Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) - Celebrating 100 Years of Service Above Self

To honour our Centennial, our Club planned many events and legacy projects throughout the year. We invite you to join us as we celebrate 100 years of service both in our community and internationally.

Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Video: A Century of Service Above Self:

The Grand Opening of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Plaza, a truly significant recognition of our Club’s Centennial, took place on the evening of Tuesday, May 29th, 2018. A beautiful night (with perfect weather!) set the stage for what proved to be an absolutely monumental event. To begin the ceremonies, Piper Greg Pearson played, followed by rhythmic sounds of Spirit of Four Directions, led by Theresa Sims. Carly Kelly sang the Canadian and US National Anthems.
Our Club partnered with the City of Windsor to create an absolutely incredible destination on Windsor's beautiful Riverside. Features include lush landscaping, a canopy and trellis, picnic tables, swing benches, informative plaques illustrating the Club's history and the highlight: A unique geodesic light sculpture created by artist/sculptor Nicolas de Cosson and powered by ENWIN Utilities. This light feature displays a show of light, making the plaza particularly spectacular at night. Learn more.
On Saturday, April 28th, 300 trees were planted by 56 volunteers along the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Hub. A dedication ceremony then took place. Trails throughout Essex County are now accessible, thanks to this very special project. Learn More.
Our Club has established an annual scholarship fund for our Rebounder Exchange students to support them with their educational goals as they attend a post secondary education program.  This program is being made possible through a partnership with the WindsorEssex Community Foundation. This year's award recipient was Sydney Helbich, former Youth Exchange student who just returned from Brazil (and was previously an exchange student in Mexico). Read about her experiences and her acceptance of the scholarship fund at the August 20th Rotary meeting here.
For over 2 years, members of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Committee have been planning for the Centennial Gala in recognition of 100 years of service to our community and around the world. The Caesars unanticipated strike posed a massive last-minute complication, however in true Rotarian form, the committee rose to the challenge and succeeded to host a hugely successful, beautifully elegant and truly powerful celebration. The evening of Saturday, May 12th was an example of what Rotarian Fellowship is all about. Learn more.
A fun, elegant night was had by all in attendance at the Grand Opening of the Club’s Museum Exhibit, entitled “A Century of Service Above Self: Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)". The exhibit will run until the end of the year at the Chimczuk Museum. Learn more
Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives and create a better world. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a proven record of success in addressing them. The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Speaker Series will be focusing on each one of these areas, and the speakers that have been selected to present are all experts on their topics.