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


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 Membership Chair Mike McLaren at 905-576-7878 or our Membership Director Sue MacKinnon at 905-391-1501 or our Club 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?.



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT:  Mark Maloney – Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:         Beth Selby - Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: John Burns – Rotary Club of Bowmanville in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada



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 : August 13, 2019

Editor – David Andrews


ROTARY GRACE                                                                                                                     

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:                          Past President Bob Koski

O Canada:                    Jackie Schagen

 Toast To The Queen:   Past President and Treasurer Devon Biddle



Welcome to our guest speaker:  Donna Doherty

Welcome to our guest Bill Creamer (a guest of Devon Biddle)



Happy Birthday to Launi Elliott on August 15 and Happy Birthday to Richard Boatman on August 16



Past President Dave Andrews : Dave announced that we are assisting the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario / Western New York sell the “Big Game 54 “ lottery tickets. They are available Every Week. The selling price is the same as last year- 5 tickets for $20. The prizes remain the same. First prize has 2 tickets to the Big Game 54 in Miami, PLUS 4 nights accommodation in Miami PLUS $1,000 US. The second prize is $1,000 US, the third prize is $500 US, the fourth prize is $300 US, and the fifth prize is $200 US. All tickets must be sold by mid November. NO EXCEPTIONS. Get your tickets from Dave.


Past President Dave Andrews : October 24 – World Polio Day – Please REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU CAN. 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm -  joint meeting of Durham Region Rotary Clubs in the new 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.   Cash bar and  sandwiches will be served. Cost ($30.00) per person (a portion will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Eradication Initiative and will credited to your next Paul Harris Fellow.) Spouses, guests and prospective members and all clubs in District 7070 are invited. We will see the live Rotary International livestream event and then  we will 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. Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of Rotary’s PolioPlus Committee  (worldwide)  will be our keynote speaker and he will connect with  Dr. Tunji Funsho, chairman of Rotary's Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee and others from around  the world . REGISTER TODAY.


Past President Dave Andrews : October 3 – Canada Votes 2019 Debate of the Federal Oshawa Riding Candidates conducted by the Media of Oshawa,  at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. 6 PM to 7 PM – fellowship hour ; 7 PM to 8 PM Candidates Debate; 8 to 8:30 PM – Candidates available to answer your questions. Admission: No charge . Cash Bar available. Members of the two Rotary Clubs in Oshawa (and their guests) and members of the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club (and their guests) are invited. Debate will be broadcast live by Rogers TV Oshawa. Seating is limited to approx. 100 guests. To reserve your seat, please email Dave Andrews at .


Vice Pres Sue MacKinnon – Sue reminded everyone that our Annual BBQ / Picnic is at Devon and Linda Biddle’s cottage on August 24. SIGN UP TODAY AND TELL HILDA WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO BRING TO THE PARTY. Dave supplies the corn on the cob. Devon and Linda get the steaks from Buckingham (if you prefer chicken, please specify when you sign up). Time is from 2 til about 7 pm. Bring your own beverages. Bring your bathing suit for the lake and the hot tub.  And some former members will be asked to come too. Cost is $15 per couple for a BBQ steak (if you prefer chicken, please indicate). BRING YOUR MONEY TO ROTARY. WE WILL BE COLLECTING FUNDS AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE Also, you will be asked to bring salads or desserts, etc.


Sandy McDowell – Announced that we are conducting Bingo at the Red Barn on Saturday Aug 17 . THE EVENING SESSION. 5:30 PM TO 10:00 PM. We are in need of two more helpers.  Please contact Sandy and Sue as soon as you can. The evening session is about 150 to 170 customers and we sell bingo cards right from the start, U Pickem, and Shutterboards. A busy evening.


Sandy McDowell talked about the Kids Safety Village at the Delta Bingo in Pickering and the training we will all have to do before we can go over and “work” a bingo. Dress code is very strict, No cell phones, on the floor at all times during  the bingo. Etc. There are heavy fines for those volunteers caught disobeying the rules. More training on Sept 3 (right when our meeting takes place).  We need 5 more volunteers to be trained and to sign up with Sandy. The good news: we will be able to raise much needed funds for the Kids Safety Village. Heather and Sue volunteered at the first Bingo.


Director and Fashion Show Chair Janice Coupland – Tickets are now available for the September 15 Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood First Annual Fashion Show – RUNWAY FOR ROTARY, from 1 to 4 PM, at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. This is a non alcohol event. Food is coming from 3 fine restaurants, and desserts from The Bakers Table. There will be door prizes, gift card with 20% off from the two fashion sponsors , and a jewellery gift for each person too. Fantastic music by DJ Concepts. The runway will consist of 8 female and 2 male models wearing fall fashions from Laura and Verona Suits.  Tickets are $50 per person and available from Dave Andrews. Payable by cash, cheque or credit card. The first 50 are already out being sold by the committee.    


President Lennis Announcements :

REMINDER: The Eastern Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are having their annual Interclub BBQ - August 19 in Brighton at Proctor Park, 96 Young Street, Brighton, ON  K0K 1H0  from 5 to 8 PM

Sonya Thompson has recently moved to Toronto and is a member of the Rotary Club of Scarborough.

REMINDER: The Rotary Club of Toronto is having their 71st Annual Golf Tournament at Cherry Downs on August 22. Don’t miss a chance to win a West Jet Voucher for 2 flights to anywhere in the world that WestJet flies.    Raffle tickets will be sold for $20 each or 3 for $50. Register for golf which includes lunch, dinner and cart  for  $175.00. Join us for an amazing dinner only without golf  for $60. Its 4 person scramble  for more team fun with amazing prizes .   We are adding special tees for non/new golfers and will be having contests for non/new golfers only.  This year we have chosen to support a great organization Hope Air  that provides Canadians in financial need with free travel to obtain medical care.  To become a sponsor please contact:   Mathew Harrison, 416-868-3578 or email To register  contact Rotary Toronto or click on this link  


REMINDER : DISTRICT 7070 CONFERENCE  – October 25 thru 27 Please register as soon as you can.

Conference, JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa 1050 Paignton House Rd., Minett, Ontario.

Here are some conference details, in detail.

NOTE: Book your room at the fantastic rate of $135 per night. (this rate is good for the entire week (Oct 21 thru Oct 28).


HALLOWE’EN HAUNT AT THE KIDS’ SAFETY VILLAGE: October 25 and 26 at the Kids Safety Village from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kids Safety Village, 1129 Athol St., Whitby. This is an S.O.S to our club members: many of our club members will be at the Rotary District Conference at the same time. We will  need about 8 volunteers from our Rotary Club on both nights (if you are not  going to the District Conference). AND we will need at least 6 volunteers to help on Saturday Oct 18 (to be confirmed) to set up the haunted maze and other things at the Safety Village from about 9 am to 2 pm. More details will follow when we can confirm the exact time and date of the set up.


Rotary Foundation Director David Penney – Reminded everyone about the SEPT  8 – District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk – 8:30 AM to 2 PM – Humber College (Lakeshore Campus), 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto.  Join fellow Rotarians with friends and family for the annual District 7070 walk in support of the Rotary Foundation.  To REGISTER  and view all of the Foundation Walk details, please click HERE.  Be sure to check out this page too for even more details. You can plan your fundraising ahead.  Individual pledge forms can be downloaded by clicking on the pledge form link.  And remember our goal of A MILL FOR BILL. Please co-ordinate all club pledges with your club delegate for the foundation walk.  Clubs should submit one cheque per club directly to Rotary Foundation: Rotary Foundation (Canada), c/o 911600, PO Box 4090 STN A, Toronto, ON M5W 0E9.

Rotary Foundation Director David Penney – Announced that for every Dollar that you personally donate, during this Rotary year, to the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund, our Rotary Club will match that amount to a maximum of $3,200 USD. Remember our goal “ A Mill for Bill”.


REMINDER from Kim Boatman – The 2019-20 Youth Committee, made up of David Penney, Heather, Dan, Stanley and Chidinma, will meet Aug. 20th at 5 pm at the Oshawa Golf Club.

REMINDER from Heather Drakes – The 2019-20 Membership Committee will meet Aug. 27th at 8 pm at the Oshawa Golf Club.

REMINDER from Treasurer Devon Biddle – Club dues are due. We will be ready at the Front Desk next week to take your money (Annual Dues are $210 and as an option , you may wish to contribute to The Rotary Foundation (perhaps $100 – just a suggestion ) and to the Polio Fund (perhaps $20 – just a suggestion). Donations to the Rotary Foundation will be registered towards your next Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Award level. Thank you.



Aug 20     Front Desk  Kim Boatman                Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Hilda Finnigan

Aug 27     Front Desk  Sandy McDowell           Bulletin Editor and  Greeter  Bob Stewart

(Editor’s note: If you cannot be available for these duties, please find a replacement)




Winner: Dave Andrews drew the 4 of Hearts and won a tube of tooth paste, compliments of Dr. Larry Hurren.

The deck is getting much smaller and the pot gets much bigger. Time to buy two or three tickets a week if you wish.

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Devon – Just got back from Scranton,Pa today and wanted to come to Rotary tonight.

Sandy – just got back from vacation (happy but sad it’s over)

Kim – back from a wonderful vacation in BC visiting her son… hiking the mountain trails at Squamish the day before the gondola incident. Broke her toe on her son’s bed. Ouch

Dan – saw the Million Dollar Quartet in Port Hope. Wow.

Kris – Happy to be at a dinner table with all of the ladies.

Ted  -golfed with his grandson Colton (now 15 yrs old) at Lynbrook with Sharron. Colton won.

Donna Doherty – happy for being at our Rotary meeting and having the opportunity to speak to us tonight.

Sue – a bit of a sad Twoonie tonight. She golfed this morning and her golf shoes did not fit. Ouch.



None tonight



Name of Speaker:  Donna Doherty – Senior Development Officer , Trent University Durham

Introduced by Past District Governor Ted Morrison, Donna Doherty is a senior development officer at Trent University with a particular focus on raising awareness of and financial support for the Trent University Durham GTA campus located at 55 Thornton Road.  Trent Durham has been in the community for 45 years and is now undergoing an expansion. Donna is here to share with us an update on the campus, as well as the expansion project.  On a personal note, Donna grew up in  New Orleans and has lived in Port Perry for the last 25 years and she is a member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa.

Donna gave us a brief history of Trent University in Oshawa and the plans for the future.

Trent started in Oshawa 45 years ago offering night school courses at Eastdale Collegiate. By 1977, they were headquartered at Durham College and in 2009 moved to the campus on Thornton Rd, just north of the old Civic Auditorium, which they purchased with their own funds for $1.2 million. There has been a steady increase in enrollment (869 students in 2015 and 1,398 students in 2018).

Classes run from 8 am to 9 pm. 70% of the students come from the Durham region with 20% coming from Oshawa. 90% of the over 2,000 graduates are employed within 6 months of graduating. Incoming students are not out of high school, the majority come from Durham College, Ont Tech U, or from the working  community.

Download our 2019 Trent University Durham GTA Viewbook (pdf)

Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree programs offering is enormous: Anthropology, Arts, Business Admin, Child and  Youth Studies, Communications, Computing, English Lit, Gender & Women Studies, History, Journalism, Law, Media  Studies, Online Programming, Philosophy, Policing, Psychology, Science, Social Work, Sociology, Teacher education, Library, and more.

Trent partners closely with On Tech U and Durham College to complement each other, not duplicate.

Economic impact on Oshawa is $47.3 million.

On Sept 1 Joe Muldoon is retiring and Dr Scott Henderson will become the new Dean and Head of Trent U Durham.

Fast forward to today, Trent U Durham has embarked on a $5 million campaign. Co Chairs are Doug Kirk (owner of the  Oshawa Radio Stations) and Steve Apostolopoulos (managing partner in Triple Group of Companies, whose projects include the creation of Durham Live in Pickering). The campaign will support the campus expansion project, increase financial aid for students, and provide students with  hands-on experiences and career ready skills.

In 2020, a new building will be created on the Thornton Rd campus. Opening fall 2020, a new $4 million residence and academic building will enhance the outstanding student experience that Trent is known for, providing new spaces and enhanced opportunities for the whole community to socialize, learn, study, and engage in life on campus. Land was donated by the City of Oshawa, and Durham Region gave $1,42 million. Ground breaking took place in May 2019. The  rest of the campaign has a goal of $500,000 for scholarships and bursaries specifically for the Durham Campus students.

The third goal of another $500,000 is for the career enhancements required by students for additional training and equipment.

Note: over 90% of students are on OSAP loans.

Donna was thanked by our Director Janice Coupland.


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.

Mar 03, 2020 6:00 PM
Her Classification - Craft Talk
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Our Club St Patrick's Day Party
Mar 17, 2020 6:00 PM
Club Forum - Update of Activities to our members Plus Member Q and A
Mar 24, 2020 6:00 PM
Water First
Mar 31, 2020 6:00 PM
His Craft Talk
Apr 07, 2020 6:00 PM
Renewing your license for those over 80
Apr 14, 2020 6:00 PM
Her Annual Address to our Rotary Club - Update on What's Happening at Queen's Park
Apr 21, 2020 6:00 PM
Durham Regional Police Annual Update to the Partners - SPOUSES NIGHT
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Upcoming Events
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 3 - Janice
Red Barn
Feb 29, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Mar 03, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 4 - Sue
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Mar 14, 2020
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Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 4 - Sue
Red Barn
Mar 28, 2020
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Board of Directors Meeting
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5:00 PM – 6:25 PM
Easter Eggstravaganza - Kids Safety Village
Kids Safety Village
Apr 11, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Bingo at the Red Barn - Team 1 - Ted
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