Skal Palm Beach Ft Lauderdale
Home Contact Us Links
About Us Members Directors Skal News Club Pictures Call To Meeting Documents History Skal Toast Why Join Skal Skal logo

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!

Welcome Back! We hope you had a wonderful summer.

What a great September meeting at The Chesterfield Hotel on Palm Beach! The Chesterfield served as a beautiful back-drop for our “kick-off” to the Fall Season. The ambiance, food and service were impeccable. Members and guests in attendance indicated that it was one of the most enjoyable meetings this year. Those in attendance shared anecdotes (many of those comments from the past) of good times in Skal. The feeling of friendship and good times certainly was enjoyed by all!

Our opening toast was presented by Scotty Cassidy and the closing toast by Paul Salamone, guest Skalleague from Washington, DC.

The following Guests were in attendance:

Maria Baesa, Amadeus BDM / Guest of Jawayne Keyser
Jan West, Washington, D.C. Skal member
Heidi Bruni, Former Member
Janice Lynne, Celebration Cruise Lines
Paul Salamone, Washington, DC Skal Member

We are honored to be nominated for Skal International Club of the Year for the second time! Our presentation has been submitted and the winner(s) will be announced during the Skal International World Congress in Sydney, Australia. The World Congress is being held the first week of October. Wayne Lampert will be in attendance.

Our Summer Social was held on August 19, with approximately 30 people in attendance. Our hosts from Water Taxi, Briny’s Irish Pub, and China Grill provided a fun evening for all in attendance with delectable dishes & discounted drinks! Those in attendance also enjoyed a beautiful, scenic tour of the Ft. Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway with a little history of the area provided by the Water Taxi staff. A very special thank you to Beth Cohen, Sharon Malone, James Hansen, Dick Stafford, Carlos Banks and the entire staff of each of our hosts. … Watch for details of our next Social, to be held in the Palm Beach area!!

Special Request Members have recently received an email request from Mok Singh to respond to the Skal Task Force questionnaire. Our club has just sent each member an email providing insight. Please take the time to review and respond!

Nominating Committee:Dick Stafford is chairing this committee and will submit the nominations for the New Officer’s and Board of Director’s, in November.

James Hansen is offering a NEW Member incentive. Two nights @ the Hyatt Place to the member who brings 1 NEW member into the club by the December meeting. Full details of the offer can be obtained by contacting James.

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.

Don’t forget to check our website to get more information on our club, pictures and the upcoming "Skal Monthly Reception & Meeting" for our September 10 meeting.


Teresa Nix, President
SKAL Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches


OCTOBER - Matteo’s Ristorante – Boca Raton
November – China Grill – Ft Lauderdale
December – HOLIDAY PARTY – The Bridge Hotel & Resort

When you are inviting potential NEW Members a few groups where you might find those qualified (Owner’s / Manager’s) for membership are: NACTA / APTA / Bon Vivant’s / Gold Coast Travel Industry Associates / Cruise One-Cruises Inc. / Cruise Planner’s / MPI / Hotel-Motel Association / Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. …Contact a potential new member today!

CALLING ALL MEMBER’S!! Plans are currently underway for a great HOLIDAY PARTY. (THURSDAY December 16th @ The Bridge Hotel & Resort) We ask your help in donating / securing items to donate for our “Silent Auction”. Many exciting NEW items have already been offered and we ask you to help us to get more items. …. Also, start planning to bring not only your spouse/ guest, but plan to bring other guests as well! We are planning to make this HOLIDAY PARTY the best ever!! Members of the committee are: Dick Stafford, Beth Cohen, James Hansen (auction items), Jawayne Keyser (auction items), Becky Reincke and Art Stark… Watch for more details as we get closer to December!

Skal Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches members are invited to participate in a golf tournament / dinner hosted by Gold Coast Travel Industry Associates on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ the Delray Beach Golf Club. The “Best Ball” tournament will have a shotgun start @ 1:30 PM. The price is: $27 golf only / $52 golf & sit-down dinner with the members of GCTIA. So, get your foursome together for a great afternoon of fellowship! For reservations & information contact Teresa Nix @

Plan to join us for our October 19, meeting @
Matteo’s Ristorante – Boca Raton!
Bring a potential New Member!!

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 from past meetings and the upcoming “Skal Monthly Reception & Meeting” for our October meeting.

Best regards and Skål

Teresa Nix, President
SKAL Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches