Meeting Information
Remarks of the editor of this edition of the Weekly News
Today’s meeting was a meeting with a difference! We’ve had at least one meeting in Rotary Park on Maple Ave every year, at the start of Stampede Week in Medicine Hat, but this time it was a social, fellowship gathering only! The only ‘chair’ was/were the ones we sat on!
And the only program was to catch up with one another, which we did!
We had a great time in our beautiful park, of which City Parks and Recreation takes such good care.
And some came dressed up, ready to usher in Stampede Week in the Hat!
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:
  • Monday August 1st - Holiday - no meeting
  • Sunday August 7th - Rotary Bingo afternoon
  • Monday August 8th - Noon tour of Sanare Center
  • Monday August 15th - Presentation of budget
  • Monday August 22nd – DG Steve Leavitt to attend (in person)
  • Monday August 29th - Re-classification talk
  • Thursday Sept 1 - a 'quad-Club' social: walking around the Sunrise Rotary Trail, followed by treats. Meet at 6pm at the Cultural Centre. Note that it's the first Alberta Day that day!
Upcoming Rotary District and International Events 
  • Next District Conference: Lethbridge: May 5th and 6th, 2023.
 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.
Rotary's developing relationship with Saamis Immigration Services Association
Over the past two years, the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat has had the pleasure of donating reconditioned bicycles to people needing mobility, through Saamis Immigration and other organizations – thanks to Terry Cooper, Peter Mueller and others involved in Team Freewheels.
We are delighted to be developing an even closer relationship with Saamis Immigration, through recent discussions with the Executive Director, Marijana Agicic, Rotarian Emilia Dirk (Settlement Outreach Worker), Aide Hilsendeger (Community Connections Coordinator) and Mihaela Craciun (Manager of Programming).
On August 11, clients from Saamis’s Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) and their children are invited to participate in a family event at Echodale Park. Busses will be leaving Saamis Immigration at 09:00 and returning at 13:00. Rotarians are invited to come out to Echodale for a ‘meet and greet’, bring chairs and a snack/lunch. Clients are keen to meet local residents and to practice their English language skills.
Our Club and the RC of MH Sunrise are sponsoring two Sunshine Trolley tours of refugees connected to Saamis, due to take place on August 22 and 23. Five to seven Rotarians are invited to join each of the tours, to accompany the 30+ newcomers to Medicine Hat. The tours will both end at the Visitor’s Centre at the Tourism office, where refreshments will be provided by Saamis and Rotarians will have the opportunity to have 45 minutes to chat with the newcomers – again, helping them network and develop their English language skills.
The Rotary Clubs of Medicine Hat and Sunrise are also contributing towards the cost of a ‘movie in the park’ family event – on September 8 in Kin Coulee. We are invited to mingle and connect with the Saamis Immigration clients, volunteers and staff for an hour prior to the showing of the movie at 20:00.
The ‘ask’ from the Board and the Community Services Committee of our Club?
Please use these opportunities to reach out to newcomers to Medicine Hat – to make them feel welcome, to help them make connections, to give them the opportunity to practice their English language conversation skills – and for us to learn more about the challenges of emigration and settling in Medicine Hat. These will be wonderful opportunities to make a difference, albeit small, in the lives of newcomers to our city.
We will keep you updated at meetings and through the Weekly News.
Meeting News
  • Carol Cooper
Club Draw:
  • No draw this week
  • None mentioned
  • Wayne Chesley - Aug 04
  • Terry Partis - Aug 05
  • Gregg Martin - Aug 25
Rotary Anniversaries: .
  • Ken Zollner                       39 years         Aug 01, 1983
  • Jillian Koch                         6 years         Aug 08, 2016
  • Wayne Chesley                 24 years        Aug 28, 1998
Wedding Anniversary Rose Runner for August:
  • Anne Carrier
  • WE ARE LOOKING FOR ROSE RUNNERS FOR DECEMBER 2022 AND FEBRUARY 2023. If you would like to assist, please contact Dawn Barr or Anne Carrier
Reminder Minutes 
  • The first meeting in August, on August 8, will be a tour of the Sanare Center to hear from the ED Christina Johnson and to view the work paid for by our donation.
  • A new Medicine Hat chapter of PROBUS is being organized.  This friendship and social club is meeting monthly on the first Thursday of every month, at 10:30 am at the Veiner Center.
Upcoming Social Events:
  • Thursday 1 Sept: 'Quad-Club' social: starting at Cultural Centre at 6pm. Walk around the trail. Treats.
Family of Rotary:
Please keep Adolf informed about members so that information can be passed on to all in the Weekly News.
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.
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Upcoming Events
STAT HOLIDAY: No meeting
Aug 01, 2022
Rotary Bingo - afternoon
Top Hat Bingo
Aug 07, 2022
11:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Club meeting at SANARE CENTER
Aug 08, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Golf after Rotary
Connaught Golf Club
Aug 08, 2022
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Annual Budget review and dues
Medicine Hat Lodge
Aug 15, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Golf after Rotary
Cottonwood Golf Club
Aug 15, 2022
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
District Governor's Visit
Medicine Hat Lodge
Aug 22, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Golf after Rotary
Medicine Hat Golf club
Aug 22, 2022
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Business Meeting
Medicine Hat Lodge
Aug 29, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Golf after Rotary
Connaught Golf club
Aug 29, 2022
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
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