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Professionals in Tourism


Becky Reincke, President
Springhill Suites

Richard Stafford, Vice President
Century Hotels, Inc. 

James Hansen, Treasurer
Hyatt Place, WPB

Paul Cook, Secretary
Boca Raton Travel

Theresa Nix, SIUSA Rep.
Princess Cruises/Cunard Line

Carlos Banks, EST
Pleasant Holidays

Board Members:

Beth Cohen
MSC cruises

Ian Black
Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club

Mary Sue Jurkowski
Norwegian Cruise Line

Jerry Eastep
Park Group

President’s Letter
February 17, 2015

Thank you to all of you who attended our meeting at the Delray Sands Resort in Highland Beach. We had 17 members present along with 7 guests. They have made incredible changes to this hotel since we were there which made it even more enjoyable. It was a beautiful evening and the view of the ocean made it even better! You might want to check it out!

The attending members elected the following 2015 – 2016 slate of Officers & Directors:
President: Becky Reincke
Vice-President: Dick Stafford
Secretary: Jerry Eastep
Treasurer: Ian Black
SIUSA Representative: Teresa Nix
Directors: Paul Cook, Beth Cohen, Lisa Hamilton and Mary Sue Jurkowski

Please join us at the Renaissance Hotel in Boca Raton for the April 21st Installation dinner!

Our Chapter has a goal! If we get 3 new members by the end of March, we will qualify for the “Skal Club of the Year”. If you know of someone who is sitting on the fence about joining bring them to our meeting this month at the Marriott in downtown West Palm Beach and we will help you recruit them! Also at the March dinner we will have a Travel & Tourism Industry Update from Jorge Pesquera CEO Discover the Palm Beaches, Glenn Jergensen Executive Director of the Tourism Development Council and Manny Almira Executive Director of Port of Palm Beach

Carlos Banks has put together a list of our member’s birthdays so we can say “Happy Birthday”!

February BirthdaysMarch Birthdays
Wayne Lampert – 2/4 Mike Castro – 3/14
Carlos Banks – 2/11William Decker – 3/9
Sheila Schwartz – 2/21Jerry Eastep – 3/19
Cecilia Hudnet – 2/28 William Lackey – 3/30

Carlos and I had the pleasure of welcoming and pinning our returning member, Cecilia Hudnet. She is the new Director of Sales of the Chesterfield Hotel on Palm Beach. Welcome back Cecilia!

It was decided at the February Board Meeting to each year recognize the previous year’s “Venue of the Year” at our April meeting. The membership will vote on their favorite Venue! at the March dinner meeting. The list of 2014 venues is attached to this email. If you are not able to attend the March meeting, please return your vote to either Dick or myself by March 16th. Should be fun!

Yours in Skål,

Becky Reincke
Skål International Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beachess