As I pause to reflect upon the last year, the feeling of friendship is very strong on my mind. This year new friends have been
made and old friendships have grown stronger. I know that this is the back-bone of our club and through friendship we will continue
to grow stronger than ever. Thank you for your support! My hope for the coming year is that we continue to grow in membership and
friendship, while having a good time!
Becky & our new board of directors are very focused on making Skål International Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches the strongest
that we have ever been. I feel confident that with your help, Becky and her team will grow our club to the greatest heights!
Our Annual Installation of Officers Dinner was held on April 15, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel in Boca Raton. Following a brief
welcome, our Opening Toast was presented by Martha McClintock, SIUSA Vice President Administration who joined us for the 4th straight year.
A moment of silence and toast in honor of Al Walleser was followed by self-introductions by all in attendance.
Special guests included: Our own Carlos Banks, SIUSA President and Martha McClintock, SIUSA Vice President Administration.
Other guests in attendance were: Tom McDonald of the Miami Club and his wife Veronica, our past member Stefan Richter and his guest
Geri Kearns, Doug McLain of Discover the Palm Beaches, members guests Mary Lou Eastep, Marilyn Falkow, Christine Gardner, Maxine Lackey
and Becky Reincke’s guest Ray Comparato.
During dinner, Teresa Nix gave a special presentation in honor of our very own Carlos Banks, SIUSA President 2014. Highlighted were
Carlos’ many years as a member of Skål and fun reminisces of his time as a member of Skål International Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches.
Following dinner, a special thank you to 2013 Officers and Directors was made by Teresa Nix, outgoing President.
Installing Officers Carlos Banks and Martha McClintock presided over the Installation of our 2014 Officers & Directors.
Dick Stafford, Vice President
Paul Cook, Secretary
James Hansen, Treasurer
Teresa Nix, SIUSA Representative
Ian Black, Beth Cohen, Jerry Eastep and Mary Sue Jurkowski
Your Board of Directors continues to be focused on increasing our membership and we ask that you contact industry friends and invite them to our meetings. We are also making every effort to plan to have interesting topics of discussion at future meetings. Should you have a topic / guest that you would like to include in our consideration, please do share that info with Dick Stafford,
firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Reincke,
email@example.com. Don’t forget to let your Board of Directors know if you have suggestions for meeting locations / meeting enhancements / other fun & interesting ideas! We really would like your in-put!
Carlos Banks, SIUSA President made a special presentation to Martha McClintock thanking her for all of the support she provides with SIUSA. He also presented a special President’s Flag to Becky Reincke and our club.
Our closing toast was presented by Carlos Banks, SIUSA President.
PLAN NOW to attend the May 13th meeting at the Mai Kai Restaurant in Ft Lauderdale where in addition to a great dinner we will be treated to their Polynesian Floor Show. Bring a potential new member to this fun event!
DON’T FORGET: Pre-planning for our “Annual Industry Summer Social” (late July early August) is underway and in the next few months we will be providing details and asking for your support! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP ON THIS FUN EVENT, PLEASE LET BECKY OR DICK KNOW!!
Your Board of Directors’ continues to be focused on increasing our membership and we ask that you contact industry friends and invite them to our meetings. We are also making every effort to plan to have interesting topics of discussion at future meetings.
Should you have a topic or guest that you would like to include in our consideration, please do share that info with Dick Stafford, firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Reincke,
Don’t forget to let your Board of Director’s know if you have suggestions for meeting locations, meeting enhancements or other fun and interesting ideas! We really would like your in-put!
Again, I thank you for your support and friendship and ask that you support Becky and the new board in their endeavors for 2014!
GOOD LUCK BECKY!!
Together in Skål!
Theresa Nix, Past President
SKAL Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches
Contact any one of your Board members to share your ideas and suggestions for the Club. Don’t forget to check our
website www.skal-ftlauderdale-palmbeaches.org to get more information on our club, pictures and the upcoming Skål
Monthly Reception & Meeting.
Have you logged on to our website recently? Should your answer be no, we do encourage you to do so soon! www.skal-ftlauderdale-palmbeaches.org.
Members who wish to have a link put on the website to their business can do so by sending a ‘live link’ to email@example.com. .
Members who have had a change in email address are requested to contact Paul Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform him of those changes.
Other changes (address, phone, etc.) should be made on the SKAL website, www.skal.org with a copy to Paul Cook.