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Dear Skalleagues,

We will be having our next dinner at the wonderful Gran Melia Resort at Coco Beach in Rio Grande. It will be held on Friday March 20th at 7:00pm, and for those of you who wish we have a special weekend offer as described below. Please RSVP by reply directly to me.


        Tarifa Especial para el fin de Semana del 20-22 de marzo de 2015

o   Junior Suite Garden View - $129.00++  por noche = $165.91 (incluyendo impuestos)

o   Red Level Garden View - $159++ por noche = $204.50 (incluyendo impuestos)

§  Beneficios del Red Level:  Check in & Check Out privados en el Red Level Lounge, servicio de mayordomos, acceso a la piscina privada “Red Level Pool”, desayunos, preferencia en la reservación de restaurantes y YHI Spa, Happy Hour en el Red Level Lounge de 5:00-7:00pm

Descuentos adicionales:

o   15% descuento en tratamientos YHI Spa

o   15% descuento en Alimentos & Bebidas (excluyendo Passion, Room Service & The Market)

 Para reservaciones favor de llamar 787-657-1040 y hacer referencia al grupo de Skal. 

SKAL March Dinner MENU

Skal Dinner – Gran Melia

Hors D’oeuvers

Savory Macarons with caramelized Pork belly

Greek Spherification

Tuna and Water melon Ceviche

Black Pudding with Green Apples marmalade

Beetroot Meringue Puffs Filled with Olive Oil Foam

First Course

Foie Torchon

Raspberry Gel, Gewürztraminer wine poached Christophine, Date & Nut Bread

Second Course

Cumin Dust Divers Scallops

Mango, Red Piquillo Peppers, Jalapenos relish, Salmorejo pearls

 Third Course

Duet:  Lamb & Slow Poached Cod in Extra Virgin Olive oil, Garbanzo Cream

with orange & fennel Confit, saffron-chamomile sauce

 Fourth Course

Local fruit mousse with pistachio microwave sponge Pitahaya foam and Citrus curd


Best Regards,

Geoffrey Field, SIPR Secretary



Here are the results of the Skal International Puerto Rico Elections for the 2015-2016 period. The new Board will be installed at our April meeting and will attend our March combined board meeting.

The following Skalleagues were elected by unanimous vote:

2015-2016 SIPR Board of Directors-Elect and Auditors-Elect

President  Ivan O. Puig Gonzalez:

Vice President Osvaldo Rivera Cruz

Immediate Past President: Mickey Espada 

Secretary: Angel Luis Marrero

Treasurer: Joanne Ferguson-Twiste

SIUSA Rep: Ronald Flores


Irene Castillo

Felix Mulero

Lizette Perez

Robert Rodriguez 

Maritza Toste

One Director to be named by the President-Elect

Auditor Luis Carreras  (1 year term)

Auditor Jose Daniel Diaz Quiñones (2-year term)

Congratulations to all!!

Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

SIPR SIUSA Rep. and Communications Officer


We will soon be voting for the Evento of the Year to be presented at the April Installation Dinner. By clicking on the date, you can review and remember the good times we had! These are the venues to choose from…it will be difficult!

APRIL 2014 Club Nautico de San Juan

MAY 2014 San Juan Intercontinental

JUNE 2014 Silk, Doubletree by Hilton, Condado

JULY 2014 (Recess)

AUGUST  2014 Caribe Hilton

SEPTEMBER  2014 St. Regis, Bahia Beach

OCTOBER  2014 San Juan Intercontinental

NOVEMBER  2014 Meat Market, El San Juan

DECEMBER  2014 La Cava del Terroir, Carabali Rainforest Park

JANUARY  2015 Ruth’s Chris, Hato Rey

FEBRUARY 2015 San Juan Marriott

MARCH 2015 Gran Melia (Coming)


Israel Calderon of ICM Global Cuisine

Yolanda Carlo of Carabali Rainforest Park

Cartlos de Freitas, Managing Director, Gran Melia Golf Resort

Jose Gonzalez Freyre, President of the Columbus Park attraction

Alejandro Manzanares of Gustazos.

Maria Fernanda Rubio, professional congress organizer

Jose Santana de la Rosa, CEO of Empresas Santana. 

Danny Williams, General Manager, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa


Skal World Congress in Mexico City

(To see photo album, click on the name of the event)

October 25 to 30, Mickey and Ronald attended the Skal World Congress with Mickey as our club’s delegate. Photos are posted on our FACEBOOK page and HERE.


Skål International 80th Anniversary Celebration, Paris, France

(To see photo album, click on the name of the event)

Celebration in Montmartre 2

From the left: Ronald Flores (Puerto Rico), Nahid Olfati (San Francisco), Carlos Banks (Fort Lauderdale), Frank Klare (Philadelphia), David Fisher (Nairobi) and Mario Hache (Boston). They are sharing a moment in front of the Moulin Rouge in Montmartre during the Skal Anniversary celebration. Nineteen countries were represented and events included tours of the city by bus and by boat, great food (of course), plenty of champagne, and a ceremony placing wreaths on the tomb of Florimund Volckaert, founding presdient of Skal in Paris in 1934, at famous Pierre Lachaise Cemetery in the Bastille. Ronald and Olga Flores from Puerto Rico attended the event.


SIPR President attends SIUSA Installation and Boston Meeting

January 2015

To see the Minutes of the Meeting


© Skal International Puerto Rico 2014