February General Meeting Minutes 2017
Wednesday Feb 8th at the Neptune Wonton Noodle House Holiday Inn Metro town at Station Square (Year of the Rooster)
Check in Team: David and Steven
Raffle: Ron and Michael (Michael to do door prizes)
Toast to Queen: Craig Norris-Jones
SKAL Toast: Ivano Corazza
James Chase, Ivano, Denis Forristal, Greg Moon.
Best wishes from us all.
President Moon introduced Dors Hager as a new member with Angus giving some history on Doris. She is the Principal of Hager Design International and does a fair amount of work with the Hotel and Restaurant Industries. Doris was presented with a certificate, skal pin and name badge. Welcome to the Club Doris.
The next induction was Mark Elliott. David advised Mark is the Hospitality Chair Travel School for Douglas College New Westminster. Mark was presented a certificate, Skal pin and a name badge. Welcome to the Club Mark.
All attending members gave a wave of approval.
President Moon advised he would be President for one more year. Michael Favelle has agreed to be the next President for years 2018 and 2019.
2016 Tourism Award Tourism Vancouver’s Info Centre. Ty Speers the CEO will receive the award at the March 8th dinner meeting. Please attend this event.
President Moon of the Vancouver Skal Club, introduced Sean Buckland the President of Skal Canada.
Angus introduced Peter Finamore Regional VP of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Atef Mankarios was also a guest of Angus.
Randy Vannatter introduced his guest Jason Bryant of West Coast Sightseeing.
Ivano introduced his guest Sandra Low. A warm Welcome to all.
Young Skal :
President Moon advised two new members have been approved by Skal International. Ayaho Kawamukai and Fikriye Topkaya. We now have 4 members in Young Skal. Congratulations Young Skal is growing in membership.
President of Skal Canada Sean Buckland.
He updated our membership on various tools being used to increase membership across Canada.
These membership tools are on the Skal Canada website. As he travels from Club to Club. He advised some Clubs are attracting new members from the Tourism Sectors, such as Tourism Vancouver, Destination BC, the BCHA, etc.
The Vancouver Club #129 is showing the most growth in Canada, keep up the good work. On Behalf of the Club, Greg thanked Sean for his comments on how to increase new membership and for attending our event tonight.
Sean enjoyed the 11-course dinner and he also commented on the positive energy within our Club.
President Greg’s final comment was to remind all Vancouver Skal members, to find new members. This is critical in 2017.
$ 2500.00 Cash Grand Prize to be drawn at the
2017 Dec. Skal Christmas Lunch
Other prize draws
Mayne Island Resort; two-night stay the winner is Steven Chen.
$50.00 gift certificate for Neptune Wonton Noodle House the winner is Mark Elliott.
The Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbour front one night stay and breakfast for 2 at p2b Bistro and Bar the winner is Brian Rohl
Selection of wines
Winners are Sandra Low, Craig Norris-Jones, and Stephen Peters
Congrats to all prize winners
On behalf of the Club Brian Rohl thanked Ken Ng (owner) and Jay Lee (Manager) and his team . The 11-course dinner and the service were outstanding.
A great start to the Year of the Rooster.
President Moon advised the upcoming dinner events and please all attend:
Wednesday March 8th
Eda’s Hotel > The Gateway Hotel at the airport in Richmond
April 12th The French Table on Main Street
May 10th Coast Hotel on Denman Street
June 16th UBC for Golf and dinner.