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  • 07/24/2018 9:09 AM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)
     
     
                           


                                    

    President’s Corner July 2018

    SKAL Tampa Bay is really getting into the swing of things. Pardon the pun, but I only get to use it once a year. We had such a great time at TopGolf! It was a casual way to mingle with our members and everyone from novice to experienced was able to take a swing or two.

    A reminder to anyone interested in joining the board should join us Tuesday, July 31st at 4pm.

    Message me Colette@comecrworld.com   or Steven@OurCondo.com to let us know if you are attending.

    There is  no meeting in August so we'll see you again on September 10th at Holiday Inn Westshore - Tampa. Don't forget to invite your guests so they don't miss all the exciting events we have coming up! 

    Thanks! 

    Colette

     
                                                                                

     

                                                                                              

    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. We will be mindful of any time sensitive or restricted items but please try to put an expiration date of at least July 31, 2019 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.                        

     

     

     

                                     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                         

     

     

                                                                  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                           

     

     

     

     

                     
                           
    Holiday Inn Westshore
            
    Event Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm 
    Suggested Dress: Business Attire
     FREE PARKING   
     
    Reception:
    Domestic Cheese Platter
    Chorizo Stuffed Date with Bacon
    Mini Crabcakes
    2 Drink Tickets for Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water
    Dinner:
    Port Poached Pear & Baby Spinach with Gorgonzola, Candied
    Pecans and Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette
    Assorted Breads and Rolls
    Guava Braised Beef Short Rib with Apricot Ginger Compote
    Sweet Potatoe-Chipotle Mash and Seasoned Vegetables
    Chef's Specialty Dessert
    Allegro Regular and Decaf Coffee and Hot Tea
    Iced Tea and Iced Waters
    Wine Pour for Each Toast
    Extra Raffle Items:
         3 days/ 2 Nights at Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, MD
    includes Breakfast for Two Each Day
    Dolphin Watch for Two at Hubbard's Marina
    Half Day Fishing for Two at Hubbard's Marina
         
    Note: Our 50/50 raffle is cash only

      Epicurean Hotel Tampa
     
    Holiday Inn - Westshore Tampa
       700 N Westshore Blvd Tampa, FL 33609 
    Phone: 813-289-8200
         
                                                   
                          
                          
                          

                    

                                                                                                            
                      
                                                                            
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  • 06/15/2018 12:18 PM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)

    Young Skal is a wonderful opportunity for professional development in the hospitality industry, especially in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Tampa Bay Skal Club works to empower, support, and helps to develop the young professionals with the drive for growth and hunger for knowledge and networking. I was able to experience this first hand, having joined three years ago and actually partaking in running aspects of the Young Skal program for Tampa Bay.

    Personally, I’ve met intelligent and influential people in the industry who have given great insight. I was able to attend a national and two international congresses, learning about the industry in the USA and the North Americas, as well as meeting people involved in every facet of the industry all around the US, Canada, and Mexico. From these experiences I’ve been able to forge mentorships and friendships that will always thrive. I’ve gained industry friends who look forward to running into each other every year. We’re most excited for next year’s congress in Hawaii.

    Most recently this organization has benefitted me when I moved to Savannah to work as an assistant beverage manager at a hotel on the riverfront. I actually moved to work under a fellow Skalleague who I met three years ago at my first conference. Having forged a friendship, he knew my work ethic, my positive attributes, and the fact that I was looking to move from Florida. It’s exciting to gain a job out of a networking organization I’ve been so involved with. Moving forward I’m very excited for us to work to charter a Skal Savannah chapter here.

    Raisa B. Alstodt

    Assistant Beverage Manager, Bohemian Hotel- Savannah Riverfront 

    M.B.A. Candidate St. Leo University: Market Research and Social Media Analytics 

    National Volunteer, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority

    Director, Young SKAL President Tampa Bay 

    Semester at Sea Alumna Sp. '15

  • 05/31/2018 11:02 AM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)

     

     
     
                           


                                    

    President’s Corner May 2018

    Greetings fellow Skalleagues

    Mother’s Day- Father’s Day- Summer Vacations…lots of memory makers and shared social media special moments being made. And It’s our SKAL Tampa Bay colleagues and their businesses giving their utmost attention to the details that make these special moments just right. Peter Kreuziger and the team at Bon Appetit hosted a top-notch dinner- right down to the clouds blowing over just in time to enjoy a stunning sunset view. It is truly a treat to come to our dinner meetings- from the exquisite menus and venues to the company we keep. Thank you, Bon Apetit! (wanted to share the great picture of Peter- far right- at the restaurant.)  

                         

    June starts our Mid-Year Membership. What that means is that new members can just pay the one time initiation fee of $165.00 and $167.00 for Dues and then they will just pay as they attend each dinner at the member rate for the remainder of the year. Now is the time to invite your potential guests to join us for Derby Lane in June (WEDNESDAY, June 13) and for our membership drive event in July at Top Golf (no golf experience required!) Please let Steven know if you are interested in using the shuttle from Pinellas to Top Golf offered by Michele O’Hara and Carey Limos- departure will be in the Seminole area and additional stops may be added as needed. Cost is only $10.00 per person round-trip to give to the driver.

    If you mentioned that you were interested in joining the board and you have not heard from me, please email Colette at crworld@live.com. We’re happy to have you join us!

    Our Annual Salute to Tourism November event is around the corner. Our goal is to promote SKAL as a leader in the Travel and Tourism Industry through an experience that excites the senses, creating a premier industry event for the Tampa Bay Area. We are looking for your nominations for both member and non (future!) members. Criteria for consideration is as follows:

    Non-Member Honoree

    • Person who is a recognizable active force in the tourism industry (either local or national)
    • Person who has attended SKAL events or worked with SKAL to promote the Tourism Industry
    • Person who is a leader of an organization that is active in promoting travel and tourism.

    Member Honoree

    • Member who has been an active member of SKAL, involved in recruitment or other SKAL programs
    • Leader of an organization that is active in promoting travel and tourism.
    • Displays the true characteristics of SKAL by promoting friendship, support, and development of future leaders in the travel and tourism industry

    Please send your nominations to KAlspaw@ClearwaterFlorida.org.

    See you at Derby Lane!

    Colette                                                              

     

     

                                     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                         

     

     

                                                                  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                           

     

     

     

     

                     
                           
                     
    Derby Lane
       
          
      Board of Directors Meeting: 4:30 PM
       Registration/Reception: 6:00 PM
    Dinner: 7:00 PM
    Suggested Dress: Casual Attire
        FREE PARKING ON SITE  
      Special Chef's Menu:
     
    Hors D’oeuvres
    Shrimp cocktail with Tequila Cocktail Sauce
     Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
     Pork & Vegetable Egg Rolls

     Salad

    Sante Fe Chopped Salad with mixed greens, grilled corn, peppers, tomatoes, black beans, cheese, red cabbage,tortilla strips w/a cilantro lime ranch dressing 

    Dinner Buffet

    Roast Prime Rib w/Aus Jus

     Chicken Piccata w/Linguini

     Loaded Mashed Potatoes

     Fresh Green Bean & Wild Mushroom Medley

    Desserts

    Assorted Mini Cakes

    Baked Apple Crisp w/Whipped Cream 

      Extra Raffle Items:
        
               $100.00 Gift Certificate to Derby Lane          
     Case of Beer from T-Pepins
            Two VIP Passes for Red Roof Inns Nationwide         
              
     
    If paying by credit card, please do so online
    If paying by check please mail to:
    Skal
    c/o Steven Rodriguez
    14280 Passage Way
    Seminole, FL 33776
     
                 
        

    Derby Lane

     10490 Gandy Blvd N
      St Petersburg,  FL 33702
        (727) 
    812-3339
                                
                                                    
                      
                                                                            
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    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. We will be mindful of any time sensitive or restricted items but please try to put an expiration date of at least July 31, 2019 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.                        

     
                                        

     

     

                           

     

     

     

                           

     

                           

     

                           

     

                           

     

     
     
                        

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     








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  • 04/27/2018 11:01 AM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)

     

     
     
                           


                                    

    President’s Corner April 2018

    Greetings fellow Skalleagues

    Young SKAL and the Epicurean... now that is Skal Tampa Bay at its finest! It was great to see so many of our members at our April dinner. We raised $2,800.00 to support our young Skalleagues by offering discounted meals and membership costs and covering travel expenses for our annual North American Skal Congress to our rising tourism industry stars. It's symbiotic- young Skals connect with elite high-level tourism executives, while our "experienced" executives are refreshed by these forward thinking future executives.

    Be sure to invite your qualified guests to our May dinner hosted at Bon Appetit on Monday, May 14, and if they can't make that meeting, we have more exciting events around the corner!

    On a personal and sad note I said goodbye to my father, Claude, on April 24. He was my number one fan and our family will miss him dearly. He was surrounded by our family and we know he is with my mother looking down on us. 

    Best Skal regards!                               

    Colette Florido 

     

     

                                                                                              

    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. We will be mindful of any time sensitive or restricted items but please try to put an expiration date of at least December 31, 2018 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                         

     

     

                                                                  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                           

     

     

     

     

                     

                           

     

        Board Meeting: 4:30 PM       

    Event Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm 

    Suggested Dress: Business Attire 

    Free Parking on site

     

      PERFECT FOR POST MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION WITH YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE

       

     

    Cocktail Reception with Passed Appetizers

    Strawberries with Danish Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Balsamic Drizzle

    Prosciutto with figs, Arugula and Truffle

    Lump Crab & Cucumber Canapies w/ Key Lime Dijonnaise

    Steak Tartar

    SALAD

    Salad of Oyster Mushrooms, Frise Belgian Endive and Heirloom

    Cherry Tomatoes, Bacon Belgium Vinaigrette Dressing

    French Bread Rolls & Sweet Butter

    Entree'

    Peppercorn Crusted Filet Mignon and Seared Diver Scallops

    Port Wine Mushroom Demi, Truffle Beur Blanc

    Prosciutto Wrapped Asparaus Spears

    Cali-flower Yukon Golden Mashed Potatoes

    Wine Pours with Dinner

    Dessert 

       

        Extra Raffle Items:

      $25.00 Gift Card for Bon Appetit 

     $25.00 Gift Card for Bon Appetit

       Half Day Fishing for 2 at Hubbard's Marina   

        Sunset Cruise for 2 at Dolphin Landings   

    Note: Our 50/50 raffle is cash only

      Bon Appetit 

           

      In the Heart of Dunedin
      Bon Appetit and Marina Cafe
     

          148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin FL 34698
     Phone: (727) 733-2151

    https://www.bonappetitrestaurant.com

               

                                                    

                      

                                                                            

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  • 03/23/2018 9:46 AM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)
     
     
                           


                                    

    President’s Corner March 2018

    Greetings fellow Skalleagues

    What a fantastic evening we had The Club at Treasure Island! Celebrating on International Women’s Day was a good reminder at how our club has grown out of the “good ol’ boy club” and into a diverse membership with an impressive influence in the Tampa Bay tourism industry.

    Congratulations to Hoyt Hamilton and Palm Pavilion for winning Best Beach Bar, Best Sunset Spot and Best Grouper in the Best of St. Pete/Clearwater Winners.

    Be sure to invite a guest to join you for our upcoming Young SKAL fundraising dinner on April 9 at the Epicurean Hotel. There is still time to donate a gift basket or certificate- we have lots of fun things to bid on for the silent auction. If you would like to donate an auction item, please email Raisa Alstodt at ralstodt@gmail.com or Steven at Steven@OurCondo.com

    Best Skal regards!                               

    Colette Florido 

     

     

                                                                                              

    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. We will be mindful of any time sensitive or restricted items but please try to put an expiration date of at least December 31, 2018 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                         

     

     

                                                                  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                           

     

     

     

     

                     
                     
                     
                           
    Epicurean Hotel
         

     Event Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm  
    Suggested Dress: Business Attire 
       
    PARKING IS VALET ONLY - $5.00 
     
           
      Special Features: 
    Board Meeting will be in the Meritage Private Dining Room
        Cocktail Reception and Dinner will be served in the Grand Cru Ballroom 

    Extra Raffle Items:
        
    YOUNG SKAL FUNDRAISER AUCTION 
    Note: Our 50/50 raffle is cash only

           
    Epicurean Hotel
         Recipient of    
        
    1207 S Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33606
    Phone: 813-999-8700
                      
     
                    
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  • 02/27/2018 11:08 AM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)
     
     
                           


                                    

    President’s Corner February 2018

    Greetings fellow Skalleagues

    I'm certain that we have all been in an experience that may have missed the mark. What makes the difference isn't the experience itself but how it’s handled afterward. Following the outstanding dinner hosted by George Bentley and his team at the Tradewinds is no easy act to follow. When Le Meridien did not hit the mark, we spoke with management and I'm pleased to share that they were quick to respond and acknowledge their missteps. They made things right by offering a lower cost which we are using to offer a partial credit towards our February guests' future dinner and our November Salute to Tourism guests. That’s the professional way! We do appreciate that they hosted our group.

    Young SKAL needs your help! Please let Raisa know that you will be providing a silent auction item, basket, or monetary donation by March 30th by emailing her ralstodt@gmail.com. We’re looking forward to the April 9th fundraiser dinner at the Epicurean!

    On a sad note, we send our condolences to Tampa Bay SKAL member, Lisa Faller with FKQ Advertising who’s father passed away. We also lost longtime member, Cedar Hames of Paradise Advertising.

    For those interested, SKAL USA shirts are available for you to purchase. Here is the link to the web page with a negotiated price of $39.99. https://theflagshirt.com/collections/skal-freedom-polo-shirts 

    See you and your invited guests at our upcoming dinner at The Club at Treasure Island on Thursday, March 8! 

    Best Skal regards!

    Colette Florido 

     

     

                                                                                              

    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. We will be mindful of any time sensitive or restricted items but please try to put an expiration date of at least December 31, 2018 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                         

     

     

                                                                  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                           

     

     

     

     

                     

                     

                     

    The Club at Treasure Island

        

    THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018

                               

      Board of Directors Meeting: 4:30 PM

                               Registration/Reception: 6:00 PM                          Dinner: 7:00 PM  

         Suggested Dress: Business Attire

             FREE PARKING ON SITE  

                             

        Special Chef's Menu:

     

          Cocktail Reception 

          Arancini Kimchi Sauce  

           Soft Tofu, Arborio Rice  

                              Cooked in Dashi                       

                                                    

        Gochujang Bouillabaisse

      Korean Chili Paste Broth

                              Hog Fish, Clams & Mussels                       

                                                   

    Surf and Turf

    Moroccan Spiced Lamb Loin

                            Cauliflower, Curried Puree, Dried Fruit                       

                          Pan Seared Sea Scallops                       

                           Shitake Tempura, Minted Green Pea Puree                       

                            Trio of Desserts                       

                            

                                 Extra Raffle Items                           

        VIP Weekend Pass for The Club at Treasure Island    

                    Busch Gardens Wine and Food Festival Tickets               

      Paddle Boat Tours Gift Certificates

        

    If paying by credit card, please do so online

    If paying by check please mail to:

    Skal

    c/o Steven Rodriguez

    14280 Passage Way

    Seminole, FL 33776

     

            

        

    The Club at Treasure Island

       1160 Treasure Island Causeway

    Treasure Island,  FL 33767
    (727) 
    367-4511

     www.TheClubTI.com

     

     

                    

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  • 01/31/2018 10:13 AM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)

     

     
     
                           


                                    

    President’s Corner January 2018

    Greetings fellow Skalleagues

    I hope everyone is off to a great start this year, with just the right amount of busy.

    What an outstanding Installation dinner we had at Tradewinds. Thank you to George Bentley and his team for a memorable dinner experience.

    We look forward to having our new board gather to begin setting our goals for new and exciting things to come this year, while carrying on the most successful traditions of our SKAL chapter.

    Our February dinner will be a relaxing get together at LeMeridian on February 12, 2018 and we hope to see you there.

    Best Skal regards!

    Colette Florido

     

     

     

     

                                                                                              

    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. We will be mindful of any time sensitive or restricted items but please try to put an expiration date of at least December 31, 2018 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                         

     

     

                                                                  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                           

     

     

     

     

                     

                     

                     

    Le Meridien 

     

     

        Board Meeting at 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Registration and Reception -  6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Dinner and Program - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

     

    Suggested Dress: Business Attire

              

          Feta Bruschetta During Reception

          (2) Drink Tickets Per Person- Beer and Wine Only

     

         House Salad

          Chef’s Choice Plated Chicken Entrée

         with Appropriate Accompaniments

          Macaroons as Dessert Option

                                       

          

    Extra Raffle Items:

     

      2 days/ 1 Night Stay in 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo at Sunset Vistas 

    1/2 Day Fishing Excursion for Two from Hubbard's Marina

        CR Release Topical CBD Spray Gift from Beyond Belief Tours   

    Note: Our 50/50 raffle is cash only

             

     

    PLEASE NOTE:

    If paying by credit card, please do so online

    If paying by check please mail to:

    Skal

    c/o Steven Rodriguez

    14280 Passage Way

    Seminole, FL 33776

           

     

          

       

    Le Meridien Hotel - Tampa 

    601 N. Florida Ave. Tampa FL 33602

    813-221-9555

     

                    

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  • 12/27/2017 9:40 AM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)

     

     
     
                           


                                    

    President’s Corner December 2017

    If by any chance you were not in the holiday spirit prior to our Holiday event at T-Pepins, I am sure that changed radically once the evening was over. Many thanks to Andy Brouillard, Puff and Stuff Catering and all the Skal members who assisted on setting the perfect stage for a great evening and a new record for our wine pull and auction. On behalf of your Board members, we hope your holidays have been equal parts merry and relaxing.

    As we ready ourselves for 2018, please be aware that in order to RSVP for January’s installation dinner at TradeWinds, your 2018 membership dues must be completed first. Please reach out to Steven on updates if you are travelling and let him know when to expect payment so we can set our member roster for 2018.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the TradeWinds Resort on Thu. 1/11/18!

    Best Skal regards!

    George Bentley

     

                                                                                                         

                                

    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, 2018 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 items

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                         

     

     

                                                                  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                           

     

     

     

     

                     

     

    Tradewinds Island Resorts

          

            

           

       Registration/Reception: 6:30PM  

    Dinner: 7:30 PM  

       Suggested Dress: Formal Optional

     

         BRING SPOUSE OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER         

               

    FREE PARKING ON SITE  

          

      Special Chef's Menu:

    Reception:

    Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres to Include:

    Smoked Salmon Mousse on Toasted Brioche with American Caviar

    Boursin Stuffed Strawberries

    Fried Kimono Shrimp, Screaming Rooster Aioli

    Maytag Beef Wellington

    Dinner:

    Boston Bibb Lettuce

    Spiced Almonds | Ruby Red Grapefruit |Greek Feta | Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

    ***

    Braised Short Rib with Cheese Ravioli
    Roasted Root Vegetables | Sautéed Mushrooms |Carrot Risotto | Barolo Jus

    Warm Rolls and Butter

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    Dark Chocolate Truffle Torte |Chantilly | Caramel | Walnuts

    Coffee Service 

    Self-Parking is FREE; Valet is $4  

     

      SPECIAL FEATURES:

       Installation of Officers and New Board of Directors 2018    

           

      Extra Raffle Items:

    2 Days/1 Night Stay at Tradewinds Island Resorts

    Brunch for Two at Palm Court

    Dolphin Cruise or Sail for Two from Dolphin's Landing

                

    Note: Our 50/50 raffle is cash only  

     

    PLEASE NOTE:

    If paying by credit card, please do so online

    If paying by check please mail to:

    Skal

    c/o Steven Rodriguez

    14280 Passage Way

    Seminole, FL 33776

     

            

                  

      Tradewinds Island Resorts

        5500 Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach, FL 33706
    (727) 367-6461
      

      www.TradewindsResort.com




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  • 11/30/2017 10:08 AM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)

     

     
     
                           


                                    

    President’s Corner November 2017

    Our November Salute to Tourism event at the Tampa Convention Center was a huge success with over 70 guests and excellent reviews on the format, service, food and beverage offerings. I believe we have a model we can sustain for the next few years as we have many worthy individuals in our area and club to honor. Many thanks to Rick Hamilton, Eric Blanc, and Doug Horn for making it happen.  Thank you and congratulations again to our first time honorees….George Hoch, Dan Peretz, Rick Hamilton as well as David Downing, Santiago Corrada and Ken Lawson.

    Next up will be our December meeting at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre on Mon. 12/18 where we do our annual auction and wine pull. This evening is one of our favorites (with guests and spouses also) as you would have to work real hard to go home empty handed! Also, we will be presenting our board of directors roster for 2018 at the meeting. Thank you in advance for the board members past and present who continue to contribute their time to making our club successful. Special thanks to Steven Rodriguez, our Executive Secretary, who….like all past presidents before me said….is the fuel in our engine! We would get nowhere without him.

    A big shout out to Hoyt Hamilton (Past President) who is the proud owner of a new hip socket just in time for the holidays. Seriously, we hope all is well and we see you again at our meetings very soon!

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the TPepin Hospitality Centre on 12/18!

    Best Skal regards!

    George Bentley

     

                                                                                                         

                                

    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, 2018 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 items

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                         

     

     

                                                                  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                           

     

     

     

     

                     
     
    TPepin&#39;s Hospitality Centre
       
     
     
        BRING YOUR SPOUSE OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER
    Event Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 
    Suggested Dress: Holiday Attire 
       Holiday Party and Fundraiser
        Silent Auction and Wine Pull 
      PARKING IS FREE ON SITE
     
          
    SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT throughout the evening
    and Holiday Photo Opportunities
     
      Special Chef's Menu:
            
     CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED
     
         

    Great Silent Auction items to choose from including, TPepin's Hospitality Centre Event Space, Med Spa Beauty Party for 4, Florida Keys Escape, Orlando Hotel/Attraction Packages, Spa Days, Golf Excursions and

    MUCH, MUCH MORE!!  

      
                    
     
    PLEASE NOTE:
    If paying by credit card, please do so online
    If paying by check please mail to:
    Skal
    c/o Steven Rodriguez
    14280 Passage Way
    Seminole, FL 33776
     
       
     
          

    TPepin's Hospitality Centre

        4121 North 50th Street, Tampa, FL 33610
    (813) 367-0040



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  • 10/25/2017 1:01 PM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)

     

     
     
                           


                                    

    President’s Corner October 2017

    Our October meeting at Aqua Prime last week was an excellentculinary experience. Chef Jason and staff did a great job and I hope everyone had an opportunity to scan their newmenu rollout….many reasons to return!

    Congratulations again to newly pinned members Doug Horn(Tampa Convention Center) and Stephanie Thompson (booking.com)…welcome to ourClub!

    As I mentioned last week, it was announced that the SKALWorld Congress will take place on the new Royal Caribbean international OasisClass ship, Symphony of the Seas, whichwill sail from September 14-21, 2019. SKAL Miami is the host club and we willbe pushing out more information as they wrap up the registration details. Trulya unique platform which could become the largest cruise based congress ever. Veryexciting for all US based clubs and a needed economic boost for South Floridaand the Caribbean.

    The next 2 months are very busy for our chapter. Coming upMon. 11/13 is our Salute to Tourism at the Tampa Convention Center where wewill recognize (6) local hospitality professionals for their dedication to thearea’s tourism efforts. Please RSVP promptly and guests are encouraged. Next upwill be our December meeting at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre on Mon. 12/18 wherewe do our annual auction and wine pull. This evening is one of our favorites(with guests and spouses also) as you would have to work real hard to go homeempty handed!

    Time is winding down to collect donated wine for ourDecember event. Please reach out to me if a pickup is needed or you can bringto November’s meeting and we will handle after the evening concludes. We preferto have it on hand prior to our December event.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Tampa ConventionCenter on 11/13!

     

    Best Skal regards!

    George Bentley

                                                                                                          

                                

    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, 2018 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 items

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                         

     

     

                                                                  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                           

     

     

     

     

                     
     
    Tampa Convention Center
       
     
    Board Meeting - 4:30 PM 
    Event Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm 
    Suggested Dress: Business Attire 
     
      PARKING GARAGE OR METERED STREET PARKING
     
     
        2017 HONOREES:
             
          Ken Lawson - Visit Florida
        Santiago Corrada - Visit Tampa Bay
       David Downing - Visit St Pete/ Clearwater
        George Hoch - Sunset Vistas/ Provident
        Rick Hamilton - Tampa Convention Center
         Captain Dan Peretz - Dolphin Landings 

       

       
       2017 Salute to Tourism
              
     View Special Video Invitation from our President:
     Click Here:

     

    Passed Hors D’oeuvres

    Arroz Con Pollo Arancini/Braised Chicken/Yellow Rice/Spicy Pea Puree

    Piccadillo empanadas/golden raison compote

    Stations

    Traditional Paella

    Valencia rice/ saffron/ black grouper/roasted tomato/ roasted Peppers/slow cooked chicken

    Deviled Crab Croquettes

    Jumbo Lump Crab Meat/Roasted Lemon/Smoked Paprika/Cuban Panko Crumbs

    Roasted Beet Salad

    Roasted Beet Salad Station/Endive/Frisee/Citrus Vinaigrette/Shaved Blue Cheese/Candied Pecans

    Himalayan Salt Crusted Sirloin

    Turnip/ pickled radish/ fried kale chimichurri

    Finishing Touch

    Key Lime Shooters

    Key Lime Curd/Graham Cracker Crust/Meyer Lemon Whipped Cream

    Plant City Short Cake

    White Balsamic Syrup/Candied Almond Crunch/Chervil Anglaise

     

     

    Extra Raffle Items:
     
    Tickets to Christmas Town - Busch Gardens  
    Brunch for Two at Belleair Country Club
     Sail or Dolphin Watch for 2 - Dolphin Landings 
     
    Note: Our 50/50 raffle is cash only
     
     
     
    PLEASE NOTE:
    If paying by credit card, please do so online
    If paying by check please mail to:
    Skal
    c/o Steven Rodriguez
    14280 Passage Way
    Seminole, FL 33776
     
       
     
          

    Tampa Convention Center

     333 S Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
    (813) 274-8511



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