The Lift

Hawaii Ski Association – August 2005

Calendar of Events

August 4th Thursday, 6 PM: General Membership Meeting at Elk’s Club

August 8th, Monday: 1st payment for Vail Ski Trip due to Michael Cloe
August 10th Wednesday, 4:30 PM: Concert at the Zoo
August 18th Thursday, 5:30 PM: Board of Directors meeting at Outrigger Canoe Club
August 19th Friday, 5:30 PM: Pau Hana at Kapono’s
August 27th Saturday, 4:30 PM: Picnic and snorkeling at Hanauma Bay
September 1st Thursday, 6 PM: General Membership Meeting at Elk’s Club
September 4th Sunday, 4:30 PM: Pool party at Anita & Bill’s
September 8th Thursday: 2nd payment for Vail Ski Trip due to Michael
September 9th Friday, 5:30 PM: Pau Hana at Kona Brewery
September 10th Saturday: dinner and movie at Restaurant Row
September 15th: Board of Directors Meeting
September 25th Sunday: Tennis and barbeque (contact Fergie)

President's Message


Summer swells, concerts and picnics are some of the stuff this local boy needs to keep sane. Anita and Kathy have planned an variety of activities for the membership ranging from new places to visit and experience (Tennis/BBQ at the Central Oahu Regional Park and Hanauma Bay At Night) to the always enjoyable Pau Hana at Kapono’s and the Concerts at the Zoo.  The Trip Committee needs your help in returning your sign up sheet for the 2006 Ski Week ASAP in order to better plan our trip.  Much Mahalos to Honey for all the work she has done in keeping our Club Hotline current. Her cheerful voice will be missed.  At our last Board meeting we have decided to move up our selection of next year’s Ski Week Trip to the Post Ski Week Party/February General Membership Meeting. This will enable the Trip Committee to better plan and negotiate Ski Week 2007 more efficiently. 

Aloha and I hope to see you at our upcoming activities. 


Upcoming Events

Every Monday - TENNIS AT KEEHI LAGOON @ 4:30 p.m.
Every Tuesday, JAZZ AT THE MUSICIANS' UNION at 8 p.m. Join us for some jumpin' jazz at Studio 6. Every Tuesday, starting at 8 p.m., a variety of musicians play jazz at the Musicians' Union Bldg., 949 Kapiolani Blvd. Parking and entry are from Waimanu St. at the back. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Cost is just $7 for a couple hours of great music. BYOB and snacks if you like. Very informal. For more info, call or e-mail Wanda.

Starbuck's & Honolulu Zoo Society Wildest Show In Town Summer Concert Series:

It's time for another great outdoor concert at the Honolulu Zoo. Rocky Brown (contemporary rock music) will be performing Wednesday, August 10 at for the Wildest Show in Town concert series. Rocky was in the original cast of Miss Saigon on Broadway. Zoo gates open at 4:35 p.m. (but be there early for a good seat in the shade!) and the main show is 6:00- 7:00 p.m. at the Zoo's stage lawn. Admission is $2.00 to benefit Rusti the gorilla and his new enclosure. Bring a back rest or low lawn chair and picnic food to share. Call Anita if you can't locate our ski group on the lawn.

HANAUMA BAY PICNIC- Saturday, August 27, 4:30pm-10pm

Hanauma Bay will be open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday. The normal $5 entry fee will be waived for Hawaii residents showing proof of residency with a current photo ID. There is a $1 parking fee but by 4:30 p.m. the parking lot attendants go home and the parking is free. Viewing a 9-minute orientation film on safety and preservation efforts at the bay is required before entering the beach. There is a shuttle bus that will take visitors down (50 cents) and back up ($1) for those who don¹t want to get their legs in shape for the upcoming ski trip. It will run until 9:30 p.m., when visitors are encouraged to start clearing the beach. Snorkels can be rented for $6 and headlights, $10. Hanauma Bay is extremely crowded during the weekend, especially during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If no parking spaces are available, the security guards close access to 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. Join us at this spectacular marine preserve for a memorable potluck evening picnic! P.S. No alcohol is allowed in this park.

Pool Party – Sunday, September 4, 4:30 PM

Plan ahead for an End-of-Summer celebration: Celebrate the final days of summer. Share time with old and new friends. Swim in the pool - Relax in the hot tub. Pool games and fun in the sun. What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, folding chair, a potluck dish, beverages, and a guest(s) who might like to join the Ski Club

Date: Sunday September 4, Time: 4:30 pm

Place: Anita and Bill Hodges Pearlridge

January Ski trip information: BONUS OFFER FOR VAIL SKI TRIP: $200

Attention all ski club members: Here is your chance to win $200 that you can use to pay for your ski/snowboard rental or other ski trip expenses! All ski club members who pay the first incremental payment by the August 8 due date (must be postmarked by August 8 at the latest and not a day later!) will have their names entered in a drawing to win $200 that can be spent on one's ski/snowboard rental or something special such as new ski boots, bindings, ski jacket or pants! However, ski club members who pay IN FULL for their trip to Vail by AUGUST 31st will have their names entered TWICE in the $200 giveaway drawing! The cost of the full package is $1508 while the ground-only package is $849. Deduct $200 if you do not want to buy a lift ticket. The due dates for incremental payments are listed below:

Aug 8 $377 (Full) $213 (Ground Only)

Sep 8 $377 (Full) $212 (Ground Only)

Oct 8 $377 (Full) $212 (Ground Only)

Nov 8 (final) $377 (Full) $212 (Ground Only)

Write your checks out to Sportours, write our club reservation number (# 157485) on all checks, and mail your checks to: Michael Cloe. The bonus offer drawing will be held during the final pre-ski trip meeting in January. So mail your checks in early to ensure that you will be eligible for this $200 drawing!

Tennis Picnic – Sunday, September 25th 2-6 PM

To all tennis enthusiasts and soon to be: We're having a tennis picnic on Sunday, September 25th, 2:00-6:00pm at the "CORP" (Central Oahu Regional Park) in Waipio. We will have the use of 4 courts for 4 hours, uninterrupted! There will be a tennis clinic on the 1st hour which will be at 2pm, given by one of the tennis pros. If you want to brush up on your skills or just want a good warm up, be there on time, it's worth it! We'll have burgers and hotdogs, chips and soft drinks, and jugs of ice cold water, so there's no need to bring your own water. If you don't have a tennis racquet but would like to come and play, some of us will bring our spares, just let us know. A nominal fee of $5 will be charged for this fun-filled tennis clinic/barbecue picnic event and the rest of the cost will be paid for by your ski club. Mark your calendars and come join the fun and camaraderie!

Articles are due 3rd Thursday of the month to Dick Pickens

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