Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) 7911 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8T 3R7
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Program for Monday, January 13th, 2020

Noon, Caboto Club. Program: Henry Dupuis, President of 'The Windsor Flying Club'
Jan, our Youth Exchange student from Germany, will also be addressing the Club with an update on his experiences so far.

For Today's Event:

Registrar: Vatika Trikhas
Front Door Greeter: Mark Campbell
Back Door Greeter: Neil McTavish
Invocation: Marcela Diaz
Four-Way Test: Gerry Pocock

Upcoming Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Meetings:

  • Monday, January 20, noon, Caboto – Past Presidents.

  • Monday, January 27, noon, Caboto – Rosemary Fiss, Alzheimer Society.

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

  • Tuesday, January 14, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Induction of new members/Planning session for upcoming meetings.

  • Tuesday, January 21, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Sandra Roddy on Entrepreneurship Initiatives

  • Tuesday, January 28, 7:00pm – Service Project at Salvation Army and Unemployment Help Centre

Program from Monday, January 6th, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)

First meeting of 2020 welcomed two of our own members, Khassan Saka and Gordon Drake, as well as Gord’s “better half”, Mary Lou. Khassan spoke about his experiences as a speaker at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in November, 2019. Although he had many topics to cover for the over 2000 people in attendance, he was given short notice requiring him to trim his speech down to 2 minutes. He explained the need for more programs and funding for new refugees who come to Canada after suffering extensive amounts of trauma. Many are simply not prepared to be thrust into a new life without aid, and programs like his Iraqi Canadian Group Organization are extremely important during this transition period. Khassan looks forward to being involved in the future to represent Canada at the UN, and thanks Rotary and his Rotarian friends for being important role models in his pursuit to serving humanity.
Gordon and Mary Lou Drake came up to the podium dressed in the traditional Egyptian clothing they had purchased from river merchants while on their boat on the Nile, setting the stage for their presentation on China and Egypt: A Comparison of Ancient Civilizations. The focus was on 4 main topics: Life after death, writing, money and tools and weapons. Beautiful pictures were presented throughout their talk, providing references for comparisons. As examples, the Main Pyramid at Giza and the Terracotta Warriors near Xi’an were both built primarily as structures for the afterlife of the Pharaoh (Egypt) and the Emperor (China). In terms of writing, the two civilizations differed in that Egyptian hieroglyphics unfortunately became obsolete and were hard to decipher, whereas the Oracle Bones script, the earliest known form of Chinese writing from the Shang Dynasty, is the oldest form of writing still in use today. The Drakes ended their talk with the idea that our ancient ancestors were every bit as smart as we are, the only difference being the lack of examples of how to do things better, “both in technology and sociology”.

Click here for more pictures from this meeting (courtesy of Gordon Drake)

Program from Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening
In keeping with Vocational Service, Rotary’s theme of the month, Peter Berry, Windsor Harbour Master, presented an overview of his responsibilities. Peter is one of only16 harbour masters in Canada and over sees 6,000 – 9,000 ships passing through the port of Windsor each year with 16.5 billion dollars in trade. Although Peter is not originally from the area he has developed a passion for the west end and shared the many initiatives that are transforming the area. He has worked with John Elliott of STAG to provide the area’s young people with positive role models and lifestyle opportunities which were not available to them in the past. This led to a suggestion that STAG could be a future service project.

Upcoming Events

Art in the Park 

June 6 and 7, 2020
Willistead Park
1899 Niagara St, Windsor, ON N8Y 1K3
Happy birthday to those celebrating their birthdays this week:
  • David Sundin
  • Mike Drake
  • Bev Cyr
Happy birthday to those celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • David Sundin (6 years)
  • Jesse Thompson (4 years)
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:
Charlie Clark: $59.50
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.
2019 8:30 to 2:30
10:00 to 4:15
Friday, January 31 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Monday, February 17 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Wednesday, March 25 Filled Filled Filled Filled
The NET Bingo Revenue for November was $1,079.66. Thanks to all who made this possible.

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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