Skål Friendship Monument Inaugurated by Skål International Villa la Angostura

The Skål Friendship Monument was inaugurated on Monday 25 October in Villa la Angostura, Patagonia, Argentina.

It celebrates the core values of the Association, and especially the Friendship that exists between its member tourism executives.

The sculpture represents the globe supported by 6 pillars, symbolizing the union and equality of the countries and cities that make up the Association.

The local Skålleagues were accompanied at the inauguration by the Mayor of the town, Dr. Fabio Stefanni, and the President of the Skål International Argentina National Committee, Mr. Jorge De Cesco, who cut the traditional ribbon.

Many authorities were present, both from the municipality and from Skål International, the Deputy Mayor, Mr Luciano Villalba, the Secretary of Government, Mr Javier de los Rios, the Secretary of Tourism, Mrs. Marina Gonzalez, the President of the Honorable Deliberative Council, Mr David Tressens, accompanied by several Councilors and the Under Secretary of Tourism of the Province of Neuquén, Mr Hernán Santarelli.

From Skål International, in addition to the National President, the first Vice President Mr. Carlos Balogh (Viedma Patagones), the Secretary Mr. Antonio Raul Cuence (Buenos Aires), the Treasurer Dr. Gustavo Ammann (Alto Valle), the President of Skål International Alto Valle, Mrs. Isabel Millan, accompanied by several members, including the local Club Godfather, Mr. René Minolfi, who had travelled from Roca Rio Negro at an advanced age. The event was also attended by the President of the Latin America South Area Committee, Mr. Sergio Acuña (Rosario).

The event, which was opened by the President of Skål International Villa La Angostura, Mr. Martin Suero, was very emotional and was followed by a cocktail reception at El Santuario, in the historic house built by Architect Alejandro Bustillo, the most famous architect of Patagonia Argentina.