Skål Vancouver May 2020 Zoom Call

Toast to Queen: Coach

SKAL Toast: Kevin

SKAL toast (In French): Skal CANADA President Jean Pelletier

April Birthdays:

  • Michael Kaile
  • Jonah Melin
  • Vikram Nair
  • Anastasios Theodoropoulos
  • Karen Toucher
  • Kevin Van Den Meijdenberg
  • Dirkran Zabunyan

May Birthdays

  • Sue Douglas
  • Priscilla
  • Gordon Chatry
  • Nazannin Zargghaini
  • Altan


Thomas had 2 guests:

  • Peter Schwarz, Director of Food & Beverage at Simply Elegant in Calgary & Sarah Rippchen

Coach had 3 guests:

  • Skal CANADA President Jean Pelletier
  • Denis Smith Skal CANADA Executive Director
  • Eric Douala Skal CANADA Rep for Montreal

Vancouver Club update:Michael

  • June Golf Tournament:
  • We will be postponing the annual June golf tournament, we are hoping to hold the tournament in September pending all the regulations, and it will be a fun tournament, no silent auction.  We will hold another virtual cocktail hour in June unless restrictions lift to meet
  • We will have another Zoom call to replace the meet up in June on the 10th at 5pm
  • September dinner meeting will be the Golf Tournament unless otherwise advised
  • At our last board meeting we discussed the financial health of the club and made some alternations to ensure we will maintain as much stability as possible over this year.  The annual $2500 draw at Christmas will be postponed until next Christmas 2021, everyone who was drawn this year will be entered the draw and we will increase the amount to approximately $3250.  When we are able to enjoy our regular monthly dinners we will host a 50/50 draw for the remainder of the year.
  • I would like to thank and recognize the 2020 board for all their hard work and suggestions to maintain our club
    • Lisa Jackson – VP Finance
    • Christine Louden – Director House and Program
    • Altan Demirkaya – Director Young Skal Chairperson
    • Steven Chen – Director at Large: House and Events
    • Harvey Lee – Director at Large: Events
    • David Wetsch – Secretary / Treasurer
    • Ron Waterhouse – Director at Large
    • Tomas Reppchen   – Director at Large
    • Kevin Wooliams – Director at Large
    • Fikriye Topkaya – Young Skal Ambassador
    • Greg Moon – Past President
    • Ivano Corazza – Skal Canada Representative

It has been a challenging last few weeks for everyone.  For those of you still working please keep safe and healthy and thank you.  For those of you who are at home please keep looking forward to when we can return to some normalcy.

There were  2  survey questions for the cocktail hour tomorrow:

  • Would you like to do a zoom cocktail hour in July & Aug? – unanimous YES
  • Would you be interested in a virtual tasting event with wine or beer? (Real product but conversation done over Zoom) – unanimous YES

Coach updated the club regarding Skal Canada

Next meeting/Zoom Call: Wednesday June 10th at 5pm on Zoom.  Thomas will send the invite out to the membership

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