New Club Skål International Cape West Coast

The tourism industry on the West Coast of Cape Province has expanded exponentially.

Two well -seasoned Skålleagues now living in Langebaan started debating the merits of a new club.

To get the ball rolling, Vernon Kirsten and Shirley Brown, who have both been Presidents of Skål International Cape Town, recruited a number of prominent local tourism industry providers.

This resulted in the establishment of Skål International Cape West Coast Club - number 742 – in September 2022. The inauguration of the club took place on 17th September 2022 at a gala dinner at Langebaan Boutique Hotel and Spa.

Club Board of Officers:

  • President: Shirley Brown

  • Vice President: Joy Strydom

  • Secretary: Hiliary-Ann van Wyk

  • Treasurer: Geoffrey Erasmus

  • Membership Development Officer: TK Chettiar and Hiliary–Ann van Wyk

  • Communications and PR Officer: Joy Strydom

List of Founding Members:

  • Hiliary-Ann van Wyk. Keyside Training and Development

  • Melanie Sillince. Chartwell House

  • Geoffrey Erasmus. Cooksey Classic Cars

  • TK Chettiar. Langebaan Boutique Hotel and Spa

  • Hein Wittstock. Wimpy

  • Heinrich Mouton. West Coast Chef School

  • Carine van Eyssen. Zest Spa

  • Maxleigh Derman. Port Owen Guest House

  • Estelle Horn. Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort

  • Frieda Henning. Swop and Stay

  • Karen Jordaan. Riviera Tours

  • Cindy-Lee Porter. Rox and Sea Country Lodge

  • Estelle Ciaglia. Maki-Saki Boutique Spa

  • Nomonde Ndlangisa. Bergrivier Tourism

  • Jonathan Kilroe-Smith. Club Mykonos

  • Shirley Brown (transfer from Cape Town). Keyside Conferencing

  • Joy Strydom (transfer from Cape Town). JJRS Consulting Services

  • Vernon Kirsten (transfer from Cape Town). Global Reservations

We are extremely proud of that fact that despite Covid, we have successfully started another Skål International club in South Africa and are determined to make it a huge success.

Our main immediate goals for 2022 and 2023:

  • Get more members.

  • Establish a young Skål membership.

  • Have regular member get togethers.

  • Educate our members on Skål worldwide and the benefits.

  • Get sufficient funds to send our President to the World Congress.

  • Get sufficient funds to contribute to the Florimond Volckaert Fund.

Attached please find some photographs of our club Board of Officers as well as our inauguration dinner: