Dear Fellow Skål USA Members,
The tremendous success of our NASC Congress in Boise was followed by a very successful NCM in North Little Rock. Our entire board thanks SI Arkansas for their warm hospitality and hard work to make this NCM such a success. In particular we want to thank Karen Trevino, Bob Major, and Chuck Magill.
Our new SkalUSA.com website was presented to delegates at the NCM by Burcin Turkkan, and will be rolled out soon. Our third and fourth press releases went out recently, and our exposure exceeded expectations. The press releases covered the NCM and visits to USTA, AHLA, ASTA, and other NGOs by Tim Hemphill, Steve Richer, James Enright and I. Thank you to Burcin, Kathy Hernandez and their entire committee for all of their hard work on our new website and the releases.
October 15 is the deadline for clubs to submit their nominations for Skål USA officers. Candidates must submit both a Skål and a professional resume to our Skål USA Administrators. In addition to President, VP Administration, and VP Finance, the new Skål USA positions are VP of Membership, two Directors of Membership, and a Website/Communications/Public Relations Director. All positions will be elected nationally. Next year I hope each executive committee member will form a standing committee of 8-10 members with at least one member from every club being on a committee. We need your expertise and in doing so could develop candidates for Skål USA Executive Committee leadership succession. Click here to learn how you can help take our organization into the future.
If you have not yet registered for the Skål International World Congress in beautiful Monaco, early registration has been extended until October 15. Click here for more information and to register. We hope each club will send a voting delegate to vote for the SI President, SI Executive Committee, and other important proposals. You can download the Skål Club app on your handheld device for links to World Congress information and other Skål International and USA sites.
Warmest regards and Skål!
John N. Mavros