The Rotary Club enjoyed updates and feedback on three area's of activity in the world of Rotary.
First, PDG Sandy Mackay spoke briefly about the World Polio Day event last week, and some of the history around polio and Rotary work to eradicate the disease.  He was grateful that a number of Rotarians took this opportunity to make a donation to the End Polio campaign and provided some thanks to those who helped organize the publicity around the event.
Sandy also spoke about Rotary Peace Fellowships, in particular a specific young man from Calgary who has taken his passion for service to the field with the Red Cross. The article can be found at this link 
Next, Rotarian Roger Roy spoke about the situation in Nayarit, Mexico, through a letter from Club Rotario Bahía de Jaltemba La Peñita, who he attends when he is able to escape winter to the Pacific coast of Mexico. The letter talks about the impact of the COVID infections, and the resulting economic shutdowns in their community.  Our club had sent them a donation from our club members in the summer, which amounted to 36,700 pesos which is being used for hot meals, medical supplies and food care packages.  The letter highlights some of the challenges they face and the current dire situation without their normal seasonal tourist trade.  The letter is signed: 
In closing, we again thank our Rotarian friends at Rotary Club of Medicine Hat
for your generous donation and support.
Isidro Israel Hinojosa Guzmán
Presidente 2020-2021
Club Rotario Bahía de Jaltemba – La Peñita #81838/ D-4140
Thirdly, PP Margie Booyens announced that our three new club members, who were challenged to look at the community and determine a need they could support with a donation of $1,000 will be doing a presentation at our "in-person" club meeting on Monday November 30.  It should be an exciting meeting and an interesting discussion, try not to miss it.