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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:  May 23, 2023

                   Editor:  Past President Al Finnigan

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

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.

ROTARY GRACE: Led by Al Finnigan

TOAST TO THE KING: Led by Robert Kipling

Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  It was so  nice to see so many guests. One of our club members introduced the guests at their table. Welcome everyone.



Happy Birthday to Al Finnigan on May 20

Happy Birthday to David Mankiewicz on May 23

Happy Birthday to Brady Bodley on May 30

Happy Birthday to Robert Kipling on June 11


Jan - Happy to announce that David Andrews has been awarded Senior of the Year for Oshawa. We are cancelling June 6th meeting,  to attend the June 8th. Presentation dinner at the Jube. (dinner  $45.00).

Robbie  - Rotary District 7070 conference is in the fall (Oct 20 – 22) at the Marriott in Oshawa, reduced rates for conference registration and hotel rooms still available.

Robbie - Rotary Club of Whitby is having their park food frenzy this weekend

Robbie - The Rotary District 7070 Rotary Foundation walk is on September 24th.

Bill Creamer -  Great Reverse Draw, we netted approximately $20,000.00

Ted – The Rotary Club of Port Hope is having their annual lobster fest on June 10th. Lobster cost $65.00 orders have to             be in by June 1st. Steak ready for the BBQ is also available. Ted will pick up your order and get it to Wilmot Creek if you are interested.

Linda -  John Kellam suggested us having a yard sale on June 24 in his parking lot behind MAK Funeral home

  • Would like a ways and means meeting on June 20th.

Hilda Finnigan:  -  Manure Sales are coming in

Hilda Finnigan - North Oshawa Farmers Market ever Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm with the bird and butterfly houses and Paloughman’s Choice – She and Al could use some help

Hilda Finnigan:-  we have been accepted for the Peony Festival June 10/11; will be needing volunteers  - Sign Up with Hilda As soon as you can

SGT AT ARMS:   Bob Koski


 Jan Penney Won the chance to draw the Ace of Spades, but instead drew the King of Clubs . The jackpot grows. .


Bob Stewart  Is not going to buy us drinks as his shoe in horse did not shoe in at the track.

District Governor Iosif -  Thanked us for having him here

Al -  Happy with the Reverse Draw success

Dave Andrews – So happy to see Kris and everyone tonight at the Paul Harris Awards Night – one of the highlights of his Rotary year.

Ted  - Happy - Morgan Joy and her family were here

Hilda  - Happy with Reverse draw results and she is Happy to see Morgan here

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Four Oshawa citizens honoured with Rotary's Highest Award......

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood honoured Jennifer Clark, Durham College; Morgan Joy, student; Will Lutchford, Kids' Safety Village, and Frank Sobil, Red Barn Bingos at the Oshawa Golf & Curling Club with Paul Harris Awards for their service to the community and to Rotary, at the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood's Annual Paul Harris Awards Night on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 .

Ted Morrison , Rotary Past District Governor and a member of the Rotary District 7070 Rotary Foundation committee, a proud member of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, conducted the presentation ceremonies. Rotary District 7070 Governor Iosif Ciosa talked about the importance of the Awards and handed their Paul Harris Awards to each of the recipients.

The presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow award, the highest award that a Rotary club can bestow on members of the community, is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs, made by the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood on their behalf. It is named for Rotary’s founder, a Chicago lawyer, who started our organization with three business associates in 1905.

In addition, Rotarians John Kellam, Bob Stewart, Linda Biddle, Lennis Trotter , Dr. Larry Hurren, Sue MacKinnon and David Penney, were presented with Paul Harris Fellow Awards for reaching the next level of their donations to The Rotary Foundation.

In addition, Rotarians also received membership to The Paul Harris Society for their outstanding contributions to The Rotary Foundation: Linda Biddle, Larry Hurren, Ted Morrison, David Penney, Dr. kris Sachdeva, Bob Stewart, and Lennis Trotter.

Dr. Kris Sachdeva also received Major Donor Recognition for his generous donation to The Rotary Foundation

It is because of gifts such as this that The Rotary Foundation can carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world: Improved living conditions, increased food production, better education, wider availability of treatment and rehabilitation for the sick and disabled, new channels for the flow of international understanding, and brighter hopes for peace, including Rotary's work in the eradication of Polio.

Be sure to see all of the photos in the photo albums under the “About Us” tab on the Club website and as a post on the club Facebook Page.

Here are a few photos:



President Robbie closed the meeting at 8:05 pm.



MAY 27 – BINGO – RED BARN – Matinee – 11 AM:  Linda P, Lennis T ,  David P , Ted M

MAY 30 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM .   NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB

JUNE 6 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . NO MEETING AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB


JUNE 8 – Oshawa Senior Citizen Centre 55th Anniversary at the Jubilee Pavilion Banquet & Conference Centre, 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa as we celebrate OSCC55+'s 55th anniversary. The Seniorbration Gala event will feature music from Step by Step DJ,  a presentation of the Senior of the Year Award, a buffet dinner, cash bar, dancing and whole lot of fun. Ticket cost is $45 and can be purchased from any front desk or online. Don't wait! This event is not to be missed. For details and ticket purchases, see:  .

JUNE 10 & 11 – Peony Festival -  We will be volunteering with Hilda and Al to sell manure – time to be announced

JUNE 13 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: Hilda, Linda and Sue

                                                              “ Getting Ready for Bingo at the Red Barn”

JUNE 20 – Regular Weekly Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM . Oshawa Golf Club   

                                                            - Speaker: ­­­­­ Morgan Joy – Her Experience at District 7070

                                                                               Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium

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

                                                            Presidents Night – Annual Changeover



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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Executives & Directors
Vice President
Director - International Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Membership
Director - Club Administration
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
Director - Public Relations
Past President
Executive Secretary
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