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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Club Assembly: Thursday, March 7th - 5:30pm at the Safety Village. Note that this replaces the Monday March 4th meeting.

Please Note:

There is limited seating available for this meeting. If you are planning on attending, please call or email the Rotary office: 519-253-6382,

Upcoming Meetings:

  • March 11 – Michael Willms - Iron Man
  • March 18 – World Community Service annual presentation
  • March 25 – Miracle Field presentation
  • April 1 – Rakesh Naidu - WE Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • April 8 – Roman Maev & Enwin - ONTECH
  • Evening of Wednesday, April 17 - Joint Club Meeting: 5:30-8:30 at Caboto. Topic: Gordie Howe Bridge Authority. Note that this replaces the Monday April 15th meeting.
  • April 22 – Chris Pressey, President and Arthur Barbut, CEO of the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator

We were honoured to have as our key speaker Major Catherine Wollocombe, CD.  Major Wollocombe spoke about her six-month tour with the United Nations as a Senior Staff Officer and the Deputy and Acting Task Force Commander of Operation SOPRANO for more than two months in Juba, South Sudan.
The focus of her involvement was peacekeeping, and as peace and conflict resolution is one of Rotary's 6 area's of focus, her talk really resonated with our Club. She explained that "the world health organization has declared a famine of the worst kind. Capacity building is only a dream for now, as we are building from the bottom up. It will take a generation of sustained effort to gain any level of competence of a new country. . . Despite challenges, such as access to people in need, the humanitarian operation in South Sudan continues to reach millions with aid. More than 5 million people have been assisted with food, health, water and sanitation, education, livelihoods, nutrition as well as critical protection services". Our Club thanks Major Wollocombe for her address, and for her unwavering service in peacekeeping initiatives.

Upcoming Events

Cost: Free - $15 Advanced Tickets
March 24th, 2019
2:00pm Game
WFCU Centre
8787 McHugh St.
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 21-22, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Central Park Athletics
3400 Grand Marais Rd E, Windsor, ON N8W 1W7
Members celebrating their birthdays from February 18th until March 10th:
  • Julia Lee
  • Ron Arkell
  • Nick Bibic
  • Alioune Ngom
  • Dan Karon
  • Tony Mancinone
  • Paul Rideout
  • Don Snyder
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries from February 18th until March 10th:
  • Godfrey Bacheyie (28 years)
  • Peter Hrastovec (26 years)
  • Karen Mingay (25 years)
  • Ryan Mancini (5 years)
  • Paul Rideout (3 years)
The Salvation Army needs your help with their Soup Kitchen on Wednesday nights. For more information, please contact Susan Falodun at or call her at 226 347-1565. 

Mats for Hope event, put on by the Young Rotary Leaders, was really well-attended! Thanks to everyone who came out to learn how to make mats for those without access to shelter. As sleeping mats, they're more hygienic, water proof, easily transportable and provide protection from the cold concrete. A great way to re-use plastic bags.
Read the article about this event in the windsor star:
Watch the clip from that aired on CTV's 6:00 News on Sunday, February 24th. Scroll to 6 minutes and 11 seconds:
Check out the photos taken by Mike Kovaliv Photography at Snapd Windsor:
Click here to see more photos from this event:
This was the first stage - we'll keep you posted about this project in the near future - stay tuned!

Great evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising! For the first time, Windsor Rotary Clubs came together to help support the building of the Farrow Riverside Miracle Park. Slated to open this summer in Olde Riverside, this park - termed as "the largest accessible playground in Canada", is sure to be a destination for many. Planned structures include a Miracle Field ball diamond for children with special needs to play baseball, accessible washrooms, an accessible swimming pool (existing), accessible playground, a wellness exercise path with three exercise stations, a pavilion and a more prominent display of the park’s cenotaph.

Dr. Jim Weese - transformational leader, speaker and author of "The 5 C Leader", led an engaging talk, explaining the five qualities of a great leader: credibility, compelling vision, charismatic communication, contagious enthusiasm and culture building. Former Ontario cabinet minister Dave Cooke, a member of the Miracle Park team, gave an update on the status of the project. They are very close to reaching their fundraising goals, but more funds are needed. If you'd like to support this project, please visit and make a pledge today.

Romeo and Gerty - proud grandparents! Happy to welcome Mossimo Jacques Romeo Girardi, born on February 11th to parents Paul and Danielle. 
Danielle's father, Dan Hachey, is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club in Red Deer Alberta.  So, Mossimo's 2 grandfathers are both Rotarians! 
Congratulations to the whole family.
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.
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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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On-Line Make-Ups

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Record Your Make-Ups On-Line

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Upcoming Committee Meetings

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