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Skål International Auckland # 297

 

 

Auckland is New Zealand largest city and the centre of business and commerce for the country.  The vibrant Auckland club has a wide cross section of members and enjoys events in a variety of locations, including a very successful Annual Bowls Tournament.

 

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Auckland Officers

PRESIDENT

 

Michael Shah

michaelshah@bigpond.com

 

VICE-PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

 

David Boyce

seekersnz@xtra.co.nz

 

TREASURER

 

David Boyce

seekersnz@xtra.co.nz

 

Monthly Meetings

PO Box 25358 St Heliers, Auckland 1740

1st Thursday of the month

Contact: aklskalclub@gmail.com

 

 

 

UP COMING EVENTS

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Invitation for Les Clefs d'Or New Zealand 25th Anniversary Ball

Cordis Auckland Hotel on the 2nd June 2019.


Manish Baungally would like to share with you  - a memorable evening celebrating Les Clefs d’Or New Zealand’s milestone.
 
"I believe it would be a great opportunity to have 2 of the world's biggest travel, tourism and hospitality organisations get together and share networks. It would be good to have at least one table to represent SKAL Auckland."
 
Tickets to this year’s Ball include the following [Cost pp $150 – Tables of 8 Guests]:

  • Gala Black Tie Ball, 18.00 hours until Midnight

  • Four Course Dinner including Wines  

  • Beverages (Wine, Beer and non-alcohol beverage) from 18.00 

Members who are interested, please email Manish Baungally

Looking for New Skål Members, including Young Skål


Members are invited to nominate key industry contacts for future membership. Application forms can be obtained anytime by emailing the Club Secretary on aklskalclub@gmail.com. Together, let's continue to make Skål a vibrant networking organisation for Auckland's travel & tourism leaders.

In recent correspondence from Spain, it was noted that Skål International has now added Freight Forwarders as a new membership category. Do you know anyone that we should follow up with in this line of business?

Interested Members can contact the Secretary on aklskalclub@gmail.com or President Michael on for further information.

Costs for new members $240 (includes name badge)

Young Skål members: $40

Raffle Sponsorship Thanks!

Member Paul McGowan of Stunning Makeovers has sponsored the monthly raffle prizes so we wanted to extend a special Thanks ’to Paul for his generosity.

Please visit www.stunningmakeovers.com for more info.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

DECEMBER XMAS LUNCHEON

Thursday 5 DECEMBER 2019

DATE : Thursday 5 December

VENUE : Northern Club

PROGRAMME :

12.00pm Drinks, including gin tasting

1.00pm Lunch and Auction, special guest speaker TBA

4.00pm Finish, guests welcome to stay on at the Northern Club new outdoor bar 

COST :

$85 SKAL Members

$45 Young SKAL 

Please bring a wrapped toy as a donation to the City Mission Children’s Christmas Tree collection, please label with age appropriate

Please note that our RSVP procedure requires that you respond whether or NOT you are planning to attend the monthly function by the date advised. A cancellation fee will apply if you cancel your attendance.

Any queries please contact Hon Sec: David Boyce - Mobile: 0274 776 619 or Email: aklskalclub@gmail.com.

The Hon. Treasurer has asked those paying via Online Banking to include your surname AND event month in Reference Particulars area, so they appear on the Skal statement

PAST EVENTS

JULY LUNCHEON

Thursday 4 July 2019
 

Dirty Laundry Restaurant

PwC Tower, 188 Quay Street
Auckland 1010

- see map

Dirty Laundry has identified a niche in the local dining echelon, a fancy-but-not-too-fancy eatery that the surrounding corporate workers and passerbyers alike can enjoy. While Dirty Laundry is every inch a modern eatery, the menu offers exceptional food that isn’t pretentious or overcomplicated, and it is the addition Central Auckland has been waiting for.

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch

COST : $ 55 per person, Members and Guests

Please note this price only includes 1 x welcome drink either 1 x glass of Beer or 1 x glass -House Wine.

A Cash bar will operate for those whom would like to purchase more refreshments after using their welcome drink.

JUNE LUNCHEON

Thursday 6 June 2019
 

Orange Restaurant
NSIA, 

100 Symonds Street, Grafton, 

Auckland 1010 - see map

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

FEBRUARY LUNCHEON

Thursday 7 February 2019


Mamma Mia
51 Tamaki Drive Mission Bay - see map


12.00 - 12.30pm Fellowship
12.30 -   2.00pm Lunch

Cost: $60 per person, Members and Guests


RSVP by 5pm Friday 31st January 2019

All Skål Members are reminded that it is essential to use the RSVP function and advise the Club if you will or won’t attend each function.

We try to respectfully brief our host properties with accurate numbers to allow them to minimize waste and to set sufficient places.

Process for the RSVP form and Receipts:

Members are asked to "input your Name" which means "input your First name and your Surname" ie Jane Doe (case insensitive).

It will now be more difficult for "internet hackers/phishers/burglars" to access the Members' RSVPs and Receipts.

Should for any reason you can’t attend the lunch once confirmed, please advise us as soon as possible. A NON SHOW FEE will apply.

Any queries please contact Hon Sec: David Boyce - Mobile: 0274 776 619 or Email: aklskalclub@gmail.com.

Bank a/c for direct credit payment is 02 0108 0028590 00


Payment can now be made on the day using Visa or Mastercard, but please note that cheques are no longer accepted & debit cards.

DECEMBER XMAS  LUNCHEON

Thursday 6 December 2018


This year we are having a Christmas Auction and have some wonderful prizes donated by our members, so be prepared to spend money!

The auction list is constantly growing so watch out for more information to follow.

During pre-lunch drinks, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a selection of fine whiskeys from around the world, with a guided tasting by one of NZ’s most well respected spirit ambassadors - the Whiskey Baron, Nigel Kelly.

 

Then you’ll have the chance to bid on a superb bottle of Islay 10 year old Single Malt Ardbeg.

The Northern Club
19 Princes Street
The Northern Club
Auckland 1010 - see map

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   4.00pm   Lunch & Auction

Cost: $85 Members & Guests

Please bring a small gift for either a boy or girl (please state age and if it’s for a boy or a girl). Another option - a money donation can be made. These will then be presented to the Auckland City Mission.

NOVEMBER LUNCHEON

Thursday 1 November 2018
 

Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport

153 Kirkbride Road
Mangere
Auckland 2022 - see map

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

OCTOBER LUNCHEON

Thursday 4 October 2018
 

Four Points by Sheraton Auckland
396 Queen Street,
(Main Reception Entrance: 110 Mayoral Drive)
Auckland, 1010

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

RSVP : 5pm Friday 28th September

SEPTEMBER LUNCHEON

Wednesday 12 September 2018
 

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
182 Westhaven Drive
Westhaven Marina
Auckland

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch 

GUEST SPEAKER

Sue Niblock,

Deputy Chief of Mission (USA)

Susan Niblock is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand. She has been a career diplomat with the Department of State for more than 25 years, and is a member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. Prior overseas postings include Management Counselor Amman, Jordan, Management Counselor Singapore, General Services Officer Brussels, Belgium and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Human Resources Officer Moscow, Russia. Prior domestic assignments in Washington DC include Philippines desk officer, Assignments Officer for Asia and Europe, and Post Management Officer for Europe.

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

RSVP : 5pm Friday 7th September

Thursday 2 August 2018
 

Katsura Restaurant

Grand Millennium Auckland

71 Mayoral Drive

Auckland 1010

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch 

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

RSVP : 5pm Friday 29th June

JULY LUNCHEON

Thursday 5 July 2018
 

GUEST SPEAKER - 

Richard Morris

Born in Northcote, Richard has spent most of his working life in Wellington, working for 9 years at the Treasury during Rogernomics. He has also held senior leadership positions at Dept of Corrections and the Minisitry of Health.

He returned to AKL in late 2013 to become the CFO of AKL Transport during a period of rapid growth in AKl's transport infrastructure and services. In the past few weeks Richard has moved away from AKL, moving to Ruakaka in Northland to develop consultancy work and potential board appointments.

Orange Restaurant

NSIA

100 Symonds Street, Grafton

Auckland 1010

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch 

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

RSVP : 5pm Friday 29th June

JUNE LUNCHEON

Thursday 7 June 2018

Guest Speaker - Ryan Sanders - Haka Tours

Ryan Sanders is the founder of Haka Tours which specialises in small group adventure, snow and mountain bike tours of New Zealand and Haka Lodges, upmarket hostels in five locations across New Zealand.

He also recently founded Haka Educational Tours, which targets international schools and universities on cultural, sporting and educational tours of New Zealand and beyond.

 

 

BEAST & BUTTERFLIES RESTAURANT

M Social Hotel
196-200 Quay Street, Auckland, 1010
Auckland

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch 

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

RSVP : 5pm Friday 1st June

MAY LUNCHEON

A special perspective on Auckland

Thursday 3 May 2018

Our guest speaker, economist Stuart Shepherd will give us his perspective on Auckland

Pullman Auckland
Presidential Suite &
Tapestry Restaurant
Corner Waterloo Quadrant
& Princes Street

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch 

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

RSVP : by 5pm Friday 27 April

RSVP : CLICK HERE

APRIL LUNCHEON

Thursday 5 April 2018

Cordis Auckland
(a new brand by Langham Hospitality Group)
83 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010, New Zealand

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch 

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

RSVP : by 5pm Friday 30 March

MARCH LUNCHEON

Thursday 8 March 2018

Mamma Mia
51 Tamaki Drive Mission Bay
 

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch 

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

Bank a/c for direct credit payment is
02 0108 0028590 00 


Please ensure your name and this event are in the reference detail


Note: Payment can be made on the day using Visa or Mastercard, but please note that cheques are no longer accepted.

RSVP by 5pm Friday 2nd March 2018

FEBRUARY LUNCHEON & AGM

Thursday 8 February 2018

Quality Hotel Parnell

10-20 Gladstone Rd, Parnell, Auckland

11.00am   Registration for AGM
11.30 - 12.00pm   AGM

12.00 - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch 

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

RSVP : by 5pm Friday 2nd Feb

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Ocean Eagle Charter Boat

Berth 14 Viaduct Harbour Basin
Downtown Auckland - see map

Time:
1.00pm – 1.30pm Fellowship
1.30pm – 4.00pm Christmas Lunch

Cost: $80pp Members/Guest

RSVP by 5pm Friday 01 December

MELBOURNE CUP DAY

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Join your fellow Skalleagues and guests as we enjoy a delicious buffet lunch prior to watching the Melbourne Cup. A totalisator will be available to enjoy the excitement with a little flutter (gambling wisely of course!).

Venue : Remuera Club

27-33 Ohinerau Street
Remuera
Auckland 1050

Time:
1.30pm – 2.00pm Fellowship
2.00pm – Buffet Lunch
Note: Fellowship start time is later than normal

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

RSVP by 5pm Friday 03 November

October 2017 LUNCHEON

SPEAKER SERIES

Chris Roberts CEO TIANZ

Thursday 5th October 2017

The Langham Hotel

Symonds Street, Auckland


12 noon - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

RSVP by 5pm 29 September

September Pizza & Tapas Evening

Thursday 7th September 2017

@ Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen

7 Sale St, Freemans Bay, 

Auckland City

5.30pm -   8.300pm  

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

August 2017 LUNCHEON

Thursday 3rd August 2017

Mikano Restaurant

1 Solent Street
Mechanics Bay, Auckland


12 noon - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch

Cost: $60 Members & Guests

RSVP by 5pm 28 July 

July 2017 LUNCHEON

SPEAKER SERIES -

Melanie Harris Higgins

Principal Officer and Consul General at US Consulate-General,

Auckland NZ

Thursday 6th July 2017

(4th July Theme)

Rydges Hotel

59 Federal Street
Auckland 1010


12 noon - 12.30pm   Fellowship

12.30 -   2.00pm   Lunch & Guest Speaker

Cost: $60 Members & Guests