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2024 Rotary Badge Shield Star Dinner

Make sure you mark down April 24th, 2024 in your calendars for this year's Badge Shield Star dinner featuring guest speaker Kyla Thomson!
 
For more details, and to Order your Tickets, click below!

Our First Visit!

For our regular noon meeting on March 25th, our Rotary Club of Saskatoon members gathered at the newly completed 'Space on H' to celebrate and take our first look at our Centennial project.
 
Featuring Karen Farmer of the Saskatoon Riversdale Community Collective as our speaker, click below for more information about our meeting and project!

March 2024

At our regular March 11th meeting, our Rotary Club of Saskatoon proudly presented a cheque for $6,000 to Hope Restored Saskatoon. This funding will support the organization's Education Incentive Program through 2024, helping women on their journey from exploitation to personal growth and hope.
 
Read more to see how this support is helping craft pathways to dignity and success for women overcoming unimaginable challenges.

New Goat Farming Initiative!

With our club's recent donation of $4,200, the Rotary Club of Saskatoon continues its support of the Nepal Literacy Project at the Janachetanna Primary School, including an exciting new Goat Farming initiative. This venture not only supports essential school programs but also fosters community sustainability.
 
Read more to see how we're making a difference!

The Space on H

The Rotary Club of Saskatoon is thrilled to announce that, with the help of our Club's $40,000 Centennial Fund donation, the Space on H (formerly the "Victoria Park Recreation Facility")  is nearing completion, providing a space that will foster food security, cultural programming, and recreational opportunities for all!

Learn more about our newest project and discover the difference we're making together by reading more below!

Welcome Hicham!
February 2024

At our regular noon meeting on February 5th, 2024, President Wendy Cooper welcomed Hicham Ziani as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Saskatoon!
 
Click below to learn more about our newest member.

Congratulations on Your Commitment!
November 2023

At our Rotary Foundation Dinner this November, we proudly recognized Don Lepp and Denise Palmer as our club's most recent Paul Harris Fellows for their contributions that make Rotary's efforts possible.  We also awarded Elaine Zakreski, Graham Pearson, Mark Gryba, and Paul Gauthier with further Paul Harris recognition.
 
In fact, our Rotary Club of Saskatoon now has the distinction of 100% of its members being Paul Harris Fellows.  Congratulations for your commitment!
 
Click to read more about the Paul Harris Fellow award and its roll in Rotary International's work

Supporting Local Community Services
October 2023

In October, the 5 Rotary Clubs of Saskatoon joined together to make a donation of $4,000 to the Saskatoon Food Bank.  Rotary has been a long time supporter of this very valuable community service.

From a Flashlight to a Fellowship

Ever since Maureen Torr was holding a flashlight to assist her mother, Joy Kagira, as a midwife in Uganda, she has been dedicated to helping children.  After moving to Saskatoon in 2004, she became a member of our Rotary Club of Saskatoon in 2012 and officially founded Joy’s Centre, which just last year completed its $80,000 Global Grant! 
 
Check out an update on Maureen and Joy's Center here!

Supporting Local Projects
June 2023

At this year's President's Dinner, a cheque for over $12,000 from this year's Badge Shield Star dinner was presented by the Chair of the Restorative Action Program (RAP) to support our club's local and international projects.
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For over 100 years, Rotary has been working to take care of our communities. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Rotary unites people of action from all continents and cultures to deliver real, long-term solutions to our communities' most persistent problems, finding new, effective ways to enhance health, stability, and prosperity across the globe.

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