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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 https://zoom.us/download or from your mobile app store.

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) 

Monday, June 8th, 2020 @ 12:30  
A tribute to Ian Henderson and video about Education VTT to Ghana
Monday, June 15th, 2020 @ 12:30  
Speaker: Pam Mady
Topic: Multicultural Council of Windsor & Essex County
Monday, June 22nd, 2020 @ 12:30
Farewell Presentation from Youth  Exchange Student Sara & End of Term - President Gord
Monday, June 29th - no meeting
Members are encouraged to Zoom in for Meet the Governor Night, Tuesday, June 30th
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Meeting ID: 647 812 9843
Password: 249164


Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening 

Tuesday, June 9th - No Scheduled Meeting
Members are encouraged to Zoom in on the District Conference
Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 pm  
Speaker: Leslie McCurdy
Topic: TBD
Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 pm
Members are encouraged to Zoom in on the International Conference
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Meeting ID: 647 812 9843 
Password: 249164
Upcoming Meetings
Monday, June 8th, 2020 @ 12:30 
A tribute to Ian Henderson and video about Education VTT to Ghana
Tuesday, June 9th - No Scheduled Meeting
Members are encouraged to Zoom in on the District Conference
Birthdays & Club Anniversaries
Happy birthday to those celebrating this week:
  • Bob Fields
  • Gord Faas
  • Neil McTavish
  • David Eady
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • Michelle Morency (5 years)
  • Mike Serafimovski (34 years)
  • Rebecca Rivard (1 year)
  • Sushil Jain (9 years)
  • Walter Willms (38 years)
  • Julia Lee (8 years)
  • Bill McRae (42 years)
  • Maureen Lucas (21 years)

Program from Monday, June 1st, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)

Jodi Ouellette - Child and Youth Advocacy 

The Club welcomed Jodi Ouellette, Monday, June 1st, interim Executive Director with the Child and Youth Advocacy Centre. She is a Certified Trauma Practitioner-Clinical and Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, with over 12 years of experience working with children, youth and their families. She is passionate about advocating for children so that they only need to tell their stories once.

This relatively new program started as a pilot project, built on the belief that children should only have to tell their story once, has been operating independently on the St. Clair College Campus for two years. 

On average, a child who has experienced trauma has to retell their story nine times. We know that the more times children have to tell their story, the more they wonder if we believe them, and it can potentially damage the child’s credibility depending on who they talk to. It also causes harm to their mental state by forcing the child to relieve the experience so often.


Program from Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening

Walter Cassidy - Queer Visibility in Windsor-Essex County
Citing the current unrest in the United States, Colleen commented on how important it is for each individual to do whatever they can to make a difference.  Colleen then shared an article she read featuring Chika Oriuwa, who has been honoured as Valedictorian of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.  She is the second black woman to be so honoured.  The last woman to serve as valedictorian was 14 years ago.  When Chicka entered the Faculty of Medicine 4 years ago, she was the only black student in a class of 259.   Her four years of advocacy, speaking engagements and mentoring others has made a difference.  There are now 24 black students entering the Faculty of Medicine for the class of 2024 – the largest group in Canadian history – proving that one person can make a difference.
Tonight’s speaker was Walter Cassidy on “Queer Visibility in Windsor-Essex County”.  Walter is an educator at Walkerville Secondary School and has hosted three Rotary Youth Exchange students.  He began by giving a brief history as well as the many challenges faced by gays and lesbians.  Next, he reviewed the challenges he had to face growing up in Woodslee.  Walter now teaches classes at the University of Windsor in “How to Teach LGBTQ Students”.  Walter stressed the importance of visibility in the community since many young people feel alone and afraid and often used suicide as a means of coping.  Walter’s presentation ended with a challenge to create a monument in the city to commemorate the gay rights movement.
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

2020 Rotary Virtual Conference - Re-Scheduled

Saturday - Friday, June 11 - 12, 2020
Online - registration begins the end of May
Battery Box , pics, make-ups, upcoming meetings

Upcoming Committee Meetings

To have your meeting posted, contact the Rotary Office at 519-253-6382 or marketing@rotary1918.com