SKAL INTERNATIONAL FT. LAUDERDALE PALM BEACHES
MEMBER OF SKAL INTERNATIONAL
Professionals in Tourism
I love this time of year when we can begin counting down the days to lower
humidity and cooler weather! It's hard to believe we are only a few days
away from Fall. I hope you all had a good Summer!
In July we joined with several other industry associations in participating in the new
Hospitality Industry Icebreaker organized by Discover the Palm Beaches (Palm Beach County
Convention & Visitors Bureau). The event drew over 200 industry managers and sales personnel
and was a great networking and charity fundraising event with over 500 pounds of school
supplies donated for area children. Our Skal booth attracted a lot of attention and enabled
us to promote our organization resulting in a number of attendee’s expressing strong interest
in joining Skal.
We held our 5th annual Travel & Tourism Industry Summer Social in August. We had a good turnout
for the networking event which raised $1,138 for the club and our charity with a wine pull and
live auction. A special thanks to all of our members who donated wine for the event. As in
past years we gained several new members who attended the function.
What a beautiful night at the Waterstone Resort & Marina in Boca Raton. It was great to be
back after presenting them the award for “2014 Venue of the Year”. Once again the food was
incredible and the service was top notch! We had 24 attendees including 3 prospective members
and a visitor from the Miami club who looks forward to joining our club!
Dick Stafford announced our upcoming venues for the remainder of the year!
Be sure to mark your calendars because you aren't going to want to miss one of them!
October 20th (Tuesday) – Chesterfield Hotel on Palm Beach (Join us after the meeting in the Leopard
Lounge for dancing and fun!)
November 17th (Tuesday) – Windridge Yacht Dinner Cruise in Ft. Lauderdale – Bring your spouse a friend or prospective member!
December 16th (Wednesday) – Benvenutos – Boynton Beach (Holiday Party & Silent Auction)
I would like to ask all of you for your help in assisting the club and James Hansen in getting
Auction items for our Holiday Party from your company or your favorite restaurant, etc.!
We are preparing a letter for you to hand out when you approach your personal contacts to
ask for a donation. Please let Dick Stafford know if you need this letter and if you have an
item for the auction. James Hansen has always done a great job in soliciting auction items as
he will do again this year but lets all help him and the club so James can really have fun as our
favorite “Auctioneer” – you won’t want to miss this event!
Carlos shared exciting news about our 2015 dues. There will be no increase!!!
Let's wish our members “Happy Birthday”!
|September Birthdays:|| || |
|Vivian Hunt|| ||September 15th|
|Kate Merchant|| ||September 16th|
|Nicola Iannone|| ||September 17th|
|Cindy Cristen|| ||September 29th|
The Board is always interested in your ideas for future venues and speakers! We really appreciate your input so feel free to contact us!
Yours in Skål,
Skål International Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches