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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Program for Monday, February 24th, 2020

Noon, Caboto Club. Jesse Thompson, Founder of Fetch Moto.
For Today's Event: 
Registrar: Tom Goebel
Front Door Greeter: Nels Katzman
Back Door: Lex McCrindle
Invocation: Cindy Wickens
Four-Way Test: Jim Blue

Upcoming Joint Meeting:

  • 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 meetings this week - there are no meetings on Monday,  March 2nd or Tuesday, March 3rd. Please let us know you'll be attending by registering here or call the office at 519-253-6382. Last day to register is Tuesday, February 25th.

Upcoming Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Meetings:.

  • Monday, March 9, noon, Caboto Club – Bob Cameron, Executive Director - Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative.

  • Monday, March 16, noon, Caboto Club – Alice Aspinall, Secondary School Teacher/Author. Topic: Creating a Positive Math Culture.

  • Monday, March 23, noon, Caboto Club – Janet Kelly - World Community Service Annual Presentation.

  • Monday, March 30, noon, Caboto Club – Garry Rossi, Vice President Water Operations. 

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

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

  • Tuesday, March 10, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Windsor-Essex Climate Action Group.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Katelyn Kelel; Reading Materials for the Blind.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Dr. David Heath; Great Lakes Environmental Research.

Program from Monday, February 10th, 2020: Valentine's Day Youth Exchange Auction

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)
Another amazing turn-out for our annual Youth Exchange auction. With Peter Hrastovec and Greg DeHetre as auctioneers, everyone had a great time biding on all different sorts of items. Our grand total collected was $1,318.00 which will be used to help our inbound exchange students continue to have an amazing experience while here in Canada! 
A heartfelt thank-you to everyone who helped make this auction a success - your incredible Rotarian support is truly appreciated.

Program from Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening
Members welcomed Sandy Murphy from the Murchadha (Gaelic for “Murphy”) House Project. Sandy began by reminding members that children who have come through the John McGivney Centre eventually grow up and will need continuous support throughout their lives. There are currently 11,000 children and young adults on a waiting list for assisted living facilities in Windsor-Essex County.  Sandy and her husband have championed the building of a house in Cottam for 4 adults requiring assistant living. The project began as a non-profit in February, 2018 and was registered in January, 2019.  Construction on the house began in June, 2019 and the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in December. Sandy shared photos of the building process and was certainly a testimony of what can be done by a determined and dedicated organization.

Upcoming Events

Joint Rotary Clubs Meeting

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

Tunes for Tanzania

2:30 PM, Sunday, March 22, 2020
Performance Hall - Armouries
37 University Ave. E., Windsor, ON N9A 1E4

Half-Way to Children's Fest

2:00 PM, Sunday, March 29, 2020
WFCU Centre
8787 McHugh St., Windsor, ON N8S 0A1

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 between February 17 - March 8, 2020:
  • Julia Lee
  • Ron Arkell
  • Nick Bibic
  • Alioune Ngom
  • Dan Karon
  • Tony Mancinone
  • Paul Rideout
  • Don Snyder
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries between February 17 - March 8, 2020:
  • Godfrey Bacheyie (29 years)
  • Peter Hrastovec (27 years)
  • Karen Mingay (26 years)
  • Margurite Reid (9 years)
  • Ryan Mancini (6 years)
  • Paul Rideout (4 years)

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!

Fun night at our 2nd Annual Tell Your Story event, put on by our Club's Literacy Committee in partnership with Douglas Marketing Group and Families First. Contest winners were honoured and their stories were read on February 18th at Signature Tributes Event Centre. 
Thank you to everyone who supported this event, and especially to the incredible young writers who shared their stories. The audience got to hear the amazing, emotional (some heartwarming, some heart-wrenching) stories of the 3 finalists from each category come to life through dramatic readings by our members Kay Douglas, Peter Hrastovec, Greg DeHetre, Kevin Blondin and Rebecca Rivard. A surprise announcement: With the permission of the students and their parents, these stories will live on through the publication of a book, making each contributor a “published author”!
A detailed write-up by Robert Tuomi of Eyes on Windsor can be found at
Photos courtesy of Simon Wyn Edwards of Snapd Windsor:
Young Rotary Leaders (both from our Club and from Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland) got together for some fun, food and fellowship last night. We had a great time and especially loved seeing some new faces!
Sydney Thompson and Jesse Thompson, co-chairs of our YRL committee, explained that the goal is to come up with one service project per month. People were urged to put ideas into a hat and the committee will take these ideas and choose the ones that are the most impactful, both in our community and internationally. We want to see more young people getting involved, and joining the Young Rotary Leaders is a great way to have fun while helping people - Service Above Self!
Please let us know you'll be attending by registering here or call the office at 519-253-6382. Last day to register is Tuesday, February 25th.
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:
Renee Pare: $51.00
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
Wednesday, March 25 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Many thanks to Sue Byron, David Sundin and Michael and Walter Willms for working the Bingo on February 17th. They raised $1,000 for our charitable causes.

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

To have your meeting posted, contact the Rotary Office at 519-253-6382 or