Category Archives: JANUARY MINUTES

January Minutes 2017

January 11th 2017
Georgian Court Hotel in Frankie’s Jazz Club

Check-in Team: David – Michael
Raffle: Ron
Toast to Queen: Angus
SKAL Toast: Randy Vannatter

January Birthdays: Norman Mastalir, David Wetsch, Steve Halliday, Trevor Scott


At our January dinner President Greg and David Wetsch welcomed three new members to our Vancouver Skål Club.

Eda Koot – General Manager, The Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond

Richard Purcell – Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships Freemen AV Canada

Paul Wechselberger – Founder of The Lifeguard Outreach Society and Great North Aquatics (Young Skal Member)

Welcome to the Vancouver Club. Each member will meet you.

2016 Tourism Award
Harvey advised the winner is Tourism Vancouver’s Info Centre. Ty Speers the CEO will receive the award at the March 8th dinner meeting.

Stephanie Wells, Cap.University, School of Tourism Management guest of Lydia
Sandie Dexter, guest of David
Nash Qureshi guest of Angus

Young Skal
Attending are Ayako Kawaamukai BCIT Marketing: Firkrie
Toprakkaya Greystone College Customer service. Greg advised Ayako and Firkrie have submitted applications to join YS (great news) Ece AJ Sonmez BCIT Marketing and Paul Wechselberger attended tonight’s meeting. Welcome to all Young Skal.

Stephanie Wells Capilano University Tourism Management Program did speak to the Young Skal Award received in Monaco this year. Stephanie advised it was a real credit to Young Skal in receiving this prestigious award Congratulation’s to all.
The award was the Skal International Sustainable Tourism Award for our Community-Based Tourism work in Northern Vietnam. You can read the media information at

Draw Prizes –
$ 2500.00 Cash Grand Prize to be drawn at the 2017 Dec.Skal Christmas lunch
Harvey Lee
Harvey Lee
Randy Vannatter

Other prize draw items
Darren Young. Tickets for two to attend the Chamber Choir at the Queen Elizabeth Theater (the Essence of Music.)
Shamir Shivji – good quality wine
Shamir also won a gift certificate for $100 in Frankie’s Jazz Club

Congrats to all prize winners
Thanks to Lisa Jackson Georgian Court Hotel and Frankie’s Jazz Club

Gordon Chantry thanked the entire team for a job well done, the
quality of the food and the service was outstanding. What an amazing dinner we enjoyed at Frankie’s Bar in the Georgian Court Hotel.  Thank you to our Host GM Lisa Jackson and team.  They prepared a delicious 4 course meal featuring a Rucola Salad, Gnocchi Fungi, Chicken Marsala and ended with an amazing Tiramisu!  What a way to start 2017!

Upcoming Meeting:

Wednesday Feb 8th at the Neptune Wonton Noodle House Holiday Inn Metro town at Station Square (Year of the Rooster)
Please use a Google map to locate.
Parking is free underground.

March 8th – The Gateway Hotel at the airport in Richmond

April 12th – The French Table on Main Street

May 10th – Coast Hotel on Denman Street

June 16th – UBC for Golf and dinner.