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SKÅL SF 2015



SKÅL SF December 2015 Holiday Party

Club Representation at NAASC CONGRESS


President Brigitta Ammann represented the club at the NAASC Congress 2015, Riviera Maya, Mexico May 17, 2015.

SKÅL SF May 2015 – Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Francisco


Hornblower – Our largest crowd this year on the California Hornblower


The May Dinner was held on the California Hornblower and featured a cruise under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges as well as into McCovey Cove during a San Francisco Giants vs. Miami game.  This is always a very popular event but this year was probably the most heavily attended with 72 members and guests. Among our guests were two visiting Skålleagues from the San Jose Club, one from the Sacramento Club and six potential "Young Skålleagues", all students or immediate graduates of San Francisco State University under the tutelage of our very own Skålleague, Professor Mehmet Ergul, of the Tourism & Hospitality Department.


Earthquake Relief – Nepal:
During the Hornblower Dinner Cruise a raffle and auction was held to raise money for our fellow Skålleagues in Kathmandu, Nepal.   New member Christine Eichin got the ball rolling by donating her share of the 50/50 Raffle to the "Nepal Fund."  Our VP, Nahid Olfati donated a gorgeous necklace, bought in Nepal, for an auction to help raise funds for earthquake relief. The necklace, after spirited bidding, was bid up to $225! In addition, we collected funds from all present, which totaled $850. A check for the amount was sent promptly to the Kathmandu Skål Club.

SKÅL SF March 2015 – Francis Ford Coppola Winery


Coppola Winery Lunch above the vineyards


At the end of March Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, Sonoma County hosted our club for a fabulous day in the wine country.  In addition to SKÅL SF members we had members from the San Jose and Sacramento SKÅL clubs as well.  Member Ray Sargoni, owner of Grayline San Francisco provided motorcoach transportation from San Francisco and Marin County.  The day's events included a tasting of 4 different Francis Ford Coppola Winery wines plus a private guided tour of the property.  During the tour we visited the movie memorabilia museum and got a glimpse of the bottling line. Following the private tour, we dined on the Lower Terrace overlooking the Vineyards.  The food was magnificent and served classic family style.

CSU Hospitality


Eric Lynberg, Mike Caplin & Kirsti Maki give the Skål sales pitch.


On Tuesday, March 12th Skål SF Members Mike Caplin, Kirsti Maki and Eric Lynberg attended the California State University, Northern California Hospitality Career Expo.  Subsequent to that event seven potential Young Skål members were invited to attend the Hornblower Dinner Cruise.  We are pleased to announce that the first Young Skål member from this group, Samir Ibrahim will be inducted into our club this week Thursday 6/4 at the Basque Cultural Center.
In addition to Samir Ibrahim a San Francisco State Student who will be inducted this Thursday as a Young Skål member, Maurice Brewster, President/CEO of Mosaic Global Transportation & Airport VIP Shuttle will also be inducted.  At the April 2nd meeting Chrsitine Eichen, Owner of Your Safari Expert – Above and Beyond Africa was inducted as a Skål SF member.


Maurice Brewster – New Member

Christine Eichen – New Member

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Club of the Year 2005


SKAL San Francisco awarded Club of the Year honors in 2005 at NAASC Congress in Calgary. Accepting the award are Skalleagues Nahid Olfati, Don Langley and Jim Main.

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