Activities Hot Line 545-SNOW Ski Association of Hawaii- November 2003
In This Issue:


President's Message


Beach Party/Volleyball, Sunday November 9th, 12 Noon-5 pm




Time to Renew


In Case you missed it:


Le Beaujolais Nouveau Block Party- Thursday, Nov 20 6:30


Pre-Thanksgiving Bash at Bill: November 22 at 3pm


Thanksgiving Day volunteering at the Blaisdell Center: Nov 27 10:45 am

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President's Message
The fall, it has some of the best events all year. Whether you like major sports, Halloween, thanksgiving feasts, or ski club kick off parties, these events get people together like nothing else. By reading down the newsletter, you see we've had a variety of events the past month. The well attended party at the Elks club had several highlights, including raffle prizes provided by the Powder Edge shop. Our pau hana at La Mariana was a joy and then the bike ride had it's own surprises. I wonder what folks will come up with for Halloween?
No doubt it will be fun at the Waikiki yacht club.
November, ( look to the left column for dates) has volleyball, ocean, and BBQ at Dave and Amy's place by Kahana bay. Then a wine tasting downtown, contact Michele Hebert. Bill Rothe will have a pre- thanksgiving feast, and then our volunteer work with the salvation army, thanks to Lee and Roseanne. When you get this
newsletter, mark the dates in your calendar right away and come have fun. Our ski trip is less than 90 days away, it's not too late to crank up the fitness training. For your own benefit, start doing more than curling 12oz. weights and you'll dazzle us on the slopes.
See ya'll soon, Dave

Beach Party/Volleyball, Sunday November 9th, 12 Noon-5 pm
Amy & Dave's in Kahana Bay (halfway up the Windward side of the island)

If you like a beautiful ocean setting with lots of beach toys, large yard for volleyball, croquet and bachi ball, you won't want to miss this event!
Please join us up at Kahana Bay for our annual volleyball party. With the ocean in our backyard (sea wall with steps to ocean, so no sandy beach) it's a great spot for snorkeling, swimming, or simply lounging on the lanai to
enjoy the beauty of the Eastern shore. Lawn games will commence in thelarge front yard early in the afternoon. Grill will be hot starting at 1:00 pm. Bring a dish to share and your favorite item to grill along with your
beverage of choice. There's an outdoor shower to refresh oneself before fine dining! As we are on KAM highway, parking is limited. You can drop off your goodies at our house and we will shuttle you to Kahana Beach Park , just around the corner, with plenty of public parking. We would encourage carpooling to make it easier on everyone.

Items Recommended: Swim suit, Snorkle gear, lawn chair, appropriate shoes for lawn games, dish to share and food to grill, BYOB, and a BIG SMILE!

Call Amy or Dave with inquiries.

Snowfall is around the corner with Opening day for Snowmass set for November 27!!!! Is it too late to consider joining us on our trip? Definintely not!
We have three new folks who just signed on totaling 36. We will continue to try and accommodate anyone interested in going as this will certainly be an adventurous trip with so many mountains to check out. Certainly one of the four mountains of choice will have NEW snow each morning !! . As we are getting closer to our travel date, I encourage everyone to check out the site for more information. The ESPN Winter X Games VIII will be hosted at Buttermilk Mountain from January 24-January 27th which will Certainly add quite a bit of excitement to our week.
For those interested in renting equipment, please check out Breeze & Max Ski and Snowboard Rentals at A group discount will be available for groups of 10 or more. More details on group rental sign up with the December and January Newsletters. At this time, please DO NOT sign up independently on line as this may confuse everyone in making sure you are
part of our "group" discount rate. Stay tuned for specifics on how to sign up. For now, just take look at the downhill skids they have available for you to try.


Any further questions regarding our trip can be directed to Obie at PTB Travel at 486-3777.

Snowmass website

Time to Renew
There are a lot of great activities coming up. Not to mention our ski trip. So don't miss out. If you haven't renewed, get going. So you don't forget mail it before midnight tonight.

Application/Renewal Form

In Case you missed it:
KickOff party- Elks club
Another big success. Looked like we pretty much filled up the room. The view was great, the food was good (not to mention free) and we had a lot of nice raffle prizes. Big Thanks to President Dave for putting it all together (Wasn't there a movie about a president Dave)

La Mariana
Pau Hana's at La Mariana have always gone well in the past and this was no exception. Pretty good crowd and people looked happy. Well except for the Cub fans. (Cheer up Cub fans - good young pitching, they will get back to the playoffs)

Bike Ride (by Lisa Hamm)
The bike ride was quite an experience. If you weren't there, you missed a good time. We got exercise and lots of laughs while riding to West Loch Park in Ewa Beach. We had a nice turnout, and quite an adventure. But Chris and Marilyn were smart. They knew better than to go past Blaisdell Park with the motley crew that we were. So off we went with Bill and Sherene on the tandem bike in the lead. As Chris latter remarked after he heard our tale, (they met up with us on the way back), "there were a variety of smells, none of them good". There was a brief moment when we had to descend in to the Valley of Pamper. And to think we carried our bikes over a drainage pipe to get there. There was a big variety in bikes. Everything from a 30 year old "10 speed", to Bill and Sherene on the tandem. Poor Sharene did all the work If you missed it, you missed a fun time. If I'm lucky, the SAOH will have another bike ride, and you can bet I'll be there.

Le Beaujolais Nouveau Block Party- Thursday, Nov 20 6:30
Where: Nu’uanu Avenue from Pauahi to Hotel Street
Cost: $35

I know this is pricier than the average ski club event but it includes the aforementioned Beaujolais Nouveau wine, and food from some very good chefs. Call Indigo Restaurant at 521-2900 to purchase a "passport" to the event. E-mail me at if you are attending and I will try to figure out a good to meet. The following details are from the press release:
Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! "The New Beaujolais has arrived!"

AT ONE MINUTE PAST MIDNIGHT on the third Thursday of each November, from little villages and towns like Romanèche-Thorins, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to All parts of the world. Banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! "The New Beaujolais has arrived!"
What is Beaujolais Nouveau? It is the first pressing of French Beaujolais wine…One of the most frivolous and animated rituals in the wine world has begun. By the time it is over, over 65 million bottles, nearly half of the region's total annual production will be distributed and drunk around the world. It has become a worldwide race to be the first to serve to this new wine of the harvest. In doing so, it will be carried by motorcycle, balloon, truck, helicopter, Concorde jet, elephant, runners and rickshaws to get it to its final destination. It is amazing to realize that just weeks before this wine was a cluster of grapes in a grower’s vineyard. But by an expeditious harvest, a rapid fermentation, and a speedy bottling (or left in the barrel), all is ready at the midnight hour.
Once again, Honolulu is not sleeping on the excitement. She is preparing, so Get Ready as the Beaujolais Nouveau will arrive at the 2nd Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Block Party on Nu’uanu Avenue. The valuable cargo of wine will be delivered by a procession of Schuman Hummers at precisely 6:50pm on Thursday, November 20, 2003, (Nu’uanu Avenue from Pauahi to Hotel Street). The party starts at 6:30, but begins as soon as the wine barrels arrive! Food, music, and of course, Georges Dubœuf’s Beaujolais Nouveau Wine will be in abundance. And, we added something new this year - visit our wine tent and taste samples of other enticing Beaujolais Wines! Chef Glenn Chu will prepare incredible French Cuisine for your delight along with Chef Earnesto from Y.Hata, Padiovani’s, and Meritage Restaurant to the backdrop of French music by L’Es cargot.
The annual arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau is one of the most exciting events in the wine lover's calendar. See you at the Beaujolais Nouveau Festival, another illustrious Nu’uanu Block Party!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Honolulu’s Weed & Seed Program.

Cost: $35 Passports – one per person (inclusive)
Advance Purchase: Available. Call Indigo Restaurant at 521-2900 to purchase your Passports & pick up at Will Call on event night.
When: Thursday, November 20, 2003
Time: 6:30pm
Where: Nu’uanu Ave between Pauahi and Hotel Sts
Parking: Cost: $1.00 per hour on average.
 Smith Street Garage (Smith/Pauahi Street)
 Alii Tower (Alakea St. between King and Hotel)
 Chinatown Gateway (Bethel St. between King and Hotel)
 Hale Pauahi (Beretania St. between Maunakea and River)
 Harbor Court (Bethel St. between Nimitz and King)
 Kukui Plaza (Kukui St. between Fort and Nuuanu)
 G-Marin Tower (Smith St. between Nimitz and Merchant)

Pre-Thanksgiving Bash at Bill: November 22 at 3pm
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.

Thanksgiving Day volunteering at the Blaisdell Center: Nov 27 10:45 am
This our 14th year, "Samo-Samo" with one exception- the Salvation Army has decreased the number of participants from 20 to 18. The event at the Blaisdell is not to be confused with our pre-Thanksgiving feast which is Sunday November 22 (see above)
We have 18 members signed up and 2 on the waiting list, so if you signed up but cannot attend please call Lee at 955-2461 ASAP
In a repeat performance of our many successful Turkey tailgates in the NBC parking lot (before and after the volunteer work) we sill continue the $5 per person donation (payable to Lee on Thanksgiving Day) to cover the cost of tailgate tasties (sic-ugh), reindeer ears and other assorted headgear.
For those who volunteered in the past you know the drill. For you rookies please call Lee so she can provide you with helpful hints.

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