Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Adventurers Club Honolulu Apr - June 2019 Meetings

   THE ADVENTURERS’ CLUB               

               OF HONOLULU                          
                              April, May, June 2019                                                     


   Turning 65 is a milestone and a good reason for people to celebrate. It’s no less so for an organization. This year is the 65th anniversary of the Adventurer’s Club of Honolulu! It all stated back in 1954 with a group of adventurous men (no women admitted, but Ladies Nights were held quarterly). Patterned after The Adventurers Club in New York City, and those in Chicago, Los Angeles and Copenhagen, the organizational meeting was on April 16, 1954 and the first program (a travelogue on Fiji) was April 30th in the Queen’s Surf penthouse. The Club was officially chartered on October 29th, 1954 with 72 charter members. The first Ladies Night program was by Dr. Howard Liljestrand on “A Tiger Hunt in India with the Maharaja of Indore” and included a film Howard took. To mark our Club’s anniversary, this same presentation will be related by Howard’s son, Bob, as our June 20th program, also including some movies Howard took! Don’t miss it! 
    We’ll mark our ‘official’ anniversary later in the year in October. Come help us celebrate it! Here’s to our 65th!
   Aloha, Lowell Angell, President

        CLUB NEWS
Unlike what Shakespeare said, it’s who we are. We’re The Adventurers’ Club OF HONOLULU. The local distinction has been in place since our founding, as there have been other Adventurers’ Clubs around the world, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Michigan, Copenhagen, Penang, Pretoria and Singapore! So when you make out your check at our dinners, proudly make it out to “The Adventurers’ Club of Honolulu.” Mahalo!
Since the Outrigger is a private club and we are guests, here’s how drinks (including coffee) must be purchased:
1. Buy drink scrip WITH CASH ONLY from our registrar BEFORE 6:30PM. Purchase as many as you will need throughout dinner.
2. Use your scrip during the dinner to order drinks from the waiter.
Attached with this newsletter is the current roster. Please let us know if there are any changes or errors.
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 email Lesley Iaukea at liaukea@hawaii.edu.
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.
For Adventurers’ Club Information Visit: http://adventurersclubhonolulu.blogspot.com
We are pleased to welcome the following new member to the Club since February:
Linda Laurence, member #707

Spread the word about the Adventurers' Club!  Tell your friends about us and our programs, or consider inviting them as a guest to future programs!
Know of a good future speaker or program (maybe yourself!)?
Tell our 1st Vice-President/Program Chair, Bill Chapman about it.
Email him at: wchapman@hawaii.edu

April 18, 2019
Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia: A Traveler's Guide through History, Ruins, and Landscapes
               by member Bill Chapman
  Bill will discuss his new book on ancient ruins in Southeast Asia. The result of over thirty years of research and travel, he will take Club members on visits to many of Southeast Asia's most famous monuments, including sites in Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar (Burma). Copies of his book will be available for anyone who wants one.  Bill Chapman is Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  

6:00 pm  Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse — 405 Kapahulu Avenue, free parking in lot
RSVP Email Preferred  Contact Lowell Angell, angell@hawaii.edu, (808) 988-2098
RSVP by: Thursday, April 11, 2019  6:45 pm  Late cancellations and no shows will be billed

May 16, 2019
Building the Hawaii State Capitol
by Don Hibbard
Take a journey back in time! Don will discuss the results of his recent research into the story behind Hawaii's iconic Capitol, the topic of a recent symposium at the Capitol. He will discuss the thinking leading to the Capitol, the alternative proposed locations, the building's architects, and some of the first designs.
Don is an architectural historian and the author of several books on Hawaii's buildings and architects.  


Proposed sites for Capitol

Which design for the Capitol to choose?

6:00 pm  Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot
RSVP  Email Preferred  Contact:  Carolyn and David Gire, carogire@hawaii.rr.com, (808) 377-9628  RSVP by: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed ,
June 20, 2019
Hunting Tigers in India
by member Bob Liljestrand

Bob will take us on a journey to India in the 1950s, where Bob's father, Howard Liljestrand, a founder of our Club, traveled by elephant on a tiger hunt. Bob will provide background on his father and show clips from a film Howard made during the trip. The India trip was organized by Dr. Clarence Fronk, another founding member of the Club. Bob notes, “The films are short, extracted by George Tahara of CinePic Hawaii, from a longer film my Dad made so I may add another short film on another subject; we’ll see -- Howard’s home movies.” This is sure to be a fascinating presentation!
  [In addition to the short films from India, Bob shows a 1943 film his father made on the Big Island called "Kohala Ditch Trail"]

6:00 pm  Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg St.  

Howard Liljestrand, M.D.  film maker


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The surprise movie of the evening "Kohala Ditch Trail" made in June 1943 on Big Island Hawaii

Form the film "Along the Ganges"

Speaker, Bob and his wife

Happy Birthday to outstanding member, Jack Luckett!!!

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