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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Meeting Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00

Place: Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Ave. Windsor, ON N8X 4K2

Today's Program:

Rotary Reflections by Past President Lex McCrindle on Past President’s Day

For Today's Meeting 

Reporter: TBD
Registrar: TBD
Front Door Greeter: TBD
Back Door Greeter: TBD
Invocation: Ron Arkell
Four-Way Test: Jim Blue

Upcoming Meetings:

  • February 5: Centennial Speaker #1: Peace and Conflict Resolution with guest speaker Frederick S. Pearson. Note that this meeting replaces the lunch meeting that day. Registration: 5:30 pm, Dinner: 6:00 pm, Program from 6:30 - 7:30, Caboto Club. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Click here to Register Now or call the office at 519-253-6382.
  • February 12 – Youth Exchange Auction
  • February 19 – No meeting (family day)
  • February 26 – Dr. Norman King, Professor Emeritus, Principal Iona College, Coordinator of the Interfaith Coalition
  • March 5 – World Service Committee Report
  • March 12 – Dr. Joseph Myers,  UHS Doctor of Optometry and co-founder of the Eye Health Institute, University of Michigan
  • March 19 – TBD
  • March 26 – Douglas George, Consulate General of Canada, Detroit Michigan

Kevin Smith, CEO of Goodwill Industries‎ Essex/Kent/Lambton, spoke about the history of Goodwill in our area, as well as the organization's mission: You Donate. Someone Works. By supporting Goodwill Industries, you're supporting our community and employment programs. Goodwill is committed to making a real difference in people's lives, and their employment programs and services help people with employment barriers gain confidence, skills and independence.

Rotarian Romeo Girardi, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Resources at Farrow Ltd., presented an incredibly generous cheque on the company's behalf. Funds are to support the Club's Centennial.

Upcoming Events

Centennial Speaker #1: Peace & Conflict Resolution

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February 5th, 2018
Registration: 5:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Program from 6:30 – 7:30 
Caboto Club

Centennial Speaker #2: Water & Sanitation

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April 9th, 2018
Registration: 5:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Program from 6:30 – 7:30 
Caboto Club

District Conference 2018

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May 03, 2018 – May 06, 2018
Grand Hotel
286 Grand Ave
Mackinac Island, MI  49757
United States

Centennial - Gala

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May 12th, 2018
6:00 PM Reception
7:15 PM Dinner and Program
Caesars Augustus Ballroom
Members celebrating birthdays this week:
  • Edward Viselli
  • Lex McCrindle
  • Nurlan Turdaliev
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week. Thank you for your commitment:
  • Jennifer Charron (1 year)

Rotary Clubs of Essex County Blood Drive Challenge starts in February, and February 10th is Rotary Day. Contact Dennis Segatto for details.




Congratulations Ron Arkell, recipient of the Rajir (Roger) Mann International Service Award (2018)

Rotarians - support BANA, our community partner, by attending their Speakeasy Gala event:
In honour of our 35th Anniversary the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) is having a celebration and you’re invited!

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, you get to walk into ours.”

Journey with BANA as we send you back in time to the days of prohibition with their “Roaring 1920’s Speakeasy” themed gala on Saturday, February 17th at Caesar’s Windsor
Be part of the festivities as we acknowledge three and a half decades of service provision to Windsor and Essex County and help us launch the future of treatment and education in our community.

Not your average fundraiser; we`re “Putting on the Ritz” for this elegant affair. Whether you’re in vintage apparel or modern formal dress you’ll be transported back in time as the sounds of 
smooth jazz fill the air, zoot suits and flapper dresses are all the rage, and good times are had by all.
Don’t miss musical performances from the Windsor’s Favourite Jazz Group – “the Brian Burke Quartet” and “Some Guys who like to Sing” along with a special appearance by “the Windsor Circus School,”
unique photo opportunities and over $10,000 in raffle prizes including:
  • 2 round-trip tickets to any regular WestJet Destination
  • Vacation destination packages
  • A Spitfires Suite package
  • Original art and Home Décor pieces
  • Photography sessions
  • Auto detailing
  • Dental and Vision packages
  • …and much, much more!
A fun-filled evening of surprizes, entertainment and excellent food is on order for this swanky affair so join us for Valentine’s Day because this is the event for you.

So get on your “glad rags” and come along with us for a night to remember.
Tickets are available online at 
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.
2018 8:15 to 2:30
10:00 to 4:15
(Payout Duties)
11:30 to 4:15
Wed. Feb 21 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Sun. Mar 25 Filled   Filled Filled
Thurs. April 12 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Sat. May 26       Filled
Many thanks to Gord Faas, Connie Martin, Michael and Walter Willms and Randy Winters for working the Bingo on January 19th. They will have raised $1000 to 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.

The link for to see Club pictures for 2016 and 2017 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

The next Foundation Fund Board meeting is scheduled for Feb.21 at 4 p.m , Farrow Board room.
To have your meeting posted, contact the Rotary Office at 519-253-6382 or