• President's Messages

    Roger Saunders, renowned Boston hotelier and Skalleague, passes away at 93

    Boston Skalleagues: Regretfully, if you have not yet heard, I wanted to inform you of the loss of a beloved Skalleague.   One of our destinations most renowned hoteliers, Roger Saunders, passed away this past Friday.  Among a myriad of accomplishments including leading teams at many of Boston’s great hotels, Roger was President of Skal Boston in 1978.  Roger formerly served as president and chairman of the American Hotel and Motel Association (now the American Hotel and Lodging Association). He also had been president of the Massachusetts Lodging Association and its preceding organizations. In 2005, he was among the Massachusetts association’s inaugural Hall of Fame honorees.  Our thoughts and prayers are with…

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    Come join us as we honor our Clubs’ past leaders for the annual Past Presidents’ Luncheon at the vibrant Omni Boston Hotel at Seaport. Join us for the monthly Skal International Boston meeting and luncheon as we celebrate our Past Presidents:  Thursday, May 19th, 12pm-2pmOmni Boston Hotel at Seaport450 Summer StreetBoston, MA 02210 Details: Noon – 2:00pm Self-Parking $ 32, Valet $42 We will recognize and celebrate all Past Presidents in attendance Don’t forget to wear your past president’s chain CLICK HERE TO REGISTER To register by check please forward to: Attn: Trish BerryAssistant Secretary/Treasurer65 Seaport BlvdBoston, MA 02110 To confirm your payment by check please click “Pay by Check” located…

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    Skål Boston 2022 Silent Auction LIVE March 22 – April 11

    Auction benefiting the New England Center and Home for Veterans The International Skal Club of Boston will hold a silent auction beginning March 22nd through April 11, 2022. These auction items will raise money and support the New England Center & Home for Veterans (NECHV). www.nechv.org CLICK HERE FOR THE AUCTION NECHV is located in Downtown Boston. Its mission is to equip Veterans who are facing or at-risk of homelessness with the tools for economic self-sufficiency and to provide them a path to achieve successful and dignified independent living. A service and care provider for former military service men and women, NECHV offers a broad array of programs and services that…

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    2022 Board Installation Meeting and Officer Turnover a Spectacular Success

    We were thankful to be together for this special afternoon. It was a wonderful opportunity to hear from our outgoing President of the last two years, Beth Stehley. We also welcomed our new 2022 board who will have Mary Chin leading at the helm. Many thanks to the Boston Harbor Hotel for an unforgettable luncheon. Several Skålleagues mentioned that they were nearly moved to tears their meal was so outstanding (I agree). Please enjoy the photos below. In our header photo: Left to Right:   Stephanie Pappas (Treasurer), Joe Mellia (Board-at-Large), Beth Stehley (Immediate Past President), Marianna Accomando (Board-at-Large), Kevin Panetta (Vice President), Mary Chin (Newly Installed President 2022), Efren Aponte…

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    January Monthly Meeting Postponed

    Fellow Skalleagues, It is with sadness that I write once again.   Our January monthly meeting, which is the installation of your new officers and board is postponed. After members reached out to me due to the rising COVID numbers, the board decided to postpone the January meeting to February.  Mary Chin, incoming President,  generously offered the February meeting as the location of the installation of the 2022 officers and board.  I want you to know this was a difficult decision to make and one that was made with the safety and well-being of each and every member as well as the team members of The Lenox Hotel where the meeting was scheduled…

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    Greetings all and Happy New Year!  We hope that you are all staying safe and healthy and know that you join us in hopes for an amazing year ahead! It’s that time of year to put out the annual communication about renewing your membership.  I am following up on a communication sent to you in early December by our Treasurer, Efren Aponte. Thank you to those of you who have renewed.    If you have not done so already, please process your renewal payment.  We have to submit payment to SKAL International in Spain very soon, so your attention to this matter is much appreciated! There are two ways to pay…

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    IMPORTANT MESSAGE Good afternoon fellow Skalleagues, In the last 24 hours, we have received several inquiries from many of you about the safety protocols at our annual holiday luncheon tomorrow. After several conversations and the continued news of an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, we decided it would be in the best interest of safety and well-being of our members and the staff of the Colonnade Hotel to reschedule our event. Our holiday luncheon will NOT take place on Friday, December 17th. We regret the short notice but hope that you understand that your safety and well-being are our priority. A refund will be applied to your credit card, and we will…

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    International Skål Club of Boston’s Annual Holiday Luncheon and Fundraiser Friday December 17, 2021

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Dear Fellow Skalleagues: It’s time for Boston Skalleagues to come together as we have in December for so many years to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season enjoying friendship, food, drink and some laughter, while making a positive impact on the lives of others. The International Skal Club of Boston will hold its Holiday Luncheon live at The Colonnade Boston on Friday, December 17, 2021. As in the past, we will conduct a raffle along with silent and live auctions to raise money for this year’s worthy recipient, the New England Center & Home for Veterans (NECHV). www.nechv.org NECHV is located in Downtown Boston. Its mission is…

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    June Meeting – SPECIAL DATE – at the Raw Bar at Island Creek Oyster Farm in Duxbury

    Our June meeting date has been changed from Thursday, June 17th  to Thursday, June 24th. The luncheon will take place at The Raw Bar at Island Creek Oyster Farm in Duxbury, MA Register: Please click here to register (members + guests only) If anyone has any questions, please ask. Looking forward to seeing you all on THURSDAY, JUNE 24TH Details: Noon – 2:00pm Free, plentiful parking OUTDOORS Casual Picnic Attire Light fare Can be breezy due to proximity to harbor – bring a light jacket and sunglasses Directions: 401 Washington Street Duxbury, MA 02332 GPS/WAZE to Island Creek Oysters Washington Street Duxbury From the North: 93 South to Rt 3 South Exit…

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    Songwriters Hall of Famer Steve Dorff Dazzles Skål Boston with Stories and Songs during January Meeting

    If you were able to join us for our January meeting you too must have been pleasantly surprised by the incredible show that Songwriter Hall of Famer Steve Dorff put on for us. Thanks to Chris Pappas, and her friend Dan Spears from BMI for creating such a special program for us to enjoy! Read more from BMI here. Missed it? Want to see it again? Please enjoy our full meeting below! Many thanks too to Jim Dwyer, President of Skål USA for joining us and leading our toast. Here’s to a safe, prosperous, and friend-filled 2021. Skål!