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President's Information
President's Remarks:
 
President Chris Perret opened this busy meeting, at 12:15 pm.  The club stood for a moment of silence, to mark and honor the passing of Rotarian Ron Learmont, who passed away last week.
 
 
President Chris also announced that City Council would be voting on the renaming of 23rd St NW to Rotary Centennial Drive at tonights meeting.  All Rotarians are invited to Council Chambers at 6:30 pm, to witness this permanent and substantial recognition of 100 years of Rotary in the community.
 
Membership Update:
  • A special email has been sent to all club members, with a list of proposed new members.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • November 26 - Business Meeting
    • December   3 - Christmas Stocking preparation meeting.
  • 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 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: www.medicinehatrotary.com
  • If you have any future program ideas, please email Jillian Koch at jkoch@jmhca.com
Stories
Rotary Foundation Presentation
Past District Governor, Sandy Mackay gave a comprehensive and informative presentation to the club on the Rotary Foundation.  The foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary, which has a mission to "do good in the world".  The Foundation was created in 1917, by the 6th Rotary International President, Arch Klumph, with the "profit" from the convention that year.  The Rotary Club of Kansas provided him with $26.50.  Today the Foundation administers an endowment of over $3 Billion US dollars and provides in excess of $100 Million dollars every year in grants.
 
 
PDG Sandy went through a number of important Objects of Rotary and how they relate to the Foundation, the Foundations "areas of focus" and some of the efforts to promote peace in the world, including Peace Scholarships, Ambassadorial Scholarships, Polio-plus and the Global Grant process.
 
A great presentation, several questions were addressed and Sandy encouraged all Rotarians to check out the Foundation, through https://my.rotary.org/en . Please sign up and if you wish contribute.  It is the Foundation that we are all a part of, as Rotarians and the funds come back to Rotarians for the decisions on what/where to support.
 
Club Happenings
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Andrea Webb, a guest of Theresa Eisenbarth.
Birthdays: 
  • Heather Bach            Nov 22.
Anniversary:
  • Dave Panabaker      15 years      Nov 24, 2003.
Weekly Draws:  
  • Attendance draw today was Kitt Brand who was in attendance at the meeting today and won a free meal. 
  • Two draws today... Don Reid won the ticket draw for some coasters and Ken Zollner won a fruit platter.
Club 500:
  • $1,500 draw was won by Elaine Weideman on a ticket sold by Dave Maclean.
  • $  500 draw was won by Sharon Zollner on a ticket sold by hubby Ken.
  • 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:
  • All the members of the club extend their sympathy and condolences to the family of Ron Learmont, who passed away on Tuesday Nov 12.  His funeral is scheduled for Wednesday Nov 21, at 11:00 am at Cooks Funeral Home.
  • Club members and friends send their best wishes to Susan Partis, and husband Terry, as she continues to battle for health after her transplant a few years ago.
  • All Rotarians wish Sarah Bowman, 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. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/65-roses-princess-ball-medicine-hat-tickets-50429577223
 
Minute People: 
  • Dave Panabaker advised that the next Rotary bingo is Saturday Afternoon, December 8th, from 11:30 to 4 pm.  A signup email will be coming out soon.
  • President Chris Perret announced that our club Strategic Planning session has been postponed until January 2019.  A date for that event, likely on a Saturday will be provided as soon as it is decided.
  • Heather Bach, Director of Club Service is organizing the Christmas stocking delivery to one of the local seniors homes.  Our club meeting on Monday December 3rd will be used to prepare the stockings.  Heather will be taking names of Rotarians who are interested in shopping for material, contribution cash or product and also delivering the stockings in December.
  • Theresa Eisenbarth, the Rotary co-ordinator for the MHHS Interact club gave a brief update on the work the kids have been doing this year.  She spoke about the active club of 25, that a number are interested in the Adventures in Citizenship program and all are brainstorming fundraising ideas for their Interact Room at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.
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    Upcoming Events
    Presentation on Rotary Foundation
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Nov 19, 2018
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
     
    Business Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Nov 26, 2018
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
     
    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
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    President Elect
     
    Treasurer
     
    Past President
     
    Secretary
     
    Director
     
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