WASHINGTON, DC – Skål International USA, the only international organization bringing together sectors of the travel and tourism industry while networking, conducting business and helping communities locally, nationally and internationally, held their first Annual General Meeting (AGM) under the 2016 SKAL International USA Board’s leadership on June 11th , 2016 at Riverside Hotel in Boise, ID. With more than 90 percent of the delegates’ vote, new board positions were added as part of an overall board restructuring proposal.
The AGM took place in conjunction with the 55th North American SKAL Congress that brought together over 150 delegates from SKAL USA and SKAL Canada. Among the participants were SKAL International President Nigel Pilkington from New Zealand and SKAL International Immediate Past President Salih Cene from Turkey.
The most important outcome of the SKAL USA 2016 AGM was the proposed changes to Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws presented by SI Orlando to SKAL USA delegates for discussion and vote. The proposal suggested a major change in the Board Structure of SKAL International USA to be implemented effective immediately, as of 2017. After presentations and active discussions of delegates representing 45 out of 50 Clubs in the USA, the changes were accepted with over 90% of the YES votes of the delegates.
The new board structure for SKAL International USA will be effective immediately, as of January 2017.
“I could not be prouder of our assembled Delegates who actively participated in the discussion and voting process to consider the proposals put forward by SI Orlando. The restructuring of our officers, with a VP of Membership Development and two Directors, plus a Director of Communications/Website and Public Relations, were unanimously supported by your board. And, 90% of the Delegates voted in support of these new initiatives. Let’s keep the momentum going,” said John Mavros, President, SKAL International USA 2016.
SKAL International USA Club delegates will next meet during the SKAL USA National Committee Meeting between 9-12 September in Little Rock, AR. SKAL USA is the second largest National Committee within SKAL world, which has over 16,000 members around the globe in over 80 countries who are executives from all branches of travel & tourism industry.