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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
March 17, 2015

What a great way to spend St. Paddy's Day! A big thank you goes out to Cheri Rutledge and her incredible staff for making it such a special evening for all of us at the West Palm Beach Marriott! We had 11 members and 10 guests in attendance.

We enjoyed the presentations from Jorge Pesquera, President and CEO of Discover the Palm Beaches and our guest speakers Glen Jergensen, Executive Director of Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and Manny Almira, Executive Director of the Port of Palm Beach.

This was the perfect time for Carlos and I to pin Jorge Pesquera and Mike Castro who haven’t been able to attend our meetings for a while. What made it really special was having Mike’s daughter Amanda stand beside him during the pinning. She is very interested in getting into a hospitality program when she enters college. She would be a great Young Skal member in the future!

Dick announced Waterstone Resort & Marina, Boca Raton, as the winner of the “Venue of the Year Award”. They will be invited to attend our April 21st Installation Dinner for the presentation of their award. In addition to Installing our new Officers and Directors we will have the pleasure of inducting a number of new members during the evening's festivities. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!

A networking event has been planned for July 22nd by Discover the Palm Beaches for hospitality organizations in Palm Beach County. We have always wanted an opportunity to promote Skal International to others in our industry so now it’s happening! Mark this date on your calendar because we would love to see as many of our members attend as possible. More information to come!

Let’s wish our members “Happy Birthday”!

April Birthdays

Rebecca Kendig-Rohrbach – 4/24
Diana Schloss – 4/25
Angelina DeVita – 4/27

We also want to wish Bill Decker a speedy recovery from his recent heart surgery.

Yours in Skål,

Becky Reincke
Skål International Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches