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Summary of the SKÅL event held 25.1. at the DUO Hotel Prague


Luncheon meeting 25.1.2018

Hotel DUO


Let me first of all wish those which I have not seen in the Year 2018 yet a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Welcome to the Hotel DUO. Thank you to our host Eytan Goldman and team. We organized for those interested and do not know the hotel yet between the main course and dessert a short tour through the premises.

I have to, unfortunately from given occasion, mention the tragic incidence with four death and further nine people injured during a fire in a to all of us know Prague Hotel. No doubt we all have followed the tragedy and feel with the relatives and friends.

I think I can say too that we all feel with the management. Such a terrible thing leaves traces as well with all employees and parties concerned.

We hope that the matter will be clarified as soon as possible. It should shake us all up and remind us what enormous responsibility we have to dedicate to the safety of our guests !

  1. This leads welcome todays guests, namely –

maybe Mr Mikal Horal, Chairman and owner of Bohemia Properties/Jan Hotels

Zdeněk Kovařík the new GM at the Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre

Pavel Kašík GM G2Travel

Josef Svoboda founder of CruisePlus and last put not least todays guest speaker & presentators

Jan Tuček MD and Jan Lajka jr. Vicedirector of STEM/MARK Marketing. They will tell us under the heading „Do you know your guests ?“ about there findings in a travel market research

  1. 5 years ago, on January, the 28th 2013 we celebrated our Young Skål Inauguration at the then called Kempinski Hotel, now known as The Grand Mark. Many things have happened in this time and Young Skål developed in the meantime to a very active  and successful group. Some of the members are working in international companies already in key and management positions.

Today we welcome 4 potential new YS candidates namely –

and here comes my problem and I do appologise already in advance of my pronunciation of the names

Ms. Křížová

Mr. Snopek

Mr. Strecker

Mr. Ščepnyj

I hope you will forgive me for any mistakes !

  1. Join our monthly venues as often as you can. Interesting guest speakers & presentations are waiting for you in the year 2018.

We will try in April and October for the first time 2 afternoon, instead of the luncheon venues

Don´t forget our by now alraedy legendary summer BBQ Party and Christmas Gala Dinner with spouses or friend and

at least one additional suprise event out of the regular ones.

  1. This month Birthday celebrities are –

Jan Doškář

Lukáš Hejduk

Werner Koppel

Jindřich Ploch

All the best to you and all other forgotten January born ones.

  1. As you all know, the annual AGA is in front of us. This time it will be held before our regular luncheon meeting in the nh Hotel on Thursday, February 22nd.  All details and schedule will follow in due course and good time.

As usual I urge you to come because to hold a valid AGA we need at least 25% of the club members. This means that 10.25 members must be present. I leave it entirely up to you decide who wants to be the quarter person. If we don´t reach this number we will reach no quorum and have to hold a second election. The elections starts, as every time, at 11:00 followed by the regular luncheon at 12:00.

  1. Wisdom of the month

Choose a job that you love and you will never have to work again

7.   Joke of the month

My daughter ask me for a pet spider for her birthday, so I went to our local pet shop and they were from CZK 700.- onwards !!!

Blow this, I thought, I can get one cheaper off the web,.

Now enough of talks and without any further autour let´s listen to our guest speakers and their presentation “ Do you know your guest ? ”

But before we do so let´s raise our glasses to the int. Skål toast

To all the Skålleagues everywhere