The Lift  
  Newsletter of the Ski Association of Hawaii
PO Box 3004
 Aiea, Hawaii 96701
   Event Info- 545-snow
August 2002

    August   Events

 August 1   (Thurs)     General Meeting- Yum Yum Tree - 6:30pm
 August 9     (Fri)         Pau Hana- Ocean Club 5pm
August 15   (Thurs)     Board Meeting- Murphy's 6pm
August 17    (Sat)        Barbecue/Volleyball- Oahu Club Noon -6
August 23    (Fri)          IMAX Theatre Space Station 3D- 5:30
 President's Message

Since the beginning of my term we've had five new members/couples join the Ski Club. If this pace continues, it would be significant growth for the club. I'd like to see everyone reach out to the new members and make them feel welcome.  You know, show some ski club style aloha. Remember next meeting your first deposit is due for Big White. Save some money, DO IT NOW.   I've already got mine in, if your wondering.   This should be a great trip.
See you at the Yum Yum  Dave
Ski Trip Update- Ski Trip 2003

Big White British Columbia here we come!!!  Now is the time to sign up for our upcoming trip scheduled January 31st to February 8th 2003!  Everyone should have received their Big White Ski Trip Itinerary and Sign up Form.  Please note that the first payment of $ 250.00 is due by 8/1/02.  Remember, members who make timely payments on scheduled due dates will receive a $ 50.00 rebate.  If you have not received information on our trip or have questions, please contact Amy. 
 For those interested in joining our Spring Fling Spring Break Ski trip to Whistler in March of 2003, please indicate your interest at the bottom of the Big White sign up form.  Or, contact Obie of PTB travel @ 486-3777.  You DO NOT have to commit at this time, but Obie would like some idea of folks who are interested.  This trip may not be organized strictly for the Ski Association, so we may be joining others during this ski week.  Please feel free to join us for one or both of the trips!  Besides, there's no such thing as TOO MANY ski trips!

Upcoming Events:

General Meeting - August 1st, 6 pm - YUM YUM TREE

Save postage. Bring your deposit and sign up form to the August 1 general meeting.  Take advantage of the special Ski Club early bird menu (getting rave reviews ).

Pau Hana at the Ocean Club

Location: Restaurant Row    August 9    (Fri) - 5 pm
First two drinks are a buck and the happy hour pupus at Ocean Club are one of the best deals in town.  Validated parking available.   For those of you feeling cultural you can check out the new Art House theater (the theater at Restaurant Row has switched to a limited run/ "art" film format).

Barbecue/Luau - Volleyball

When:   August 17    Saturday    12 noon to 6pm
Where:  Oahu Club, 6800 Hawaii Kai Drive

Yes it's a rematch for the volleyball contenders and another infamous Ski Association Hawaiian Summer Luau.  The Oahu Club in Hawaii Kai will once again host this event.  Festivities include volleyball, swimming, soaking in Jacuzzi and indulging in local dishes.  A potluck affair but a hot grill will be available for any of your juicy items to grill.  The Oahu Club has recently gone through some major renovations, so of course, their prices have increased.  The charge for the rental area for the festivities are $ 10.00 per person.  However, the Ski Association will assist with the cost and cover 50% of the rental fee.  Therefore, lower the cost to $ 5.00 per person for members and guests.  And, of course, we guarantee you a good time!!

It would help with planning if you could RSVP by August 10th with Amy Bosich.   But, if you are unable to RSVP and decide to come at the last minute...please do!!!!!!!!!

IMAX Theatre Space Station 3D

When:  Friday  August 23rd    5:30 pm
Where: IMAX - Kalakaua St.

Want to Travel to Space but can't afford a trip on the Space Shuttle?  Join us for an amazing look at the Space Station through a 3 dimensional perspective.  The IMAX will be running this film for a limited engagement.  Please join us at 5:30 pau hana at Kelley O'Neil's on Lewers Street (across from Moose McGillycuddy's).  IMAX show starts at 6:30 pm.  Following the film, feel free to join us for dinner at Keoni by Keo's at the Outrigger East Hotel at 2375 Kuhio Ave.  They will validate parking for $ 2.00 up to four hours.> If joining us for dinner, please contact Amy so that she can make a reservation in advance.

In case you Missed it:
4th of July at Schofield

It was a fine birthday, America!  One of the best ways to celebrate the 4th is with Ski Club members at Schofield.  There was plenty to celebrate, with beautiful weather and great food.  Former members Rene and Dan Rizzo were back for a visit, with their kids, Rylie and Ryan.  Lee brought the mimosas.  The Army provided the cannons and band.  The rest of us were fighting to use the 3-D glasses for the most trippy way to watch fireworks.  Thanks go to Jim and Vel Kelly for getting our site, and setting up the canopy and grill.   Wanda

Boxcar Racing
On Sat. July 13 about 20 people showed up at the Box Car Race track located behind Sam's Club on Acacia Road in Pearl City.  Around 15 people signed up to race.  We all got a briefing on rules, and safety issues then picked out a box car and pushed it up the starting ramp. We all did several runs on a practice track, about 10 ft of vertical drop and lots of turns.  Then we all headed over to the race track.  The race track has  starting lights like at the drag strip's and a timer at the finish line. I estimate about a 15 to 20 ft of vertical drop and lots of turns.  The trick was to keep the front tires within the white lines and not cross over them. We all got to race in each lane and scored points per race finish. The 4 highest points got to race in winner's round.The results of the race were Jim in 4th, Michelle in 3rd, Amy in 2nd,and Rita in 1st.  That was the first time I ever box car raced.  Felt like being a kid again. Lots of fun with a large group of people cheering every racer on.   I am looking forward to going Box Car racing again in the future with the Ski Club.  Craig

Taste of Honolulu

Thank you to those who volunteered at the June 30th Taste of Honolulu.  We're not sure who had the best job:  Hans in the wine tent, Lee with all of those great desserts, or Lisa and Wanda at the new restaurant, Le Bistro!!!  All who volunteered their time enjoyed helping the Easter Seals children. A group met afterwards to sample the food, wines, and beer, to people-watch, but especially to relax and enjoy the music on the main stage.  Those who stayed long enough were fortunate to hear a Hawaiian lady of song, Melveen Leed, sing her old and new songs.  See you next year!!     Anita

September - Pau Hana- Bedroq
September - Water Park excursion
October - Stairway to Heaven Hike 
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