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Skal International Orlando announces officers for 2015-2016

Skal International Orlando announces officers for 2015-2016 ( ORLANDO, Florida - Skal International Orlando, the only international organization bringing together sectors of the travel and tourism industry while networking, conducting business and helping communities locally, nationally and internationally, has announced its slate of officers for 2015-2016. The first Skalclub was founded in Paris, France in 1932 by travel trade managers. From that modest beginning, Skal members now number more than 18,000 in over 450 clubs spread throughout 87 countries.

The Skal International Orlando 2015-2016 Officers are as follows:

• President, Jeff Chase, Managing Partner, AH Management LLC

• Vice President, Duane Winjum, General Manager, Legacy Vacation Club Orlando, Kissimmee and Lake Buena Vista

• Secretary, Mark Reid, Group Publisher, WHERE Orlando

• Treasurer, Jetse Pottinga, General Manager, Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration

• Executive Secretary/Treasurer, Tom White, retired

• SIUSA Representative, Scott Tripoli, President, General Manager, Doubletree By Hilton at Sea World

The new officers, called to serve Skal International Orlando for the next two years, each fulfill a unique and important role. The club president sets goals for the club, supports and creates values for members and leads all meetings, while being actively involved in all club initiatives. The vice president assists with all specified club initiatives, assuming the president's responsibilities in his absence and prepares to assume the role of president for the next term. The club secretary ensures meetings are held in accordance with governing documents, prepares and provides minutes to directors. The treasurer ensures the proper fiduciary disposition of revenues and expenses, annual auditing of financials and also assists the executive secretary/treasurer. The executive secretary/treasurer prepares comprehensive financial statements and all accounting aspects of the club. And the SIUSA representative, represents the local Skal Orlando Club within the national Skal organization, reporting back to the local club, as needed.

Our club is extremely fortunate to have the dedication of our stellar officers for 2015-2016. They are highly-accomplished leaders in our industry who not only help our club tremendously, but represent Skal nationally and internationally with great pride," said Jeff Chase, Skal International Orlando president.

Ranked as the second largest Skal Club in the United States and among the top 10 in the world, Skal International Orlando was also voted Skal International Club of the Year 2006-2007 and North American Club of the Year in 2007. For more information, go to . For membership information, contact Dennis BeMent, Membership Development Officer, Skal International Orlando, at href=""> .

PHOTO: L-R, Top: Jeff Chase, Duane Winjum, Mark Reid, Bottom: Pottinga Jetse, Thomas White, Scott Tripoli

MEDIA CONTACT: Kathy Hernandez, President, Kathy Hernandez & Associates Public Relations, Phone: 407-381-0428, Email:

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