We are busy planning our 4th Annual Dinner Dance for the benefit of the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry. Join us on Friday, September 22 from 6-10 PM at the Cohasse Country Club in Southbridge. The Food Pantry was established in 1991 to provide emergency food assistance to qualified residents of Southbridge and Sturbridge.
We’ll have great food and music will be provided by MASS of MUZIK DJ Shawn Clark. Raffle baskets and a 50/50 will also be available. Tickets for the Dinner Dance are $50 per person or a table of eight for $350. Contact Austin Jenkins at 508-347-65111 or click the “contact us” tab in this website.
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 Rotary Membership Photo. Mudi is in the middle row, second from left.
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.
Lining up the carts to get started.
More sponsor signs.
Winning Team: (L to R) John Kingston, Bob Dean, Jordan Dean, John Barone
Prime Rib dinner for everyone!
Click for list Rotary Golf Classic Sponsor List 2017