Posted by Dave Panabaker on Oct 02, 2017
One of the activities that new Rotarians are asked to perform is to give a short presentation to the club about themselves, introducing all of us to their family, their career and the activities in their lives that have brought them to Rotary.  This week we were all pleased to learn more about Jillian Koch, a new Rotarian in the last year, who is currently an Accountant and Partner with JMH & Co. in Medicine Hat.  Interestingly, accounting was not her first career choice, in fact she was certain that she was going into Library Science.
She grew up as a reader and lover of books.  She still is!  She was born and raised in Medicine Hat, her father was in construction and her mother an English instructor at the MH College.  As a teenager she worked in a number of libraries in the local area.  However when she went to university in Calgary, she got a degree in archeology and spent a little time working in the field.  However she soon learned this wasn't the right career for her and went back to school, eventually obtaining a degree in accounting.
She has now spent 9 years with JMH and in the company of her Wheaten Terrier, enjoys reading, cataloging and yoga in her new home.
She has enjoyed the opportunities of Rotary, has been active in our Gala committee last year and worked on the International Service committee.  She is the incoming treasurer of the Rotary Music Festival Society and looking forward to that challenge.   A number of questions were asked and answered and we all enjoyed Jillian's talk.  Again, welcome to the Rotary family.