Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) 7911 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8T 3R7
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Program for Monday, March 16th, 2020

Alice Aspinall, Secondary School Teacher/Author. Topic: Creating a Positive Math Culture.
For Today's Event: 
Registrar: David Eady
Front Door Greeter: Don Snyder
Back Door: Nick Bibic
Invocation: Paul Rideout
Four-Way Test: Emma Bufton

Upcoming Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Meetings:.

  • Monday, March 23, noon, Caboto Club – Janet Kelly - World Community Service Annual Presentation.

  • Monday, March 30, noon, Caboto Club – Garry Rossi, Vice President Water Operations. 

Upcoming Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening Meetings:

  • Tuesday, March 17, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Katelyn Kelel; Reading Materials for the Blind.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Dr. Daniel Heath; Great Lakes Institute of Environmental Research.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Janet Kelly; World Community Service.

Program from Monday, March 9th, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)


Thanks to guest speaker Bob Cameron, Executive Director of the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative for coming to speak at our last Club meeting! Bob touched on many positive projects that are going on in our downtown area that contribute to community engagement. Examples he mentioned include the Community Gardens, the Dougall School Breakfast Program and Soccer and Basketball in the parks, where there are no barriers to play - just show up! He also briefly spoke about collaborations with other organizations, including Habitat for Humanity helping to pick up furniture for new refugees to be able to furnish their homes, and the Little Things Matter program, in which residents can fix up the front of their home (such as fencing, porches, etc), which is said to have a spiralling effect - neighbours see what's happening, and they want to fix up their front, as well! Bob also touched on intentional community projects, such as the Women's Community Home in which our Club assisted financially in turning the basement of the Women’s House into a separate unit, and the River's Edge Intentional Community, which has welcomed close to 50 men to share meals, offer a place to sleep and call family. "We can imagine a hub of healthy relationships in every neighbourhood where everyone has a chance to be valued and finds a place to belong."

The project they are currently working is REACT Windsor - Recovery Education for Addictions and Complex Trauma. This project is a vital new outpatient treatment centre in the core of our city. Learn more about this program at

Mark Donlon launched his annual Easter Baskets Campaign for Children First, in which Rotarians are urged to take a basket to fill for a preschool-aged child who  would not otherwise received anything for Easter. Please bring the filled basket back over the next 3 weeks.

Tom Goebel is seeking Bingo volunteers. Bingo has been a major fundraiser for the Club for many years, and Walter recently retired this position to Tom as the new chair. A new Ontario gaming law requires mandatory training for all Bingo volunteers. There are 2 available training sessions, both being held on Monday, March 23rd, 2020: One in the afternoon from 1 to 3 pm or from 6 to 8 in the evening. These are being held at the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association, 2600 Airport Rd., Windsor, ON, N8V 1A1. Please contact Tom at if you are able to attend.

Photo: Peter Hrastovec met with 2018 President of the Zagreb club, Ivan Vrdoljak and the (then) LaSalle President Maria Price on trip to Croatia (2018).
In 2018, an opportunity arose to support a project initiated by the Rotary Club of Zagreb-Maksimir in Croatia, who were raising funds to provide a desperately needed pediatric endoscopic column to assist children in need at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb. This device and its components are needed for various gastric examinations. The hospital had been  using equipment that was designed for adults, making the experience for children very difficult. 
The Zagreb club was looking for support from international clubs to assist them with the cost: a whopping 120,000 Euros!   The Zagreb club raised 30,000 Euros on their own. Contributions from abroad would unlock nearly 50,000 Euros in grants from their District and the Rotary Foundation.  Zagreb Rotary was looking for only  $500 from various clubs or as much as the club could raise.
This project was brought to our attention by then President of Lasalle Centennial, Maria Price. Though saddled with the financial burdens and commitments  of our own Centennial Celebrations that year, we looked to the community (and to some of our own members) for support. We cobbled together $1050 in donations to our Foundation. In turn, the funds were wired to Zagreb.
As a result, our contribution and the contribution of many clubs around the world led to the purchase of his valuable medical equipment.  Once again, Rotarians, working together, helped children and made a difference. 
Zagreb says, “Hvala”….Thank you!
Peter Hrastovec
Club Address on March 9, 2020

Program from Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening
Tonight’s program on environmental issues was cancelled but in its place, members took part in a team-building exercise called the “Marshmallow Challenge”.  Using 6ft. of twine, 2 long strips of masking tape, 20 sticks of spaghetti and one marshmallow, teams of 4 were to produce a free-standing structure with the marshmallow on the top.  The highest structure would win.  The winning team was treated to a round of applause.  After the exercise, members viewed a Ted Talk on the Marshmallow Challenge and were delighted to discover that the best builders were teams of kindergarteners.
Happy birthday to those celebrating their birthdays this week:
  • Zora Savic
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • Radhi Mohammed (3 Years)

Upcoming Events

Tunes for Tanzania

2:30 PM, Sunday, March 22, 2020
Performance Hall - Armouries
37 University Ave. E., Windsor, ON N9A 1E4
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students.

Mats for Hope - We Need Your Help!

6:00-9:00 PM, Friday, March 27, 2020
The Safety Village
7911 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor, ON N8T 3R7

Half-Way to Children's Fest

2:00 PM, Sunday, March 29, 2020
WFCU Centre
8787 McHugh St., Windsor, ON N8S 0A1

Debate Night with the Young Rotary Leaders

7:00 PM, Thursday, April 16, 2020
Salvation Army Church
3199 Lauzon Rd, Windsor, ON N8T 2Z7

District Conference

Friday-Sunday, May 15-17, 2020
Kalahari Resorts
7000 Kalahari DriveSandusky, OH, 44870

Art in the Park 

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
Please contact Tom at if you are able to attend.

📣 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

Thursday, April 16th, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Salvation Army Church, 3199 Lauzon Rd, Windsor, ON N8T 2Z7
Please join us! Like to debate? The Young Rotary Leaders of the Rotary Club of Windsor 1918 are hosting a candidates' debate for the Windsor Ward 7 municipal by-election.

Moderators and format TBD. Looking forward to seeing you there!
The Salvation Army needs your help with their Soup Kitchen on Wednesday nights. For more information, please contact Susan Falodun at, call her at 226 347-1565 or sign up online!
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
Raffle Winner:
Romeo Girardi: $36.00
Happy Bucks:
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.
2020 8:30 to 2:30
10:00 to 4:15
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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.

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Upcoming Committee Meetings

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