Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) 7911 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8T 3R7
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Program for Monday, July 8th, 2019

Induction of President Gord Faas and the Board for 2019-2020

For Today's Event:

Registrars: Bhav Dulay
Front Door Greeter: Nick Bibic
Back Door Greeter: Matthew Lahoud
Invocation: Walter Willms
Four-Way Test: Janet Kelly

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Monday, July 15 – Speaker: Justin Falconer, Senior Director, Workforce Windsor/Essex Topic: Bridging the Skills Gap
  • Monday, July 22 – Speaker: Elder Theresa Sims, Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Topic: Windsor Indigenous People and Their Issues
  • Monday, July 29 – Speaker: Anna Jurak, Executive Director Windsor Brain Injury Association. Topic: Brain Injuries and Injury Prevention
  • Monday, August 5 – Civic Holiday, no meeting

Program from Monday, June 24th, 2019

Incredible meeting! To begin, Shawn Douglas and Kevin Blondin, both sponsored by Kay Douglas, were the newest members to be inducted into the Club. Welcome!
Peter Hrastovec announced that our Club has officially raised enough funds for RI's annual fund, and to celebrate, Anil Chitte told a (really funny!) joke. 
District Governor Paul Sincock pinned Cristina Melnik, Sydney Thompson and Allison [Davidson] Hawkins with their initial PHFs, and upgraded the pins of President Jules, Janet Kelly, Bill MacArthur, Ed Boycott, Nick Bibic, Ian Henderson, Jim Adkin and Kay Douglas.
President Jules thanked DG Paul for everything he has done by presenting him with a Youth Exchange billboard souvenir, signifying his commitment and passion to the Youth Exchange program. David Eady was also presented with a billboard souvenir in honour of his years of service to the Club, especially as Club Secretary. 
President Jules held a captivated audience as he presented his End-of-Term speech. He recapped how the year has been for the Club, including how we've been recognized with various awards, how we've collaborated with other Club this year on various projects, the vast array of service projects our Club has been involved in and how we've evolved. He quoted Bill McRae in a note he had written when completing the Vision Exercise, "If the first Rotarians were asked to look forward 100 years, I don’t think they would be close to predicting what we have now”.
He went on to explain how inspiring the year has been for him - by how much we do and by the diversity and energy of our Club members and committees. He was inspired by our legacy - the Centennial put into perspective the incredible work our Club has done. He touched on how many ways were are "people of action", and was reminded "how much we are a family".
President Jules took this year as an opportunity to be more hand-on in terms of service, and he said "this brought me more satisfaction than anything else I did this year". He went on to explain how Rotary, as a global organization, can change the world, and touched on examples such as the Miracle Field, the Iron Lung we had in our museum exhibition (and what it represents) and how one Monday meeting presenter in particular, Major Catherine Wollocombe, had an effect on him when she stated "A 15-yr-old girl there has a higher likelihood of dying in childbirth than of completing high school." We can make a difference.
As part of his points on evolution, he explained how we need to recognize the changing workforce. As of now, this includes 2 significant steps: 1) No more tracked attendance. He qualified this by saying that "if you want to be an engaged member, you will find ways to be engaged". 2) A proposal for a Satellite Club for those who can not make the Monday meetings is in the works (more details to follow in 2019-20). He challenged each member of the Club to give 2 hours a month for service, asking if we can be "People of Action". We have recognized evolving values and beliefs, and how even though our members may disagree on certain subjects, "even if unable to understand the other person’s position, for the most part Rotarians expressed and conducted themselves with great respect and good faith".
He concluded by thanking the office, the Board of Directors of both the Club and the Foundation, the Club Executive and his wife and family.
"I am proud to have served as your President this year. I will be proud to continue to serve in our Club. And I ask you to be proud with me – and let it be known by your actions that Rotary International – and specifically Windsor 1918 – are and will remain the best service organizations in the world. Thank You."

Click here to see pictures from this meeting (courtesy of Gordon Drake)

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 6 (Youth)
Saturday, August3 (Youth)
Saturday, August 24 (Youth)
Sunday, August 25 (Adults)
Saturday, September 14th (Family)
President's Night
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Windsor Club
2072 Riverside Dr E, Windsor, ON N8Y 4S5
Cost: TBD
Please contact Brenda if you’re planning to attend
519 253-6382 or
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Urban Surf Co.
55 E Pike Creek Rd, Windsor, ON N8N 3S1
Cost: $20
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:
  • Gerry Pocock
  • Ryan Mancini
  • Lou Valente
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • Gordon Drake (19 years)
  • David Eady (19 years)
  • Randy Winters (7 years)
  • Richard Wyma (7 years)
Meet the governor night took place at the Rotary Club of Harrow on June 25th. Welcome District Governor John Chambers! Learn more at Click here for more pictures from this event (courtesy of Gordon Drake).
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

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. 

Peter Hrastovec donated his 50/50 winnings to Annual Fund.
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.
2019 8:30 to 2:30
10:00 to 4:15
Saturday, July 13
Filled Filled Filled Filled
Wednesday, August 21 Filled Filled Filled         
Monday, September 16 Filled      
Wednesday, October 23 Filled Filled Filled  
Wednesday, November 6 Filled Filled    
Many thanks to DREAM TEAM volunteers Nick Bibic, Anil Chitte and Michael and Walter Willms who worked the Bingo on Saturday, July 6th. They will have raised $1,000 or more!

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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