President’s Corner May 2016
Greetings Fellow Skalleagues!
Our May dinner at the Sirata Beach Resort was a huge success for a number of reasons. The Sirata always delivers a memorable evening and this was no different. From the Cocktail hour on the Breezeway with delicious appetizers, to a wonderful dinner that was only surpassed by the spectacular views of the sunset. Somehow that never gets old! I would also like to thank the Banfi Winery for supplying the wine selections. They were a perfect complement to the meal. A big thank you goes out to Gregg Nicklaus and Tim Coultas for an outstanding evening.
I want to thank Laura Lothridge and Ronda Sanborn for organizing and conducting the Stars of Tomorrow fundraiser for our Young SKALs. Their efforts raised over $500 for our young SKAL program. This will go a long way towards providing these future hospitality professionals with the opportunity to be a part of, and learn from, our club members as they grow within our industry. I urge all members to keep your eyes open for potential new Young SKAL candidates that may be in your company, or that you interact with in your daily routines. This is the future of our club, and industry, and your help makes everyone stronger.
All of us are encouraged to be aware of prospective new members and this month, George Hoch and I were happy to pin Robert Czyszczon with Plaza Beach Resorts as our newest member. I have no doubt that Robert will be a big asset to our Club! Congratulations, and a big thank you goes out to Leslie Wright. She was the winner of our 50/50 drawing and selected a 2 night stay at the Barefoot Beach Resort as her prize which allowed us to donate the cash winnings to the Young SKAL program.
The June dinner will be on June 13th at the historic Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. It is sure to be a night you won’t want to miss so get your reservations in early. I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Yours in SKAL,
YOUNG SKAL - A subject Dan remains committed to, is re-building Young SKAL at our club. He is confident none of us have to look too far to find a potential up and coming young hospitality person that would be a perfect candidate as a Young SKAL member! As a reminder………..
Young SKAL Student – Is a student at an authorized, tourism, educational establishment which grants a degree or recognized diploma upon completion of studies. Ages 18 – 27.
Young SKAL Professional - Is a young professional training for or working in the industry. Ages 20 – 29.
Young SKAL Associate - Is a Young SKAL professional still training for or working in the industry after the age of 29 who does not yet qualify for Active membership may continue as Young SKAL Associate member until the age of 35.