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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For Today's Event:

Registrar: Bill Howitt
Front Door Greeter: Mark Campbell
Back Door Greeter: Nick Bibic
Invocation: Lou Valente
Four-Way Test: Romeo Girardi

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Monday, May 6 – Belinda Leaman - Mental Health & Youth
  • Wednesday, May 15 at 5:30 – Club Assembly - replaces Monday May 13th meeting
  • Monday, May 20 – Victoria Day, no meeting
  • Monday, May 27 – Volunteer Awards program
  • Monday, June 3 – Garnet Fenn, Financial Literacy
  • Monday, June 10 – Youth Exchange (Farewell to Gaspard and Takako)
  • Monday, June 17 – Club Awards
  • Monday, June 24 – President Jules End-of-Term Speech
  • Monday, July 1 – Canada Day, no meeting
  • Monday, July 8 – Welcome President Gord
Highlights from the Joint Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, April 17th: Guest speaker Heather Grondin, Vice-President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, WDBA - Windsor-DetroitBridge Authority gave an update about the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. Also, students from St. Clair College Event Management Program presented a cheque to the Rotary District 6400 Vocational Training Team. Proceeds were raised at their "Evening for Education" event held on April 7th at the Ciociaro Club of Windsor. The VTT team is planning on distributing the supplies that will be purchased with these funds in Ghana in May. 

For more pictures from this event (including those taken by Dr. Gordon Drake and Mike Kovaliv Photography, Snapd Windsor) click here.

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

"The Accelerator is an entrepreneurial ecosystem with co-working spaces specifically designed to help accelerate the growth of start-ups and emerging businesses, featuring on-site training and mentoring programs in a truly collaborative environment. Together with our members, we’re working hard to create the future of Windsor and Ontario.

The magic that makes the Accelerator successful is social capital – the idea that a network provides value to its members by allowing them to access the social resources embedded within that network. In other words, everyone who becomes a member of the Accelerator immediately gains access to the knowledge, experience and connections that the Accelerator has been building since 2011."


April Foolishness! Peter Hrastovec reminded the Club about Rotary International's "Every Rotarian Every Year" initiative, which encourages all Rotary Club members to contribute $100 (or the equivalent of the Club's total donations) to Annual Fund every year in order to help Rotary Foundation.  Our Club has been able to access grants and do incredible things because we've always managed to reach this EREY goal. It's important we do it again, but we have a ways to go - and only until the end of June to do it. Peter is encouraging everyone to donate what they can to the Annual Fund; each time $500 is reached, Anil will get up on to the podium and tell a joke! To donate, please visit and select "Annual Fund" or call the office at 519-253-6382.

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:
  • Renee Pare
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week:
  • George Mikhael (1 Year)
Congratulations to all the winners at last night's Windsor-Essex Business Excellence Awards. Our Club is particularly thrilled to recognize the following Club members (and Allison!) who were presented with an award: 
Cindy Wickens: The New Business of the Year Award sponsored by Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce went to Xperience Home Health Care.
Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh, director of Leadership Windsor Essex, took home the previously announced ATHENA Award sponsored by Bell.
Elaine Whitmore: John McGivney Children’s Centre received the Pillars of Our Community Award sponsored by Motor City Community Credit Union.
Allison Hawkins, co-owner of Hawkins & Co. Accounting. was presented with The Professional of the Year Award sponsored by TD Commercial Banking.
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
Thur. May 30 Filled Filled Filled Filled
Saturday, July 6 Filled Filled Filled  
Saturday, July 13
Filled Filled    
Wednesday, August 21 Filled Filled Filled         
Monday, September 16 Filled      
Many thanks to Colin McKillop, Randy Winters and Michael and Walter Willms for working the Bingo on April 26th. They will have raised $1,000 to support the Adult Assistance Committee. 
The NET Bingo revenue for March was $1,364.07. Thanks to all who made this possible.

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 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

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