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A Few Words From Our President – February 2018

AGM – 15th February, 2018

Hello fellow Skalleagues!


Thanks to member Hilary Cobbett at the Metro Hotel Perth for hosting us for the 2018 AGM today.

On review of my first year as president of the Skål Club of Perth in 2017.  I must acknowledge that it’s been a year of learning, of seeking Member feedback, of trialing some new ideas to appeal to and engage our membership and above all, a year of great effort to grow and maintain our club.

My thanks go out to my committee for their time and efforts in working with me towards our shared vision of a club that is a true reflection of our local travel and tourism industry in its diversity and creativity.  Many hours have gone into creating fresh, new opportunities to bring members and guests together and to foster an environment within the club that welcomes new people and truly encourages “doing business among friends”.

As we move into 2018, we, your committee are looking to create great functions that encourage really strong networking opportunities and maximize the benefits for our Members and in turn, continue to grow our membership.  We need the support of all our members to do this and actively invite you all to consider inviting colleagues in your section of the industry who would add further diversity to our Club and enjoy the sense of comradery and the concept of “doing business among friends” to come along to a function with you with the aim of growing our club for the benefit of all our members.   It should be noted that in 2018, the rule of allowing “first time” Guests to “visit” the club at a maximum of 3 functions with a view to joining and becoming a Member will be closely adhered to as we believe there has been some abuse of this via the Guest RSVP system through TryBooking.

I encourage all Skålleagues to participate in the management of your club for your mutual benefit. I recommend you consider the opportunity to support the club by nominating for a place on the committee as with fresh ideas, come reinvigoration and a greater variety of benefits to the membership.



Ali Banks