2012 Nov. Fundraiser El Convento

Our November fundraiser at El Convento hotel in November was a qualified success. Qualified only because of the low attendance, but not because of the fantastic effort put into it by Irene Castillo and her committee, with special mention to Joanne Ferguson and Maritza Toste. Most of our Skalleagues did an outstanding job obtaining silent auction items, we all tried with mixed success to sell tickets in the post-election environment (!), and Irene put together a beautiful display (with great bid sheets)…thanks to the extraordinary support from SIPR member Kenneth Cintrón and Expo Gallery. (Indeed all of the signage and display stands were courtesy of Expo Gallery.) The music provided by Entertainment Concepts was undeniably terrific!

The number of participants compared to other years was low (even from our own club!) but the enthusiasm of those who attended was great and their auction bids will help us to continue to fund Skal Puerto Rico Hospitality Students for one more year, make a donation to El Hogar el Pequeño Joshua and support the Skal International Florimond Volckaert Fund – all albeit on a more modest level.

It was a special pleasure to have two of our scholarship students present, both of whom expressed interest in forming a Young Skal Club in Puerto Rico.

Skal Puerto Rico is sincerely grateful to the many sponsors who supported this event and to everyone who attended or contributed to it!

Photos by Belmar Studios

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