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Report of the Asia President at the 51st AGM SIAA
4th June 2022
Andrew J Wood
SKAL ASIA President Andrew J Wood addressing delegates at the current digital AGM in the presence of Skal International President Burcin Turkkan and the government board
Welcome to in the present day’s 51st Annual General Meeting of Skal International Asia.
We are delighted that so many of you could possibly be part of us in the present day.
You have been despatched two weeks in the past the full agenda together with all of the Asia reviews.
Firstly I want to begin my report by saying that it has been a tremendously troublesome yr for tourism all through the world and Asia has been no exception. The excellent news is now TOURISM is slowly ramping up as soon as once more and individuals are shifting and travelling, we’re seeing much more face-to-face interactions not solely with Skålleagues but in addition with abroad guests. I’m significantly proud how Asia and Skal globally is main the cost in the direction of normalcy.
The current Asia board was elected in September 2021 and I want to prolong my heartfelt appreciation to every and everybody of my board members for all their laborious work and dedication for and on behalf of SKAL ASIA. They are an ideal credit score to the SKAL motion.
During my first board assembly with the new committee on the ninth of September,
a day after the election, I reviewed the roadmap that was offered throughout my election marketing campaign. I’m delighted to say that many of the factors have been tackled and have been adopted up and strongly dedicated to by the board.
We knew that in 2022 the greatest problem we face will probably be the retention of our members and the second problem will probably be to rapidly discover a dwelling for our checking account.
For membership we’ve been paying an ideal deal of consideration to how the Asian Area may assist and assist our 5 nationwide committees and 41 golf equipment all through the 15 international locations that in the present day makes up the SKAL ASIAN AREA. I’m happy to say that we’ve been very profitable with our PROJECT 3000 marketing campaign with a goal to boost membership in Asia to 3000+ members and have seen improbable assist in all sectors however I significantly want to congratulate the nationwide group in India who has proven super development in Active and Young Skal membership and have absolutely supported Shalini and Asia’s Project 3000 with substantial numbers of younger college students together with a report quantity in KOLKATA now the world’s largest Skal grouping of Young Skålleagues with 177 members – an excellent achievement!
I’m delighted to see Phuket can also be bouncing again rapidly and the board will revisit Phuket for our mid-term assembly in November to view the progress for internet hosting of the 2023 SKAL ASIAN AREA CONGRESS 1-4 June. We even have acquired an distinctive bid for the 2024 Asia Congress from Bahrain which will probably be offered to you in the present day.
It can also be pleasing to see that Kolkata can also be bidding for the 2024 SKÅL World Congress which will probably be a world class occasion and presumably the finest attended congress of the decade.
FOUR cities I imagine have submitted bids which I perceive will probably be brief listed to 2 to be offered in Croatia in October this yr.
Skal International World President Burcin Turkkan
The board was suggested to maneuver the account away from Spain and hoped to register and open an account in Mauritius however ultimately selected Singapore.
Unfortunately Skal Asia regardless of its lengthy historical past was by no means capable of register as an entity that is inflicting us some appreciable ache and expense and maybe SI may help all unregistered SKAL groupings to be registered centrally by way of headquarters?
With the very excessive charges at 750 Euros pm charged by HQ for dealing with the checking account for Asia, we might have to cut back the Asia MDF sponsor awards we give out each year which might be disappointing.
As I come to my closing remarks I want to discuss membership together with your assist wanted to revitalise our suspended golf equipment in Pakistan, Yangon and Incheon, Korea
I’m happy to say our membership is rising.
At final yr’s handover we had 43 golf equipment however 4 golf equipment had been suspended for non cost shortly after. Today I’m happy to say that since February this yr our membership, even with fewer golf equipment, now 41 which incorporates the 3 new golf equipment in India and hopefully extra to come back, our membership has grown +10.29%
Membership is greater at 2614 members in the present day. Dushy in her glorious report despatched 2 weeks in the past provides you the breakdown and particulars nevertheless I wished so as to add my due to all National Committees and golf equipment for main the method in the direction of development and renewal.
Finally I look ahead to assembly with you all quickly – in particular person and let me say let’s all work collectively as a group to develop again SKÅL to a pinnacle of excellence in journey and tourism!
Andrew J Wood
Notes to editor:
SKÅL ASIA: With 2614 members in 41 Clubs, 28 grouped in 5 nationwide committees and 11 affiliated golf equipment, the Skål Asian Area is the most various Area in the world of Skål, spanning from Mauritius in the Indian Ocean over greater than 10,000 km to Guam in the Pacific Ocean with golf equipment in 15 fascinating international locations in-between. The Asian Area accounts for twenty per cent of all Skål International’s world members.
About Skål International: Skål International is knowledgeable organisation of tourism leaders round the world. Founded in 1934, Skål is an advocate of world tourism and peace and is a not for revenue affiliation. Skål doesn’t discriminate on the foundation of intercourse, age, race, faith or politics. Skål is targeted on doing enterprise and enterprise networking in the firm of fellow professionals in an environment of friendship. The Skål toast promotes Happiness, Good Health, Friendship, and Long Life. For extra info, please go to www.skal.org
Skal Asia President Andrew J Wood at dwelling in Bangkok previous to the digital zoom assembly
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