In a historic moment that echoed across continents, Skal Kenya Nairobi etched its name in the annals of Skal International as the first African club to clinch the prestigious “Skal Club of the Year Award.”
The announcement, made during the 2023 World Skal Congress in Spain’s Malaga, marked a watershed moment for the club and the entire African Skal community.
The award ceremony was a culmination of Skal Kenya Nairobi’s exceptional achievements, initiatives to recruit and retain members, promotion of the Skål brand, charitable endeavors, and sustainable activities, as showcased in their compelling 2.30-minute video presentation. The club’s commitment to excellence and its impact on the community resonated with Skal Clubs worldwide, leading to their resounding victory.
Outgoing Skal World President Juan I. Steta, with a sense of pride and admiration, presented Skal Kenya Nairobi with the coveted Perpetual Michael O’Flynn trophy. The moment was not only a recognition of the club’s accomplishments but also a celebration of the vibrant Skal community flourishing in Africa.
Skal Kenya Nairobi’s dedication to philanthropy was spotlighted during the award process, with a special mention of their decade-long partnership with St. Paul’s Children Center in Bul Bul. The club’s involvement in mentoring, financial support, and social initiatives for the children struck a chord, emphasizing the transformative impact Skal clubs can have beyond the realm of hospitality.
A shining example of environmental stewardship, Skal Kenya Nairobi’s tree-planting initiative at St. Paul’s Children Center underscored their commitment to combating climate change and fostering environmental awareness. President Liz Tapawa’s leadership in spearheading this endeavor showcased the club’s proactive approach to creating positive change.
In recognition of their exceptional achievement, Skal Kenya Nairobi was awarded a free Double Congress registration in First Class for the 2024 Skal World Congress in Izmir, Turkey.
The honor not only solidified their status as a trailblazing Skal club but also opened new horizons for continued collaboration and global impact.
As the news of Skal Kenya Nairobi’s historic win reverberated through the Skal International community, it signaled a new era of recognition and appreciation for the remarkable contributions emerging from the vibrant landscapes of African hospitality. The award stood as a testament to the club’s dedication, innovation, and unwavering commitment to the ideals of Skal International.