Fellow Skålleagues

A message from Skål International, Washington DC President, 

Andres Hayes

Dear Skålleagues,


We are extremely excited to announce, as an initiative of the Sponsorship committee, our first B2B event in the history of the Skål International USA. The purpose of the event is to invite all vendors and buyers from members of all clubs in the USA to showcase their products and services at a more reasonable cost.


The purpose is not to compete with the larger trade shows, but instead to give you the opportunity to expand your network of clients, and explore opportunities to work collaboratively with others in the industry.


The proposed date is November 13, in Orlando, Florida. We ask that you RSVP by July 13, so we can get an accurate estimate of the number of participants and proceed with the room block.   Also, we are working with the Orlando Club for all participants to join in for their November event already scheduled at the Bahama Breeze. We all know this is going to be an enjoyable night complete with fabulous networking opportunities.


Also, we kindly ask you to forward our event information to vendors that you might know in your area who might want to be a part of our event.


We are in the process of finding sponsors and speakers, who will help to make the event unforgettable.


We have received some questions regarding pricing for the event. Please find the additional information below. Keep in mind, these are approximate prices. 


Orlando SKAL Dinner






TOTAL Cost per guest


Exhibitor Cost


Visitor Cost




Also, I am looking forward seeing you on July 25th at Lillies Restaurant, 2915 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington DC, Tel. (202)450-4824.  Our guest speaker for the evening is going to be Mr. Donald Leadbetter from National Park Services.  Please note that the event will start at 6:30PM, so you can park on the across the street without penalties.

Until next month,

Andres Hayes, President

Covenant House Clothing Drive

We will be hosting our First Clothing Drive for the Covenant House Washington Hospitality Department on July 25th, 2018 during our next Skål Reception and Dinner at:

                                         Lillies Restaurant

                                         2915 Connecticut Avenue

                                         Washington, DC 20008

Please bring the following new or gently used Items:

  • ·      Women’s Interview Clothing
  • ·      Dress Shoes – All sizes, Men’s and Women’s
  • ·      Men’s Dress Shirts and pants
  • ·      Men & Women Undergarments (new only please)
  • ·      Men’s Belts & Ties

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Andres Hayes or Don Evans.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Lillies

Don Evans

Skål  International, Application

Please complete the form, print and sign it and mail to Carol Betz.

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

As the summer heats up, literally, and quickly moves along, please mark your calendars and plan to attend some of the exciting upcoming events for Skål Washington as well as Skål Baltimore.   You can always check Skål Washington’s website, www.skaldc.org, for our future dates once finalized.  Currently our event dates include:  July 25 – Lillie’s Restaurant (Connecticut Avenue),  August – TBD, September 19 – Columbia Island Marina “Lobster Night”.  

In addition, please consider attending  Skål Baltimore’s Annual Crab Feast and Fundraiser scheduled for August 23.  This event is an All-U-Can-Eat crab feast with a fabulous Chesapeake Bay buffet in addition to the hard shell crabs!  The event is again at Kurtz’s Beach in Pasedena, MD. There is free parking at Kurtz’s Beach and Overnight accommodations are available for those interested.  This event is Skål Baltimore’s Fundraiser night so a Chinese “Raffle Ticket” plus a Silent auction will be taking place!  Charities supported are Chesapeake Arts Center and Light House Bistro.  All Guests are welcome so don’t miss this chance to visit with our Skål Baltimore friends and enjoy this great event!   


Please remember to update your profile and contact information to include current business email and phone numbers.  And if you are looking to reach out to a fellow Skål member, you can always find their contact information on our website, www.skaldc.org.  Please note, the Skål International website, www.skal.org, is NOT linked to our Skål Washington website, so all company / contact information MUXST ASLO be updated there for international business opportunities. 

Skal USA Focuses on New Club Building

Under the leadership of Skal USA President Burcin Turkkan and Vice President Dave Ryan, our national organization is attempting to grow Skal through the formation of new clubs, building on the success of four new clubs in 2017 and 2018 in Richmond, Southwest Florida, Central California, and Phoenix (Valley of the Sun). These new clubs all happened after 17 years without any new clubs in the United States. 

Burcin, Dave, and I attended IPW in Denver in May, following up on Skal’s attendance at the event last year here in Washington. We spoke to dozens of prospect destinations for both new clubs and strengthening existing clubs. 

The presence of our club members at the show was also impressive. The following SI Washington members were seen in Denver, please forgive any omissions: Assante, Dow, Evans, Ferguson,  Maravich, Pantuso, Pittfield, Rivera, Iman and Thompson. 

Steve Richer


This Month's Skål DC Event


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