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The Rotary Club of Oshawa was established in 1920. We are People of Action who are neighbours, friends, leaders and problem solvers who create lasting change in ourselves, in our community and in our world.

By supporting local organizations and programs like UOIT, Durham College, RCAC 151 Chadburn Air Cadet Squadron, educational scholarships, and breakfast programs in local schools, we help to nurture tomorrow`s leaders in our community. We help to improve quality of life locally by providing support to organizations like Durham Hospice, Deaf Blind Ontario Services and Canadian Diabetes Association and many more.

On an international scale we are collaborating with other Rotary clubs around the world by taking part in the eradication of polio, supporting clean water programs like Adopt a Village- Laos, Afri-Americas Foundation, Antillean Literacy Project and working on projects in Consuelo, Dominican Republic and more. 

All of this is achieved through the donation of our members' time and fundraising efforts through events like our annual Oshawa Rotary Ribfest, held each summer at Lakeview Park. More info is available at www.oshawaribfest.com. 

If you would like more information or if you are interested in joining our club please contact us today. Your first lunch is on us!

 
 

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All Rotarians in District 7070 and their guests are invited to the 2018 Rotary District 7070 Friendship Day on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Parkwood, the Estate of the late Colonel R. S. "Sam" McLaughlin, in Oshawa. Oshawa Rotarian Michael Adams, co-chair of the event, along with Linda Porritt, President of the Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary Club, said, “Tickets for the event are $75 per person with all proceeds going to The Rotary Foundation. Come out an enjoy a Day of Friendship  - make new friends...rekindle old friendships, and share some Rotary stories and ideas for service with your fellow Rotarians from all over southern Ontario.... at Parkwood.... like Colonel Sam used to do with his Rotary Club of Oshawa. For all the details about our speaker, Mike McGovern and how to register, please Read more.....  

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS MIKE MCGOVERN, Rotary International Chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, which directs all regional and international PolioPlus committees, coordinates all PolioPlus elements and develops policies and strategies to achieve polio eradication. Mike chairs the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee and he helps provide strategic direction to Rotary's polio eradication program. As Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee, Mike McGovern also represents Rotary on the Polio Strategy Committee of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative which is responsible for working with Rotary leaders around the world and the Rotary staff in raising over $100 million each year and in advocating to governments and others to contribute additional sufficient funds to end polio. Miek McGovern was Trustee of the Rotary Foundation from 2012 to 2016 and a member of the Board of Directors of Rotary International from 2006 to 2008. Mike will tell us the very latest in Rotary's fight to eradicate Polio from the world.

Please register soon, to join Rotarians so you can enjoy a day of friendship, fellowship, food and fun.  Tours of Parkwood Estate are planned following the meeting meal.   Rotarians and their guests from all of the 56 Rotary Clubs in southern Ontario, District 7070 are invited to join the hosting clubs, The Rotary Club of Oshawa and the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood for this fundraising friendship event. 

The Oshawa Night of 1000 Dinners on November 21, 2018 will feature David Collenette as guest speaker.  David was the Minister of National Defense (1993-1996) leading up to the signing of the Ottawa Treaty and will tell the stories behind the scene how the Canadian military came to support the ban on landmines and how that made the Ottawa Treaty possible.

We encourage everyone to join us on October 24, 2018 for our fifth annual World Polio Day event. We’ll be streaming live the Rotary International World Polio Day broadcast from  Philadelphia and our Rotary Canada broadcast from Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada, so tune in at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time to watch a global status update on the fight to end polio and take part in the conversation. Guests will include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors, and others. Go to :    https://durhamcollege.ca/globalclass/classes/ and look for the class: World Polio Day – Rotary International. 

5:00 pm     Registration and reception in the new Global Classroom

5:45 pm     Welcome from Vice-President, Academic, Elaine Popp of Durham College and  welcome from Mary Lou Harrison, Rotary District 7070 Governor

6:00 pm     Introduction of Distinguished Guests

6:30 pm     In the Gobal Classroom,  Rotary International End Polio Now Livestream Feed

7:15 pm     Intermission

7:30 pm     Dr. Bob Scott - Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee

8:00 pm     Questions and Answers from Rotarians in the Global Classroom  and from around the world 

8:15 pm     Discussions and reception with guests

What a Great Meeting... and what a surprise!!!  Who is she???
 
 
 
Peter Hernandez and Mike Adams aka “Bonnie and Clyde” (I’m not sure which one was which!) advertised The Night of a Thousand Dinners to be held on November 21 at 6.30pm in aid of The Canadian Landmines Foundation which promotes and supports financially the campaign to eradicate landmines around the world. The price is $75 a head which includes a great dinner in The Mess, a donation to the foundation and the chance to listen to a very interesting guest speaker, David Collonette, the Canadian Minister of Defense at the time of the signing of the Ottawa Treaty banning landmines
Several enthusiastic Oshawa Rotarians braved the rain and joined in the Communities with Brooms in the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens..
Rotarians Peter and Trish, from the Rotary Club of Oshawa, finished their Rotary Leadership Level 2 Course.
 
 
Left to Right- Rotary District 7070 Governor Neil Phillips, Rotary Club Parkwood President Ted Morrison, Rotarian Trish Best, Rotarian Peter Hernandez, Rotary Club Facilitator Dave Andrews.
 
President Ron presented the $10,000 cheque for the FSSH Graduate Rotary Bursary. to Jodie Cowan who received it on behalf of UOIT. Jodie also presented the endowment fund report to President Ron and thanked our club for our additional support for undergraduate bursaries..
 
The Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa- Parkwood hosted over 100 Rotarians and guests from more than 10 Rotary Clubs in Rotary International District 7070. Rotarians and their guests came from Etobicoke in the west to Trenton in the East and everywhere in between at the “revived” Rotary Friendship Day,on Monday, September 25, 2017 on the grounds near the reflecting pool at Parkwood, to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Parkwood Estate, it was announced today by Ron ***, President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and by Ted Morrison, President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, who is also a Past District Governor of District 7070.
 
 
Thank you to all of our 2017 Sponsors and to all of our patrons who came out and enjoyed a great weekend of food, music and memories made with family and friends! All of the money raised by the Oshawa Rotary club over this weekend will go back into your community to help with various programs including but not limited to breakfast and snack programs in the schools, scholarships, Junior Fire Fighting, 151 Lloyd 
151 Chadburn Squadron - Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
Thank you to all of our volunteers as well with out your tireless work and support this weekend would not be possible!
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Our 3rd Annual Polar Bear Swim was a great success! All swimmers entered the water at the same time. All pledges will go to support the great work that Rotary does in the local community and the Rose of Durham and agency that has been helping young parents and their children succeed for over 25 years.
 
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Congratulations to Kasia Stawiarski and Cierra Kozole from Dwyer for receiving the Rotary Scholarship Awards presented by Tom Maxwell at their graduation ceremony. 
 
This was a huge privilege for The Rotary Club of Oshawa and for me as President to host The Queen's Representative in Ontario. She is such a graceful lady and impressed everyone with her 'Her Honour the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario visited the Rotary Club of Oshawa at a special meeting at the Oshswa Jubilee Pavillionon Friday May 20th. It attendance included many civic officials including the Oshawa Mayor and Rotarian, John Henry and Rotary District 7070 Governor, Michael Bell meet and greet' session before lunch and her speech after lunch.
Gordon Dowsley and Kim Tan of the Oshawa Rotary Club join Ross Mackie, Shawn Mackie and Greg Heasman of Mackie Transportation in loading books destined for the remote aboriginal reserves in Northern Ontario.   A special nod to Mackies for generously transporting the books to the distribution hub in Thunder Bay from which they will go by plane, or road, to replenish and even start libraries. The Rotary Club of Oshawa is pleased to partner with a number of organizations to gather ship and distribute these books.
 
At our meeting of Monday, March 21st, we enjoyed the honour of recognizing Arthur Lovell as a three time Paul Harris Fellow for his generosity to Rotary.
 
Two new members joined our club this month. Welcome to Rotary Rick Edmond and Tito Marimpietri!
 
Aurore introduced our speaker, Heather McMillan from Durham Workforce Authority on Monday. She was a little bit English and a little bit French!

 
 
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