The President’s Message


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Dear Skålleagues and Friends of Skål,

It is my greatest honour, for your trust and faith you bestowed in me as the incoming President of SKAL International Singapore for the term 2015/2016.

I would firstly like to thank Sean Boyle, our prestigious and past President, for his leadership and inspiration during the past 3 years and I was privileged to be on his Exco Team. As you know, Sean has an unprecedented personality and charisma, which is going to be huge shoes for me to fill and hard act to follow.

I joined SKAL in 2007. With all the opportunities and challenges that come with my acceptance to serve us all, I am of the belief that this journey will not be a smooth one if I am to walk it alone. So I would like to also thank and recognize the importance of our new Vice President – Janet Tan Collis, Honorary Secretary – Tony Cousens, Honorary Treasurer – Sean Boyle and Committee Members, Andrew Chan, Bruce Keats, Gilbert Madhavan, Andrew Jeffrey and Melvyn Yap. It is through this synergy that we are able to ensure that our goals and programs moving forward will be successful and fruitful.

We have a lot on our plate in the coming months and years, with the possible bid to host the SKAL World Congress in Singapore in 2018.

This is not only the responsibility of the EXCO but must include participation from all our members, all of you.

Let me take this opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous initiatives that were undertaken by the previous EXCO, many of whom are still on board.

Being elected the 2nd Lady President for SKAL International Singapore since it’s inception 63 years ago, it is a huge honor. I hope to be able to serve you and bring Singapore to greater heights, and an Association and Destination to be reckoned with.

To help grow this club, I urge each member to introduce a new member to the club, our prestigious SKAL International Singapore club. New members can bring new ideas, new life and rejuvenated vigor to help make our club one of the best in Asia and the World.

Thank you once again for your support and I sincerely look forward to hearing everyone’s voice and thoughts, to help place our club clearly on the SKAL map!


In Skal
Michelle Sandhu