It was a beautiful day with nearly a full slate of players for the annual Rotary Charity Golf Classic at Cohasse Country Club on Monday, August 26. With a sponsored lunch on the course, lots of prizes, an active bar for adult beverages, a great featured guest of Boston Celtics and Hall of Fame Legend, Tom “Satch” Sanders and a fabulous prime rib dinner, what more could one ask for. Winners of the Golf Classic for the third year in a row are Bob Dean, John Kingston, Joe Legendre, Jordan Dean.
We are grateful to all who played and to our many, many sponsors (see list) who supported this Golf Classic. The profit from this event will benefit many adults, students, those with food insecurity, and support for many programs of local organizations. Rotary…helping our communities while practicing the ideal of “Service Above Self”.
Tom (Sach) Sanders
Thanks to all our sponsors!
Tonight we had the pleasure of hosting Emma O’Coin whom we sponsored to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference (RYLA) in June. Another student we sponsored, Rebecca Mahon, was unable to attend this evening with Emma. Emma was one of over 200 students from 50 Clubs in Rotary District 7910 to attend the 3-day conference at Fitchburg State University. Geared primarily on leadership training, the sophomore students learned conflict management, problem solving, important communication skills with lots of breakout sessions and presentations. Emma shared her experiences on everything she learned,the challenges of the programs, the friends she made and expressed interest in being a program facilitator next year.
For the third year in a row Sturbridge Rotary together with the Sturbridge Lions and the Parks and Recreation Committee cosponsored a free concert on the Sturbridge Common. Returning was Dan Gabel and The Abletones, an 18-piece band that plays the swinging sounds of the 1940s. The Moon Maids made their first appearance this year singing a number of songs from the 40s and reminiscent of other female vocal groups of that era. We even witnessed a local couple dancing in the street to the swing music. A large crowd gathered on this perfect evening and most were keeping time to the music!