Skål UK Newsletter - March/April 2014

Skål UK Newsletter - March/April 2014

Skål UK Newsletter – March/April 2014

I am back in Spain after a great few days in Montreux. It was my first visit to Switzerland and I was astounded by the beauty everywhere. I was with fellow Skålleague Cara Stewart-Clarke so we contacted Montreux Skål Club to see if we could meet. They were too busy so that didn’t happen - I am sure we would have given them a better welcome in the UK!

There have many interesting club events over the past couple of months – a report for the next newsletter would be much appreciated!

See you at the National

Regards and Skål


200 Club 2014-15

If you haven’t bought them before now is your chance to join our very own Skål Lottery!!  This is drawn once a month and half of the money raised by ticket sales will go back to YOU in prizes!  You have to be in it to win it.  So just for ₤12 per ticket there is not only excitement and anticipation each month but you will be helping your National Executive in keeping your subscriptions as low as possible.

You can buy shares for your self or Treasuers, you can buy them for your club. One form fits all! The first draw will take place at the National in London on 25th April 2014.  In excess of 200 tickets were sold last year – let us see if we can support John Bright in his efforts and exceed that figure.  Here is the form to download. Do it today and post to John with your cheque.

A Message from Brian Dunn (SI London)

I'm looking forward to participate in this year’s London Marathon on the 13 of April. As always I will be running to raise money to support the Prostate Cancer Research Centre’s important work. My goal is to raise at least £4,000 to help beating Cancer. I'm writing to ask for your support as a sponsor, Run with me to help raise money for this important cause or just make a small donation.

Please contact me on email:

Thanks for your support

Brian Dunn

200 Club Winners - March

The 200 CLUB was drawn by Oxford at their Founders & Past Presidents Dinner – and all the winners came from Southampton!!

  1. Geoff Bingham
  2. Shirley Winn
  3. Clive Guy

National Assembly 2014

A reminder to you all about our National hosted by our London Club at the Tower Hotel 25/26 April 2014. It is not too late to make arrangements to join in what will be an excellent event. For full information go to and click on “events.” Booking on line with a credit card is an easy and quick way to make your reservations.

Diary Time - Club News & Events

BRIGHTON club are hosting their Presidents Night on 18th October 2014. This event held at Cooden Beach Hotel is always a good evening of Skal amicale. It is too early for the menus and room rates but not too early to put the date in your diaries. It is in mine!

LONDON club report the London Confex Networking meeting held in Olympia earlier this month was very successful for Skål London. There are four people currently being “nurtured” into membership Just the news we need at the moment.

NORTHERN IRELAND´S 60th Anniversary Lunch is due to take place on Friday 20th June 2014. This event is likely to be one of the highlights of the Travel, Hospitality and Tourism programme in 2014. It will see visits from the International President as well as officers from UK and Ireland and will represent the past, present and future of the travel and hospitality trades in Northern Ireland. Keep an eye out here! (I went to the 50th Anniversary lunch!)

OXFORD have organised a very exciting VISIT TO THE BEEB - TOUR of BROADCASTING HOUSE LONDON ...and it's already full with guests from Brighton and London joining.