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Message From Our President

From: Tom White, President Skål International USA


RE: 74th Skål International World Congress


Congratulations are in order for the outstanding job done by both of you and the SI New York organizing committee and members of the club, all working together in making this first cruise/congress a great success. The event was flawless from embarkation to debarkation.


The opening ceremony was probably the best ever, and the way that the various countries flags were displayed by power point was a first and very well done. In addition to this being the first Skål International Congress on a ship, the venue allowed for several Skål clubs to participate at each of the ports of call - SI Boston, SI St. John’s (New Brunswick, Canada) and SI Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada). All congress attendees were able to enjoy each club’s various activities which was another first for a Skål World Congress.


The attention paid to organization and detail was evident in how you addressed issues arising prior to the cruise/congress and at all the various meetings and functions during the cruise/congress. There was true professionalism in every detail and every aspect of the event’s execution.


SI New York has been a leader in Skål for 75 years and just took that leadership a step further in taking on the challenge of hosting a World Congress at sea. I am sure that you have opened the door for future congresses to hold events in a similar format and to follow your excellent example.


Congratulations again to SI New York for being a leader in the Skål movement. Warmest regards and Skål.


Sincerely, Tom White President Skål International USA

News and Noteworthy

Our Friends at NYASTA and HSMAI NY are hosting their annual Summer events and we would love to show our support with a strong contingent from our club at both events! The HSMAI event is on August 12 and the NYASTA event is on July 24! 

For more information about the HSMAI Summer Bash and how to reserve your spot, please visit their website:
For information about the NYASTA Summer Festival on July 24, see the information below...

Exciting New Venue - Prestigious, Private Golf Club


Westchester Hills Golf and Country Club


401 Ridgeway, White Plains, New York 10605 - 914-948-5020


Golf Available – Tee off time beginning 11:15AM – 1:00PM


Cocktails/Hors D’ Oeuvres 6:00PM – 7:00PM


Sit Down Dinner and Dance 7:00PM – 10:30PM


Wine with Dinner


 For information call:


Barbara Colombo, CTC, 914-992-5535, Chairperson, or email barbara.colombo@protravelinc.com

Lucia Vasami 914-428-6604, Co-Chairperson 

Ralph Vasami 914-428-6604, President


Golf  - $200.00 per person (green fees & cart - plus caddy - required at $20 per person, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner & dancing (wine on table)


Dinner Package - $80.00 per person (cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, wine on table)


                                               Dress – resort elegant – no shorts in dining 

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Downtown Museum & Attraction Development Panel

4 Panel Discussion from 11am - 12noon with:
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Member Spotlight

The SKAL International  New York Congress Committee gives a special thanks to our New York SKAL Chapter member, The Bradford Group, a New York-based Marketing and PR company, for its PR support in promoting the 2013 Congress. www.bradfordglobalmarketing.com