Skal Canada Vancouver

Friday Dec 9, 2016

Arbutus Club Christmas Luncheon
2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver, BC


Reception 11:00am
Lunch Noon

November Minutes

General Meeting November 9, 2016
Best Western Chateau Granville

Check-in Team: David and Michael
Raffle: Ron
Toast to Queen: Gary Collinge
SKAL Toast: Brian Veitch well done

Month Birthdays: only one Ron will not tell us his age.
Inductions: none

Greg welcomed all to the dinner and laid out the agenda for the evening.

  • Guests:
    Guest of Trevor Scott is Cindy Schoenayer
    Altan has 5 guests Ayako Kawamukai (BCIT Marketing Management)
    Fikriye Toprakkaya(Greystone College customer service)
    Pirscila Tena (Canadian College Hospitality Management)
  • Greg introduced Harvey Lee. Harvey advised the Vancouver Skal Club has a Tourism Award for the year of 2016. Please send Nominations to Harvey for the criteria please email Harvey.
  • Michael updated the group on Facebook and encouraged all members to go to our site and add to it and do likes.

Randy, advised the YVR Info Centre would re-open on November 15th. See Randy for more detail

Greg(President) advised the membership at our June Event we will not have a Sea Cruise instead Lydia is working on a Wine Tour. In addition, we will have golfing. More details to follow.

  • We have two new members joining The Vancouver Skal Club. Richard Purcell and Eda koot, they will be inducted at our January meeting. Welcome Richard and Eda.
  • Monthly Draw Prizes –
  •  $ 2000.00 Cash Grand Prize (3 names)
  • Richard Purcell
  • Lisa Jackson
  • Joyce Hayne
  • Other prize draw items: Ivano won a book titled, “Rainforest”
  • Gary a nice bottle of wine.
  • Randy, wine.
  • Morgan won a gift certificate from the BW Chateau Granville.

Lydia thanked the team at the hotel for a wonderful meal and excellent service. Our group recognized the team by a standing ovation. Well done.
Lydia thank you for the kind words.

Upcoming Meeting:
 Annual Skal Christmas Lunch
Arbutus Club
2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver, BC
Friday December 9th @ 11am
Email blast will be sent out.

October Minutes

October 12 2016 General Meeting Minutes

Pinnacle Hotel 1133 West Hastings

Check-in Team: David and Lydia

Raffle: Ron

Chair: Ivano charged the meeting and did a great job. He updated our group as to Skal Canada and the upcoming Congress in Toronto.

Toast to Queen: Lydia Miller

SKAL Toast: Joyce Hayne

Month Birthdays: only one Tim Tindle ( regrets)

Inductions: Angus inducted Trevor Scott. A great Welcome congratulations Trevor from all Skal members.

Guests: Richard Purcell of Freeman Audio Visual Canada David’s Guest David introduced Richard. He is considering joining the Club . Altan introduced his guest, Ece AJ Sonmez currently a student of Tourism Management at BCIT.
A warm welcome from all members of the Vancouver Skal Club

Monthly Draw Prizes –

 $ 2000.00 Cash Grand Prize (3 names)

 Angus Wilkinson

 Trevor Scott

 Mike Durkin

 Other prize draw items

2 bottles of wine, went to Criag Norris-Jones and Lydia Miller

1 Gift Package . Lydia Miller

1 weekend for two at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbour view includes accommodation and breakfast each morning…winner is David Wetsch

We thanked Ron for organizing the prize draw items.

Craig Norris-Jones thanked Jonas (the GM) for hosting our group this evening. Craig also thanked the Chef and his team for a great presentation of the food and the quality was outstanding. Craig also thanked the Catering team for a job well done. The entire Club recognized the teams.

Upcoming Meeting will be November 9th at the BW Chateau

Granville Hotel. Hope to see you all there.

September Minutes

September Minutes


Date Sept.14/2016

Venue Kobe Steak House

Check-in Team: David and Harvey
Raffle: Ivano
Toast to Queen: Stephen Peters
SKAL Toast: Lydia Miller

Month Birthdays: only one Abdul Walli

Inductions: Lisa Jackson,Morgan Chatry,Brian Rohl, Linda Hagen and Trevor

Scott will be inducted on October 12th meeting.

Guests: of David, Larry Belsito and Nash Qureshi StanVan Workens guest of Angus, Eda Koot guest of Greg, James Yeo, guest of Anastasios, Rick Fisher has a guest it is Allan Bonner. Glen Steeves guest is Sandie Dexter Guests of Vanc. Skal and Altan are Mark Elliott Program Chair of the Hospitality Management Div. Douglas College, Daichi Fujikura and Kimika Kurosaki both Young Skal from Tokoyo

Monthly Draw Prizes –

$ 2000.00 Cash Grand Prize (3 names)
Scott Johnston
Mark Elliott

Other prize draw items
wines one to Mark Elliott and one to David

Thanks Greg Thanked Russell and his Team at Kobe for an outstanding evening.

Upcoming meeting — October 12,Pinnacle Hotel

Harbour Front 1133 West Hastings.

May Minutes

Wed May 11, 2016 Hilton Hotel Richmond  AGM

Check-in team: Ron Waterhouse and Ivano Corazza
Raffle: Ron – $370.00 Raised for the Club
Toast to the Queen: Beth Walters

SKAL Toast: Gordon Chatry

May Birthdays: Rick Buecking, Gordon Chatry, and Linda Hagen

Guests: John Garden Guest of Angus Wilkinson

New Business:  Harvey spoke on the golf and fishing in June and support is appreciated.

The Club will be changing the payment plan to credit cards only. This due to the changes to the EST position. We have hired an outside bookkeeper and David Wetsch will be doing the ES duties.

Ivano spoke about the National Raffle and prizes to be won.

Angus advised the membership we will be inducting 5 new members in June.

3 Names for $2000 cash this month:
Mike Durkin, Ivano Corazza, and Jim Storie

Wine draw, Craig Norris-Jones and Norman Mastalir
Candle: Scott Johnson and Jonas Melin

Thanks to the Hilton: Michael thanked the staff and kitchen staff for a fabulous dinner.

(Meeting finished at 8:30 pm)

March Minutes

General Minutes March 9,2016

Westin Grand Hotel

Check-in Team: Ron Waterhouse, Gerry Barteluk

Raffle : Ron

Toast to the Queen

March Birthday : Scott Johnson, Joyce Hayne, Rudolf Tixe , Jim Whyte

Young Skal  Altan out lined up coming events

3 names for $2000 cash this month Lydia Miller, Gary Collinge, Norman Mastalir

Thanks to the Westin Grand Staff

Meeting closed Harvey / Michael

February Minutes

February General Meeting Minutes

Kiran Restaurant
Feb 10, 2016

Check-in team: Ron Waterhouse and Ivano Corazza

Raffle: Ron $480.00 Raised for the Club

Toast to the Queen: Scott Johnson

SKAL Toast: Michael Kaile

February Birthdays: James Chase, Ivano Corazza, Denis Forristal, Franziska Kaltenegger, Glen Steeves ,
Greg Moon, Donald Swaile


Eda Koot Guest of Jim Storie
Virginia and Gerry Barteluk Club Guests
Altan Demirkaya Young Skal Maramar
Lorill Fochaey Gust of Club

YOUNG SKAL: Greg talked about Altan and his involvement with getting Young Skal started in Vancouver. Altan will be attending a symposium in Turkey in April and the Club will cover his registration costs.

3 Names for $2000 cash this month: Brian Veitch, Steven Chen, Ron Waterhouse

Wine draw, Mike Durkin, Anastasios Theodoropoulos, Steven Chen

Dry Cleaning Gift Certificate, Virginia Barteluk

Frame, Jim Storie

Thanks to the Kirin Chinese Restaurant for the fabulous 10 course Chinese New Year Dinner

(Meeting finished at 8:45 pm)

January Minutes

January General Meeting Minutes


Check-in team: Ron Waterhouse and David Wetsch
Raffle: Ron $400.00 Raised for the Club

Toast to the Queen: Mike Durkin

SKAL Toast: Randy Vannatter

January Birthdays: Norman Mastalir, David Wetsch, Mike Durkin, Peter Armstrong, Steve Halliday, Markus Griesser


Eda Koot Guest of Jim Storie
Chris Mahony Guest of Randy Vannatter
Altan Demirkaya Young Skal Maramar

Tourism Award:
Harvey did not present the 2016 Bill Rowe Tourism Award winner , Grouse Mountain

No one from Grouse attended.

3 Names for $2000 cash this month: Ron Waterhouse, Brian Veitch, Joyce Hayne

Wine draw, Ivano Corazza
Wine draw, Jim Storie

Gift Certificate, Craig Norris Jones
Gift Certificate, Scott Johnson

Thanks to the River Rock: Harvey thanked the staff and kitchen staff for a fabulous dinner.

Skal Canada Vancouver Club No. 129 Founded 29th September 1954