Past events

2018 Events

Volunteer appreciation dinner – October 29th, 2018

Essex Rotary hosted a dinner for our volunteers.  We had roast and veggies, and after dinner we handed out awards to all of the friends who helped us out over the past several years our volunteer events.

World Polio day – October 24th, 2018

For lunch the student council and interact club sold pizza to raise funds and to raise awareness of this horrible disease.  In the evening several rotary members volunteered to be present at each of 4 of the pizza places in Essex, Ontario whom graciously offered to donate a portion of the pizza sales from the evening to our efforts to raise funds to  eradicate polio.


Gosfield North Public School Evening for the Arts – June 6th, 2018

Essex Rotary again turned on the grills and prepared lots of food for the Evening for the Arts which was hosted at Gosfield North Public School


Huy Farms – Leamington June 4, 2018

On June 4th Essex rotary took a tour of the Huy Farms in Leamington, ON.  It was a very eye opening event as we learned much about the green house process and about the care which is taken to growing tomatoes.


Windsor Area Street Rods, Inc – May 27, 2018
On a very sunny warm day Essex Rotary came out in full force to grill for the Windsor Area Street Rods, Inc.  This event was a success and much fun was enjoyed by all.  With many classic cars, great music and lots of food on the grills cooked up by Rotary club of Essex Rotarians.  Many cold drinks were also enjoyed as well as this was a very warm day.


2017 Events

Essex, ON Christmas Parade – 

This year’s parade preparation included stringing Red and White Christmas lights on our trailer. We had a great evening preparing the the parade and then had a nice evening the night of the parade driving downtown Essex with all of the other floats and bands passing out candy along the way.  We even found time to stop for some coffee and hot chocolate.

World Polio Day – Oct 24, 2017                                  

One day. One Focus: Ending Polio.

During the day students learn about ‘this close’ to ending polio

During the day we visited several classrooms and hosted a pizza for polio awareness event

One of the very important Rotary projects is the eradication of polio by raising funds and delivering the vaccination where it is needed.  Today we are extremely close to completely eliminating this horrible disease.

Rotary Club of Essex hosted an evening World Polio Day fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at Essex United Church. The community was invited to come out for pizza and pasta and to learn about polio and how we are “this close” to ridding the world of this preventable disease. The event ran from 5:30-8 p.m.

Make Polio history

Let there be ‘end polo now’ cake!

Business Excellence Awards
Friday, October 13 at Essex United Church – Hosted by Essex Centre BIA & Rotary Club of Essex to honour several local businesses in Essex, Ontario

Meet the Teacher 2017
Wed., Sept. 20 – GNPS Meet the Teacher BBQ
Thu., Sept. 21- Essex Public School Meet the Teacher BBQ
Wed., Sept. 27 – Southwood School Meet the Teacher BBQ

Rotary Fish Fry for Hospice/ Hogs for Hospice

Fri., Aug. 4 – Rotary Fish Fry for Hospice/Hogs for Hospice

Ghana Fish Fry co hosted with Essex club Windsor 1918
Fri., July 21 – Ghana Fish Fry with 1918

Essex Centre BIA 20th Annual Car show
July 8

Essex Rotary Tour and presentation at Hospice

July 5, 2017 – Rotary tour of Windsor & Essex County Hospice, Erie Shores Campus, Leamington, ON

Multiple Rotary clubs combined their fundraising efforts over four years to donate funds to help with the cost to construct this facility

Evening of the Arts/Strawberry Social
July 7

Metro – Home grown event

On August 11th, 2017 Metro hosted a homegrown concert and the Highland farm.  Great food, beverages and music was presented by the Metro grocery to make this event a wonderful evening out.


Windsor Area Street Rods Car Show

May 28

District 6400 District Conference
May 11-14

Peace Conference
Several of our members attended the peace conference which was hosted at University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan from March 31 – April 1, 2017.