President's Information
President's Remarks:
President Margie Booyens took the podium, and ran the meeting today.  This was really a business meeting, primarily to approve the 2019-2020 Annual Club budget and discuss a few fundraising ideas.  President Margie did mention the 2019-2020 Presidential Citation, and the goals contained in it will be discussed at the first club business meeting on Monday July 29.
President Margie first took the time to thank all the Rotarians who came out on Canada Day, July 1st to cut birthday cake in the park.  The last piece of cake went to a very happy little girl.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • Monday July 15, 2019 - NGSE student, Katarina Braess.
    • Monday July 22, 2019 - Rotary in the Park, with DG Christine Rendell in attendance.
    • Monday July 29, 2019 - Business meeting - Presidential Citation, meeting structure and fundraising ideas will all be on the agenda.
  • Housekeeping:
    • Please bring auction items.  It is an important part of our meeting.
    • If you have a Meeting Minute, please send Pres Chris 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.
  • 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:
  • If you have any future program ideas, please email Jillian Koch at
2019 - 2020 Club Budget
Club Treasurer Gail Halderman presented the 2019 - 2020 Budget for approval by the club.
The meeting had two components, as the first half was related to Gails presentation and the second PP Chris Perret spoke about issues with our Club 500 draw, and the need to think carefully about our fundraising activities and how we can work together with the Music Festival Society to improve our ability to fundraise.
A number of questions and suggestions were put forward by Rotarians on both topics and the budget was ultimately approved.  A copy of the budget can be found under "Club Documents" in Clubrunner.
Rotary Friendship Exchange
The Rotary Club of Medicine Hat welcomed fellow Rotarians from District 9930, which takes up the middle of the North Island of New Zealand.  This was the second half of a Friendship Exchange that saw a number of District 5360 Rotarians in New Zealand last year.
The visitors were treated to a tour of City Hall, where they met Mayor Clugston, and also enjoyed a visit to Medalta.
On Friday evening, a special club meeting was held and Michael Nightingale and Carl Tookey from the New Zealand group presented a great slideshow on District 9930 and the flora/fauna of New Zealand.  A great time was had by everyone and we wish the group well in their further travels over the next 10 days.
Introduction of Katerina Braess, NGSE student 
The Rotary Club welcomed Katarina to the meeting and our club on Canada Day.  There was a welcome party at Skinny's Smokehouse, which was attended by host families and other Rotarians.  Great food and wonderful to see so many folks out to introduce themselves and visit with our first New Generations Service Exchange student
Katarina was also put to work at the Salvation Army Hot Meal program on Wednesday evening.
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Katarina Braess, our NGSE student from Germany.
  • Cee Cee Cairns was in attendance with Mom Jan and Grandpa Dave.
  • None this week
  • None this week.
Weekly Draws:  
  • No attendance draw this week
  • No club draw this week.
Club 500:
  • This week was the monthly $500 draw, won by Krista Bartman on a ticket sold by Al Garden.
Make Ups:
  • Club Secretary Doug Fleming did a short report on how busy the club has been this month already.  In one week,Rotarians were involved in Canada Day, Interact, a Directors meeting, the Salvation Army hot meal program, and the New Zealand Friendship Exchange.  If you are feeling tired, that might be why.  Great work by everyone and more to come this month with "Rotary in the Park" and the "Stampede Parade float".
Family of Rotary:
  • It was great to see Herman Wahl back at the club, after his extended absence.
Minute People: 
  • Dave Panabaker announced that "Rotary at the MH Mavericks" is set for Saturday July 27th - 7:05pm.  Tickets (including a drink, burger and popcorn) are $30/person and Dave has them at the meeting.
  • Dave Panabaker also thanked those Rotarians who worked the bingo on June 26, we didn't contribute any money toward the pool earnings, but John John won the guess pot.
  • Ted Cowtan reminded everyone to sign up for the summer BBQ at his house on Saturday July 13 from 3 pm until "closing".  Sign up today (Monday) if possible.
  • Dave Stalwick is the chair of a bingo on Friday July 19, and is looking for a few more volunteers.
  • Dawn Barr is organizing a "good bye to Katarina party for Saturday August 3, mini-putt at Hoopla's and then refreshments at the Rustic Kitchen.  An invitation is out today.
  • Margie Booyens announced that new official District 5360 t-shirts were available. The club has purchased some for resale, and has the following sizes
They are available for $10, please see Margie at any meeting to get one.  Photos below:
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    Medicine Hat
    We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
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    1051 Ross Glen Drive SE
    Medicine Hat, AB  T1B 3T8
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    Upcoming Events
    Business Meeting - Budget
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 08, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Summer Celebration BBQ and Pool Party
    Ted Cowtan's
    Jul 13, 2019
    3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Rotarian Exchange - Katharina Braess
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 15, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Rotary Evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Jul 19, 2019
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rotary Stampede Kickoff in the Park
    Rotary Park
    Jul 22, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
    Rotary Night at the Mavericks game
    Althletic Park
    Jul 27, 2019
    7:05 PM – 10:00 PM
    Business Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 29, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Rotary afternoon bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Aug 03, 2019
    11:45 AM – 4:00 PM
    Fellowship Evening - Farewell to Katharina
    Hoopla's Family Entertainment / Rustic Kitchen
    Aug 03, 2019
    4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Aug 18, 2019
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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