President's Information
President's Remarks:
President Chris Perret opened this business meeting, at 12:15 pm.
President Chris encouraged all members of the club to participate in the 3 upcoming Rotary events, particularly the November 10 District Learning Session.  Sign up is done on the District website, follow this link 
President Chris also reminded members about the upcoming Strategic Plan review, it has been close to 4 years since our last Strategic plan discussion and he would like all club members to be thinking of issues, and take part in the discussion scheduled for Nov 17.
Past President Karen Blewett led the club in a "Strategic Thinking" session, to help prepare for our upcoming morning meeting.  Each table at the club meeting went through a discussion exercise about what members think is working well, what could be improved and what else we'd like to see.  Please pencil in the meeting on Nov 17th.
Membership Update:
  • No update this week, but watch this space soon!
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • November   5 - A presentation by Prairie Gleaners
    • November 17 - Strategic Planning Session (Saturday 9 - 1)
  • 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 District Board meeting in Medicine Hat, Friday November 9th   (it's designed to "demystify" the District process) 
  • District Training Initiative, Saturday November 10th, MH College.
  • Club Strategic Plan Update, Saturday November 17th.
  • 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
Club Happenings
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Brock, partner of Sarah Bowman and daughter Maggie Rose ("The Avocado").
  • None this week.
  • Sieg Kappler       Nov 3, 1986      32 years.
Weekly Draws:  
  • Attendance draw today was Dominique Hirsch who was NOT at the meeting today and did not win a free meal. 
  • Wayne Chesley won the ticket draw for some oriental tea's.
Club 500:
  • No draw this week.
  • Tickets for the 2019 Draw are now available for sale in support of the 2019 Music Festival.
Make Ups:
  • None announced this week.
Family of Rotary:
  • No changes from last week.
Minute People: 
  • Adolf Seiler reminded Rotarians that our date for manning the Salvation Army kettles this year is Saturday December 1...hours are 10 am to 6 pm, at 6 different locations.  Watch for the sign up sheet to come out in an email this week.
  • Dick Bide requested that all Rotarians who signed up for the dinner club, please schedule your dinners.  It would be great to have some done in November, before the holiday season keeps everyone busy.
  • Margie Booyens advised that the next CORE hot meal service is Wednesday, Nov 7th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Two members of the MH High School Interact program will be helping out.
  • Wayne Chesley did a "couple" of minutes on the upcoming District 5360 Board Meeting on Nov 9th.  Wayne serves as a "member at large" of the Board.  He reviewed the agenda for the last meeting, spoke about the audit and financial information that is discussed in the morning and the board discussions that begin at noon.  Rotarians are invited to sign up to witness the board function for education and transparency.
  • Dave Panabaker passed on the information that we have a full team for the bingo on Oct 31st.  Gregg Martin is chair and thanks everyone for signing up.
  • Dave also reminded Rotarians that the Rotary Learning Day is approaching and is scheduled for Saturday Nov 10th.  The District is bringing this training and education to the regional areas to help with attendance, and a minimum number of attendee's is required to justify the cost.  Please register on the District website,  , to ensure adequate numbers are attending and the catering can be arranged.
  • Terry Brekko is circulating a list of Music Festival advertising captains and recruiting for help preparing the program.
    Upcoming Events
    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
    Top Hat 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