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:

Kevin Smith, CEO, Goodwill Industries‎ Essex/Kent/Lambton

For Today's Meeting 

Reporter: TBD
Registrar: TBD
Front Door Greeter: Moe Pomerleau
Back Door Greeter: TBD
Invocation: Clinton Beckford
Four-Way Test: David Sundin

Upcoming Meetings:

  • January 29: Rotary Reflections by Past President Lex McCrindle on Past President’s Day
  • February 5: Centennial Speaker #1: Peace and Conflict Resolution with guest speaker Frederick S. Pearson. Note that this meeting replaces the lunch meeting that day. Registration: 5:30 pm, Dinner: 6:00 pm, Program from 6:30 - 7:30, Caboto Club. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Click here to Register Now or call the office at 519-253-6382.

Janet Kelly and Pat Kelly gave an insightful recap about this year's Children's Fest. Both attendance and revenue grew from last year. It was an incredible accomplishment, and thanks were offered to both committee members and volunteers. Luciana Rosu-Sieza, Executive Director at BANA, also spoke about some of the amazing initiatives and services BANA offers. BANA and our club celebrate four successful years of partnership on the annual festival. 

Peter Hrastovic got into character as he and Pat promoted BANA's Speakeasy event. The organization will be celebrating 35 years of service to Windsor and Essex County on Saturday, February 17th at Caesars Windsor.

Also, an announcement was made that fellow Club member Chandra Kania, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, will be the recipient of the John Ross Matheson Award for 2017, which, according to the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada, is "the most prestigious award [the] Supreme Council can bestow on a brother to honour merit and ability, community spirit and a continued commitment to distinguished service to our community, country and mankind". A maximum of two awards can be given in Canada each year. The Award Ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 in the Banquet Hall of the Masonic Temple located at 986 Ouellette Avenue. Congratulations, Chandra!

Upcoming Events

Centennial Speaker #1: Peace & Conflict Resolution

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February 5th, 2018
Registration: 5:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Program from 6:30 – 7:30 
Caboto Club

Centennial Speaker #2: Water & Sanitation

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April 9th, 2018
Registration: 5:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Program from 6:30 – 7:30 
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
7:15 PM Dinner and Program
Caesars Augustus Ballroom
Members celebrating birthdays this week:
  • Godfrey Bacheyie
  • Allan Kidd Jr.
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week. Thank you for your commitment:
  • Don Marsh (22 years)
  • Anil Chitte (39 years)
Please note: Tax receipts for 2017 will be available for pick up on Monday at Caboto.
The Foundation Board which met on January 17, is pleased to announce the unanimous appointment of Janice Forsythe to the position of Vice Chair effective January 2018, with a term until June 30 2019. We thank Janice for her ongoing dedication as a Board member, and wish her continued success. Don Marsh, Chair Foundation
On the evening of January 18th, our Club received the Volunteer Organization Award at the Annual General Meeting of Essex Region Conservation. Discussed were some of our many initiatives that help our world, including our recycling program, Earth Day Cleanups, tree planting, global clean water and sanitation projects, aiding in the restoration of Willistead Manor, funding for a new Community Outreach Trailer and contribution for the creation of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Hub.
Congratulations to fellow member Allison Prieur and her husband Jeff Hengstebeck on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Vivienne Dorothy Hengstebeck. Wishing you continued happiness, always.
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
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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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