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Skål Club of the Year 2018/2019


All Skål Clubs worldwide that meet all the requirements listed below. Headquarters will carry on a thorough revision to determine the eligible Clubs, who will be invited to participate in the Skål Club of the Year competition by 1 May 2019.


  1. Payment of 2019 membership fees received at Headquarters, making sure the name of those members renewing are confirmed before 28 February.
  2. Confirm the composition of the Club’s Board of Officers to Headquarters before 5 April.
  3. Net increase of 10% in membership or a minimum of 10 new Active members for Clubs with more than 100 members (from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019).
  4. Voting delegate at two Skål World Congresses in the past five years.
  5. Contribution to the Florimond Volckaert Fund or the Membership Development Fund, through donations or vouchers for the Raffle or Silent Auction (from 1 January 2018 to 28 February 2019)
  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 produce a three minutes’ video (preferably on YouTube), outlining their achievements, initiatives, activities, etc. undertaken during 2018. The videos must be received at Headquarters ( not later than 22 July 2019.


Each Club worldwide, including the nominees, will be invited to vote electronically for the Club they consider should be declared winner and will be allowed to vote for a Club in its own country.

Senior Vice President Peter Morrison, Junior Vice President María Teresa Díaz Comas and Senior Director, Fiona McFarlane will make up a panel of judges to represent the Executive Committee and each of them will vote individually. 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.  

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 2018/2019”.


The name of the winner will be announced during the Opening Ceremony of the 80th Skål World Congress that will be held onboard the Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, on 15 September 2019. 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 2020 Skål World Congress. Airfare excluded.


22 July 

Deadline for submission of videos to Headquarters

1 to 31 August

Online voting period by all Clubs

15 September

Official announcement of the “Skål Club of the Year” winner

Skål International Bahias de Huatulco (Mexico) declared "Skål Club of the Year" 2017/2018 during the Opening Ceremony of the Skål World Congress in Mombasa, Kenya.

VIEW PRESENTATION | List of previous club winners

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