President's Information
President's Remarks:
President Chris Perret had a busy meeting on his hands, there was a lot to do so we started early.
President Chris announced to the club that Sunrise Rotary is selling "Sunrise Coffee", created by the Roastery downtown as a fundraiser.  Coffee is $9.00 for a 1/2 lb and $17 for a lb.  Chris will collect the money, if anyone would like to support this creative idea.
Chris also showed the club a certificate of Recognition and Appreciation presented to the club by the City of Medicine Hat, for our participation in Earth Day and the annual highway cleanup.  All in all, over 5,000 lbs of garbage was collected from around the City by all the participants so it was a great success.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • Monday June 17, a new member induction
    • Wednesday June 19, Rotary Board meeting.
    • Monday June 24, Executive Changeover meeting.
    • Friday July 5, Rotary Friendship Exchange visit from New Zealand (partners welcome)
  • 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:
  • Rotary Waterton-Glacier Peace Park celebration, Sept 13 - 15 in Waterton.
  • Dieter Brand has planned the next Fireside Chat will be on Oct 22nd at the Cypress Club.
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
Humboldt Strong - D5550 Scholarship winner
The club was very proud to welcome Michael Clark, this years winner of the Rotary District 5550 scholarship in honor of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.
The purpose of the Rotary District 5550 scholarship is to honor the Humboldt Broncos who lost their lives or were injured in the April 2018 bus accident, and to recognize a Humboldt Broncos player who shows caring for others and demonstrates an attitude of "Service above Self".In order to be eligible for the award, three criteria are in place.
  1. A player must be playing with the Humboldt Broncos in his final year of junior eligibility.
  2. A player must demonstrate a commitment to his academic pursuits with a Grade 12 average above 70% or have completed a minimum of 2 post-secondary courses.
  3. A player must have contributed a significant number of volunteer hours in the community while playing for the Humboldt Broncos.
Michael was born in Medicine Hat in August of 1998, and soon moved to Newfoundland where the majority of his family are from. He has a life long love of hockey, playing on a frozen pond in Terrenceville, NFLD when he was just walking and has been at a rink one way or the other for most of his 20 years.
Michael spoke about winning the award, his community involvement and the lessons this hard year has taught him.
All of us wish him the absolute best, as he pursues a degree in Finance at the University of Lethbridge beginning in the fall.  He is a worthy recipient of the scholarship and we are sure he'll do great things in the future.
Induction of Neil Mardian
The club is always thrilled to welcome a new member to the Family of Rotary, so Past President Doug Fleming and sponsor Mark Sorenson were pleased to induct Neil Mardian into the club, and present him with the pin and membership certificate of a Rotarian.
Neil is a co-worker of Mark's at TD Canada Trust in their financial planning group.
We welcome Neil to the club, and look forward to helping him contribute to the life and vibrancy of this community and the world.
Honorary Paul Harris Fellowships
Marg Mazerolle took the podium and presented the work of a small committee which has been tasked with selecting community members for Honorary Paul Harris Fellowships.  This form of Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) is an honorary recognition by Rotary as a way to say "thank you" to an individual for their contributions to improving the quality of the life in the community.
The committee recommended two names, which were voted on by the members present and approved unanimously.
Because this award is done confidentially, the two individuals will now be approached and arrangements made to make the presentations.  Thanks to the committee for their work, they have come up with two worthy recipients.  Names to be announce once confirmed.
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Michael Clark, 2019 winner of the District 5550 "Humboldt Strong" scholarship and our guest speaker and his parents.
  • Jay Chesley       June 14
  • Sandy Mackay   June 15
  • none this week.
Weekly Draws:  
  • Attendance draw today - John John who was in attendance to win
  • The club draw - selected PEI jam was won by Al Garden.
Club 500:
  • We did some catching up on draws this week.
    • May $500 draw won by Aaron Nelson, on a ticket sold by Dave Stalwick.
    • May $1,500 draw won by Jan Kam on a ticket sold by Dieter Brand.
    • June $500 draw won by Tracy Wilks on another ticket sold by Dieter Brand.
Make Ups:
  • no report.
Family of Rotary:
  • The club continues to send "get well soon" wishes to Herman Wahl as he recovers from his recent health challenges.
Minute People: 
  • Dave Panabaker reminded the club of the last bingo of this Rotary year, Wednesday evening June 26 from 5 pm to 10 pm, several more volunteers are needed.
  • Dave Panabaker also reminded the club that last Monday the naming of the Rotary Centennial trail was confirmed by City Council and construction should start this week.
  • Dave also announced that "Rotary at the MH Mavericks" is set for Saturday July 27th - 7:05pm.  Tickets (including a drink, burger and popcorn) are $30/person and Dave will have them at the meeting next week.
  • Ken also mentioned that Monday June 17 at 5:00 pm, the MH Public Library will be making a major announcement regarding a project in their children's books area.  Rotarians are welcome to attend.
  • Anne Carrier announced that Rotary will again be cutting the cake at Canada Day on Monday July 1st, there will be two shifts of volunteers needed that day and the sign up sheet is in her keeping.
  • Anne also mentioned that all three local clubs will be providing volunteers for the construction and appearance on a Stampede parade float, the meeting will be Tuesday evening June 25 at her house.
  • Margie Booyens thanked the club for the opportunity as PE to attend the 2019 Rotary International convention, held this year in Hamburg, Germany.  She was one of 24,000 Rotarians to take part and she found the experience and the people inspiring and the event wonderful.
  • Teresa Schile thanked those Rotarians who participated in our station at the "Hues for Humanity" run on Saturday.  A great time was had by all.
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    Medicine Hat
    We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
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    1051 Ross Glen Drive SE
    Medicine Hat, AB  T1B 3T8
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    Upcoming Events
    Business Meeting - Executive Changeover Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jun 24, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Jun 26, 2019
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Canada Day - Cake Cutting
    Jul 01, 2019
    Evening meeting - Rotary Friendship Exchange
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 05, 2019
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Summer Celebration BBQ and Pool Party
    Ted Cowtan's
    Jul 13, 2019
    3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Rotary Stampede Kickoff in the Park
    Rotary Park
    Jul 22, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
    Rotary Night at the Mavericks game
    Althletic Park
    Jul 27, 2019
    7:05 PM – 10:00 PM
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