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)


Monday, April 13, 2020 at 12:30 noon  

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Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm  

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Happy birthday to those celebrating this week:
  • Fazle Baki
  • Frank Bagatto
  • Don Marsh
  • Moe Pomerleau
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • Kay Douglas (11 Years)
  • Kevin Larkin (7 Years)

Program from Monday, April 6th, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)

Feeling the Rotary fellowship despite not being able to meet in person! It was great to hear from District 6400 Dean of Assistant Governors Paula Talbot speak about "Steps to a More Positive Life", a welcome topic during this time of crisis.

Paula shared her experiences about her personal struggle with depression. When she was at her lowest, she was inspired by a wall hanging that had the word BELIEVE. The word resonated with her, so much so that she created a motivational program around it. Check out some of her key points – you may feel inspired yourself!

B: Be in the now and “find joy in the moment.”
E: Erase past regrets and negativity. “Looking back only gives you a sore neck!”
L: Laugh daily. During this pandemic, in days where you may be staying home, Paula recommends watching funny movies, or try searching up “laugh yoga” videos on YouTube!
I: Inspiration Daily. This can be in the form of affirmations, or just write yourself some gratitude cards. You’ll be able to reference these when you’re feeling low.
E: Embrace you the way you are. “Don’t compare yourself to others. Comparing only brings anxiety and negative feelings, and comparing makes you lose sight of our uniqueness and qualities that only we have.”
V: Be a victor, not a victim. “We are not what happens to us, we are what we make of us.”
E: Get eager about tomorrow. Remind yourself: One day at a time.

Paula finished off by inviting everyone to “believe everyday. Believe in you!"


Program from Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening

18 Rotarians tuned in to hear Imran Abdool speak on the article he co-authored with Dr. Hance Clark on the lessons to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic. Abdool stressed that Canada must win the war on pandemic preparedness but too often health care has been under-funded and lacking in necessary resources. There is little interest in health-care funding in times of plenty. Instead of focusing on the here-and-now, policies must be adopted to handle future health-care issues: “Don’t lose sight of the big picture.” The article can be found at…/opinion-canada-health-care-covid-19-1.…

A question-and-answer period followed Abdool’s presentation leaving members with much to contemplate.

Also - Rotarian Andrea Cassidy shared how local midwives are in urgent need of PPE (personal protective equipment). If you can help, please contact her by email at or call her office, Midwifery Collective of Essex County, at 519-252-4700.

Upcoming Events

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

📣 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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