GUESTS
Francis Barnes, our guest speaker.
Kevin Schufflebaum, President of the MH College.
Shirley Greenfield and Lionel Brideson, prospective members
Odessa Vermee, a new member
 
CLUB DRAW: 
Dawn Barr was the winner of some plum liquor, brought back from Croatia by Joe Hrankowski.
 
Please remember to contribute gifts for the weekly draw. The stock cupboard is looking a tad bare!
 
Makeups: The Saturday afternoon bingo team was mentioned.
 
Birthdays:
    • Anne Carrier            May 5
    • Doug Fleming          May 19
    • Ian McLaughlin        May 20
    • Dawn Barr                May 31
    Rotary Anniversaries:
    • Ian McLaughlin              32 years    May 01, 1992
    • Dick Northcott                24 years    May 01, 2000
    • Dan Kammerer              20 years    May 19, 2004
    • Susan Withers                6 years     May 14, 2018
    WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ROSE RUNNER FOR MAY 2024
     
    Gail Halderman
     
    Minute Reminders:
     
    BINGO:
    The next bingo is Thursday evening, May 30th.  At the May 11th bingo, we earned a small profit of $46.75 and Dave Stalwick won the guess pot.
     
    MUSICAL PERFORMANCE:
    Two of our previous Rosebowl winners, as well as friends and accompanists will be performing at St Barnabas Church on Wednesday June 12th, beginning at 7:00 pm.  Come out and support some of our outstanding youth musical talent.
     
    CENTENNIAL TRAIL CLEANUP: 
    Dan Kammerer and Dale Stein have scouted out all the potential future dates and believe that Saturday May 25th, from 9:30 am to noon will be the best time for the club to help with the annual "Litter Blitz" and clean up Rotary Centennial Trail.  Please put this date aside, as many hands make this less work.  A signup email has gone out, please respond when you know your Sat May 25th schedule.
     
    MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO UKRAINE:
    Alain Guerard was happy to be able to advise that a group of 18 hospitals in the Ukraine have agreed to take the medical supplies that have been gathered from across our District and beyond.  Loading of the containers in Calgary will take place in early June.
     
    TEAM FREEWHEEL UPDATE:
    In addition, the Rotary Club is sponsoring an event for the Learning English students at Saamis Immigration, who are going to Police Point Park on Wednesday May 29th.  Club members are invited to attend and help the participants practice their English skills.  The bus is arriving at 10:00 am and the program at the Interpretive Center will finish at approx 11:00 am.
     
    ANNUAL ROSEBOWL PERFORMANCE FOR OUR CLUB: 
    The winner of the 2024 Rosebowl, Sterling Clark, will be performing for the Rotary Club and guests in the Recital Hall, Cultural Center at 7:00 pm on Thursday June 6.  Please consider this a partners event, and an opportunity to invite interested parties to see one of our Music Festival alumni perform. Sterling sent the Rotary Club a very nice "thank you" note for our Rosebowl sponsorship.
     
    NGSE Participant accommodations required:
    Margie Booyens advised that the District has an NGSE participant coming to Medicine Hat.  Edward is 21, and from German, taking a degree in education.  He has been accepted in our local school district to learn about the Alberta system from the middle of September to the end of November.  If you are interested in having him in your house, please contact Margie.
     
    Rotary Club-Medicine Hat High Interact meeting:
    Peter Mueller advised that our annual meeting with the high school Interactors will take place on Monday evening, May 27th.  Please be there by 6:00 pm, and the cost is $25.00/person.  There will be a presentation by the students and a silent auction to raise funds for their projects.  Sign up using the invitation on Clubrunner.
     
    Family of Rotary
    • Please keep a Board Member informed about members health and/or any other changes, so that information can be provided to the club through the Weekly News.