Business meeting
Feb 02, 2021
Hyder Hassan, CEO Immigrant Services Calgary
Feb 16, 2021
The role of immigration and pluralism in unleashing the economic, civic, social potential of Canada
Business meeting
Mar 02, 2021
Mary Turner, District Governor
Mar 16, 2021
District report
Business meeting
Apr 06, 2021
Toastmasters International
Apr 20, 2021
The new partnership between Rotary and Toastmasters
Business meeting
May 04, 2021
New Chief of Police
May 18, 2021
Police Services in Medicine Hat
Business meeting
Jun 01, 2021
In person meeting
Jun 15, 2021
In person meeting
Jun 29, 2021
Year end and induction of President
Club Executives & Directors
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Club Service Chair
International Service Chair
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
January 2021

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

Club Information

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

Medicine Hat Sunrise


We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Board Room - Chinook Village
2801 - 13th Avenue SE
Mailing: PO Box 1114 Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7H3
Home Page Stories
These days we meet differently, but it is still great to connect and share the work that Rotary does.  Today we are thankful that Dave Panabaker could join us as one of his last responsibilities as Assistant District Governor.  We appreciate all that you have done Dave, and wish you the best!  We are also excited to announce that our very own Keith Walker will be taking over his role!  Big shoes to fill Keith, but we are sure you are up for the task!  
We are doing this again!  November is Family Violence Awareness month and we think it is an awesome opportunity to spread some hope in our community.  If you have a gently used purse or backpack that you are willing to part with, consider filling it with items that those who have fled a violent situation may need.  Think brush, combs, shampoo, deodorant, book, scarf, mittens, a little sweet candy, an inspirational note.  This is our second year for this project, and our goal is to collect 300 purses/bags to distribute to the Women's Shelter, The Salvation Army and Saamis Immigration.  Can you help us reach that goal?
We are thrilled to announce our newest member of the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat Sunrise -- Danielle Skogen!  Danielle was inducted today by DG Christine.  Important things to know?  Danielle is a teacher, fluent in 3 languages and has a passion for empowering people and in particular women in third world countries.  Danielle's presence brings great energy and renewed commitment to our international projects.  It has been 30 years since Rotary allowed women to join the ranks.  We are proud to have Danielle join us and look forward to working with her on great things ahead!
Good things happened on one of the hottest days of the year in Medicine Hat!  DG Christine Rendell met with the board of directors last night, and the club this morning to share the upcoming vision and direction of Rotary.  She hails from Rotary Club of Calgary East and is a strong supporter of small clubs that do mighty things (like ours!).  Thanks Christine for sharing your enthusiasm for Rotary and dedication to doing your part to make this world a better place.
He wouldn't want us to brag, but we should...just a bit.  Craig Elder has become our clubs newest (MULTI) Paul Harris Fellow!  Thank you Craig for all you do for Rotary and the community of Medicine Hat.  We want you to know we notice you, and appreciate you! 
MHC President Kevin Shufflebotham met with us to describe his vision of what Medicine Hat College will look like in the future. His vision, energy and collaborative nature is a great match with Rotary principles. Welcome to the community! 
Lisa Kowalchuk and Sara Mackenzie from the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce met with us today to explore the many similarities between the work of the Chamber and the work of Rotary.  Certainly there are some parallels!  Thanks for coming to breakfast with us!  We hope you enjoy our new Sunrise Rotary Roast custom coffee blend.  It is a great way to kick start your day (Rotary and our coffee that is)!
ADG Dave Panabaker attended today to welcome Clare as president and introduce the 2019- 2020 Rotary theme:  Rotary Connects the World.
And it is official!  Clare Lindsay accepts the presidential gavel from Josh Wintoniak signalling the start of a new Rotary executive.  Thanks Josh for all your work over the last year!  And Clare, we look forward to your year as president!
Sunrise Rotary Medicine Hat is thrilled to support the Be Youth Centre this year with money from the Les Erickson Memorial Fund (Community Foundation).  Be Youth provides free programming for youth aged 11- 17 in a fun and safe environment.  As Rotarians, we think this is awesome and are happy to support such a great group!  
Thanks to Celina for meeting our club at the Medicine Hat Library to give us an update on what's happening at the Medicine Hat Food Bank. This is not just any Food Bank, they really go above and beyond and look holistically at how to help their clients. 
Tobie Laliberte - Marketing / Promotions Coordinator at the Esplanade stopped by to give us some updates on all of the exciting new shows, events and exhibits to expect. One lucky Rotarian even walked away with a couple free tickets!
Huge thanks to Sunrise Rotarian, Sean Blewett for hosting us at the Community Future Entre-Corp office. Community Futures Entre-Corp have been helping people turn business ideas into reality in rural for over 30 years!
Thanks to James Paulson from the Medicine Hat Astronomy Club for visiting our club. Your presentation was "out of this world!" It was great to hear about your plans for a new Telescope and your community outreach programs. 
It was great to hear from Jill Forsythe, be YOUth Centre Co-Ordinator on all of the great work that they are doing in their recently updated location.  
We had a great time this morning at Madhatter Coffee Roastery in downtown Medicine Hat!
Rotarians got a chance to learn about the roasting process and the "third wave" coffee trend. After sipping through some wonderful coffee's we voted on our favorite. Stay tuned for something new percolating from Sunrise Rotary soon...
This week we were led on a photographic tour of Keith and Ted's most excellent adventures through Australia and New Zealand.  Crosswalks for the aged.  Fantastic beaches.  Glorious greenery.  Namesake beer and wine.  And apparently a couple of men who drive better on the left side of the road (as per their wives).  Thanks for taking us there by photos!
We are proud to support Danielle Skogen in her efforts with the SERnina project which provides re-usable menstrual products to school-aged girls in Guatemala.  With the $1000 cheque presented by Syl, the support we provided, helps girls  continue their education and enhance future opportunities.  Danielle also reports that a local business owned and operated by women will be producing these products.  A win-win!  
This is what we did!  Thank you for your support with the Purse for a Sister, Bag for a Mister project,  170 purses and bags for the Phoenix Safe House and Salvation Army.  
Speech & Language Works is a speech and language pathology firm in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Their client-centered team works with children and adults presenting a wide range of speech and language issues. Thanks to Sandy Redden for hosting us at her office and sharing her passion for what she does. 
Our esteemed District Governor Dan Doherty stopped at our club in his beautiful Rotary RV. 
Rotary Solar Lamps
Outdoor inflatable solar lamp
The Little Solar Lantern with a Big Impact
Ideal for camping, backyard, parties, dorm rooms, roadside assistance, blackouts.....and much more
10 LED Lights
8 hours charge time
8-12 hours of light from full charge
15 Square feet of lighting
90 Lumens LED bright light
Just charge under the sun and light up your world