The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) is so proud that the District Governor for 2017/2018 is our member and Past President Rick Caron. Since 2001 when he joined our Club Rick has embraced the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”. One of his Rotary highlights was leading the 2009 Group Study Exchange team to Hungary. He has won our Club’s award for Rotarian of the Year (2012) and the Council of Governors (COG) Award in 2013. He is a Major Donor, a Benefactor and is a member of both the Paul Harris and Bequest Societies of the Rotary Foundation.
Over the last few years Rick’s Rotary work has focused on 4 international projects in partnership with his daughter Julie who is also a Rotarian with the Toronto Skyline Club. They work with the Tanzania Chapter of the Canadian World Education Foundation. Julie founded the Tanzania Chapter and Rick was a founding director and first president of the Canadian Work Education Foundation. In partnership with SASCO in Tanzania and Rotary they are involved in water projects, farming, education and small business development projects. In his spare time, he is Head, Department of Mathematics at the University of Windsor. Rick also enjoys getting away to the family cottage with his wife Wendy.