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Professionals in Tourism


Teresa Nix, President
Princess Cruises/Cunard Line

Beth Cohen, Vice President
Costa Cruises

James Hansen, Treasurer
Hyatt Place, WPB

Paul Cook, Secretary
Boca Raton Travel

Richard Stafford, SIUSA Rep.
Century Hotels Inc.

Board Members:

Paul Alterman

James Hansen
Hyatt Place, WPB

Mark Flager
Travel Consultant

Becky Reincke
Spring Hill Suites

Art Stark
The Cruise Corner

Executive Secretary/Treasurer
Carlos Banks
Pleasant Holidays

Greetings Fellow Skalleagues!

Our annual Installation of Officer’s was the highlight of a beautiful evening hosted by Fred Ghadimi and his staff at the Hilton Hotel Palm Beach International Airport. The food and service was impeccable and the entire staff went out of their way to make everyone in attendance feel welcome. Thank you to Fred and your entire staff!

The opening toast was presented by Carlos Banks and the closing toast by John McCaul, Past President Skal International.

24 Members and the following Guests were in attendance:
John McCaul, Past President Skal International & Installing Officer
Jan West – Washington, D.C. Skal
Anne Walleser, Guest of Al Walleser
Alma Reibstein – Guest of Bernie Falkow
David Herman, Husband of Becky Reincke

Paul Alterman made an announcement that his committee is meeting in a couple of weeks to make more definitive plans for our fund raiser. He will provide more information at our May meeting. Contact Paul should you have any suggestions or would like to help.

The activities committee is also making plans for our Summer Social and will have an update at the May meeting.

A huge thank you for your insight and loyalty to Wayne Lampert & Carlos Banks who are outgoing Board Members. Carlos will remain as our Executive Secretary/Treasurer.

Our Installation of Officers was conducted by John McCaul who highlighted the importance of upholding the standard of friendship amongst our members.

2010 Board Members Are:
Becky Reincke – NEW Board Member
Mark Flager – NEW Board Member
Paul Alterman – Board Member
Art Stark – Board Member

2010 Officer’s Are:
Teresa Nix – President
Beth Cohen – Vice President
James Hansen – NEW Treasurer
Paul Cook – Secretary
Dick Stafford – SIUSA Representative

Dick Stafford & Carlos Banks will be representing our club at the upcoming NAASC Congress in Quebec City.

Plan to join us for our May 18 meeting @ Primavera Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale!

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 May meeting.


Teresa Nix, President
SKAL Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches


May 18, 2010:Primavera Restaurant, Ft. Lauderdale
June 15, 2010:TENTATIVE: Delray Beach or Boca Raton
SUMMER BREAK:No meeting in July & August! Watch for announcement of a “FUN” Summer Get-together!

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!

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.