President's Message
President's Remarks
President Uwe welcomed everyone to this first meeting of the month of June. Uwe talked about the upheaval in the past weeks with one of our members and that he may have overreacted. He indicated that he is now aware of the full particulars, he has withdrawn his resignation with the full support of the Board and he will continue to be President until the end of June and will remain a member of our club. There was a great round of applause at that announcement.
Membership Notice
Please watch this space in the future, several new membership proposals are coming through the system.
Rotary Information:
  • Our Rotary Friendship Exchange visitors from Sri Lanka arrive on Sunday June 18 and will leave after breakfast on Wednesday June 21.
  • In case you want to note it on your calendar, the 2018 District Conference will be May 4 - 6, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Calgary.
Rotary Presentations:
  • None today
Upcoming Events:
  • Next Rotary bingo is Saturday June 17, 2017 in the evening, starting at 5:00 pm.
  • For more Club activities, to keep up with events and stay in touch, check the Club website at:
Future Programs:
Classification Talk - Jay Chesley
President Uwe introduced Jay and asked for him to come forward for his classification talk.
Jay introduced himself as an auto dealer, now being the owner of Park City Toyota. Jay is married to Tracy and they have one daughter Elizabeth.
Jay started his talk with the aid of some power point pictures and slides.. His early days were spent in Pincher Creek playing a lot of hockey and with video games. He had many family pictures including one of his Dad (Wayne) when he had more hair and one of his graduating class along with many friends. He graduated grade 12 in Pincher Creek and was class valedictorian.  Jay talked about his two sisters and had some pictures of the family.
In 1985 he went to Calgary and attended the University of Calgary and received his degree in Commerce with marketing as his major. After University he did get into the auto business but in Calgary with Shaw GMC and stayed with them for 10 years.
One of the pictures from his high school years included a girlfriend named Tracy and right next to her was another Tracy who is now his wife. Jay had know Tracy all through school but lost touch with her after he went to University. He went back to Pincher Creek for his 10 year reunion and there he meet up with the Tracy who would become his wife 2 years later. Both had taken their university in Calgary but Tracy has a degree in nursing.
Jay and his family moved to Medicine  Hat and joined his Dad at Park City Toyota in 2007 and took over the dealership from his Dad in 2011. He very proud of the dealership which now employs 24  individuals of which 50% are female, an enviable thing to have and not many dealerships can say the same. He believes that putting customers first, then having good staff leads to better sales and profitability. Jay then talked about his industry and the shift for cars to electric, hydrogen, self driving etc. He also talked about the new technology for safety such as lane assist, bird's eye view, auto braking and many more upcoming options.
Jay is very busy as he serves on many boards including the Medicine Hat Dealers Association, Dealer technology Committee, Prairie Toyota Dealers Advertising Ass. as well as a new start up company.
He talked about how insidious some companies like Google can be or will be in the future giving several examples.
Some questions where asked and discussed.
This was a wonderful presentation and we are very lucky to have Jay as a member of our club. 
Club Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč
  • Bernice Chesley. 
Attendance Draw
  • The lucky winner was #39-  Ron Learmont, who was present to claim a free meal.
  • Mike Christie                 June 7th
  • Terry Brekko.                  June 9th
  • None this week.
Weekly Draw:  
  • Al Garden won a tie donated by Sandy Mackay. Two roses were also given away.
Club 500:
  • No draw until June.
Make Ups:
  • none announced.
Family of Rotary:
  • Stan Sakamoto was congratulated for his recent Humanitarian of the Year award.
  • Dawn Barr mentioned that Garth Vallely welcomes visitors at the Riverview Care facility, please contact Mary Ann and she can arrange a good time to see him.
Minute People:
  • None today
    Russell Hampton
    National Awards Services Inc.
    Upcoming Events
    Chief of Staff Major Hugh Atwell
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jun 12, 2017
    11:50 AM – 1:15 PM
    Rotary Bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Jun 17, 2017
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rotary Friendship exchange visitors
    Jun 18, 2017 – Jun 21, 2017
    **Evening Meeting - Friendship Excahnge
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jun 19, 2017
    5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
    Executive Change Over & Business Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jun 26, 2017
    11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
    Jul 03, 2017
    Chamber of Commerace Lisa Kowalchuk
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 10, 2017
    11:50 AM – 1:15 PM
    Rotary Bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Jul 14, 2017
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rotary Gala Vision Report
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 17, 2017
    11:50 AM – 1:15 PM
    Stampede Warm Up Rotary Park
    Rotary Park - Maple Avenue
    Jul 24, 2017
    11:50 AM – 1:15 PM
    Executives & Directors
    President Elect
    Past President