Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) 7911 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8T 3R7
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Joint Meeting: Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Joint Rotary Clubs Meeting: Wednesday, March 4th, 6:00pm at Fogolar Furlan Club. 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. Registration for this event is now closed.

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, 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.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 7:00pm, The Safety Village – Janet Kelly; World Community Service.

Program from Monday, February 24th, 2020

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)

Guest speaker Jesse Thompson spoke about his new venture, Fetch Moto. Jesse came up with his idea while he was shopping for his car last year. He found the process time consuming, and after doing research, found that vehicle buyers today still spend an average of 18 hours shopping for a vehicle. Fetch Moto is “the fastest and easiest way to get the best deal on your next vehicle.” Shoppers select the must-have features they want and sellers post their competitive offer if they have a match in their inventory. This is a win-win for both customers and dealers, as it makes the car-buying process simpler for the buyer and it provides “hot leads” for the dealer.

To learn more, go to and click the “Keep Me Posted” button to let Fetch Moto know when you plan to buy your next vehicle.

Also, Jesse is looking for your support! They’d love to win the Generator Design contest – please visit and click “vote for us in a design contest” button to vote for Fetch Moto and help Jesse and his team win $15k in design services from Generator Design.

Paul Harris Fellowships recognize individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, to the Rotary Foundation. Don Snyder led the PHF ceremony held at this meeting and explained the importance of these contributions: Donations are transformed into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Looking at the audience, Don used the project led by Dr. Asmat Naebkhil, who was present, as one example. Dr. Naebkil helped establish a much-needed heart clinic, built in Kabul, Afghanistan, with the help of our Club and grants from Rotary Foundation. This is an important clinic that performs daily heart surgeries in an area with no established emergency hospitals. For more information about this project, visit:

Don, with the help of Shari Cunningham, acknowledged the following:
- Kay Douglas honoured Mary-Lynn Parent and Brian Parent with PHFs
- Janet Kelly honoured her son Brian Kelly with a PHF
- Nurlan Turdaliev is now a PHF+1 sapphire
- Ian Henderson is now a PHF+3 sapphire

Thank you for your continued support.

Our Club welcomed Chin Idirisu Medorni, Club Secretary for The Kumbo Rotary Club, Cameroon Africa, Rotary District 9150 and Owen P. Standley, Area Governor, Rotary Club of Johnstown Sunset, Pittsburgh - Johnstown, Pennsylvania - Rotary District 7305. They spoke about projects they're currently working on:

1) Mr. Medorni spoke passionately about the need for a water supply project for Didango Village in the Western Region of Cameroon. The water project would greatly improve the reduction of water borne diseases, and personal hygiene. It would also help the village economically. Currently, they are only $3,000 USD short of their fundraising goal, and are hopeful to have the project moving along in the next 2 months so the rain catch basin can be constructed before the rainy season begins. Otherwise they will be forced to postpone for another 8 months, which is eight months longer that children will needlessly die from waterborne diseases. If you’d like to make a pledge for this initiative, email Owen at

2) Mr. Standley will be doing a 2021 hike through the Appalachian Trail (2,200 miles) over the course of five months. The project, Owen's Odyssey, is to raise awareness and funds for Polio Plus. Their goal is set at raising $100,000 through this effort.

We were also happy to exchange banners with visitor Mai Bright Urey, Sergeant-At-Arms from Rotary Club of Monrovia - Liberia, West Africa - District 9101. Thank you for joining us!


Program from Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Rotary Satellite Club of Windsor (1918) Evening
Members welcomed Bill Marra who spoke on the “I Pledge” initiative at Hotel-Grace Health Care. Beginning with a short history of health care in the area, Bill explained the need for providing a safe work environment after the tragic murder of Lori Dupont by a co-worker. The “I Pledge” initiative is a program designed to end bullying and create a healthy community for both workers and patients. The term “bullying” has been replaced with “being kind” which has a more positive connotation. Satellite members requested that we be informed of the next Kindness Event as this could be a good service project.
Bill also reviewed the future plans for health care in the area. He outlined how each current site will be re-purposed when the new hospital is completed as well as outlining the current programs at the Prince Road campus.

Upcoming Events

Eat for Education Pasta Dinner

5:30 PM, Saturday, March 7, 2020
St. Simon & St. Jude Parish Hall
267 Meunier St., Belle River, ON N0R 1A0
Tickets: $25
Contact Clinton Beckford at for tickets

Tunes for Tanzania

2:30 PM, Sunday, March 22, 2020
Performance Hall - Armouries
37 University Ave. E., Windsor, ON N9A 1E4
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students.

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
Or contact Clinton Beckford at
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:
Brian Parent: $66.00
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
The NET BINGO REVENUE for January was $780.89. Thanks to all who made this possible.

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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