Skal Boston send delegate to Skal International World Congress in Torremolinos Spain

Skal International held their World Congress in Torremolinos, Spain October 28 – November 1.  Holly Powers, Skal Boston SIUSA Representative represented Skal Boston.  This event ended our Club of the Year status and Holly help present the award to Hobart, New Zealand, this years recipient.  Orange Coast, Australia came in second and Ft Lauderdale/Palm Beaches and Tuscon were tied for third place.  Congratulation to all the finalists.  Skal Boston was given a commemorative plaque of our having won this prestigious award last year.

Delegates from all over the United States and the World participated.  The newly elected international officers were elected and the are:

  • Nigel Pilkington, President from New Zealand
  • David Fisher, Vice President from Kenya
  • Susanna Saari, Vice President from Turkey
  • Rafael Millan Perex, Director from Mexico
  • Lavonne Wittman, Director from South Africa
  • Jason Samuel, Director from South Africa
  • Frank Klare, Sr. Auditor from Philadelphia, PA, USA

Skal Boston is revered by the clubs of the world as a model Skal organization.


October Skal Boston meeting “Where everyone knows your name”

On October 15, Skal Boston members met at the Hampshire House on Beacon Street in Boston, the home of “Cheers”, “where everyone knows your name”!

Tom Kershaw, owner and Skal Boston member hosted our members to a wonderful luncheon in this historic facility on Beacon Street across from the Boston Public Gardens.  Tom gave the Skal Toast and welcomed members and guests to this famous landmark.  The luncheon was delicious.  Club members greeted the chef and staff with a hardy round of applause.

Many members enjoyed an after drink at Cheers!

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum location for September Meeting

On a warm September night, Skal International Boston held an evening meeting at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.  Members got to participate in a reenactment of the historic meeting at Boston’s Old North Church that lead up to the start of the Revolutionary War.  They were introduced to the patriots who were ready to lose everything for freedom.  Members also had a chance toss tea into Boston Harbor and then view one of the two remaining tea boxes that survived the incident.

Shawn Ford, Boston Skal member, Past President and current Vice President of the Tea Party Museum hosted the evening and gave the Skal Toast.  After visiting the museum and replicas of the Beaver and Eleanor ships the members were hosted to a wonderful reception in the Abigail Adams Tea Room.

A treat time was had by all!