President's Information
President's Remarks:
President Chris Perret opened this fun, Christmas project  meeting, at 12:15 pm. 
O'Canada was performed on the piano, as well as a number of pre-meeting Christmas carols by Don Reid.
President Chris updated the club on our Rotary Centennial Trail project, comments on the design are being dealt with and the proposed crosswalk on South Boundary Road at the Desert Blume turnoff has been enhanced to help with safety.  The Request for Quotations to several local contractors will be opened on Thursday and hopefully they will be in a position to start the layout and grading this year.  It is still intended to be a paved trail in the spring of 2019.
A short questionnaire has been emailed out to members, asking for feedback on strategic priorities and fundraising.  The results of this survey will be part of the strategic planning session in mid-January.  A date for that session will be announced shortly.
Please complete the questionnaire and either bring it to the next meeting or email it back to Chris.  This is an opportunity for all members to express their opinion and to have their voices heard, so don't waste the chance.
Membership Update:
  • No additional update at this time.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • December 10 - Regular club meeting.
    • December 12 - Board meeting (7:30 - Cypress Club) - all are welcome, Centennial Trail, Membership and Strategic Planning are 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 Executive Training (formerly PETS), on Saturday February 2nd, in Medicine Hat.
  • Rotary District 5360 Convention, May 3 - 5, 2019 in Olds, AB.
  • Rotary International Conference in Hamburg Germany in June 2019
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
Christmas  Stockings for Seniors
The Rotary Club took on a challenge to supply 150 Christmas stockings to the seniors at Masterpiece - Southlands.  Led by Heather Bach, the club purchased a number of fun things and at our meeting on Dec 3rd, did an assembly line of "stocking stuffing", to prepare the gifts for delivery later in the week.
Sometimes this group can be forgotten at the Christmas season, so hopefully this will brighten many spirits.  Great work all!
Club Happenings
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • A number of spouses of Rotarians were welcomed to the meeting, thanks for coming out Jennifer, Vicki, Fran and Diane.
  • None this week.
  • Jim White, has been an honorary Rotarian for 4 years on December 8, 2014.
Weekly Draws:  
  • Attendance draw today was Don Davis who was in attendance at the meeting today and won a free meal. 
  • Teresa Schile won the ticket draw for a set of beer mugs.
Club 500:
  • No draw this week.
  • Tickets for the 2019 Draw are now available for sale in support of the 2019 Music Festival.
Make Ups:
  • None announced this week.
Family of Rotary:
  • The club passes on its condolences to the family and friends of Joe Leask, a former member of our club who passed away on Monday Nov 26th.
  • Adolf also wanted Rotarians to keep Doug Thorson in their thoughts, as he recovers from surgery in Houston TX.
  • All Rotarians wish Sarah Koch, partner Brock and especially Maggie Rose, strength and love as they deal with their daughters recent diagnosis with Cystic Fibrosis.  Sarah advised that she is helping organize the annual CF fundraiser locally and tickets can be obtained from the following link.
Minute People: 
  • Sandy Mackay invited everyone to the annual Medicine Hat Concert Band Christmas concert on Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at the Esplanade.
    Upcoming Events
    Rotary afternoon bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Dec 08, 2018
    11:45 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Dec 27, 2018
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Executives & Directors
    President Elect
    Past President