Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) 7911 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8T 3R7
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Program for Monday, February 10th, 2020

Noon, Caboto ClubOur Youth Exchange Valentine’s Day Auction helps support our students and host families. Funds raised are used to help offset costs and help ensure our Youth Exchange students have a great experience. It's a fun program, and one you won't want to miss!
  1. Bring in an item or offer a service for auction and/or
  2. Bring your dollars to support our Youth Exchange students.
  3. Invite your friends! The more people we have at this meeting, the better.

The Youth Exchange Committee thanks everyone for their continued support. See you there!

For Today's Event: 
Registrar: Joel Rocheleau
Front Door Greeter: Emma Bufton
Back Door: Sushil Jain
Invocation: Gerry Pocock
Four-Way Test: Janice Forsyth

Upcoming Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Meetings:.

  • Monday, February 17, noon, Caboto  Family Day, No Meeting.

  • Monday, February 24, noon, Caboto  Jesse Thompson, Founder of Fetch Moto

  • Joint Rotary Clubs Meeting: Wednesday, March 4 at Fogolar Furlan Club, 1800 North Service Road (E.C. Row). Doors open at 6:00pm, dinner and meeting at 6:30pm. – Windsor Police Chief Pam Mizuno. Note that this replaces the meeting this week - there is no meeting on Monday,  March 2nd.

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

  • Tuesday, February 11, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Sandy Murphy on Murchada House.

  • Tuesday, February 18 – No Meeting/Members are invited to attend “Tell Your Story” event.

  • Tuesday, February 25, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – "I Pledge Campaign", Bill Marra

Program from Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)
What an honour: Guillaume Teasdale, History Professor at the University of Windsor, presented our Club with the 5th annual Kulisek Prize for our Centennial Museum Exhibit held throughout 2 rooms at the Chimczuk Museum last year. Named after Dr. Larry Kulisek, a long-standing and highly esteemed professor of history at the University of Windsor, the award recognizes work being done to preserve the history and heritage of our area. Peter Hrastovec, co-chair of the history sub-committee of the Centennial, accepted the award and spoke about the project, thanking Professor Teasdale for recognizing Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) for this important project that featured not only our Club, but also our sister Clubs throughout the area as well as Rotary International. Peter thanked the late Megan Meloche, our archivist who worked so hard and turned the project into “something profound and magical”, without whom this award would not have been possible. He also thanked History Committee Co-Chair Anil for his enthusiasm, Bev Cyr for her idea and Maureen Lucas, Centennial Committee Chair, for her support.
Youth Exchange student Sara Alves gave a great presentation about her life in Brazil! She spoke about her friends and family (she has 3 older brothers who also went on Rotary Youth Exchanges), and touched on interesting facts about Brazil, her Rotary District (4521) and Rotary Club. She lives in the State of Minas Gerais, located in the Southeast of Brazil. Her Rotary Club of Sete Lagoas Serra was founded in 2005 and has 34 members. Some of the projects of her Club include “Banco De Rodas” which raises money to buy wheelchairs, “Educando Para O Bem Nascer” which helps promote health education to pregnant women and "Um Comodo A Mais”, a project aimed at improving living conditions of people within their own homes. Sara is also involved in her Interact Club of Sete Lagoas. At the end of her presentation, she handed out cute and creative keychains made of felt with brazil flags – thanks, Sara!
Member Mary Zugcic gave an excellent “This is my Life”, tying key aspects of her life to world events for reference. For example, she was born in 1953, which was also the year Salk first announced his Polio Vaccine findings! She referred to herself as the “poster child” of the Baby Boomers. She grew up in Detroit and studied Nursing at University of Michigan between '71 and '75. She’s had an incredible career, starting as a nurse in New Orleans, traveling to Liberia as an instructor and going on to Battle Creek as a nursing administrator. She returned to Michigan where she was the Head Nurse at Henry Ford Hospital, and returned to U of M for a Masters in Medical Surgical Nursing. She also taught at Wayne State University as a Clinical Instructor. Mary married and immigrated to Canada in 1987, had a son in 1989 and officially become a Canadian Citizen in 2004. She’s now settling into her retirement and has goals of travelling, volunteering, taking classes at the University and just exploring the city.
Rebecca Rivard spoke about the Easter Seals Paper Egg campaign, with funds raised helping to support children in need of assistance in our area. For more information on how you can help, please contact Rebecca directly at
Sushil Jain’s invocation, in Sanskrit, “Parasparopagraho Jīvānām”, refers to the fact that “all life is bound together by mutual support and interdependence”.

Program from Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening
In keeping with this month’s theme of Peace and Conflict, members welcomed Gilbert Iyamuremye. Gilbert works with the RCEC Diocese – Refugee Ministries and assists new refugees as they adapt to life in a new country. He explained the difference between asylum-seekers and refugees and provided interesting statistics on Canada’s place in the world regarding refugees. Most surprising was a note that there are currently 70.8 million refugees in the world. Members were encouraged to become involved in the settlement process by contributing funds, providing emotional support, but most especially in breaking down the myths about refugees. 

Upcoming Events

Youth Exchange Valentine's Day Auction

Noon, Monday, February 10, 2020
Caboto Club
2175 Parent Ave. Windsor, ON N8X 4K2

Tell Your Story

6:30 PM, Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Signature Tributes Event Centre
3310 Dougall Ave., Windsor, ON N9E 1S6

Joint Rotary Clubs Meeting

6:00 PM, Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Signature Tributes Event Centre
3310 Dougall Ave., Windsor, ON N9E 1S6

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
Happy birthday to those celebrating their birthdays this week:
  • Allison Prieur
  • Greg DeHetre
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • Connie Martin (29 years)
  • Tom Holmes (27 years)
  • Tom Goebel (9 years+)
A very generous donation has been made to our Foundation Fund.
Congratulations to Allison Prieur and family! Frances Jeanne Hengstebeck (Frankie for short) was born at 9:41 on January 9th. Everyone is doing great, and Vivienne is really excited to have a new little sister!  

Help ART IN THE PARK win BEST ART FESTIVAL! We've been selected as a finalist once again in this year's Best of Windsor/Essex Awards, put on by Tourism Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island. Voting has begun and we'd love your help. Please visit and answer the questions. Be sure to select “Art in the Park” once you get to question #9 in the Attractions and Events section! Polls close on Sunday February 23rd at 11:59pm.

Thanks so much for your support!


Click here to register online or call the office at 519-253-6382 to make payment over the phone.
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:
Brenda Cohen: $48.00
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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