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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
Embassy Suites

President’s Letter
June, 2013

Greetings Fellow Skalleagues!

Our June meeting was held at the beautiful Palm Beach Marriott Resort & Spa – Singer Island. What a fabulous venue to provide the back-drop for our "casual" event prior to our "Summer Break"! Thank you to our guests & potential new member’s for joining us!

  • Jorge Pesquera, President – Palm Beach CVB and his wife Marina
  • Thomas Giesick, Frankfurt Germany Skål
  • Sheila Schwartz
Our annual "summer break" will be in July & August. However, mark your calendars for August 22nd for the "Industry Summer Social", our annual fund raiser & fun event that will be held at the Hyatt Place Hotel – Delray Beach. James Hansen & Beth Cohen and their committees are busy making plans for this always fun event. More information will be forthcoming. Watch for additional details when our “official” announcement & invitations are sent to you in the next couple of weeks! … We will be inviting other industry related guests and if you have friends or colleagues who you would like to receive an invitation, please send those names and email addresses to James Hansen, or Dick Stafford, NO LATER THAN Monday July 15th.

Another "hold the date". Our Summer Region IV Conference will be August 16-18 at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. Several members have already RSVP’d and we hope that more of you will plan to join us for this fun weekend! Check the websites for more details! Should you have questions, please feel free to contact either Dick Stafford, or myself,

Our next general meeting will be held on Tuesday September 17th. Meeting information will be announced in early August. We hope that you will plan to be there!

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 "Industry Summer Social" and our dinner meetings. We are also making every effort to plan to have interesting topics of discussion at future meetings. Should you have a topic or possible guest speaker that you would like to include in our consideration, please do share that information with Becky Reincke

Don’t forget to let your Board of Director's know if you have suggestions for meeting locations, meeting enhancements and other fun or interesting ideas! We really would like your in-put! For more information look at our club’s website which also has our members roster. Go to The correct username to access the secured roster is: skalmember, and the password is the same: skalmember.

See you on August 22nd, at the Hyatt Place-Delray Beach for our annual "Industry Summer Social" and don’t forget to bring a guest / potential new member!! Cheers and Skål!


Nix, 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 to get more information on our club, pictures and the upcoming Skål Monthly Reception & Meeting.

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