Meeting Information
President Meeting Remarks:
President Terry Partis welcomed everyone to this important meeting of the club, to deal with an important issue for the future of the Rotary Music Festival.
Terry spent a few minutes at the beginning of the meeting thanking everyone who spent some time on Sunday at the Celebration of Life for Gerry Nadeau.  He was happy to see such a great turnout and he knows that the family is very happy to see everyone.
Terry also spoke a little more about the "Move for Polio" initiative, several people had asked for more information about navigating the site, or doing donations, so some "pdf's" will be emailed out this week.
The link to the Medicine Hat "team" page is as follows. 
If you go to that page, and click the "participants" tab, you will see the 5 members of the club (Partis, Booyens, Bide, Christie and Panabaker) who have set up individual pages.  Remember that if you identify yourself, you will receive Foundation points as well as an income tax receipt.
Please help us get to $2,500...remember Wayne Chesley's pledge to match that amount!
President Terry also mentioned that will help from AG Keith Walker and our Margie Booyens, some tri-club social meetings will be attempted in the fall.  Each of the clubs will organize a place to meet, on the last Friday of the month, purely as a social get together.
September 24 - MH Rotary
October 29   - Sunrise Rotary
November 26 - Saamis Rotary
Please save those dates, the get together locations will be announced as they are picked.
It was great to see a few people on the ZOOM meeting, I believe at one time there were 7 participants.
Rotary Club "What-z New":
  • The new club laptop made an appearance today, more equipment to facilitate hybrid meetings is on the way.  Many thanks to Mike Christie and Edward Lipin for learning to work the technology and provide this enhanced club meeting experience.  
  • If our hybrid meetings continue in the future, a few more meeting helpers will be required to help run cameras and sound.  We are all learning as we go along here, but these type of meetings are manpower intensive.
Rotary Club Membership Update:
  • If you are interested in helping this working membership team, please contact Mike Christie.
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
  • Thursday July 22, Rotary Board meeting - Murray Chev boardroom, 7:00 pm.
  • Monday July 26 - VIRTUAL meeting, the first visit by District Governor Martin Parnell to the club this year.
  • Thursday July 29 - Rotary Bingo
  • Monday Aug  2 - CIVIC HOLIDAY, no meeting
  • Wednesday Aug 4 - Rotary Bingo
Upcoming Rotary District and International Events:
  • The next District 5360 Conference is a "single day" event in Cochrane, on Saturday May 14, 2022
Future Programs:
  • The Rotary Club's Program Coordinator is Jillian Koch.  If you have future program ideas, please email Jillian at
Special Meeting of the Music Festival Society
President of the Music Festival Society, Milan Vujovic took the podium today and operated a Special General Meeting of the Rotary Music Festival Society.  The purpose of the meeting was to approve a set of updated and revised Society bylaws, which would open up membership in the Society to the general public.
After calling the meeting to order, Milan provided some background to the changes and there were a few comments and questions answered from the Project Team members.  After those were complete, on a motion made by Don Davis and seconded by Dave Panabaker, the revised bylaws were approved unanimously.  Anne Carrier, as the recording secretary for the Society, took attendance and confirmed that significantly more than a minimum quorum were present to approve this historic change.
The work continues, as new membership applications for the society were available at the meeting and the existing Society Board will begin recruiting interested parties from the music community.
Thanks were given to the Project team and to the existing Music Festival Society Board, for all the hard work that went into this project.  There is more work to do, but this was a significant step forward.
Meeting News
  • Johan Booyens, spouse of Rotarian Margie.
Club Draw:
  • The winner of a bottle of Black Jelly Bean Vodka was Ken Zollner.
Minute People:.
  • On behalf of Gail Halderman, President Terry did a minute on the upcoming Rib-Fest.  He confirmed that the Rotary Rib-Fest is a go, for August 13 - 15.  Planning is underway, volunteers will be needed and there may be a walkup area for eating as well as a drive through.  Gail has sent out requests for sponsorship, primarily by businesses who will get signage and media (social and radio) advertising for helping out.  If you have that weekend available please set aside some time to help out.
  • The next Rotary bingo is Thursday evening, July 29th, and a second email sign up will be sent out.  Three more volunteers will be required.
  • Gregg Martin advised that our August bingo has been moved to Wednesday evening, August 4th, to avoid conflict with Rib-Fest.  That is two bingo's in a week, so jump up and volunteer for one or the other.
  • The next District Rotary Learning seminar is Wednesday, July 21 at 7:00 pm and is focused on Communication in an online world.  Register for the session at this link 
  • Ken Zoller advised that our next casino will be August 21 and 22, and all the volunteers have stepped forward,  Great work all, thanks.
  • Clubrunner has a series of learning webinar's starting this week.  Check this link to see if any could help you navigate our club and website tool. 
  • For those who are interested in learning about our indigenous neighbors, Dan Kammerer sent along a free course, sponsored by BMO which is used in their internal training and provided through the First Nations University of Canada.  The course is free until July 15, and can be accessed through this link. .  As well, a much more comprehensive course, titled "Indigenous Canada" can be accessed through the University of Alberta.  It is also free, and can be found here. . 
  • Dave Panabaker also announced that a blend of "in-person" meetings and "ZOOM" meetings are planned for July and August.  Currently August 9th and 23nd are booked at the MH Lodge, WATCH for attendance invitations as we work with the MH Lodge to reopen things and have personal meetings.  An email is out, looking for greeters at this meetings.
  • Dick Bide advised that he has pie cherry's ready for picking, please come by and help clean out the tree.
  • If you have photos or a story to include in the Weekly News, please submit it to Dave P and we'll try to publish it.
Birthdays: July
  • Jillian Koch             July 19th.
  • Marg Mazerolle       July 24th.
Club Anniversaries:  July.
  • Margie Booyens         5 years       July   5, 2016.
  • Glen Presley               6 years      July 27, 2015.
  • Kitt Brand                   12 years     July 29,  2009.
  • No report.
  • Fran Wahl advised that a small, graveside service is being planned for Herman, which will take place in Hillside Cemetery on Saturday August 21st, at 1:30 pm.  A reception will follow in Herman Wahl Memorial Park in Redcliff.  Please save that date.
  • A former member of the club, who was President in 1993-1994, Bob Ferguson lost his wife Eileen on Thursday July 15.  If you would like to speak to him, you can reach him at 403-527-8077.
  • All the members of our club send "get well" thoughts to Saamis Rotarian Jim Marshall, who has recently gone through a serious health challenge and is now on the mend.
Club Information
Medicine Hat
Mondays at 11:45 AM
Medicine Hat Lodge
1051 Ross Glen Dr SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3T8
Meeting in-person commencing again July 12,2021
District Site
Venue Map
Upcoming Events
Rotary Board meeting
Murray Chev boardroom
Jul 22, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Presentation: District Governor Martin Parnell
Jul 26, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bingo
Top Hat Bingo
Jul 29, 2021
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Aug 02, 2021
Rotary bingo
Top Hat Bingo
Aug 04, 2021
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
In-Person Meeting
Medicine Hat Lodge
Aug 09, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
TENTATIVE DATES - 2021 Rotary Ribfest
Murray Chev Cadillac
Aug 13, 2021 12:00 PM –
Aug 15, 2021 6:00 PM
In-Person meeting
Medicine Hat Lodge
Aug 23, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Casino
Copper Coulee Casino
Aug 23, 2021 12:00 PM –
Aug 24, 2021
Business meeting (ZOOM)
Aug 30, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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