Vocational Visit - MHC Maker Space
May 22, 2018
Vera Bracken Library
Ken Feser
May 29, 2018
MHPL Chief Librarian
Business Meeting
Jun 05, 2018
Jace Anderson
Jun 12, 2018
Vocational Visit - Tourism Medicine Hat
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Committee Chair
Committee Chair
Committee Chair
Committee Chair
Sergeant At Arms
Foundation Chair
May 2018

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        The Rotary Club of Medicine Hat - Sunrise
                          Welcome to our Club!

Medicine Hat Sunrise


We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Board Room - Chinook Village
2801 - 13th Avenue SE
Mailing: PO Box 576 Medicine Hat, AB  T1A 7G5
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Home Page Stories

A recent pic of Raffle Co Chair Ted and Club President Les presenting this year's Raffle $15,000 Jackpot prize to Winner Susan Townend of Medicine Hat - Smiles all around!

With special thanks to Les for organizing and Josh acting as Host, our Sunrise Rotary Family celebrated this past Thursday with excellent Food, Fun & Fellowship at the MH Brewing Co!

With thanks to Community Futures Entre - Corp, His Worship the Mayor of the City of Medicine Hat Ted Clugston addressed a good crowd earlier today at the 15th Annual Mayor's Breakfast.  Pictured is Dan Frost (CF Board Member and MC) along with Mayor Clugston.  There was BACON and POETRY all celebrating small business during national Small Business Week in Canada.  
Joined by Past President Keith and fellow Rotarians Clare and Bonnie, it was our pleasure to present recently retired Rotarian Bill Lloyd with an Honorary Lifetime Membership Award from the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat Sunrise.  The Award recognizes the highest distinction that the Sunrise Rotary Club may bestow to individuals who has contributed meritorious service in the furtherance of the Club and Rotary’s ideals and for the permanent support of Rotary causes.
At the same time, it was an honor to also present Bill with the Paul Harris Fellow Award on behalf of the Rotary Foundation in appreciation of the tangible and significant assistance Bill has been to Rotary!
It was time well spent with Bill and Fay and we wish them well in all their future endeavours!
Sunrise Rotary Stampede Raffle $15,000 Jackpot Winner Evelyn Cummins receives her Grand Prize from Raffle Co Chair Ted Rodych and Club President Dan Kammerer.  Through the ongoing wonderful support of our community, the generous help from the Family and Friends of Rotary and the tireless efforts of Rotarians, the 2016 Raffle was another unqualified success - well done everyone!
Our Guest today was James Smith, President, Prairie Gleaners Society - James provided the following definition - Glean: to pick up and gather what is left behind.
Prairies Gleaners was established in 2009, but was inspired 18 yrs ago by the hunger and need of a Rwandan boy. 

Following Keith’s retirement (File Photo), he and Val were initially on their way to either Arizona or Hawaii, until Keith saw an advertisement for a trip to Iceland. $750 per person covered the flight and 5 nights accommodation and seemed to good to pass up! They decided to go to Iceland instead.

Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen.  Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.  Watch the Video here http://video.rotary.org/uE8h/president-elect-john-f-germ-2016-17-theme-address/

Invest Medicine Hat connects entrepreneurs and investors to business opportunities in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.  As business owners, they understand and anticipate the challenges in starting, expanding, or locating your business in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

An excellent Presentation by Medicine Hat College Student Association Reps Stephanie Powers, Peer Support Co-ordinator and Michael Fritzler, Vice President Student Life on implementing Peer Support initiatives on Campus.
Pictured here with Sunrise President Milvia and the Medicine Hat Club's Outbound Counselor Milan Vujovic, Katie Caparini shared her presentation on her year long exchange to the city of Bregenz Austria 2014-15.  Bregenz is situated in the Austrian Alps, along the Lake of Constance.  It is in very close proximity to other countries, such as Germany and Switzerland.    
With President Milvia away, President Elect Dan took care of duties from the podium.  Our planned Speaker/Program was not in attendance so the Meeting was filled with fellowship and a few updates:
Club Director and Committee Chair Josh Wintoniak gave us an enlightening insight into what The Community and Vocational divisions of our Club are mandated to do, and what that looks like in our community. 
Erynn Biggar (pictured) and Josie Doll from the Heart and Stroke Foundation visited the Club to provide an update/information and hopefully increase awareness for the Big Bike 2016 Event happening in Medicine Hat June 6, 2016
Karen Gingras, Executive Director from REDI Enterprises visited the Sunrise Club to provide members with an update of what's happening at REDI since Karen took over approximately 6 months ago.             
The group received two short but information packed presentations, the first from Craig Elder (file photo) on the Rotary Foundation. Not only did I learn that there is a multitude of ways to donate, but also how efficient Rotary is in their fiscal responsibilities. A 92% efficiency rate in donation allocation. That is an incredible statistic - 92% of donations get to programs. Maybe Rotary can help the government out with some advice!
President Milvia introduced Rita Bessant, CORE Executive Director to give the morning's presentation.  The CORE Association is a registered charity and has been serving Medicine Hat for 61 years. They serve persons with disabilities, children and youth.  Rita pointed out that homelessness is not gone in our community and that many youth are on the edge of homelessness and still need support.
Rotary International District 5360 Governor Martin Harvey and his wife Liz along with Assistant Governor Dick Bide from the Medicine Hat Club paid a visit to Sunrise Rotary today with DG Martin making his annual presentation.  For those not able to attend this meeting, a copy of DG Martin's presentation is included on our home page in the Download section. 

Gillian Slade of The Daffodil Project was the presenter and she educated the Sunrise Rotary members on a project that is working towards planting 1,000,000 King Alfred Daffodils by 2025.

Today's Presentation was provided by Mike Ratcliffe of Alberta Parks, Cypress Hills.  Mike informed us that 10% of Alberta is covered with mountains, lakes and forests, while 90% is covered by our prairies. Cypress Hills provides a unique mix of both, with tree stands that were ice-free during the glacial ice age.  
2015 Sunrise Rotary $15,000 Jackpot Stampede Raffle Winner GLENDA NEWTON receives the Grand Prize from Club President Milvia Bauman and Raffle Co-Chair Dan Kammerer (Raffle Co-Chair Keith Walker not shown) - CONGRATULATIONS GLENDA!!
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