There is so much going on this year. Come Celebrate with Us!

To honour our Centennial, Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) has many planned events and projects happening throughout the year. We're inviting the community to join us as we celebrate 100 years of Service Above Self.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Join District 6400 and help plant the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Hub on April 28th. Our district is helping to ensure Rotary International President Ian Riseley's tree-planting challenge is met. The Hub features a 3-kilometre trail that connects the ERCA Place for Life Chrysler Canada Greenway, Herb Gray Parkway Trails and Town of Lasalle Trails.

Click here to donate a tree for $50

Or call 519-253-6382

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Click here if you just want to attend the Hub Dedication and Plaque Ceremony

Or call 519-253-6382
10:00am – 12 noon:  District Tree Planting
12 noon  – 12:15pm:  Hub dedication and unveiling of ceremonial plaques 
12:15pm – 1:00pm:  Lunch & refreshments
This is a free event.
Bring your bikes to try out the trail after the event!
Saturday, May 12th, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windsor Riverfront, just east of the Spirit of Windsor locomotive.
This is a free event.
Join us for the Grand Opening of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Plaza. Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) has partnered with the City of Windsor and ENWIN Utilities to create an absolutely incredible destination on Windsor's beautiful Riverside. Features include lush landscaping, a canopy and trellis, picnic tables, swing benches, informative plaques illustrating the Club's history and the highlight: A unique geodesic light sculpture created by artist/sculptor Nicolas de Cosson and powered by ENWIN. This light feature will display a show of light, and will make the plaza particularly spectacular at night.
Rotary International President Ian Riseley will be commemorating the space. This is a not-to-be-missed event.
Articles relating to the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Plaza:
Are you a runner? If you're interested, at 8:00am on the same day, The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Windsor, alongside the City of Windsor and the Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH),will be holding its 2nd annual Run for Windsor on May 12, 2018 along the scenic Waterfront Trail. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards supporting the future Windsor Regional Urgent Care Centre. For more information, visit
Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Location change: 3052 Walker Road
Windsor, Ontario N8W 3R3 (Greek Community Hall)
This Event is Sold Out.
A fun-filled and extravagant evening is planned to celebrate the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial. With Past Rotary International Vice President Jennifer Jones emceeing the event and Rotary International President Ian Riseley and his wife Past District Governor Juliet as guests of honour, the gala is sure to impress.
Come experience amazing food, elegant atmosphere and true Rotarian fellowship as we celebrate 100 years of Service Above Self.
Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives and create a better world. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a proven record of success in addressing them. The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Speaker Series will be focusing on each one of these areas, and the speakers that have been selected to present are all experts on their topics.
Dates: See below chart
Registration: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Buffet: 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Program: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Location: Caboto Club: 2175 Parent Ave, Windsor, ON N8X 4K2
COST $25 in advance, $30 at the door

A Century of Service

2018 marks the 100th year of our Club, and we have a long and proud history of helping both locally and internationally. Some of the local highlights from our first 100 years include:

  • The establishment the Ontario Society for Crippled Children (later became the Easter Seals Society)
  • Support for building various local outdoor pools in the City of Windsor
  • Assistance with the development of the Senior Citizens Centre
  • Building the Children's Rehabilitation Centre, now known as the John McGivney Children’s Centre
  • Taking over Art in the Park – over $1.3m raised for renovation of Willistead Manor over 37 years
  • Establishing Rotary Homes for Children and Youth at Maryvale
  • Started the Rotary Children’s Safety Village
  • Started Children’s Fest, an annual family-focused community event
  • Since 2013, our Club has provided over $200,000 in over 50 grants to local organizations.
Every year, we also:
  • Provide assistance to children and adults to assist with the purchase of mobility devices.
  • Sponsor local high school students to study around the world through Rotary’s youth exchange program
  • Clean up parts of local riverbeds as part of Earth Day
  • Provide over a thousand volunteer hours to the Salvation Army
  • Carry out humanitarian projects in the developing world, notably providing infrastructure in rural areas

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) is the largest club in Rotary District 6400, which includes 49 clubs across Essex County and Southwestern Michigan. It is the “parent” of 4 other clubs in Windsor / Essex.