On Friday, March the 1st, 1929, the founder of Rotary, Paul Percy Harris, visited Saskatoon. The distinguished guest was met in North Battleford by members of the Saskatoon Club,

including President, Bruce J. Symes and Dr. George Peterson who had travelled there in the private rail car of fellow club member, and CNR General Superintendent, Benjamin T. Chappell. Harris boarded the car for the return trip to Saskatoon and, on his arrival, attended an evening banquet in his honour; the dinner was a mixed affair and included representation from all of the local service clubs.

The club's original 'Charter President', Arthur Moxon, introduced Paul Harris to all those present, and Rotarian Harris Turner presented him with a painting, depicting birch trees, by local artist Augustus Kenderdine; the records show that the club had purchased the work of art for the sum of $52.31.