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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No meeting this week. Happy Family Day!

Upcoming Meetings:

  • February 26 – Dr. Norman King, Professor Emeritus, Principal Iona College, Coordinator of the Interfaith Coalition
  • March 5 – World Service Committee Report
  • March 12 – Dr. Joseph Myers,  UHS Doctor of Optometry and co-founder of the Eye Health Institute, University of Michigan
  • March 19 – TBD
  • March 26 – Douglas George, Consulate General of Canada, Detroit Michigan


Happy Valentine's Day! A fun time was had by all at the annual Rotary Youth Exchange Valentine's Day Auction this past Monday. First, Don Snyder recognized two members who have contributed to Rotary by giving out Paul Harris Fellowship Awards. One was to long-standing member Sue Byron (1 Ruby) and the other to new member Nurlan Turdaliev. Thank you for your continued Service Above Self.

Next up: The Youth Exchange Auction. Put on by the Youth Exchange Committee, this event is one that our Club looks forward to every year, and this year was no exception. With Peter Hrastovec and Greg DeHetre as auctioneers, everyone had a great time biding on all different sorts of items; from a beautiful earring and necklace set created by Greg's Ring Weaver Studios to an oak wall clock, a lovely afghan crocheted by Janet Kelly to a waffle maker, a Montreal Canadians Hockey Sweater to sippy cups from Past President Lou Valente's President's Night - and everything in between - there was surely something for everyone's taste. And with all proceeds benefitting our Exchange Students and Host Families, why shop anywhere else?

The Youth Exchange Committee thanks everyone who came out to support this amazing initiative. It was a huge success, with a total of $1831.84 raised.

Visit our website to see more pictures:

Upcoming Events

Cost: Free - Donate what you can
March 4th, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Women's Club
1606 Sylvestre Dr

Centennial Speaker #2: Water & Sanitation
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April 9th, 2018
Registration: 5:30 - 6:00 
Buffet: 5:45 - 6:30
Program: 6:30 - 7:45
Caboto Club

District Conference 2018
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May 03, 2018 – May 06, 2018
Grand Hotel
286 Grand Ave
Mackinac Island, MI  49757
United States

Centennial - Gala
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May 12th, 2018
6:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Dinner and Program
Caesars Augustus Ballroom
Members celebrating birthdays this week:
  • Julia Lee
  • Ron Arkell
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week. Thank you for your commitment:
  • Ryan Mancini (4 years)
  • Godfrey Bacheyie (27 years)
Please note that President Colleen's email address has changed. Please update your records - her new email is:
March 4th, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Women's Club
1606 Sylvestre Dr
The Young Rotary Leaders are raising funds for our Centennial Year Scholarship Awards.
Here's how it works:

1) The class is free, but the Young Rotary Leaders are looking to raise funds for a great cause. Come out to a fun, action-packed Boot Camp class. Everyone is welcome (even though the event is taking place at the women's club, men and women alike are encouraged to attend).

2) Don't want to come out to the class, but still want to help out? You can still donate to this amazing initiative. 

Click here to Register or Pledge online, or call the office at 519-253-6382.
The 2017-2018 Rotary Club of Windsor Communication Studies Award at the University of Windsor recipient: Ms Agata Anna Kulczynska
Congratulations Ron Arkell, recipient of the Rajir (Roger) Mann International Service Award (2018)
Rotarians - support BANA, our community partner, by attending their Speakeasy Gala event:
In honour of our 35th Anniversary the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) is having a celebration and you’re invited!

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, you get to walk into ours.”

Journey with BANA as we send you back in time to the days of prohibition with their “Roaring 1920’s Speakeasy” themed gala on Saturday, February 17th at Caesar’s Windsor
Be part of the festivities as we acknowledge three and a half decades of service provision to Windsor and Essex County and help us launch the future of treatment and education in our community.

Not your average fundraiser; we`re “Putting on the Ritz” for this elegant affair. Whether you’re in vintage apparel or modern formal dress you’ll be transported back in time as the sounds of 
smooth jazz fill the air, zoot suits and flapper dresses are all the rage, and good times are had by all.
Don’t miss musical performances from the Windsor’s Favourite Jazz Group – “the Brian Burke Quartet” and “Some Guys who like to Sing” along with a special appearance by “the Windsor Circus School,”
unique photo opportunities and over $10,000 in raffle prizes including:
  • 2 round-trip tickets to any regular WestJet Destination
  • Vacation destination packages
  • A Spitfires Suite package
  • Original art and Home Décor pieces
  • Photography sessions
  • Auto detailing
  • Dental and Vision packages
  • …and much, much more!
A fun-filled evening of surprizes, entertainment and excellent food is on order for this swanky affair so join us for Valentine’s Day because this is the event for you.

So get on your “glad rags” and come along with us for a night to remember.
Tickets are available online at 
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.
2018 8:15 to 2:30
10:00 to 4:15
(Payout Duties)
11:30 to 4:15
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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.

The link for to see Club pictures for 2016 and 2017 is:

On-Line Make-Ups

To do an on-line make-up, go to:

Record Your Make-Ups On-Line

If you've completed a make-up (engagement activity), please report it using the on-line form:

Upcoming Committee Meetings

  • The next Foundation Fund Board meeting is scheduled for Feb.21 at 4 p.m , Farrow Board room.
To have your meeting posted, contact the Rotary Office at 519-253-6382 or