Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Adventurers' Club Honolulu Newsletter Sep-Dec 2013


Newsletter: September to December, 2013


Thursday - December 12    TTR    Party!  Party! and PHOTO EXHIBITION
        Adventurers' Club Members Photo Exhibition/Contest presented by Donna Wendt
          Call Erika Wyrtki  at 949-2229
            Deadline Tue  Dec 10th

Thursday - November 21    TTR   A Life Adventure in Historic Theatres
    by Lowell Angell
       Call Wendla Liljestrand at (email preferred) or 554-9639
           Deadline Tue Nov 19

Thursday - October 17     OCC   RVing in the US & Canada
   by Bill Beadle & Barbara Dove
      Call Teena Urban at (email preferred) or 946-3551
           Deadline Tue Oct 15

Thursday - September 19  WWC   Trekking the Annapurna Circuit of Nepal
        by Kimberly and Ann Case
            Call:   Mary Karyl Thorne at (prefers email)
                          or 534-1545
                Deadline Tue Sep 17
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*WCC (Waialae Country Club); TTR (Treetops Restaurant); OCC (Outrigger Canoe Club) Adventurers’ Club members/guests may only book a reservation via our reservationists.
** If making reservations via e-mail, please include the words:
                                                       "Adventurers’ Club Meeting" and the Meeting Date
..DECEMBER 2013..

Thursday, December 12 at Treetops Restaurant, 3737 Manoa Road

Come join us for a Holiday Festival of activities to get better acquainted with each other and greet the new members with holiday spirit.  
Installation of the 2014 Officers and Board Members will take place
A Power Point Photo Exhibition / Contest will highlight some of the members
best Adventure/Travel pictures
Door Prizes!!!
This may be the last time we will be able to have our functions at the Tree Tops, so be sure to come!

   Kick off the holiday season with an  evening of fun, food, and fellowship!  
6:00 pm
Free parking in the lot: Treetops Restaurant, 3737 Manoa Road
6:45 pm
Buffet usually consisting of Steamed Mahi Mahi, Eggplant withminced
pork, Vegetable Tempura, Chicken with choice of sauce,Teriyaki Steak, assorted greens and fruit salad; steamed rice and rolls; and
Assorted cakes—$22.00
Wine available on cash basis—$3.00
All orders include tea or coffee
7:30 pm
Erika Wyrtki at 949-2229 by Tuesday, December 10
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.
2014 Officers and Board Members
Jack Luckett telling story of  a Christmas Vietnam truce
Donna Wendt presents members best photos in Exhibition / Contest
Below are some of the Award winning photos
American 's Cup Yacht Races by Bill Arnemann
La Sacre Familia Cathedral -Gaudi  by Jackie Sprague

Myanmar Woman in Door by Bob Liljestrand
Girl in Ollantaytambo, Peru by Dick Gould
Glacier Grey calving, Chile by Donna Wendt
Kala Patar Nepal by Janet Miller
Hiroshima Garden, Japan  by John Thorne 
Christmas Island by Jack Luckett
Akha Girl in Thailand  by Murray Visser

"Hogwart" bridge, Scotland by Ralph Sprague
Sunset in Africa by Ralph Sprague
Green Hermit hummingbird by Ed Carus


Adventurer's Club December 2013

Eulalia Luckett says goodbye to Martin, Manager of Tree Tops Restaurant


NOVEMBER 21, 2013—A Life Adventure in Historic Theatres
By Member Lowell Angell
        This month, our speaker, Lowell Angell, will present an adventure of a different kind.  Rather than present his travels to a distant place, he will discuss his life adventure with his interest in the theatres of Hawaii.
    Lowell Angell, was born and raised in Honolulu.  He became fascinated with Hawaii’s theatres at an early age.  He has been actively involved with them for more than 45 years as a historian and preservationist.
      He first became involved with the Hawaii Theatre in 1964 when he worked here during the summer for Consolidated Amusement Company.  He was the co-founder in 1984 of the group that restored the Hawaii Theatre in the Chinatown area.
        In 1969, he helped move the Robert Morton pipe organ to the Hawaii Theatre from the Princess Theatre prior to its demolition.  Lowell was the second president of the Hawaii Theatre Center.  He is a director of Honolulu’s Friends of the Queen Theater, a former board member of Hilo’s Friends of the Palace Theater and is the immediate past president and current secretary of the Theatre Historical Society of America, a national nonprofit organization.
         Lowell Angell has written a book, THEATRES OF HAWAII, which celebrates the theatres that have come and gone, with hundreds of photos of theatres on every island, from the time of the monarchy to the 1964 construction of the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall. A few of these theatres still stand, but most are just memories, and the images conjure a time when going to the movies or seeing a show felt glamorous.
6:00 pm
Free parking in the lot: Treetops Restaurant, 3737 Manoa Road
6:45 pm
Buffet usually consisting of Steamed Mahi Mahi, Eggplant with minced pork,
Vegetable Tempura, Chicken with choice of sauce, Teriyaki Steak, assorted greens and fruit salad; steamed rice and rolls; and
Assorted cakes—$22.00
Wine available on cash basis$3.00
All orders include tea or coffee
7:30 pm
Wendla Liljestrand at or 554-9639 by Tuesday,
November 19 (email preferred)
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.

OCTOBER 17, 2013—RVing in the US and Canada
By Guests Bill Beadle and Barbara Dove

Bill Beadle and Barbara Dove set out in a small motor home to discover America.  They did this in four separate trips.  They first went from Las Vegas to Florida on an erratic route for ten weeks.  Their adventures included trout fishing on the famous Green River in Utah, hiking in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone with moose, elk and grizzlies, seeing San Padre Island during a red tide, visiting New Orleans for Halloween, and stopping in Graceland, Nashville, The Hermitage, Monticello, and Williamsburg.
         The second ten week trip took them from Florida via Maine and Michigan to Las Vegas.  A tour of the east coast prior to Hurricane Sandy's devastation was enjoyable.  In Charleston, they did crab fishing with commercial permit holders on the Chesapeake.  Next they visited the coast of Maine, Watkins Glenn, Niagara Falls, Mackinac Island, the "House on the Rock" in Wisconsin, a buffalo roundup in Custer State Park, Utah's National Parks and drove back to Las Vegas.
         The third trip was a short three week excursion from Las Vegas to San Diego, and out through
Arizona.  They toured Tucson's desert parks, missions and Patagonia State Park, a birder's paradise.
The fourth and longest trip was from San Diego to Alaska, they spent twelve weeks including nearly two weeks on the Alaska State Ferry System through the inside passage.  Next they did whitewater rafting on the American River, saw Roosevelt elk in the Redwood Forest, visited the Cascade Mountains, tried cruising in the San Juans, accomplished gunkholing via the Ferry System through Southwest Alaska, and finally visited mainland Alaska, including the Kenai Peninsula, Denali National Park and even a trip to Barrow, the most northern community in the United States.  These were the four separate legs of an 8 month, 27,000 mile road trip, in a span of 22 months.  They will tell the saga of a married couple in a small motorhome out to discover America.   They found it over- whelming..
6:00 pm
Free parking in club lot: Outrigger Canoe Club, 2509 Kalakaua Avenue
6:45 pm
Menu Choices:
Soup and Caesar Salad……….……...  $22
Cobb Salad……………….…………….  $20
OCC Beef Stew……….……..….……..  $20
OCC Mahi Mahi…………….….   $24
1/2 OCC Mahi Mahi…………………...   $17
Boneless Kalbi Ribs…………….……..  $27
Coffee by Token
7:30 pm
Teena Urban at or 946-3551 by Tuesday, October 15
(email preferred)  Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013—Trekking the Annapurna Circuit of Nepal
By Member Kimberly Case and Guest Ann Case

    Kimberly Case trekked the Annapurna circuit on her own in the year 2000 and repeated the trek in 2006 with her 68 year old step mother, Ann Case, both times without guides or porters. Crossing the Thorung-La Pass, at 5400-meters altitude, is required to complete the trek.
    Many walks lay claim to the title of World’s Greatest Trek, but none of those wind through valleys surrounded by five-mile-high peaks, spending nights in teahouses run by local villagers, and a rare chance to experience a ‘built in’ cultural immersion.
    Each night when the feet get weary, and the backpack gets heavy, a trekker can stop at any of the small villages en route, most within a few miles of each other, and stay the night at a traditional tea house. The tea houses range from a simple room in someone's home to a small family run hotel. Home cooked food is served in the dining room, or by the wood stove in the kitchen, depending on the number of guests. Toilet facilities ranged from out back to en suite. One never needs to walk very far to find a 'home' for the night.
6:00 pm
Free parking in club lot: Waialae Country Club, 4997 Kahala Avenue
6:45 pm
Bowl of Soup of the Day and WCC Greens ………...…..... $20.00
Corn Polenta Ravioli, roasted cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, and
fresh basil (Vegetarian).………………..……..$28.00
Hamburger Steak ………………………………..……...…….$32.00
Lemon Soy Roasted Half Chicken with Roasted Vegetables ... $34.00
7:30 pm
Mary Karyl Thorne at (email preferred) or
534-1545 by Tuesday, September 17
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.

We have just been notified that TreeTops, the restaurant at the former Paradise Park, will close at the end of the year. They have done an excellent job of hosting our meetings for several years. The food is good, the Audio- Visual equipment is good, and Martin has responded to all our requests. We will have two more meetings there: November and the Christmas Festival in December. Don’t miss our final goodbyes.
What’s next? We will maintain our relationships with the other venues and start looking for other meeting places. Several members have suggested possibilities and additional recommendations are welcome.
Ralph Sprague
Message from the Membership Chair
Please welcome the following  new members to the Adventurers’ Club:
 Dominique Derrien-Bartley   and  Pauline Standish
Intrepid explorers and adventurers —we look forward to their participation and from Pauline, a program on Cuba.  Welcome aboard!
Fran Dieudonne
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