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The Skål Club of Bali donates one tonne of rice every month to needy causes

The Board has agreed to re-allocate all costs associated with Skål Congresses for 2020 that have been cancelled, to donate back to the community.

The devastating effect the global lockdown is having on our beautiful island. Many people have lost their jobs as foreign tourist arrivals has dried-up and with eighty percent of Balinese rely on tourism either directly or indirectly.

Basically, no tourists mean no jobs and no one can predict when things will improve. We feel that we have a social responsibility to assist where we can. 

The Board has agreed to re-allocate all costs associated with Skål Congresses for 2020 that have been cancelled, to donate back to the community. We will work with the Nasi Project to donate 1 tonne of rice each month for the next three months. 

Last Friday, the 1st May, members of the Board assisted with the distribution of rice to the most vulnerable individuals and families in the community. 

Andrew J Wood
News Editor

Andrew J Wood was born in Yorkshire England, he is a former hotelier, Skalleague and travel writer. Andrew has 48 years of hospitality and travel experience. Educated at Batley Grammar School and a hotel graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh. Andrew started his career in London, working with various hotels. His first posting overseas was with Hilton International, in Paris, and he later arrived in Asia in 1991 on Bangkok with his appointment as Director of Marketing at the Shangri-La Hotel and has remained in Thailand ever since. Andrew has also worked with the Royal Garden Resort Group now Anantara (Vice President) and the Landmark Group of Hotels (Vice President of Sales and Marketing). Latterly he has been the General Manager at the Royal Cliff Group of Hotels in Pattaya and the Chaophya Park Hotel Bangkok & Resorts.

A past board member and Director of Skål International (SI), a former National President with SI Thailand and a two time past President of the Bangkok Club. Andrew is the former President of Skål Asia. In 2019, Andrew was awarded SKÅL’s highest award the distinction of Membre D’Honneur.

He is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Asia.

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