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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Chris Pressey, President and Arthur Barbut, CEO of the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator

For Today's Event:

Registrar: Jennifer Charron
Front Door Greeter: Mark Donlon
Back Door Greeter: Neil McTavish
Invocation: David Eady
Four-Way Test: Randy Winters

Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 29 – Community Service Grants Presentation
  • May 6 – Belinda Leaman - Mental Health & Youth
  • May 13 – Volunteer Awards
  • May 20 – Victoria Day, no meeting
  • May 27 – Volunteer Awards
  • June 3 – Garnet Fenn, Financial Literacy
  • June 10 – Youth Exchange (Farewell to Gaspard and Takako)
  • June 17 – Club Awards
  • June 24 – President Jules End-of-Term Speech
  • July 1 – Canada Day, no meeting
  • July 8 – Welcome President Gord

Note: Recap of both the Joint Club meeting from April 17th and from the upcoming Monday, April 22nd meeting will be detailed in the next Wheel.


Upcoming Events

May 4, 2019
Meet at John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex ON N0R 1G0
Shuttles will take planters to the site
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 this week:
  • None this week
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week:
  • None this week
Huge thank-you to the Event Planning students at St. Clair College and sponsors for putting on an incredible event, An Evening for Education, benefitting Rotary Club District 6400’s initiatives in Upper West (Jirapa), Ghana on April 7th. Over $5700 was raised, which far surpassed the original $2000 goal. Funds will be used to purchase learning kits for the education of children in Jirapa, Ghana. These kits will contain basic materials, school supplies, teaching resources, and more.
Guest speaker Dr. Godfrey Bacheyie brought home the importance of this initiative as he spoke about education in Jirapa. "Education is not a natural process in all parts of the world, like it is here [....] We take formal education for granted here". 60 years ago, he was one of only 5 children from his village selected by the village Chief to attend school. People thought it was a waste of human resources to go to school, instead of helping out with farming tasks. It's difficult to change the mindset of people, but change has been steady, especially having Dr. Godfrey as an inspiration and mentor. Our Club, together with heads of the education system in Jirapa, conducted a needs assessment. It became apparent that the #1 priority was Infrastructure. To date, our Club has built 4 schools and Rotary Club of PlymouthAM has built 1. #2 was an inadequate number of teachers. Through the efforts of Rotary Clubs and individuals, more than 20 teachers have now been trained, with 6 more in teachers college. The #3 priority was the lack of water available in schools. Thanks to our Club, Windsor-Roseland Rotary Club, Plymouth AM and individuals, boreholes at schools have been installed, providing clean water for children to drink and wash their hands.
Dr. Bacheyie asked people to really take a look at the pictures that were being shown on the screen. "If you look carefully, the tables have no books. No teaching aids". This fundraising initiative will help teachers by providing pens, pencils, rulers, chalk, books and everything teachers need to teach their classes. Nine people from the Vocational Training Team will be travelling to Jirapa in May to do teacher training and distribute the supplies. Thanks to everyone involved for supporting this important initiative.

For more pictures from this event, click here.

There's a new Rotary Club in our District. We are pleased to welcome the Rotary Club of Kingsville Southshore. Their Charter Night is coming up on Thursday, April 25th starting at 5:00 p.m. and the Charter Ceremony will take place at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend the event at the Alto Lounge at 31 W. Main Street in Kingsville, Ontario. Tickets are $50 CDN and to purchase and reserve tickets email
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. 

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 8:15 to 2:30
10:00 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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Upcoming Committee Meetings

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