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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.

Visiting members from other clubs are very welcome to join us and can contact Lorelle on 0424 408 373 or Lorelle.schluter@qm.qld.gov.au.

Future events in 2019

Friday 31 May – Luxe Private Dining Room @ Jam (1 Palmer Street, South Townsville), 12noon for a 12.30pm sit down (Guest speaker – Therese Smith from the Gleeson Group talking about the proposed The Hive development)

Friday 21 June – PRE EOFY – Malt @ The Brewery (252 Flinders Street, Townsville), 12noon for a 12.30pm sit down (Guest speaker)

Friday 26 July – Sundowner drinks at a venue TBC, from 5.30pm

Friday 30 August – Annual Barefoot Bowls Bash @ the South Townsville Bowls Club (2C Bell Street, South Townsville), from 5.30pm (bowling, prizes and sausage sizzle)

Friday 27 September – Sundowner drinks poolside at The Ville (Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville), from 5.30pm

Friday 25 October – Lunch meeting at a venue TBC, 12noon for a 12.30pm sit down (Guest Speaker)

Friday 29 November – Festive Season silliness @ the Skal Christmas Party

What is Skål International?

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.