Posted on Mar 31, 2019

The Cosmopolitan Club of Saskatoon, formerly known as the Cosmopolitan Couples Club of Saskatoon, chartered on March 14, 1994 with 26 members under the sponsorship of the Saskatoon Hub City Club, with leadership from Roger Pilon......
 
            
 
                                                                                                     
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Cosmopolitan Club of Saskatoon
 
The Cosmopolitan Club of Saskatoon, formerly known as the Cosmopolitan Couples Club of Saskatoon, chartered on March 14, 1994 with 26 members under the sponsorship of the Saskatoon Hub City Club, with leadership from Roger Pilon.  Cosmopolitan International President-Elect Tom Stone conducted the investiture with Western Canada Governor Jim Smith and two Western Canada Lt. Governors, Roger Pilon and Richard Shindelka present.  The emphasis of the new club was on volunteerism rather than fund raising.  Gradually, as the club become more established, fundraising played a more important role. Our club presently has 31 registered members.  Due to the recent closure of two clubs in Saskatoon, we have had transfers into our Club, resulting in the need to change our Club name. 
Volunteer projects included building a gazebo and a butterfly/garden for two long-term care facilities.  In June of 2003 we built a shed for a sanctuary in northern Saskatchewan, returning in October to shingle and paint it. Wreath laying for Remembrance Day Services, packing school Christmas gift boxes, working pancake breakfasts for a long-term care facility, building fences at group homes, cutting wood for a youth camp, repairs and maintenance for a Girl Guide Camp, and a clean-up of an historic fur-trading site were undertaken and completed.  Our annual clean-up of Cosmopolitan Park Saskatoon and ringing Christmas bells for the Salvation Army are on-going projects.
Fund raising projects included raffling off playhouses built by our club, coat checks, bingos, parking cars at events, working at game nights for corporate events, garage sales, football pool tickets, 50/50 tickets and selling food at barbecues.  Recipients of our donations have included a Children’s choir, Jubilee Residences and Elmwood Lodge, Cosmopolitan Industries, the Salvation Army, Canadian Deaf Blind group homes and Cosmopolitan Foundation Canada Inc.
Our Club has supported the Western Canada Federation and Cosmopolitan International with active members on their Boards.  Two club members have been International Presidents and five members have been Federation Governors.   We have hosted Federation Conventions and mid-term meetings.  We are active in the Cosmopolitan Foundation Canada Inc. Club members have served in all the executive positions. Currently, we have 22 members who are Beacons, with proceeds going to the Edmonton Protocol for Diabetes Research.
 
Submitted March 2, 2018, updated March 30, 2019. Photo added June 27, 2019
 
Committee members:  Cosmos Pat Wanhella, Pam Smith and Ada Wilson.
Photographer: Susan Maitland