Founded January 11,
2005 - Club 681
Our founding president was
McGregor and the Club was inaugurated with 25 members. Since its
founding, we have now grown to 41 members and will continue to
grow as we move forward. In 2006, our President was
in 2007 our President was
Josef Ebner, in 2008 our President was
Philip Reid, in 2009 our President
in 2010 our President was Frank Vismeg, in 2011 our President was
Herbert Wolf, in 2012, our
President was Beverly Read
Moody, in 2013/2014 our President was Eva Gutsche,
in 2015 our President was Ron Pellerine,
and in 2016/17, Tim Reardon became the 11th President of Skål International Toronto North.
We are one of seventeen clubs
across Canada from St. John’s to Victoria. In turn, our Canadian
organization forms apart of the North American group, which also
includes the United States of America, Mexico and the Affiliated
Clubs of the Caribbean.
Skål is non-political and
encourages advancement and evolution through affiliation with
other international organizations such as the World
Tourism Organization. Skål does not discriminate on the basis of
sex, age, race, religion, politics or social standing.
Skål supports charitable causes.
The first club was founded in
1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour to
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.
He is considered the “Father of Skål”.
Skål International today, has
approximately 22,000 members in 500 Clubs throughout 90 nations.
Most activities occur at the local level, moving up through
National Committees, under the umbrella of Skål International,
which is headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos,
Membership in Skål is open to
managers or executives directly involved in tourism management,
sales and promotions, in specified travel and tourism businesses
including [ airlines, cruise lines, railways, ferries, travel and
tour operators and agencies, tourism organizations, governments,
and non government tourism councils, hotels, convention centres,
travel media, etc.
Skål is considered to be “Doing
Business among Friends”. It develops the professional sector,
while assisting the community at large and encourages and creates
a network of professionals around the world.
If you would like to consider
joining Skål International Toronto North, please contact our
Membership Chairman for more information.
Beverly Read Moody