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, June 24th, 2019

President Jules Hawkins to deliver his End-of-Term Speech.

For Today's Event:

Registrars: Colleen Mitchell
Front Door Greeter: Lissa Percy
Back Door Greeter: Sevda Barin
Invocation: Janet Kelly
Four-Way Test: Cindy Duggal

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Monday, July 1 – Canada Day, no meeting
  • Monday, July 8 – Welcome President Gord
  • 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 17th, 2019

Club Awards are always a much-anticipated program. Congratulations to Joel Rocheleau, the newest recipient of the Walter P. Willms New Rotarian Leader Award and to Gary Wintermute, recipient of the Eli Goldin Ideal of Service Award.

Mike Drake explained that the Walter P. Willms New Rotarian Leader Award was developed to recognize Walter's substantial contributions to the Club. "The recipient will be reflective of a new Rotary Leader in the Club who has distinguished herself/himself in Service Above Self." 

Robert Maich introduced the Eli Goldin Ideal of Service Award, and Charles Clark spoke of what Eli Goldin did, not only for the Club, but for many programs and groups within the community. Eli personified the Rotary motto of Service Above Self throughout his time in Windsor, and upon his death, the Club initiated the "Ideal of Service Award”.  This award is recognized annually to those who have served others throughout their lives. 

Also on the program, President Nominee Cindy Duggal introduced students to speak on behalf of the impact the Peace and Literacy Committees has had at Dougall Public School. The committees have created a program that involves having children from different countries perform the same activities and then communicate via Skype (software that enables video conversations) to discuss - and just talk! The intention of the program is to expose children to different cultures; the thought is that peace comes with understanding. The more people interact with one another - and understand each other - the more likelihood for peace. So far, the program has involved children from Canada (Windsor) and the United States (Detroit). Clinton Beckford gave a recap of his programs; children in Tanzania have also done the same activities and it is the intent of the committees to do a Skype video between students in Windsor and those in Tanzania as well. Clinton also discussed the success of his literacy programs in Jamaica. Ryan Mancini recounted the programs the committees have been involved in. 

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

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 22 (Youth)
Saturday, July 6 (Youth)
Saturday, August3 (Youth)
Saturday, August 24 (Youth)
Sunday, August 25 (Adults)
Saturday, September 14th (Family)
Monday, June 24, 2019
78 Riverside Dr W, Windsor, ON N9A 7C5
Cash Bar: 7:00pm, Buffet Dinner: 7:45
- Call Brenda at 519-253-6382 or Karen Howard at 519 817-6363
Meet the Governor
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Social Hour 5:30pm,  Dinner 7:00pm
Camoes Club, 390 Sinasac West, Harrow N0R 1G0
Cost: $40 CAD
Please contact Brenda if you’re planning to attend
519 253-6382 or
President's Night 2019
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
September 21-22, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Central Park Athletics
3400 Grand Marais Rd E, Windsor, ON N8W 1W7
Members celebrating their birthdays between June 24th and July 7th:
  • Connie Martin
  • Marcela Diaz
  • Clinton Beckford
  • Allan Kidd
  • George Mikhael
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries between June 24th and July 7th:
  • Gary Wintermute (39 years)
  • Rick Caron (18 years)
  • Allan Kidd Jr. (13 years)
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. 

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 6 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Saturday, July 13
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Wednesday, August 21 Filled Filled Filled         
Monday, September 16 Filled      
Wednesday, October 23 Filled Filled Filled  
The NET BINGO REVENUE for May was $1019.19.  It will be used to support the Adult Assistance Committee.  Many thanks to the DREAM TEAM Bingo volunteers who made this possible.

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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