This page consists of images and information collected from various sources but many of the important photographic contributions come from a personal collection created by former Skål member Charlie Martin presented to our 2012 chapter President Paul Kastner by Mr. Martin’s daughter and now in the care of your 2015 secretary Keith Hyatt. I extend my personal thanks to the Martin family and Past President Kastner for making it possible for me to scan and share a bit of our history. If you have written, oral or photographic history of our chapter or any Skål chapter that you are willing to share, reach out to me. I would also like to extend a personal thanks to the official Skål International Archivist for his contributions.

With each grain of sand that passes through the hourglass of time our story and our clubs history grows and evolves. My hope is that while this page remains a work in progress, you begin to understand more about our chapter of Skål.


Founding Fathers: Charter members of N.Y. Skå Club, Show at first meeting on April 1, 1938. (Affiliations are as of that date.) First Row: Maxime Meisell, French Railways; Bill Mcgrath, Anchor Line; Carl Estabrooke, Thomas Cook, First President; Chas. Fisher, Pickford's Travel; Ed Tietze, Raymond Whitcomb. Middle Row: H. Leipoldt, German Tourist Office; Chris Mohn, Norwegian Shipping; Russel Grant, N.Y. Centrail R.R.; Godfrey Macdonald, Grace Line; Stephen Goerl, Stephen Goerl Assoc.; Leon Morrier, United Air Lines.  Top Row: Birger Nordholm, Swedish Tourist Office; Stanley Bliss, American Express; Paul Bewshea, B.O.A.C.; Jos. Tieri, C.I.T.; Chas. Humbert, Humbert Travel; Krute Olsen, Norwegian Railway; Dick Lounsbury, Pan American Airways.

Founding Fathers: Charter members of N.Y. Skå Club, Show at first meeting on April 1, 1938. (Affiliations are as of that date.)
First Row: Maxime Meisell, French Railways; Bill Mcgrath, Anchor Line; Carl Estabrooke, Thomas Cook, First President; Chas. Fisher, Pickford’s Travel; Ed Tietze, Raymond Whitcomb.
Middle Row: H. Leipoldt, German Tourist Office; Chris Mohn, Norwegian Shipping; Russel Grant, N.Y. Centrail R.R.; Godfrey Macdonald, Grace Line; Stephen Goerl, Stephen Goerl Assoc.; Leon Morrier, United Air Lines.
Top Row: Birger Nordholm, Swedish Tourist Office; Stanley Bliss, American Express; Paul Bewshea, B.O.A.C.; Jos. Tieri, C.I.T.; Chas. Humbert, Humbert Travel; Krute Olsen, Norwegian Railway; Dick Lounsbury, Pan American Airways.

 

50th Anniversary Club History - P1

50th Anniversary Club History - P2

 

.NY SKAL 10th Anniversary 1948

 

 

Left to Right: 1958: Henry E. Pillichody; 1957: Kenneth F. Gautier; 1955: Leon C. Morrier; 1952: Charles R. Van Horn; 1953: Thomas L. Williamson; 1947: James N. Findlay; 1950: George Hanson; 1948: Ivan Bullot; 1946: Cornelius M. de Jong; 1940 & 1943: Godfrey Macdonald; 1959: Thaddeus Hyatt

Left to Right: 1958: Henry E. Pillichody; 1957: Kenneth F. Gautier; 1955: Leon C. Morrier; 1952: Charles R. Van Horn; 1953: Thomas L. Williamson; 1947: James N. Findlay; 1950: George Hanson; 1948: Ivan Bullot; 1946: Cornelius M. de Jong; 1940 & 1943: Godfrey Macdonald; 1959: Thaddeus Hyatt

 

 

 

Taken: March 23, 1989 at the Pierre Hotel Left to Right: Dick Lowenstein, Jack Candy, Mike Perez, Ed Nelowet, Al Koaletta [President], Ronald Dillon, [VP], Steve Wakeman [Treasurer], Dave Landuyt, Charlie Powers [Assistant Secretary/Treasurer]

Taken: March 23, 1989 at the Pierre Hotel
Left to Right: Dick Lowenstein, Jack Candy, Mike Perez, Ed Nelowet, Al Koaletta [President], Ronald Dillon, [VP], Steve Wakeman [Treasurer], Dave Landuyt, Charlie Powers [Assistant Secretary/Treasurer]

1955-11-17 New York. XVI Cº Internacional, Cena de Clausura

1955-11-17 New York. XVI Cº Internacional, Cena de Clausura

 

1955-11-17 New York. XVI Cº Internacional, Cena de Clausura

1955-11-17 New York. XVI Cº Internacional, Cena de Clausura

 

 

 


Skål International New York
Presidents from 1938 to 2017

1938 – Carl B. Estabrooke
1938 – W.F. McGrath
1939 – John F. Brennan
1940 – Godfrey MacDonald
1941 – R. Harold Pusch
1942 – John B. Walker
1943 – Godfrey Macdonald [*was SI President 1959-1960]
1944 – J. Russell Grant
1945 – James J. Mariner
1946 – Cornelius M. Dejong
1947 – James N. Findlay
1948 – Ivan Bullot [*was SI President 1955-1956 WC was at Commodore hotel in NY]
1949 – Thomas D. Slattery
1950 – George E. Hanson
1951 – Charles R. Speers
1952 – Charles R. Vanhorn
1953 – Thomas L. Williamson [*was SI President 1962-1963]
1954 – Max B. Allen
1955 – Leon C. Morrier
1956 – M.R. Kielgas
1957 – Kenneth F. Gautier
1958 – Henry E. Pillichody
1959 – Thaddeus Hyatt
1960 – Henry F. Good
1961 – Donald P. Rooney
1962 – Gustave L. Bowen
1963 – Warren F. West
1964 – Alfred F. Schmeiss
1965 – Roy B. Thorpe
1966 – Edgar A. Harding
1967 – William H. McConnell
1968 – Martin J. Winsch
1969 – Joseph A. Marchini
1970 – Jack H. Candy
1971 – Paul W. Harris
1972 – Joseph L. Granquist
1973 – John W. Stanton
1974 – Robert W. Coggin
1975 – Harry E.C. Kidd
1976 – William H. Barnett
1977 – William J. Armstrong
1978 – E. Wallace Lawrence
1979 – Joseph T. Neary
1980 – Joseph Kennedy
1981 – A. Malcolm Whilde
1982 – James P. Hyatt
1983 – F. Paul Weiss
1984 – Charles Power
1985 – Homer E. Tomlinson
1986 – Paul C. Abramson
1987 – Fred Roche
1988 – Hamilton Williams
1989 – Alfred J. Kaletta
1990 – Ronald Dillon
1991 – Edward J. Nelowet
1992 – Stephen A. Wakeman
1993 – Charles W. Powers
1994 – David Landuyt
1995 – Robert Husain
1996 – Salvatore Vaccaro
1997 – Robert Elliot
1998 – Jeanne M. Dalton
1999 – Robert Neu
2000 – Susan Shapiro
2001 – Donald R. Reynolds
2002 – Blair Schupp
2003 – Clair F. Moore
2004 – Mona E. Miranda
2005 – Peter Rahaman
2006 – John Ruzich
2007 – Stuart Low
2008 – Peter Lintner
2009 – Juan Sepulveda
2010 – Jim Sorrell
2011 – Carolyn Feimster
2012 – Paul Kastner
2013 – Lisa Conway
2014 – Robert Aaron
2015 – Monica Spencer Ramos
2016 – Monica Spencer Ramos
2017 – Keith Hyatt