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) 

Speaker - Dr. Phillip Olla, CEO of Audacia Bioscience

Monday, May 25, 2020 at 12:30 noon 

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Meeting ID: 647 812 9843
Password: 249164


Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening 

Speaker: Jeanne Knopf de Roche
Topic: Education VTT to Ghana
Induction of 2 new members
Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm  
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Meeting ID: 647 812 9843 
Password: 249164

Upcoming Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Meetings:

Monday, May 25th, 12:30 noon
Speaker: Dr. Phil Olla, co-owner of a local company working on a rapid COVID-19 test.

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

Tuesday, May 26th: Jeanne Knopf de Roche; Education VTT to Ghana
Induction of 2 new members
Happy birthday to those celebrating this week:
  • Carl Cohen
  • Tom Goebel
  • Susan Falodun
  • Roman Maev
  • Ashok Rajan
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • Gord Faas (11 Years)

Program from Monday, May 11th, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)
Irek Kusmierczyk, MP for Windsor-Tecumseh, has had the support of the Rotary with him since his academic years, where he was the recipient of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. The extensive application process led him to complete the final leg of the interview via teleconference in Helsinki, Finland.

Video conferencing was not a widely used or accessible service at the time. Still, Rotary was at the forefront, ready to embrace technology, and it speaks to the open-mindedness of the organization and Rotarians' ability to embrace change.   
Again, Rotarians are leading the way for change during our current crisis.

Program from Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening

PDG Donna Schmidt from the Allen Park Rotary joined us for the Tuesday night Satellite meeting on May 12th. She discussed the lack of care and the hardships that are experienced by children affected by diabetes in Ethiopia. We learned that most children don't survive past the age of 10 and that these children often don't go to school once diagnosed because they lose consciousness from low blood sugar and lack of proper nutrition. 

To support these families, Donna is helping to support the development of a micro-credit program that will offer assistance to the most impoverished families with diabetic children. The goal is to help the participating families achieve complete financial independence within five years. The criteria to participate in the program includes

  • families who are unable to provide one meal for their family per day 
  • And earn less than $1 per day. 

Often, these families need to choose between purchasing insulin or food.


Upcoming Events

2020 Rotary Virtual Conference

Saturday - Friday, June 20 -26, 2020
Online - registration begins the end of May

Children's Fest 

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

📣 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

Mark your calendars for 20-26 June for an exciting opportunity to gather online with the family of Rotary for our first virtual convention – for free!

Together, we’ll still experience the spirit of Rotary, be inspired by innovation, celebrate our resilience, and explore how clubs are addressing COVID-19. Join us to experience Rotary in action during our Flag Ceremony, witness the power of connection during our general sessions, learn new ways to engage with Rotary during our breakout sessions, find inspiration from our global speakers, and much more.

We have never needed Rotary — and we have never needed each other — more than we do now. We hope to see you online, because Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World.

Signup for this free event will be available at the end of May.

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Upcoming Committee Meetings

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