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President's Information
President's Remarks:
 
President Chris Perret opened this business meeting, which was devoted to work on updating our Strategic Plan at 12:20 pm. 
 
 
President Chris announced that City Council voted unanimously to approve the renaming of 23rd St NW to Rotary Centennial Drive at last Monday's meeting.  What a great permanent and substantial recognition of 100 years of Rotary in the community.
 
President Chris filled in admirably for Karen Blewett, and spoke about the need to update our plan and develop action items from that discussion.  He reviewed some of the priorities from the last update in 2016, and talked about the challenges of being a "multigenerational" club.
 
A short questionaire has been emailed out to members, asking for feedback on 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 questionaire 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:
  • A special email has been sent to all club members, with a list of proposed new members.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • December   3 - Christmas Stocking preparation meeting (spouses and guests welcome).
    • 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: www.medicinehatrotary.com
  • If you have any future program ideas, please email Jillian Koch at jkoch@jmhca.com
Club Happenings
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Former member and Past President of the club Joel David, and his partner June Trevoy were our guests today.
Birthdays: 
  • None this week.
Anniversary:
  • Allan O'Byrne            23 years   Nov 27, 1995.
  • Theresa Eisenbarth     5 years   Dec 2, 2013.
  • Doug Thorson             5 years   Dec 2, 2013.
Weekly Draws:  
  • Attendance draw today was Dave Stalwick who was NOT in attendance at the meeting today. 
  • Don Reid won the ticket draw for a silver fruit bowl.
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:
  • Adolf thanked all the Rotarians who attended the funeral of Ron Learmont on Wednesday Nov 21 and supported his family.
  • Adolf also wanted Rotarians to keep Doug Thorson in their thoughts, as he recovers from surgery in Houston TX.
  • 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.  Volunteers at the meeting filled out the team, thanks all.
  • 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.
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    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
     
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