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A Few Words from our President – June 2018

Hello fellow Skålleagues!

Well here we are at the Winter Solstice on June 21st, almost halfway through the year and what an active year we’re having here at Skål International Perth!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our Committee for their time, expertise and support in helping to organise a variety of Club functions to offer a real range of events to cater to our members.  From Sundowners to lunches and from formal networking activities to guest speakers, your efforts are greatly appreciated!  On top of this, the recent launch of Young Skål Professionals Perth has been a fabulous realization of our plans to work to ensure the continuity of our club in the years to come and we look forward to the continued support of our members in keeping this fledgling club relevant and of value to our newly inducted members.

Mid-year is a great time to reflect on how things are going in many parts of our lives, both professionally and personally.  I would encourage you to take a few minutes to review how you are utilizing your Skål membership year to date.  Have you attended our Club functions when you were able to?  Have you taken advantage of interstate or international functions of other clubs when travelling for work or leisure?  Are you engaged with Skål International Perth, Skål Australia and Skål International on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram?  Have you reached out to other members at the local, national or international levels?  I encourage you all to take strategic advantage of the amazing membership database you have access to through Skål to assist you both professionally or personally?  My honest believe is that Skålleagues all around Australia and the world are friends you just haven’t met yet and forming some firm friendships myself has made my involvement in Skål so much more rewarding in recent years.  Think of your Skål membership as a gym membership – you need to use it regularly to make the most of it!

Our July function would be a fabulous one for you to get along to if you can make it along on the 12th to celebrate Bastille Day (a couple of days early) at Fresch Restaurant at he Broadwater Resort in Como.  Come dressed in “French style” or wear your red, white and blue for a chance to win a $200 voucher for Bistro Guillaume at Crown Perth (courtesy of our sponsor, Atout France, the French Tourism Board).

Au revior and hope to see you there!

Yours in Skål,


Ali Banks