February 2018 Newsletter

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




  Board of Directors Meeting: 4:30 PM

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

     Suggested Dress: Business Attire



    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:


c/o Steven Rodriguez

14280 Passage Way

Seminole, FL 33776




The Club at Treasure Island

   1160 Treasure Island Causeway

Treasure Island,  FL 33767





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