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December Minutes

General Meeting Minutes

December 9 Christmas Lunch Arbutus Club

Check-in Team: David – Michael
Raffle: Ron
Toast to Queen: Stephen Peters
SKAL Toast: Rick Buecking

December Birthdays:
Randy Vannatter, Angus,  Darren Young ,and Steven Chen

Inductions: not this meeting. January 11th.

2016 Tourism Award Harvey advised the winner is Tourism Vancouver’s Info Centre. Ty Speers the CEO will be presented with the award at the January 11th meeting. Letter to be sent to Ty,

Alison Partridge Victoria Skal Club
Chris Bayliss Executive Director (Christmas Bureau)
Doris Hager, guest of Angus, Nash Qureshi guest of Angus
Trevor Scott’s guest is Cindy Schoenayer
All other Skal members if you have a guest please introduce.

Food Bank we raised $160 a check will be sent to them.

Chris Bayliss to said a few words how the Christmas Bureau is doing this year. He appreciated the gifts from the Skal Club and looks forward to 2017.

Stephanie Wells Capilano University Tourism Management Program will speak to the Young Skal Award received in Monaco this year. She wil do this at the January meeting.

Draw Prizes – Ivano and Michael
$ 2000.00 Cash Grand Prize   •The winner is Joyce Hayne Congratulations Joyce !
• Other prize draw items
• Tequila Ana
• Wine winners are Joyce Hayne, Valentina, James, Gordon, Mark and Angus congrats to all the winners.

Thanks to the Arbutus Club for a fantastic lunch and great service.
Brian Rohl thanked the CEO Brent Ellington and the entire kitchen and service teams. Well done

Upcoming Meeting:

Wednesday January 11th 2017 at the Georgian Court Hotel in Frankies Jazz Club notice will be sent to all skal members.

2016 $2000 Grand Prize Draw participants:

January – Waterhouse – Veitch – Hayne
February- Veitch – Chen – Waterhouse
March- Miller – Mastalir – Collinge
April- Lee H. – Vannatter – Krell
May- Durkin – Corazza – Storie J
June- Steven Chen-Trevor Scott-Jim Whyte
September- Ivano –Scott Johnston-Mark Elliott
October- Angus-Trevor-Mike Durkin
November- Richard Purcell-Lisa Jackson-Joyce Hayne
December- Mike Durkin-Stan Vanvorken-Donna Roka

For those who did not attend the lunch. We had a stand in for you.

The Winner is Joyce Hayne.

November Minutes

General Meeting November 9, 2016
Best Western Chateau Granville

Check-in Team: David and Michael
Raffle: Ron
Toast to Queen: Gary Collinge
SKAL Toast: Brian Veitch well done

Month Birthdays: only one Ron will not tell us his age.
Inductions: none

Greg welcomed all to the dinner and laid out the agenda for the evening.

  • Guests:
    Guest of Trevor Scott is Cindy Schoenayer
    Altan has 5 guests Ayako Kawamukai (BCIT Marketing Management)
    Fikriye Toprakkaya(Greystone College customer service)
    Pirscila Tena (Canadian College Hospitality Management)
  • Greg introduced Harvey Lee. Harvey advised the Vancouver Skal Club has a Tourism Award for the year of 2016. Please send Nominations to Harvey for the criteria please email Harvey.
  • Michael updated the group on Facebook and encouraged all members to go to our site and add to it and do likes.

Randy, advised the YVR Info Centre would re-open on November 15th. See Randy for more detail

Greg(President) advised the membership at our June Event we will not have a Sea Cruise instead Lydia is working on a Wine Tour. In addition, we will have golfing. More details to follow.

  • We have two new members joining The Vancouver Skal Club. Richard Purcell and Eda koot, they will be inducted at our January meeting. Welcome Richard and Eda.
  • Monthly Draw Prizes –
  •  $ 2000.00 Cash Grand Prize (3 names)
  • Richard Purcell
  • Lisa Jackson
  • Joyce Hayne
  • Other prize draw items: Ivano won a book titled, “Rainforest”
  • Gary a nice bottle of wine.
  • Randy, wine.
  • Morgan won a gift certificate from the BW Chateau Granville.

Lydia thanked the team at the hotel for a wonderful meal and excellent service. Our group recognized the team by a standing ovation. Well done.
Lydia thank you for the kind words.

Upcoming Meeting:
 Annual Skal Christmas Lunch
Arbutus Club
2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver, BC
Friday December 9th @ 11am
Email blast will be sent out.

October Minutes

October 12 2016 General Meeting Minutes

Pinnacle Hotel 1133 West Hastings

Check-in Team: David and Lydia

Raffle: Ron

Chair: Ivano charged the meeting and did a great job. He updated our group as to Skal Canada and the upcoming Congress in Toronto.

Toast to Queen: Lydia Miller

SKAL Toast: Joyce Hayne

Month Birthdays: only one Tim Tindle ( regrets)

Inductions: Angus inducted Trevor Scott. A great Welcome congratulations Trevor from all Skal members.

Guests: Richard Purcell of Freeman Audio Visual Canada David’s Guest David introduced Richard. He is considering joining the Club . Altan introduced his guest, Ece AJ Sonmez currently a student of Tourism Management at BCIT.
A warm welcome from all members of the Vancouver Skal Club

Monthly Draw Prizes –

 $ 2000.00 Cash Grand Prize (3 names)

 Angus Wilkinson

 Trevor Scott

 Mike Durkin

 Other prize draw items

2 bottles of wine, went to Criag Norris-Jones and Lydia Miller

1 Gift Package . Lydia Miller

1 weekend for two at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbour view includes accommodation and breakfast each morning…winner is David Wetsch

We thanked Ron for organizing the prize draw items.

Craig Norris-Jones thanked Jonas (the GM) for hosting our group this evening. Craig also thanked the Chef and his team for a great presentation of the food and the quality was outstanding. Craig also thanked the Catering team for a job well done. The entire Club recognized the teams.

Upcoming Meeting will be November 9th at the BW Chateau

Granville Hotel. Hope to see you all there.

September Minutes

September Minutes


Date Sept.14/2016

Venue Kobe Steak House

Check-in Team: David and Harvey
Raffle: Ivano
Toast to Queen: Stephen Peters
SKAL Toast: Lydia Miller

Month Birthdays: only one Abdul Walli

Inductions: Lisa Jackson,Morgan Chatry,Brian Rohl, Linda Hagen and Trevor

Scott will be inducted on October 12th meeting.

Guests: of David, Larry Belsito and Nash Qureshi StanVan Workens guest of Angus, Eda Koot guest of Greg, James Yeo, guest of Anastasios, Rick Fisher has a guest it is Allan Bonner. Glen Steeves guest is Sandie Dexter Guests of Vanc. Skal and Altan are Mark Elliott Program Chair of the Hospitality Management Div. Douglas College, Daichi Fujikura and Kimika Kurosaki both Young Skal from Tokoyo

Monthly Draw Prizes –

$ 2000.00 Cash Grand Prize (3 names)
Scott Johnston
Mark Elliott

Other prize draw items
wines one to Mark Elliott and one to David

Thanks Greg Thanked Russell and his Team at Kobe for an outstanding evening.

Upcoming meeting — October 12,Pinnacle Hotel

Harbour Front 1133 West Hastings.

May Minutes

Wed May 11, 2016
Hilton Hotel Richmond  AGM

Check-in team: Ron Waterhouse and Ivano Corazza
Raffle: Ron – $370.00 Raised for the Club
Toast to the Queen: Beth Walters

SKAL Toast: Gordon Chatry

May Birthdays: Rick Buecking, Gordon Chatry, and Linda Hagen

Guests: John Garden Guest of Angus Wilkinson

New Business:  Harvey spoke on the golf and fishing in June and support is appreciated.

The Club will be changing the payment plan to credit cards only. This due to the changes to the EST position. We have hired an outside bookkeeper and David Wetsch will be doing the ES duties.

Ivano spoke about the National Raffle and prizes to be won.

Angus advised the membership we will be inducting 5 new members in June.

3 Names for $2000 cash this month:
Mike Durkin, Ivano Corazza, and Jim Storie

Wine draw, Craig Norris-Jones and Norman Mastalir
Candle: Scott Johnson and Jonas Melin

Thanks to the Hilton: Michael thanked the staff and kitchen staff for a fabulous dinner.

(Meeting finished at 8:30 pm)

Skal Canada Vancouver


Wednesday January 10, 2018
Frankie’s Jazz Club at  the Georgian Court Hotel.

765 Beatty St, Vancouver