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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Meeting Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00

Place: Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Ave. Windsor, ON N8X 4K2

Today's Program:

Celebration of new member inductions. Members are encouraged to bring their families.

For Today's Meeting 

Reporter: TBD
Registrar: Bob Fields
Front Door Greeter: Zak Shaw
Back Door Greeter: Gord Faas
Invocation: Nurlan Turdaliev
Four-Way Test: Bill Howitt

Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 9 - Centennial Speaker #2: Water and Sanitation with guest speaker Dr. Ron Denham. Note that this meeting replaces the lunch meeting that day. Registration: 5:30pm, Buffet: 5:45 - 6:30, Program from 6:30 - 7:45, Caboto Club. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Click here to Register Now or call the office at 519-253-6382.
  • April 16 – Dr. Mary Louise Drake, Building Blocks for Better Babies
    April 23 – Dr. Clara Howitt, A Bridge Between Western and Eastern Worlds: Reciprocal Learning Between GECDSB and Southwest University Chongqing China
    April 30 – Dr. Om Chandna, The Work of the Canadian World Education Foundation
    May 7 – The Dr. Clare McLeod Volunteer Awards
    May 14 – No meeting - meeting moved to the Centennial Gala, May 12
    May 21 – No Meeting, Victoria Day
This Monday, our Club had the honour of presenting Douglas George, Consul General of Canada in Detroit as the speaker.  Mr. George began by explaining his ties with Rotary: His father was a Rotarian and his sister and two brothers took part in Rotary’s Youth Exchange program. He went on to describe the current state of the North American economy, Canada-U.S. trade relations and provided insights on the NAFTA negotiations now underway. George then provided some details about the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The goal is to have the proper infrastructure in place to support the $1.7 billion dollars of trade that crosses our border each day. Construction will commence in early 2018 and is expected to create thousands of jobs.  The consul ended with the following statement:
“I wish to conclude by assuring you that Canada is embarking on NAFTA modernization talks with goodwill and a commitment to a win-win-win solution. That being said, we are committed to getting a good deal for Canada, not just any deal”.
Click here for CTV's take on the event:
Greg DeHetre also had a call-out for host families, as our Club will be receiving two new exchange students this year – one boy from Belgium and one girl from Japan. If anyone is interested, or knows someone who might be interested, contact a member of the Youth Exchange committee or email Sevda at

Upcoming Events

Cost: Free
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
7 - 9 pm
Spago South Windsor
3850 Dougall Avenue at Cabana Rd.,
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
April 9th, 2018
Registration: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Buffet: 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Caboto Club
May 03, 2018 – May 06, 2018
Grand Hotel
286 Grand Ave
Mackinac Island, MI  49757
United States
Cost: $100
May 12th, 2018
5:30 pm Reception
6:30 pm Dinner and Program
Caesars Augustus Ballroom
Members celebrating birthdays this week:
  • Don Arpin
  • Walter Willms
  • Bill Howitt
  • Randy Winters
  • Leona MacIntyre
  • Eugene Roy
  • Michelle Morency
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week. Thank you for your commitment:
  • Clinton Beckford
  • Greg DeHetre
  • Sevda Barin
As the culmination of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial, a fun-filled and extravagant evening is planned. Located on the top floor of Caesars Windsor Resort, our Gala will feature breathtaking panoramic views overlooking the Detroit skyline and waterfront. 
If you haven't already done so, please Register Now:, call the office at 519-253-6382 or email to reserve your spot.
Need a hotel? Note that time is running out to take advantage of our preferred room rate at Caesars. Deadline is April 12th. Reserve now by clicking on this link: 
Come experience amazing food, beautiful views and true Rotarian fellowship as we celebrate 100 years of Service Above Self.
Have you registered for the second Centennial Speaker Series yet?
or call 519-253-6382 to reserve your spot.

Congratulations to fellow member Christina Melnik and family on the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Lilyana. Wishing you continued happiness, always.

District Tree Planting and Dedication of the Windsor (1918) Centennial Hub

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Join District 6400 and help plant the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Hub on April 28th. Our district is helping to ensure Rotary International President Ian Riseley's tree-planting challenge is met. The Hub features a 3-kilometre trail that connects the ERCA Place for Life Chrysler Canada Greenway, Herb Gray Parkway Trails and Town of Lasalle Trails.

Click here to donate a tree for $50

Or call 519-253-6382
10:00am – 12 noon:  District Tree Planting
12 noon  – 12:15pm:  Hub dedication and unveiling of ceremonial plaques 
12:15pm – 1:00pm:  Lunch & refreshments

This is a free event. Bring your bikes to try out the trail after the event!
Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland:
St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Dr. W.,
Windsor, ON N9A 5K4
Kick off your summer season with Windsor's favourite Maritime Party.
Enjoy East Coast tunes from Mark Crampsie and Cam Rankin along with
fresh succulent Atlantic lobster.
Then party on to the sounds of Bigg Wiggle!
Tickets are $95 per ticket, HST included, (Tables of ten)
Purchase your table of ten, before April 30th, for $900. 
Call the Rotary hotline now at: 519-981-1713
or purchase your tickets through snapd:
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
Thurs. April 12 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Sat. May 26       Filled
Thurs. July 26 Filled   Filled  
Sun. August 12     Filled  
Many thanks to Dream Team members Anil Chitte, Mark Donlon, Gord Faas and Michael & Walter Willms for working the Bingo on Sunday, March 25th. They will have raised $1,000 to support the Adult Assistance Committee.
February was a Bingo Bonanza! Club Net revenue was in excess of $2,200; double the usual amount! Check the schedule to be part of this regular fundraiser.

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

  • Art in the Park: Wednesday, April 4th, 5:30pm at Safety Village
To have your meeting posted, contact the Rotary Office at 519-253-6382 or