Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) 7911 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8T 3R7
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Program for Monday, January 20th, 2020

Noon, Caboto Club. Program: An Annual Tradition – Past President's Day

For Today's Event: 

Registrar: Romeo Girardi
Front Door Greeter: Paul Rideout
Back Door: Bill Howitt
Invocation: Mark Donlon
Four-Way Test: Nick Bibic

Upcoming Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Meetings:.

  • Monday, January 27, noon, Caboto – Rosemary Fiss, Alzheimer Society.

  • Monday, February 3, noon, Caboto – Sara Alves: Youth Exchange Student, Mary Zugcic: This is your Life, plus a talk on Generational Gaps.

  • Monday, February 10, noon, Caboto – Youth Exchange Valentine's Day Auction

  • Monday, February 17  Family Day, No Meeting.

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

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

  • Tuesday, January 21, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Sandra Roddy, Entrepreneurship Initiatives.

  • Tuesday, January 28, The Salvation Army – Service Project.

  • Tuesday, February 4 – TBA

  • Tuesday, February 11, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Presentation 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 – Katelyn Ketel with an inspirational story on reading material for the blind

Program from Monday, January 13th, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)

Great Monday meeting this week! First, some of our members shared their news during Happy Bucks: Lex was excited to receive a letter from Audrey, the 5-year-old girl whose education he sponsors from Ghana. Anil will be visiting his family back home in India, Tom Goebel’s son got engaged and Walter welcomed his 7th great-grandchild and 1st great-great-grandchild - congratulations! Our Youth Exchange student, Jan Schulze Zur Wiesche, presented about “life back home” in Lüdinghausen - a town of 25,000 people located in the mid-west of Germany. Jan spoke about his family, school and friends. He also shared his passions, which include playing soccer, golf and skiing.

It was a pleasure to hear from guest speaker Henry Dupuis, Vice President of the Windsor Flying Club. Mr. Dupuis began with a bit about the club’s history: In December 1939, the British Commonwealth Air Training Program was formed. From its inception until 1944, 1,627 pilots were trained for the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The Windsor Flying Club was incorporated in 1944 as a non-profit flight school and when the war was coming to an end, the Elemental Flight Training School (part of the BCATP), gifted the buildings and aircraft to the Windsor Flying Club. Today, the club has approximately 250 active members and in recent years trains approximately 65 new pilots per year. Today’s training options at the club include recreational pilot permits, private and commercial pilot licences,  as well as other, more advanced ratings.   

Our members were especially interested to learn about the many philanthropic projects the Windsor Flying Club is involved in.  One is called Operation Point North: The Attawapiskat aboriginal settlement in Kingfisher Lake (Northern Ontario) is in need of goods, but transportation costs make it extremely difficult to get those goods in their hands. Volunteers from the Windsor Flying Club have been helping by doing what they love - flying planes - in order to get the products to those in need each year since 2016. For more information about this project, check out the article from the Windsor Star: 

The club gives back by raising funds for a commercial pilot scholarship fund. “It is the Windsor Flying Club’s desire to support young potential aviators to achieve their goals, much like it was when the club was founded to provide trained candidate pilots for the war effort”.

The WFC also participates in Top Gun for Kids, an annual event where children who are afflicted with cancer “are invited to come out for the day and enjoy free events and flights donated by Windsor Flying Club members and our other airport neighbours so that they can forget about cancer for a while”. 

Click here for more pictures from this meeting (courtesy of Gordon Drake)

Program from Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening
This week at our Satellite Club meeting, we were happy to welcome new members Fazle Baki and Imran Abdool. Each gave a brief “This is My Life” presentation and were inducted by President Gord Faas. Announcements of events pertinent to Rotarians were presented, followed by a planning session for the remaining meetings of the Rotary year. Looking forward to some great service projects ahead!

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

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
Happy birthday to those celebrating their birthdays this week:
  • Godfrey Bacheyie
  • Allan Kidd Jr.
Happy birthday to those celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • Don Marsh (24+ years)
Jesse Thompson exchanged banners with Brenda Halloran, past Mayor of Waterloo and current President of the Rotary Club of Waterloo.
While there, Jesse shared some of our Club's history, accomplishments and projects.
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:
Anil Chitte: $53.00
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.
2019 8:30 to 2:30
10:00 to 4:15
Friday, January 31 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Monday, February 17 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Wednesday, March 25 Filled Filled Filled Filled

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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