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Professionals in Tourism


Beth Cohen, President
MSC Cruises

Dick Stafford, Vice President
Century Hotels, Inc.

James Hansen, Treasurer
Hyatt Place, WPB

Paul Cook, Secretary
Boca Raton Travel

Theresa Nix, SIUSA Rep.
Princess Cruises/Cunard Line

Board Members:

Becky Reincke
Spring Hill Suites

Gabe Nunez
TransHotel USA

Jawayne Keiser
Intercoastal Consultants Group

Gail Gruenbaum
Travel Guard

Executive Secretary/Treasurer
Carlos Banks
Pleasant Holidays

President's Letter
December, 2012

September Newsletter

Greetings Fellow Skalleagues!

Seems like each time this year I find myself saying, “I can’t believe it’s the holidays already”. They always seem to sneak up on us. Hopefully you have realized all that you set out to do this past year. If not, you have an opportunity to start fresh in 2013.

We had a wonderful holiday party a few weeks ago at Benvenuto’s in Boynton Beach. The atmosphere was intimate and very festive, great music by our guitarist, Mike Corbin and dinner and service was excellent. Many people said this was one of the best holiday parties. We are planning to go back there next year so you have plenty of time to mark your calendars. Our silent and live auction was a success and we raised much needed funds for the Club. I’d like to thank Dick Stafford and James Hansen for coordinating and wrangling the auction items and of course it wouldn’t be as much fun if James didn’t add his special touch as our auctioneer! He’s getting quite good at this and it has now become an annual tradition.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Board members; Gail, Jawayne, Dick, Teresa (our SIUSA rep) Paul Cook, James, Gabe and Becky for their support and efforts this past year. They are the backbone of our Club and without them we wouldn’t exist. Of course I couldn’t forget to mention and to thank Carlos Banks, who is now juggling the responsibility as Executive Secretary / Treasurer of our Club and now Vice President of Administration for SIUSA.

Live in the moment and enjoy your time with family and friends. I look forward to seeing you all in 2013.

Happy New Year!

Cheers and Skål!


Beth Cohen,President
SKAL Ft. Lauderdale & Palm Beaches


Mark Your Calendar
January 15, 2013 - Primavera Restaurant, Ft. Lauderdale
February 19, 2013 - Hyatt Place, Delray Beach (new property in Pineapple Grove)
March 19, 2013 - Marriott Hotel, West Palm Beach

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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Other changes (address, phone, etc.) should be made on the SKAL website, with a copy to Paul Cook.