President's Information
President's Remarks:
Today's meeting was led by Club Director Melanie Harty, who started the meeting promptly at 12:15 pm, and moved us right into our program.  President Margie was away at the Citizenship ceremony in Calgary, so the whole club congratulates her and Johan on this big step.
Rotary Club Membership Update:
  • watch this space for membership changes and information.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • See the club calendar adjacent or the club website.
  • Housekeeping:
    • Please bring club draw items.  It is an important part of our meeting.
    • If you have a Meeting Minute, please send President Margie a note (email, phone, in-person)
    • Board minutes can be found on ClubRunner, under Club Documents.
Upcoming Rotary Club. District and International Events:
  • Club Leadership Training will be in the Crowfoot Room, MH College on Saturday, March 21, to all Rotarians.
  • 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:
  • Our Program coordinator is Jillian Koch.  If you have any future program ideas, please email Jillian at
Community Foundation Presentation
The Rotary Club was delighted to welcome Susan Edwards, the Assistant Director of the Community Foundation of South East Alberta (CFSEA).  Susan was introduced by Club Service Director Heather Bach and spoke about the recent distribution from the Foundation, to a total of 39 agencies and $207,000 in the fall of this year.
Susan also spoke about the expansion of the Foundations reach, recently the "give where you live" theme has been taken up in Brooks & District, 40 Mile and Prairie Crocus (the Oyen area).  Separate rural community funds have been set up for these areas, with dedicated coordinators in each area.  She was hopeful that Cypress County will also have a specific fund and administrator soon.
Susan also acknowledge the role of RBC, who have funded significant grants to youth led initiatives.  Approximately $60,000 has been donated to fund this aspect of Foundation work.
Susan revealed that new endowments had been set up specifically for the Mustard Seed, and for assist them in gathering funds and providing long term financial support.  The Foundation has $14.4 Million dollars under administration with a goal to surpass $15 Million by 2020.
Rotarians are reminded that our club maintains an endowment at the Foundation in support of the Rotary Music Festival.  That fund currently contributes over $8,000 to cover the operating cost of the Festival.
Susan was thanked by Acting President Melanie and presented with a Medalta mug with thanks!
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Susan Edwards, Assistant Director of CFSEA, our guest speaker.
  • Igor Grujuc, a visitor to the club today.  
  • No birthdays this week.
  • Doug Thorson       6 years   Dec 2, 2013.
  • Terry Cooper        12 years  Dec 4, 2007.
Weekly Draws:  
  • The club attendance draw was won by Terry Cooper, who was present to get a free lunch.
  • The club gift draw of Medicine Hat Sunrise coffee was won by Joe Hrankowski .
Club 500:
  • No draw this week.
  • none reported today.
Family of Rotary:
  • No report.
Minute People: 
  • Heather Bach reminded Rotarians about our upcoming Christmas stocking stuffer event, on Thursday Dec 12 with the delivery schedule for Friday Dec 13.  More information, with times and location will be coming out by email soon.
  • Wayne Chesley advised the club that he would be doing a presentation in the next few months on the large 3H project the club did in 2008. The date will be published on the website once it's established.
  • Jillian Koch gave advance notice that our club has been invited to participate in a home building project, led by Rotary Club of Calgary West, in Mexico on April 16 - April 19.  More info to come on this in the next few weeks.
  • Theresa Eisenbarth updated the club on the status of the MHHS Interact project for 2019 - 2020, and that the dedication of the Rotary Room at the hospital will be Dec 20th.
  • Adolf Seiler thanked all 28 Rotarians and friends who rang the bells for the Salvation Army on Saturday.
  • Glen Presley reminded Rotarians to pick up their "Club 1000" tickets, this year we have 1000 tickets to sell and the draw is now a onetime cash draw, at the Rosebowl competition evening, March 13th.
  • Terry Cooper reminded Rotarians that the Jan 13th meeting would be at the MH College, with Tracy Stroud speaking about the energy generation and conservation projects that are ongoing.
  • Dave Panabaker reminded those present that today was the last day to order MH Sunrise Rotary coffee...either ground or beans.
  • Dave also reminded everyone that next week's meeting will continue the strategic discussion on direction and change, please respond to President Margies email by Wednesday Dec 4 if you have comments. 
Club Information
Medicine Hat
We meet Mondays at 11:45 AM
Medicine Hat Lodge
1051 Ross Glen Drive SE
Medicine Hat, AB  T1B 3T8
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Upcoming Events
Rotary evening bingo
Top Hat Bingo
Dec 05, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Business Meeting
Medicine Hat Lodge
Dec 09, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Presentation: Maddy Caparini Rotary Youth Exchange
Medicine Hat Lodge
Dec 16, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Presentation: Dan Kammerer New Hampshire Exchange
Medicine Hat Lodge
Dec 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary evening bingo
Top Hat Bingo
Dec 23, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary 2019 Wrap-Up Meeting
Medicine Hat Lodge
Dec 30, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Presentation: MHC Tracy Stroud (Off-Site)
Medicine Hat College
Jan 13, 2020
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
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