Skal International Toast

The word "Skal" come from Scandinavia and has a long tradition. The "Skal" is a bowl containing a welcome drink that is offered to visitors when entering a home. The founders of Skal International adopted this word and used the letters to create the "Skal" Club Toast.

 

Sundhet   (Good Health)

Karlek    (Friendship)

Alder    (Long Life)

Lycka     (Happiness)

 

The Skal Toast is given as follows:

 

To Fellow Skalleagues Everywhere!

Happiness!

Good Health!

Friendship!

Long Life!

Skal!

 

The Skal Toast is also given in two other languages when Skalleagues from the around world are together.

 

French:    

A' nos skalleagues du monde entier!

Boneur!

Sante'!

Amitie'!

Longue Vie!

Skal!

 

Spanish:

Colegas de Skal en Todo el Mundo!

Felicidad!

Salud!

Amistad!

Larga Vida!

Skal!

 

A Skal Blessing, written by Dovey Wright (whose husband, Bill, was a long-time member of Skal in Memphis and Atlanta) is shown below:

 

May you have Happiness enough to fill each day,

May Good Health be yours along the way,

May many a Friendship tried and true,

Throughout a Long Life come to you.