Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Adventurers' Club Honolulu Meetings Sep - Dec 2018

Newsletter:  Sept to Dec, 2018 
           Greetings fellow Adventurers!
   As I write this I'm in Paris at the end of an extended summer trip to Europe, enjoying many new cities and sights and experiences. Among them was a cruise to Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland and visits to Leipzig and Wismar in Germany, and Ghent and Bruge in Belgium. But as Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, "There's no place like home" and I'll be back shortly.
   We have another round of excellent and varied evening programs, plus a special new adventure, and I hope to see you all at them!
   Aloha, Lowell Angell, President
      We have found a good venue to try for our Nov. 15, 2018 dinner when Bill Chapman will present his new book on “Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia”. The Arnemanns and Simons met Sunday evening, Aug. 12 with owner/chef at Ala Wai Golf Course Restaurant. We sampled 3 of the 4 combination plates she suggested. It is delicious food and prices are very reasonable.
     Check the November 15 dinner menu in this newsletter and you will see the various options with prices. The view is expansive with large windows overlooking the golf course. They can accommodate up to 50 diners near the windows in the mauka section of the dining room, separated by potted plants.
     There is plenty of free parking and it is a convenient location with access from Kapahulu Ave. Drive makai towards ocean, turn right into street just before the Waikiki Public Library and drive ¼ mile to golf course building on the right. If you are on target the Ala Wai Canal will be on your left.         To google directions the address is 404 Kapahulu Ave. We will give more detailed directions in the November reminder email. The owner is very willing to please, wants us to be satisfied and assured us they can serve food hot and very quickly. Be one of the first to experience this exciting new venue in November 15!    Put on your calendar to book it November 1.

1. Adventurers' Club guests MUST be booked by a Club member via that month’s reservationist.
2. There is a $5 surcharge for any guests NOT Adventurer’s Club full members.
3. When emailing your reservations, put "ADV CLUB RSVP" as subject. Please include your phone
number when emailing or telephoning RSVPs.
4. The reservationist will email (or telephone) a confirmation of your RSVP. If you don’t receive a
confirmation, email/telephone AGAIN. If you get no response or are unable to contact the listed
reservationist, please call Renate Ryan at 808 926-6226.
5. To insure fairness to all members and to our reservationists, RSVPs will only be accepted
beginning the FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH for that month’s program.
6. Once you have given your entree choice, it IS NOT POSSIBLE to change it. Please kokua!
7. Payment by check is preferred, payable to "Adventurers' Club of Honolulu."
8. Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.

We were sorry to learn of the passing of SUE PING (PINKIE) CARUS (member #571, since 2006) on July 22, 2018. Our sincere sympathies to her husband Ed Carus who has been a member since 1991.  Ed is a staunch supporter of the club, having served as treasurer and director for over ten years. He has given many presentations of his world travels to the club.

We are pleased to welcome the following new member to the Club:
--Lori (Loretta) Anderson,, member #704, sponsored by Pat Moore. Lori
loves to travel especially by sailing ship. She looks forward to hearing about other’s adventures at
the meetings. Please introduce yourself to her at an upcoming meeting.

Know of a good future speaker or program (maybe yourself!)?
Tell our 1st Vice-President/Program Chair, Bill Chapman about it.
Email him at:

                     September 20, 2018
  “Sketching on the Move”      By member Simon Bussiere
As Simon explains: “It's a blast to travel and explore, but it can be difficult to pause for long enough to take in the character of a place. “ For Simon—a landscape architect and designer—sketching is a way to slow down. As he explains, “I find it to be a great way of learning to see and better understand the intrinsic qualities of a place.” Simon draws regularly when he travels, “and occasionally the drawings even come out ok”, he explains. Simon will share his process from recent trips through Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the US and talk about how travelers can integrate this practice into their next adventure!
  Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg Street
Parking available in the restaurant lot, on-street, or free at First Hawaiian Bank on
Isenberg & King Street
Reservationist:  Rentate Ryan
               October 18, 2018
“Tasmania or Bust: A Six-Month Trip from California to the Far Pacific”      By guest Bill Leary
Kaneohe resident Bill Leary helped owner/skipper Rob Vaughan sail Van Diemen III, a 64‘ custom built wooden sloop, from Newport Beach, CA to Hobart, Tasmania for 6 months in 2017, a voyage exceeding 10,000 nautical miles. This was an extraordinary deep-water voyage with many fascinating ports of call, including the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Society Islands, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, New Caledonia, Norfolk, and Lord Howe Island. Follow the track of the Van Diemen III through the South Seas and see Tasmania, the land that time has forgotten and said by many to be the most beautiful island in the world. Bill has spoken to us a few times in the past, including February 21, 2013, about his cruising experiences in the South Pacific and Hawaii aboard his 35 foot sailboat Moku pe'a".
       Outrigger Canoe Club
       Reservationist:  Kathy Reinhart, (808) 396-8278

Route of the "Van Diemen" in 2017

Tautira, French Polynesia

Watching a guy going down a do-it-yourself zip line from his yacht

                                      November 15, 2018
“MODEL A TOURING CLUB ADVENTURES”                                             By member Janet Miller
Janet Miller will give a presentation covering the many years that she, and her husband, Ralph, have driven their Model A on various tours throughout the United States with the Model A Touring club.   The places these old cars go will amaze you - such as in Alaska and on the Lincoln Highway.

6 pm       Ala Wai Golf Course Restaurant - 405 Kapahulu Avenue, free parking in lot
6:30 pm  Dinner:
Menu: Please include order with RSVP. Payment by check preferred please.
First 3 Combination plates include 2 entrees, 1 scoop white/brown rice, mac and toss
green salads with homemade Italian dressing, dessert and choice of tea, coffee or
decaf. No mixing and switching please. Vegetarian stir fry same, only 1 entrée.
1) Garlic Shrimp & BBQ Chicken = $23
2) Mahimahi & BBQ Chicken = $23
3) NY Beef Stir Fry & Honey Walnut Shrimp = $23
4) Vegetarian Stir Fry with tofu and fresh vegetables available seasonally = $20
Bar service available. Cash or credit cards accepted. Beer $4—$5, wine about $8.

RSVP  Email Preferred
Jennifer Y. Du-Forstner,,     (808) 380-8628
RSVP by: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed


                                  December 6, 2018
“Christmas Photo Contest”        By member Donna Wendt
Can you guess how many times Donna has hosted her wonderful Christmas photo contest with prizes? 5. Can you guess how many years Donna has served on the board until 2016? 12. Can you guess who manages and updates our club blog? That’s right …Donna. What an amazing record of service! Please send only 5 of your best travel adventure photos to by Thu. Nov. 25, 2018. Number them 1-5, include where taken, the year and captions.  No repeats. JPG format is best, TIFF is OK.  Email  if you have questions or phone 808 265-1147.   Please attend the dinner to speak a sentence or two about each picture.   PRIZES !!!
        6 pm    Zippy's, 59 N. Vineyard Blvd, corner of Maunakea Street
Free parking in Zippy’s or adjacent Diamond Head lot when chain is down about 5:30pm

The room of happy Adventurers!

Table 3

Table 2

Table 1

Donna getting the Photo Show ready

Bill and Gretchen Arnemann discussing their photo entry

Prizes galore!



Adventurers' Club member and author Flemming Carstensen
         with his new book "Flemming's World" - hot off the press!!
    What an interesting life Flemming has led!

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