“Skal International New Zealand held our annual conference and AGM at the Grand Mercure Hotel in Wellington over the weekend 5th and 6th April 2019. An excellent programme was organised by the Wellington Club under the leadership of Sally Attfield and was preceeded by their Club Lunch with Guest Speaker, Wellington Mayor, Justin Lester.
A warm welcome was extended to international guest Marylou Foley from the Skal International Club of Washington DC. Trans-Tasman relations continued to be nutured with the attendance of new Australian President, Alfred Merse and International Councillor Denise Scrafton.
Delegates were appreciative of the fabulous Grand Mercure Hotel, under the general management of Jade Stunden. Jade organised after dinner speaker, restaurateur Martin Bosley who provided the delegates with insights into his career as a chef and restaurant owner in Wellington. Martin is instrumental in managing the Rimutaka Prison Gate to Plate event as part of the popular Visa Wellington On a Plate event. https://www.visawoap.com/rimutaka-prison-gate-to-plate-ballot
Next year the National Conference and AGM will be hosted by the Christchurch Club on 3-4 April 2020”.