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Professionals in Tourism


Theresa Nix, President
Princess Cruises/Cunard Line

Becky Reincke, Vice President
Springhill Suites

James Hansen, Treasurer
Hyatt Place, WPB

Paul Cook, Secretary
Boca Raton Travel

Beth Cohen, SIUSA Rep.
MSC Cruises

Carlos Banks, EST
Pleasant Holidays

Board Members:

Richard Stafford
Century Hotels, Inc.

Gail Kreig
Travel Guard

Jawayne Keyser
La Mansion Inn

Cecilia Hudnet
Hilton Hotel Airport

President's Letter
May, 2013

Greetings Fellow Skalleagues!

What a great start to the NEW year! Yolo Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale provided the perfect backdrop for our first meeting of the year for our member’s & guests in attendance.

  • Anne Walleser, guest of Al Walleser
  • Marilyn Falkow, guest of Bernie Falkow
  • Christine Gardner, guest of Stuart Gardner
  • Andrew Volkmann, Marriott Pompano Beach
  • Cheryl Ricossa, Expedia
  • Patricia Filadelfo, Expedia
  • Nashara Frazier, Expedia
  • Kisha Johnson, Expedia
  • Silvia Camarota, Expedia

Your Board of Directors is very focused on increasing our membership during this year and are planning a number of fun meetings / fund-raisers. Our next meeting on June 18 will be a fun & relaxed "beach party" at the Marriott, Singer Island. Plan to be there and don't forget to wear your favorite "island" attire!

Our annual “summer break” will be in July & August. However, mark your calendars for August 8! The "Summer Social" our annual fund raiser & fun event will be held at the Hyatt Place-Delray Beach. James Hansen & Beth Cohen and their committees are busy making plans for this always fun event. More information will be forthcoming at our June meeting and watch for additional details when our invitations are sent to you! We will be inviting other industry related guests & if you have friends and colleagues who you would like to receive an invitation, please send those names & emails to James Hansen, or Dick Stafford, before our June meeting.

Another "hold the date". Our Summer Region IV Conference will be August 16-18 at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. More details at our June meeting (we will also post details to our web-site).

Don’t forget to let your Board of Directors know if you have suggestions for meeting locations, meeting enhancements and other fun & interesting ideas! We really would like your input!

See you on June 18 at the Marriott – Singer Island & don’t forget to bring a guest or a potential new member!!

Thank you for your friendship these past two years. It has been a great run!

Cheers and Skål!


Beth Cohen,Immediate Past President and SIUSA Representative
SKAL Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches


Mark Your Calendar
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - Marriott Resort & Spa, Singer Island

Contact any one of your Board members to share your ideas and suggestions for the Club. Don’t forget to check our website 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!

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.