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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Online Zoom Meetings Scheduled

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in-person meetings are postponed until further notice. Instead, we have planned the following online meetings. 
How to join in: Please download the Zoom app onto the device you will use for the meeting (desktop computer, laptop, tablet, mobile). It's also a good idea to test your video and audio settings before the meeting. Zoom can be downloaded from or from your mobile’s app store.

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 12:30 noon  

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Or by opening Zoom and joining with the meeting ID: 647 812 9843


Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm  

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Happy birthday to those celebrating this week:
  • Michelle Morency
  • Murray Elder
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • Carl Cohen (36 Years)
  • Greg DeHetre (6 Years)
  • Sevda Barin (6 Years)
  • Joel Rocheleau (3 Years)

Program from Monday, March 30th, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)
It was so nice to reconnect with fellow Rotarians at our Club's first Monday Club Zoom Meeting! Past President Romeo was recognized for his commitment to Service Above Self as a Club Member, Club President, and Chair of the Club's Foundation. Special thanks to Past Presidents Lex McCrindle, Maureen Lucas and Peter Hrastovec for their contributions to the meeting.
Peter Hrastovec read an inspirational poem about baseball left fielder Willie Horton that was very appropriate for our current situation: "It all started on the June afternoon when I saw Willie Horton run for home, almost a year to the day when he stood on a car while the city burned and declared to those who dared to rebel to go home. Go home. Go home and be safe just like him running home. To be safe at home. In the Kingdom at Michigan and Trumbull where the bleachers in summer was the very place where rainbows begin and legends find their way."
Lex and Maureen presented tributes in honour of Romeo, who will be moving to British Columbia to be closer to his family:
Lex: "It was an absolute joy working with you over the years." 
Maureen: "A fair and kind person [....] I’m so happy for Romeo and Gerty. Cheers and safe travels my friends."
In response, Romeo spoke to the Club:
"Thank you all for letting me be part of Rotary and for letting me be a friend to all of you. Thank you for letting me assist and do the best I can for the Club, and for contributing as I have. There's always more that you can do, but I tried to do the best I could while given the opportunity. Thank everyone for the support, the friendship - the jabs now and then, all of which were well-intended. You have a tremendous group there and continue to flourish and by all means - please stay in touch!"
It was also nice to hear from members who wanted to share during the Happy Bucks segment, allowing members, although not meeting in person, the opportunity to connect with each other.

Program from Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening
Fun 1st Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening Zoom meeting. 
The meeting began with a check-in as Rotarians each took a moment to briefly state how the current pandemic has impacted their lives. It's a difficult time, but everyone was happy to be able to connect through this online Club meeting.
DGE Noel Jackson thanked PDG Rick, who he calls his "side Rick", for helping him train for his upcoming role as District Governor. He spoke about an exciting project he's called "Peace Chain", which he'll be launching during his upcoming 20-21 term. Rotary's essence: Rotary Joins Leaders, Exchanges Ideas and Takes Action. Noel focused specifically on the question of how we actually "join leaders." How do we identify who they are? The Peace Chain initiative is a way for Rotarians to find and honour these "links" in our communities and introduce them to the incredible work of Rotary. 
It's an exciting project, and we can't wait to get to know more people in our communities through this initiative!

Upcoming Events

Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, 2020
Willistead Park
1899 Niagara St, Windsor, ON N8Y 1K3

Children's Fest 

Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, 2020
Central Park Athletics
3400 Grand Marais Rd E, Windsor, ON

Message from District Governor Nominee Aruna Koushik:

Hi Rotary Family
Windsor Regional Hospital has connected with Farhi holdings and they have made arrangements for our tired staff to stay at the Best Western on Riverside drive to self isolate.
There is a minimum donation of $10 to the Foundation.  
This is a wonderful opportunity to support our frontline staff and donate directly to the Foundation. 
Here is an excerpt from David Musyj's, President and CEO:
As per email from Gisele Seguin last night through the generous support of Farhi Holdings Inc. and the WFCU, WRH will be making rooms at the Best Western Hotel at 277 Riverside Drive West available to WRH staff.
This would allow people, who want to isolate from family members, the opportunity to secure temporary accommodations.
Please share with your membership as I am sure they would like to participate.
Thank you all for your consideration. Please feel free to contact either Gisele directly or me to facilitate.
Yours in Service
Aruna Koushik
Donations can be made via:
Aruna Koushik:

More Details: Email from Gisele Seguin

Equipment Support
If you would like to support our programs through a donation towards equipment, please visit our website at and click the “donate now’ button at the top of the page. Please direct the donation towards “Most Urgent Needs.”
Staff Support
If you would like to support our staff, we have established a COVID-19 Assistance Fund. This fund will be used help off-set hotel costs, purchase food for staff, and other personal equipment they may need at this time. To donate to this fund please donate through our website by choosing “other” from the drop-down mention and type “COVID-19 Assistance Fund.”
All donations may also be sent by cheque to:
Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation
1995 Lens Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
N8W 1L9
Personal Protective Equipment Donations
If you have any PPE you’d like to donate, please contact Cristina Naccarato, Manager, Philanthropy at or (519) 995-2392 to coordinate drop-off.
We are currently looking for the following items:
·         Respirators, Honeywell 5500 Series and NIOSG P100 filter cartridges
·         N95 masks (model number: 3M18710, 3M9210 or 3MVFlex). If you have another available model of N95, please let us know so that we may assess if it is something that can be utilized.
·         Nitrile gloves
·         Battery-operated infrared medical thermometers
·         Disposable impermeable gowns
·         General surgical masks
·         Hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant
·         Sanitizer wipes
·         Safety goggles
We greatly appreciate your support during this unprecedented time. #TogetherWeStayStrong
Gisele Sequin - Director of Public Affairs, Communications & Philanthropy
Office: (519) 254-5577 ext. 52008
Mobile: (519) 987-3160
Some positive thoughts Janet wanted to share: A prose poem written by Kitty O'Meara that was inspired by the coronavirus pandemic.

📣 Know a high school student? Please share! The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Peace & Conflict Resolution Scholarship is awarded to a Windsor high school student attending post secondary education in Canada. Apply at

This is a $1,000 scholarship available to high school students who plan on attending a Canadian university or college in the 20/21 academic year. The recipient is to have worked on a project at school or in the community that sets a positive action or activity of peaceful direction for the betterment of their school or our community.

Deadline to apply is May 31, 2020

Our Youth Exchange program is open to high school students between the ages of 15.5 to 18. If you want to explore the world, experience new cultures, meet tons of new people and make life-long friends (or if you know someone who would!) learn more about the program and apply to be a Rotary Exchange Student today! Visit or call the office at 519-253-6382

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