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SKAL India inaugurates second club in Mumbai

Author: Andrew J Wood / Date: Mon, 03/04/2019 - 02:01
SAA Secretary Arun Raghavan representative of Skal International’s Asian Area board
(L-R) SI Mumbai South club committee: Jason O'Connor 2nd VP, Vaibhav Kedia 1st VP, Sunil Acharya Secretary, Kuldeep Bhartee President, Sujata Mariwala Board member, Suresh Gulrajani Board member, Thomas Kuncheria Treasurer.
Presentation of the new Skal club’s membership certificate to President Kuldeep Bhartee by Ranjini Nambiar, President Skal International India
Board members of the Skal India National Committee with members of the Board of Skal International Mumbai South and some of their members.

The second club in Mumbai started with 35 members. 

MUMBAI, INDIA: Skal International Mumbai South was inaugurated on Friday 22nd February 2019 at the ITC Maratha hotel, Mumbai International Airport. The second club in Mumbai started with 35 members. 

On this auspicious occasion, Ranjini Nambiar, President, Skal International India, Carl Vaz, 1st Vice President and Shekhar Divadkar, Secretary graced the occasion along with distinguished Membre d'Honneur Jason Samuel and Arun Raghavan Secretary of the Skal Asian Area. 

Mr Raghavan on behalf of the Asian Board of Skal International joined the accompanying distinguished guests in a traditional lamp lighting ceremony to signify the opening of the new club and addressed the members referring to the World of Skal, reminding all members about the upcoming Asia Area Congress in Bangalore in June 2019 and the Skal World Congress taking place in Miami, USA in September 2019. 

Including VIP guests and spouses 52 people were in attendance for an exceptional cocktail with the inauguration formalities taking place in the Ballroom followed by dinner in the sparklingly lit gardens adjoining the hall. 

Speaking at the event, Ranjini Nambiar, Skal International India President said, “ Growth of Skal India in the last six months has been phenomenal, we have opened 3 Clubs taking the count to 14 Clubs with 1183 Members. Our vision was 20 Clubs by Year 2020, looks like we have to raise our bar higher to reach out to potential members across the length & breadth of this vast country".

The Skal Asian Area takes place in Bangalore, India 27-29 June 2019 and all Skal members are invited to join.


Andrew J Wood

English born Andrew J Wood, is a freelance travel writer and for most of his career a professional hotelier. Andrew has over 35 years of hospitality and travel experience. He is a Skal member and a hotel graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh. Andrew is also a former member of the Executive Committe of Skal International (SI), National President SI THAILAND, Club President of SI BANGKOK and is currently SI Asia Area a.VP Southeast Asia (SEA), and Director of Public Relations Skal International BANGKOK. He is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Thailand including Assumption University's Hospitality School and the Japan Hotel School in Tokyo.