President's Information
President's Remarks:
Today was the Rotary Club's annual "Picnic in the Park", the kickoff to Stampede Week and our chance every year to appreciate the beauty of Rotary Park.  The meeting today is mostly a social event, but we were very happy to welcome this year's District Governor, Christine Rendell and her husband, driver and chief of staff, Brian Carnahan. 
We also welcomed our NGSE student Katarina Braess, who is with us until the end of the month.  Katarina has been visit a few of the tourist sites in the area, including Dinosaur Park outside of Brooks and the Teepee in Medicine Hat.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • Monday July 29, 2019 - Business meeting - Presidential Citation, meeting structure and fundraising ideas will all be on the agenda.
    • Monday August 5, 2019 - NO MEETING (HOLIDAY)
  • Housekeeping:
    • Please bring auction 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 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:
  • Our Program coordinator is Jillian Koch.  If you have any future program ideas, please email Jillian at
Rotary in the Park with the District Governor
The Rotary Club celebrated the start of this years Stampede Week with our annual picnic in the park.  Rotary Park was one of the major activities of the Rotary Club in the last century, and the site of the old pool has been preserved as a beautiful urban park and greenspace.
It was a special pleasure this year to welcome this years District 5360 Governor, Christine Rendell and her husband Brian Carnahan.  Christine is a native of Bishop's Falls, Nfld and had a long career at ATB prior to retiring in 2006.  She and Brian have two sons and one 3 year old granddaughter.
Christine spoke very briefly, and shouted above the traffic noise from Maple Ave, about her love of Rotary, some of her past experience and her general views on this year.  She will be returning in September to a regular club meeting for a more formal presentation of this years theme and some Rotary International updates.
Everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal, catered by Skinny's Smokehouse and organized by Jillian Koch (many thanks for a great job Jillian!!).  Also congratulations to the winners of the "dress up for stampede" contest, both Anne Carrier and Stan Sakamoto took home door prizes.
Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč:
  • Katarina Braess, our NGSE student from Germany.
  • District Governor Christine Rendell and spouse Brian Carnahan.
  • Marge Mazerolle       July 24th.
  • Glen Presley        4 years         July 27, 2015.
Weekly Draws:  
  • The attendance draw this week was Bruce Shepard, who has NOT present to win a free meal
  • The club draw this week, a selection of tea was won by Ted Clugston.
Club 500:
  • No draw this week.
Make Ups:
  • None reported.
Family of Rotary:
  • No report.
Minute People: 
  • 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.
  • Dave Panabaker also reminded Rotarians that the next Rotary Bingo will be Saturday August 3rd, in the afternoon beginning at 11:45 am.  Because of the holiday workers may be difficult to come by, so please consider helping out if you are in town.
  • Dawn Barr is organizing a "good bye to Katarina party for Saturday August 3, mini-putt at Hoopla's at 4:00 pm and then refreshments at the Rustic Kitchen at 5:00 pm.  Separate invitations will go out, for both the golf and the social.
  • Anne Carrier reminded Rotarians that our float for the Stampede Parade, on Thursday morning July 25 is a go, and decorating will take place on July 23-24, 1pm - 8pm at IXL.
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    We meet Mondays at 11:45 AM
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    Medicine Hat, AB  T1B 3T8
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    Upcoming Events
    Rotary in the Community: Float in MH Parade
    Jul 25, 2019
    8:00 AM – 12:00 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
    Rotary afternoon bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Aug 03, 2019
    11:45 AM – 4:00 PM
    Fellowship Evening - Farewell to Katharina
    Hoopla's Family Entertainment / Rustic Kitchen
    Aug 03, 2019
    4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Stat Holiday: NO MEETING
    Aug 05, 2019
    Rotary at Work: Hot Meal Program
    Salvation Army Resource Centre
    Aug 07, 2019
    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Adventure in Citizenship Presentation (Interact)
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Aug 12, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Aug 18, 2019
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Presentation: Mike Hertz
    Medicine Hat Lodge
    Aug 19, 2019
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
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