Meeting Information
President Melanie Harty chaired our Nov 7th meeting. She welcomed the 16 in attendance and 5 on Zoom. As this a business meeting, all Directors in attendance were asked to update their areas of involvement.
Mike C was first to outline activities such as Team Freewheel. This project headed by Terry C repairs older bikes and donates these to people or associations in need. Terry advised that the team Freewheel will operate during the winter on one day a week that being Thursday mornings at 9:00 and all are welcome to attend and help in this project. Mike also talked about the trail system and the signage that is now in place. He also talked about the Prairie Gleaners and reminded us that on Nov 24th major grants will be announced and presented at that location.
Bruce Shepard talked about our Strategic Plan for the club.
The plan has been ongoing project of which is now completing a full review on what's working, changes required, our current needs and opportunities. He will condense the old lengthy plan in to a new 5-page plan focusing on the essentials or "were the rubber hits the road". Bruce highlighted that we would review/confirm the Vision and Mission of our club as well as the current condition of our club.
We all agreed that Covid has had an effect on our club over the past 3 years as well as things like our reducing membership and aging members. Bruce will provide a new proposal to the board within a week. The board will review and then prepare a plan to be presented to the club by months end. The new plan will also include (among others) the need for more social activities that would include partners, additional focus on youth activities as well as our continuing focus on RI, Music festival and other charitable ventures.
A lively discussion followed with good questions, answers, suggestions and a commitment to work on the new plan.
Melanie reminded all that the following meeting on Monday 14 November will be at the Root Cellar. We are looking forward to a tour of the center and an update on the operations.  The gathering will start at noon, and partners are welcome.  Please Park on the street, the Corona does not allow Root Cellar parking in their lot.
Rotary Club "What-z New":
  • A few more meeting helpers are required to run cameras and sound during our hybrid meetings.  We are all learning to adapt to this new reality.  Anyone wishing to help should contact Mike Christie 403 878 3311
Rotary Club Membership Update:
  • Would you like to join the membership team? Check out a meeting of this team and see how exciting it is!  The committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm. Contact Mike Christie to join in.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Housekeeping:
    • If you have a Meeting Minute, please phone or email the President and it will be included in the next Newsletter.
    • Board minutes can be found on ClubRunner, under Club Documents.
Upcoming Club Program, Activities and Meetings:
  • Monday November 14th - IN THE COMMUNITY at the ROOT CELLAR
  • Monday November 14th - AGM for the MH Rotary Music Festival
  • Monday November 14th - 6:00 pm, Music Festival Society AGM, Crowfoot Room at the MH College
  • Monday November 21st - Joint meeting with Saamis Rotary to hear a presentation from Kenya.
  • Monday December 19th - Christmas lunch - members and partners - at The Lodge
Upcoming Rotary District and International Events 
  • Next District Conference: Lethbridge: May 5th and 6th, 2023.
 Ideas for Future Programs
  • The Rotary Club's Program Committee members are: Jillian Koch (, Dave Panabaker ( and Margie Booyens (
  • If you have ideas for future programs, please contact them.
Meeting News
  • No guests today
Club Draw:
  • Dick Bide won a MH Tigers towel.
  • None mentioned.
  • Dave Stalwick             Nov 08
  • Brent Secondiak         Nov 19
Rotary Anniversaries:
  • Sigfried Kappler            36 years      Nov 1 
  • Doug Fleming               39 years   Nov 07
  • Milan Vujovic                15 years   Nov 26
Wedding Anniversary Rose  for November:
  • Dave Panabaker
Rotary Bingo: 19 November
This is a Saturday afternoon bingo, a signup invitation has gone out.
Dunmore signage photo: 21 November
Mike Christie (Director of Community Service) invited all to head to Dunmore Park on Monday 21 November 2022, after the noon meeting, to be included in a photo of the newly installed signage in Dunmore Rotary Park.
Christmas Kettles: 17 December
24 Rotarians are needed to raise funds for the Salvation Army on Saturday 17 December. When Adolf Seiler receives the specific locations, he will circulate a list. Adolf asked all to once again give support to this worthy cause.
Meeting Room Setup
Due to his physical injury, John John will need assistance setting up the room on a go forward basis.  Ian McLaughlin is helping through November, however more volunteers are needed.  The time commitment is about an hour before the meeting, starting at 11:00 am and about a half hour after the meeting, usually ending around 1:30 pm.  If you are willing to help, please contact John or Dave.
Saamis Rotary Harley raffle
The Saamis Rotary Club is holding their annual fundraising raffle this summer.  Tickets can be purchased online at
Canadian Humanitarian Gala
The annual Canadian Humanitarian fundraising gala will take place on Friday evening, Nov 18 at Medalta Potteries.  It will feature "dueling pianos" which was a big hit last time.  Registration can be done on their website,
2023 Club 1000 update
Our new Club 1000 tickets for the 2023 raffle have been packaged, distributed and/or are available for pickup (call Glen Presley).  Please work hard to sell these tickets in support of the Rotary Music Festival.  Our tickets can be purchased online at
Family of Rotary:
  • Nothing to report this week.
Please keep Adolf informed about members health changes so that information can be provided to the club through the Weekly News.
Club Information
Medicine Hat
Mondays at 11:45 AM
Medicine Hat Lodge
1051 Ross Glen Dr SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3T8
The Rotary Club of Medicine Hat has returned to meeting in person, face-to-face meetings as of Monday March 21. A ZOOM link will still be available for those who are cautious, ill or are away on vacation.
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Upcoming Events
Tour at the Root Cellar
Root Cellar, Maple Ave
Nov 14, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Music Festival AGM
Crowfoot Room, Medicine Hat College
Nov 14, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Bingo - afternoon
Top Hat Bingo
Nov 19, 2022
11:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Kenya visit - Emily Bakhita Akoth
MH Lodge
Nov 21, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Tentative meeting with Milan's Rotary club
Medicine Hat Lodge
Nov 28, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bingo - evening
Top Hat Bingo
Dec 01, 2022
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Business Meeting
Medicine Hat Lodge
Dec 05, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting
Dec 12, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Christmas Social
Medicine Hat Lodge
Dec 19, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bingo - evening
Top Hat Bingo
Dec 19, 2022
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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