Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) 7911 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8T 3R7
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Program for Monday, July 29th, 2019

Speaker: Anna Jurak, Executive Director - Windsor Brain Injury Association.
Topic: Brain Injuries and Injury Prevention

For Today's Event:

Registrar: Shawn Douglas
Front Door Greeter: Leona MacIntyre
Back Door Greeter: Nurlan Turdaliev
Invocation: Jeewen Gill
Four-Way Test: Greg DeHetre

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Monday, August 5 – Civic Holiday, no meeting
  • Monday, August 12 – Speaker: Brian Yeoman, Chair DBIA  - Downtown Business Improvement Association. Topic: Development and Progress in the Downtown Core
  • Monday, August 19 – Speaker: Claire Sanders, Climate Change Specialist, ERCA. Topic: Climate Change
  • Monday, August 26 – Official Visit of District Governor John Chambers

Program from Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Outbounder Aaron Triguero gave an engaging presentation on his experiences at the Adventures in Citizenship conference held in Ottawa this past April. He spoke about how he quickly made friends with other young Canadians who had all come together to gain a better understanding of our country. His videos depicting his time there were fun, and gave the audience a real feel of what the program was like - including tours of Parliament, museums, the University of Ottawa, dances and even a bit of a talent show performance! He's looking forward to his upcoming youth exchange trip to Japan.
It was great to hear new member Rebecca Rivard as she spoke about all that she's accomplished, as part of the "This is My Life" series. She's had some amazing experiences - things like learning to fly a plane when she was 15, becoming a broadcaster and working in the field in Alberta, B.C and Ontario. She decided to shift her focus to learn web design and marketing, and is presently a fundraising specialist at Easter Seals.
Elder Theresa Sims began with an opening ceremony to thank creation, singing and playing the traditional drum. The drum is used to represent the heartbeat of mother earth. She then went through "21 things that you may not know about the Indian Act", which included "denied women status", "could not practice traditional religion", "could not use native language" among others (click for details). She then delved into our First Nation's history, exploring topics such as ethno stress, the negative spiral of anger, fear, hopelessness and helplessness and how oftentimes not even the first level, physiological needs (food, water, warmth) of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid are being met. She also touched on the subjects of "Hostage Syndrome", "Tribal Isolation" and "A Culture Under Glass". 

Click here to see pictures from this meeting (courtesy of Sevda Barin)


Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 3 (Youth)
Saturday, August 24 (Youth)
Sunday, August 25 (Adults)
Saturday, September 14th (Family)
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Urban Surf Co.
55 E Pike Creek Rd, Windsor, ON N8N 3S1
Cost: $20
Saturday, August 17, 2019
12:00 - 2:00pm
Southwestern Ontario Gleaners
40 Industrial Rd, Leamington, ON N8H 4W4
Fish Fry 2019
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
September 21-22, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Central Park Athletics
3400 Grand Marais Rd E, Windsor, ON N8W 1W7
Members celebrating their birthdays for the next 2 weeks:
  • Cindy Wickens
  • Milt Grant
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries for the next 2 weeks:
  • Khassan Saka (4 years)
Fun times at President's Night 2019! Held at the beautiful Windsor Club on the riverside and MC'd by Romeo Girardi, over 60 guests attended this year's event, honouring Past President Jules Hawkins. The play, entitled "Rexit: A Fond Farewell to the "Crown Jules" of Windsor (1918)" was a smashing hit. Depicting everything British, in the end PP Jules was knighted by the Queen of England! Great food, fun and fellowship, a truly memorable night was had by all in attendance. 

Click here for more pictures of President's Night 2019 

Farewell Takako! It was such a pleasure to get to know our youth exchange student from Japan. Our Club loved hearing about all of her fun experiences this year - she'll certainly be missed by all!
Baby announcement: Congratulations to Ashok and Vyjayanthimala on the birth of their 4th grandchild, Ayla!

The annual RBC EPIC Founders program helps first-time entrepreneurs build their business from the ground up in a 12-week program.

One of their entrepreneurs is Jesse Thompson, the founder of HaggleFree. Thompson’s first software product will be showcased Aug. 1 alongside the other eight entrepreneurial ventures.

“I first heard about the RBC EPIC Founders Program from the Small Business Centre across the street,” says Thomson. “I was at a workshop there and they mentioned that there were some mentorship opportunities and a bit of funding available for people like me who are just starting new companies.”

Thompson hopes the program will help build his business and provide validation for what he is working on.

“By the end of the program, I hope to really have some expertise in idea validation and being able to validate the business model and being able to pivot or justify moving forward with certain business models.” Thompson says.

This is the sixth in a series of articles introducing this summer’s participants leading up to a showcase of their prototypes Aug. 1 at the EPICentre. Learn more on the centre’s website.

—Dana Roe

Helping fellow Tanzanian youth is a priority for Lecton Moris, a medical student supported by our Tanzania Initiative sponsorship program. Lecton has been paying it forward: He established his own NGO to provide medical assessments and education to disadvantaged, rural areas and even headed a project to raise funds to buy desks for children who had previously been learning in classrooms while sitting on the floor ( On July 19th, he wrote that he "represented the youth assembly at the meeting of the National Assembly (Ushiriki Coalition) under the National Democratic Institute held at the Four Points Hall by Sheraton Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The Youth Assembly is preparing for another meeting next week in Dodoma with youth stakeholders and the government through the ministry of trust (youth) with the aim of giving over 1200 youth care from Tanzania to the building of the National Youth Council of Tanzania". We're incredibly proud of Lecton, who has been giving back to his community in so many ways. For more information about our education sponsorship program in Tanzania, please visit


(Windsor, ON July 25th, 2019) – Douglas Marketing Group is once again a recipient of multiple international advertising awards. Taking home five different awards, this is a great example of local talent being recognized, both nationally and internationally, for exceptional work. The creative was awarded in the categories of healthcare marketing and packaging.

“It is always a proud moment to have our work recognized and to showcase our region as a place that develops award winning creative. Windsor-Detroit’s “International Region” can take its place with the best in producing exceptional agency work”, says President Kay Douglas.

DMG’s VP and Creative Director, Liz Farano, added “DMG’s creative department works closely with our clients to understand their audiences and their brand goals and objectives. Our campaigns and designs are developed with the end game in mind, and a keen focus on producing a brand story that speaks to the intended audiences. We are passionate about the work we do and our commitment to our clients”.

The Aster Awards, a national competition awarding healthcare professionals for excellence in advertising/marketing, has titled DMG as a winner of the 2019 Gold Patient Education Award for their work with Urban Recovery on their Folder and Inserts as well as a 2019 Bronze Award for their work with Clear Medical Imaging on their Logo Design and Letterhead.

“The quality and creativity of the entries submitted seems to increase each year. The 2019 Aster Awards program brought together some of the best and most creative advertising in the world,” said Melinda Lucas, Aster Awards Program Coordinator.

Denise Bertin-Epp, CEO of Urban Recovery, added “We are honoured to be included with such an impressive group. The work we do with our clients each and every day wouldn’t be possible without awareness. We want to thank the Aster Awards, and especially Douglas Marketing Group, whose creative has driven our brand forward.”

The Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition for creative professionals, has granted DMG the 2019 Platinum award status in the category of Print Media and Design for Packaging for their work on Wolfhead’s Original, Banana Caramel and Grapefruit Vodka labels.

“We are very pleased with the results,” said Tom Manherz, Wolfhead Distillery’s owner. “The Hermes Creative Awards are internationally recognized, and we are honoured to receive such prestigious awards.”

View All Award-Winning Creative Here:

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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. 

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.
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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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