AG Keith kicked off by giving the meeting a rundown of the many events being planned at District and International levels.
Keith also reminded our members about the fundraising raffle of the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat - Sunrise, of which he is the co-President. The winner will be the lucky recipient of two e-bikes. A second upcoming initiative of the Sunrise Club is a walk, at twilight, on the Sunrise Rotary Trail on Wednesday March 2, starting from the MH Cultural Centre at the College at 5:30pm. See the Sunrise Club's Facebook page for more details.
After this overview of events, Keith spoke about Rotary's New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE) program.
The District NGSE team comprises seven Rotarians, Rotex and Rotaract members, located in different cities in our District and chaired by Margie Booyens.
Keith spoke about the successful 8-week virtual exchange of Juliana Nishitani ('Juba') from Sao Paulo, Brazil) in our District in 2021 - two weeks in each of Medicine Hat, Calgary, Olds/Red Deer and Lethbridge that combined the three key components of the NGSE: the vocational, cultural and Rotary service. He mentioned that this exchange will be presented in a breakaway session during the upcoming Rotary International Convention in Houston, in June 2022.
The next inbound virtual exchange is on the topic of Agriculture: Crop Production.
In closing, Keith reminded members of the many benefits of participating at District, Club and personal levels, in the NGSE, and invited members to contact him or Margie to find out more.