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: 5:30 PM - 7:45

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

Today's Program:

Centennial Speaker #2: Water and Sanitation with guest speaker Dr. Ron Denham. Note that this meeting replaces the lunch meeting that day. Registration: 5:30pm, Buffet: 5:45 - 6:30, Program from 6:30 - 7:45, Caboto Club. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Click here to Register Now or call the office at 519-253-6382.

For Today's Meeting 

Reporter: TBD
Registrar: TBD
Front Door Greeter: TBD
Back Door Greeter: Gord Faas
Invocation: Richard Wyma
Four-Way Test: Nick Bibic

Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 16 – Dr. Mary Louise Drake, Building Blocks for Better Babies
    April 23 – Dr. Clara Howitt, A Bridge Between Western and Eastern Worlds: Reciprocal Learning Between GECDSB and Southwest University Chongqing China
    April 30 – Dr. Om Chandna, The Work of the Canadian World Education Foundation
    May 7 – The Dr. Clare McLeod Volunteer Awards
    May 14 – No meeting - meeting moved to the Centennial Gala, May 12
    May 21 – No Meeting, Victoria Day

Last Monday was a special Rotary meeting, as we celebrated the induction of 5 new members to our Club! We’re proud to introduce: Mike Alexander, Melissa Lauzon, Colin McKillop, Sydney Thompson and Michael Wills. Welcome to Rotary Club of Windsor (1918).

Rotary International says it best: You make Rotary stronger. By adding your skills, experience, and enthusiasm to your club, you can advance communities at home and on a global scale.

Together, we can eradicate polio, train more skilled peacemakers, and provide lasting solutions for communities fighting disease, hunger, illiteracy, and poverty.

Through the Rotary community, you can exchange ideas and build lifelong friendships with people who share your passion for service.


Upcoming Events

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
April 9th, 2018
Registration: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Buffet: 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Caboto Club
May 03, 2018 – May 06, 2018
Grand Hotel
286 Grand Ave
Mackinac Island, MI  49757
United States
Cost: $100
May 12th, 2018
5:30 pm Reception
6:30 pm Dinner and Program
Caesars Augustus Ballroom
Art in the Park
June 2 and 3, 2018
Willistead Park
1899 Niagara St, Windsor, ON N8Y 1K3
Members celebrating birthdays this week:
  • Murray Elder
  • Frank Bagatto
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week. Thank you for your commitment:
  • Carl Cohen (34 years)
  • Kay Douglas (9 years)
  • Kevin Larkin (5 years)
  • Joel Rocheleau (1 year)
Notes from President Colleen:
  • Our Club is supporting the Community Meal program of the Salvation Army on Wednesday every week. If you are able to help serve the meal please contact Sue Byron or Sevda Barin. Your support of this initiative is appreciated. 
  • On April 18 members are invited to attend the meeting of the Walkerville Rotary Club to hear a very interesting speaker, John Currie, who is with the group Honouring Indigenous People. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm and is located at the Walter D Kelly Life Celebration Centre, 1969 Wyandotte Street East. If we have 4 members in attendance we will qualify for our Passport to Service award. Please let me know if you plan to attend. I will not be able to attend as I am serving the Community Meal on that date. 
  • For the District conference Rotarians are asked to submit pictures of any babies born to Club Rotarians (we have a couple this year for sure!), grand babies or great grand babies - born between July 1, 2017 and end of April. If you are interested in submitting please forward pictures to Paul Charbonneau (Rotary St. Clair) at
As the culmination of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial, a fun-filled and extravagant evening is planned in the elegant Augustus Ballroom of Caesars Windsor. With Past Rotary International Vice President Jennifer Jones emceeing the event and Rotary International President Ian Riseley and his wife Past District Governor Juliet as guests of honour, the gala is sure to impress.
Come experience amazing food, beautiful views and true Rotarian fellowship as we celebrate 100 years of Service Above Self.
If you haven't already done so, please Register Now:, call the office at 519-253-6382 or email to reserve your spot.
Need a hotel? Note that time is running out to take advantage of our preferred room rate at Caesars. Deadline is April 12th. Reserve now by clicking on this link: 
Come experience amazing food, true elegance and Rotarian fellowship as we celebrate 100 years of Service Above Self.

District Tree Planting and Dedication of the Windsor (1918) Centennial Hub

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Join District 6400 and help plant the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Hub on April 28th. Our district is helping to ensure Rotary International President Ian Riseley's tree-planting challenge is met. The Hub features a 3-kilometre trail that connects the ERCA Place for Life Chrysler Canada Greenway, Herb Gray Parkway Trails and Town of Lasalle Trails.

Click here to donate a tree for $50

Or call 519-253-6382
10:00am – 12 noon:  District Tree Planting
12 noon  – 12:15pm:  Hub dedication and unveiling of ceremonial plaques 
12:15pm – 1:00pm:  Lunch & refreshments

This is a free event. Bring your bikes to try out the trail after the event!
Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland:
St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Dr. W.,
Windsor, ON N9A 5K4
Kick off your summer season with Windsor's favourite Maritime Party.
Enjoy East Coast tunes from Mark Crampsie and Cam Rankin along with
fresh succulent Atlantic lobster.
Then party on to the sounds of Bigg Wiggle!
Tickets are $95 per ticket, HST included, (Tables of ten)
Purchase your table of ten, before April 30th, for $900. 
Call the Rotary hotline now at: 519-981-1713
or purchase your tickets through snapd:
"Innovation is Key"
Featuring Keynote Speaker Erin Bury
John D. Bradley Centre
6:00 - 9:30 PM
Contact Walter Willms for tickets:
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
Thurs. April 12 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Sat. May 26       Filled
Thurs. July 26 Filled   Filled  
Sun. August 12     Filled  
Sun. August 19     Filled Filled
Many thanks to Dream Team members Anil Chitte, Mark Donlon, Gord Faas and Michael & Walter Willms for working the Bingo on Sunday, March 25th. They will have raised $1,000 to support the Adult Assistance Committee.
February was a Bingo Bonanza! Club Net revenue was in excess of $2,200; double the usual amount! Check the schedule to be part of this regular fundraiser.

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

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