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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Discussion about the direction our Club will take as we embark on our 2nd Century of Service Above Self.

For Today's Event: 

Registrar: Connie Martin
Front Door Greeter: Julia Lee
Back Door: Moe Pomerleau
Invocation: Sydney Thompson
Four-Way Test: Marcela Diaz

Upcoming Meetings:

  • February 11 – Youth Exchange Auction
  • February 18 – No Meeting, Family Day
  • February 25 – Major Catherine Wollocombe
  • March 4 – Garnet Fenn - Financial Literacy

Ron Arkell and Dr. Godfrey Bacheyie presented Robin and Lorne Isle with a Rotary International Service Award for their initiation and continued dedication to building a Mother's Hostel in Jirapa, Ghana. In 2016, our Club helped create a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital. Robin helped with that project, which has since aided in the survival of countless premature infants. However, she soon recognized that there was a problem: Since mothers needed to be on call to feed their babies every two hours, mothers (and often their other children), had to wait outside - no matter the weather - and be available, day and night. It became her mission to build a Mother's Hostel on hospital grounds near the NICU with beds, bathroom and shower facilities, and a comfortable area for the mothers to sleep, cook and wash their clothes. This hostel has since become a reality, and we're proud to recognize the Isles for their work on this project.

Welcome new member Bhav Dulay! Induction ceremony conducted with the help of Past DG Dr. Rick Caron and sponsor Michelle Morency.
Lorraine Goddard and Noah Tepperman spoke to the Club about the ProsperUs Program, "a collective of non-profit, government, health care, education, labour, business, and inspired residents with a shared vision of a prosperous Windsor-Essex County". The initiative focuses on what they term "Cradle to Career", which involves giving every child the opportunities they need to succeed. It's all about supporting children from before they are born through pre-natal health for mothers all the way through to landing their first job as a young adult. Why it's different: The program is about collective impact:  The whole community is coming together to create opportunities for kids that no single organization or sector can do on its own. 
Also - Happy 80th, Lex!

Click Here for more photos from this meeting (courtesy of Gordon Drake).

Upcoming Events

February 6, 2019
Spago, 3850 Dougall Ave, Windsor, ON N9G 1X2
February 9, 2019
Essex Golf and Country Club
7555  Matchette Rd.
Lasalle, ON N9J 2S4
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February 19, 2019
The Roth Centre for Performing Arts Inside SHO Studios
628 Monmouth Rd., Windsor, ON N8Y 3L1
February 24, 2019
1:00pm - 3:30pm
The Safety Village, 7911 Forest Glade, Windsor, ON, N8T 3R7
February 28, 2019
St. Clair College Centre for the Arts
201 Riverside Drive West • Windsor, ON N9A 5K4
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 14-15, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Central Park Athletics
3400 Grand Marais Rd E, Windsor, ON N8W 1W7
Members celebrating their birthdays this week:
  • Nurlan Turdaliev
  • Gary Wintermute
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week:
  • Bev Cyr (25 years)
  • Zora Savic (14 years+)
Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) has recently become a lifetime member of Rotary HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples). HIP is an initiative of Rotarians from several Rotary districts (6330, 7010, 7040, 7070 and 7080) that covers a large percentage of the province of Ontario. We wish to encourage Rotarians across Canada to work with each other and with indigenous people in order to empower indigenous people through education. We also wish to create awareness among Rotarians and others of the issues, culture and history of indigenous people in Canada. Further information about their goals, values, activities and resources are available on their website:
Know someone who'd like to learn more about Rotary?

NEW and POTENTIAL members learn about Rotary and engage in some group chats. Side it with some food and drinks to keep it social.

Register now to let us know you - and your friends! - are attending.

When: Wednesday, February 6th at 6 PM
Where: Spago South Windsor - 3850 Dougall Avenue at Cabana Rd., Windsor, Ontario N9G1X2


Save the date: The annual Youth Exchange Auction is coming up fast! Please bring in your gifts to be auctioned on the day of the Auction, Monday, February 11th. All proceeds raised goes towards Youth Exchange Committee programs and services.


Mats for Hope

  • Learn the three steps for the Mats for Hope project. Cut, Connect and Crochet. All are welcome. Please bring plastic bags you have collected. Handled bags are best (ex. Zehrs, Sobey, Home Hardware) Snacks and water will be provided for this afternoon of fellowship, learning and service!

    When: Sunday, February 24th from 1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Where: The Safety Village, 7911 Forest Glade, Windsor, ON, N8T 3R7

    Register Now

Foundation Fund: Donating Gifts of Stock
Did you know that gifts of appreciated securities may create significant tax advantages for you depending on your financial situation, while also benefitting your community? For more information on donating gifts of stock to the Foundation Fund, please contact Treasurer Emma Bufton (eebufton@collinsbarrow.comor Chair Don Marsh (
For anyone who does not have the Foundation Fund brochure, please contact the office and we'll mail you a copy.
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
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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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