Meeting Information
President Meeting Remarks:
President Terry Partis started the meeting by apologizing for not turning up for last week's ZOOM meeting.  He was maneuvering through the Kingston Locks, and needed to listen to the Lockmaster and not search out a WiFi signal
Terry began by reminding all of us of the value of the Rotary Learning Center, on "MyRotary".  He provided a short video showing how Rotary impacted  RI Director-elect Nicki Scott from the Rotary Club of North Cotswolds, England, and what she has done with that impact.  There is some amazing stuff on the RI website and MyRotary..check it out
Terry also reminded everyone that those interested in applying for, or understanding the District Grant process need to set aside the morning of Saturday October 16th.  The District Grant qualification webinar is that morning, from 9 am to noon.  Register in advance at this link  One person from the club must attend to qualify us for grants next year.
On the "Move for Polio" front, Terry advised that our club is currently ranked 2nd in the District for contributions with a total of $3,475 donated.  Several checks are heading into District to add to our total so he is hopeful that a much larger total will be posted prior to next week's meeting.
Rotary Club "What-z New":
  • As it is most likely our hybrid meetings will continue in the future, a few more meeting helpers will be required to help run cameras and sound.  We are all learning to adapt to this new reality.  Any wishing to help should contact Mike Christie 403 878 3311. 
  • At today's hybrid meeting, 13 Rotarians joined using Zoom.
Rotary Club Membership Update:
  • If you are interested in helping this working membership team, please contact Mike Christie.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Housekeeping:
    • If you have a Meeting Minute, please phone or email the Newsletter and we'll include it.
    • Board minutes can be found on ClubRunner, under Club Documents.
    • Gail Halderman mentioned that invoices for Club Dues (now $250) will be out this week.
Upcoming Club Program, Activities, and Meetings
  • Saturday, Sept 18 - Community Service Day at Prairie Gleaners...REGISTER IN ADVANCE.
  • Monday,  Sept 20 - Next club meeting - ZOOM
  • Tuesday, Sept 21 - Club Board meeting - 7 pm, Murray Chev boardroom
  • Monday,  Sept 27 - In Person Club Meeting - MH Lodge
  • Monday,  Sept 27 - Evening Rotary Bingo
Upcoming Rotary District and International Events:
  • District Grants Club Qualification webinar, Saturday October 16 from 9 am to noon.
  • The next District 5360 Conference is a "single day" event in Cochrane, on Saturday, May 14, 2022.  Attendance will be possible by ZOOM as well.
Future Programs:
  • The Rotary Club's Program Coordinator is Jillian Koch.  If you have future program ideas, please email Jillian at
Meeting News
  • No guests at the meeting today
Club Draw:
  • Joe Hrankowski was the lucky draw winner of vanilla and coffee beans.
  • Vujovic, Milan      Sept 04
  • Bide, Dick            Sept 05
  • Lipin, Edward       Sept 06
  • Hrankowski, Joe   Sept 15
  • Sakamoto, Stan    Sept 30
  • Brand, Dieter   27 years     Sept 01 1994.
  • Scott, Bernie    37 years     Sept 01 1984.
Minute People:
  • Dave Panabaker thanked all those who worked the  Rotary Bingo on Saturday afternoon.  Terry Brekko was the lucky guess pot winner, and donated the proceeds to the club.  The next bingo is Monday evening, September 27th.
  • Dave Panabaker also advised that the next Rotary Learning Committee offering is an exploration of the new partnership between Rotary and Toastmasters.  Register at the District website, the link is 
  • Dave also advised that the AGLC licence for the 2022 Club 1000 raffle has been applied for, it is expected by the end of September and hopefully tickets will be ready for distribution by Thanksgiving.
  • Bruce Shepard advised on Wednesday Sept 15th, the Archeological Society is having a presentation by Prof McDonald of the University of Montana.  His topic is the Obsidian Cliffs of Yellowstone Park.  Contact Bruce if you wish a copy of the Zoom link.
  • Mike Christie advised of some changes in the leadership of the Community Service Committee, as well as reminded everyone there are more places on the club board available if someone has a leadership interest.
  • Mike Christie's second minute was to advise the club that the application for a District Grant for 2021-2022, in support of the Sanare Center, the local Child Advocacy Center, has been approved.
  • Kitt Brand advised that the Tenderfoot School Report to the District Grant Committee has been accepted and another project at the school may be a year or two away.
  • Dan Kammer reminded everyone that the club will be going to Prairie Gleaners on Saturday morning, Sept 18.  It is essential that you register ahead of time to participate, so watch for the signup email.
  • Doug Fleming has club centennial history books for sale, for $20.00 each. at the back of the room.
  • Margie Booyens reminded everyone that the Tri-Club Happy Hour Social will be Friday September 24, 2021, from 5 pm - 6pm at the Medicine Hat Brewing Company.  A voluntary donation will go toward our clubs "Move for Polio" contributions.
  • The club was delighted to see Jillian Koch at the meeting today, and presented her with a congratulatory card on her wedding this past weekend.
  • Everyone was also happy to hear that Roger Roy will be a grandpa in March of 2022.
Club Information
Medicine Hat
Mondays at 11:45 AM
Medicine Hat Lodge
1051 Ross Glen Dr SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3T8
Meeting in-person resumed on July 12,2021
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Venue Map
Upcoming Events
Rotary at Work: Prairie Gleaners
Prairie Gleaners
Sep 18, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Zoom meeting
Sep 20, 2021
Rotary Club Board meeting
Murray Chev-Cadillac Boardroom
Sep 21, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Tri-Club Social
Medicine Hat Brewing Company
Sep 24, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
In-Person Meeting: Business Meeting
Medicine Hat Lodge
Sep 27, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bingo
Top Hat Bingo
Sep 27, 2021
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Presentation: PH Fellowship - Helio Colaco
Medicine Hat Lodge
Oct 04, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Oct 11, 2021
Rotary bingo
Top Hat Bingo
Oct 15, 2021
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
In-Person Meeting
Medicine Hat Lodge
Oct 25, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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