Skål Vancouver February Minutes 2018

General Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2018 – Seasons in the Park

Michael Favelle, President Chaired the meeting

Check-in Team:  David and Fikriye

Raffle:  Steven Chen and Ron

Toast to Queen: Michael Kaile

SKAL Toast: Matt Taylor, Young Skål, well done.

President Michael opened the meeting and thanked all who attended. He covered the upcoming trip to Victoria on February 23. This will be the first event where Skal Club Vancouver and Skal Club Victoria will have a joint dinner event. We have 20 from our Club and Victoria has 20. Plus the Mayor will be in attendance, the President and CEO BC Ferry Corp and the CEO of Tourism Victoria. We will report back at the March 14th dinner event.  The February Newsletter has been posted for all to view; your feedback would be appreciated. Michael advised all members should have access to the Skal International Website, please go to the site and update your profile. If you have issues, please contact David.

February Birthdays:  James C. – Ivano – Dennis – Fikriye – Juan and Greg


  • David introduced Ricardo Rojas, President of Protocolo Tours; he has been in the Travel industry for 25 years and a Skal member for 10 years at the Venezuela Club.
  • Altan introduced, Andrew Brownrigg, General Manager of the Best Western Chateau Granville Hotel.

 Welcome to all Guests 

Michael called on Angus; Chair of the Membership Committee to give us an update. The Life of the Club is the growth of our membership. Angus called on all Vancouver Skal members to bring in new members. A committee of three cannot do all the recruitment. This week we have signed on three new members, Rodriguz Diaz,Tourism Mexico,Ricardo Rojas,President of Protocolo Tours and Andrew Brownrigg General Manager BW Chateau Granville. In addition, over the next two months we have 5 potential new members. In summary, we need your assistance to grow our Club.

Draw Prizes: Ron and Steven Chen

Wine – Kevin W.

Wine – Karim

Wine – Karim

$50.00 Gift Certificate Seasons in the Park – Jonas

$2500 Grand Prize Draw for 2018 entrants (this Prize will be drawn at the Christmas Lunch at the Arbutus Club in December):

  • Jonas
  • Brian V.
  • Mark E.

Congratulations to all winners.

Brian Rohl had the Kitchen and service staff come into the room. He thanked the Seasons in the Park and the staff for an excellent dinner. A standing ovation from all of our members. First Class. Thank you Brian.

Upcoming Meeting:  March 14th at the Convention Centre. The Vancouver Convention Centre Ken Cretney will be accepting the 2017 Tourism Award from the Vancouver Skal Club.  Hope to see you all at this momentous event.

Meeting Adjourned.

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