The Lift - June 2002

June Events - (See Articles Below for Details)
June 2 (Sunday) - Kualoa Ranch Mountain Bike Ride
June 6 (Thursday) - 6:30 General Meeting- Yum Yum Tree
June 9 (Sunday)- 7:30 am to 4:00 pm North Shore Hike
June 11(Thursday) - 6 pm Board Meeting- Waikiki Yacht Club
June 14 (Friday) - 5:30 Pau Hana- Waterfront Cafe & Cabaret (Aloha Tower Market Place)
June 22 (Saturday) - 5pm Beach Campfire- Bellows
June 30 (Sunday) - Taste of Honolulu

President's Message

Hello everyone, and I do mean everyone. To those who have attended the monthly meetings and scheduled events, Thank you for coming!!!!! It makes my job worth while to see people having fun. To those members who haven't made it to anything.......Where ya' been???? There are plenty of activities coming up. Please don't be a stranger to the club. I'm open to ideas that will get new and inactive members involved. Always feel welcome to reach out to me personally on any issue.

See ya' at the Yum Yum, Dave

Ski Week and Spring Fling 2003

Canada here we come! By popular demand, Big White Ski Resort has been selected as our club's main winter event for Ski Week 2003.

Big White is centrally located in the heart of British Columbia's interior in the Monashee Mountain Range on the edge of the Canadian Rockies. Big White's resort encompasses 7000 acres with 2565 acres of skiable terrain. It has an annual snowfall of over 24 feet of dry inland powder (true champagne). The variety of terrain is immense with over 112 runs for all abilities. It even has night skiing! The mountain is serviced by one of the largest lift systems in Canada. Recent "Best in Canada" awards include Best Variety of Terrain, Best Glade Skiing, and Best Grooming. The village provides some of the best ski to/from access found anywhere in the world. Other adventures include the Mega Snow Coaster Tube Ride, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and ice skating.

Departing Friday night January 31st and returning Saturday February 8th. We will most likely fly from Honolulu to Kelowna with a stopover in Vancouver. Big White lies about 35 miles southeast of Kelowna. For those interested in trying their hand at blackjack, Poker, craps or the slots, spend a day or so at the casinos in Kelowna.

Trip details and ski package sign up sheet to follow in July's Newsletter. Until then, check out their web site at

"Spring Fling" March 2003!

For those unable to make the main event with our group trip to Big White, a smaller version, "Spring Fling", will be organized for Spring break to Whistler, Canada! Details to follow in the upcoming newsletters.

Upcoming Events

Kualoa Ranch Bike Ride - June 2
If you're planning to join us on this mountain bike ride at Kualoa Ranch on Sunday, June 2, from 8:00 to 12:00, please call 487-7485 or e-mail Wanda so we can meet. Registration can be done at Bike Shop for $20 until May 30, or at the ranch for $25.
Must Haves: helmet, knobby tires, water, sunscreen. Trail mix optional.
Bring drinks and snacks for a light picnic to follow the ride. Wanda

General Meeting- June 6- Yum Yum Tree - Ward Warehouse

The early bird menu has been working out very well so those of you who haven't been to a general meeting in a while stop by and check out the "new" location.

North Shore Hike- June 9 2002 - 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Up the Malaekahana trail, across the summit trail and down the Laie trail. This hike is defined as an intermediate to advanced level hike (advanced more because of its distance than its level of difficulty ) and is 12 to 13 miles long. We have a very avid and knowledgeable local hiker (Evelyn Lockwood) who has done this hike many times and has offered to act as our guide. This will be an all day affair taking 6-8 hours to complete.
Plan on meeting at the baseball field around 7:30 am (see direction below). Evelyn recommends using sunscreen, bringing at least 2 quarts of fluids, lunch, a hat, hiking shoes, sunglasses, long pants (there is some brush on the trail), cell phone (if you have one) and wearing as much white as possible (easier to spot from the air if necessary). This hike should offer beautiful views, rare local vegetation, sights and terrain witnessed by few and lots of exercise.
7:30 - 7:45 am - Laie baseball diamond parking lot
Starting Point Directions
From Kaneohe, drive north to Laie. Take the fourth left after the entrance to the Mormon Temple. From Kahuku, take the second right after Malaekahana Beach. This is Naniloa Loop. Enter a traffic circle, take the second right - Poohaili. Park on the left near a baseball field. I estimate this trip to be a good 12 to 13 miles.
If interested in this hike or you have any questions about it please contact Bill Rothe by Email or phone.

June 14 - Pau Hana- Waterfront Cafe & Cabaret - Aloha Tower Market Place 5:30

Join us at one of Honolulu's newest waterfront restaurants. Waterfront Cafe & Cabaret inside the Aloha Tower Market Place. (Across from wandering gentlemen!) Happy hour prices for beverages and pupus from 4-7pm.
June 14 at 5:30 pm See you waterside! Amy Bosich

June 22 - Beach Campfire

Bring your weenies and marshmallows for our beach campfire at Bellows Saturday, June 22, 5pm until? Some of us will be camping overnight. So if you have an interest in camping, please notify Amy before June 7 when she will obtain a limited number of camping permits. Specific campsite location(s) will be selected with permits. Please contact Amy or call the Ski Hotline at 545-SNOW after June 10th to find out our exact campfire/camping location.

The entrance to Bellows is across from the Waimanalo Polo grounds. Open to the public on weekends. Once you enter Bellows and pass the (empty) guard shack, the campsites are identified by numbers posted on the trees about one mile past the guard shack. Camping is beach side with plenty of trees. Parking is at each site under the trees so somewhat limited. I would encourage carpooling to limit the number of vehicles. Restrooms and fresh water within a few yards from your site. A BEAUTIFUL location along Waimanalo beach nestled in the pine forest.

Campfire requirements: A warm smile, something to roast (or something pre-cooked in case of light showers) and a LOG TO BURN no smaller than your right arm!!!! Should be delightful....see you beach side!
Amy Bosich

Taste of Honolulu- JUNE 30

Another Free T-shirt? Free Food by the Best Chefs in Honolulu? Then This Event Is for YOU!! Are you ready for delicious food and drink, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and fun with friends? Then sign up to volunteer in the 11th annual Taste of Honolulu on Sunday, June 30, 2002. Please contact Anita Hodges to obtain an application. You may also get an application at the June ski club meeting, but those who sign up early get first choice in time and location.

This will be the 5th year that members of the Ski Association have volunteered. You will receive a free volunteer T-shirt, admission ticket, and $10.00 scrip for food or beverages. We have traditionally volunteered on Sunday morning from 10:30AM - 3:30PM (that's a short shift), although you can register for another day and time. Members informally gather after this shift to eat, socialize, and enjoy the entertainment. Support Easter Seals of Hawaii which receives the proceeds from this event.

Volunteers who have already signed up will receive their assignments
directly from the Taste of Honolulu organizers by mail prior to the event.

Members informally gather after their shift to eat, socialize, and enjoy
the entertainment. Other Ski Club members, please join the volunteers to
relax and enjoy the festivities. The informal group will meet near the
big black sculpture in the middle of the Honolulu Hale grounds at about 3
to 3:30PM and then proceed to the music area


Event: Taste of Honolulu
When: Sunday, June 30th at about 3PM
Where to meet: Near the black sculpture in the center of Honolulu Hale
What to bring: A big appetite, mat to sit on, hat and/or sunscreen
Contact: Anita

In Case you Missed it - Past Events

Our kayak trip to the island was quite the experience. We burned many calories, while having fun all day in and on Kaneohe Bay. It was stormy, so that made it more fun for those adventurous souls who joined us. Sheereen made a scrumptious Turkish BBQ for us. There were many beautiful honu to guide us to the grassy island, where we enjoyed our feast. Wave running in the kayaks was fun too. The board is always looking for adventurous outings and activities for our esteemed members to enjoy.All suggestions welcome. Hope to see you next adventure!

Future Events

July 4 - Fireworks at Schofield
July 11 - Monthly Meeting at Yum Yum Tree (2nd Thursday of the month because the 4th is first Thursday)
July 12 Pau Hana - Location to be announced ( Suggestions welcome)
July 13- Box Car Racing

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