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September Letter from Carol Eaves, President of Skal International Tampa Bay

09/25/2013 12:59 PM | Deleted user
Greetings fellow Skalleagues!

WOW – did we not have a great time at the Hotel Indigo? Again we thank George Glover and his staff for a fun and entertaining time.  In between all the fun and good food, we welcomed  Stephen Cummings and Jim Caul from the Loews Don CeSar Resort as the two newest members of SKÅL Tampa Bay.  Glad to have you aboard!!!!

In just over a week and a half, our Vice President, Dan Peretz, will set sail from New York with Skalleagues from all over the world as our club representative at the SKÅL International World Congress.  I know that Capt. Dan will return with a new found knowledge and insight that will benefit our club in the future.   Have fun, Dan!

In continuing with the topic of World Congress and also our SIUSA annual meeting, these two meetings are the real challenge of not only our club, but all clubs.  We struggle to find the best way to finance this responsibility, represent our club and vote on issues which face the SKÅL International organization and its world-wide clubs. The expenditures required to attend these events average between $2,000 and $3,000 for each meeting. 

Our board has been seeking additional sources of revenue, other than a local dues increases – so we're turning to you, the members, to support and participate in the upcoming fundraising events:      

The WINE PULL (very popular from last year) will take place at our November 11th meeting at Splitsville.  Please donate a bottle of wine and if you have connections as hoteliers or restaurants, ask your liquor purveyors to donate a case of wine. 

SILENT AUCTION will be held during our holiday party onDecember 8th at the Tradewinds Island Resort. Please donate, or ask your contacts, any type of item or service which can be in our silent auction.  Get creative - how about a car wash or massage or pet sitting service – things we all use!! 

See you next month on board the Yacht Starship for an exciting Oktoberfest cruise hosted by Troy Manthey.

Yours in SKÅL,


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