President's Information
President's Remarks:
President Margie began the meeting by putting out an "all points bulletin" for our guest speaker, Police Chief Andy McGrogan.  We will dig into his absence and reschedule his talk for a future meeting.
Margie took the opportunity to have a number of Rotarians speak (see the club "minute people") about various aspects of club business and she used the extra time to allow our Short Term Youth Exchange students to present on their experience.
Margie also spoke about the celebration for Afghanistan's 100th Anniversary today.  They are one of only two countries in the world where the wild transmission of polio still occurs.  Polio has no cure, only regular vaccinations of children can prevent it's occurrence.  Sandy Mackay will be leading an effort by all three local clubs to inform, educate, raise awareness and raise funds for End Polio Now, on "World Polio Day", October 24.
President Margie also provided the update that our NGSE student, Katharina Braess has left District 5360 on her way home to Germany, by way of a stop in Montreal.  Margie passed along Katharina's parents thanks and gratitude for the hospitality she received and the education in the legal profession, both Birgit and Jan send their most heartfelt thanks!  Both Neil Mardian and Ken Feser volunteered to help Margie with NGSE on a go forward basis.  For more information on Service Exchange please see the website 
District Governor Christine Rendell sent along a note that 5360 is celebrating 30 years of Women in Rotary by holding a fabulous event showcasing some of our incredible Women of Action! who have positively impacted our local and global communities.  The venue is the gorgeous Rotary Bethany Atrium located in Bethany Riverview Village 200, 2915 - 26 Ave SE Calgary, at a cost of $30.
Rotary Presentations:
None this week
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • Wednesday August 21, 2019 - Club Board meeting, 7:30 pm at the Cypress Club.
    • Monday       August 26, 2019 - Business meeting (goals, meeting costs and membership)
    • Monday September  2, 2019 - NO MEETING (STAT HOLIDAY)
    • Monday September 23, 2019 - District Governor Christine Rendell official visit
  • Housekeeping:
    • Please bring auction items.  It is an important part of our meeting.
    • If you have a Meeting Minute, please send President Margie a note (email, phone, in-person)
    • Board minutes can be found on ClubRunner, under Club Documents.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Rotary Waterton-Glacier Peace Park celebration, Sept 13 - 15 in Waterton.
  • Dieter Brand has planned the next Fireside Chat will be on Oct 22nd at the Cypress Club.
  • World Polio Day is Oct 24 - a day to celebrate the eradication of polio effort, and the work of Rotary
  • Next District 5360 convention May 1 - 3, 2020 in Calgary.
  • Next Rotary International Convention, June 6 - 10, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Future Programs:
  • For more Club activities, to keep up with events and stay in touch, check the Club website at:
  • Our Program coordinator is Jillian Koch.  If you have any future program ideas, please email Jillian at
Short Term Youth Exchange
It was a pleasure to welcome our current Short Term Youth Exchange participants, Karli Mardian from Medicine Hat and Bennedetta Minello from Italy to the meeting today.  Bennedetta is on the reciprocal portion of the exchange, after her family entertained Karli in Italy earlier this summer.
The girls were introduced by Rotarian Neil Mardian, and provided photographs of both halves of the exchange.  Karli spend 3 weeks in Italy and Bennedetta has one week remaining on her three week visit.  The girls have had a wonderful time, and everything has gone swimmingly (lots of water sports photos).  
Information about Youth Exchange can be found on the District Youth Exchange website 
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Stefan Rothschuk, son-in-law of Joe Chacko.
  • Karli Mardian, daughter of Rotarian Neil and a Short Term Exchange participant.
  • Bennedetta Minello, the current inbound Short Term Exchange participant, from a small village outside of Venice.
  • Gregg Martin      August 25th.
  • none this week
Weekly Draws:  
  • The attendance draw this week was Dick Northcott, who has NOT present to win a free meal
  • The club draw this week was provided by Dale Stein, and was salmon and sea salt from Sooke, BC.  The draw was won by Dan Kammerer.
Club 500:
  • The $1,500 draw for August was won by Dr Michael Wiegel, on a ticket sold by Ted Cowtan.
Make Ups:
  • Kitt and Dieter Brand have been busy and submitted a few makeups from 3 different clubs in Ontario.
Family of Rotary:
  • Adolf Seiler was happy to report that Don Reid was thrilled with card from the Rotary Club and both Adolf and Bruce Shepard had a wonderful visit with Don last Monday.
Minute People: 
  • Club Secretary Doug Fleming did a quick minute on the cost of a meeting.  Our lunch cost from the Medicine Hat Lodge have gone up effect July 1 of this year.  The club is passing that cost on to attendee's, but please remember to bring a little spare change for the club draw and happy dollars.
  • Terry Cooper spoke about the timing of club meetings, we are advertising 11:45 am as the start time, lunch will be available starting at 11:50 and the "bell" will sound promptly at 12:15 pm.  The goal is to have the meeting complete by 1:00 pm.
  • Anne Carrier presented the club with the check for our Parade Float, our third place win was worth $75.00.  The money will be used to offset the cost of the float preparation.
  • Adolf Seiler mentioned that he has tickets from the Saamis Rotary Club, for their Harley draw on September 28.  Tickets for this annual fundraiser are $100.
  • President Margie also wanted the club to keep in mind, Tuesday September 3rd, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Ken Feser will give his classification talk at the Medicine Hat Public Library.  It will started with coffee and a snack, and then Ken will talk about his career and the library programs. Sounds like a great program, don't miss it.
  • Along those same lines, President Margie mentioned that Dan Kammerer will do his classification talk at Prairie Gleaners, on Saturday September 14 from 9:45 to 11:15 am.  A great opportunity to see the facility, which has been spoken of at the club, and hear about another new club members passion.  For more information about Prairie Gleaners, see the website 
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    Medicine Hat
    We meet Mondays at 11:45 AM
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    1051 Ross Glen Drive SE
    Medicine Hat, AB  T1B 3T8
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    Upcoming Events
    Board Meeting
    Cypress Club
    Aug 21, 2019
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Business Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Aug 26, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    STAT Holiday - No Meeting
    Sep 02, 2019
    Classification Talk - Ken Feser (TUESDAY)
    Medicine Hat Public Library
    Sep 03, 2019
    3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Guest Speaker: Chamber of Commerce
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Sep 09, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Sep 11, 2019
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Fellowship: Classification Talk: Rod Dal Collo
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Sep 16, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Guest speaker: Community Foundation
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Sep 23, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Business Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Sep 30, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Oct 05, 2019
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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