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Summary of the SKÅL event held 29.3. at the Pentahotel Prague

Speech

LUNCHEON MEETING

Penta Hotel

29.3.2018

 

Welcome for – if I counted right - the 4th time to the Penta Hotel. Johannes and his team have prepared as usual a delightful menu accompanied by fine beverages and friendly service !

My guest today is -

Mr. Martin SCHMID – Founding partner of Fortissimo Prague MICE s.r.o..

Todays Guest speaker / Presentation –

is held by one of our long term members, namely the MD THOMAS COOK CZ Mr.Udo WICHERT on the subject about “the latest development in the travel and tourism business from the travel agent´s point of view”

Our host Hannes Schuschu –

has asked me to mention a project which is very dear to his heart. Namely the armáda spásy project. For those how do not speak the Czech language translated - Salvation Army project.

Penta supports armáda spásy since December 2017. It started when some of the employees sponsored money for homeless to get a shower or a free night in the accommodation facilities offered. A night for a homeless, for example, costs Kc 100.-

A total amount of Kc 2000.- can be deducted from the Tax when doing the declaration.
After meeting with some of the team members of armáda spásy, he has been surprised on how little they require to see it as a big support.

Penta support them with 20 portions of soup, 2x times a week. The soup is distributed to homeless that are staying outside and not using the facilities of armáda spásy.

They send a car and driver to pick up the soup. 

Hannes thinks it would be great to get more hotels together and arrange a kind of support group for example:

For bread delivery that is not used after breakfast

Delivery of food that is prior to expire

Clothes that are not needed to be collected once or twice a year

Agree on 1 or 2 transport arrangement(s) for either food, clothing or similar per month per hotel.

For further information and organisation please ask our host, Mr.Johannes Schuschu

 

This month Birthdays celebrates are -

Viktor Dvořák

Guillermon Olivares

Klaus Pilz

Wolfgang Quilitz

Claudio Sturm

I hope I havn´t left anybody out

 

Special event –

Skål Club Hungary & Budapest are planning an international Skal Tourism Day and a professional tourism conference in Budapest on Mon 07th May (14.00-18.00), with the focus of Skal membership development. Budapest is a nice enough place and aleays worth a visit. You can also call on Peter Knoll, ex board member and GM then of the kempinski Prague. Heis now Managing Director of the famous Gundel Restaurant in Budapest.

 

Autumn trip to Vienna –

It is planned to organise a special tour to the wine vintage festival in Vienna – Grinzing. Mr.Hengl jun. who´s wines we have tasted on the last luncheon meeting in the nh Hotel, kindly offered to arrange a special event in his vineyards on this occassion. The date will be sometime in November. details, program and price will we released nearer the date.

 

One of the famous Sir Winston Churchill quotes –

Photographer : „ I hope, Sir, that I will shoot your picture on your hundredth birthday “.

„ I don´t see why not, young man. You look reasonable fit and healthy „.

 

Before I hand over to Udo and his presentation, let me remind you that the next venue will be held in the Falkensteiner Hotel Maria in form of the first of two afternoon buffet & drinks event. This will start at 17:00 !

Guest speaker/presentator on this occassion will be Ms. Veronika Možišová, Business Development Manager Trip.Market to present her new company and the way they do the business

 

Let´s now raise our glasses to the int. Skål toast

 

To all the Skålleagues everywhere

  

HEALTH * HAPPINESS * FRIENDSHIP * LONG LIFE * SKÅL