Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) 7911 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8T 3R7
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Meeting Time: 12:00PM

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

For Today's Meeting 

Registrar: Gerry Pocock
Front Door Greeter:  Tony Mancinone
Back Door Greeter: Charlie Clark
Invocation: Yvonne Brown
Four-Way Test: Mark Campbell

Today's Program:

Club Updates

Upcoming Meetings:

Monday, September 25th: The Walter Hadden Literacy Awards

Monday, October 2nd: Walkerville BIA - Vision for a Vibrant District

Monday, October 9th: Thanksgiving (no meeting)

Monday, October 16th: Dr. Vincent Georgie, Director of the School of Creative Arts and Executive Director Windsor International Film Festival - The Arts as an Economic Driver

Joint Windsor/Essex County Rotary club met at the Ciociaro Club, where the Mega Hospital project was discussed. David Musyj, President & Chief Executive Officer of Windsor Regional Hospital, stated that “we have the 10th biggest acute care hospital in Ontario, we should have nothing less than what the other communities have”. He went on to explain that it’s a 5-stage process, and we’re between stages 1 and 2. He thanked the community, as having community support was instrumental in getting approval thus-far.
It’s now time for detailed planning. The team is looking at 3 other Ontario hospitals for inspiration, as well as DMC in Detroit. The goal is to get things right the first time, as this facility will be around for generations to come. Rooms will be mocked-up and the community will be invited for feedback. Parking will be better than what we currently have. The new facility is 1.6 million sq. ft, which is the equivalent of Met + Ouellete + 30%. Musyj stated how currently, 90% of patients go home directly from the emergency department because they were not in “critical condition”. The patients who come in via EMS and who are critical get helped first while the 90% wait. The question was posed: “How can we take care of that 90% in a more efficient, effective manner?” The plan answers this question. David ended by asking us, the community, to continue to advocate and to push this project forward. “They need to know that we want it, that we need it for us and for generations to come.”
The talk ended with Mr. Musyj paying homage to our own Dr. Bacheiye. “Thousands of people are alive because of him. Thank you.”

Upcoming Events

Athena Scholarship Luncheon
Nov 03, 2017 
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Foundation and Membership Dinner
Caboto Club
Nov 09, 2017 
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Schoolcraft Community College - VisTaTech Center
Nov 16, 2017 5:00 PM – 
Nov 18, 2017 4:00 PM
Centennial - Kick-Off Luncheon
Caboto Club
Jan 08, 2018 11:45 AM
District Conference 2018
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI , USA
May 03, 2018 – May 06, 2018
Members with birthdays this week:
  • Cristina Melnik
  • Ed Zusko
  • Emma Bufton
  • David Boyd
Thank you for your commitment:
  • Mohamed Moussa (11 years)
  • Gary Katz (15 Years)
  • Matt Lahoud (1 years)
Our 2nd major fundraiser! Volunteers are needed for daytime Bingos. 

Please contact: Walter Willms: 519-966-7150 or


Date 8:15-4:15 8:15-2:30 9:00-2:30 11:30-4:15
Wednesday, Oct 4 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Wednesday, Nov 22 Filled Filled Filled Filled
The schedule for 2018 will soon be available.
Many thanks to Bill Howitt, Theresa Schuurman, Randy Winters and Michael and Walter Willms for volunteering for the Bingo on September 13th. 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 last week's pictures (and all pictures for 2016 and 2017) is:

On-Line Make-Ups

To do an on-line make-up, go to:

Upcoming Committee Meetings

  • Foundation Fund Board of Directors, Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 4:00PM at Farrow Offices.

  • Adult Assistance Committee meeting on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1:30pm @ Caboto 
Russell Hampton