Meeting Information
Remarks of the President
Dave Panabaker led the club meeting on Monday June 6.  President Melanie Harty had some grandparenting issues to deal with and the meeting was very social in nature, so the role was very simple.
Dave welcomed all  in-person members, and the six on Zoom.  A good meal was had and then an update on a few events were given from the podium.  See the "minutes" section for some of these updates.
Dave showed a number of photos of the last meeting with the MH High Interact students and several comments were made about what a great time it was.  A wonderful group to support and a story for our webpage has been created to showcase the event.
Dave also thanked those that got "rained out" at the MH Mavericks game on Saturday night.  Our Dugout Deck evening has been rescheduled for Thursday evening, June 23.  An informational email to everyone has gone out, and hopefully we'll have great weather on the 23rd.
Dave also pointed out a great opportunity to support two of our recent Rosebowl Winners from the Rotary Music Festival.  Soren and Laec Laurentzen, performing as "Duo Fratelli" will be putting on a concert "Charity Water" on Sunday evening, June 12 - 7:00 pm at St Barnabas Church.  A great cause and it promises to be a great evening of music.  Laec won Gold at Provincials in the Cello under 16 category, so the music will be top notch.
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:  
  • Saturday June 11 - afternoon Bingo
  • Monday June 13 - Club meeting with Classification talk by Reagan Weeks
  • Monday June 20 - Club meeting with Chamber President Lisa Kowalchuk
Upcoming Rotary District and International Events 
  • Imagine Rotary events, Calgary area - July 7 and 8 with new RI President Jennifer Jones.
 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 with MH Interact Club
On Monday May 30th, the Rotary Club celebrated Youth Service Month, with our annual supper meeting with the students in the Medicine Hat High School Interact Club.  The yearly event keeps us up to date on the activities of the Interact members and introduces the whole club to the Rotarians.  The meeting was chaired by the Interact President, Ezekiel Salazar-Bojorgez and the MH Rotary Youth Services Director, Peter Mueller.
This year it also gave us an opportunity to honor the Interact student advisor, Sue Withers who has served in that capacity for more than 15 years.  She is retiring at the end of this school year, and will be sorely missed by both the Rotary Club and the Interact students.  We can not thank Sue enough for her many years of service and her outstanding leadership of the Interact group.
Rotarians were also introduced to Sue's successor, Tiffany Adams, who has accepted the challenge and will take over the advisor role in the fall.
It was a great evening, wonderful fellowship and an awesome meal.
Meeting News
  • No guests today.
Club Draw:
  • Ian McLaughlin won a trivet in the club draw.
  • None reported
  • Mike Christie      June 7.
  • Terry Brekko       June 9.
  • Sandy Mackay    June 15.
  • Dave Maclean     June 26.
Rotary Anniversaries: .
  • Mark Sorenson         24 years      June 1, 1998.
  • Neil Mardian              3 years       June 10, 2019.
  • Gwen Dirk                   1 year       June 28, 2021.
  • Melanie Harty           12 years     June 30, 2010.
  • Adolf Seiler               46 years     June 30, 1976.
Wedding Anniversary Rose Runner for May:
  • Anne Carrier.
Minute People:
  • Dave Panabaker is in need of two more floor workers for the Rotary Bingo on Saturday afternoon, June 11.  If you can help out, please get in touch with Dave.
  • Dawn Barr is recruiting "Rose Runners" for the 2022-2023 Rotary year.  This is a fun and easy project, to celebrate anniversaries within the club and if you would like to volunteer for a month, please get in touch with Dawn.
  • Dick Bide is considering restarting the "Dinner Club", so if you are interested in participating he would like to hear from you. It would be ideal to have at least 16 couples, but he can make any number work.
Upcoming Social Events:
  • Thursday 23 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.
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
Rotary Bingo - Afternoon
Top Hat Bingo
Jun 11, 2022
11:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Classification Talk - Reagan Weeks
MH Lodge
Jun 13, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Golf after Rotary
Connaught Golf Club
Jun 13, 2022
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Lisa Kowalchuk, MH Chamber of Commerce
Medicine Hat Lodge
Jun 20, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Maverick's Dugout Deck social
Athletic Park
Jun 23, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Rotary Bingo - Evening
Top Hat Bingo
Jun 26, 2022
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
New Executive - Change over meeting
MH Lodge
Jun 27, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Stampede Warm Up Rotary Park (tentative)
Rotary Park?
Jul 25, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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