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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Program for Monday, August 26th, 2019

Official Visit of District Governor John Chambers

For Today's Event:

Registrar: Joel Rocheleau 
Front Door Greeter: Bhav Dulay
Back Door Greeter: Mardrick Rogers
Invocation: Jesse Thompson
Four-Way Test: Renne Pare

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Monday, September 2 – Labour Day, No Meeting
  • Monday, September 9 – Speaker: Steve Colombo, Author and Research Scientist. Topic: A Letter from Frank - A Surprising WWII Friendship
  • Monday, September 16 – Welcome our new Exchange Students!
  • Monday, September 23 – Speaker: Kitty Pope, CEO - Windsor Public Library. Topic: Windsor Public Library is Moving!
  • Monday, September 30 – Speaker: Mary Ann Mulhern, Poet Laureate. Topic: A Poet Speaks, A Heart Sings.

Program from Monday, August 19th, 2019

Walter Willms presented Ian Henderson with his 35-year pin, signifying his years as an integral member of our Club. Ian - thank you for your continued commitment to Service Above Self. 
Our newest youth exchange inbounder Sara Alves introduced herself to the Club. She's from Sete Lagoas, Brazil and was sponsored by Rotary Club of Sete Lagoas Serra (District 4521). She's looking forward to getting to know everyone!
Claire Sanders, climate change specialist at ERCA, explained how our climate has been changing, the effects of this change and what we can do to help either mitigate or adapt.  She began by showing a clip from a newspaper dated August 14th, 1912, illustrating that even back then, people were aware that "coal consumption [affects the] climate". The article did underestimate the timing - it said the effects "may be considerable in a few centuries" when in actuality, we're seeing drastic climate repercussions less than one century out. In our area, we're experiencing wetter and wilder weather which is impacting human health, nature and ecosystems and agriculture. For us, this could mean no more outdoor ice rinks and have impacts on bird watching, water sports, local wine, the disappearance or shifting of family farms and more.  Sanders ended by showing the following list of ways we can all help our climate:  
-  Consume and use less… everything! (energy, plastic, water)
- Drive/fly less, change your thermostat (↑ summer, ↓ winter), use those energy rebate coupons…
- Use renewable energy and invest in it.
- Plant more trees!
- Eat for a climate-stable planet (less meat, eat local, reduce food waste, compost.)
- Tell your story. Listen to others.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
1:59 - 2:57pm
Ambassador Golf Club
1025 Sprucewood Ave, Windsor, ON N9J 3Z1
Saturday, August 24 (Youth Doubles)
Saturday, September 14th (Family Doubles)
* New Date: Sunday, September 15th (Adult Doubles and Mixed 4's)
Friday, September 6, 2019
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Park
13451 Riverside Dr E., Windsor, ON N8N 2M8
For tickets please contact Karen Howard at 519-817-6363 or Ron Arkell at 519-973-4052 - or on-line:
September 21-22, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Central Park Athletics
3400 Grand Marais Rd E, Windsor, ON N8W 1W7
Sunday, September 29th
Sprucewood Winery
7258 County Road 50, RR #5, Amherstburg, ON N0R 1G0
38th Annual District Governor’s Golf Outing
Monday, September 30th
Fox Hills Golf Club
8768 N Territorial Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170, USA
For more information, click here:
Every Wednesday
5:15 - 6:45 pm
The Salvation Army
355 Church St, Windsor, ON N9A 7G9
Members celebrating their birthdays for the next 2 weeks:
  • Karen Mingay
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries for the next 2 weeks:
  • Tony Mancinone (33 years)
  • Elaine Whitmore (16 years)
Rotary Clubs throughout District 6400 - areas 9 & 10 - joined together in a 24-hour ”Gleanathon” at Southwestern Ontario Gleaners this past weekend to help chop up vegetables to be dried, packaged and distributed to those in need, both internationally and right here in Windsor/Essex. Amazing display of Service Above Self - Rotarians really know how to get the job done! Check out this video of the event by CTV News (and see how many of our Club members you can spot!)
Throughout PP Jules' Presidential year, environmental facts developed by Richard Wyma were presented. We live in an incredible area with so much diversity! If you'd like to read about all the facts, please click here. This information is also available via a link on our Club's homepage; look for the "50 Awesome Environmental Facts" logo on

Susan Falodun is looking for committee members to help plan for the Club's "End Polio Now" event. Contact her at or call her at 226 347-1565.


District 6400 One Rotary Summit

"Who Wants to Be a Rotarianaire"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Dinner: 5:30pm
Program: 6:15 - 9:00pm
VisTaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152, USA
Cost:  USD $30.00  - Dinner provided.

38th Annual District Governor’s Golf Outing

Monday, September 30th
Fox Hills Golf Club
8768 N Territorial Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170, USA
For more information, click here:
The Salvation Army needs your help with their Soup Kitchen on Wednesday nights. For more information, please contact Susan Falodun at, call her at 226 347-1565 or sign up online!

Our Youth Exchange program is open to high school students between the ages of 15.5 to 18. If you want to explore the world, experience new cultures, meet tons of new people and make life-long friends (or if you know someone who would!) learn more about the program and apply to be a Rotary Exchange Student today! Visit or call the office at 519-253-6382
Julia donated her winnings to the Ghana Water Project.
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.
2019 8:30 to 2:30
10:00 to 4:15
Monday, September 16 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Wednesday, October 23 Filled Filled   Filled
Wednesday, November 6 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Many thanks to Allen Kidd, Leona MacIntyre, Margurite Reid and Michael and Walter Willms for working the Bingo on August 21st. They will have raised $1000 to support the Adult Assistance Committee.
The Net Bingo Revenue for July (2 dates, 6 sessions) was $1958.68

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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Upcoming Committee Meetings

To have your meeting posted, contact the Rotary Office at 519-253-6382 or