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Meeting Information
President Remarks:
 
This is our first attempt to send out a regular Newsletter, to help Rotarians keep informed about members of the club, about the status of projects and meetings related to the Rotary Club, Rotary District 5360 and Rotary International.  We'll miss stuff, but please respond if you have news that can and should be shared among Rotarians.  We are particularly interested in any needs in the community, that healthy Rotarians can help with.
 
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Dear Fellow Rotarians
 
How radically our lives have changed, and in such a short space of time!
At global, country and city levels, we are all having to think and ‘do’ differently. The spread of the virus and the number of deaths is horrific. At the same time, there are positives emerging here and there, all over the globe, which attest to the creativity, adaptability and flexibility of people.
My hope is that during the weeks (and months) ahead, we will use some of our time to critically reflect on our Club. What do we value that needs to be retained and strengthened? What improvements can we bring about? What do we need to drop? Which of the creative things we are doing at present, should be maintained?
We still have that all important longer-term goal of becoming a stronger, more diverse Club that makes a significant impact on the quality of life of people, locally and further afield.
Right now, let us convert our new lifestyle of ‘social distancing’, into ‘distance socializing’, keeping regular contact with one another, in creative ways, to support and serve one another.
On the request of the Board, the Membership Committee (chair: Mike Christie) will in fact be taking the lead in this regard.
Over the next seven days, all our members will receive a call. The opportunity will be used to find out how you are and whether you could use any kind of assistance. But we will also be using the opportunity to briefly explore other Club related matters with you. We look forward to doing this! It will be a great opportunity to make your voice, your opinions, ideas and wishes, heard.
Our Weekly News will come out faithfully, every week, thanks to Dave Panabaker and other editors. We will do our best to keep you up to date with Rotary and member related matters – and we ask that you help us with this by feeding through information you would like published. This could include ideas for local (non-contact) Rotary Community Service… and/or information about what services you are currently involved in, via other organizations and groups.
Please also remember to use and refer to our Rotary Club Facebook pages, one open to the public and the closed to non-Club members.
Warm greetings to you and your loved ones, from your Board. May we all actively live out our ‘Service above Self’ commitment, in this new era, in relevant, creative and appropriate ways, both old and new.
 
Margie Booyens
 
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PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FELLOW ROTARIANS, ESPECIALLY IF SOMEONE NEEDS ASSISTANCE.  ALSO, IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH THE CLUB, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH PRESIDENT MARGIE B., CLUB SERVICE DIRECTOR HEATHER B. OR NEWSLETTER EDITOR DAVE P. AND WE'LL MAKE SURE IT GETS COMMUNICATED.
 
Rotary Club - "What we can do"
  • Everyone should have received an email from Heather Bach, with a number of web links to information on Virus protection, self isolation and social distancing.  All great information, and vital to help contain the spread of the CV-19 virus.
 
 
 
 
How to practice "Social Distancing" - https://www.alberta.ca/prevent-the-spread.aspx#p25621s3 
  • One of the programs that our club has faithfully supported over the past few years is the Salvation Army Hot Meal program, and we have been informed it won't be running in its past form during the emergency. The club received the following information, so if anyone can assist, I know it would be greatly appreciated.
    • Donna at the Salvation Army advised they are not allowing clients to bring their own dishes at this time, because the volunteers then handle them.  So they must be received ahead of time to be sanitized.  She said they are so busy and swamped right now that they don't have much time for shopping.  They would greatly appreciate if we could bring them any containers (with lids) directly.  They have purchased some from Brewmaster but they could certainly use more, so if you have some around the house, they'd really appreciate any we could spare.  They are also in desperate need of sanitizer for volunteers and clients.
 
 
Rotary Club "What-z New":
  • Just a reminder that "when" meetings start up again, they will take place in the Crowfoot Room, Medicine Hat College.  
Rotary Club Membership Update:
  • The membership committee will be dividing up the club roster, and trying to be in contact with every Rotarian just to help with the "Rotary withdrawal" we are probably all feeling.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Housekeeping:
    • Please collect club draw items.  It is an important part of our meeting and the funds generated help to run the club.
    • If you have a Meeting Minute, please phone or email the Newsletter and we'll include it.
    • Board minutes can be found on ClubRunner, under Club Documents.
Upcoming Club Program, Activities, and Meetings
  • NO MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  • The Rotary Club Board met this month using the "Zoom" webinar program,  This technique may be used on the upcoming third Wednesday of each month, if the crisis and restrictions continue.
Upcoming Rotary Club, District and International Events:
  • CANCELED - Tri-Club Social with District Trainers.
  • POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Club Leadership Training 
  • POSTPONED until FALL 2020 - District 5360 convention May 1 - 3, 2020 in Calgary.
  • AS OF MARCH 19 CANCELED - Rotary International Convention, June 6 - 10, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Future Programs:
  • The Rotary Club's Program Coordinator is Jillian Koch.  If you have future program ideas, please email Jillian at jkoch@jmhca.com
News
Meeting News
Minute People:
  • Just a request to submit information to our abbreviated publication.  We can't publish what we don't know.
  • Uwe Krickhahn has been in touch and is looking for donations of used denim, for a grocery bag project he is working on. If you have used denim, please drop it off at Uwe's place.
Birthdays: The month of March
  • Dan Kammerer:   March 4
  • Dave Panabaker: March 7
  • Shann Snedden:  March 17
  • Terry Cooper:       March 25
Club Anniversaries: The month of March.
  • Stan Sakamoto:     36 Years
  • Jack Snedden:       31 Years
  • Mike Christie:         18 Years
  • Dave Stalwick:       18 Years
  • John John:             17 Years
  • Teresa Schile:          6 Years
  • Bruce Shepard:        6 Years
  • Dominique Hirsch:   3 Years
  • Dawn Barr:            16 Years
Makeups:
  • Doug Fleming is calculating the  number of members who have spent time volunteering at the Rotary Music Festival in the past week.  If you know of some, that haven't been submitted, please call Doug!
Family of Rotary: (DURING THIS MEETING HIATUS, PLEASE KEEP ADOLF INFORMED ABOUT MEMBERS SO THAT INFORMATION CAN BE PASSED ON TO ALL)
  • Gerry Nadeau has returned home and continues to improve every day after his operation.
  • Gregg Martin also continues to recover at home, he's improving and resting up.
  • Glen Presley continues to undergo cancer treatment, and other than some fatigue is doing really well.
  • For those other members of the club who are facing health challenges, we wish you well and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
  • For those members of the club who are travelling to return to Canada, or are still out of the country we wish you safe travels and good health!!
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Club Information
Medicine Hat
We meet Mondays at 11:45 AM
Medicine Hat Lodge
1051 Ross Glen Drive SE
Medicine Hat, AB  T1B 3T8
Canada
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Upcoming Events
Stop all Rotary Activities
Mar 15, 2020 – Apr 03, 2020
 
CANCELED - Social Get together
Grit City Distillery
Mar 20, 2020
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
CANCELED -Community Presentation: The Mustard Seed
Medicine Hat Lodge
Mar 23, 2020
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
 
CANCELED - Rotary Business Meeting
Medicine Hat Lodge
Mar 30, 2020
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Rotary at Work: Hot Meal Program
Salvation Army Resource Centre
Apr 01, 2020
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Rotary evening bingo
Top Hat Bingo
Apr 03, 2020
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Rotary evening bingo
Top Hat Bingo
Apr 27, 2020
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Rotary at Work: Hot Meal Program
Salvation Army Resource Centre
May 06, 2020
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Rotary evening bingo
Top Hat Bingo
May 14, 2020
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Rotary at Work: Hot Meal Program
Salvation Army Resource Centre
Jun 03, 2020
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
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