Skål International New Orleans

Doing business among friends

View All Monthly Meetings

Skal New Orleans Annual Holiday Party to take place at the InterContinental Hotel

Date: Monday, December 18

Location: Intercontinental Hotel Ballroom

December 19 2023 | Skål Monthly Meetings


Our Annual Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa Party is taking place in the beautiful ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel on Monday, December 18.   Skalleagues Gina Chimeno and Randy Parkins are preparing a spectacular event for us!

This is also when we have our annual Silent Auction to raise funds for our two special tourism beneficiaries...the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and the UNO HRT Foundation.  Last year we raised $16,000 and this year we hope our final tally is even greater.  See teaser list below of just a few of the exciting items you could win!

This is a meeting where you can purchase a ticket for your spouse, significant other or colleague.   

Networking+Silent Auction+Cocktails starts at 5:30 pm.   Be sure to arrive early to get a jump on our huge auction...45+ items!  Stu Barash, Auction Chair, has done an amazing job again coordinating our largest auction to date!  

Opening Toast and Dinner Service starts promptly at 6:30 pm

For those of you who don't want to drive home after a fun celebration, Gina Chimeno has arranged for an extremely special Skal room rate of only $99.   Please use this link to book your room...


A dedicated website is now available for your attendees to book their hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made starting Nov 29, 2023 at this web address:

Booking Website:
It is important that you share this web address with your attendees as soon as possible.


To RSVP for the Party, go to --  Please make sure your name and your guest's name is on the form before you hit send.

For all "Active" members, the cost of this meeting is included in your annual dues. The cost for Life & Retired Members is $90 which includes complimentary cocktails during the networking hour, along with a festive sit-down dinner. The cost for a guest is $100. To pay online, please contact and request an invoice which can be paid by credit card.


Here's a preview list of some of the 45+ auction items.  A full list of items to be auctioned will be available to review prior to the event so you can prepare your "wish list" in advance!