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Saskatoon Nutana

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We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Park Town Hotel
924 Spadina Crescent East
P.O. Box 441
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3L6
Canada
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the club is meeting by video conference at the regular time of 12 p.m. on Tuesdays. If you wish to receive an invitation to the video conference, please email us at nutanarotary@gmail.com.
Home Page Stories
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.
On June 25th President at the time, Lorne Braithwaite signed a MOU with  GSCS and St Frances Cree Bilingual committing to a new partnership over the next 5 years.  GSCS had this excellent video prepared to commemorate this partnership.  For more information on the new build at St. Frances Cree Bilingual School, visit their website at https://www.gscs.ca/fra/page/5700/new-school-updates.
 
On June 25, 2021 President Lorne Braithwaite from The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana and Diane Boyko, Executive Board Chair from Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, signed a MOU.  The MOU sets out a new partnership between St. Frances Cree Bilingual School and the club for a 5 year term and a commitment of $100,000 dispersed over those 5 years.  This collaboration will explore ways the partners may work together to create unique programs or program spaces within the new St. Frances Cree Bilingual School to support the processes of reconciliation, language and cultural revitalization, and community collaboration.  The project components will focus on dramatic arts, music and performance and production technologies.  The Arts fosters students' imagination, creativity and problem solving, enhancing students' ability to innovate and collaborate.
 
A beautiful program was prepared with Elder, Shirley Arcand doing the prayer and Elmer Tootoosis drumming while Candace and Adam Merasty danced.  A beautiful gift of a handmade blanket was presented to the club acknowledging this new collaboration.
With the Rotary year coming to a close, see what our club has accomplished in the 2020-21 year under the guidance of President Lorne Braithwaite. Click here to learn more!
46 teams participated in the club's Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt April 4, 2021.  There was also 98 bags of chocolate given out.  Thank you to everyone that participated, donated and sponsored the event.  The club raised $2000 towards breakfast programs in the community.  Here is a list of all the lucky winners.
 
Nutana Rotary Club prize - a year family pass to Saskatoon Forestry Farm and Zoo - Neumeyer Family
Escape Manor - Gift Certificate for 2 - A. Maille
Youth Farm Corn Maze & Petting Zoo - Gift Certificate for $50 for the corn maze - J. Shingoose
Saskatoon Indian Metis and Friendship Centre - $100 Gift card for Save-on-Foods - J. Laross
Saskatoon Indian Metis and Friendship Centre - Covid Mask (5) - A. Boehm, S. Brandt, J. Dueck, C. Machiskinic, K. Street
Jurassic Park - 2 Laser Tag Passes - A. Wood
Nutrien Wonderhub - 6 person family pass  C. Zhao
Janna Dutton/Tim Hortons (franchisee owner) - 20 Tim Hortons gift cards for $10 each - E. Ballantyne, E. Bokshowan, A. Collins x 2, A. Dhaliwal, J. Falastein, Z. Fellner, S. Floer, S. Hirschfeld, A. Klassen, A. LePage, C. Machiskinic, J. Meier, C. Neumeyer, F. Palacious, J. Phillips, S. Ross, J. Shingoose, D. Stefiuk and  S. Trapp
 
The Neumeyer Family - Winners of the Saskatoon Nutana Rotary year family pass to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm and Zoo  (for more pictures visit our photo album)
 
The Saskatoon Nutana Rotary Club will be holding a city wide Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt on April 4, 2021.  Fun for family and friends of all ages.  All proceeds will go towards breakfast programs within the community.  The Scavenger Hunt will run 12 pm to 4 pm with final prize draws at 4:30.  Get safely out of the house with the family and friends and have some fun with a chance to win great prizes.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  Registration closes April 1, 2021.  View a list of Sponsor prizes here.
 
 
From November 19th, 2020 to January 9th, 2021 members of our club (and a few friends) have volunteered to work the entrance booth at The Enchanted Forest.  It is our 5th season there and we are happy to see many people taking part in this great fundraiser for The Zoo Foundation and The Hospital Foundation.  With this being a safe family event, we are happy to see thousands of people out to view the lights and support the community.  Our club is thankful to take part in such a worthwhile event in the community.
 
In December we held on online auction through McDougall Auctions.  Rotarians donated new and regifted items to raise money.  On our last zoom Rotary meeting in December, board members purchased small gifts that were auctioned off to the members.  These two auctions, together with further monetary donations from the members, plus our annual giving, allowed us to donate a total of $4,000 to the Saskatoon Food Bank.  This is a significant gift in a great time of need!
In 2020, our club gave out $1000 in scholarships to Oskayak students for the 2019-2020 year.  Pictured below are Serenity Obey who received a $500 scholarship for continuing education and Zachary Whitehawk who received a $250 merit scholarship.  Lauren Kennedy was our final $250 merit scholarship recipient.  (no picture).  Congratulations to all three of you.
CHARITY AUCTION in support of THE SASKATOON FOOD BANK
 
December 2-17th
 
Nutana Rotary Club Members have generously donated items to be auctioned off for charity.  Some items are new and some are old, though they will all be new to someone special this holiday season.  Bid generously as 100% of the money raised (excluding bidder fee and taxes) will be donated to The Saskatoon Food Bank.
 
Register to bid at www. mcdougallbay.com
 
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