There is so much going on this year. Come Celebrate with Us!

To honour our Centennial, Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) has many planned events and projects happening throughout the year. We're inviting the community to join us as we celebrate 100 years of Service Above Self.
Grand Opening (Take Two!):
May 29th, 2018, 7pm-8pm
Location: Windsor Riverfront, just east of the Spirit of Windsor locomotive.
Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) has partnered with the City of Windsor to create an absolutely incredible destination on Windsor's beautiful Riverside. Features include lush landscaping, a canopy and trellis, picnic tables, swing benches, informative plaques illustrating the Club's history and the highlight: A unique geodesic light sculpture created by artist/sculptor Nicolas de Cosson and powered by ENWIN Utilities. This light feature displays a show of light, making the plaza particularly spectacular at night.
Articles relating to the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Plaza:

A Century of Service

2018 marks the 100th year of our Club, and we have a long and proud history of helping both locally and internationally. Some of the local highlights from our first 100 years include:

  • The establishment the Ontario Society for Crippled Children (later became the Easter Seals Society)
  • Support for building various local outdoor pools in the City of Windsor
  • Assistance with the development of the Senior Citizens Centre
  • Building the Children's Rehabilitation Centre, now known as the John McGivney Children’s Centre
  • Taking over Art in the Park – over $1.3m raised for renovation of Willistead Manor over 37 years
  • Establishing Rotary Homes for Children and Youth at Maryvale
  • Started the Rotary Children’s Safety Village
  • Started Children’s Fest, an annual family-focused community event
  • Since 2013, our Club has provided over $200,000 in over 50 grants to local organizations.
Every year, we also:
  • Provide assistance to children and adults to assist with the purchase of mobility devices.
  • Sponsor local high school students to study around the world through Rotary’s youth exchange program
  • Clean up parts of local riverbeds as part of Earth Day
  • Provide over a thousand volunteer hours to the Salvation Army
  • Carry out humanitarian projects in the developing world, notably providing infrastructure in rural areas

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) is the largest club in Rotary District 6400, which includes 49 clubs across Essex County and Southwestern Michigan. It is the “parent” of 4 other clubs in Windsor / Essex.

Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives and create a better world. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a proven record of success in addressing them. The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Speaker Series will be focusing on each one of these areas, and the speakers that have been selected to present are all experts on their topics.
Dates: See below chart
Registration: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Buffet: 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Program: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Location: Caboto Club: 2175 Parent Ave, Windsor, ON N8X 4K2
COST $25 in advance, $30 at the door
For over 2 years, members of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Committee have been planning for the Centennial Gala in recognition of 100 years of service to our community and around the world. The Caesars unanticipated strike posed a massive last-minute complication, however in true Rotarian form, the committee rose to the challenge and succeeded to host a hugely successful, beautifully elegant and truly powerful celebration. The evening of Saturday, May 12th was an example of what Rotarian Fellowship is all about. Learn more.