August 2016

From our President, James Enright

To fellow Skålleagues everywhere…  

but particularly in DC.....

Nomination for 2017 Officers

Each year we have an election for the officers’ position on the Skål International Washington DC Board. The Officers positions make-up the Executive Committee of our club.

The positions which will be voted on by the membership are as follows;


Vice President



The Nominating Committee Members who will oversee this process are Past President Jim Deutsch who will be assisted by Senior Skål USA Representative Bill Moyer and Past President Mary Peters.

It is never too soon to start thinking about whom you’d like to see in one of those positions. Traditionally, the President has learnt the other Officer skills, by completing a term in each of the other Officer jobs, before assuming the President's role, but unforeseen circumstances sometime cause the Board to vary from that tradition

Officer positions will commence on January 1st, 2017 and will  usually be for one year.  

We need to present the proposed 2017 slate of officers at our September Board meeting, so please talk to your Skålleagues and nominate someone whom you feel can both fulfill the role, but also can, in time, take the Club Leadership position, as President. We will plan to present the proposed officers at the October meeting.

Anyone interested in running for an officer position is required to submit their nomination no later than September 16th. The Executive Board slate can be presented and voted upon at the October meeting as required in our bylaws.

Job Position Statements are available for all those interested in running for one of these positions. Please contact membership Chair Bill Croke (

Purpose of Skål Board


  •      To provide Association members, in accordance with the Skål International Bylaws, a voice in the overall direction and day-to-day management of the Club

Reporting Structure:

  •      The Board operates as a critical piece of Skål International’s framework under the administrative responsibility of the Club President.

Duties and Expectations of Board Members:

  •      Serve a three-year term minimum, with potential for reappointment.
  •      Participate actively in reviewing, understanding and in the operation of the Club.
  •      Participate actively in Board meetings, taking-on responsibilities that may occasionally be assigned to you, by the President.

The successful Board volunteer will:

  •      Successfully apply broad knowledge of professional ethics and expectations, in promoting Skål International and its principles.
  •      Attend at least eight Board meetings per year, which are usually under two hours, in length. 

The above headings are hyperlinks to those particular pages on our web-site. For help on any of the above topics, please click on that wording, while online

From the Desk of our Executive Secretary..........Carol Betz

Skål Baltimore Crab Feast and Fundraiser – AUGUST 17!    It’s not too late!!

The Skål Baltimore Crab Feast and Fundraiser will be on Wednesday, August 17 at Kurtz Beach in Pasadena, MD.  This is a wonderful event featuring Maryland crabs, as well as a fabulous upgraded Chesapeake Bay buffet including shaved brisket, fried chicken, shrimp etouffee with rice, Maryland crab soup, baked crab pasta, Mediterranean salad, corn on the cob and more!  Their unique fundraiser offers fantastic Baltimore related items, overnight hotel certificates, extravagant wine/liquor gift baskets plus a number of other great prizes via raffle ticket purchase known as a Chinese Auction.  There will be a silent auction as well along with door prizes!  Don’t miss this great evening of Skål fun and camaraderie!  And remember, this event is OPEN TO ALL so bring your friends and colleagues!  Come and support Skål Baltimore; make your reservations TODAY!!!

1 photo(s) Updated on: August 04, 2016

Skål World Congress 2016!  

The 2016 Skål International 77th World Congress will be held in Monaco, October 29 – November 2, 2016!  

All Skål members are welcome to attend the International Congress so visit the link,!registration/c1rd1, for more detailed information and registration information.

Discounted Registration fees are available prior to September 15.   Luxury and first class hotels available are:

Fairmont Monte Carlo (HQ)*

Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort*

Hermitage Hotel Monte Carlo 

Le Méridien Beach Plaza

Columbus Monte Carlo

Novotel Monte Carlo

Riviera Marriott Hotel, La Porte de Monaco

Registrations fees include:

·        4 nights’ accommodation and breakfast in the selected hotel

·        Functions and business sessions as detailed in the program.

·        Get Together Party on 29 October 2016

·        3 lunches during the 3 days of Congress (30 Oct – 1 Nov 2016)

·        Presidential Gala Dinner on 1 November 2016

·        3 day bus pass for public bus system within the Principality

·        Transfer to and from the Presidential Gala Dinner

Skål Photos

Do you have any current or old Skål electronic Photos that you’d share?

We’ll gladly post them on our Gallery; all we want is the date (approximate will do), Event (if you can rememberJ) and identify whom you can please!

I’ll post as many originals as I can, tho' I probably will not duplicate where photos are, for the most part, similar.

On an ongoing basis, when you’re at our monthly event, please use your camera, email the photos to me before the end of the month and I’ll post them as part of our ‘Last Month’s Event’s Gallery’ on the Newsletter.

You’ll notice that we only had one snap from July’s great event at the Willard Intercontinental……..we can do better that that!

Bill Croke

This Month's Skål DC Event

Washington DC Skål's


Summer Casual 


Reception & Lunch  

at the

Beacon Hotel

Hosted by Hector Torres, General Manager


Jay Haddock, President, Capital Hotels


Valet Parking Available: $10

Time & Location

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Reception 11:30 AM

Lunch         12:00 PM


  1615 Rhode Island Ave,  NW

   Washington, DC

We usually include a promo-piece on our Host Venue, and hopefully will get something over the next few days, in which case you won't see this message!

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