President's Information
President's Remarks:
Because this was the annual changeover meeting, and the new Rotary year starts on Monday July 1st, the podium was initially taken by President Chris Perret.  Chris took some time to thank the club and our board, for all the hard work they did this year and the patience and engagement Rotarians showed in the continuous improvement of the club.  Chris also showed some photos of the work on Rotary Centennial trail, along South Boundary Road and advised that gravelling and paving of the trail should begin in the next 10 days.
President Chris also asked the clubs permission to donate $1,500 to the Rotary International Polio Plus effort, during this Rotary year.  A request had come through the executive, and our Foundation Chair Sandy Mackay, to increase donations in the balance of June to avoid being offside in our matching with the Gates Foundation.  A motion by Sandy Mackay, seconded by Wayne Chesley, was voted on and approved unanimously.
The gavel was passed after the new Board was inducted and President Margie Booyens spoke about her upcoming year, the new Rotary theme and her priorities and wishes for the next year.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • NO MEETING July 1 (Canada Day), Cake cutting in Kin Coulee Park from 11 am - 3 pm
    • Monday evening, July 1 please join Dieter and Kitt in welcoming our NGSE student Katharina Braess, Skinny's Smokehouse 5 pm - 7 pm
    • Friday July 5 evening, Rotary Friendship Exchange visit from New Zealand (partners welcome)
    • Monday July 8, Presentation of the Budget for 2019 - 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • If you have any future program ideas, please email Jillian Koch at
Induction of 2019 - 2020 Rotary Executive
The annual Executive changeover was completed at the meeting, with the installation of Margie Booyens as President, and the induction of the 2019 - 2020 Board of Directors.
PP Karen Blewett, who has been working on our Strategic Plan update, spent some time speaking about the "experiment" we are undertaking with this board, developing revised member roles and creating several "at large" Directorships, to allow us to be more flexible and nimble.
We all wish the Board success and the changes will be reviewed in December at the AGM.
Welcome to New Member - Rod Dal Collo
It's a great privilege of Past President's to induct new members to the club, and today PP Mike Christie read the induction for Rod Dal Collo.  Rod is a former Rotarian, with previous service at both Calgary Olympic and the Hinton Rotary Clubs, but has been away from Rotary for a few years.  Rod is a native of Redcliff, and has returned to this area in his profession as a lawyer with Stringam LLP.
Rod's sponsor was PP Dave Panabaker, who told the club a little about Rod and who worked with Rod's father at the City of Medicine Hat Gas Utility.  President Chris Perret presented Rod with his member pin and the certificate of membership
We all welcome Rod to the club and look forward to his contribution to the club and to the community.
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Rod Dal Collo, our new member candidate for induction today.
  • Johan Booyens, spouse of President Margie.
  • Dave Maclean  June 26
  • Melanie Harty           June 30, 2010         9 years
  • Adolf Seiler               June 30, 1976        43 years
  • Sandy Mackay             July 1, 1977         42 years
  • Dave Maclean              July 1, 1977         42 years
  • Gerry Nadeau              July 1, 1984         35 years
  • Jim White                     July 1, 1979         40 years
  • Margie  Booyens          July 4, 2016          3 years
Weekly Draws:  
  • Attendance draw today - Birthday boy Dave Maclean was in attendance and won a free meal
  • The club draw -  a drip coffee apparatus was won by Past President Chris Perret.
Club 500:
  • No draws now until mid July.
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.
  • The club sends good wishes to Bernice Chesley, who is now back at home after a heart issue.
  • Adolf Seiler was very happy to announce he's been given a clean bill of health after a bout with prostate cancer.
Minute People: 
  • The first minute was the presentation of a new Paul Harris Fellowship pin by PDG Sandy Mackay to Dave Stalwick.  Congratulations and thanks for your support of the Foundation.
  • Dave Panabaker 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 has them at the meeting.
  • Teresa Schile reminded the club of the upcoming visit by the RFE group from New Zealand.  If you are coming to the Friday evening function (and we encourage everyone to do so) please sign up on the club website.
  • Ted Cowtan reminded everyone to sign up for the summer BBQ at his house on Saturday July 13 from 3 pm until "closing".
  • Mark Sorenson was looking for someone to attend the MHHS awards ceremony on Thursday and present the Rotary awards and found Anne Carrier to help.
  • Adolf Seiler encouraged Rotarians to attend the "welcome to Medicine Hat" party, with Kitt and Dieter Brand at Skinny's Smokehouse on July 1st, from 5 pm to 7 pm.
  • Anne Carrier announced that Rotary will again be cutting the cake at Canada Day on Monday July 1st, she has the parking passes for those that need them.
  • 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 announced that new official District 5360 t-shirts were available. The club has purchased some for resale, and has the following sizes
They are available for $10, please see Margie at any meeting to get one.  Photos below:
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    Upcoming Events
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Jun 26, 2019
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Canada Day - Cake Cutting
    Jul 01, 2019
    Introduction of Katharina Braess, NGSE participant
    Skinny's Smokehouse, Box Springs
    Jul 01, 2019
    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Evening meeting - Rotary Friendship Exchange
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 05, 2019
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Business Meeting - Budget
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 08, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Summer Celebration BBQ and Pool Party
    Ted Cowtan's
    Jul 13, 2019
    3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Rotarian Exchange - Katharina Braess
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 15, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 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
    Business Meeting
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Jul 29, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
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