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Ian Black, President
Brazilian Court Hotel

Richard Stafford, Vice President
Century Hotels, Inc. 

Cecilia Hudnet, Secretary
Chesterfield Hotel

Lisa Hamilton, Treasurer
Club Med

Carlos Banks, SIUSA Rep.
Pleasant Holidays

Board Members:

Theresa Nix
Princess Cruises/Cunard Line

Becky Reincke
Springhill Suites

Kate Merchant
Sixt Rent a Car

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President’s Letter
March 15, 2017

We had a great evening at the Hyatt Place Hotel and Mezzaluna Restaurant in Ft Lauderdale in conjunction with the Seatrade Cruise Convention. Thanks to Andrew Volkmann for making the arrangements for us. Andrew gave everyone a tour of the Hyatt Place and provided information about the hotel at the end of the reception before we walked over to the restaurant. We had an excellent dinner on the patio which was comfortable and enjoyed talking with our visiting Skalleagues from Ireland who were attending the convention. During the dinner we welcomed and pinned our newest member Carol Tracz the Director of Sales at the Riverside Hotel. We then presented our club banners to our international guests Margret Cronin from Dublin and her brother Derry from Cork. Margret had served as the Skål President of Ireland as well as President of her own Skål Club in Dublin.

The Installation of Officers dinner will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Deerfield Beach on April 18th and we will again have Skål USA President Holly Powers joining us. Please save the date for our club's 40th Anniversary Party which will be held on June 13th. David Fisher the President of Skål International from Kenya will be joining us as well as Holly Powers before they leave to go to Toronto for the NASC Congress which starts on June 15th. The venue and plans for the event will be announced shortly.

Best wishes to our members celebrating birthdays this month:

Bill Decker March 9
Mike Castro  March 14
Bill Lackey March 30

We look forward to seeing you all next month at the Installation of Officers dinner at the DoubleTree Hotel in Deerfield Beach. Our May 16th dinner meeting will be at the Hilton Hotel - Palm Beach Airport. Remember to log onto our club's website to get more information on our club, event pictures and the upcoming Skål Monthly Reception and Dinner Meetings.

For all of you that are on the road, safe Journeys and may all your travels be an adventure.


With Hospitality,

Dick Stafford
Vice President Skål International Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches
Skål International Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches