President's Information
President's Remarks:
President Chris Perret started the meeting with a few reminders of Rotary things going on in the community.
  • President Chris announced to the club that Sunrise Rotary is selling "Sunrise Coffee", created by the Roastery downtown as a fundraiser.  Coffee is $9.00 for a 1/2 lb and $17 for a lb.  Chris will collect the money, if anyone would like to support this creative idea.
  • Chris also showed a recent Medicine Hat News article with a photo of the 8 Medicine Hat musicians who were finalists at the recent Provincial Music Festival.  Great work by everyone in the group!
  • Chris also announced that the Rotary Centennial Trail, along the north side of South Boundary Road began construction last Wednesday.  It is expected to be approximately three weeks work.  Photos of the construction will be available next week.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • Wednesday June 19, Rotary Board meeting.
    • Monday June 24, Executive Changeover meeting.
    • NO MEETING July 1 (Canada Day)
    • Friday July 5 evening, Rotary Friendship Exchange visit from New Zealand (partners welcome)
  • 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
Presentation of Paul Harris Fellowships
PDG Sandy Mackay was pleased to present two Rotarians with recognition of contributions to the Rotary Foundation, with Paul Harris Fellowships.
First, because the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat is a 100% PHF club, Sandy presented Lisa DesRouches with her first PHF, as a new member and for her enthusiastic participation in the club since joining this year.  Great work and thank you.
Sandy then presented Honorary Rotarian Sieg Kappler with a Paul Harris pin with 5 sapphires, to recognize his continuing contribution to the Rotary Foundation.  We all benefit from these contributions with funds returned through the District and Global grant programs that allow Rotary to "do good" in the world.  Thanks Sieg!
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Cee Cee Cairns, daughter of Rotarian Jan Cairns.  Rotarian Dawn Barr got to show off her "grandma" skills.......
  • Mike Hertz   June 19
  • none this week.
Weekly Draws:  
  • Attendance draw today - Jillian Koch who was NOT in attendance and therefore didn't win
  • The club draw - Mexican coffee donated by Roger Roy was won by Ted Cowtan.
Club 500:
  • The June $1,500 draw was won by Cal Houseman, on a ticket sold by Melanie Harty.
Make Ups:
  • no report.
Family of Rotary:
  • The club continues to send "get well soon" wishes to Herman Wahl as he recovers from his recent health challenges.
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.
  • Dawn Barr announced an upcoming Rotary social event, Saturday August 3 at 4:00 we will take to the links at Hoopla's, the mini putt course next to the Ridge Medical Center on 7th St SW.  Those that wish to will then adjourn to Rustic Kitchen across the street for a dinner, drinks or whatever.  It will be our "good bye" opportunity with Katherina, who leaves for the next phase of her exchange in Lethbridge on August 5th.
  • Anne Carrier announced that Rotary will again be cutting the cake at Canada Day on Monday July 1st, there are still a few volunteers needed for the second shift that day and the sign up sheet is in her keeping.
  • Anne also mentioned that all three local clubs will be providing volunteers for the construction and appearance on a Stampede parade float, the meeting will be Tuesday evening June 25 at her house.
  • 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:
    Club Information
    Medicine Hat
    We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    1051 Ross Glen Drive SE
    Medicine Hat, AB  T1B 3T8
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    Upcoming Events
    Business Meeting - Executive Changeover Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jun 24, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Jun 26, 2019
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Canada Day - Cake Cutting
    Jul 01, 2019
    Evening meeting - Rotary Friendship Exchange
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 05, 2019
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    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 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
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