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created by Shaw TV in Saskatoon, the program features groups that "Rock".  Special thanks to Rotarian Brenda Banbury for your contributions.
 
 
May 12-15 2016 District 5550 Conference was held in Gimli MB at the Lakeview Resort & Conference Centre.
 
The Rotary theme for this past year has been "Be a Gift to the World", Gimli proved to be just that, located on the majestic shores of Lake Winnipeg, conference goers were treated to Icelandic hospitality.  Keynote speakers included Diane Redsky, Elizabeth Smith, RI Representative, Jeanne Martinson and our Vocational Training Team report on their recent trip to Ethiopia.
 
Breakout sessions were informative and spoke to a variety of topics:
  • Honoring Indigenous People
  • Promotion and Marketing of a Rotary club
  • increasing flexibility for club meetings 
  • Generational differences
  • strategic planning
  • program development
  • engaging youth
  • program updates--ShelterBox, Ripple Effect & Polio Plus
The highlight of the conference was the celebration of the Million dollar dinner challenge.  A challenge was made in July 2015 to raise One million dollars of new money for the Rotary Foundation during the Rotary year; we were overwhelmed with response from club members and thrilled to announce the final total of $1,133,685.00!!
 
Club member, Brenda Banbury was honored for continued dedication to a variety of projects with World Community Service.
 
President Sarah King accepted 5 awards on behalf of the club:
  • In the 2014-15 Rotary year our club was No. 2 in the District for giving to the annual fund of the Rotary Foundation
  • In the 2014-15 Rotary year our club was presented a certificate of appreciation for financial support of End Polio Now
  • In the 2014-15 Rotary year our club was recognized for outstanding dedication and support of ShelterBox
  • The Canadian Ripple Effect committee recognized our club for improving the lives of children in Guatemala
  • In the 2015-16 Rotary year our club was awarded a Zone literacy award for our efforts to promote literacy
As always we came home refreshed and energized to continue to serve our community and look for ways to be "A Gift to the World".  Thank you Gimli Rotary Club for hosting!
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Sarah King, President 2015-16
Rotary Club of Saskatoon North
Members and guests of the Saskatoon Rotary clubs held an Old Fashioned Sewing Bee at Sobey's in Stonebridge recently to assist Days for Girls in their quest to aid African Women. 
 
Days for Girls Canada is a grassroots non-profit organization with a goal to create a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls through advocacy, and the delivery of programs on reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine hygiene.
 
The DfG Saskatoon Rotary Team is a group of volunteers who are embracing the old fashioned sewing bee to make washable and reusable menstrual supplies for girls in 3rd world countries.  They are restoring days of school, health and dignity to these girls - one kit at a time.  Girls who have sanitary supplies are more confident in school and are more likely to graduate.  For every year of education a girl receives her future income increases.  When a girl has 7 or more years of education, she marries 4 years later, bears fewer children and passes on her knowledge and strength.
 
Rotary is an international organization founded in 1905 whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
 
Make a difference today: Visit www.daysforgirls.org  Donate - money, fabric (cotton or flannel), thread (durable polyester, Large Ziplok freezer bags).  Sew kit elements - bags, shields, liners.  Get involved by contacting Rotarian Brenda Banbury: 306-384-4977 bbanbury@yourlink.ca
Rotary Club of Saskatoon North presented City Park Collegiate with a $4,000 donation today as part of an ongoing commitment that started over 20 years ago.  Over that time period the Rotary Club has donated money and services of over $50,000 to City Park Collegiate.
 
"We are very excited about this long term partnership with the Rotary Club Saskatoon North.  Over the years, these donation have encouraged our students to attend school on a more regular basis, said Tatum Neveu, City Park Community School Coordinator.  Rotary purchased bus passes so more children could attend school, Rotary purchased playground and exercise equipment, and even cooked and served supper at Parent Teacher nights."
 
"Once profits most who serves best" said Ruth Marritt, Chair of the Community Service Committee.  Our partnership with City Park Collegiate enables Rotary members to serve the less fortunate in our community and assist them with their education."
 
Rotary is an international organization founded in 1905 whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
 
Fore more information, contact:
 
Ruth Marritt
Chair
Rotary Community Serice Committee
306-934-2192
rmarritt@shaw.ca
 
Tatum Neveu
City Park Collegiate
Community School Coordinator
306-683-7557
neveut@spsd.sk.ca
 
Rotary Club of Saskatoon North presented Habitat for Humanity with a $10,000 donation today as part 
of a 5 year partnership. This is the 2nd year of this partnership. Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon is excited 
partner with Rotary. 
 
“We are very excited about this partnership with Rotary Saskatoon North. With their support and that of 
our many volunteers we are able to provide a safe and affordable place for families to live and provide a 
home for their children.” CEO of Habitat for Humanity Barb Cox-Lloyd said. “Our purpose at Habitat for 
Humanity is to strengthen communities by providing homes for low-income, working families. We 
encourage all members of the community to be involved in the building of these homes.” 
 
"One profits most who serves best" said President of the Rotary Club of Saskatoon North, Arlene 
Jorgenson. "Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity enables our Rotary members to serve the less 
fortunate in our community and assist them with home ownership".
 
Rotary is an international organization founded in 1905 whose purpose is to bring together business and 
professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in 
all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
 
Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon has been building safe, decent and affordable homes since 1992. Over 
60 homes have been built in Saskatoon. These homes are built using 95% volunteer labour with 100% of 
donations going towards the building of homes. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon 
visit habitatsaskatoon.ca
 
For more information, contact:
Lindsay Sanderson
Marketing and Communications Habitat for 
Humanity Saskatoon
306.343.7772 
lsanderson@habitatsaskatoon.ca
 
Arlene Jorgenson
President
Rotary Club of Saskatoon North
306.986.1021
ajorgenson@wellpoint.ca
 

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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Saskatoon North Website

Saskatoon North

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:10 PM
Saskatoon Travelodge Hotel
106 Circle Dr. N.
Saskatoon, SK  S7L 4L6
Canada
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