FW: Skal International South Africa Newsletter

Skal International South Africa =


SK=C3=85L International South Africa Newsletter =
February 2020



What an Exciting Year 2019 has been for =
 International South Africa

We celebrated the appointment of Lavonne Wittmann as =
the first Female World President from Africa and South Africa. What an =
amazing achievement and Year it has been for Lavonne.

Lavonne =
together with her Dynamic Team of Directors supported by the ISC =
(International Skal Councillors) are ensuring that Sk=C3=A5l =
International is Relevant, Prevalent, through =
research collaboration and listening to our members.

In 2020 =
we enter the New Digital age. The new website is going to =
be dynamic and fluid creating a platform which offers an ease of =
communication with members globally. Enabling Members  to =
do  "Doing Business Among Friends" across the =

The Establishment of New clubs in St Petersburg – Russia =
and China. This is a huge break through for Skal International as we did =
not have a presence in these 2 countries. 



Co-Exhibitor with Sk=C3=A5l International at ITB =

Book your place now for ITB 4-8 March =
The cost per table is 1 900 Euro for 1 table, 2 =
chairs, lighting, cleaning promotional banner. Contact anamaria.vera@skal.org to =
book your table or to find out more information.
Another Great =
opportunity created by Sk=C3=A5l International, for you our Members to =
show case your business and do =

Sk=C3=A5l International =
Cape Town are hosting the WTM Africa 6 – 8 April 2020 =

We need Skallegues from all Clubs to =
assist on the stand for the Duration of The Trade Show. This a great =
opportunity to do Business, and attract new Members for your clubs. =



JAMMS – Joint Association Member Meeting =

JAMMS Partnership was created in 2007, =
The Current Partnership consists of Cape Town Tourism, Fedhasa =
Cape, SAACI and Sk=C3=A5l International South Africa. Bringing all  =
members from the four organizations together with the best speakers, the =
latest information and a platform to discuss trade-specific, concerns =
and ideas. 

Sk=C3=A5l International South Africa are proud =
to be a new Member of JAMMS. Special Thanks to 2nd Vice President Dawn =
Smith from Sk=C3=A5l International Cape Town, who is also a Board Member =
of FEDHASA for her commitment and determination to see Sk=C3=A5l become =
a member of JAMMS. 

Thank you to the Chair of JAMMS  =
and Sk=C3=A5l Member Jeff Rosenberg for your support, last but not least =
Rema Wiese. =



Sk=C3=A5l International South Africa 71st AGA & =
Bi-Annual Meeting of the Sk=C3=A5l Clubs of South Africa from 6 – 8 =
March hosted by 

Our hosts are The dynamic and vibrant =
Sk=C3=A5l International Nelson Mandela Bay. President Kobus, supported =
by his Committee and Members. SINMB are Celebrating their Diamond =
Jubilee.  =
They would like to extend the invitation to all Skallegues to join in =
the Celebrations and Meetings.

Annually each Club is given the =
opportunity to participate in the Sk=C3=A5l International South =
Africa  Club of the Year Award. We look forward to receiving =
proposals from all 6 Clubs this year.

The Club of The Year and =
The President of the Year 2019 – 18 will be announced and honored at The =
President of Sk=C3=A5l International Nelson Mandela Bays Gala =

We would like all Skallegues to attend the AGA and Bi – =
Annual and experience a year of achievement, and be part of the =
objectives and goals for 2020 – 2021.  =




Pam Snyman Senior Vice President Sk=C3=A5l =
International South Africa 

Pam is passionate about Travel, Tourism and =
Sk=C3=A5l. Her Career started in the Beautiful Region of Durban. Pam =
joined the Car Rental Industry and in true form to living her passion =
she was awarded the Perle Siedle Gibson award in tourism this award =
ignited her love and passion for Tourism 
Pam started =
her journey in Car Hire working at the airports. Her bubbly personality, =
commitment to delivering customers excellence, there was no surprise =
when  she was soon promoted to the Sales Team. Here she excelled =
and was awarded another promotion to Sales Manager. 

There =
was no stopping this dynamic leader who was ready to take the next leap =
and moved to a Game Reserve in Hluhluwe  where she promoted =
FIT =E2=80=93 Tour groups and conferencing.

Soon Pam was =
attending the International and  Local trade shows.  The =
next move with her Experience was to start her own company =
"Up Close =
& Personal tours
." Pam promotes all Sk=C3=A5l =
Members properties and businesses through her company when and wherever =

Pam is a Past President Sk=C3=A5l Garden Route =
2010, and held the Position of President for 4 =

As Senior Vice President of =
Sk=C3=A5l International South Africa
Pam has been =
busy with exciting projects. We are thrilled to share a few  =
insights of her amazing initiatives and drives, =

Connecting the local Youth Caf=C3=A9  with members in =
the tourism industry who are in positions that can afford the =
students opportunities.
Pam is busy creating a  Marketing Department for products on =
the Garden Route.  Covering all the towns =E2=80=93 and all =
products under one roof.  "1 Marketing for =
Her passion to increase the Sk=C3=A5l membership in South Africa =
and not limited too. Pam’s current projects are to open new clubs in =
 Hermanus  and  Hluhluwe where her journey at the =
Game Reserve begun.
Membership drives =E2=80=93 Pam is the heartbeat of trade shows, =
not only is she promoting her Business, you will find her digressing and =
encouraging her customers and interested parties to join =
 The people in tourism are ready to Join hands connect and =
work together for the good of the tourism and our Country.  To =
this end Pam and fellow Skallegues  hosted a membership drive =
in Hartenbos in January 2020.   If everyone who applied for =
application =E2=80=93 complete and send in their applications there will =
be a substantial increase in membership  for Sk=C3=A5l =
International  Garden Route. 
Tsistikamma and Storms River is another region that Pam is =
assisting with membership growth. The membership growth in this region =
will add numbers to Sk=C3=A5l International Nelson Mandela =
Her love for the Youth and spending time mentoring our future =
leaders within Sk=C3=A5l South Africa are a few of the immense =
talent  pool and experience Pam shares with all =
in Sk=C3=A5l International

There are so many more projects that Pam is involved =
in. When you next see Pam chat to her and explore all the amazing =
success stories and new projects she is working on. I can assure you =
will leave the conversation invigorated 


Wishing you and your loved ones a Magical =
Warmest Sk=C3=A5l International South Africa =

Fiona and Sk=C3=A5l International South Africa =

Sk=C3=A5l International National President South =