Skål Club of the Year

Skål International, with  more than 12622 members, entailing of industry’s Managers and Executives, meet at Local, National, Regional and International levels to do business among friends throughout  more than 311 Skål Clubs along 78 countries.

Skål International annually convenes the Skål International Club of the Year Award, aimed at public recognition of those clubs that have stood out for their activity inside and outside the organisation, as well as for their work under the values of Skål International.

The Skål International Club of the Year Award are governed by the following rules:

Who may enter?

All Skål Clubs worldwide that meet all the requirements listed below. Headquarters carries on a thorough revision to determine the eligible Clubs each year, who are then invited to participate in the Skål Club of the Year Award. 

With great pleasure we announce the three Clubs nominated to enter the 'Skål Club of the Year 2022-2023' Award:

Skål International Christchurch | New Zealand View video

Skål International Nairobi | Kenya View video

Skål International Wellington | New Zealand View video

Qualifying requirements

1. Payment of annual international membership fees made by the Club by 28 February.

2. Net increase of 10% in membership or a minimum of 10 new members for Clubs with more than 100 members. Young Skål Students will not be counted in the growth calculation (from 1 April 2022 to 30 April of current year). 

3. Voting delegate at two Skål International Annual General Assemblies in the past five years.  

4. Contribution to the Florimond Volckaert Fund (from 1 January 2022 to 30 April of current year).

5. Contribution to the Membership Development Fund (From 1 January 2022 to 30 April of current year).

6. That the Club is active in at least one social media platform such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. 

7. That the Club has adopted the Skål Branding with the new corporate identity logo. 


The eligible Clubs have been invited to produce a 2:30 minutes video outlining their achievements, initiatives to recruit or retain their membership, promote the Skål brand or their charity and sustainable functions undertaken from 1 January to 31 December 2022. Deadline for submission of this video: 1 August 2023.


Clubs with less than ten members or with outstanding debts  over EUR 200  owed to Skål International on 25 August will not be allowed to vote. Debts of new members approved during August will not be taken into account.  

Accredited clubs will be invited to vote electronically for the Club they considered should be declared the winner. 

Clubs with up to 65 Active/Life/Retired/Young Skål Professional members will be entitled to one vote and those with 66 or more Active/Life/Retired/Young Skål Professional, will have two votes.

The voting process will be conducted on Election Buddy.

The link to vote will be sent to the Clubs Presidents  and in the case of those clubs with two votes, the Secretaries will also receive the link to vote.

Senior Vice President Annette Cardenas, Vice President Denise Scrafton and Director Andres Hayes will make up a panel of judges representing the Executive Board. Each of them will vote individually. Suppose a Club from a country of one of the jury members is among the Clubs nominated to compete. In that case, another member of the EB will deputize in order of seniority.  

The Club that gets the highest combined score following vote by the Clubs and the Executive Board will be declared ‘Skål Club of the Year 2022/2023'.

Award Ceremony

The Skål Club of the Year Award ceremony took take place during the Opening Ceremony of the 82nd Skål World Congress in Malaga on 2 November 2023.
The winner was presented with the "Michael O'Flynn" Perpetual Trophy and a certificate valid for a free Double Congress registration in First Class for the 2024 Skål World Congress. Airfare excluded.  

SKÅL INTERNATIONAL NAIROBI was declared Skål Club of the Years 2022/2023

Timeline 2023 for the "Skål Club of the Year" 

31 MAY

Eligible Clubs are invited to participate

1 august 

Deadline for submission of videos to Headquarters

1 SEPTEMBER at 0:00
to 15 OCTOBER AT 23:45 CET

Online voting period by Clubs worldwide

Official announcement of the winner

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