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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For Today's Event:

Registrar: Charlie Clark
Front Door Greeter: Jim Blue
Back Door Greeter: Tony Mancinone
Invocation: Nels Katzman
Four-Way Test: Sevda Barin

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Evening of Wednesday, April 17 - Joint Club Meeting: 5:30-8:30 at Caboto. Topic: Gordie Howe Bridge Authority. Note that this replaces the Monday April 15th meeting. Register Now Online or call the office at 519-253-6382. Note that payment is your reservation.
  • April 22 – Chris Pressey, President and Arthur Barbut, CEO of the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator
  • April 29 – Community Service Grants Presentation
  • May 6 – Belinda Leaman - Mental Health & Youth
  • May 13 – Volunteer Awards
  • May 20 – Victoria Day, no meeting

The Club celebrated with Walter, honouring his 85th birthday with cake, balloons and the usual “Happy Birthday” singing led by Bill Wilkinson! Marcela Diaz led us through the Invocation, Nick Bibic helped us recite the 4-Way Test, Cindy Duggal welcomed our guests and David Langford explained the environmental fact: Kopegaron Woods, located on Highway 3, between Leamington and Wheatley. 

Rakesh Naidu, President of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce began his presentation with his Rotary connections: He attributes much of his success to his Rotary experiences in both District 3060 (including UT Daman, Diu, part of the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in Western India) and District 1660, Paris (and Île-de-France West). He even sported the Rotary pin he got from Rotary Club of Jawaharnagap and showed the Club the banner he received from Rotary Club of Dourdan (France)! Mr. Naidu spoke about the importance of the Chamber in Windsor-Essex. He discussed the current Windsor-Essex business landscape, detailing the industry clusters of Automotive, Logistics, Automation, Agri-Food and Health Science. He touched on some of the challenges our region faces, including the elimination of the 3rd shift at FCA assembly plant, lack of industrial and commercial landing space and others, but also looked at the many opportunities we have, such as diversification in different sectors, transportation and logistics, construction, agri-business and more.

We also heard new member Mardrick Rogers speak as part of the “This is My Life” series. He was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa and migrated to Canada in 1975. He has been an active member of many organizations, including The African Community Organization of Windsor, Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council 4386 (South Windsor), Windsor West-Indian Association (where he won an award for his years of dedicated service and contribution) and was a founder of The Sierra Leone Association of Windsor Ontario.

Janet showed the award our Club received from the Essex Region Conservation Foundation for “Outstanding Corporate Contribution”, which she accepted on behalf of the Club at the Essex Region Conservation Foundation AGM held on March 27th.

Click here for more pictures from this meeting (courtesy of Gordon Drake).

Upcoming Events

An Evening for Education
Hosted by Event Planning Students of St. Clair College.
Cost: $35 
April 7th, 2019
5:00pm, Ciociaro Club
3745 N Talbot Rd, Oldcastle, ON N0R 1L0
For tickets, contact Krista Lucier: 
Phone: 519-982-7038, Email:
Cost: $35
April 17th, 2019
5:30pm, Caboto
Topic: Gordie Howe Bridge Authority. Note that this replaces the Monday April 15th meeting.
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:
  • Michelle Morency
  • Murray Elder
  • Frank Bagatto
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week:
  • Carl Cohen (35 years)
  • Kay Douglas (10 years)
  • Joel Rocheleau (2 years)
There's a new Rotary Club in our District. We are pleased to welcome the Rotary Club of Kingsville Southshore. Their Charter Night is coming up on Thursday, April 25th starting at 5:00 p.m. and the Charter Ceremony will take place at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend the event at the Alto Lounge at 31 W. Main Street in Kingsville, Ontario. Tickets are $50 CDN and to purchase and reserve tickets email
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. 

Ms. Malmberg donated $40 from her winnings back to Rotary Club of Windsor Foundation Fund.
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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Upcoming Committee Meetings

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