September 2020 Newsletter

09/16/2020 11:07 AM | Steven Rodriguez (Administrator)

Greetings Fellow Skalleagues,

Thank you to Cameron O’Connell and Pat Robinson of ZooTampa at Lowry Park for hosting our September dinner. It was so enjoyable to walk around the spacious outdoor park, enjoying the animals and habitats and then dine in a responsible and socially distanced fashion in their lovely Reilly’s Reserve.

We were proud to be the first in person event following the COVID-19 pandemic and appreciate all the steps the team took to help us #GetWildSafely. If you have visitors and contacts looking for activities or event space, I would highly recommend reaching out to the team at ZooTampa.

I hope you found encouragement in the company of other industry partners during these trying times.  Many of you are experiencing indicators of success as we start to see the industry slowly recover.

Take heart - The World’s Largest Travel Platform, TripAdvisor, ranks both St. Pete Beach and Clearwater in the Top 10 US Destinations for Fall of 2020.

Our beautiful beaches, world-class arts and culture scene, exciting culinary options and more stand ready for our travel-ready guests to return and the signature hospitality of Tampa Bay will be here to welcome them. That is all thanks to you. 

In keeping with the plan for interactive socially-distanced events, we invite you to attend our October 12th event as Clearwater Marine Aquarium unveils their new meeting space and showcases their new dolphin complex that is home to Winter, Hope, PJ, Nick & Hemmingway. 

Having visited these spaces myself many times, you won’t want to miss this event that is guaranteed to go ‘swimmingly’!

Thank you to all who have donated for our upcoming Holiday Auction.  As a reminder, please continue to collect items and bring them to the October and November meeting as we prepare for another unforgettable holiday celebration.

Masks are required for this event.

You and any guests are invited and can register at:

and you can check out all of our past event photos at:  

Let’s continue to do what we do best in Hospitality - take care of our people!

Please take a moment to reach out to me and share how both you and your businesses are doing at this time – and my cell is 727-804-7292. 


Warm Wishes, 

Kristina Alspaw



Board of Directors Meeting: 4:30 PM 

   Registration/Reception: 6:00 PM  

Dinner: 7:00 PM  


Suggested Dress: Casual Attire





Cajun Beef Thumb Bites on Garlic Toast


Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Honey

BBQ Sauce

Fresh Fruit Frills

Fresh Cut Vegetables with our Spinach

and Water Chestnut Dip

Assorted Cheeses and Crackers


Fresh Chopped Salad with Creamy White Balsamic Dressing

Assorted Rolls, Breads and Butter 


Grilled Mahi topped with Jack Cheese and fresh Lime Pico Tex Mex Rice

Tender Chicken Francese in White Wine

Butter Sauce, Red Skin Smashed


Wine Pours at Dinner 


Assorted Bite Size Desserts,

Cheesecakes, Cookies etc...

Iced Tea, Sweet Tea, Water with Fresh

Mint and Coffee

   Extra Raffle Items:  

  Gift Basket from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

  Tour and Tasting at Aspirations Winery  

 Cruise for Two from Dolphin's Landing

Four Daily Passes with Jolley Trolley

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

    249 Winward Passage Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
    (727) 491-5795 

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 

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