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Skål Club of the Year 2017/2018

Skål International Quebec declared "Skål Club of the Year" 2016/2017 during the Opening Ceremony of the Skål World Congress in Hyderabad.

VIEW PRESENTATION | List of previous club winners



Following a thorough revision to determine the Skål Clubs worldwide that meet the eight requirements listed below, the General Secretariat will invite the eligible Clubs to participate in the Skål Club of the Year competition.


  1. Payment of membership fees making sure the name of those members renewing are confirmed to the General Secretariat before 28 February 2018.
  2. Remittance of Form 2 (update of Club’s Officers) to the General Secretariat before 6 April 2018.
  3. A net increase of 10% in membership or a minimum of 10 new Active members for larger Clubs (from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018).
  4. Voting delegate at two Skål World Congresses in the past five years.
  5. Donation to the Florimond Volckaert Fund (from 1 January to 31 December 2017) or contribution to the Membership Development Fund by donating vouchers for the Silent Auction or donations (from 1 October 2017 to 28 February 2018).
  6. That the Club has a website for external communications
  7. That the Club is active in at least one social media platform such as Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.


The eligible Clubs will be invited to submit a video (preferably on YouTube - maximum three minutes), outlining their achievements, initiatives, activities, etc. undertaken during 2017. The videos must be received by the General Secretariat ( on or before 20 August 2018.


Once again, each Club worldwide will be invited to vote electronically for the Club they consider should be declared winner. This year, Clubs will be allowed to vote for a Club in its own country.

Senior Vice President Rafael Millan, Junior Vice President Lavonne Wittmann and Senior Director, Tere Diaz Comas will make up a panel of judges to represent the Executive Committee and each of them will vote individually.

Clubs will determine 60% of the votes while the Executive Committee will determine 40%. The Club getting the highest joint score will be declared “Skål Club of the Year 2017/2018”.

If a Club from a country of one of the Vice Presidents and/or Senior Director is among the Clubs nominated to compete, another Director(s), in order of seniority, will deputize.  


The name of the winner will be announced during the Opening Ceremony of the 79th Skål World Congress that will be held in Mombasa, Kenya, from 17 to 21 October 2018. The Club winner will receive the Michael O’Flynn Perpetual Trophy and a certificate valid for a free Double Congress registration in First Class for the 2019 Caribbean Cruise Skål World Congress. Airfare excluded.


20 August 2018

Deadline for submission of the videos to the Secretariat

27 August to 30 September 2018

Online voting period by Clubs worldwide

18 October 2018

Awards Ceremony in Kenya

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