Dear SKAL Miami members,

What a great event we had last week at Smith & Wollensky, another Skal Miami member by the way! The steaks were so tender, and the guests were so happy to connect with each other in person again. Members traveled as far away as New Jersey, Naples and Jupiter! We started our traditional raffle and silent auction again, which turned out to be fun and successful! And the best part: nine new members signed up, and hopefully a few more will consider to become a part of our energetic club! 

As a friendly reminder: if you sign up or renew your membership prior to November 2021, we will extend to you our best-ever membership rate! Make use of it since the rates have to increase a bit in 2022 to keep up with the new insurance costs, taxes, etc. Email us and we will send you the sign up form: [email protected]. And remember, Skal International is the only global hospitality and travel association that gives you access to their worldwide database! 

See at the end of this email our social media links. ‘Like’ and follow us to check out all of the event photos!


What’s next: OCT – DEC 2021

We have decided to put an event on the calendar every two weeks. In case you have to miss one, join us for one of the informal Happy Hours. Pay your own drink, come and go as your time allows or be part of our monthly mixers and dinners. Thank you for your support.

Zoom Business Presentation with Skal Florida: Thursday, September 30, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. We are planning a Zoom presentation for our Skal members – first with the Florida chapters, later in the year with some East Coast USA clubs. Connect with other Florida Skal members, do your “elevator speech” and get to know each other in a fun way. An email invitation will be sent separately in the coming days with the Zoom link.


Happy Hour: Friday, October 1, 6:30 p.m. – Oktoberfest at our Skal members Harald & James Neuweg’s Restaurant Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables – Pay your own drinks and food. Enjoy the good Warsteiner Beer and the home-cooked Schnitzel and Spaetzle dumplings! And yes – you are welcome to dress in Lederhosen or in a Dirndl

Monthly event: Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Restaurant Santorini, 101 Ocean Drive, located at the Hilton Bentley South Beach – Our Skal member Georgio, and certainly the best Greek host in town, always has a surprise for us. And ‘Ooopa’ goes the dinner plates on the floor! – Mixer Reception – $35 for members / $45 for non-members. Please RSVP to [email protected].


Happy Hour: Monday, November 1, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive. Meet us at the Lobby Bar. Drinks from $9. No reservation required. First come, first served. Happy Monday & Cheers!


Monthly event: Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Fogo de Chao, 836 1st St, Miami Beach. Our Skal member Aimee Rodriguez has invited us to a delicious Brazilian Dinner! And if you know Aimee – it will be a fun party with lots of laughter! The appetizer buffet is outstanding with all the salads and vegetarian dishes you can dream of! Then the Gauchos! They will come by as often as you have an appetite for more meat – yes, I’ll skip my vegan dinner for that dinner event! Price for members: $65. For non-members: $78. We will send you a payment link –confirmation only with pre-payment.


Happy Hour: Wednesday, December 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – THE PENTHOUSE! Our Skal member Franklin at the Marenas Beach Resort, 18683 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, has blocked the entire two-story Penthouse Suite for us! Mark the calendar – the view to Sunny Isles Beach is spectacular if not breathtaking. We’ll have unlimited drinks and appetizers for $25 per person! Join us for a pre-holiday get-together.


And finally Christmas! – Stay tuned! We’ll update you in October with this great event!

Stay well and thank you for your support. We appreciate you!


Karin Andersen

President Skal International Miami & the entire board.