SKAL Luncheon & AGM December 2022 at Tamarind Brasserie – Sharing Moments

Sharing Moments At The Skal Luncheon December 2022 This month’s SKAL luncheon and 12th AGM  was hosted by Tamarind Brasserie on Wednesday 7th Dec. During the morning AGM a new president of SKAL and committee was elected to run for office in 2023. After the AGM the afternoon began with the SKAL Soko and network cocktail. This brought together vendors who had displayed for sale various gift items, fashion, wine and food products for the festive season. Members came in good numbers and all dressed in Christmas colours which was the theme for the afternoon. Tamarind Brasserie went all out to decorate the restaurant and dining area for the year-end event to celebrate the festive season. All members were in a joyously festive mood. The Tamarind Group as usual impressed the members with a wide array of culinary delights that included the famous Africa Meat Carvery and Seafood. There was a prize-giving session where members and non-members got a chance to win various sponsored prizes through a raffle draw. New Skal members were initiated to the club and included Mr Simon Miller of Yaya Apartments & Hotels, Mr Hannington Khanyola of Wine Yard East Africa, Ms Karin Bloem of Wild Times Safaris and Ms Mbati Kamuyu of Kenya Utalii College

Prizes for both members and non-members

  Here are sharing moments with Go Places photos courtesy of Tamarind Brasserie Photos courtesy Tamarind Brasserie

Newly Elected SKAL President and Executive Committee – 2023

  • President SKAL Kenya Nairobi  – Liz Tapawa
  • Vice President – Gabriel Maroa
  • Honorary Secretary – Umberta Daniel
  • Member – Program & Events – Daniel Celini
  • Member – Development & Communication  – Nev Jiwani
  • Member- Membership – Rose Gatanyu

Liz Tapawa.

Liz Tapawa joined Skal Kenya Nairobi in 2017 as a member and was elected to the executive committee in 2019. She has served in the EC for three years with her current position being vice president. Her experience as a seasoned hotelier, spans over 25 years in Hospitality operations, commercial and business development.

“2022 has been a very encouraging year for the club as we have seen the resumption on face to face events, club membership growth and overall member participation in club activities.

This year we are honoured to mount the Skal club plaque at St Paul children’s Home in honour of the club’s support of the home. We have been supporting the home for over 10 years and this year, we finally go the recognition plaque which is awarded to corporates who support the home.”

She is a member of the Kenya Association of Women In Tourism (KAWT) where she is an active member of the Mentorship and Mice Programs. She is passionate about mentorships and coaching and when she is not doing charity work she loves spending time at her farm.

Liz as the president of the club in 2023 is committed to working with the board and national office where she will be focusing on strengthening the membership by encouraging members to actively come back to physical events, supporting the national president and also working together to strengthen Skal Kenya Nairobi, and bring value to members by creating B2B  opportunities and engagement to support the slogan, “Doing Business Amongst Friends.” for all.


We are the Kenya chapter of a professional organization of tourism leaders, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives meet at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest. The first Club was founded in 1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia. The idea of international goodwill and friendship grew and, in 1934, the “Association Internationale des Skal Clubs” was formed with Florimond Volckaert as its first President, who is considered the “Father of Skal”. In Kenya, the first club was founded in XYZ. Skal International today has approximately 15,000 members in 400 Clubs throughout 80 nations. Most activities occur at the local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skal International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain. The Kenya chapter boasts of 123 members in Nairobi and 456 members at the Coast. Skal International is governed by an Executive Committee of six members, elected by delegates to an annual General Assembly, held during the World Congress, hosted by a different country each year. This allows members first-hand observation of the travel and tourism potential around the world.

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