Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Monday of each month with the exception of July and August. July is typically our annual golf outing and August is our Region IV Summer Congress, hosted each year by a different club in Region IV (Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Puerto Rico, Raleigh-Durham, St. Thomas USVI, Tampa Bay, Charlotte). Our club has two special-event meetings every year; one of which is our Installation and Past President Recognition Dinner and the other is our Annual Holiday Party/Wine Pull and Auction.
Membership in Skål is open to qualified persons in a senior or executive position in the travel and tourism industry. Prospective members are sponsored by a current Skål member and are officially inducted after attending two meetings. The one-time initiation fee is $165.00. Yearly fees are $500.00 which includes membership dues and all meals.
If you are in the Tampa Bay area in a managerial position with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in travel or tourism, please consider joining us at an upcoming event.
For us it means foremost FRIENDSHIP but there is an explanation why our founders picked this word:
Again, the flight our founders took and met was a flight to Stockholm. The word Skål comes from Scandinavia and has a long tradition. The "Skål", a bowl with a welcome drink, was offered to
visitors when they entered the home. One would say Skål is a sign of friendship! The letters of the word SKÅL mean:
- Sundhet (Health) Kärlek (Love) Ålder (Long Life) Lycka (Luck)
"To fellow Skålleagues everywhere - Happiness; Good Health; Friendship; Long Life; SKÅL!"