545-SNOW       Hawaii Ski Association - October 2004

KIA ORA...that means Greetings! in the Maori language. I'm pleased to report that all 8 of us: Gordon Ng, Norman Chun, Toby Kravet, Dennis Nakaoka, George Privon, Patty Cabana, Aileen Galario and yours truly, participating in the New Zealand Ski Trip late August - 1st week of September had a blast!

We were treated to the best sowfall they have had in the past 10 years...just awesome skiing. We didn't want to come home. As a matter of fact, it was still snowing when we left Queenstown. A local storeowner told me that they'll probably have skiing until November...long season this year.

Don't miss the general meeting and annual kickoff for the 2005 ski season at the Waikiki Elks Club on Thursday, October 7th at 6 p.m. An assortment of pupus will be provided by the club and lots of door prizes. So, see you all there.


Ski Trip 2005

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 6 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 door prizes. Mark your calendars and tell your friends!

Hike with Humane Society

If you missed the Aiea Loop Trail hike,.....as most of you did,.....you missed your chance to meet Sandy, Buffy, and Nani. Although awfully cute, Buffy seemed to be a little high-strung and snappy. On the other hand, Nani was a real classy lady. Sandy seemed to capture a lot of Bill Rothe's attention.
This may have been your only chance to meet these three, dog-gonnit, because they are NOT invited to the Kick-Off meeting! Ask Wandi, Carol, or Wanda.

Upcoming Events
Every Monday - TENNIS AT KEEHI LAGOON @ 4:30 p.m.
Every Tuesday-JAZZ AT THE MUSICIANS' UNION @ 8 p.m.
For more info, call or email Wanda
ANNUAL KICK-OFF MEETING - Thursday, October 7th at Waikiki Elks Club starting at 6pm.
OCTOBERFEST - Saturday, October 9th 6 p.m. to Midnight.
The Ala Moana Hotel, adjacent to the Ala Moana Shopping Center, will be having its 34th annual Oktoberfest in the Hibiscus Ballroom. The admission charge for this frolicsome Bavarian event is $8. A wide selection of delicious German dishes and drinks will be available for purchase.
This event is very well attended every year so in order that ski club members be able to sit together, meet at the door to the Hibiscus Ballroom just before 6pm. So take out your lederhosen and be prepared to have a grand time eating, drinking, and kicking up your heels to the rousing tunes of the Edelweiss Band!
October 15th
PAU HANA: SHANGHAI BISTRO - Friday, October 15th
@ 5 p.m.
The elegant, newly opened Shanghai Bistro is located in Discovery Bay at 1778 Ala Moana Blvd., across from the Ilikai Hotel. Happy hour is till 6:30 p.m. and parking in the building will be validated.
Mr. Micah Young, the assistant manager, (and a former student of Wandi's) has graciously offered a 10% discount to all ski club members attending this pau hana!
Sunday, October 17th @ 11 a.m.
Situated on the marina in Hawaii Kai's Koko Marina Shopping Center, The Kona Brewing Company has the perfect location to savor Hawaii's wonderful land/water views. We will be meeting here at 11 a.m. for a leisurely lunch before heading to the polo match. Known for their scrumptious, hand- tossed pizzas, as well as for their great beers (their lilikoi wheat ale is a winner!), lunch at the Kona Brewing Company is an event that you don't want to miss!
After lunch, we'll make our way to the Waimanalo polo field, located across from Bellows Beach and near McDonald's. This will be the final event of the polo season and a perfect way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon with good friends! The gate to the polo grounds opens at 1 p.m. and the match begins at 2:30 p.m. The admission fee to this event is $3 with free parking. There is a comfortable, shaded stadium seating area to view the polo match and a snack bar for those who still have the munchies after lunch.
Board of Directors Meeting at Craig's place in Kailua - Thursday, October 21st at 6:30pm.
HALLOWEEN HAPPENING - Saturday, October 30th
It's that time again! Put together your fantasy costume and join us for a night of surprises and fun.
The Waikiki Yacht Club will be our party place again this year. If you've been there the last few years, you know how much fun it can be. There is also a shuttle back and forth to Hawaii Yacht Club to check the creatures there.
This year, however, we'll need a list of names to get our people in the door. So if you're going, or even thinking you might, plz sign up at the October Kick-Off meeting. For those unable to attend the meeting, e-mail Wanda.
Deadline for signing up will be October 23rd.
GENERAL MEETING - Thursday, Novembr 4th @ 6 p.m. at Yum Yum Tree Ward Center.
PAU HANA: CHAI'S SATE BAR at Aloha Tower Market Place - Friday, November 12th @ 5:30 p.m.

Extra Ticket
We have an extra ticket to the musical The King and I (the November 26 performance that ski club members will be attending). It's a $16 ticket. If anyone is interested in joining us, please contact Wandi.

From the Editor
Thanks for the many inputs for this newsletter.
I continue to struggle to change the format (larger fonts, more graphics, etc., but cannot figure it out. Even made a new template, but it disappeared.
I'm also getting flak about non-delivery to some e-mail addresses. The common thread connecting those not receiving their e-mail newsletter is that their address is a business or organization. I theorize that the server is bouncing the newsletter as junk mail. Also, some to whom I have sent invitations have never confirmed that they want to get the newsletter. I'll continue to send newsletters to the addresses provided.

Paul "Mr. Fergie" Ferguson


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