Loss of a Rotarian and Friend

It is with great sadness that Dr. M. Mahmud Awan, known to many as Mudi, passed away on August 9.  Mudi joined the Sturbridge Club in 1973 and was an avid participant in what the Club did and what the Club stood for.  He became President in 1985-1986 and helped move the Club forward with his strong yet gentle leadership style.  Mudi was honored to become a Paul Harris Fellow.  Mudi was a respected Muslim and by virtue of his worldly travels and education (PhD in Economics), he brought a wealth of international understanding to our Club, also providing the Club with information and clarification on the political and economic climate in Pakistan.

We will remember Mudi as a man of his word, a caring friend, helpful and most recently, courageous in his health battle.  Our hearts and best wishes go out to his family.

1985-86 President.  Photo taken in 2003

1985-86 President. Photo taken in 2003

1985-86 Rotary Membership Photo.  Mudi is in the middle row, second from left.

1985-86 Rotary Membership Photo. Mudi is in the middle row, second from left.

8th Rotary Golf Classic – 2017

The 8th Golf Classic at Cohasse Country Club was rained out on its original date of July 24 but the rain date of August 7 was 90% clear and we played with all but one of the original foursomes.  It was a great Classic with lots of incentives and prizes and fun.  The auction prizes were plentiful and valuable and all donated by local and regional organizations and individuals.  We are also very fortunate to have so many major sponsors, tee and green sponsors and donors of gifts and certificates.  Please see the listing below.  The evening wrapped up with another fabulous prime rib dinner by the Cohasse chef.

Winners of the Classic are identified (left to right) in the photos below.  We offer a special heartfelt thank you to all the players and contributors who have supported this event and have made it so successful and so much fun.

Rotarians getting things organized before the golfers arrive.

Rotarians getting things organized before the golfers arrive.

Golf7 Aug 7, 2015 carts

Lining up the carts to get started.

Golf11 Aug 7, 2017 more sponsor signs

Sponsor signs.

Golf10 Aug 7, 2017 sponsor signs

More sponsor signs.

Winning Team:  (L to R)  John Kingston, Bob Dean, Jordan Dean, John Barone

Winning Team: (L to R) John Kingston, Bob Dean, Jordan Dean, John Barone

Golf4 Aug 7, 2017

Prime Rib dinner for everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

Click for list Rotary Golf Classic Sponsor List 2017