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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Rakesh Naidu, President of Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, to discuss the current Windsor-Essex business landscape and opportunities.

For Today's Event:

Registrar: Cindy Duggal
Front Door Greeter: Zak Shaw
Back Door Greeter: Sevda Barin
Invocation: TBD
Four-Way Test: TBD

Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 8 – Roman Maev & Enwin - ONTECH
  • Evening of Wednesday, April 17 - Joint Club Meeting: 5:30-8:30 at Caboto. Topic: Gordie Howe Bridge Authority. Note that this replaces the Monday April 15th meeting.
  • April 22 – Chris Pressey, President and Arthur Barbut, CEO of the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator
  • April 29 – Community Service Grants Presentation
  • May 6 – Belinda Leaman - Mental Health & Youth
  • May 13 – Volunteer Awards

David Eady was cheered as he called to order what will be his last official AGM duty as secretary, as he’s passing this title on to Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh after having served the Club for 17 years in this leadership position. Minor additions of the 2018 AGM: Motions were carried to accept Leona MacIntyre as a director and Cindy Duggal as President Nominee. Motion was also carried to to accept as Club accountants Roth Mosey & Partners, LLP, as the Club's external accountants, for the year ending June 30, 2019. Don Marsh spoke on behalf of the Foundation and announced that Janice Forsyth will be taking over as Chair, and Sushil Jain will also be joining the board. He also explained that he and Ron Arkell will be heading up a campaign with the goal of replenishing the Foundation Fund account.

Chuck Roy, member of Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair, introduced Bill Kell and Dave Cook who spoke about the Farrow Riverside Miracle Park project. They took us through the life of this incredible initiative - from it being just an idea to now, when it’s actually expected to open this summer! The field will be flat and smooth - accessible for all. There will also be an all-inclusive baseball-themed playground, an existing swimming pool, a wellness exercise path with three exercise stations, a pavilion and a more prominent display of the park’s cenotaph. This park - termed as "the largest accessible playground in Canada", is sure to be a destination for so many. 

As a result of the joint fundraising efforts of the 4 Rotary Clubs of the City of Windsor (Windsor-Roseland, Windsor-St. Clair, Windsor-Walkerville and our Club), An Evening with Jim Weese (the event held on February 28th) raised $8,458. A check was presented to Farrow Riverside Miracle Park to help support the completion of the park.

Click here for more pictures from this meeting (courtesy of Gordon Drake).

Upcoming Events

April 6th, 2019
Schoolcraft College Vista Tech Center
18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI, USA
Contact Rick Caron or Gord Faas if you'd like to attend.
An Evening for Education
Hosted by Event Planning Students of St. Clair College.
Cost: $35 
April 7th, 2019
5:00pm, Ciociaro Club
3745 N Talbot Rd, Oldcastle, ON N0R 1L0
For tickets, contact Krista Lucier:
Phone: 519-982-7038
May 10-12, 2019
Ceasars Windsor, 377 Riverside Dr E.
Art in the Park
June 1-2, 2019
Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Willistead Park
Children's Fest
September 21-22, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Central Park Athletics
3400 Grand Marais Rd E, Windsor, ON N8W 1W7
Members celebrating their birthdays this week:
  • Don Arpin
  • Walter Willms
  • Bill Howitt
  • Randy Winters
  • Leona MacIntyre
  • Eugene Roy
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week:
  • Clinton Beckford (7 years)
  • Sevda Barin (5 years)
  • Greg DeHetre (5 years)
  • Colin McKillop (1 year)
  • Mike Wills (1 year)
  • Sydney Thompson (1 year)
Wednesday, March 27 2019: Our Club was presented with the Essex Region Conservation Foundation Award for Outstanding Corporate Contribution, "in recognition of [our] longstanding partnership in helping to make our region the Place for Life". 
Our Club is honoured to have won Tourism Windsor Essex's Best of Windsor Essex award for Best Arts Festival! Thank-you to everyone for taking the time to vote. Make sure to mark your calendars if you haven’t already Art in the Park 2019 is starting the summer off on June 1 and 2. See you there 🌞
Proud to share: Dr. Rick Caron, member and past DG, was named Teacher of the Year by the Organization of Part-Time University Students at the University of Windsor. Congratulations, Rick!
Please contact Rick Caron or Gord Faas if you'd like to attend. For program details, including schedule, visit:
The Salvation Army needs your help with their Soup Kitchen on Wednesday nights. For more information, please contact Susan Falodun at or call her at 226 347-1565. 

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.
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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.

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On-Line Make-Ups

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Record Your Make-Ups On-Line

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Upcoming Committee Meetings

To have your meeting posted, contact the Rotary Office at 519-253-6382 or