Skål Vancouver September Meeting Minutes 2019

September 11th, General Meeting Minutes 65th Anniversary

Granville Island Hotel Dockside

President Michael: Welcomed all in attendance for the dinner

Check-in Team:  David and Lisa

Raffle:  Kevin and Altan

Toast to Queen: Michael Kaile

SKAL Toast: Matt Taylor

Michael read the letter from the President of Skal Canada Paul Durand congratulating our 65th (This will be posted on the Vancouver Skal website)

Michael read an update from Skal Canada (to be posted on the Vancouver Skal website)

July Birthdays:              

  • Gary Collinge
  • Jason
  • Chris

August Birthdays:

  • Brian Veitch
  • Harvey Lee
  • Ken Cretney
  • Nancy Stibbard
  • Gordon Zavediuk
  • Andrew Brownrigg

September Birthdays:

  • Abdul
  • Eda Koot
  • Jian Huang
  • Mark Elliott
  • Dave Stevens

Happy Birthday to all


  • Karen Tocher had her entire Expedia Team fantastic
  • Scott Johnson has a guest John Kearns GM Sheraton Guildford
  • Christine Louden has a guest Anthony Woo Director of Sales for TravelClick
  • David Wetsch has two guests; Kervin GM of the Trump International Hotel and Thomas and Sarah Reppchen
  • Gordon Chatry has a guest his wife Pamela
  • Shamir has a guest his son Yaseen
  • Dave Stevens has a guest his new bride Stacia Welcome to all of our guests.


  • David inducted Barry Johnson, GM of the Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel. We all welcomed Barry to the Club. Great addition.

Michael and Harvey to recognize some of the Past Presidents. List will be provided on the Vancouver Skal website

Special note our bell was donated by Fred Barrow our 1961 President.

Draw Prizes – Kevin and Altan

  • $100 dry cleaning certificate from Shamir Clean-Rite to Heather Roberts
  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver-Kevin Pals
  • Granville Island Hotel stay $300, Michael Swain
  • Other winners for wine and other prizes: Ron Waterhouse,Aseen,Morgan,and Rudolf.

Grand Prize Draw for 2019, $2500 (this Prize will be drawn at the Christmas Lunch at the Arbutus Club in December)

  • Jarred from Expedia Karen will represent Jarred at the Christmas Lunch
  • Lydia Miller
  • Ron Waterhouse

Thank you, to Christine and the team. Kevin complimented the Chef and his team for a great meal including the horsdeuvers. The paring of the wines with the meal was perfect. The service staff did a fantastic job. Well done to all.

Next dinner event will be October 9th at Reflect Social Dinning & Lounge at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

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