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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Weekly Meetings

Select meetings are now hybrid. Please check below or on the website to see where your meeting will be held and access your Zoom link (if available).

If your meeting is being held on Zoom: Please download the Zoom app onto the device you will use for the meeting (desktop computer, laptop, tablet, mobile). It's also a good idea to test your video and audio settings before the meeting. Zoom can be downloaded from or from your mobile app store.

Upcoming Meetings:

Mar 25, 2024 12:00 PM
New Windsor/Essex Acute Care Hospital
Caboto Club: 2175 Parent Ave, Windsor
Zoom: Please use the zoom link below to join our hybrid Monday meetings.  Visit the website home page for meeting times.
Apr 01, 2024
May 20, 2024
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Happy birthday to those celebrating this March (Find the dates on the Rotary homepage here)
  • Tony Mancinone
  • Don Snyder
  • Janice Bellemore
  • Cindy Duggal
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this March:
  • Peter Hrastovec (31 years)
  • Sandra Pupatello (31 years)
  • Mike Drake (23 years)
  • Moe Pomerleau (12 years)
  • Radhi Mohammed (7 years)
  • Robert Gordon (3 years)
  • Michelle White (1 year)

& Please Bring A Friend!

Please RSVP to the Rotary if you will be attending the meeting featuring David Musyj speaking on the new Acute Care Hospital.
Our members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend.

We need Gleaner Volunteers!

Saturday, April 13th from 8 - 10 AM

Gleaners SWO is located at 40 Industrial Road in Leamington       
Gleaners will provide gloves, hair and or beard nets, aprons and lots of fun.

Tribute to honour the memory of Ian Henderson

Monday, March 18th the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) and Maryvale came together to honour the late Ian Henderson.
Allan Kidd, President of Rotary 1918 Club, Gerry Pocock, Past President of 1918 and a close personal friend of Ian’s, and Denise Hrastovec, Past President of the Maryvale Board of Directors and a current member of Rotary (1918) placed a plaque, complete with Ian’s picture, at the entrance to Maryvale’s Rotary Home for Children and Youth.
Rotary (1918) was the driving force which brought about the establishment of this facility at Maryvale for local youth facing significant mental health issues.
It provides a range of services including Windsor Regional Hospital acute care beds, child psychiatrists and counselling. Although Ian, a gemmologist, was known to many local residents for his expertise and passion behind the Gold Shop, earning the reputation as the place for exquisite jewellery, he was equally well known for his strong belief in supporting his community. He had many interests with two of his loves being Rotary and Maryvale. He was a wonderful humble man, good- humoured, generous of spirit and a deeply loyal friend.
He is missed.

We Need Easter Baskets!
Donate by Monday, March 25th

It's time to rally together for some fun and meaningful action!
This time, our mission is to make Easter extra special for little ones in our community! 🐰🌟 We're looking for Easter Basket donations tailored for toddlers and preschoolers, packed with all the goodies that make their eyes light up – think bubbles, stickers, art supplies, outdoor activities, fidget toys, cuddly teddy bears, books, games, and more! OR we are also accepting cash donations!
Can we count on your support to help us reach our goal of 40 Easter baskets? Every contribution, big or small, makes a world of difference!
You can grab a basket at the Rotary Office or customize your own. Remember, all donated baskets should be wrapped in plastic wrap for that extra surprise factor!
Let's spread some Easter cheer and make memories that'll last a lifetime! 🐣✨

You're Invited to Celebrate
Walter Willms 90th Birthday!

Walter Wilms turns 90 on April 2nd and on Sunday, the 7th of April, his wife Jean, along with his children are hosting an Open House to celebrate his birthday.

Details can be found below.

Rotary (1918) FOOD DRIVE

The Rotary Club has partnered with The Windsor Essex Food Bank Association (WEFBA) to organize a concurrent food drive. This initiative aims to address specific shortages in local food banks, targeting four essential items:
  • Dry Pasta (300 to 700 grams in a box or bag)
  • Pasta Sauce (680 to 737 grams in a jar or can)
  • Rice (1 to 2 kilograms in a bag)
  • Children's Snacks (including goldfish, fruit cups, granola bars, peanut butter and crackers, cheese and crackers)
All food donations will support The Windsor Essex Food Bank Association, which represents 15 food banks across Windsor-Essex County.

Donations will be accepted
at the Rotary office during business hours.

Kindly forward this information to your contacts and help us spread the word!

Wine Social at Muscedere

May 23rd will be the second annual wine social at Muscedere Winery!

You must RSVP by May 10th.


Community Service Grants Program

IS LIVE & Accpeting Applications!
Registered Charitable Organizations are eligible to receive a grant valued from $500 to $5,000 to help them complete a project that addresses Food Security.

Syrian Night

Get ready to have a blast while supporting Syrian Refugees at the lively Syrian Night hosted by the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) and Windsor-Essex Welcomes Refugees on April 17th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm!
Tickets are only $30 and can be purchased via e-transfer. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to make a difference while having a fantastic time!
Please send your e-transfer to
Please use password: Rotary
Please include in the memo: Syrian Night

Help Recruit Peace &
Development Leaders

You can help promote peace in the world by encouraging peace and development leaders in your community to apply for the Rotary Peace Fellowship. Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for peacebuilders from diverse backgrounds to study at one of our peace centers located at leading universities around the world.
This year, we’ll select 50 peace fellows to study in our master’s degree programs at six partner universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States and 80 fellows to earn postgraduate diplomas through our professional development certificate programs at Makerere University in Uganda and Bahçeşehir University in Turkey.
Rotary Peace Fellows use their training to amplify their work at the local, regional, or global level. Together, we can advance peace by encouraging our local peacebuilders to learn about Rotary and apply for this unique fellowship. But we need your help finding candidates.
Rotary and Rotaract members can get involved by:
Visiting the Rotary Peace Centers Facebook page for application graphics and posts to share
Forwarding the fellowship announcement to your contacts and including it in club and district communications Using our referral form so potential candidates can receive more information and apply
Candidates have until 15 May to submit applications to The Rotary Foundation.
Thanks to generous support from donors and the dedicated participation of Rotary members, the peace fellowship program has more than 1,700 alumni working to make positive change in more than 140 countries.
Many program alumni have founded their own organizations to address critical issues or serve as leaders in governments, nongovernmental organizations, educational and research institutions, media and the arts, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank. To learn more about how you can recruit the next generation of peace fellows, contact your district Rotary Peace Fellowship subcommittee chair or write to

Encourage Candidates to Apply

You must register in advance using DACdb
but payment will be processed at the door by cash or cheque

Cost: $25 per person (CAD or USD)

Click here to view the downloadable schedule


Dear Rotarians,

ShelterBox is responding in Gaza, providing emergency shelter and other essential items to people left with nowhere to live. As a humanitarian organization, ShelterBox must remain neutral and apolitical. We go wherever the humanitarian need of civilians is the highest, and right now that is in Gaza.

Currently, 1.4 million people are sheltering in collective centers and on the street, increasing their risk of disease, hunger and cold. We will be providing shelter, blankets, mattresses, kitchen sets, hygiene kits and more for people who have no belongings and are unable to return home, and those whose homes have been damaged. We need your support today to help provide shelter to those who have been affected by this conflict and other disasters around the world.

Responding in Gaza is very challenging, however ShelterBox has significant experience responding in complex crises and our aid is on route to the hardest hit areas now.

We are also liaising with Rotary leadership of District 2452 and Rotary connections in Egypt - many of whom have supported ShelterBox responses around the world in the past.

Your support makes a difference.

In addition to working to get vital aid into Gaza, we are also working in 11 other countries. Your club's donation ensures we can respond whenever disaster strikes.

As official Project Partners, Rotary and ShelterBox work together to ensure no family is left without shelter after disasters. Donating to ShelterBox allows Rotarians to take immediate action to help families affected by disasters around the world. 

Please, donate now.

Donations can be made online though the button below, by sending an e-transfer to or by mailing a cheque to ShelterBox Canada - 200 - 2010 Winston Park Drive, Oakville ON, L6H 5R7. If you are sending a cheque in the mail, we recommend notifying us at so we can ensure it is received.



DisCon is getting closer!
Now is the time to register for this exciting and inspirational weekend.  




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