Meeting Information
Remarks of the President
Treasurer Gail Halderman was "acting" President this month, so he got to run the month end business meeting.  He welcomed everyone to the meeting and commented on what a great turnout we had when you added up those on line and those present.
Presentation of Paul Harris Fellowship by PDG Sandy Mackay to Igor Grujic.  Congratulations on this step on your Rotary journey.
Saamis Club Fundraiser for Air Cadets
Members are encouraged to buy raffle tickets for the prize of a kayak package.
Rotary Club "What-z New":
  • A few more meeting helpers are required to run cameras and sound during our hybrid meetings.  We are all learning to adapt to this new reality.  Anyone wishing to help should contact Mike Christie 403 878 3311
Rotary Club Membership Update:
  • Would you like to join the membership team? Check out a meeting and see how exciting it is!  The committee meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:00 pm. Contact Mike Christie to join in.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Housekeeping:
    • If you have a Meeting Minute, please phone or email the President and it will be included in the next Newsletter.
    • Board minutes can be found on ClubRunner, under Club Documents.
Upcoming Club Program, Activities and Meetings:  
  • Tuesday           April 26, 2022          - Rotary Board meeting.
  • Saturday          April 30, 2022          - Centennial Trail cleanup (10 am)
  • Monday             May 02.2022          - Rotary meeting Classification talk (Gwen Dirk)
  • Sunday              May 08, 2022         - Rotary Bingo (evening)
  • Saturday          May 14th 2022        - District conference or volunteer at Prairie Gleaners
  • Monday            May 30th 2022        - evening meeting at MHHS sponsored by the Interact Club  , 5:00 pm
  • Saturday          June 4th 2022         - Mavericks Dugout Deck
Upcoming Rotary District and International Events 
  • The next District 5360 Conference is a "single day" event in Cochrane, on Saturday, May 14, 2022.  Attendance will be possible by ZOOM as well.  Register at 
  • RI International Convention - Houston, June 4 - 8, 2022.  Much more information is on the website 
Future Programs:
  • The Rotary Club's Program Committee is: Jillian Koch (, Dave Panabaker ( and Margie Booyens ( If you have ideas for future programs, please contact them).
Meeting News
  • The club was delighted to welcome former club members, Doug and Brenda Bauman, who were in town today.  Great to see you back at a meeting.
  • The attendance in general was good, 21 members and guests at the MH Lodge and 11 members online.
Club Draw:
  • Dale Stein won a bottle of wine in the draw.
  • 8 Rotarians who worked the bingo on Wednesday April 20.  Anne Carrier won the guess pot and the bingo had a profit of $1,200 to the pool.
Anne Carrier       May   5.
Doug Fleming     May 19.
Ian McLaughlin   May 20.
Ted Cowtan         May 25.
Dawn Barr           May 31.
Rotary Anniversaries: .
Ian McLaughlin         30 years     May  1, 1992.
Dick Northcott           22 years     May  1, 2000.
Susan Withers            4 years     May 14, 2018.
Dan Kammerer          18 years    May 19, 2004.
Wedding Anniversary Rose Runner for May:
  • Don Davis
Minute People:
  • Mike Christie had the following Community Service minute.  The Cypress Hills Provincial Park is the site of  the Hidden Valley ULTRA Marathon, held over a 30 hour period on June 11 and 12, 2022.  The Rotary Club has been approached to see if any of our members would interested in volunteering. The job would entail looking after a water/aid station for a 4 hours shift. Each shift would need 2 or 3 people. The locations of these stations are available from the website.

    A website with full details is available 

    If you are interested, please let Mike Christie know 403 878 3311. Alternatively, you can register directly on the above website. Don’t forget to wear Rotary clothing and if you wish you can take Rotary promotional materials with you!!

  • Dave Panabaker thanked everyone who attended the 2022 Rosebowl winner, Laec Lorentzen's performance at Saint Barnabas Church.  He sent a thank you note to the club for the prize.


  • Saturday April 30,  Rotary Centennial Trail Clean-up: Meeting will be west of Southridge Drive, about 1 mile and start will be 10 am.  Invitations have gone out.
  • We enjoyed a few photos of Roger Roy, working with Angels for Mexico and Firemen w/o Borders.  A container of firefighting equipment was shipped from Canada, over $2 million worth of equipment .  Here's a photo of Roger with Arturo (the deputy fire chief) and Christina from Calgary.  As well, a photo of some of the equipment and the training team.
  • Dale Stein advised that he and Terry were considering the "golf after Rotary" event, which we had done for a number of years prior to COVID.  If you are interested in signing up for the mailout list, as to what time and which course the 9 holes will be at please contact Dale!
  • Clubrunner is also doing a wide range of "Changeover Training, in May 2022.  Watch for an email, or check out the website and register for some courses. 
Upcoming Social Events:
  • Sunday, May 8:  Next Rotary Bingo 5:00 pm start. Signup invitations will go out this week.
  • Saturday May 14: Hands-on opportunity to serve – at Prairie Gleaners. Four hours, partners welcome; Dan Kammerer organizing the event.
  • Monday May 30: Rotary and Interact meeting at MH High School, starting at 5:00 pm.
  • Sat 4 June: Mavericks Game: Dugout deck seating reserved for Rotarians. 25 tickets available at $35 (which will buy a beverage and a burger). The game starts at 7pm.
Family of Rotary:
Please keep Adolf Seiler informed about members so that information can be passed on to all in the Weekly News.
  • We were advised that Joan Sauve's daughter is moving into her home, to assist in her living situation.
  • The club notes with sadness the passing of a former member and Past President (1985-1986), Philip Wambolt.
Club Information
Medicine Hat
Mondays at 11:45 AM
Medicine Hat Lodge
1051 Ross Glen Dr SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3T8
The Rotary Club of Medicine Hat has returned to meeting in person, face-to-face meetings as of Monday March 21. A ZOOM link will still be available for those who are cautious, ill or are away on vacation.
District Site
Venue Map
Upcoming Events
45th Anniversary of the Saamis Rotary Club
Best Western Hotel
Apr 28, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Earth Day - Cleanup on Rotary Centennial Trail
1 Mile west of Southridge Drive
Apr 30, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Club Meeting - Classification Talk
Medicine Hat Lodge
May 02, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Golf after Rotary
Connaught Golf and Country Club
May 02, 2022
1:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Rotary Bingo - Evening
Top Hat Bingo
May 08, 2022
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Presentation: Amanda VanderMolen (Toyota GM)
Medicine Hat Lodge
May 09, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Volunteer at Prairie Gleaners
Prairie Gleaners Society
May 14, 2022
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
District Conference and RYPEN updates
MH Lodge
May 16, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
NO MEETING - Victoria Day
May 23, 2022
Joint Interact - Rotary Club Meeting
MH High School
May 30, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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