Saskatoon Nutana

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Park Town Hotel
924 Spadina Crescent East
P.O. Box 441
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3L6
We are currently meeting in person at Park Town Hotel in south dining room. You may join us in person or by zoom. Please email nutanarotary@gmail.com for meeting details.
Home Page Stories
In January, club member Dorothy Hudson presents St. Edwards School with a cheque for $2700 for their land based program.  Pictured below, Dorothy Hudson, Will Grant, Holly Hill and Curtis Howe.
The club was busy in December.  Volunteers helped out with Salvation Army Kettles and Enchanted Forest.  Over 93,000 people went through the entrance booth which was manned nightly from end of November until early January with volunteers from the club.  Thankfully it was a mild winter at the entrance booth window this  year.  On December 19th the club held our annual Christmas Party luncheon at the Parktown which was filled with great food, music, games, gifts and fellowship.  Co-Presidents Peggy and Betty Ann presented Honourary club memberships to Bob Devrome, John Hanlin and Ed Pek, who were all present at the Christmas luncheon.  Missing were Bryan Tastad and Bryan Harvey. 
View photos here:  photoalbums/december-2023
On September 26, 2023, Grade 7 and 8 students from St. Anne Inquiry School joined the club at Rotary Park at the Peace Plaza for the club's 16th annual Brick Dedication Ceremony.  The students prepared the program and researched this year's recipients, Joseph Rotblat and Pugwash Conferences.  Thank you to Asit and Ila Sarkar for sponsoring this year's brick.
The club would like to congratulate Sasha Perry (left) and Zakiryah (Zaki) Blackstar, this year's recipients of the club's Achievement Scholarships for furthering education.  Both students graduated from Oskayak High School in June.  Sasha is enrolled at the U of S taking Arts and Science with a focus on the arts.  Zaki is currently registered at the U of S in the Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP).  Both recipients indicated the funds will likely go towards school books and supplies.  The club wishes both Sasha and Zaki much success in their future studies
The 2023 ImaginAction District 5550 Conference took place on May 11, 12 and 13th at the Travelodge here in Saskatoon.  The conference committee consisted of members from all the clubs and around 125 people attended the conference.  The welcome reception on May 11th was the first time many of the Rotarians had seen District members since before Covid.  Many Rotarians took time to enjoy some fun pictures at the photo booth.  There are a few pictures of some of the Rotarians participating in the hands on projects on Friday morning.  Registrants could choose from serving breakfast, cleaning Meewasin Trail, reading to kids and preparing personal notes to add into Food Bank food boxes.  The Citizenship Ceremony was a enjoyed by many who have never witnessed a ceremony and to the new Canadians was something they have dreamed about for years.  The presentation, speeches and supper at Wanuskewin along with the time to tour the renovated facility was a favorite of many.  Saturday was all about Learning and Development, awards and ended off in a tribute to District Governor Fred Wright by many of the registrants wearing the "Kenora Dinner Jacket".  Fred was taken back by the gesture.  To summarize this conference, it is best to just say "Rotary.  People of Action!"
Please view the photo gallery here.  photoalbums/2023-district-conference-photos
Congratulations to club member Asit Sarkar who was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Metal (Saskatchewan) in recognition of his valuable contribution to the province.  Below, The Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governmor, presents Asit Sarkar with his award.
Today a cheque for $1000 was presented to club member Nuru Nyoni for Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc. in support of their Black History Gala.
Andraya Jackson-Angus receives a $1000 scholarship from the club. Andraya graduated from Oskayak High School in June, 2022 and is currently enrolled at The University of Saskatchewan taking her Bachelor of Arts and Science. Good luck with your schooling Andraya and congratulations!
On December 9th, members from the Rotary Clubs in Saskatoon met at Saskatoon Food Bank to present a cheque for $15,000.  On Tuesday December 6th members of the club also went and volunteered building food boxes at the Food Bank warehouse.  Thank you to members who donated to this worthwhile cause and who helped out at the warehouse!
Ruth Marritt, Candace Odishaw, Art Postle, Laurie O'Connor, Garth Courtney, Rob MacGuire, Steve Wilson
Betty Anne Arscott, Candace Odishaw, Peggy Clark, Jim Gilles, Dorothy Hudson, Bob MacGillivray, Janet MacGillivray
On September 27th, Grade 7 and 8 Students from St. Anne School joined the club at Rotary Park at Peace Plaza for the club's 15th annual Brick Dedication Ceremony.  The student prepared the program and researched this year's recipients, Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders.  Thank you to Norm and Sharon Woodcock who sponsored this year's brick.
Logan Singer receives a cheque for $1000 from the club.  Logan graduated from Oskayak High School in June 2022 and received the scholarship for his continuing education.  Logan is currently enrolled with Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies in their welding certification program.  Good luck to Logan on his future education.
When a new St. Frances Cree Bilingual School facility opens in 2024, it will have enhanced performing arts programming thanks to funding from Saskatoon Nutana Rotary Club. At an event held at the Park Town Hotel on September 6, the first of five $20,000 cheques was presented to Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools.
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From Left to Right, Jim Gilles (Service Projects Coordinator with Nutana Rotary) and Mike Gramiak (Past President of Nutana Rotary) presented a cheque for $20,000 to Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools  (Diane Boyko, Kelly Cardinal and Ashley Petite) for St.Frances Cree Bilingual School.  
Members of the club recently participated in a BELRAG  (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group) fundraiser.  Members purchased multiple copies of the Britannica Kid's Encyclopedias for personal use or donation into the community.  4 members (Dr. Robert Devrome, Kim Horan, Peggy Clark and Boris Kischuk) donated 7 copies of the books to St. Frances Cree Bilingual School (Darren Fradette, Principal accepting), Read Saskatoon (Kat Reed, Saskatoon Communications Ccordinator accepting) and Open Door Society (Alessia, Case Management Support Worker accepting).  Thank you to everyone that participated.  Clubs in the district purchase 150 Encyclopedias for the fundraiser.  These books will provide hours of entertainment, reading and learning for many kids.
The 5 Club Image Committee here in Saskatoon recently created a "Tribute" video.  Members were asked to do a video introducing themselves, saying why they joined Rotary and why they stay in Rotary.  Hear various reasons why Rotary is right for these Rotarians. We encourage members to forward this video to people they know in the community that could be a right fit for Rotary or vice versa, that Rotary is a right fit for them!
Two members, Joe Dierker and Larry Neely chose to write their project.  Here is why they joined Rotary and why they have stayed.
Each year the Nutana Rotary Club presents students from Oskayak High School with scholarships.  One of this year`s recipients is Mikayla Littlepine who received $1000 for her continuing education.  Mikayla is enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan and hoping to eventually go into dentistry.  She will be using this money to purchase a new computer!  Congratulations Mikayla.
On September 28, 2021 the club held its 14th annual Brick Dedication Ceremony at Rotary Park.  This year's recipient is Rigoberta Menchu-Tum, 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Guatemala for her struggle for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples.  Student's from St. Anne's Inquiry School prepared and presented the program. You can view additional pictures in the respective album here.   President Mike Gramiak sponsored this years brick.
President Michael Gramiak presents Anne Phan of Saskatoon with a cheque for $10,380.50.  Anne was the winner of the Rotary Ribfest 50/50 draw held on August 1, 2021 at 8:30 pm.  Anne held the winning ticket number RF2-035251.
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