February 2021 Newsletter

Dear Skålleagues,

Trusting February was a good month and March is even better.

After moving to level one, let’s hope that the light at the end of the tunnel is shining a little brighter – remaining positive during these times.

Thank you to those members that attended our AGA virtually and made it a success. I am pleased to say that the majority of the committee have stayed on for 2021. I am sorry to see you leave the committee, but thank you for your commitment during 2020. I would also like to welcome Johan van Schalkwyk & Mandi Jarmin to the team. Further down the newsletter you will find a photo of the 2021 committee.

On the 5-7 March, Skål Intl South Africa’s held it’s 2021 AGA. Our host for this year is Skål Intl Garden Route and held in Mossel Bay. Thank you to Club President Riaan, the committee & various establishments that helped to make it an enjoyable event. Pleased to announce that Fiona Angelico will remain as our National President, myself as Snr Vice President, Alewijn as Jnr Vice President. 

Club Membership
Understandably, our club membership has decreased, however still looking promising. Majority of the members that have resigned have sighted finances as the reason. Even though they have had to resign, they are still very keen to receive our monthly newsletter, be kept up to date with club happenings and invites (in the hope of being able to attend a function). I wish them and you, all the best as we face this year.

Presidents Charity 2020
The Presidents charity of the year for 2020 is the Sierra Animal Foundation, with a donation of R3000,00. The foundation is a NPC and on behalf of animal shelters, they source funding & sponsorships. The funds from SICT will be distributed equally between Pit Pals & Change For The Better Foundation.
For more information on the Sierra Animal Foundation, please contact Annique Morkel on 084  799 4943.

FYI on the Presidents Charity
For those that are not fully aware, the club President is solely entitled to donate a sum of money to a charity every year. This sum is dependent on various factors. 

Website & Social Media
Please do make use of our website and social media for any specials or deals you are offering and wish to share something of value – no spamming style posts. Send these onto me and I will take it from there.

Skål Regards,


Your 2021 Skål Cape Town Committee
From top left: Carol  Bayne, Colleen Rens, Mandi Jarmin, Johan van Schalkwyk, Martie Malan, Louise Rohner.
Bottom left: Anne Lamb, Dawn Smith, Wayne Bezuidenhout, Nicci Fourie , Faried Jones
Insert from left: Shirley Brown, Tanya Lubbe

A decade of membership!
We honor two members celebrating 10 years of membership.
Thank you Aimee Lentz and Ema Borg for your loyal participation

Not only has the Cape Town Club been awarded the Best Club in the SA – our committee member Dawn Smith was awarded Skål South Africa Skålleugue of the year.

We are full of achievements! National President Fiona announcing that Wayne was voted Skål South Africa Senior Vice President. Double congratulations !!! 

A very BIG thank you to all the Skålleagues that joined us at our March cocktail event as we celebrate SA Skål Club of The Year -> Cape Town Event hosted at the new and stunning, Kloof Street Hotel – Lion Roars Hotels & Lodges , Thank you Bea Liebenberg from Deetleft Wine Estate for our Welcome drinks on the evening.

On the 16 February 2020 we held our first face to face physical network event for 2021. Thanks to our member Dawn Smith from Simon’s at Groot Constantia for a wonderful breakfast along with beautiful views & weather. During this time, we took a few minutes to celebrate the lives our members that have passed away recently. Congratulations to our Snr VP Dawn Smith on receiving the Committee Member Award for 2020 AND Johann van Schalkwyk receiving the Members Award for 2020. Thank you to all that were able to join this event 

On the left, Our Snr VP Dawn Smith, receiving the Committee Member Award for 2020 and on the right, Johann van Schalkwyk receiving the Members Award for 2020.

Members: Please check out the Skål Cape Town website on www.skalcapetown.org and see Members Specials! If you would like to have your specials showcased please send to r.strydom275@gmail.com

Its your website – make it work for you

Young Skål are going places !  

Please log on and “like” and “follow” Young Skål, Cape Town on all social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. 

Skål Winelands – You are invited to their March lunch! Don’t miss out!