SKAL International Boston update April 24, 2012
I wanted to take a moment to update on some exciting news for SKAL International Boston.
First of all, I want to thank Terrilyn Haak, and the entire staff of Towne Stove and Spirits for hosting a fantastic lunch last week. We had over 70 attendees and we raised over $1500 for the Keith Staples Scholarship Fund.
Speaking of the KSF, I am very happy to announce that because of the outstanding generosity of our club and the hard work and dedication of your immediate Past President Chris Pappas the Scholarship Fund now has over $47,000. The success of our fundraising efforts made it possible for your Board of Directors to unanimously vote to increase the annual scholarship amount from $1500 to $2500 for 2012 and beyond.
I am also proud to announce that the 2012 KSF Scholarship winner is Priscilla Lee. Priscilla is a junior in the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst where she maintains a 3.258 GPA majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She is currently employed in the Starwood Corporate Summer Internship Program where she will be working for the W Hotel in New York this summer. She is the VP of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality at UMass as well as a member of the Isenberg School of Management Women in Business Society organization. Priscilla was referred by skalleague Christine Frazier and she will be attending the May luncheon at the Hotel Commonwealth to receive her award.
I also wanted to take a moment to mention our March fundraising cocktail party at the First Corps of Cadets Museum. This museum is truly a hidden gem of Boston. www.afcc1741.org/index.html
The mission of the Museum of the First Corps of Cadets is to preserve the artifacts and archives and to promote the history the Oldest Continuously Active Volunteer Militia Unit of the United States which is still serving our country after 267 years of continuous service. Since 1741 the First Corps of Cadets, now designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 211th Military Police Battalion, has lived up to it motto Monstrat Viam : “It Points the Way.” The Corps has always been one of the premier organizations of the Massachusetts National Guard and, while it has served in five wars, its primary Contribution to the Commonwealth and nation was as an officer-producing institution for new regiments from the Revolutionary War through World War II. The First Corps of Cadets will continue to point the way as it enters its fourth century of service.
The purpose of Association of the First Corps of Cadets (the men and women who are members) is exclusively charitable and educational and include the promotion and encouragement of public interest in and study of the history of the Commonwealth and, in particular, the history of the First Corps of Cadets and other units of the Commonwealth’s militia.
You can help preserve this museum and support this incredible group of volunteers by becoming a member. For the very reasonable price of $50 per year you can join the association and help to off set the costs of operating and maintaining this great piece of American History. If you would like to learn more or you would like an application for membership please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Finally, I want to share the list of venues for 2012-2013
2012/2013 SKAL MEETING VENUES
April 19, 2012 Towne Stove and Spirits Boston
May 17, 20112 Hotel Commonwealth Boston
June 21, 2012 Wentworth by the Sea Country Club Rye, NH
July 19, 20112 New England Aquarium Boston
August 16, 2012 Seaport Hotel Boston
September 20 , 2012 Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum**** Boston ***This will be a special after work reception
October 18, 2012 Top of the Hub Boston
November 15, 2012 Hyatt Regency Boston*** Boston ***Past President’s Lunch
December 20, 2012 Colonnade Hotel*** Boston ***Holiday Lunch
January 17, 2013 The Boston Harbor Hotel Boston
February 21, 2013 The Ritz Carlton Boston
March ?, 2013 Entertainment Cruises*** Boston ***President’s Night
Thank you and SKAL