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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Weekly Meetings

Select meetings are now hybrid. Please check below or on the website to see where your meeting will be held and access your Zoom link (if available).

If your meeting is being held on Zoom: Please download the Zoom app onto the device you will use for the meeting (desktop computer, laptop, tablet, mobile). It's also a good idea to test your video and audio settings before the meeting. Zoom can be downloaded from or from your mobile app store.

Upcoming Meetings:

Apr 15, 2024 12:00 PM
Save The Monarch Butterfly
Caboto Club: 2175 Parent Ave, Windsor
Zoom: Please use the zoom link below to join our hybrid Monday meetings.  Visit the website home page for meeting times.
Apr 22, 2024 12:00 PM
Earth Day
Apr 29, 2024 12:00 PM
Fraud Prevention
May 06, 2024 12:00 PM
CEO United Way/Centraid Windsor
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Happy birthday to those celebrating this April (Find the dates on the Rotary homepage here)
  • Walter Willms
  • Bill Howitt
  • Randy Winters
  • Leona McIntyre
  • Don Marsh
  • Moe Pomerleau
  • Mary Zugcic
  • Denise Hrastovec
Members celebrating their Club Anniversaries this April:
  • Carl Cohen (40 years)
  • Kay Douglas (15 years)
  • Kevin Larkin (11 years)
  • John Curtin (5 years)
  • Denise Hrastovec (1 year)
  • Christina Marini (1 year)

A Heartwarming Tale of Easter Basket Generosity: How One Gift Brightened a Family's Day

Our community partner, Children First, recently shared a touching tale that illustrates the impact of these Easter baskets. A family, fresh out of a shelter and facing financial challenges, found themselves unable to provide Easter gifts for their children. In the midst of uncertainty, the arrival of an Easter basket filled with treats and toys brought unimaginable joy to their home.

One item, in particular, captured the heart of a young girl in the family—a plush bunny nestled among the goodies. From the moment she laid eyes on it, the bunny became her constant companion, a source of comfort and companionship in a time of transition. Throughout the week, she carried it with her everywhere, cherishing the gift and the love it represented.

The message read: "Just wanted to let you know how happy one family was with the basket. They just got out of a shelter and had no time for easter gifts ( probably minimal funds too). I am at a child care right now and the bunny that was in the basket is now the little girl's new best friend and she has been carrying it with her all week."

Children First staff, overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity of the Rotary Club and its members, wasted no time in distributing the Easter baskets to families in need. In a community where food and housing insecurity are all too common, these baskets served as a ray of hope, brightening the lives of those who received them.

As one staff member reflected on the impact of the Easter baskets, they shared the heartwarming story of the family touched by their gift. Moved by the sight of the little girl and her newfound friend, they were reminded of the profound impact that even the simplest acts of kindness can have on those in need.

In a world often plagued by uncertainty and hardship, it's stories like these that serve as a reminder of the power of compassion and generosity. Through our Easter basket donation program, the Rotary Club and its members have not only brought joy to families in need but have also reaffirmed the strength of community and the bonds that unite us all. As we reflect on this heartwarming tale, let us be inspired to continue spreading love and kindness wherever we go, knowing that even the smallest gestures can make a world of difference.

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth has always been one of the tenets of Rotary. Both RI President Gordon and President Elect Stephanie have placed special emphasis on Peace.

Our Club has been invited to participate in our “Peace On Earth” program. There is no charge to participate. We'll be taking a group photo holding a sign calling for Peace on Earth or next to a Peace Pole to at the meeting on April 22nd! 

Our photo will be digitized and then placed in a capsule on board the Griffin moon lander atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket scheduled to launch in late 2024. 


For more information, please visit our website: 


April 13th Peace Workshop Focusing on Israel and Palestine

Help promote World Peace!

The Taking Action for Peace committee, invites you to attend an online Zoom event on Saturday, April 13th at 11:00am (Detroit). This event is in collaboration with the Rotary Action Group for Peace.  

This event will be led by Dr. Vicki Radel a Conflict Resolution Specialist. The event will be an interactive conversation about how Empathy and Understanding lead to Peace.

Dr Vicki quotes the "Father of Peace " Johan Galtung...... "By Peace, we mean the capacity to transform conflicts with Empathy and without Violence and to transform them in a Creatively Never Ending Process" 

The Link to register is below.



Wine Social at Muscedere

🍷🎉 The Area 9 & 10 2nd Annual Evening in the Vineyard Wine Social is taking place at Muscedere Vineyard on Sunday, May 23rd!
📅 Save the date and email Phyllis no later than by May 10th to save your seat
🎟️ Admission is free, but indulge in our delightful selection of wines, beverages, and mouthwatering pizzas available for purchase throughout the event.
Come savour the flavours, mingle with fellow changemakers, and create memories to cherish. We look forward to raising a glass with you at Muscedere Winery! Cheers! 🥂

Middle Eastern Night

Get ready to have a blast while supporting Syrian Refugees at the lively Syrian Night hosted by the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) and Windsor-Essex Welcomes Refugees on April 17th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm!
Tickets are only $30 and can be purchased via e-transfer. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to make a difference while having a fantastic time!
Please send your e-transfer to
Please use password: Rotary
Please include in the memo: Syrian Night

Help Recruit Peace &
Development Leaders

You can help promote peace in the world by encouraging peace and development leaders in your community to apply for the Rotary Peace Fellowship. Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for peacebuilders from diverse backgrounds to study at one of our peace centers located at leading universities around the world.
This year, we’ll select 50 peace fellows to study in our master’s degree programs at six partner universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States and 80 fellows to earn postgraduate diplomas through our professional development certificate programs at Makerere University in Uganda and Bahçeşehir University in Turkey.
Rotary Peace Fellows use their training to amplify their work at the local, regional, or global level. Together, we can advance peace by encouraging our local peacebuilders to learn about Rotary and apply for this unique fellowship. But we need your help finding candidates.
Rotary and Rotaract members can get involved by:
Visiting the Rotary Peace Centers Facebook page for application graphics and posts to share
Forwarding the fellowship announcement to your contacts and including it in club and district communications Using our referral form so potential candidates can receive more information and apply
Candidates have until 15 May to submit applications to The Rotary Foundation.
Thanks to generous support from donors and the dedicated participation of Rotary members, the peace fellowship program has more than 1,700 alumni working to make positive change in more than 140 countries.
Many program alumni have founded their own organizations to address critical issues or serve as leaders in governments, nongovernmental organizations, educational and research institutions, media and the arts, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank. To learn more about how you can recruit the next generation of peace fellows, contact your district Rotary Peace Fellowship subcommittee chair or write to

Encourage Candidates to Apply



Position your brand in the spotlight! ✨ Art in the Park 2024 invites you to be a sponsor and connect with a diverse audience of 30,000+ attendees from our successful 2023 event.
Packages begin at $500, and donations of any denomination are welcome. Contact Jennifer Charron at to explore sponsorship opportunities!
You must register in advance using DACdb
but payment will be processed at the door by cash or cheque

Cost: $25 per person (CAD or USD)

Click here to view the downloadable schedule

The Rotary Club of Leamington is doing a second Walk, Wine & Dine on Thursday May 2nd.
We are working with the Migrant Workers Community Program to fund a new program to help Migrant Worker's Mental Health by celebrating connections to home while encouraging connections in their host community of Leamington,.  
This is a fun night of celebrating Uptown Leamington's fine restaurants. 
Would you please share this poster with your Club Members.


Be sure to select Tanzania Initiative - Projects


DisCon is getting closer!
Now is the time to register for this exciting and inspirational weekend.  


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