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Happenings in Rotary
The Rotary Club welcomed James Smith, Board chair of Prairie Gleaners to the meeting.
 
 
James spoke about the history of Prairie Gleaners, about their particular inspiration, a passage in James 6:12 which said "Let nothing go to waste", and that approximately 45% of the fruits and vegetables grown around the world go to waste.  He showed some slides of the carrots, tomatoes, beans, lentils and cabbage that they collect with the truck donated by the Rotary Clubs of Medicine Hat.
 
 
He spoke about their immediate needs, the use of volunteers to prepare about tons of vegetables, to dehydrate the produce and package it for shipment around the world.  They reduce the size of the product by a factor of five and the weight by a factor of eight, without losing the nutrition value.
 
A great presentation about a wonderful ongoing project to capture lost product for the benefit of everyone.
The main program for this Monday's Rotary meeting was a meeting of the "Rotary Club of Medicine Hat Music Festival Society", the separate, charitable society that is operated by the Rotary Club.
 
Rotarian Allan O'Byrne was President of the Music Festival Society this year and presented the reports, and matters for votes by Rotarians.
 
 
Rotarian Don Davis was Chairman of the  2018 Music Festival, and will be succeeded this year by Milan Vujovic.  
 
Special thanks were made to Don Davis, for his role in Festival operations the last 5 years and to Cathie Catalano, who has had to resign from the society for health reasons.  The club appreciates the great work of these and all the Rotarians who volunteer to manage and operate the Festival.
On Wednesday October 17, PDG Sandy Mackay attended the Medicine Hat High School Interact club and presented a slideshow on polio, on the disease itself because all of the students are too young to remember polio as a feared disease, on the Rotary program to end polio around the world and an update on the status of that endeavor.
 
 
The presentation was well received and the suggestion was made that Sandy's talk be delivered to the club at some point in the future.
 
 
The Medicine Hat High School Interact students will be holding a "Purple Pinkie's" fundraiser for End Polio starting on Wednesday October 24, in the common room from 11:45 am to 12:20 pm
 
 
Please come out one of these three noon hours, and support both the Interact students and the Rotary End Polio campaign.
 
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1051 Ross Glen Drive SE
Medicine Hat, AB  T1B 3T8
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