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Happenings in Rotary
The Rotary Club took on a challenge to supply 150 Christmas stockings to the seniors at Masterpiece - Southlands.  Led by Heather Bach, the club purchased a number of fun things and at our meeting on Dec 3rd, did an assembly line of "stocking stuffing", to prepare the gifts for delivery later in the week.
 
Sometimes this group can be forgotten at the Christmas season, so hopefully this will brighten many spirits.  Great work all!
 
 
 
Past District Governor, Sandy Mackay gave a comprehensive and informative presentation to the club on the Rotary Foundation.  The foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary, which has a mission to "do good in the world".  The Foundation was created in 1917, by the 6th Rotary International President, Arch Klumph, with the "profit" from the convention that year.  The Rotary Club of Kansas provided him with $26.50.  Today the Foundation administers an endowment of over $3 Billion US dollars and provides in excess of $100 Million dollars every year in grants.
 
 
PDG Sandy went through a number of important Objects of Rotary and how they relate to the Foundation, the Foundations "areas of focus" and some of the efforts to promote peace in the world, including Peace Scholarships, Ambassadorial Scholarships, Polio-plus and the Global Grant process.
 
A great presentation, several questions were addressed and Sandy encouraged all Rotarians to check out the Foundation, through https://my.rotary.org/en . Please sign up and if you wish contribute.  It is the Foundation that we are all a part of, as Rotarians and the funds come back to Rotarians for the decisions on what/where to support.
 
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.
 
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Medicine Hat

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Medicine Hat Lodge
1051 Ross Glen Drive SE
Medicine Hat, AB  T1B 3T8
Canada
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Rotary Club of Medicine Hat
PO Box 1058
Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 7H1
 
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