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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Topic: Mental Health and Youth
Speaker: Jodi Pearce, Health Promoter - Windsor Essex Community Health Centre 

For Today's Event:

Registrar: Allison Prieur
Front Door Greeter: Paul Rideout
Back Door Greeter: Jesse Thompson
Invocation: Carl Cohen
Four-Way Test: Allan Kidd Jr.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Wednesday, May 15 at 5:30 – Club Assembly - replaces Monday May 13th meeting
  • Monday, May 20 – Victoria Day, no meeting
  • Monday, May 27 – Volunteer Awards program
  • Monday, June 3 – Garnet Fenn, Financial Literacy
  • Monday, June 10 – Youth Exchange (Farewell to Gaspard and Takako)
  • Monday, June 17 – Club Awards
  • Monday, June 24 – President Jules End-of-Term Speech
  • Monday, July 1 – Canada Day, no meeting
  • Monday, July 8 – Welcome President Gord
It was a packed meeting last Monday! President and CEO of the Windsor Express Dartis Willis, Sr. and General Manager Erin Basterfield spoke about the organization's continued involvement and support for Half-Way to Children's Fest.
The Club welcomed new members John Curtin (sponsored by Janet Kelly) and Monique Ritz (sponsored by Mike Drake). 
Richard Wyma presented information about Cedar Creek - the focus of this week's Environmental Fact. He also urged members to come out to the Rotary Legacy Forest Planting event being held this Saturday, May 4th. Meet at the John R. Homestead parking lot at 10:00am. For more information, please visit
Colleen Mitchel spoke on behalf of the our Club's Community Service Grants committee. She briefly explained that the committee started 6 years ago in response to feedback that members wanted to have more impact in our own community. We've since allocated close to $325,000 to local organizations, including those that focus on initiatives for children and youth, equipment/renovations to increase delivery of services and increasing access to services/opportunities for people/families living in low income. 
Mike Drake announced that nominations are being accepted for the Walter P. Willms New Rotarian Leader Award. Club Awards will be presented on Monday, June 17th during the regular Monday meeting. If you have not yet nominated a Rotarian for this award, please complete the form at Nominations will be open until June 1 and a winner by the committee will be selected shortly thereafter. 
Peter Hrastovec reminded the Club about Rotary International's "Every Rotarian Every Year" initiative, which encourages all Rotary Club members to contribute $100 (or the equivalent of the Club's total donations) to Annual Fund every year in order to help Rotary Foundation.  Our Club has been able to access grants and do incredible things because we've always managed to reach this EREY goal. It's important we do it again, but we have a ways to go - and only until the end of June to do it. To donate, please visit and select "Annual Fund (RI)" or call the office at 519-253-6382.

Upcoming Events

May 4, 2019
Meet at John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex ON N0R 1G0
Shuttles will take planters to the site
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 this week:
  • Loretta Stoyka-Henderson
  • Janet Kelly
  • Ed Boycott
  • Maureen Lucas
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week:
  • Don Snyder (46 years)
  • Frank Bagatto (28 years)
  • Ron Arkell (26 years)
  • Janice Bellemore (22 years)
  • Zak Shaw (5 years)
  • Alioune Ngom (5 years)
  • Emma Bufton (3 years)
  • Leona MacIntyre (3 years)
  • Lissa Percy (3 years)
  • Sheylen Jagajodhy (2 years)
Congratulations to member Khassan Saka, who was named "Goodwill Ambassador" on April 22, 2019 by the International Organization for Justice and Peace in Norway for his outstanding contributions and efforts in the fields of Public Work Service and Humanitarian Work. 
Recipient of the 2018-19 Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Community Service Scholarship, at the University of Windsor, is Amber Kouvalis.
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 8:15 to 2:30
10:00 to 4:15
Thur. May 30 Filled Filled Filled Filled
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Saturday, July 13
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Wednesday, August 21 Filled Filled Filled         
Monday, September 16 Filled      

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 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

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