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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Guest Speaker: Major Catherine Wollocombe, CD

For Today's Event: 

Registrar: Gord Drake
Front Door Greeter: Gerry Pocock
Back Door Greeter: Cindy Wickens
Invocation: Charlie Clark
Four-Way Test: Bill McRae

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Evening of Thursday, March 7 – Club Assembly: 5:30pm at the Safety Village. Note that this replaces the Monday March 4th meeting.
  • March 11 – Michael Willms - Iron Man
  • March 18 – World Community Service annual presentation
  • March 25 – To be confirmed
  • April 1 – Rakesh Naidu - WE Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • 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.

At our last Club meeting, we recognized 2 amazing members for their commitment to Rotary: Anil Chitte (40 years) and Bev Cyr (25 years), both recognized for their outstanding Service Above Self. 

John Weese from Rotary Club of Windsor-St Clair encouraged everyone to get their tickets to the upcoming event, Miracle Park Fundraiser: An Evening with Dr. Jim Weese. If you haven't already - be sure to get your tickets now via Snapd: or get your tickets at the next Monday meeting or by calling the office: 519-253-6382.

It was also the Youth Exchange auction - an event that our Club looks forward to every year! With Peter Hrastovec, Greg DeHetre and special guest DG Paul Sincock as auctioneers, everyone had a great time bidding on all different sorts of items! Many people took advantage of their Valentines Day shopping - and with all proceeds benefitting our exchange students and host families, why shop anywhere else? 

Click here to see more photos from this meeting.

Upcoming Events

February 24, 2019
1:00pm - 3:30pm
The Safety Village, 7911 Forest Glade, Windsor, ON, N8T 3R7
Cost: Free - $40 
February 28, 2019
St. Clair College Centre for the Arts
201 Riverside Drive West  Windsor, ON N9A 5K4
Alternatively, call the office at 519-253-6382 or get your tickets at the next Monday meeting.
Cost: Free - $15 Advanced Tickets
March 24th, 2019
2:00pm Game
WFCU Centre
8787 McHugh St.
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 from February 18th until March 10th:
  • Julia Lee
  • Ron Arkell
  • Nick Bibic
  • Alioune Ngom
  • Dan Karon
  • Tony Mancinone
  • Paul Rideout
  • Don Snyder
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries from February 18th until March 10th:
  • Godfrey Bacheyie (28 years)
  • Peter Hrastovec (26 years)
  • Karen Mingay (25 years)
  • Ryan Mancini (5 years)
  • Paul Rideout (3 years)
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. 


Mats for Hope

Plastic bags are terrible for the environment. Do you have bags lying around?Rather than throwing them out, you can reuse them by crocheting them into multi-purpose mats (known as 'plarn' – plastic yarn).

In particular plarn can be used as sleeping mats for people without access to shelter. As sleeping mats, they're more hygienic, water proof, easily transportable, and provide protection from the cold concrete. A great way to keep that plastic out of our oceans and landfills, too.

Learn the three steps for the Mats for Hope project. Cut, Connect and Crochet. All are welcome. Please bring plastic bags you have collected. Handled bags are best (ex. Zehrs, Sobey, Home Hardware) Snacks and water will be provided for this afternoon of fellowship, learning and service!

When: Sunday, February 24th from 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Where: The Safety Village, 7911 Forest Glade, Windsor, ON, N8T 3R7

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the Tell Your Story event held on Tuesday at The Roth Centre for Performing Arts, inside Sho Studios! Incredible stories written by some very talented students were shared. This project was put on by our Literacy Committee and partners Families First, Douglas Marketing Group and Literary Arts Windsor. Congratulations to the winning story writers - we loved hearing their words come to life! 

Click here for more photos from this event.

Register now: or get your tickets by calling the office: 519-253-6382 or at the next Monday meeting.
Foundation Fund: Donating Gifts of Stock
Did you know that gifts of appreciated securities may create significant tax advantages for you depending on your financial situation, while also benefitting your community? For more information on donating gifts of stock to the Foundation Fund, please contact Treasurer Emma Bufton (eebufton@collinsbarrow.comor Chair Don Marsh (
For anyone who does not have the Foundation Fund brochure, please contact the office and we'll mail you a copy.
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 8:15 to 2:30
10:00 to 4:15
Sun. March 17 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Fri. April 26 Filled Filled Filled  
Thur. May 30 Filled Filled Filled  
Saturday, July 6 Filled      
Saturday, July 13
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Many thanks to Gord Faas, Jeewen Gill, Margurite Reid and Michael and Walter Willms for working the Bingo on February 15th. They will have raised $1000 to support the Adult Assistance Committee.
The NET BINGO REVENUE for January was $1,169.98. These funds are being used to support the work of the Adult Assistance Committee. Thanks to the volunteers who made this happen.

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

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

Upcoming Committee Meetings

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