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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Centennial Grand Finale Luncheon: Our Club has been celebrating 100 years of Service Above Self for all of 2018, and we want to end with a party! We'll be reflecting on the past year, looking towards the future and thanking our community of members, partners and friends. Note that this event will be taking place at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Dr W, Windsor, ON N9A 5K4.

For Today's Event: 

Greeters: Bev Cyr, Janet Kelly, Mark Campbell and Sevda Barin
Invocation: Peter Hrastovec
Four-Way Test: Cindy Wickens

Upcoming Meetings:

  • January 21 – Past President's Day
  • January 28 – Lorraine Goddard, United Way
  • February 4 – Prep for our "21st Century" vision exercise
  • February 11 – Youth Exchange Auction
  • February 18 – No Meeting, Family Day
  • February 25 – Major Catherine Wollocombe
  • March 4 – Garnet Fenn - Financial Literacy

Our Club started the new year off with a fun-filled meeting this past Monday. We welcomed new member Mardrick Rogers, sponsored by Past DG Dr. Rick Caron. Present to help with the induction ceremony was Assistant District Governor Aruna Koushik.

Member Colin McKillop presented the interesting environmental fact about signal trees, important heritage trees that are bended, traditionally used to help with directions (thanks Richard Wyma for these facts!).

Gordon Orr, CEO of Tourism Windsor Essex, explained the vision and current campaigns the organization is involved in. He touched on the "Best of Windsor Essex Awards", gave some insight into various new tourism programs including Barrel Trail, Coffee Trail, Epic Winners and We Heart Local. The Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab is also an interesting new project that helps support new, early stage and start-up tourism experiences, product ideas and collaborative partnerships. He also mentioned the new local itinerary builder Utrip, which provides visitors the opportunity to build itineraries based on their travel patterns.

Maureen Lucas urged everyone to sign-up for the Centennial Grand Finale Luncheon which is being held this upcoming Monday, January 14th from 11:30 - 1:30 at St. Clair Centre for the Arts. This event replaces the Monday meeting on that day.

Assistant Governor Aruna Koushik spoke about the upcoming District Conference, happening on May 10-12, 2019. Sign up now via the District Website at:

Lastly, James Rice, President Rotaract Club of Windsor 1918, urged members to enter their raffle for a chance to win a pair tickets to the Wings vs. Leafs in Detroit on February 1st. Tickets can also be purchased at their pinning ceremony, happening at 7:00pm on Saturday, January 12th at The Safety Village.

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Upcoming Disctrict Events

Pinning Ceremony
Rotaract Club of Windsor (1918)
Saturday, January 12th, 2019
The Safety Village
7911 Forest Glade Dr.
District Conference 2019
May 10-12, 2019
Ceasars Windsor, 377 Riverside Dr. E.
Members celebrating their birthdays this week:
  • Mike Drake
  • Bev Cyr
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week:
  • Jesse Thompson (3 years)
From left: Hughie Carpenter, Khassan Saka, Michael Willms, Walter Willms, Bob Cameron and Margurite Reid
Friday, January 11th, 2019: Our Club presented a $5,000 cheque to support the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative's Women's Community House. "Finding safe and affordable housing is especially vital for women living in precarious living conditions. To fall asleep at night knowing [they] are safe and loved is the solid foundation for rebuilding a good life." says Bob Cameron, Executive Director of the DWCC. 
The money will be used to help renovate the basement of the Women's Community House in the hopes of creating a new basement apartment. "The Rotary's financial donation helps turn an empty space into a place to call home" says Cameron.
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
Fri. February 15 Filled Filled Filled  
Sun. March 17 Filled Filled Filled  
Fri. April 26 Filled Filled    
Thur. May 30 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Saturday, July 6 Filled   Filled  
Many thanks to Mark Donlon, Leona MacIntyre, Theresa Schuurman and Michael and Walter Willms for working the Bingo on January 10th. The $1,000 they raised will support the Adult Assistance Committee.

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

Rotary Youth Exchange Committee Meeting – Wednesday, Jan 16, 7:00pm at Next Dimensions
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