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Professionals in Tourism


Teresa Nix, President
Princess Cruises/Cunard Line

Beth Cohen, Vice President
Costa Cruises

Carlos Banks, Treasurer
Pleasant Holidays

Paul Cook, Secretary
Boca Raton Travel

Richard Stafford, SIUSA Rep.
Century Hotels Inc.

Board Members:

Paul Alterman

James Hansen
Hyatt Place, WPB

Wayne M. Lampert
New Vision Travel Inc.

Art Stark
The Cruise Corner

Greetings Fellow Skalleagues!

Our February meeting at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott was well attended with 23 members and guests attending. The opening toast was presented by Art Stark and the closing toast by Wayne Lampert.

We were extremely happy to have 7 guests in attendance including:

Sherry Fisher – Skal Member & Past President / Raleigh-Durham
Heidi Bruni - Former Member of our Skal Club
Christine Noel – Grenada Tourist Board, potential new member
Ric Bustamante – Guest of Wayne Lampert
Charlie Bieser – Former Member of our Skal Club
Stefan Richter – Former Member of our Skal Club
Paul Weinstein – Guest of Stefan Richter

Wayne Lampert recently attended the SIUSA Board meeting in San Jose, CA. We are very happy that Carlos Banks is officially a candidate for SIUSA Auditor.

PLEASE NOTE: Our March meeting is our annual “Business Meeting”. We will be discussing several important issues & voting on a dues increase to bring our annual dues to $150.00 for 2011. This new level assumes that the combined increases from SI & SIUSA do not exceed $15.00

Your board of directors is excited to be working on several fun events for the Summer and Fall. Paul Alterman and his committee are reviewing charitable options for our Fall fund-raiser. Should you have any suggestions, please let Paul know prior to the March meeting. Watch for forthcoming details!

YOUR Board of Directors’ continues to seek to make SKAL / Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches an organization where each member is an integral part of our success! We encourage you to share your ideas for upcoming activities which will help us to have more camaraderie and interaction. … PLEASE, feel free to share with us any suggestions which you may have for activities / fundraisers / guest speakers! Contact me at , Beth Cohen at or Dick Stafford at, with YOUR suggestions!

Don’t forget to check our website to get more information on our club, pictures and the upcoming “Skal Monthly Reception & Meeting” for our March meeting.


Teresa Nix, President
SKAL Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches


March 16, 2010: TBA/ Delray Beach
April 20, 2010: Installation of Officers - Hilton Palm Beach Airport / West Palm Beach

We all know someone of management level in Travel / Tourism / Hospitality who is not currently a SKAL member. Invite them to come to a meeting TODAY!


Teresa Nix, President
SKAL Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches

Have you logged on to our website recently? Should your answer be no, we do encourage you to do so soon!

Members who wish to have a link put on the website to their business can do so by sending a ‘live link’ to .

Members who have had a change in email address are requested to contact Paul Cook at to inform him of those changes.

Other changes (address, phone, etc.) should be made on the SKAL website, with a copy to Paul Cook.