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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Note that this replaces the Monday April 15th meeting. Register Now Online or call the office at 519-253-6382. Note that payment is your reservation. Please pre-register so we know how many people to expect. Deadline is Friday, April 12th.

For This Evening's Event:

Registrar: Joel Rocheleau
Front Door Greeter: Lissa Percy
Back Door Greeter: Anil Chitte
Invocation: Shiva Koushik (Windsor Roseland)
Four-Way Test: Terry Cloutier (Windsor-St. Clair)

Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 22 – Chris Pressey, President and Arthur Barbut, CEO of the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator
  • 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

At the last Club meeting, we welcomed member Dr. Roman Maev and John Wladarski who introduced the Club to ONTech Rapid Coatings inc.

ONTech was launched in 2018 through an ENWIN Energy and Tessonics Inc. partnership that has "developed cutting edge corrosion control and coating solutions for cost-saving opportunities" for the utility, automotive, aerospace, culture and arts sectors (and more) across North America - and abroad. Dr. Maev explained the technology behind the solutions used by ONtech: The product uses Dual-Flow Cold Spray (DFCS) technology, that "can be employed across various industry assets to stop the spread of corrosion damage and to protect corrosion-prone equipment components". Some interesting applications discussed included car body dent repair, leakage repair in the Oil and Gas industry and even cultural heritage object restoration: The Four Horses of Helios, Piccadilly Square, London, UK and The Statue of General Gordon, Chatham, UK were restored using ONTech technologies (Dr. Maev explained how he met Her Majesty the Queen after restoring the General Gordon statue!). Some features that make ONTech unique include it's portability, speed, lower cost than standard thermal spraying process and the fact that it's suitable for use by semi-skilled operators.

John Wladarski, Vice President, Shared Services & C.O.O., ENWIN Utilities Ltd. and President of ONTech Rapid Coatings Inc, explained the unique capabilities of ONTech in terms of utilities applications. Mr. Wladarski took the audience through some case studies of how the product has helped in efficiency when repairs were needed on items such as transformer enclosures, substation transformers and as corrosion protection of welded metal sheet joints on the Hanna Water Tower here in Windsor.  
Helga Reidel, as President & CEO of ENWIN, said ONTech has been helping them reduce costs; savings which they can pass along to the customer. She looks forward to watching this new company as it grows and expands.

Click here for more pictures from this meeting (courtesy of Gordon Drake).

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:
  • Don Marsh
  • Moe Pomerleau
Members celebrating their Club anniversaries this week:
  • Kevin Larkin (6 years)
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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