June 16, 2015
Becky is out of town on a well de-served vacation and asked me to write the Presidents Letter for her this month.
We returned to the Palm Beach Marriott Resort on Singer Island for our June dinner meeting and as expected the hotel
and staff did a great job with the food and service. With the members present it was good to see Angelina De Vita back
with us again and we also had a special guest Paula Cabrera with Orbitz who is based in the Dominican Republic join us
at the dinner. During the dinner we had the privilege of formally inducting Mariel Mendoza with Sixt Rent a Car into the
club as a new member of Skal.
As you know we are one of only six (6) clubs worldwide who have been
nominated for the Skal International Club of the Year! We are in the
process of preparing the power point presentation to demonstrate why
Skal International Ft Lauderdale & Palm Beaches should be chosen as the
number one (1) club in the world. One of the points that Skal
International looks for is what clubs have done to support charities and
their communities. In addition to last month’s contribution to Nepal
from our club, earlier this month Lisa Hamilton and Carlos Banks were
attending the Avoya Travel Conference in San Diego and participated
along with 500 volunteer’s and Friends & Family in putting together
70,000 meals to be sent to Nepal. Thanks to both Lisa and Carlos for
doing this and we will definitely include this in the presentation.
You should have received your “Save the Date” notice on Monday June 22nd
for the Hospitality Industry Icebreaker being organized by Discover the
Palm Beaches which will be held at the South Florida Science Center and
Aquarium in West Palm Beach on July 22nd. This is an opportunity for our
club members to join hospitality friends and colleagues for a fun
evening of networking. We will be hosting a booth at the event to share
our Skal International information with other hospitality organizations
and potential Skal members! Please make sure to register through the
notice you received. Let us know if you have any questions. We could
really use your help in making this a huge event for our club!
Get ready to enjoy our 5th Annual Travel & Tourism Summer Social which
will be held at the Sheraton Suites – Ft Lauderdale Cypress Creek. Mark
your calendars for August 19th. We will be looking for
wine donations again this year for the wine pull along with auction
items which you will receive a notice about shortly. The invitation to
the event will go out next month.
Please get involved in our events this summer! We really do need you to participate!
Now it is time to announce our venues for what will be outstanding
fall dinner meetings:
September 15, 2015 – we will be returning to the
Waterstone Resort & Marina in Boca Raton – the members voted this
our 2014 Venue of the Year.
October 20, 2015 – thanks to Cecilia Hudnet we
will be going the Chesterfield Hotel on Palm Beach
November 17, 2015 – thanks to Erica Gregory we
will be having a dinner cruise on Windridge Yachts based in Ft
Lauderdale. This will be a great event to bring guests and potential
December 16, 2015 – this is on Wednesday and we
will be returning to Benvenuto’s in Boynton Beach for our annual
Holiday Dinner Party and Auction.
Make sure you mark your calendars now for the 2
summer functions and for what will be 4 fun and exciting fall dinner
Let's wish our members “Happy Birthday”!
|June Birthdays:|| || |
|Erica Gregory|| ||1st|
|Stuart Gardner || ||3rd|
|July Birthdays:|| || |
|Paul Cook|| ||6th|
|Joe Palumbo || ||14th|
|August Birthdays:|| || |
|Bernie Falkow|| ||7th|
|Becky Reincke || ||14th|
|Mary Sue Jurkowski || ||18th|
|Mariel Mendoza || ||28th|
|Teresa Nix || ||28th|
Enjoy the summer and we look forward to seeing you at the summer events.
Together in Skål,
Skål International Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches