The world's first civic service organization, Rotary International, is expanding into one of the oldest communities in the Windsor Area – Walkerville.  Local members will receive a charter on April 27 to join RI's global association of 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

The Rotary Club of Windsor-Walkerville joins Rotary's global network of volunteers in enhancing their communities and promoting international goodwill through club projects, scholarships, cultural exchanges, and grants for development and humanitarian projects.

As sponsoring club, the Rotary Club of Windsor St. Clair is proud and honoured that it was given the opportunity to mentor the 28 members of the new club.   "Rotary was founded over 100 years ago in Chicago, and now its influence can be felt around the globe. Rotary's achievements provide an inspiringrecord of men and women of all races, religions, nationalities, and creeds who have made significant contributions to create a more peaceful world.  And I'm sure the men and women of the new Windsor Walkerville club will carry on this tradition," says Windsor St. Clair President Phyllis Charbonneau.

 The charter celebration is scheduled for April 27 at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.  Festivities begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., with the induction ceremony starting at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $35 and can be obtained by calling (519) 258-1995.