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The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)’s 36th annual Art In The Park was held on the grounds of Willistead Park on
Friday, June 6 and
Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8.
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Art in the Park

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Saturday and Sunday,
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an economical U of W source for learning for seniors.

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A Smart Community is a community that has made a conscious effort to use information technology to transform life and work within its region in significant and fundamental, rather than incremental, ways.
The Windsor and Essex County Smart Community, through its Connecting Windsor-Essex activities, provides participant organizations, entities, families and individuals with community engagement, governance, access to infrastructure and on-line services, as well as smart results that demonstrate new opportunities, well-being and connectedness to improve the quality of life in learning, work and play.

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We currently have 130 members

Office Location: 7911 Forest Glade Drive
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N8T 3R7
Office Hours: Mon to Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm
Phone : 253-6382 FAX 253-7723

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)
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Parent and Tecumseh Ave.,
Windsor, Ontario
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Our 2014-15 Rotary 1918 President, Don Marsh
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Our 2014-15 Rotary 1918 President,
Don Marsh.

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Rotary (1918)'s Five Pillars of Service


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2014 - 2015 District Governor Liz Smith
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2014 - 2015 District Governor Liz Smith
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Rotary International President<br> Gary C. K. Huang

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Our club has been a substantial contributor to the Rotary International Foundation.
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Rick Caron has been appointed Assistant District Governor for 2014.



Junior Achievement is making a dramatic return of their staple After-School Company Program this Fall, with the help of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) who is the first organization to come on board as a sponsor for the program.
JA’s Windsor-Essex Company Program was previously one of the strongest and most popular programs, with deep roots and a reputable history in the community. After being absent for over 7 years, Junior Achievement has brought programs back to the Windsor Essex area, and is now truly excited to re-introduce the After School Company Program to start in October.

The donation from the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) will help to fund one company- which will enable a group of 25-30 high school students from Windsor-Essex to participate free of charge. As a team, these students will take part in a 20-week program, where they will be tasked to come up with a viable product idea for the community and will work together to bring the product to market. Through these 20 weeks, students will learn the ropes of Entrepreneurship- including production of a product/service, marketing, sales, management, finance, accounting, organization, communication and much more. Students will be running their own business from the ground up, with the goal of breaking even- or making a profit- by the time the program is complete.

The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) has not only helped to re-ignite the Company Program spark, but has also donated funds to support the delivery of the Dollars with Sense workshop to local students at the grade 7 level. Dollars with Sense helps develop personal money management skills, challenging students to apply these concepts in their own life, starting now!

"We are pleased to put our stamp of support on Junior Achievement programs for the Windsor-Essex area," states Janet Kelly, President of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918). "Our sponsorship strengthens our commitment to the development of youth into positive and productive citizens by promoting financial literacy and helping them to explore career options and obtain employment skills."

Junior Achievement would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) for their generous support and sponsorship of these programs for Windsor-Essex. As an organization that is community sponsored and funded, Junior Achievement will continue to reach and impact more youth as the community invests in their efforts, and will further increase education in the areas of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

Members of the business community who may be interested in volunteering as advisers for this 20-week program, please submit your inquiries directly to Junior Achievement's Windsor-Essex Program Manager, Bianca Betschel.

For secondary students in grades 10-12 interested in participating in the Company Program, please contact Bianca Betschel at:
or (519) 997-2853
to communicate your interest in being involved.


On a Medical Mission to Save Lives



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A meeting on the U of W campus Friday, July 25, provided information for those considering getting involved with the University of Windsor Rotaract Club.

The club operates under the auspices of Rotary International for UWindsor students and alumni between the ages of 18 and 30 who are dedicated to community service. Besides a dynamic addition to your résumé and leadership skills prized by employers, it offers opportunities to meet new people and make friends.

Reference: U of W Daily News Issue for Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014



LFL unit presented to Rotary District 6400 Governor on her visit on July 21st

Windsor Public Library and partners, Rotary Club of Windsor 1918, Rotary Club of Windsor Roseland, Life After Fifty, and Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) have been working on the Little Free Libraries (LFL) project for several months.
In 2009 Rotarian Todd Bol built the very first LFL in honour of his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. Since 2009, people in over 55 countries have installed more than 16,000 of the little libraries. These LFL are run on the premise of “take a book, leave a book”. All it requires is a library of some sort, anything from a home-made wooden tree house, used laundry hamper, to an antique suitcase. These are left out in public spaces, both outdoor and indoors, and encourages use by the entire community. Most libraries have been built by private citizens who are hoping to strengthen literacy in their area. WPL and partners are hoping that our LFLs will enhance Windsor neighbourhoods while promoting literacy.
We currently have a prototype built (which can be seen in the picture). DG Liz was presented with a Free Little Library, built by the Life After 50 Seniors Group, on her visit to a Rotary 1918 meeting on July 21st.
The first Little Free Library has already been set up in Windsor at 1567 Bruce Avenue.
On September 8th, which coincides with International Literacy Day, we will be having a big unveiling across the city of the newest LFL locations.


Childrens Fest Site

The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) invites you to a Weekend of Family Fun!

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Saturday , September 20 - 10am - 5pm
and and Sunday September 21 - 11am - 5pm

Children's Fest is a wonderful way
to spend time with your kids
and enjoy lots of great fun and activities.


at Derwent Park behind the Safety Village
7911 Forest Glade Drive

$5 admission - Children under 2 are entered for free

  • Stage shows
  • Bouncy castles
  • Special activities


The Environmental Committee

The Environmental Committee is very active under the chairmanship of Rotarian Tom Goebel.
Here is a blog showing their recent activity
The Environmental Committee is given one minute at each meeting for the ’tip of the week’ and all tips will are compiled in a book to be published at the end of the year.

The environmental 'tip of the week' appears in each issue of the club Wheel

Tom Goebel, Chairperson, Environmental Committee

Contact: Tom Goebel []


R0tary Bldg in Jirapa, Ghana
District 6400 sent a Rotary Vocational Training Team of health practitioners to the Jirapa region of Ghana. The team is led by 0ur Rotary 1918 member, Dr. Godfrey Bacheyie.
Click on the link below to Check out the blog for the VTT Team and see how Godfrey and the group are doing!

A Project in Jirapa Ghana


Hello everyone
entertained us again this year!

Ford fireworks display, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2013

A lucky group of attendees
had a front row seat for
this year's fireworks display
and enjoyed a great meal prepared by
the staff of the "Bistro at the River"
Rotary received a portion of the ticket sales for the event.
The Bistro at the River is at
78 Riverside Drive West,
at the foot of Ouellette, on the Riverfront

ART IN THE PARK 2014 is over

Good Weather - Great Attendance

Art in the Park announcement

36th Annual Art in the Park Vendors
JUNE 6, 7, 8th - 2014

Under the auspices of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), the 36th annual Art In The Park was held on the grounds of Willistead Manor from June 6th to June 8th, 2014.

In addition to the artwork and creative handiworks traditionally displayed in booths and tents around the Willistead Park perimeter, Art in the Park boasted a family entertainment attraction with live music and a special area dedicated to children’s activities.
The event’s lively Spirit Tent opened Friday night and stayed open throughout the weekend - it has become a popular addition, featuring live bands, food and refreshments.
Proceeds from Art In The Park support a number of the Rotary Club of Windsor 1918’s projects, including the Children’s Safety Village, the John McGivney Children’s Centre, Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services, and of course a large share of our proceeds support the ongoing restoration of Windsor’s architectural jewel, Willistead Manor.

Art in the Park official website

Sunday 2013  visitors
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Art in the Park is also on Facebook

Art in the Park draw winners


On June 19th
our year-end/President’s Night
was held at Victoria-Greenlawn.

Janet Kelly, Rotary 1918 President, 2013-14

Here are some pictures from the event


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JMCC is celebrating 35 years of service!.

JMCC featured stories

John McGivney
John McGivney
passed away Thursday May 8th, 2014 at the age of 91

Windsor Star article on life of John McGivney


Children's Safety Village
of Windsor and Essex County

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7911 Forest Glade Drive
Windsor, ON N8T 3R7
Tel: (519) 945-5500
Fax: (519) 974-7114

Reg Charity # 865 593 370 RR 0001

Maryvale Adolescent & Family Services
Rotary Home for Children.

The Maryvale Rotary Home for Children (Photograph by Rotarian Bev Lounsbury)
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The facility will provide nine new beds for children and teens experiencing mental health crises, and will offer expanded services to families. Because it is difficult for parents to leave their kids, especially little kids who are seven or eight, the new home will provide enough space for visiting parents who wish to stay overnight with their children

How the Nuns 'touched' Maryvale

Rotary District 6400 Download Center

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BINGO is the Club’s 2nd Major Fundraiser The Club’s upcoming Bingos listing appears in the

electronic version of the latest Wheel

Volunteers Who Will Work Once or Twice a Year are Needed:

To volunteer, Please contact Walter Willms at
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Rotary Youth Exchange

"The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people regardless of nationality desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves. Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding."

We need homes for our Rotary 1918 incoming Exchange Students.
Talk to President Janet Kelly if you or a person you know could host a student for a period of time.

Our Exchange Student Contacts

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The 2014 District 6400 Conference
DisCon 14 - Grand Hotel Mackinac Isle
May 8-11, 2014

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