545-SNOW       Hawaii Ski Association - September 2004

Aloha from New Zealand!
A small contingent of SAOH members is enjoying the skiing at Queenstown this week. Paul will write the rest of my message.
General Meeting August 5th - Our last $300-minimum meeting at Fort Street Bar & Grill had only 12 in attendance. Fortunately, there was a sufficient number of hollow legs and commodious stomachs for us to comsume enough food and drink to meet the minimum. The business meeting was rather short with an update on Ski Trip 2005 as well as upcoming planned and hoped-for events. We waddled home looking forward to the next meeting without a minimum.
The Perseid Meteor Shower was more like a faucet drip, but we filled all beds and had a nice time relaxing on the beach both Saturday night and Sunday morning. Many thanks to Wandi for arranging and coordinating and to Wanda Sowell and family for the food service supplements.
Board Meeting/Pau Hana August 20th - We had a good board meeting on Friday August 20th with most members in attendance. Afterward we adjourned to Nick's Fish Market for an enjoyable Pau Hana where there were some 2 dozen of us present.
Moonlight Picnic August 28th - We missed this one...someone else will have to update you at the next General Meeting. Will also miss the September 2nd General Meeting, but we're looking forward to seeing you all at the September 10th Pau Hana at Indigo.
Until then....Fergie

Ski Trip 2005

We have met all minimum requirements for the package. To date, 16 people have made the 1st installment payment; the checks have been forwarded to Sportours. Recall that there were more than 16 names on the roster in August newsletter. If you haven't made the 1st installment, please combine it with the second (due September 15th) and mail to Michael Cloe as follows: Checks payable to: Sportours
But mail to: Michael Cloe 1585 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 1600
Honolulu, HI 96814
Questions: Michael Cloe @ 942-7883 or e-mail
We still have 2 beds to fill to make 5 full condos and a sixth condo is still available.
Annual Kick-Off Meeting/Party
Our annual Membership Drive/Kick-Off Meeting/Party will be at the Elk's Club on Thursday, October 7th at 7 p.m. This is our big push to drum up interest in the skiing/boarding community and refresh and renew interest in our membership. The Club will provide pupus and details are being worked out for door/raffle prizes. Mark your calendars and tell your friends!
Big Horn Condos
The web site below has a lot of great information on our condo where we will be staying during our ski trip to Big Sky, Montana.
Big Horn Condos

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. For more info, call or email Wanda
GENERAL MEETING - Thursday September 2nd @ 6 p.m. at Yum Yum Tree Ward Center.
Indigo Eurasian Cuisine, located at 1121 Nuuanu Avenue, actually has two bars, the main bar to your left as you enter the restaurant and The Green Room to your right. Although the main bar has limited seating, it is in this area that the delicious, complimentary appetizer buffet is located. The free pupus, plus martinis for only $2.75, make happy hour at Indigo’s one of the best deals in town! The only catch is that the buffet platters are not replenished and are all whisked away as soon as the food is gone, often by 5pm. There is parking at the Chinatown Gateway Plaza on Bethel Street as well as in the underground municipal parking lot on Beretania Street between Nuuanu and Maunakea Streets, There is a $4 charge for valet parking. After the pau hana at Indigo’s, stroll to the Aloha Festivals Hoolaulea on nearby Bishop Street and at the Aloha Tower Marketplace, starting from 6:30pm to 10pm. Spend an enjoyable evening relaxing to the soothing sounds of contemporary Hawaiian music.
September 15th
Board of Directors Meeting at Geof's place September 16th @ 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 25, 8:30am-11am
The Aiea Loop Trail is an easy, 5-mile novice hike. To get there, go to the top of Aiea Heights Drive to Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area. Follow the one-way road to the top of the park and stop at the parking lot and restrooms. We will be joining the Hawaiian Humane Society’s Paws on the Path hiking club for this event. Meet at the trailhead at 8:30am to sign in. The hike will start at 9am. Guidelines for the hike: One dog per person. All dogs must be kept on-leash. Bring plastic bags to pick up after your dog, and a snack, water, and a bowl for your dog. You might also want to bring a towel for cleaning up after the hike. For yourself, bring water, lunch/snack, a hat, hiking boots, insect repellant, sun screen, and rain gear. You do not need a dog to participate in this activity. This will be a Club Shirt event. We will be giving out rewards to those members who are wearing our ski club shirts on this day.
The Army Community Theatre presents the outstanding musical West Side Story at the Richardson Theatre in Fort Shafter. A group of us will be attending the September 25 performance. We will be meeting at Bob’s Big Boy restaurant just across Fort Shafter at 5:30pm for dinner. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of great entertainment!
We also have tickets to The King and I (November 26 performance) and Miss Saigon (February 26 performance). If you are interested in seeing these extraordinary musicals, you must buy your tickets immediately because the tickets are going FAST! The Army Theatre box office is open on Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm. Call 438-4480 or 438-5230. The following web site will have more information: http://www.squareone.org/ACT/currentseason.html
If you have any further questions, you may call or e-mail Wandi
Annual Kick-Off Meeting/Party at the Elk's Club Thursday, October 7th @ 6 p.m.
October 15th
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 @ 5 p.m.
The new Ski Hawaii patches have arrived! These versatile patches can be applied with heat to ski caps, parkas, backpacks, duffle bags, just about anything you can think of! They will be on sale for $3 each at the September meeting.
We are putting together another shirt order that requires a minimum order of 12 shirts. Montana’s Big Sky Resort may be a tad chilly in January, especially during those Arctic blasts that sweep down from the north. Now will be the perfect time to order a toasty warm sweatshirt or long sleeve shirt ($16 each) for the ski trip. You may place your order with Wandi at the September meeting or if you already know what you want, you may e-mail your order.
From the Editor
Thanks for the many inputs for this newsletter.
Again, if you have inputs to the newsletter, please forward to me by the third week of the month.
Paul "Mr. Fergie" Ferguson

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