The  gavel changed hands but not households today as Paul Charbonneau took over from his wife Phyllis as President of the Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair for the 2011/2012 Rotary Year.  Paul, a Rotarian since 2005, along with Phyllis, who served as club President for the 2010/2011 Rotary Year, have been extremely involved in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program both at the club and district levels, as well as chairing many of the club’s fundraising initiatives.

Paul, a resident of the Essex region since 1982, is owner of HCA Mindbox, an award winning marketing communicationsfirm.  Over the past 24 years, Paul and his firm have donated in excess of $250,000 of cash and in-kind marketing services to Not for Profit causes in the Windsor-Essex Region.  

The International Rotary Theme for this coming year is Reach Within to Embrace Humanity. In keeping with this message, Paul intends to engage club members in a personal reflection on Rotary in their lives.

Paul and Phyllis will celebrate 30 years of marriage this month and have three adult children.  When they are not hard at work or volunteering their time, they enjoy relaxing at their cottage in the Parry Sound Region.