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: Mary Jean Gallagher
Topic: The Devil is in The Details: System Solutions for Equity, Excellence, and Student Well-being.

Monday, May 4, 2020 at 12:30 noon 

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Meeting ID: 647 812 9843
Password: 249164


Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening 

Speaker: Joyce Zuk from Family Services
Topic: The support of the homeless during COVID-19.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm  
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Meeting ID: 647 812 9843 
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Upcoming Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Meetings:

Monday, May 11th, 12:30 noon
Speaker: Irek Kusmierczyk, MP  for Windsor-Tecumseh  
Monday, May 25th, 12:30 noon
Speaker: Dr. Phil Olla, co-owner of a local company working on a rapid COVID-19 test.
Monday, May 18th
Victoria Day - No Meeting.

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

Tuesday, May 12th, 7:00-8:00pm
Joint Meeting with Rotary Club of Lasalle Centennial
Speaker: PDG Donna Schmidt
Topic: Global grant to provide microcredit to families of children with type 1 diabetes.
Tuesday, May 19th
Victoria Day - No Meeting.
Happy birthday to those celebrating this week:
  • Renée Paré
  • Loretta Stoyka-Henderson
  • Janet Kelly
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • Don Snyder (47 Years)
  • Frank Bagatto (29 Years)
  • Ron Arkell (27 Years)
  • Emma Bufton (4 Years)
  • Leona MacIntyre (4 Years)
  • Lissa Percy (4 Years)

Program from Monday, April 27th, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)
Our Club was honoured to have best-selling author and local poet laureate emeritus Marty Gervais speak about his latest book.
Amazing Grace (available at Biblioasis Bookstore, 519.968-2206) tells the history of Grace Hospital, and through his marvellous story-telling, Gervais introduced us to some of the key characters: Fred Martin, who convinced Henry Ellis to sell his estate which would become the start of Grace and “unsung hero” Alice Brett, the administrator from 1933 to 1950 who moved from Ottawa and managed to get the hospital out of debt within 3 years, oversaw two expansions and opened Faith Haven, a home to help unwed mothers. He also touched on our Club’s instrumental involvement in the formation of Grace Hospital: Marty read a passage (page 21) about how our (then newly-formed) Club was able to raise $75,000, a huge sum in 1919. “The Windsor Rotary Club eagerly stepped forward to help in November and committed its support and set December 9th, 1919 as the goal, initiating what the newspaper described as a whirlwind campaign to raise $75,000 and equip the facility with 40 beds”.
After the many interviews and hours of researching, Marty understood that he was writing about “health care workers who loved their history, loved Grace Hospital and truly believed that ‘Grace is the place’.” He also gave credit to the nurses, who are “the ones who champion you at every step, and the ones who care.”
Marty ended with a reading of his new poem, written in response to the global pandemic, “A Dance of Self Isolation.”
During Fines and Happy Bucks, Major Paul Rideout made the announcement that he and his wife Kelly will be transferring to The Salvation Army Maritimes division, and will be relocating to Halifax. We’ll be sad to see them go, but wish them well as they move on to this new opportunity.

Program from Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening

Our Satellite Club joined with Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial to hear soon-to-be Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)'s new Executive Director Jodi Ouellette present information on the Windsor Essex Child/Youth Advocacy Centre. 

This important centre provides a safe place for children and youth under 18 dealing with physical and sexual abuse throughout Essex County. Jodi highlighted the steps currently in place when a child or youth comes forward with abuse. In the past, a child had to repeat his or her story multiple times. The Centre’s belief is that a child should only have to tell their story once and assigns one advocate to represent the child. In partnership with Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society, the centre has developed a preventative program, “My Body is My Body” which will be presented in schools starting in September. The Centre has also received a federal grant to develop a program that addresses cultural issues and beliefs within the local community.

Upcoming Events

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.
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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