If you haven’t registered already for President’s Night on March 9, please take the time to do so now! Invitations were mailed to you, but you can also click here to register.
We have a great evening planned at The Fairmont Copley Plaza and you won’t want to miss any of it — from the installation of new board and officers, to dancing to the music of Flipside, it’s guaranteed to be a fun night!
A block of overnight rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Copley Plaza for President’s Night. The rate of $249 for a Fairmont Room and $279 for a Deluxe Room is available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations MUST be made by February 9 to ensure the special SKAL rate. Call 1-800-441-1414 for reservations, and mention that you are part of the SKAL President’s Night Group.
Special thanks to our partners who have helped make this evening possible (click on the links to learn more about them)
It’s amazing to think that almost a year has gone by since I became President of the second oldest and second largest Skal Clubs in the United States. It’s been an honor and privilege to lead the Boston Skal Club into the 21st Century by making sure we were automated….able to pay for registration by credit card, we have a website and making sure that our call to meeting notices are sent via email!
I think that it’s because of all of this that we’ve seen attendance at lunches increase and five times this year we’ve broken 100! That’s unheard of for as long as I have been a Skal member!
It’s great to see everyone more involved and engaged in the club and while I know we only have one more lunch under my leadership (mark your calendar, February 16 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge!) I know that I am leaving the club in great shape as we move forward!
It’s hard to believe that almost a year has passed since I’ve taken over as the President of the Boston Skal Club. I have to admit that for the most part, it’s been fun!
We have two lunches left….January 19 at the TD Garden and February 16 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
And then it’s onto President’s Night on Friday, March 9 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Make sure you mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss me turning over the ultimate bling (i.e. the Skal chain) to our incoming President, Bob Lawler of Entertainment Cruises.
Special thanks to the entire team at the Colonnade Hotel for making the Annual Skal Holiday Lunch such a great success!
With more than 250 people in attendance, Skalleagues and guests were able to network and spread holiday cheer among friends and colleagues. Over 60 raffle and auction items were donated, with proceeds benefiting the Joslin Diabetes Fund.
We also have a great Chicago Getaway including:
- 2 nights at the luxurious Hotel Allegro, a Kimpton Hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago
- 2 three-day Go Chicago Cards – giving you access to 28 top Chicago attractions, and more!
- We’ve taken care of your two nights dinner — one night you’ll have dinner for two on board the Odyssey at Navy Pier, and the other, we have a $150 gift certificate to Flemings Steakhouse.
- And of course, to get there we have 2 round trip tickets on American Airlines – but you don’t have to use them to go to Chicago, they’re actually good to anywhere in the continental US
The value of this package is over $3000 — and don’t forget that all proceeds from this auction will go to support the Scholarship Fund!
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Thanks to Tony Nunziante and the City of Boston for hosting the October Skal meeting at the Parkman House.
More than half of our membership enjoyed this special evening reception that was catered by Gourmet Caterers and where musicians from the Longy School of Music performed, courtesy of the Cambridge Office for Tourism.
The Parkman House is a Greek revival house on Beach Hill constructed in 1825 by architect Cornelius Coolidge, a protege of Charles Bullfinch. The house was purchased in 1853 by the widow and two sons of Dr. George Parkman, a wealthy physician/businessman who was murdered and dismembered by John White Webster, a professor at Harvard Medical College. The case is generally regarded as the nation’s first celebrity crime, attracting worldwide attention. When the remaining heir died in 1908, the house was left to the City of Boston, along with an endowment for the maintenance of city Parks. Fittingly, the Parkman House served as headquarters for the city’s Parks Department for more than 60 years until the office was moved to the new Boston City Hall in 1969.
The Parkman House was restored to its original splendor by Mayor Kevin H. White to coincide with the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. One of the first guests to visit the restored house was Queen Elisabeth II. In subsequent years, the historic house has served as a venue for receptions for distinguished Bostonians and high profile visitors, including several heads of state. The Parkman House, which was restored again by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 1993, is also often the site where important civic matters are discussed and significant milestones are marked.
At the August meeting held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Skal International Boston awarded their 2011 Keith Staples Travel & Tourism Scholarship to Amanda Soucy. Amanda is a student in the hospitality school at the University of New Hampshire and an employee at the Hotel Marlowe. The Keith Staples Scholarship was established in 2008 to encourage professional development within the hospitality industry to college students who are enrolled as travel & tourism industry majors.
The Northeast PA SKAL Club would like to invite all Region 1 Clubs to attend a joint meeting of SKAL – spouses & guests welcome!
When: Thursday, October 13, 2011
Where: Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem (use hotel entrance)
The Foundry Room
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Cocktail Hour: 6 – 7 p.m. (Cash bar 6 – 10 p.m.)
Dinner: 7 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person
Special hotel arrangements for anyone wishing to stay overnight has been arranged with Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport (1787 Airport Rd., Allentown, PA 18109, just 6 miles from casino) at a rate of $89/nt., for a one bedroom King suite. Transportation to Sands Casino can be provided at no charge. When making reservations please call fellow Skalleague Meygan Young directly at 610-686-5002.
Please RSVP with payment, no later than October 3, 2011
Contact: Kim Lilly, Vice President, SKAL of Northeast PA
Skalleague Holly Powers has once again put together a great trip to Mexico for Boston Skal Club Members.
Click here to get the information and register for this spectacular trip that takes place October 15 – 19 at the Excellence Riviera Cancun!
Summer has arrived in Boston, and with it a variety of fabulous things to see and do…including attending the Skal Monthly Meeting in July at the EMC Club at Fenway Park!
Fenway Park is more than baseball! Amid it’s bricks and beams, Fenway Park has unique modern facilities for meetings and celebrations. Join us on July 21st in the EMC Club – one of Boston’s premier event spaces. Perched just above home plate with breathtaking views of the field and all that is Fenway, this is luxury in a ball park setting!
At this meeting, we will also be awarding the 2011 Keith Staples Scholarship to Amanda Soucy, a student currently in the Hospitality program at the University of New Hampshire, as well as an employee at the Hotel Marlowe. Thank you Skalleague Rick Collangelo for encouraging her to apply!
We are working hard to raise funds to permanently endow the scholarship fund….so your donations of items for the raffle, as well as your purchase of raffle tickets, is greatly appreciated!