(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Spitfires would like to thank the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland for inviting Windsor Spitfires Head Coach Bob Jones and Spitfires Public Relations Coordinator Rob Gagnon who spoke at a Rotary luncheon hosted at the Fogolar Furlan Club in Windsor yesterday afternoon.
Jones spoke to members of Rotary about the Windsor Spitfires roster for the 2010-2011 season and offered his thoughts on what the future would hold for the team after winning two consecutive MasterCard Memorial Cup and Rogers OHL Championships with Gagnon providing his insights on what the team has contributed to the Windsor and Essex County community over these same seasons. Jones also fielded questions from members of Rotary about the team following his speech.
Jones offered the following on the opportunity to speak before one of the world’s greatest philanthropic organizations, “it certainly was an honour to be invited as a guest speaker for the Rotary Club luncheon and all those in attendance asked some great questions about the Windsor Spitfires. Rotary’s passion for the Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club was evident at yesterday’s event and has also been proven through their contributions to several community initiatives that our team has hosted in past seasons. Our team looks forward to working with the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland as well as other Rotary Clubs for the upcoming season.”
Windsor-Roseland Past-President Dan Pelletier also offered his thoughts on Rotary’s partnership with the Spitfires and shared his views on the common traits that both organizations share, “as a values based, community organization, Rotary supports other organizations with similar core values. The Spitfires have proven to be a winner on and off the ice, by recruiting talent AND character. We all share in the pride that the Spits have provided in our community during a difficult economic period.”
The Windsor Spitfires would also like to thank Paula Talbot, Dan Pelletier, Lori Newton and Arnie Charlton from the Rotary for their help in making yesterday’s event possible.