President's Information
President's Remarks:
It was supposed to be a quick meeting today, as the AGM for our Rotary Music Festival Society was held immediately after the club meeting.  It wasn't as quick as hoped for because so much good stuff had happened last week and their was cause for celebration.  President Margie Booyens used the lunch portion of the meeting to show a number of photographs of the World Polio Day events that took place last week.  Margie pointed out that we got great coverage in the Medicine Hat News, as well as the article on polio eradication by Gillian Slade.
President Margie also mentioned the Bingo held last week, the Fireside chat at the Cypress Club for new members and the recognition of Rotary Track and Soccer complex on Saturday with the announcement of the 2022 Special Olympics.
Special thanks to Sandy Mackay for his organization of the Thursday night sessions at the Library, and Gail Halderman for his organization of the Pints for Polio event.
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:
  • Nov 7th will be a fundraiser for polio in Calgary featuring Jennifer Jones, Past VP - RI.  Watch for event in the District Newsletter.
  • Club Leadership Training will be in Medicine Hat 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
Rotary Centennial Park  - Tree planting
Past President Chris Perret took the podium to review our last Centennial project, the creation of a park along the Eagle Butte Road in Dunmore to be called "Rotary Centennial Park", and allow the club to plant 100 trees to commemorate our 2018 Centennial.
PP Chris reviewed the history of the project, and that getting a spot to plant the 100 trees together within the City of Medicine Hat wasn't possible.  We didn't want them spread out throughout the City, as they would lose the recognition of 100 years.  Chris spoke about the new partnerships that this project could bring to the club, and that after a lengthy review of the storm water runoff pond on this property, the County has committed $80,000 to the project.  Our contribution would total $25,000 and would provide a lasting memorial to the 100th anniversary.  It would also complete our commitment to Past RI President Ian Riesley's wish that every Rotary Club would plant one tree for each member during his year.
There were a number of questions asked and answered from the club and then the project was approved unanimously by the members present.  We look forward to celebrating the completion of this area in the spring of 2020.  Great work by PP Chris to stay on this idea, through a number of twists and turns.
Meeting News
    Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
    • As this was a business meeting, there were no guests at the meeting today.  
    • No birthdays this week.
    • Sieg Kappler           33 years     November 1, 1986
    • Allan O'Byrne          24 years     November 1, 1995
    Weekly Draws:  
    • The club attendance draw was won by Jack Snedden, who was present to win a free meal.
    • The club gift draw was won by Joe Hrankowski, who won wine and Girl Guide cookies donated by Kitt Brand and Dawn Barr respectively.
    Club 500:
    • This months draws were made at the meeting.
      • The $500 winner was Gail Halderman, on a ticket he sold himself.
      • The $1,500 winner was Dick Bide, on a ticket he sold himself.
    • Congratulations to both Rotarians and this windfall will not go unnoticed......
    • none reported today.
    Family of Rotary:
    • It was reported that Joan Sauve is recovering from her fall and visitors are welcome.
    Minute People: 
    • Kitt Brand announced that the "treats" to give out for Random Act of Kindness Day, on Friday Nov 1 were available and she thanked her house guest and Dieter for putting on all the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat stickers over the weekend.
    • Don Davis announced that Anne Carrier is looking for 2 (or 4) volunteers to join the South Country Coop Christmas dinner to sell 50/50 tickets.  It will include dinner and a $500 donation.  December 7th 6pm - 11pm.
    • Adolf Seiler announced that our annual support of the Salvation Army "Christmas Kettle" program will be Saturday Nov 30th, and we'll be ringing the bells at 7 different locations.  A total of 28 volunteer spots will be available.
    • Dan Kammerer presented the club with two club banners from his recent Rotary Friendship Exchange to New England.  They had a great time, and he'll do a talk on it once he recovers his voice.
    • Margie Booyens wanted to point out that new member Rod Dal Collo will be doing his classification talk at his employers office, Stringham LLP on Friday Nov 22nd at 4 pm.
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      Rotary at Work: Random Act of Kindness Day
      Nov 01, 2019
      Guest Speaker: Police Chief Andy McGrogan
      Medicine Hat Lodge
      Nov 04, 2019
      11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
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      Salvation Army Resource Centre
      Nov 06, 2019
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      Nov 11, 2019
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      Nov 11, 2019
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      Nov 18, 2019
      11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
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      Nov 22, 2019
      4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
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      Nov 25, 2019
      11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
      Guest Speaker: Community Foundation
      Medicine Hat Lodge
      Dec 02, 2019
      11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
      Rotary evening bingo
      Top Hat Bingo
      Dec 05, 2019
      5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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