Skål Club of the Year

Skål International, with  more than 12562 members, entailing of industry’s Managers and Executives, meet at Local, National, Regional and International levels to do business among friends throughout  more than 334 Skål Clubs along 99 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 will be governed by the following rules:

Who may enter?

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

Qualifying requirements

1. Payment of annual membership fees made by the Club before 31 March of current year - Extended to 18 April due to Covid-19.

2. Net increase of 10% in membership or a minimum of 10 new members for Clubs with more than 100 members (from 1 April 2019 to 30 April of current year).

3. Voting delegate at two Skål World Congresses in the past five years.

4. Contribution to the Florimond Volckaert Fund or the Membership Development Fund, through donations or vouchers for the Raffle or Silent Auction (from 1 January 2019 to 30 April of current year).

5. That the Club has a website for external communications.

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

Clubs running the competition

We are delighted to announce that this year, we have 19 Clubs that have fulfilled all the requirements that make them eligible to enter the Skål Club of the Year competition.

Some of them have withdrawn from the competition but we would like to congratulate them all for their efforts:

  • Skål Albany (Australia)  View video

  • Skål Auckland (New Zealand)  View video

  • Skål Brisbane (Australia)  View video

  • Skål Canadian Rockies (Canada)  View video

  • Skål Ciudad de México (Mexico)  View video

  • Skål Côte d’Azur (France) Withdrew from the competition

  • Skål Edmonton (Canada)  Withdrew from the competition

  • Skål Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beaches (USA)  View video

  • Skål Goa (India)  View video

  • Skål Halifax (Canada)  Withdrew from the competition

  • Skål Hawaii (USA)  View video

  • Skål Izmir (Turkey)  View video

  • Skål London (Canada)  Withdrew from the competition

  • Skål Monaco (Monaco)  View video

  • Skål Monterrey (Mexico)  View video

  • Skål Paris (France)  Withdrew from the competition

  • Skål Perth (Australia)  View video

  • Skål Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)  View video

  • Skål Saskatoon (Canada)  Withdrew from the competition


Each Club worldwide, including the nominees, will be invited to vote electronically for the Club they consider should be declared winner and will be allowed to vote for a Club in its own country.

Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President and Senior Director usually make up the panel of judges to represent the Executive Board and each of them vote individually. If a Club from a country of one of the VPs and/or Senior Director is among the Clubs nominated to compete, another member of the Executive Board, in order of seniority, will deputise. Since this year the EB countries by order of seniority are competing, therefore, it has been agreed that ISC President Marja Eela-Kaskinen, CEO Daniela Otero and given the circumstances Senior Auditor Frans Staal will be the three judges. 

Clubs will determine 60% of the votes while the Executive Board will determine 40%.

The Club receiving the highest joint score will be declared ‘Skål Club of the Year'.

Following cancellation of the Skål World Congress where the winner was going to be announced, the date of the announcement is still to be determined. The winner will receive a certificate valid for a free Double Congress registration in First Class for the next Skål World Congress, airfare excluded.

Timeline 2020 Skål Club of the Year


Deadline for submission of videos to Headquarters.

7 SEPTEMBER at 0:00 to 6 OCTOBER AT 23:45 CET

Online voting by all Clubs.


Official announcement of the ‘Skål Club of the Year 2020’ winner.

Take a look at the Club winners over the years and discover wonderful destinations to visit!