Happenings in Rotary
The Rotary Club was delighted to welcome Robert Wolfson, with the District 5360 Learning and Development Committee.  Rob joined the Rotary Club of Calgary Chinook in 2014 and has been actively involved with the club on many committees and at the Board level.  He has just completed his year as Past President of the club.  Interestingly he was the lead Chair for Rotary Rib-fest YYC in 2019 and 2021 and the Rotary McMahon movie night.  He is a competitive 5 pin bowler and volunteers and coaches youth in weekly youth leagues.  He and his wife Angela have two teenage children.
He provided instruction and insight into the Rotary Learning Center, on the RI website.  A great resource for "all things Rotary".
First you need to ensure you have a "my Rotary" login, which is obtainable at www.rotary.org. Note, please use the email address that Rotary uses, that is used to link your Rotary information to your "myRotary" account.
The site has a great number of courses about Rotary History, Getting started in Rotary, Rotary Basics and Club Officer Material.  Rob's presentation has been saved under "Club Documents - Rotary Speaker Presentations" for anyone who needs a refresher or missed the talk.  Rob answered a number of questions, after his presentation.
Rob was thanked by Acting President Margie.
President Terry Partis introduced Rotarian Ken Feser, who has offered to use his experience at Strategic Planning, within established organizations to work for us in updating our 2019 Strategic Plan.  Ken took the podium and provide a little background about himself, and his desire to help with this particular project.
Strategic Planning is one of Ken's passions, and is a believer in the Rotary Club and it's principles.  He described himself as not an "engaged" Rotarian, but a capable writer and facilitator.
Ken provided a summary of his planned activities and outcomes to the Rotary Board in July, and the Board has given their consent to proceed with this project.  Our 2019 Strategic Plan was never quite completed, and part of what he will do is review that process and see where there is work we can build on.  He will be conducting interviews this month with a number of Rotarians, and he stated that although change is sometimes a good thing, it "can't destroy what existing members cherish".  He also acknowledged that the club is aging, over 50% of the members are over 70 years old, so refreshing membership is a key.  He was also excited about working with younger members and youth; who bring passion and energy that we can all feed off of.
Ken was thanked by President Terry, and his first output is expected at the August Board meeting.
The Rotary Club of Medicine Hat is proud to participate in 2021 Rotary Rib-Fest again this year.  A big "THANK YOU" to Murray Chev Cadillac for allowing the use of their property again this year.
The dates have recently been confirmed as Friday August 6, 2021 (starting at 11:00 am) and running through to Sunday August 8, 2021 (finishing at about 7:00 pm).  It does take "serve" to a completely different place, but based on last year's wonderful ribs, they will "change lives"...so come on out and enjoy.
Upcoming Events
Medicine Hat

We meet In Person
Mondays at 11:45 AM
Medicine Hat Lodge
1051 Ross Glen Dr SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3T8
Meeting in-person resumed on July 12,2021
Club Contact Info
Rotary Club of Medicine Hat
PO Box 1058
Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 7H1