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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Program for Monday, August 19th, 2019

Speaker: Claire Sanders, Climate Change Specialist, ERCA. Topic: Climate Change

For Today's Event:

Registrar: Ed Boycott
Front Door Greeter: Monique Ritz
Back Door Greeter: Rebecca Rivard
Invocation: Loretta Stoyka-Henderson
Four-Way Test: Sevda Barin

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Monday, August 26 – Official Visit of District Governor John Chambers
  • Monday, September 2 – Labour Day, No Meeting
  • Monday, September 9 – Speaker: Steve Colombo, Author and Research Scientist. Topic: A Letter from Frank - A Surprising WWII Friendship
  • Monday, September 16 – Welcome our new Exchange Students!
  • Monday, September 23 – Speaker: Kitty Pope, CEO - Windsor Public Library. Topic: Windsor Public Library is Moving!
  • Monday, September 30 – Speaker: Mary Ann Mulhern, Poet Laureate. Topic: A Poet Speaks, A Heart Sings.

Program from Monday, August 12th, 2019

At the last meeting: We're happy to introduce our new member Mohamed El Sadeek, sponsored by Mike Drake. He's already volunteered at this year's Art in the Park and helped with the Young Rotary Leader's initiative to paint the Business Accelerator, and we're so excited that he's joined our Club. Welcome, Mohamed!

Brian Yeomans, Chair of the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association began by showing pictures from the past; Windsor's downtown in the 1900's. A hub of activity, Windsor had everything you could want or need, including shops for clothing and jewelry, restaurants and cafes and a theatre. He addressed some challenges the downtown has been faced with, such as passports becoming mandatory for border crossing and recently, lack of affordable housing, homelessness, mental health issues and drug abuse. Lately, initiatives that have helped revitalize the downtown include "adding feet to the street" by students of the University and the College, events such as the Windsor International Film Festival, Ouelette Car Cruise, Open Streets Windsor and Jurassic Park - celebrating the Raptors. New businesses have also added to the revitalization and videos of some were shown, including a new restaurant "Bread Meats Bread", The Manchester Pub and the new "Meow Meow" cat shop. Yeomans ended by showing current photos of the downtown, proving that there is tons going on TODAY - it has shops, restaurants, theatres. There is lots to do in our downtown now - go explore! 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 24 (Youth Doubles)
Saturday, September 14th (Family Doubles)
* New Date: Sunday, September 15th (Adult Doubles and Mixed 4's)
Saturday, August 17, 2019
12:00 - 2:00pm
Southwestern Ontario Gleaners
40 Industrial Rd, Leamington, ON N8H 4W4
Friday, September 6, 2019
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Park
13451 Riverside Dr E., Windsor, ON N8N 2M8
For tickets please contact Karen Howard at 519-817-6363 or Ron Arkell at 519-973-4052 - or on-line:
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:
  • Margurite Reid
  • Gordon Drake
  • Stephen Durocher
  • Rick Caron
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • Ian Henderson (35 years)
Thanks to everyone who helped make Salvation Army Windsor's SallyFest 2019 a success! Sponsored in part by Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), the 6th annual event fed well over 300 people from our community. New this year, gently used clothes were available as well. Rotarians helped by serving meals, coordinating the clothing, handing out tickets and so much more. Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair was also represented - Ellie and John, thanks for coming out! Organizing an event like this takes a lot of time and effort, and Salvation Army staff, along with Rotarian volunteers, did an incredible job.

Click here for more pictures from this event.

📣 Please help us welcome Sara, our new exchange student from 🇧🇷Brazil. Looking forward to meeting her at the September 16th Club meeting!
Throughout PP Jules' Presidential year, environmental facts developed by Richard Wyma were presented. We live in an incredible area with so much diversity! If you'd like to read about all the facts, please click here. This information is also available via a link on our Club's homepage; look for the "50 Awesome Environmental Facts" logo on
Our Club's shift is on August 16th from 12:00pm-2:00pm.
To volunteer, sign up at: or call 519-253-6382
The Salvation Army needs your help with their Soup Kitchen on Wednesday nights. For more information, please contact Susan Falodun at, call her at 226 347-1565 or sign up online!

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
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
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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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Upcoming Committee Meetings

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