Skål Vancouver January 2020 Dinner Meeting Minutes

January 8th, General Meeting Minutes

Chez Michel West Vancouver

President Michael opened the meeting.  Welcomed all to our first meeting in 2020.  Michael reminded us on Feb.21 we will be in Victoria to have a dinner with the Victoria Club. Please go to our newsletter for all the detail. We hope for a good turn out.

Check-in Team:  David and Thomas

Raffle:  Christine and Steven

Toast to Queen: Nazami Kamal

SKAL Toast: Andrew (well done)

January Birthdays:

  • Peter Armstrong
  • Steve Halliday
  • David Wetsch

Membership: Michael reminded us we have a need for New Members. So please invite guests to our upcoming meetings.


  • Thomas has a guest, his wife Sarah.

Inductions: Introduced by Altan. We are very pleased you have joined our Club

  • Priscila
  • Nazanin Zarghani
  • Nazmi Kamal

2019 Tourism Award: Harvey reminded us the Wickaninnish Inn and Charles McDiarmid will receive the Award in March.

Angus reviewed the detail for the upcoming Skal meeting with the Victoria Club in Victoria. We will send an invite as a reminder to all Members however details are below:

Mark your calendar: Friday February 21, 2020 will be our annual inter-club dinner with Skål Victoria.  The Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour will be hosing the dinner.  Cost is $65.00 per person.  Reception starts at 6pm and Dinner at 6:45pm.

The Hotel Grand Pacific is offering a rate of $119 plus tax, per room per night that is available Friday February 21 and Saturday 22.  For reservations please call 1-800-663-7550 or 1-250-386-0450 and please use booking code is FEB20SKAL.

If you require transportation to Victoria – Wilson’s Travel is offering a Skål Member Discount available for reservations from now until Feb 24th, 2020. Valid trip dates Thursday Feb 20 to Monday Feb 24.  Please use the online PROMO CODE – SkalCanada2020.  Discounts on- BC Ferries Connector – 50% off (does not include ferry fare) and YYJ Airport Shuttle – 50%off.

Further details regarding attractions etc. will be available soon but the above will allow members to start making reservations.  Cut-off date for reservations will be Feb.14.

Steven Chen reminded us our annual Golf Tournament will be held on June 12th at UBC. Please contact Steven for prizes that can be used for the silent auction. Be creative.

Draw Prizes: Christine and Steven Chen


  • Gordon Z a bottle of wine.
  • Christine a bottle of wine
  • Jonas, the Granville Island Brewing Package
  • Harvey Lee $50 Gift Card to Chez Michel

Grand Prize Draw for 2020 $2500 at our Annual Christmas Lunch at the Arbutus Club:

  • David
  • Michael our President
  • Sarah

Thank you to the team: Joyce Hayne Thanked Chez Michel for the outstanding Food and Service. Well done.

Next meeting: Feb 12th, Kobe Japanese Steak House 1042 Alberni Street Vancouver

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