Greetings Fellow Skalleagues!
It was a small but intimate gathering at our dinner meeting at China Grill this
month. If you missed it, you missed an amazing dinner and great camaraderie at
this beautiful location overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway in Ft. Lauderdale.
We saw a few members we haven’t seen in awhile, Nicola Iannone from MSC
Cruises as well as Wayne Lampert, former president of our Club who has had the
fortune to travel for pleasure this past year. It was nice to have our regular
supporters as well, Al Walleser and his lovely wife Anne and their guests Ed and
Jeanne Warren from Alpine Adventures as well as Gabe Nunez from Grupo Transhotel
who graciously filled in once again as our back up photographer in place of Paul
Cook. If you have a moment, please click on the link below to see the photos
from the evening. Besides photos of our guests, you will see a shot of the
mouthwatering desert that we had that evening! www.skal-ftlauderdale-palmbeaches.org
Mark your calendar for our upcoming annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December
15th at the Boca Renaissance Hotel and look for your Holiday Party
invitation in your e-mail this week. Please RSVP with your entrée choice as soon
as possible. This party is sure to please with live music from Ronnie Incitti
and will include our Silent Auction with some amazing items already in place. We
will also be doing a raffle for additional great giveaways that you won’t want
to miss. We are still looking for some final auction/raffle items such as local
restaurant gift cards, spa packages or gift baskets. I was fortunate to win a
one night stay in a deluxe guestroom at the Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown
last year that included breakfast which was donated by our own board member,
James Hansen Director of Sales for this property.
As you know, this is our Club’s largest fund raiser for the year so we
are looking forward to a great turnout. The Boca Renaissance was host for this
past year’s induction of officers in April. It was a beautiful location and the
food was outstanding. We are looking forward to another successful and festive
evening with holiday cheer and good friends!
About this time of year I find myself amazed that yet another year has seemed to
fly by and the holidays are upon us. Let’s enjoy the season and be thankful for
our family and friends and pledge to be present in each moment.
Skål and Happy Holidays!
SKAL Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches
2011 FUTURE MEETINGS:
Thursday, December 15, 2011 – Holiday Party – Boca Renaissance Hotel – Boca Raton
We all know someone of management level in Travel / Tourism / Hospitality who is not currently a SKAL member. Invite them to come to a meeting TODAY!
Contact any one of your Board members to share your ideas and
suggestions for the Club. Don’t forget to check our website
www.skal-ftlauderdale-palmbeaches.org 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! www.skal-ftlauderdale-palmbeaches.org.
Members who wish to have a link put on the website to their business can do so by sending a ‘live link’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Members who have had a change in email address are requested to contact Paul Cook at email@example.com to inform him of those changes.
Other changes (address, phone, etc.) should be made on the SKAL website, www.skal.org with a copy to Paul Cook.