Welcome to Rotary District 5550

2023 District Conference

Saskatoon Welcomes You to The 2023 District Conference

ImaginAction District Conference 2023 registration is now open.  Join us May 11-14th 2023 in Saskatoon at the Travelodge for the District’s most unique conference EVER!  
 
The conference starts on Thursday with drinks and appetizers while we all get reacquainted with Rotarians and friends old and new.  Live background music will be provided by Don Griffith.  The House of ImaginAction and Friendship will be set up for you to browse and enjoy and a photo booth will be available throughout the weekend to capture your conference moments.   Remember to tag #ImaginAction2023. 
 
Included in your registration, Friday you will participate in hands on service work within the community, attend a Citizenship Ceremony welcoming new Canadians to Saskatoon, visit the National Historic Site, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, enjoying a hike and galleries followed by an amazing supper with keynote speaker Rhett Sangster, Director, Office of the Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan. 
 
On Saturday the Learning and Development team has a full schedule of informative sessions, knowledge you will be happy to take back to those members that didn’t attend.  Supper on Saturday will be at the Travelodge and entertainment will not disappoint.  We have the Stone Frigate Big Band ready to entertain.   Attire is casual. 
 
A full calendar of events for the weekend can be found here.  Calendar of events
 
We have 30 rooms reserved at the Travelodge (15 business King and 15 standard Queen) at a discounted rate of $129 plus taxes per night.  These rooms will be held until April 10th, so book early to avoid disappointment.  Call the Travelodge at 306-242-8881 and quote block code 0511LBROT for the discounted rate.
 
Early Bird registration pricing for the conference is $275.00 until March 31st.  On April 1st, the registration amount goes to $325 so save by registering now.  (Registration Link)  Spousal fee is the same price due to the amazing meals they will have the opportunity to enjoy with you.   Virtual registration cost is $75.00.
 
Saskatoon members look forward to seeing all District 5550 Rotarians here in Saskatoon in May.  If you have any questions not answered yet, feel free to email nutanarotary@gmail.com with your inquiries.
Full details and registration can be found at rotarynutana.org.     See you May 11th!
 
 
Rotary Club of Melfort supports Literacy initiatives
The Rotary Club of Melfort supports Literacy initiatives both locally and internationally. Our goal is to help eliminate child poverty and literacy is a crucial component  to achieving this goal.
 
The "Books for Babies" and the "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" projects of Melfort Public Library are extremely important in the development of children and their learning to read. We are proud to sponsor these projects.
Receiving the $1,000 donation from Rotary are left to right: Renee Chambers, Library Kathleen Copeland, Raeanne Usselman, Shaye Mansiere, Rotarians Brian Cocks, Ken Singer and Gailmarie Anderson.
Rotary Club of Melfort Supports Girl Guides
The Rotary Club of Melfort is pleased to support the Girl Guides Pipon Rally where they will learn and participate in Indigenous and Metis Culture traditions. We support the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action that encourages our cultures to learn from each other and to build positive relationships going forward. This is a wonderful educational project that should instill in the participants a sense of responsibility to embrace all cultures in diversity, equity and inclusion. 
 
The rally will be held on January 28, 2023 at the Kerry Vickar Centre in Melfort, bringing together young ladies ages 5-18 years from Melfort, Tisdale & Nipawin.  
 
Such an amazing Rally could not happen without the support from the Rotary Club of Melfort who's donation $1000 to the event will help put on a top rated day full of fun, interactive activity/learning, while  providing life long memories for our girl guide attendees.
 
Pictured left to right:  Rotarians, Ken Singer, Gailmarie Anderson, Darlene Campbell, Brian Cocks along with Marley Lok (Brownies), Blakelyn Bear-Ozeroff (Brownies), Kinley Archdekin (Brownies)
2nd Row: Olivia Bragg (Pathfinder)
Rotary Club of Selkirk Welcomes New Members
The Rotary Club of Selkirk recently added three new members, 
David Thorne (Club President), Jim Pelletier, Murray Melvin and Scott Thorne are all in the photo from left to right.
Rotary Club of Dryden Recognizes President Patty Vann
At a recent gathering of Dryden Rotarians, club president Patty Vann received a certificate from District 5550 Governor, Fred Wright, in recognition of the Dryden club's contributions to PolioPlus.
 
The PolioPlus initative was launched by Rotary International in 1985 and was the first and largest internationally coordinated private-sector support of a public health initiative. The eradication of polio is one of Rotary International's longest standing and most significant efforts. Along with its partners, Rotary has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries and reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide.  For more information about Rotary and its polio eradication efforts: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/ending-polio.
Representatives from the Rotary Clubs in Saskatoon joined forces this holiday season to raise $15,000 for The Saskatoon Food Bank in a time of need.
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