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) 

Topic: Once a House, Now a Home: Chimney Swifts in the 1842 Home of John and Amelia Park
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:30 noon 
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Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening 

Prakash Pandya, Global Scholar. Currently studying as a Rotary Scholar at the London School of Economics.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm  
Meeting ID: 826 7328 4327 
Password: 021341
Happy birthday to those celebrating this week:
  • Mary Zugcic
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • None this week

Program from Monday, April 13th, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)
It was comforting to connect with members and hear what everyone is up to during this time of isolation. It was especially nice to see our youth exchange student Sara! She misses school but is continuing her studies on-line, and speaks to her family often.
Some take-aways from this meeting: Stay positive and stay safe. We ended off the meeting by watching an inspirational video of a Toronto-based choir of women physicians, Voices Rock Medicine, singing “Rise Again” by Leon Dubinsky.  “A tribute to the health care community during these challenging times.” Enjoy!

Program from Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening
Members viewed videos highlighting Stephanie Woollard and her efforts to empower women in Nepal.
This native Australian (and member of Rotary Club of Melbourn) was only 22 years old when she started her organization, Seven Women, after meeting seven disabled women working in a tin shed in Kathmandu. Since then, Seven Women has empowered over 5,000 women in Nepal through education and employment. Check out for more information. Clinton Beckford and Janet Kelly shared similar projects supported by Windsor (1918) in Tanzania and Ghana. Clinton started his Leadership and Empowerment program in Tanzania three years ago, which focuses on empowering girls and women. Janet spoke about the Aid to Widows program led by fellow Rotarian Om Chandna and Dr. Godfrey Bacheyie’s microfinancing project helping women in Degri (upper west region of Ghana, Africa) start businesses and become financially independent. “If you empower women, they’ll take care of everything else”.

Upcoming Events

Children's Fest 

Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, 2020
Central Park Athletics
3400 Grand Marais Rd E, Windsor, ON
For the past 41 years, Art in the Park has marked the unofficial start of summer in Windsor/Essex. This popular event has withstood all sorts of weather conditions and endured Rain or Shine. But this year, summer will have to start without this fan-favourite, outdoor exhibition of the best artists and artisans from around Ontario and Quebec.

“The health and safety of all our stakeholders is our paramount concern,” states Joel Rocheleau, Chair of the Art in the Park Committee. “For this reason, it is with regret that The Rotary Club of Windsor Foundation Fund Board of Directors has decided to cancel Art in the Park for 2020.”

However, in an effort to keep the spirit of Art in the Park alive and to offer support to our talented artists and artisans, please check out the list of exhibitors that would have been represented this year at We encourage you to take the time to explore these incredible artists and their unique offerings.

Comments from the Mayor:

“Though this is absolutely the right thing to do, we are saddened to learn about the cancellation of Art in the Park,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens. “When we celebrate the Rotary Club of Windsor’s (1918) beloved annual event, we celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation, engagement and giving that are present in Windsor’s DNA. 

“This signature event, one of Ontario’s largest, draws thousands year after year and has allowed Rotary to raise and generously donate over $1.3 million for the restoration of Willistead Manor, and around $2.1 million more to support local community organizations. Rotary 1918 changes the lives of youth, seniors and everyone in between. 

“The global COVID-19 pandemic is requiring big adjustments. The passion and dedication of Rotarians is truly amazing, and I want to thank the board members who made this incredibly difficult decision in the interest of public health and safety. Thank you to the organizers, volunteers, exhibitors and attendees who bring this event to life each year. We will join together again for Art in the Park. Until then... stay safe, healthy, and creative.” 


We look forward to seeing everyone back at Willistead Park next year, June 3 & 4, 2021. In the meantime, stay healthy and stay safe!

Media stories:

Member Khassan Saka and his organization, The Iraqi Canadian Group Organization, “has taken the initiative to give back to our wonderful city … as we all need to help each other and care for each other during these difficult times,” Saka said in the recent Windsor Star write-up. Thank you for your unwavering Service Above Self, Khassan! 
Detroit -Windsor Agency Part of National Effort
to Help with COVID-19 Messaging:
Detroit-Windsor (April 14, 2020) - Douglas Marketing Group Detroit-Windsor, a cross border agency as an active member of the Canadian Agency Network (tCAN) will provide Free Advertising and Marketing Counsel to aid small, medium and large businesses and not-for-profit organizations during these uncertain times. During the COVID-19 pandemic, tCAN members are ready and able to help organizations across Canada by offering free communications aid, counsel and guidance.
“Businesses large and small and across all industries are feeling the economic threat this crisis brings,” said Frank Palmer, chairman of tCAN. “The tCAN family of agencies felt that we could provide some relief by lending our expertise in marketing and advertising to those who are uncertain about how to weather this storm. Whether it is communicating with clients, suppliers or customers – we’re here to help.”
"With 30 years operating a small business, we have developed a number of partnerships in our region and have benefited from the advice and mentorship from many leaders in this community and our region.  We are very proud to be a part of this effort and to have the opportunity continue to give back." said Kay Douglas, President of Douglas Marketing Group.
During this unprecedented time, organizations can consult the advice of a vast network of advertising and marketing agencies across Canada.  After visiting the tCAN website, users are encouraged to search for a province or industry, which will then populate a list of independent marcom agencies and the contact information to reach them. 
The tCAN network is comprised of veteran marketers from the Canadian advertising landscape who have maintained their businesses through crises such as SARS and the financial crisis of 2007-08, among others. Through these experiences, tCAN members are ready and able to help organizations build resiliency during these precarious times.
"Business owners across the gamut need to have a strategic communication plan in place especially during crisis situations,” says managing director of tCAN, Bill Whitehead Jr. “As experienced communicators, we want to share our expertise with organizations who may or may not have the capabilities in-house to manage this situation.”
Learn what actions can be taken now to best weather the COVID-19 storm, and how to plan for the future to build a business that can be more resilient through times of crisis by visiting  Please refer to the membership directory for the member and expertise best suited to your requirements.
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Kay Douglas
President, Douglas Marketing Group  519.258.1858 ext. 125
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About tCAN
tCAN is Canada’s oldest and most extensive network of independent advertising, marketing and communication agencies. The network was founded in 1963 (as the Trans-Canada Advertising Agency Network) and now has nearly 30 agencies across Canada, from Victoria to St. John’s and from Windsor to Yellowknife. tCAN members are united by a shared passion for their profession and by a commitment to building a network of agencies that are as innovative and as diverse as their country.  Its aim is to deliver results for clients from all across Canada.  For more information, please visit:
For more information about tCan or the program, please contact:
Frank Palmer
Chairman tCAN I 604.816.9713
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Managing Director tCAN I 416.822.588

📣 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

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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Upcoming Committee Meetings

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