President’s Corner February 2017
Greetings fellow Skalleagues!
February…..the fast moving month!
Our February meeting at Embassy Suites USF was fast pacedand full of great content. Holly Powers, President of SKAL International USA attended our board meeting and shared organizational updates with us and also wanted to have me extend an invitation to all of our members to attend the World Congress in Toronto in June 2017 if they are interested and able. It is unique that the event is happening so close to us and as all past participants have shared with me….you really get the “mojo” being among our peers and fellow Skalleagues.
It was great to welcome/pin Melissa Silvest, Director of Sales and Event Services at Busch Gardens to the club and we look forward to getting to know her more and possibly arrange a future meeting at her facility.
We also presented Kristina Trainer, pinned in January, with the balance of her Skal credentials. Kristina is with Expedia and we formally welcome her to our group as well.
Kimberly Faulk, VP of Sales with Visit Florida presented recent news/updates in Tallahassee regarding the possible de-funding of Visit FL and we have pushed out communication about that to all members.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Chihuly Collection in March in downtown St. Petersburg!
Best Skal regards!
Collecting items for our Monthly Raffle
The extra raffle items graciously donated by many of you have been great incentives for our members to participate. We have had some fantastic "extra opportunity drawing" items. THANK YOU!!
We are collecting more items for upcoming meetings AND for Young SKAL fundraisers. We will be mindful of any time sensitive or restricted items but please try to put an expiration date of at least December 31, 2017 on any certificate.
This entire year we are adding additional prizes to our monthly drawings to garner more excitement and showcase our members. If you would like to donate items for the upcoming dinners or annual holiday auction, please email me and let me know what you will be donating and then mail the certificate, gift card, etc. to the following address:
SKAL Tampa Bay c/o Steven Rodriguez
14280 Passage Way, Seminole FL 33776
This is a great way of advertising your business while increasing odds of winning at our events and supporting our club. Thanks so much to all that have and continue to furnish prizes and auction items.