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, June 17th, 2019

Presentation of the Walter P. Willms New Rotarian Leader Award and the Eli Golden Ideal of Service Award.

For Today's Event:

Registrars: Sushil Jain
Front Door Greeter: Karen Howard
Back Door Greeter: Ryan Mancini
Invocation: Bill Howitt
Four-Way Test: Nick Bibic

Upcoming Meetings:

  • 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
  • Monday, July 15 – Speaker: Justin Falconer, Senior Director, Workforce Windsor/Essex Topic: Bridging the Skills Gap
  • Monday, July 22 – Speaker: Elder Theresa Sims, Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Topic: Windsor Indigenous People and Their Issues
  • Monday, July 29 – Speaker: Anna Jurak, Executive Director Windsor Brain Injury Association. Topic: Brain Injuries and Injury Prevention
  • Monday, August 5 – Civic Holiday, no meeting

Program from Monday, June 10th, 2019

The Club celebrated Lex McCrindle's 50th year in our Club with a standing ovation! Peter Hrastovec spoke about Lex's life in Rotary, including his involvement in raising over $100,000 for Easter Seals, his term as President between 1981-1982 (a year our Club won the Dick Hedke Award), and his positions as Director of the Rotary Club of Windsor Foundation Fund for 26 years, and Treasurer for 20 years. Lex also wrote computer programs to record member donations, which are still being used today. He's an incredible person, and as Peter referred to him, "Rotarian, Major Donor, mentor and our devoted friend". Lex was then presented with his crystal piece and lapel pin, recognizing his generosity as he become a Rotary International Major Donor.

Bhav Dulay spoke as part of our "This is My Life" series. He started out by explaining his name: "Bhavdeep is a combination of two words: Bhav, or universe and deep or light which literally makes me the light of the universe but no big deal!" He was born in the City of Chandigarh, India. While in highschool, Bhav was the secretary of his Interact Club and participated in many polio drives. Through Rotary, he and a friend represented his country at the “Future World Leaders" summit held in Washington, DC. This was a turning point for Bhav, when he made the decision to immigrate to Canada with his family the following year. He started his university studies in Engineering at University of Toronto (full scholarship), and moved on to Windsor to continue his studies in Michigan. He joined the reserves in 2008, left in 2014 as a Corporal & has recently been discharged honorably from the supplementary reserve. He has pursued various engineering roles with Tesla, Chrysler, Ford and others. He wanted a change and is now a realtor and mortgage specialist. "Staying in Windsor and not having to commute to Michigan everyday gave me a chance to reconnect with Rotary and here I am". Bhav lives with his wife Krystle and their 3 children, Madison, Alyssa and Logan.

Gaspard Jaumotte and Takako Chan were presented with PHFs, introduced by Don Snyder. They then each gave excellent presentations about their experiences on their exchanges this year. They took the Club through their adventures, and it sounded like they both really enjoyed themselves and learned a ton! We're all going to miss them, and wish them well wherever the future may take them. Malcolm Grant also gave the Club a recap about his experiences as an exchange student when he went to Zimbabwe the first time around, and then to Lithuania on his second trip. Youth Exchange is powerful: If you know someone who may want to participate in this incredible program, and who is between the ages of 15.5 and 18, direct them to or have them contact Renee Pare at or call the Rotary office at 519-253-6382

Click here to see pictures from this meeting (courtesy of Gordon Drake)

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 
Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator
1501 Howard Ave Unit 101, Windsor, ON N8X 3T5
Monday, June 24, 2019
78 Riverside Dr W, Windsor, ON N9A 7C5
Cash Bar: 7:00pm, Buffet Dinner: 7:45
Register Now Online or call Brenda at 519-253-6382 or Karen Howard at 519 817-6363
Meet the Governor
June 25, 2019
Social Hour 5:30pm,  Dinner 7:00pm
Camoes Club, 390 Sinasac West, Harrow N0R 1G0
Cost: $40 CAD
Please contact Brenda if you’re planning to attend
519 253-6382 or
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:
  • Margaret Ann Prince
  • Om Chandna
  • Mike Wills
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this week:
  • Nels Katzman (32 years)
  • Ed Boycott (22 years)
  • Mark Donlon (17 years)
  • Marcela Diaz (5 years)
Dues are due! Please pick up your invoices at the meeting on Monday. This saves money on shipping costs. Thank you!
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
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 8:30 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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