President's Information
President's Remarks:
President Margie started this business meeting with a reminder that the Rotary theme for this month is Membership and New Club Development, and that our table discussions today will be around both those items.  However, she did make a point of providing a substantial apology from Police Chief Andy McGrogan, who was to have been our speaker last week.  He is very sorry to have missed the opportunity to speak to us, and has been rescheduled for the meeting of Monday November 4.
President Margie also provided the update that our NGSE student, Katharina Braess has arrived safely home and both she and her parents are very grateful for the effort of the NGSE committee and host families/employers who made her stay so memorable.
President Margie and membership committee member Jan Cairns led the club in a table discussion about;
  1. Younger members (newer members)
  2. Diversity based on classification and community.
  3. Individual Members responsibility for Recruitment
Interesting discussions occurred and some of the talking points were passed onto Jan for review and consideration by the Membership Committee.
Rotary Presentations:
It was Past District Governor, Sandy Mackay's pleasure to present one of our newest Rotarians, Neil Mardian with his first Paul Harris Fellowship.  As the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat is a 100% Paul Harris club, each new member is presented with a PHF from accumulated points from our generous donors to the Rotary Foundation.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • See the club calendar adjacent or the club website.
  • Housekeeping:
    • Please bring club draw items.  It is an important part of our meeting.
    • If you have a Meeting Minute, please send President Margie a note (email, phone, in-person)
    • Board minutes can be found on ClubRunner, under Club Documents.
Upcoming Rotary Club. District and International 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.
  • World Polio Day is Oct 24 - a day to celebrate the eradication of polio effort, and the work of Rotary
  • Next District 5360 convention May 1 - 3, 2020 in Calgary.
  • Next Rotary International Convention, June 6 - 10, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Future Programs:
  • For more Club activities, to keep up with events and stay in touch, check the Club website at:
  • Our Program coordinator is Jillian Koch.  If you have any future program ideas, please email Jillian at
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Braydon, grandson of Rotarian Gerry Nadeau.
  • Les Scholly, a member of the MH Sunrise Rotary club.
  • Cee Cee Cairns, granddaughter of Rotarian Dave Stalwick  (and Mom Jan was there too!)
  • Milan Vujovic        Sept 4
  • Dick Bide              Sept 5.
  • Linda Rossler        15 years        August 26, 2004
  • Wayne Chesley    21 years         August 28, 1998
  • Dieter Brand         25 years        Sept 1, 1994
  • Al Garden              38 years        Sept 1, 1981
  • Mike Hertz            26 years         Sept 1, 1993
  • Bernie Scott          35 years         Sept 1, 1984
that's a total of 160 years of Rotary experience celebrating anniversaries.....
Weekly Draws:  
  • The attendance draw this week was Gerry Nadeau, who has present to win a free meal
  • The club draw this week was Kona Coffee provided by Dick Bide, and was won by Melanie Harty.
Club 500:
  • This announcement was forgotten at the meeting last week and so was mentioned again. The $1,500 draw for August was won by Dr Michael Wiegel, on a ticket sold by Ted Cowtan.
Make Ups:
  • The bingo team and the Rotary Board members were noted for credit.
Family of Rotary:
  • Adolf passed along that Joe Hrankowski was under the weather and the club sends "get well soon" greetings.
Minute People: 
  • Dave Panabaker thanked the club on behalf of Syl Bellefeuille, with Sunrise Rotary and MH Family Services, for the use of the Rotary canopy for their "I scream for ice cream" event on Saturday.  It was much appreciated.
  • Dave also reminded the club that the next bingo is Wednesday September 11th in the evening.  An email invitation is coming out this week.
  • Club Treasurer Gail Halderman advised that the club has provided $1,000 in sponsorship to the "Little Britches Rodeo", taking place at the Dunmore Equestrian Center on Saturday September 9th.
  • Don Davis advised of an upcoming Strategic Planning meeting for the Rotary Music Festival Society, led by Mike Christie in September.  He attended the recent Rotary Board meeting to speak about it.
  • Les Scholly took a minute to advertise an ongoing Sunrise Rotary fundraiser.  They have had a personal blend of coffee made by the Roastery downtown and have 1/2 and 1 lb bags for sale.
  • Dick Bide mentioned that there is a "come and go" event at the Medicine Hat Golf Course clubhouse on Saturday Sept 7, from 2 pm - 4 pm to celebrate his 80th birthday.
  • President Margie also wanted the club to keep in mind, Tuesday September 3rd, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Ken Feser will give his classification talk at the Medicine Hat Public Library.  It will started with coffee and a snack, and then Ken will talk about his career and the library programs. Sounds like a great program, don't miss it.
  • Along those same lines, President Margie mentioned that Dan Kammerer will do his classification talk at Prairie Gleaners, on Saturday September 14 from 9:45 to 11:15 am.  A great opportunity to see the facility, which has been spoken of at the club, and hear about another new club members passion.  For more information about Prairie Gleaners, see the website 
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    Medicine Hat
    We meet Mondays at 11:45 AM
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    1051 Ross Glen Drive SE
    Medicine Hat, AB  T1B 3T8
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    Upcoming Events
    Business Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Aug 26, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    STAT Holiday - No Meeting
    Sep 02, 2019
    Classification Talk - Ken Feser (TUESDAY)
    Medicine Hat Public Library
    Sep 03, 2019
    3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Guest Speaker: Chamber of Commerce
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Sep 09, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Sep 11, 2019
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rotary Visits Prairie Gleaners (Dan Kammerer Talk)
    Prairie Gleaners Plant
    Sep 14, 2019
    9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
    Fellowship: Classification Talk: Rod Dal Collo
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Sep 16, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    District Governor Visit to the Club
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Sep 23, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Business Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Sep 30, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Oct 05, 2019
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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