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Skål International Townsville

Skål International Townsville generally meets on the last Friday of each month from February (the AGM) to October. The Club’s Christmas function is held in November.

The 2018 meeting dates and venues for each meeting are:

23 March               The Quarterdeck @ The Ville

27 April                  Jam Corner

25 May                   Museum of Tropical Queensland

29 June                  Chilli Jam @ Seagulls Resort

July                         Barefoot Bowls fund raiser

31 August              Celsius Restaurant @ Mercure Townsville

28 September       Chilli Jam @ Seagulls Resort

Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest.

The first Club was founded in 1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia. The idea of international goodwill and friendship grew and, in 1934, the “Association Internationale des Skål Clubs” was formed with Florimond Volckaert as its first President, who is considered the “Father of Skål”.

Skål International today has approximately 15150 members in 370 Clubs throughout 83 nations. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skål International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain.

Skål International is governed by an Executive Committee of six members, elected by delegates to an annual General Assembly, held during the World Congress, hosted by a different country each year. This allows members first-hand observation of the travel and tourism potential around the world.