October Newsletter

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 
    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


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
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

Tampa Convention Center

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

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