Meeting Information
President Meeting Remarks:
President Terry Partis was thrilled to welcome everyone back to the Medicine Hat Lodge for our first "in person" meeting, at our regular spot, in quite a while.  He started the meeting by remember those who have "passed" since we were last at a regular meeting.
He spoke about upcoming events, and reiterated his call for volunteers to help with fundraising, community service and communications/promotion.  Without leaders, these needs won't be met, so please consider pitching in.
The crowd was happy to be back together, and welcomed 4 remote viewers on our ZOOM link.
Rotary Club "What-z New":
  • The new club laptop made an appearance today, more equipment to facilitate hybrid meetings is on the way.  Many thanks to Mike Christie and Edward Lipin for learning to work the technology and provide this enhanced club meeting experience.  A photo below shows the "great minds" at work!
  • If our hybrid meetings continue in the future, a few more meeting helpers will be required to help run cameras and sound.  We are all learning as we go along here, but these type of meetings are manpower intensive.
Rotary Club Membership Update:
  • If you are interested in helping this working membership team, please contact Mike Christie.
  • Past President Wayne Chesley presented Edward Lipin with his first Paul Harris Fellowship, in keeping with our recent tradition to maintain a 100% PHF club.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Housekeeping:
    • Please collect club draw items.  It is an important part of our meeting and the funds generated help to run the club.
    • 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.
Upcoming Club Program, Activities, and Meetings
  • Monday July 19 - IN PERSON meeting, at the MH Lodge.  Special General Meeting of the Rotary Music Festival Society, to approve the revised society bylaws, to open up membership in the society to the public.
  • Thursday July 22, Rotary Board meeting - Murray Chev boardroom, 7:00 pm.
  • Monday July 26 - VIRTUAL meeting, the first visit by District Governor Martin Parnell to the club this year.
  • Monday Aug  2 - CIVIC HOLIDAY, no meeting
Upcoming Rotary District and International Events:
  • The next District 5360 Conference is a "single day" event in Cochrane, on Saturday May 14, 2022
Future Programs:
  • The Rotary Club's Program Coordinator is Jillian Koch.  If you have future program ideas, please email Jillian at
Summary of the Meeting
President Terry spent a few minutes speaking about the "Move for Polio" initiative, which has been created through District 5360 to support the End Polio campaign.
The campaign main page can be found by following this link. 
You can sign up yourself, any activity will do.  And you can share your individual sign up link, to get contributions from friends and family.
A specific question was asked, "Although you will get a charitable receipt, will Rotarians get Foundation Points when they donate."  Answer to the question is "Yes, when you donate you will be asked if you are a Rotarian and what club you belong to, that will be used to track your points"
Great fundraiser for Rotary's # 1 priority, the eradication of Polio throughout the world.
Meeting News
  • Lyndell Brekko and Deb Panabaker.
  • Bill Learmont, visiting in MH from the Tawwassen Rotary Club.
Club Draw:
  • The winner of a fine bottle of Pinot Noir was Joe Hrankowski.
Minute People:.
  • Wayne Chesley announced that he and Bernice will be supporting the Medicine Hat team in the "Move for Polio" event, provided we raise $2,500.  He will match that amount, if we reach that goal.  Lets take Chesley's up on their generous offer and raise that much money!!
  • Gail Halderman advised that the Rotary Rib-Fest is a go, for August 13 - 15.  Planning is underway, volunteers will be needed and there may be a walkup area for eating as well as a drive through.  If you have that weekend available please set aside some time to help out.
  • The next Rotary bingo is Thursday evening, July 29th, and an email sign up has been sent out.
  • The next District Rotary Learning seminar is Wednesday, July 21 at 7:00 pm and is focused on Communication in an online world.  Register for the session at this link 
  • Ken Zoller advised that our next casino will be August 21 and 22, and all the volunteers have stepped forward,  Great work all, thanks.
  • Clubrunner has a series of learning webinar's starting this week.  Check this link to see if any could help you navigate our club and website tool. 
  • For those who are interested in learning about our indigenous neighbors, Dan Kammerer sent along a free course, sponsored by BMO which is used in their internal training and provided through the First Nations University of Canada.  The course is free until July 15, and can be accessed through this link. .  As well, a much more comprehensive course, titled "Indigenous Canada" can be accessed through the University of Alberta.  It is also free, and can be found here. . 
  • Dave Panabaker also announced that a blend of "in-person" meetings and "ZOOM" meetings are planned for July and August.  Currently July 12th and July 19th and August 9th and 23nd are booked at the MH Lodge, WATCH for attendance invitations as we work with the MH Lodge to reopen things and have personal meetings.  An email is out, looking for greeters at this meetings.
  • Dave Panabaker also sends along a reminder that the July 19th meeting is very important for the project to move the Rotary Music Festival into the public domain, to introduce the opportunity for public members to join the society and serve on the Board.  We believe this will help secure a successful future for the festival. As the meeting of July 19th a special vote will be held on the new society bylaws.
  • If you have photos or a story to include in the Weekly News, please submit it to Dave P and we'll try to publish it.
Birthdays: July
  • Jillian Koch             July 19th.
  • Marg Mazerolle       July 24th.
Club Anniversaries:  July.
  • Margie Booyens         5 years       July   5, 2016.
  • Glen Presley               6 years      July 27, 2015.
  • Kitt Brand                   12 years     July 29,  2009.
  • No report.
  • Fran Wahl advised that a small, graveside service is being planned for Herman, which will take place in Hillside Cemetery on Saturday August 21st, at 1:30 pm.  A reception will follow in Herman Wahl Memorial Park in Redcliff.  Please save that date.
  • Rotarians and friends are invited to a "come and go" celebration of Gerry Nadeau, now that COVID restrictions are relaxed.  The event is being hosted at the Connaught Golf Club on Sunday July 18th, 2021 from 2 pm - 5 pm.  Please RSVP to Liz Nadeau, so they can be prepared for the number coming.  Liz can be contacted at  
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 commencing again July 12,2021
District Site
Venue Map
Upcoming Events
Business meeting and SPECIAL Music Festival GM
Medicine Hat Lodge
Jul 19, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Board meeting
Murray Chev boardroom
Jul 22, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Presentation: District Governor Martin Parnell
Jul 26, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bingo
Top Hat Bingo
Jul 29, 2021
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Aug 02, 2021
In-Person Meeting
Medicine Hat Lodge
Aug 09, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
TENTATIVE DATES - 2021 Rotary Ribfest
Murray Chev Cadillac
Aug 13, 2021 12:00 PM –
Aug 15, 2021 6:00 PM
Rotary bingo - afternoon
Top Hat Bingo
Aug 14, 2021
11:45 AM – 4:00 PM
In-Person meeting
Medicine Hat Lodge
Aug 23, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Casino
Copper Coulee Casino
Aug 23, 2021 12:00 PM –
Aug 24, 2021
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