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Rotary celebrates four decades of service

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood will be putting out the red carpet for a pretty big celebration. In fact, it would be ruby red.

The community group is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary at The Ruby Affair, a celebration, dinner and roast for the Rotary chapter.

Currently scheduled for Sept. 22 at the Jubilee Pavilion, this roast-style format will give you the chance to hear stories after the four decades of history behind the club. Want to hear the funny story about how the gazebo was erected at the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens? You will have to come on out to hear it.

The event will also feature a raffle and draw, with the top prize being a ruby! What a better way to celebrate the ruby anniversary of one of the city’s top community groups.

Want to join in on the celebrations? Get in touch with Devon Biddle at (905) 576-2563, or via email at ljbiddle@sympatico.ca.

While it will be fun to look back at the past 40 years, what if you want to be a part of the next 40 years? The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood would love to hear from you.

Who are the members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood? We are made up of local business, professional, and civic leaders. We meet regularly, get to know each other, from friendships and through that, we are able to get things done in our community.

Around for more than a century, Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. The first Rotary club was founded in Chicago in 1905.

Visit rotary.org and endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio.

If you would like to learn more about Rotary or become a member, check out our website at rotaryoshawa-parkwood.org. You can also contact Rotarian Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or by email at lennis.trotter@hotmail.com. You can also get in touch with Rotarian Linda Porritt at 905-579-7339 or by email at linda.porritt@century21.ca.