Happenings in Rotary

WORLD POLIO DAY: Saturday 24 October

This year the mayor of Medicine Hat, Ted Clugston (also an Honorary member of our Club) is signing a PROCLAMATION around World Polio Day. The ceremony took place at City Hall on Friday 23rd.  In the meantime, we’re raising public awareness about Polio and Rotary’s involvement via posters in City Hall.  In attendance, Club Presidents Mark Sorenson, Clare Lindsay, Jim Marshall and AG Keith Walker

Learn how @Rotary & its partners have reduced polio cases by 99.9% since 1988: https://www.endpolio.org/donate

A polio-free world is possible, but we can achieve it only by taking action together. Join with @Rotary this #WorldPolioDay to @EndPolioNow.

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In the main part of our program, it was great to welcome back to the club PP Karen Blewett who provided an overview of the club history document project, which went back to our Centennial year planning group in 2015.  A team of Rotarians spent a considerable period of time piecing together the club documents, photographs and projects.  Karen made special mention of PP Margie Booyens, Doug Fleming, Uwe Krickhahn and Brian Rothwell for their time and energy, as well as a number of others.  The history document is about 130 pages in length, loaded with graphics and photographs and ties into the Rotary Impact work done during Karen's year.
The finished document is a professional looking production, and PP Karen made a specific mention of the value of having the talents of a graphic designer, who works for her husband Sean at Community Futures - Entre Corp.  Hayley Gibson's work makes the finished product something to be proud of, and something that will endure for decades.  PP Dave Panabaker presented Hayley (virtually) a small token of thanks for all her work.  The crystal will be delivered this week through Sean's workplace.
President Mark thanked Karen, and everyone involved, for the outstanding job.  Secretary Doug Fleming advised that the Rotary Club Board will meet on Tuesday October 20th and will be discussion what formats the publication will take and how much each will cost.  A sign up sheet will be created and members can pay for whichever format and how many they wish.
A group of Rotarians worked a morning shift at Prairie Gleaners on Tuesday October 13, some cutting vegetables and others working in the bagging room.  Thanks to Dan Kammerer for organizing the work party and I'm sure many of us will be back.  It is a tremendous organization, taking what would become waste and turning it into valuable food.
The soup mix is sent all around the world, and the instructions for making it are pretty straight forward.  Each bag of soup mix makes approximately 125 bowls of soup.
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