The Lift

November Events

Nov. 7    Thurs    General Meeting - Yum Yum Tree - 6 p.m.
Nov. 14  Thurs    Board Meeting- Waikiki Yacht Club  - 6 p.m.
Nov. 15   Fri       Pau Hana- Kaponos  - 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 17   Sun     North Shore Waterfall/swimming Hike - 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 24  Sun     Early Thanksgiving - 3 p.m.
Nov. 28   Thu     Thanksgiving Volunteers/Tailgate NBC - 9:00 a.m.

President's Message

Where does the time go? By the time you read this, hopefully we all had a scary time for Halloween.  Now we can look forward to the year end holidays and all the special moments that come at that time of year. It's heart warming to see members of the club involved with many charity efforts. Personally, I'm glad we can help out and have a good time doing it. I've heard praise on the interesting activities that the club has done lately. I thought it was a kick to see dolphins up close and explore a battleship.  Check out the stories that follow.

Many thanks goes to the members and board who set these up.  I'd like to hear from the new members on events they would like the club to do.  Your suggestions are an opportunity for us to get to know each other better and do something we enjoy. Now I have to run off an enjoy the World Series.  See you all at the Yum Yum. Dave

Renewal Time
Thanks to all of those members who have gotten their renewals in. If you didn't, bring your checkbook to the November meeting. Don't make me send one of those Maniacs who were going down the Shaka Waterslide with their eyes closed after you.  (See membership renewal form at the end of the newsletter.)

Ski Trip Update- Ski Trip 2003
Big White Ski Report: the next 30 days??....Last chance to sign up for the upcoming January Ski Trip to Big White.


1. Deadline for sign up is November 7 or we may not be able to meet your requests.
2. Full package final payment of $ 310.00 due 11/7/02.  If you are unsure of your balance due, 
    please contact Wanda Sowell.
3. Please provide Amy with your frequent flyer number for United or Air Canada along with your
   seating preference.
4. For those of you interested in "hitching a ride" in a helicopter to Silver Star Ski Resort vs. the
   scheduled group ground shuttle, Big White offers helicopter shuttle service to the base of the
   mountain. (Sorry, no drop in's into fresh powder.) Cost is based on 6 people, about $ 60 US one
   way and $ 120.00 round trip. Heli shuttle 15-20 minutes, ground shuttle 1 1/2 - 2 hr . Reservations
   made once arrive and weather permitting.


5. Anyone up for Heli skiing with Powder Outfitters? Full day, 3 runs of 1000-2500 meters and lunch.
   $ 590.00 US. Minimum 4 skiers and guide. Reservation can be made once arrive. Interested? Ask
   your pals........For more info, call 1-877-765-3562.

Upcoming Events:

General Meeting at the YUM YUM TREE - November 7, 6 p.m. 
Eat, Drink, Find out more about upcoming events.
Pau Hana at Kapono's - November 15, 5:30  p. m.
Location: Aloha Tower - The last Pau Hana here went really well. Good Pupus, Great Location. The parking situation there is much improved.

North Shore Waterfall Hike - Nov 17,  8:30 a.m. 
This hike is about four miles total, two miles up and two miles back down the Laie trail. It takes us to a local waterfall/swimming pond. I would describe this hike as EZ with well defined trails and gentle slopes. This will be 4+ hour event. Plan on meeting at the baseball field around 8:30 am
(see direction below). I recommend using sunscreen, bringing at least 2 quarts of drink, lunch, a hat, hiking shoes, sunglasses, 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, local vegetation, swimming opportunities (bring your swim suit) and lots of exercise.

Starting Point Directions:  LAIE baseball diamond parking lot - Time 8:15 - 8:30 am

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 at or 239-4332.

Pre-Thanksgiving Pot Luck at the Rotheskeller (Bill Rothe's House) - Nov 24  at 3 p.m.
Those of you who have been to any of the previous events at Bill's House know that this is not an event to miss. For those of you who haven't been yet it is a great place for a party. If you want good food and a lot of fun check it out.

Directions to Bill Rothe's house:  From the Honolulu side of the island take the Likelike or the H-3 (to the Likelike ) to Kaneohe. Make a left at Kahekili Hwy (the exit is off the right lane of the Likelike just pasted the H3 overpass). Follow the Kahekili go one light past the Valley of the Temples Memorial park (about two miles) to Hui Iwa and turn left. Proceed straight through the four way stop sign and take the second left (at the top of the hill) which will be Hui Kelu St.  47-461 Hui Kelu St. is about 1/2 mile from their on the left side of the street (two houses past the orange house). If you get lost just call me at 239-4332 and tell me were you are. ( Bill Rothe)



TAILGATE: 9:00 A.M. VOLUNTEER WORK: 10:45A.M.-1:00P.M.

Lee has her volunteers but call her if you want to be on the wait list. Last year the club was a person short. This is our 13th year, "SAMO-SAMO." It's still a Thursday, as Thanksgiving usually is. (There seems to have always been someone in the crowd who asks, "What day is that?").  The event at NBC is not to be confused with our pre-Thanksgiving  Feast, which is generally the weekend before Thanksgiving Day.  In a repeat performance of our many successful Turkey tailgates in the NBC parking lot (before AND after the volunteer work), we will continue the $5 per-person donation, payable by the November 7th meeting to Lee, to cover the cost of the Tailgate Tasties. One aspect that has definitely changed from recent years is that I (Lee) can no longer handle all the food items without more assistance -- and, as a reminder, those in attendance last year, agreed to do some Costco runs or whatever for 2002.

In case you Missed it:
Pau Hana at Buca Di Beppo
Pretty good crowd. We ended up with two outside tables. My table had a Pizza and mussels and the other table went for a couple of massive pasta dishes.  Buca is a great place to be with a crowd because when they say that they are the home of the "freakishly large entree" they aren't kidding.

Makaha Dolphin Swim

This would have been a giant success if the dolphins had cooperated.  Jackie and Steve brought a lot of extra boards and food and we had an enthusiastic if somewhat sleep deprived crowd. Unfortunately the Dolphins made their last pass through the area right around 7 before everything was organized. The location is beautiful however and I had a good time despite the absence of any close cetacean encounters.

SS Missouri Tour

On Sunday, 20 Oct, eleven stalwart SAOH members took the grand Explorer's Tour of the Mighty Mo.  Armed with day-glow vests, flashlights, hard hats and water bottles, we toured approximately one and a half miles through staterooms, galleys, gun turrets, fire control, laundry and, of course, the brig!  After three and half hours of guided tour, we could go about on our own to see the foredeck, pilot house, forward aiming station, etc.  The ship is three football fields long with six or seven decks open to the public, so you get your exercise.  (Chris Harris) 

December 13 - Pau Hana at Sunset Grill. Afterwards tour Honolulu Hale and view the magnificent Christmas display

???- Christmas Party

???- Cosmic Bowling


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