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Skål Club of the Year 2016/2017


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


  1. Payment of membership fees to the General Secretariat before 28 February 2017.
  2. Remittance of membership list to the General Secretariat before 28 February 2017.
  3. Remittance of Form 2 (update of Club’s Officers) to the General Secretariat before 7 April 2017.
  4. Net increase of 10% in membership or minimum of 10 new Active members for larger Clubs (from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).
  5. Voting delegate at two Skål World Congresses in the past five years.
  6. Donation to the Florimond Volckaert Fund or another Skål International Appeal (from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016).
  7. That the Club has a website for external communications
  8. That the Club is active in at least one social media platform such as Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.


The eligible Clubs have submitted a video (preferably on YouTube - maximum three minutes), outlining all the initiatives undertaken during 2016. 


For second consecutive year, each Club worldwide will be invited to vote electronically for the Club they consider should be declared winner. For obvious reasons, Clubs will not be allowed to vote for a Club in its own country.

Senior Vice President Susanna Saari, Junior Vice President Rafael Millan and Senior Director, Lavonne Wittmann 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 2016”.

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 deputise.  


The name of the winner will be announced during the Opening Ceremony of the 78th Skål World Congress that will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 5 to 9 October 2017. The Club winner will receive the Michael O’Flynn Perpetual Trophy and a certificate valid for a free Double Congress registration for the 2018 Kenya Skål World Congress. Airfare excluded.


30 April 2017

Notification of eligibility to Clubs

31 July 2017

Deadline for submission of the videos to the Secretariat

August 2017

Online voting period

6 October 2017

Award Ceremony in Hyderabad


VIEW PRESENTATION | List of previous club winners

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