Fellow Skålleagues

A message from Skål International, Washington DC President, 

Andres Hayes

Dear Skalleagues,


I am very proud and excited to serve as your 63rd president and I am looking forward to an exciting and fun year.  As I sit  here writing this message, a question came to my mind,  How many Skalleagues have you contacted in the past month?  Do you know that you have access to 15,000 Skalleagues from around the world at a click of a button? If not, I encourage to visit our international site www.skal.org login you put your username and password and then you select the option of Skal database and that is how you have access to the world.


Skalleagues are very interested in knowing what you are doing so if you are doing domestic, international or local business let the world know.  If you are travelling contact a Skalleague and let them know you are in town.  So I encourage you to use our database and contact a minimum of two Skalleagues every month and let them know what you are doing.


If you have any pictures that you would like to share with us either to publish in our site, newsletter and for our video that we are developing for the International Skal Club Award, I kindly ask you to send it to Randy Herron.


Remember is not what Skal will do for you, it is how you can use Skal.


Please remember we want to know about your business, so how many Skalleagues have you contacted?


Stay tuned for more information about the campaign “I AM SKAL”.






Andres O. Hayes


Skål  International, Application

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!   We are looking to gear up our  2018 Skål calendar year with our officer installation at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel on January 17.  Our newest member, Markus Platzer, will host Skål Washington and we are also very pleased to have the opportunity to induct him at this event as well.  We look forward to starting our year off with this very special evening and hope you will plan to attend!

At the same time, we must send a special “thank you” to James Enright  who has served as our Skål Washington President for the past 2 years.    James has steered our ship and was instrumental in positioning Skål Washington to qualify and hopefully win the Skål Club of the Year in 2018! Through  his leadership our club has been very well represented at USA and International Congresses and we remain very strong in membership.  James has also helped in growing our Young Skål membership and helping in implementing our Young Skål Scholar program, forming several Club Twinnings with other international clubs, growing our local Skål presence as well as our local club sponsorship and the list goes on.  We are very pleased that James will now continue to support Skål Washington with Bill Moyer as one of our SIUSA representatives; truly the dynamic duo!!

2018 Membership Renewal!   We are in need of finalizing our 2018 member roster by the end of this week and we still have about 25% of our members that have not completed their renewals.   If you have mailed a check to me, please email me (cbetz@tms.com) to let me know so I can confirm receipt.  If you have not made the 2018 payment, please contact me to let me know your plans for renewal.  And of course, you can still go online and make payment by credit card quickly and easily!  Any members that do not make the renewal payment  by Friday, January 12, will be terminated.   But let’s not let that happen …….. if you cannot make payment by this Friday, January 12, please contact me!!  If you need a slight extension, we will be happy to discuss options for payment in February.   HOWEVER, once we renew your membership, payment will be required.  Check your profile at our Skål Washington website, www.skaldc.org to confirm if your membership is current and paid through 2018.

NOTE:  Any check payments for dues should be made payable to Skål Washington, and mailed to:  Carol Betz, Skål Washington;   12700 Hunting Horn Court, Potomac, MD  20854. 

UPDATE YOUR PROFILE!!  Club emails are generated from our Skål Washington website, www.skaldc.org Please check your profile to make sure ALL of your contact information is accurate!  If you have changed jobs or phone numbers, it is especially important to keep current so you continue to receive our club event details and any general information.  AND if something has changed, please let me know as well as I have a separate email list that is used on occasion for “special” notifications that you do not want to miss!  Your assistance is greatly appreciated so we can better serve you!!

This Month's Skål DC Event

Skål International, Washington, DC

Reception and Dinner

**Open to Members Guests**

at the

Karma Restaurant Modern Indian

611 I Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

Hosted by

Sachin Mahajan - Managing Partner

Time & Location


February 28, 2018



6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

$65.00 Early Bird Members, Spouses

$70.00 non-affiliated guests

$70.00 Regular Members, Spouses

$70.00 non-affiliated guests

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