January 2017 Newsletter

01/20/2017 2:34 PM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)




President’s Corner January 2017

Greetings fellow Skalleagues!

2017 – Off and Running!

I would like to thank all members for their continuedsupport of our chapter and I am honored to be the President this year. My maingoal is to keep the momentum going, to visit and experience new venues andpossibly reacquaint ourselves with past venues that have served us well throughthe decades.

As George Hoch shared with me last year, our meetings aresort of a “reward” for our years in the hospitality/travel business and thatshould be the message when recruiting potential new members.  Funny enough, with the growth of our YoungSkal participants, I see that as another recruiting opportunity as many of usare looking for “the right stuff” for our respective businesses and these youngskalleagues have it….so feel free to add that to the list of reasons toparticipate monthly!

Special thanks to Hoyt Hamilton for his service as Presidentin 2016 and hosting our over the top successful December meeting…great way toend the year! I look forward to working with our board members (new andexisting) to create new memories in 2017. Please check the website often forupdates and announcements of our next meeting location in February and thespecial event/fundraiser in the works for Young Skal on Sun. 2/26/17.

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. 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.

































Embassy Suites Tampa



   Board of Directors Meeting: 4:30 PM 

   Registration/Reception: 6:00 PM  

Dinner: 7:00 PM  


Suggested Dress: Business Attire    



  Special Chef's Menu:



Spring Mix with Winter Pears and Pomegranates Topped with a Goat Cheese Croquette and Finished with a Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Artisan Rolls with Creamery Butter



Surf & Turf

Salmon Mousse Stuffed Sole Finished with a Lemongrass Sauce &

Petite Filet Mignon Demi-Glace

Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Baby Vegetables


Lemon Cake with Vanilla Infused Whipped Cream




   Extra Raffle Items:   

          3 Day/ 2 Night Stay at Embassy Suites       

  4 Busch Gardens Passes from Embassy Suites

            $50.0 Gift Certificate for The Sail Restaurant          

Note: Our 50/50 raffle is cash only


If paying by credit card, please do so online

If paying by check please mail to:


c/o Steven Rodriguez

14280 Passage Way

Seminole, FL 33776



Embassy Suites Tampa - USF/Near Busch Gardens

      3705 Spectrum Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612
   (813) 903-6623



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