TORONTO — The Skal Toronto Club has a new board for 2020.
The club held its AGM earlier this month at Toronto’s Lambton Golf and Country Club, where the new board was announced.
Susan Webb holds the role of President of the club for the second year.
The executive of the club are: Richard Smart, Treasurer; Kimberly Hartley, Secretary; Pierre LePage and Sohail Saaed, Skal Canada representatives; Joanne Gellatly, Young Skal; David McClung, Membership Chair; Stephen Fine and Kim Clarke, Auditors.
Past president and webmaster is Fred Azouz. Mike Hannah is executive treasurer and Rose Bilak is the club’s executive secretary.
Highlights from the AGM included Skal Toronto Club’s donation to the Daily Bread Food Bank following a successful golf tournament and Christmas Gala auction. Financially the club is in good shape.
Eight new members joined the club in 2019. In 2020 the Skal Toronto Club will be focusing on increasing membership, creating value for their members and planning effective, fun networking events. Speakers will be planned for most meetings. A membership incentive program (MIP) was launched giving members financial incentives for introducing new member to the Skal Club.
The next meeting will be held at the Old Mill on March 24. A joint meeting with Skal Hamilton Niagara and Skal Toronto North is planned at the Mississauga Golf Club on April 21 and lunch is confirmed at the Boulevard Club on May 26. Meanwhile the golf tournament is being finalized for August.
President Susan Webb recognized Kimberly Hartley as the Skal Toronto Club member of the year, honoured “for her passion and continued support to the club and especially her management of the successful Skal Toronto golf tournament co-hosted by Skal Toronto North.”
More details about Skal Toronto membership can be found at torontoskal.org. Membership is exclusively for senior management of tourism, hospitality and travel companies. The Young Skal program is aimed at young professionals in the tourism hospitality industry.
Skal was founded in 1934 and is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. It has more than 15,053 members, entailing the industry’s managers and executives, meeting at local, national, regional and international levels to do business among friends throughout more than 365 Skal Clubs in 101 countries.