545-SNOW       Hawaii Ski Association - July 2004

President's Message

Aloha everyone!
GENERAL MEETING VENUE. Our test-run at the Fort Street Bar & Grill was successful. We were assigned the downstairs meeting room (upstairs at the bar was reserved by another party) that can accomodate about 50; we had 22. Waitresses circulated taking drink and food orders and service was not bad. The room is isolated and, after Roger DeHay disconnected the karaoke speakers, quiet enough to hold a meeting. The room is free as long as we consume $300 in food and drink. We had to buy a few extra drinks to meet the minimum, but that was no problem. The heavy pupus are delicious and plenty big enough for sharing. There is convenient, validated parking in the basement of the building; $4 flat rate reduced to $2 with validation. Enter the garage from Nimitz Highway.

Ski Trip 2005
See Big Sky Sign Up Form forwarded separately from this newsletter.

Big Sky Website

Upcoming Events
Every Monday - TENNIS AT KEEHI LAGOON @ 4:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday-JAZZ AT THE MUSICIANS' UNION @ 8 p.m.
What are you doing Tuesday nights now that American Idol has ended? Why not join us for jazz at Studio 6? Every Tuesday, starting at 8 p.m., jazz plays at Musicians' Union Bldg, 949 Kapiolani Blvd. Parking and entry is from Waimanu St. at the back.
The cost is only $7 for a couple hours of great music. Bring your own beverage. Very informal

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING - Geof Chu's Place Wednesday, July 14th @ 6:30 p.m.

PAU HANA (X2) - DIAMOND HEAD WINERY July 16 & 23 @ 6pm to 8pm
There will be two Friday Night pau hana events for this month, both at the Diamond Head Winery on the corner of Sand Island and Nimitz Hwy. (330 Sand Island Access Road). It will be a wine tasting/wine-making event at a total cost of $15 per person. (The winery charges $10 for the opportunity to taste 15 different types of wine from a wide selection of 57 wines that range from red, white, dessert, and fruit wines and will also provide cheese and crackers. The club is charging the extra $5 and will provide heavy pupus since this event will be during dinner hours.) After determining your favorite choice of wine, you mi ding the American Brews, Blues and BBQs beer block party at Nuuanu Avenue from 4pm to 10pm. There will be food booths and beer offered by more than 25 local and national breweries. When twilight comes, stagger over to nearby Foster Gardens for an entrancing event. Admission is free to the gardens, which will be open from 4:30pm to 10pm. The garden footpaths will be illuminated with paper lanterns and luminarias, candles in small paper bags weighted with sand. Food will be available for purchase. Bring along a mat and have a wonderful dinner or late night snack in the soft glow of the lanterns. It’s a delightful sight to behold and a thoroughly enchanting experience!

Join us on an easy, one-mile hike on a paved walkway up to the Makapuu Lookout, enjoying stunning coastal vistas along the way. Experience a memorable sunset from a spectacular location and then enjoy a tropical summer night watching a blue moonrise.

The cabin has a bathroom with two toilets and two showers. Although there is no kitchen in the cabin, there is a small refrigerator and an electrical outlet for a hot plate or coffee maker. For those who don't want to bring their own food, Camp Mokuleia offers breakfast for $5.50, lunch for $7, and dinner for $8.50. For the outdoorsy types, there is an area where you may pitch your tents. There are Porta Potties in the area as well as hot and cold showers. The tenting fee is $7 per person. If stargazing is too tame for you, you might want to consider skydiving and glider rides at Dillingham Airfield, a stone's throw from the camp. Information on the Perseid meteor showers.

Because there is a limited number of beds in the cabin, you should call Wandi as soon as possible to reserve your space.

BOA the park and no drop off will be allowed either. However, by late afternoon, the crowds disappear and there should be no problem finding parking. Look for the Ski Hawaii banner and join us for a potluck picnic under a full August moon!
P.S. No alcohol is allowed in this park!

Any certified scuba divers in the club, Michael Cloe is looking to put together a dive trip, but needs to know how many divers we have. If you're not certified, but always wanted to experience diving, let me know also.
Contact Michael Cloe.

Due to rising costs, we unfortunately need to raise the prices of our club shirts. The new prices are $2 higher. It will now cost $14 for club T-shirts, polo shirts, and women’s shirts. Long sleeve T-shirts will be $16.

From the Editor
Thanks for the many inputs for this newsletter.
I'm trying to learn how to change the font size (larger) and to insert graphics (Chris Harris is providing many good digital pictures). We may have to upgrade the subscription in order to get those features. I'll weigh costs versus benefits.
Again, if you have inputs to the newsletter, please forward to me by the third week of the month.

Paul "Mr. Fergie" Ferguson - editor@hawaiisnowskiclub.com

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Last updated July 20, 2004