Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) 7911 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8T 3R7
Tel: 519-253-6382  Fax: 519-253-7723  
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Meeting Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Place: Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Ave. Windsor, ON N8X 4K2

Today's Program:

Dr. Mary Louise Drake, Building Blocks for Better Babies

For Today's Meeting 

Reporter: TBD
Registrar: Bill McRae
Front Door Greeter: Gerry Pocock
Back Door Greeter: Ian Henderson
Invocation: Susan Falodun
Four-Way Test: Greg DeHetre

Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 23 – Dr. Clara Howitt, A Bridge Between Western and Eastern Worlds: Reciprocal Learning Between GECDSB and Southwest University Chongqing China
  • April 30 – Dr. Om Chandna, The Work of the Canadian World Education Foundation
  • May 7 – The Dr. Clare McLeod Volunteer Awards
  • May 14 – No meeting - meeting moved to the Centennial Gala, May 12
  • May 21 – No Meeting, Victoria Day

Dr. Ron Denham, Chair Emeritus of the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group, spoke about the importance of helping to provide sustainable water and sanitation in areas in need around the world.

Dr. Denham led a captivating talk and spoke to the heart of everyone in the audience. Although much has been done, as of 2015, 700 million people still don't have access to clean water, and 2.4 billion lack proper sanitation. As Dr. Denham put it, "despite investment of billions of dollars and millions of hours, few projects have achieved lasting impact".

The impressive goal set is to have sustainable management of water & sanitation for all by 2030.

The key is sustainability, and Rotary can help by implementing "Bigger Projects, Better Programs and Bolder Initiatives". We need to collaborate with others to come up with the best ways to provide maintainable systems. WASRAG can help find projects, identify potential matching clubs and private sector partners, help with sustainable design practices and more. To learn more, visit

Thanks to Mike Kovaliv Photography of Snapd and Gordon Drake for taking some amazing photos of the event! 


Upcoming Events

May 03, 2018 – May 06, 2018
Grand Hotel
286 Grand Ave
Mackinac Island, MI  49757
United States
Junior Achievement - Evening of Excellence
Contact Walter Willms for tickets
Cost: $50
May 10th, 2018
6:00pm - 9:30pm
Bradley Centre, Chatham
Cost: $100
May 12th, 2018
5:30 pm Reception
6:30 pm Dinner and Program
Caesars Augustus Ballroom
Art in the Park
June 2 and 3, 2018
Willistead Park
1899 Niagara St, Windsor, ON N8Y 1K3
Centennial Speaker Series #3
Sara Wolfe, Maternal & Child Health
June 11, 2018 - Caboto Club
Registration: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Buffet: 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Members celebrating birthdays this week:
  • Don Marsh
  • Moe Pomerleau
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week. Thank you for your commitment:
  • None this week
Notes from President Colleen:
  • Our Club is supporting the Community Meal program of the Salvation Army on Wednesday every week. If you are able to help serve the meal please contact Sue Byron or Sevda Barin. Your support of this initiative is appreciated. 
  • On April 18 members are invited to attend the meeting of the Walkerville Rotary Club to hear a very interesting speaker, John Currie, who is with the group Honouring Indigenous People. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm and is located at the Walter D Kelly Life Celebration Centre, 1969 Wyandotte Street East. If we have 4 members in attendance we will qualify for our Passport to Service award. Please let me know if you plan to attend. I will not be able to attend as I am serving the Community Meal on that date. 
  • For the District conference Rotarians are asked to submit pictures of any babies born to Club Rotarians (we have a couple this year for sure!), grand babies or great grand babies - born between July 1, 2017 and end of April. If you are interested in submitting please forward pictures to Paul Charbonneau (Rotary St. Clair) at
As the culmination of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial, a fun-filled and extravagant evening is planned in the elegant Augustus Ballroom of Caesars Windsor. 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, beautiful views and true Rotarian fellowship as we celebrate 100 years of Service Above Self.
If you haven't already done so, please Register Now:, call the office at 519-253-6382 or email to reserve your spot.
Come experience amazing food, true elegance and Rotarian fellowship as we celebrate 100 years of Service Above Self.

District Tree Planting and Dedication of the Windsor (1918) Centennial Hub

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
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!
Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland:
St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Dr. W.,
Windsor, ON N9A 5K4
Kick off your summer season with Windsor's favourite Maritime Party.
Enjoy East Coast tunes from Mark Crampsie and Cam Rankin along with
fresh succulent Atlantic lobster.
Then party on to the sounds of Bigg Wiggle!
Tickets are $95 per ticket, HST included, (Tables of ten)
Purchase your table of ten, before April 30th, for $900. 
Call the Rotary hotline now at: 519-981-1713
or purchase your tickets through snapd:
Junior Achievement - Evening of Excellence
Contact Walter Willms for tickets
Cost: $50
May 10th, 2018
6:00pm - 9:30pm
Bradley Centre, Chatham
Be a part of the Club's significant fundraiser. To volunteer please contact Coordinator Walter Willms at 519-966-7150 or He, or a designate, will be in attendance at every bingo.
2018 8:15 to 2:30
10:00 to 4:15
(Payout Duties)
11:30 to 4:15
Sat. May 26       Filled
Thurs. July 26 Filled   Filled  
Sun. August 12     Filled  
Sun. August 19     Filled Filled

Member Roster

For the up-to-date Member Roster, including Name, Email and Telephone Numbers, please visit: (also accessible via, button on the bottom right). Note that you'll need your Club Runner Login Name and Password to access. If you don't remember your login information, contact and Suzanne will be happy to reset for you. 

Battery Box Program

The Battery Recycle Box Program is active. Please drop your used batteries, light bulbs, ink cartridges and other recycle items in the battery box at the back of the room.

The link for to see Club pictures for 2016 and 2017 is:

On-Line Make-Ups

To do an on-line make-up, go to:

Record Your Make-Ups On-Line

If you've completed a make-up (engagement activity), please report it using the on-line form:

Upcoming Committee Meetings

  • Upcoming Foundation Fund Board meeting April 25  at 4 p.m. Farrow Boardroom.
To have your meeting posted, contact the Rotary Office at 519-253-6382 or