President's Message
President's Remarks
President Karen Blewett  welcomed everyone to the last meeting of July and our first regular scheduled "business meeting", an event that Karen would like to make a monthly theme for one meeting.  She thanked everyone who participated in the organization, decoration and manning of the Rotary Float, and everyone who helped out in some fashion during Stampede Week.
Membership Notice
Please watch this space in the future, several new membership proposals are coming through the system.
Rotary Information:
  • NO MEETING on August 7th - a Civic holiday
  • The annual club budget meeting will be Monday August 21, led by Treasurer Gail Halderman.
Rotary Presentations:
  • None this week.
Upcoming Events:
  • Next Bingo is on Sat Aug 5th - afternoon, 3 volunteers still needed.
  • The next Board meeting is Wed August 16, including a review of the Strategic Plan and Club Survey.  That meeting starts at 5 pm, Cypress Club.
  • District Grant Qualification workshop, Medicine Hat will be Saturday Oct 28.
  • District Governor Rick Istead will be visiting the club on Monday Nov 6.
  • 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.
  • For more Club activities, to keep up with events and stay in touch, check the Club website at:
Future Programs:
July 31 - Rotary Business Meeting
The monthly business meeting started out with a short presentation about the Rotary Float in the recent Stampede Parade.  Margie Booyens, Director of Club Service reviewed the work done by all the volunteers and she thanked a number of Rotarians from all three clubs in the City.
President Karen showed a few of the photos of the float, which she posted to Facebook today. She also had a great time both participating in the decoration and riding on the float last Thursday.  She made a note of the contribution of a number of Rotarians, including Marvin Barton from the Saamis Club who provided the trailer and IXL who provided a great spot to work on the float. Karen also thanked Anne, Chris, Margie, Don and others for participating.
The second half of the meeting was handled by Club Secretary Doug Fleming, who spoke about the changes to the attendance requirements under Rotary's new, less restrictive rules and how many of our activities, like the Stampede Float now count as "make-ups" and encourage the engagement of Rotarians in club activities.  He reviewed a few of our activities and showed how over 1200 make-ups were accumulated over the past year, from work with fundraising, the music festival and community activities.
Doug did make special mention of some Rotarians in our club who have unusual, consecutive years of perfect attendance.  He notes that Marg Mazerolle has 19 years, Dick Bide has 25 years, Uwe Krickhahn has 26 years and Adolf Seiler has 35 years of consecutive perfect attendance.  A round of applause was given for all 4, who were ALL in attendance.
Club Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč
  • No guests today.
  • Wayne Chesley                     August 4
  • Terry Partis                            August 5
  • Jenna Raimbault                   August 12
  • Jillian Koch          - August 8, 2016          -   1 year
Weekly Draw:  
  • Marg Mazerolle was drawn for the attendance "free" lunch, and she was in attendance to win.
  • Ron Learmont won a dozen golf balls in the door prize draw.
Club 500:
  • No draws today.
Make Ups:
  • Nothing to report..
Family of Rotary:
  • Brian Rothwell spoke to the club and announced that he and Gwen have finalized their relocation plans and will be moving to Edmonton.  Their house will be up for sale within a few days, and they will likely be moving before winter.  He expressed his thanks to the club for 18 years of great fun and fellowship.  Brian is a past director and Past President of the club and we are sorry to see him leave the community.  Our best wishes to he and Gwen in this new chapter of their lives.
 Minute People:
  • Chris Perret advised that he has a number of "Rotary - People of Action t-shirts" for club members who didn't get one as part of the Float work.  He will have them available at the next week meetings.
  • Dave Panabaker requested volunteers for our next bingo, which is the afternoon of Saturday August 5.  Also, he spoke about a Newsletter problem, where the new executive is not displaying properly. Clubrunner is working on it.
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    National Awards Services Inc.
    Upcoming Events
    Business Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 31, 2017
    11:50 AM – 1:15 PM
    Rotary Bingo - Afternoon
    Top Hat Bingo
    Aug 05, 2017
    11:45 AM – 4:00 PM
    Civic Holiday ** NO MEETING
    Aug 07, 2017
    Women's Shelter
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Aug 14, 2017
    11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
    Rotary Bingo - Evening
    Top Hat Bingo
    Aug 20, 2017
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Budget Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Aug 21, 2017
    11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
    Business Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Aug 28, 2017
    11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
    Labour Day **NO MEETING
    Sep 04, 2017
    Community Foundation
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Sep 11, 2017
    11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
    Rotary Bingo - Afternoon
    Top Hat Bingo
    Sep 16, 2017
    11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Executives & Directors
    President Elect
    Past President