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Skål International LONDON

1934 -  2014

80 years servicing the Travel and Tourism Industry


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Minutes of a Meeting held at Airways Terminus Victoria Station London at

18.30 on Friday, 16th November 1934.

 

Present:

Mr Fisher, Pickford Ltd

Mr Frochaug, Norwegian State Railways

Mr Mara, Dean & Dawson Ltd

Mr Ostelius, A.B.A ( Swedish Air Lines )

Mr de Jongh, K.L.M. ( Royal Dutch Air Lines )

Mr Taylor, Thos Cook & Son Ltd

Mr Gilkes, Travel Topics

Mr Reed,  R.G. Bonsor & Co.

Mr Wallace Frame, Frame’s Tours Ltd

Mr Waugh, Imperial Airways Ltd

Mr Crudge, Imperial Airways Ltd

Mr Knott, Bergenske & Co.

Mr Fisher, Thos. Cook & Son Ltd

Mr Howard, Thos. Cook & Son Ltd

 

1.

Mr R.W. Waugh ( Imperial Airways ) explained that a proposal had been made that a branch of the Skall Club, already well-known on the Continent should be formed in London. He explained that the purpose of this meeting was to discuss this project in an unofficial manner and to obtain the views of a small but representative gathering of the travel business.

The idea found favour with all those present and it was agreed to formulate certain details as to the forming of such a Club and to submit these to a larger gathering of the travel business at a later date, the Committee to perform these functions to consist of all those present at the present meeting and after having submitted their suggestions to the larger gathering this self-appointed Committee should dissolve.

 

2. Eligibility for Membership:

A discussion took place on the qualifications required for membership of the Skal Club. Divers views were expressed and it was eventually agreed that membership should be available top senior members of the travel and transport organisations at the discretion of an Election Committee which it was agreed should be appointed

 

3. Name and Badge of the Club:

A discussion took place on the advisability of adopting the Continental Skal Club badge which consists of two glasses raised as in a toast. It was suggested that this might convey an erroneous impression that the Skal Club was a drinking Club. It was eventually agreed that the difficulties which would follow any attempt to alter either the name of the Club or its existing badge would result in a disassociation from the Continental idea of the Skal Club. This being undesirable it was agreed that both the name and the badge should remain as at present.

 

4. Subscriptions:

It was agreed that the subscriptions for the Skal Club should be half a guineas per annum.

 

5. Premises:

It was suggested that premises should be found in which members might foregather once weekly.

A sub-committee was appointed to look into the question of suitable premises, consisting of Mr Mara ( Dean & Dawson ), Mr Fisher ( Pickfords ), Mr Ostelius (A.B.A ), Mr Waugh ( Imperial Airways ). It was agreed that in their enquire into suitabale premises this sub-committee should endeavour to find accommodation in conjunction with one of  the London hotels rather than over a public house.

Further it was agreed that this sub-committee should submit their suggestions at the next committee meeting together with their suggestions for a venue of the larger meeting of representatives of the travel industry at which the present committee should make their recommendations for the formation of the Skal Club.

 

6. Rules of the Club:

It was agreed that in order to formulate Club Rules examination should be made of the existing rules of the various Skal Clubs on the Continent. Mr Ostelius agreed therefore to produce copies of the rules of the Brussels and Paris Skal Clubs.

 

7. London and the Provinces:

A discussion took place as to whether the Club should be the Skal Club of London or the Skal Club of Great Britain. It was eventually agreed that the Club should be the Skal Club of London and the Provincial members should be welcome at a reduced subscription. The idea was put forward that Skal Clubs might eventually be formed in the larger Provincial centres which in turn would lead to the forming of the Skal Club of Great Britain.

 

8. Calling of a meeting to receive the proposals of the Committee:

Mr Fisher ( Pickfords ) agreed to print notices when necessary to convene a meeting at which the existing Committee might put forward their suggestions for the formation of the Skal Club.

Mr Knott ( Bergenske & Co. ) accepted the post of Secretary to this Committee and it was agreed that all those present should accept the liability of 10/6 per head which would adequately cover all expenses which might be incurred prior to the actual formation of the Club. After the formation of the Club any expenses then incurred would be debited to the appropriate account and the liability of 10/6 per head incurred by all present at this meeting would then become their first year’s subscription.

 

9. Drafting of Notice:

A sub-committee was formed which would be responsible for drafting the notice to convene the meeting of representatives of the travel industry. This sub-committee consists of Mr. Fisher (Cook’s), Mr Knott (Bergenske’s), Mr Frame (Frame’s Tours ), Mr Jilkes ( Travellers’ Insurance). It was agreed that this sub-committee should submit their recommendations to the Committee at the next meeting in conjunction with the Premises sub-committee.

 

10. Non-treating:

It was suggested that the proposed Skal Club should have a rule that it should be strictly non-treating. It was agreed that this proposal should be considered at the next meeting having regard to the premises recommended by the Premises sub-committee.

 

11. Next Meeting

It was agreed that all those present should endeavour to be present at Airways Terminus, Victoria Station at 18.30hrs, on Friday next, the 23rd inst. and hear

(1)  The recommendation of the Premises sub-committee

(2)  The recommendations of the sub-committee for drafting the notice for convening the larger meeting.

(3)  To inspect the rules of the Paris and Brussels Skal Clubs.

(4)  To discuss any other business.

 Skål London is twinned with:


London & New York

The Skål Clubs of London, UK and New York, USA were twinned on November 9th, 2010

London & Paris

The Skål Clubs of London, UK and Paris, France were twinned on April, 28th 2009.

 


 

Skål International
LONDON
1934 -  2014

80 years servicing the Travel and Tourism Industry