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:

Youth Exchange Auction
Our Annual Youth Exchange Auction is a fun event where Rotarians will bring in items for Auction and then bid on these items.  All money raised is earmarked for a special account that the Youth Exchange Committee uses for our Exchange Students and Host Families. Some examples are Christmas gifts for the Host Families, welcome gifts for our students, student bus passes, events planned to bring Exchange students and potential host families together, etc. Our goal is to ensure the continuity of this very important Rotary initiative!
We ask all Rotarians to consider donating a gift, and absolutely bringing money to bid on a special gift for Valentine’s Day!

For Today's Meeting 

Reporter: TBD
Registrar: Clinton Beckford
Front Door Greeter: Chandra Kania
Back Door Greeter: Khassan Saka
Invocation: Bill Mcrae
Four-Way Test: Janet Kelly

Upcoming Meetings:

  • 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


February is Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month, and the evening of February 5th featured our first speaker from our Club’s Centennial Series. A profound thank you to Dr. Fred Pearson, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University and Past President of Rotary Club of Detroit, for the enlightening talk he gave about the current state of peace and conflict and the importance of positively managing and resolving conflict constructively. Thank you to all who came out, and be sure to add April 9th, 5:30-7:45 to your calendars and attend the Centennial Speaker Series #2 where Dr. Ron Denham, Founding Chair of the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Rotary Club of Toronto-Eglinton) will be speaking about water and sanitation.

To see photos of the event and to watch the videos that were shown (one about the 2017 Rotary World Peace Conference and the other featuring Rotary Past President Sakuji Tanaka’s discussions about peace), please visit our website at:

Upcoming Events

Centennial Speaker #2: Water & Sanitation

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April 9th, 2018
Registration: 5:30 - 6:00 
Buffet: 5:45 - 6:30
Program: 6:30 - 7:45
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
7:00 PM Dinner and Program
Caesars Augustus Ballroom
Members celebrating birthdays this next weeks:
  • Allison Prieur
  • Greg DeHetre
  • Julia Lee
  • Ron Arkell
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week. Thank you for your commitment:
  • Tom Goebel (7 years in our Club, for a total of 20 years in Rotary)
  • Tom Holmes (25 years)
  • Ryan Mancini (4 years)
  • Godfrey Bacheyie (27 years)
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

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

  • Adult Assistance Committee meeting on Monday, February 12th at 1:30pm @ Caboto
  • 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