President's Information
President's Remarks:
President Chris opened this special meeting, to celebrate an honorary Paul Harris Fellowship at 12:15 pm.
Chris also mentioned that the "Rotary Clothing Store", run by Sports Connection on Kingsway was "online" again, the link is below.  Sports connection has samples of the various clothing items, and you are welcome to drop by to ensure your purchased item will fit.
Membership Update:
  • No update this week, but watch this space soon!
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • October 22 - No Formal meeting - Lunch and then the AGM for the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat Music Festival Society.
    • 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  
  • District Training Initiative, Saturday November 10th, MH College.
  • Club Strategic Plan Update, Saturday November 17, more details to come.
  • 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
Honorary Paul Harris Fellowship presentation to Bill Yuill
The Rotary Club of Medicine Hat was delighted to recognize the professional and philanthropic achievements of Bill Yuill, with the presentation of an honorary Paul Harris Fellowship.
Past President Karen Blewett provided a short history of the Paul Harris Fellowship and some "fun facts" about Paul Harris himself.
Bill's work at the local YMCA, his involvement in the local hospital Foundation and Cancer Center and his support of the Medalta arts community are all activities that Rotarians admire.  His many decades of philanthropic work in the community as a whole is a wonderful legacy. We all congratulate Bill on his many years of service.  The PHF was presented to Bill by President Chris Perret and AG Dave Panabaker.
Club Happenings
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Bill Yuill -  guest and honorary PHF recipient.
  • Elizabeth Yuill - spouse of Bill.
  • Barb Appleby - Bill's Executive Assistant
  • Joe Chacko              Oct 20th.
  • Dale Stein                Oct 22, 2007           11 years.
Weekly Draws:  
  • Attendance draw today was Cathie Catalano who was not at the meeting today. 
  • Krista Lawson won the ticket draw of a pumpkin.
Club 500:
  • $1,500 draw in October was won by Georgina Kemp, on a ticket sold by Rotarian Ray.
Make Ups:
  • All those Rotarians who volunteered for the bingo on Saturday October 6th.
Family of Rotary:
  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Terry Brekko and his family, as he battles cancer.
  • Our condolences go out to Sean and Karen Blewett, on the recent loss of Sean's father in Australia.
Minute People: 
  • Anne Carrier spoke about the upcoming activities of the Medicine Hat High School Interact club
    • This week on Tuesday (6:00 pm - 8:30 pm) and Wednesday (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm) they are holding a bake sale as a fundraiser, during parent-teacher interviews.  ( They are looking for donations of baked goods by Tuesday noon hour)
    • They 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.
    • Two students each month will be helping with the CORE Hot Meal program.
  • Dave Panabaker advised that the Saturday evening bingo on Oct 6th was very successful, approx 110 players and a profit to the pool of $688.00.  Adolf Seiler was the winner of the profit guess pot.
  • Stan Sakamoto invited Rotarians to the next Happy Hour, 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.
  • Joe Hrankowski advised that he had several coffee table type books, from International project trips to India and Ukraine available at the back table.  Please enjoy.
  • Allan O'Byrne advised that next week, the Annual General Meeting of the Music Festival Society will take place at 12:15 pm, immediately after lunch.
  • Dick Northcott provided some updates on the work of Canadian Humanitarian and invited everyone to take part in their annual gala, on November 16, 2018 at Medalta Potteries.  Tickets can be obtained from Dick or by looking up their website .
    Upcoming Events
    AGM - Music Festival Society
    Oct 22, 2018
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    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