caroline Kipling – June 21

Happy Birthday to Keela Efraim and to Past President David Penney – June 23


Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha to L to R: Dave Penney, Ted Morrison, Robbie & Terri Lynn Larocque



President Robbie :

June 22 –meeting with Friends of Second Marsh – details available if you are interested in attending

District Governor Changeover/Awards Night is June 23 @ Whitby Marina

June 24 – A busy day for our Rotary Club: Yard Sale, Bingo at The Red Barn, and Ploughman’s Choice Sales at the North Oshawa Farmers Market…. We need your help

June 25th Pride Parade in Toronto – Mary Lou Harrison is arranging Rotary participation

 Oshawa Parkwood President’s Night is June 27th, spouses/partners are invited

Tracy McGarry: Director of Quality Assurance and Community Development at Participation House

Tracy presented to President Robbie Larocque The 2022 Marten Van Harmelen Volunteer Award. Every year in December we celebrate the successes of the past year and recognize the contribution of both our employees, and our very important community partners. The Marten VanHarmelen award acknowledges Volunteerism is an important element for the health of every community. Through the selfless giving of time and sharing of knowledge many organizations and the people they support prosper from these champions. As a means of celebrating and recognizing the valuable contribution of members of the community who embrace this practice of volunteerism. PH introduced the Marten Van Harmelen Volunteer Award back in 2015. The Oshawa Parkwood Rotary club has been a huge supporter of PH, it’s efforts and those it supports for a number of years.  Many of our service recipients have been deeply impacted by your generosity.  Pre-covid the Christmas dinner that you included us in was a highlight of many people’s year.  Getting to see old friends and truly celebrate the spirit of the season surrounded by genuinely caring people is something that cannot be replicated. It’s because of service groups like the Oshawa Parkwood Rotary, that we are able to fulfill our commitment ensuring that everyone involved with PH has the opportunity to experience full citizenship. Something you cannot put a price on! Many thanks to you all and your ongoing commitment to make a difference not only in the lives of people but in your community.


John Kellam stated we have received many donations towards the Yard Sale with more to come; a sign up sheet for volunteers/ needed equipment was circulated – thanks to all who volunteered

Hilda Finnigan noted there have been several changes in Bingo list, thanks to all; Sue will be sending an updated list; Hilda also asked volunteers for Bulleting Editor 23/24 to check info

Dave Andrews announced a “Movie Night” sponsored by Whitby Sunrise “Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning” w Tom Cruise!  July 12th /$15.00 ea. Register with Dave by June 27  Those present opted for NO change in our meeting schedule in lieu of this event

Linda Porritt Ways and Means Committee Meeting June 20 cancelled will be on the Agenda for

July 5th Board Meeting (Bill Creamer hosting)

Jan Coupland will send email to members re meal June 27th; dessert added; cost $40



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!!


SGT AT ARMS:   Bob Koski


Dave Andrews Won the chance to draw the Ace of Spades, but instead drew the 2 of Hearts. The jackpot grows.


Al Finnigan – pending successful Yard Sale

Jan Coupland – the arrival of “Fiona”, her third grandchild

David Penney – cleanup of cottage waterfront with help from Jan

David  Andrews – thanks to Tracey for our Award

Lennis Trotter- old car tour and Father’s Day

Sharron Morrison – here with her great neice; surprise partner in golf tournament was Velma Ratchford and They WON!!

Hilda Finnigan-a sad buck-Tim Dwyre in hospital being treated for Congestive Heart Failure but very happy Morgan is here and thank you for the PH Award from Tracey

Pres. Robbie happy to be celebrating 59 years a good life

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Ted Morrison introduced Morgan Joy who recently attended the Rotary Youth  Leadership Symposium. Ted is very proud of his niece, Morgan whose first introduction to Rotary was when she volunteered at the Market with Hilda and Al.  Her enthusiasm for life and  whatever opportunity it offers shone through in her presentation which had to be delivered without  the planned technological support she had expected!!

The three day Symposium was held in the Ganaraska Forest and led by Rotarians with  support and participation of Ganaraska staff.  Morgan noted the program highlights of team  building, learning to trust, games of survival, making memories and learning opportunities mixed  with fun time.

Hilda Finnigan thanked Morgan for her presentation and wished her much success on her  life journey.

President Robbie closed the meeting at 8:05 pm.


JUNE 23 - District 7070 Awards and District Governor Changeover at Whitby Marina. Register TODAY:

JUNE 24 – Bingo at the Red Barn – 11 AM – Linda P, Al F, Sue M, Lennis T

JUNE 24 – Rotary Yard Sale – 8 am to 2 pm – in the Parking Lot behind MAK Funeral Home – Note:  Donated Items may be dropped off to the trailer in the compound behind Meineke Muffler 162 King St E beginning Saturday June 10th. Contact John Kellam 905 435 6016 to confirm or arrange pickup if necessary. Please, no large furniture items 

JUNE 27 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            Presidents Night – Annual Changeover

                                                      cost $40 per person, Spouses invited

JUNE 30 – Bingo at the Red Barn – 11 AM – Sue M, Dave A, Hilda F, Bill C

JULY  4 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: Steve Rutledge – Adopt A Village Laos – Update to Our Club


JULY 11 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: Shannon Jackson, Exec Director –

                                                              Durham Youth Services

                                                              (see: _)

JULY 12 – Fellowship Event – Rotary At The Movies – Cineplex Odeon 7 pm  – 1351 Grandview Street North, Oshawa, ON, L1K 0G1. Premiere showing of Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning. Tickets are only $15 pp. Register and pay Dave Andrews ASAP. Steve Rutledge needs some numbers by June 27.

JULY 18 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: James Meloche, Chief Executive Officer –

                                                              Community Care Durham

                                                            ( see:    )

JULY 20 – Bingo at the Red Barn – 11 AM – Robbie L, Dave P, Ted M, Brady B

JULY 25 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM .

                                                            - NO MEETING AT OSHAWA GOLF CLUB

                                                             SPOUSES NIGHT

JULY 29 – Bingo at the Red Barn – 11 AM – Hilda F, Lennis T , Dave A, Ted M


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.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Terry Giles
May 2
Allan Finnigan
May 20
David Mankiewicz
May 23
Brady Bodley
May 30
Spouse Birthdays
Allan Finnigan
May 20
Robert Koski
Patti Koski
May 14
John Kellam
Willie Kellam
May 20
May 28, 2024 6:30 PM
Ontario Tech University
Jun 04, 2024 6:30 PM
Spouses Invited
Jun 11, 2024 6:30 PM
Vaccines - what we should take
Jun 18, 2024 6:15 PM
Rotary Foundation Workshop
Jun 25, 2024 6:30 PM
Annual Changeover of Club Presidents - Spouses invited
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Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
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Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
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