President's Information
President's Remarks:
President Chris opened this special meeting, particularly to facilitate the AGM of the Music Festival Society, at 12:15 pm.
President Chris encouraged all members of the club to participate in the 3 upcoming Rotary events, particularly the November 10 District Learning Session.  Sign up is done on the District website, follow this link
Membership Update:
  • No update this week, but watch this space soon!
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • October 29 - Business 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:
  • World Polio Day, October 24th - Interact club "Purple Pinkies" fundraiser.
  • Rotary District Board meeting in Medicine Hat, Friday November 9th   (it's designed to "demystify" the District process) 
  • District Training Initiative, Saturday November 10th, MH College.
  • Club Strategic Plan Update, Saturday November 17th.
  • 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
Rotary Music Festival Society - AGM
The main program for this Monday's Rotary meeting was a meeting of the "Rotary Club of Medicine Hat Music Festival Society", the separate, charitable society that is operated by the Rotary Club.
Rotarian Allan O'Byrne was President of the Music Festival Society this year and presented the reports, and matters for votes by Rotarians.
Rotarian Don Davis was Chairman of the  2018 Music Festival, and will be succeeded this year by Milan Vujovic.  
Special thanks were made to Don Davis, for his role in Festival operations the last 5 years and to Cathie Catalano, who has had to resign from the society for health reasons.  The club appreciates the great work of these and all the Rotarians who volunteer to manage and operate the Festival.
End Polio Presentation to Interact club
On Wednesday October 17, PDG Sandy Mackay attended the Medicine Hat High School Interact club and presented a slideshow on polio, on the disease itself because all of the students are too young to remember polio as a feared disease, on the Rotary program to end polio around the world and an update on the status of that endeavor.
The presentation was well received and the suggestion was made that Sandy's talk be delivered to the club at some point in the future.
The Medicine Hat High School Interact students will be holding a "Purple Pinkie's" fundraiser for End Polio starting on Wednesday October 24, in the common room from 11:45 am to 12:20 pm
Please come out one of these three noon hours, and support both the Interact students and the Rotary End Polio campaign.
Club Happenings
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • District Governor Dan Doherty.
  • Rotarian Marlene Doherty.
  • Uwe Krickhahn         Oct 24th.
  • Jack Snedden          Oct 26th.
  • Dale Stein                Oct 22, 2007           11 years.
Weekly Draws:  
  • Attendance draw today was Mark Sorenson who WAS at the meeting today and won a free meal. 
  • Mark Sorenson ALSO won the ticket draw of a jar of antipasto.
Club 500:
  • $500 draw in October was won by Bev Cumings, on a ticket sold by Rotarian Jay Chesley.
Make Ups:
  • None announced this week.
Family of Rotary:
  • The club received an update on Brenda Bauman's progress from Doug.  Her stem cell transplant has been done, she will need to recover in the hospital for approx 2 weeks, and then recuperate in Calgary for an additional 3 weeks.  We send them and their whole family our prayers and best wishes.
  • President Chris announced that due to health reasons, Cathie Catalano has had to resign from the Rotary club.
  • Our thoughts and prayers also go to Rotarian Doug Thorson, who is slowly recovering from his recent health scare.
  • On a happy note, President Chris and the club send congratulations to Anke and Uwe Krickhahn on their 57th wedding anniversary.
Minute People: 
  • Adolf Seiler did a quick poll of the dates available for manning the Salvation Army kettles this year.  The most popular date was Saturday December for the sign up sheet soon.
  • Dave Panabaker reminded all Rotarians that the MHHS Interact club are doing a "Purple Pinkie" day on Wednesday Oct 24, on World Polio Day, in the common area from 11:45 - 12:20 (as well as Thursday and Friday) as a fundraiser for the "End Polio" campaign.  (Rotarians are encouraged to slip by and having a pinkie painted, the cost is $0.25/finger or $1.00/hand...any donation is really appreciated..
  • Stan Sakamoto invited Rotarians to the next Rotary Happy Hour, a social event at MH Brewing Company on Tuesday, October 23th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Medicine Hat Brewing Company is located at 1366 Brier Park Drive N.W.
  • Stan also reminded Rotarians about the upcoming reception for Susan's art exhibit at the Medicine Hat Public Library, on Thursday evening Oct 25th.
  • Dick Bide requested that all Rotarians who signed up for the dinner club, please schedule your dinners.  It would be great to have some done in November, before the holiday season keeps everyone busy.
  • Dick Northcott reminded everyone that Canadian Humanitarian is having their annual gala, on November 16, 2018 at Medalta Potteries.  Tickets can be obtained from Dick or by looking up their website .
    Upcoming Events
    Rotary Happy Hour
    M. H. Brewing Company, 1366 Brier Park Drive N.W
    Oct 23, 2018
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Oct 31, 2018
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Nov 14, 2018
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rotary afternoon 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