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 - Marty Gervais.
Topic - Amazing Grace: The Story Behind Grace Hospital and its 100th Anniversary.

Monday, April 27, 2020 at 12:30 noon 

Meeting ID: 647 812 9843
Password: 249164


Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening 

Topic: TBA
Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm  
Meeting ID: 899 0510 4430
Password: 067508

Upcoming Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Meetings:

Zoom information TBD.
Monday, May 4th, 12:30 noon
Speaker - Mary Jean Gallagher
Topic - The Devil is in The Details: System Solutions for Equity, Excellence, and Student Well-being.
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.
Happy birthday to those celebrating this week:
  • Mary Zugcic (April 27)
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • George Mikhael (2 Years)
  • John Curtain (1 Year)
  • Monique Ritz (1 Year)

Program from Monday, April 21st, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)
Richard Wyma introduced Kristin Ives, Curator/Education Coordinator, ERCA. Kris began by wishing everyone a Happy Earth Week – April 22nd marked the 50th Earth day and this meeting was a perfect chance to learn about our region, and in particular about a bird called the Chimney Swift! She explained that the bird got its name because of its preference to nest in deep, dark structures. Historically, it chose large hollow trees to make its home, however with deforestation and development, human structures – often chimneys – became its place of choice. Ives told the story of how tours of the 1842 Home of John and Amelia Park, located in the John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area on Lake Erie, have had to adapt so as not to disturb the birds that have taken up residence in the house’s chimney. They’ve had to move their cooking demos for 6 months of the year outdoors and adjust other programs that have typically used the fireplace. But the ERCA homestead team has used these bird’s nesting habits as an opportunity to tell their story. Chimney Swifts are currently threatened and if nothing is done, they risk becoming extinct. Kris spoke about what we can do to help:
  • Keep our chimneys open.
  • Become a citizen scientist  - report sightings at
  • Advocate to keep old chimneys from being destroyed.
  • Construct a Chimney Swift Tower.
Greg led Happy Bucks again this week. We heard from Anil (who the Club welcomed back after his trip back home to India). He’ll be celebrating his 53 years of being in Canada. Peter is donating the money he’s saving by not getting his hair cut while in isolation and Lex will be getting together with his Queen’s classmates via Zoom. Khassan spoke about how his organization is helping by giving out face masks and delivering groceries to those in need (see his article in the Windsor Star). 
We left off with a memo from Jim: Our Club is thinking about the tragedy that happened in Nova Scotia, and our thoughts go out to all those families who are suffering.

Program from Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening

Satellite members were thrilled to meet Prakash Pandya, a Global Scholar who is working on his 2-year Masters program at the London School of Economics. Due to COVID-19, classes are now given on-line and Prakash is currently living on a farm in Wales. Colleen thanked him for meeting with us since it was midnight by his clock! Prakash related stories of adjusting to a new culture, how Great Britain is dealing with COVID-19 and his plans to use statistics to ensure that programs are working in developing countries. He has volunteered to speak to the Rotary District in London in the fall and has started a Rotaract Club in London.

Prakash’s brother Tajas was also in the meeting. Tajas has applied for a Global Scholarship and has been accepted to Oxford University beginning in the fall. He is planning on earning a Masters Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis on the comparison of indigenous rights in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Upcoming Events

Children's Fest 

Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, 2020
Central Park Athletics
3400 Grand Marais Rd E, Windsor, ON
The following message was received from Danielle Breault Stuebing, ERCA:
Good Morning Rotary Club Presidents - 
We hope you are all doing well and staying safe at this difficult time. While today, this 50thanniversary of Earth Day worldwide, is a bit different than Earth Days of the past, we did want to take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation to all Rotarians for your incredible support of the Rotary Legacy Forest. Thank you also for all of the projects and programs that Rotary undertakes locally and globally for a better world. 
We look forward to coming together this fall for our second planting, and to watching the Rotary Legacy evolve into a magnificent and beautiful natural area, helping not only to improve green space in our region, but to also help mitigate the impacts of climate change. Thank you!
While we were unable host an AGM this year to celebrate the impact that Jamieson and all of our many generous supporters have made, we have attached our ‘Gratitude Report’. As you can see, it was a wonderful year of success, thanks to your leadership and the many partners who are making a difference to our regional environment. 
We have received many notes of appreciation for keeping Conservation Areas and trails open. People are recognizing the importance of nature to their mental and physical well-being, and are grateful for the work that you have so generously supported. The importance of connecting communities by trail, greening our region, inspiring future generations and preserving our heritage continues to be critically important work, even during this unprecedented time.  
We have also taken this opportunity of Earth Day to express our heartfelt appreciation for all those working in our community – Thanking Essential Workers.
Once again, our sincerest ‘thank you’. Stay safe, and we look forward to coming together with you soon.
Yours in Conservation,
Director of Communications & Outreach Services
Essex Region Conservation Authority
360 Fairview Avenue West, Suite 311  Essex, Ontario  N8M 1Y6
P. 519-776-5209 x 352   F. 519-776-8688                                  

Rotary highlights from the "ERCA Gratitude Report" include:

Look what we found! We love The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA)'s "BANA Rocks" initiative: It's all about spreading positivity, which is something we can all use during these trying times.
Read more about this project at: which also explains how you can make your own rocks, hide them throughout our community and share the love on social media using #BANABeYourself!

📣 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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