Remembering Jerry Gloss / Dr. Clara Howitt: A Bridge Between Canada and China.
The Club honoured the life and memory of Jerry Glos (1927 - 2018) with Bill Howitt presenting. His family was in attendance. A copy of this tribute can be found here.
Dr. Clara Howitt spoke about the reciprocal learning project the Greater Essex County District School Board is involved in, joining schools in Ontario and South West China. "The primary goal of the project is to build a knowledge base for understanding and comparing the Canadian and Chinese educational systems, for generating positive, reciprocal, practitioner knowledge and methods, and for contributing to public discussion of primary and secondary education in China, Canada and more broadly."* Dr. Howitt explained Windsor/ChongQing as sister schools, and what we've learned from the program: In terms of academic learning, we've gained insight in both content and pedagogical knowledge and understanding. In terms of cultural learning - an understanding, appreciation and celebration of diversity. For more information, visit: * Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh presented Dr. Howitt with a 4-Way Test plaque.
Matt Lahoud and Lisa Kolody spoke about the Rotary (1918) Centennial Scholarship Fund.

Dr. Asmat Naebkhil gave an update about the much-needed heart clinic he helped set up in Kabul, Afghanistan with the help of our Club. It's known now as the "biggest Canadian project in Afghanistan", today with approximately 480 personnel performing 5-6 open heart surgery everyday. Dr. Naebkhil thanked our Club for our generosity, and is looking to expand the clinic, as there are currently no emergency hospitals in the area. 

Mike Drake announced a call for nominees for the Walter P. Willms New Rotarian Leader Award. 

Tom Goebel announced that 300 seedlings will be planted at the District 6400 Tree planting event this weekend.

Randy Winters announced that advanced Art in the Park tickets will be available to purchase at the next Monday meeting, and that the new Art in the Park website is now live:

Maureen Lucas made an announcement that the Centennial Gala on May 12th is now at the Greek Community Centre: 3052 Walker Road, Windsor, Ontario N8W 3R3. It's going to be a beautiful event where we'll celebrate our Club's 100 years.

Click Here to see all the photos from this meeting, courtesy of Gordon Drake.