April,  2019




  President – Toby Kravet – 808-224-1065
  Jonathan Carr
  Geoff Chu
  Paul Ferguson
  Bill Hodges
  Anita Hodges
  Alan Teramura
  Linda Giers
  Caroline Sluyter
  Mike Tsutsui

  Newsletter Editor
  Toby Kravet

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Additional events, such as concerts, hikes, excursions, may be added.  Watch your email for possible updates.

Every Monday evening (except on holidays and, of course, during Hawaii Ski Week): 4:30 P.M. A group of ski club members and their friends play tennis at Keehi Lagoon courts, off  Lagoon Drive.  Stay in shape and share refreshments afterwards!

April 4 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M. General Membership Meeting/Results of Annual Board Election at Ruby Tuesday, Moanalua Shopping Center.

April 12 (Friday) 4:00 P.M. Pau hana at Chez's Sports Bar and Grill, 98-150 Kaonohi Street, Suite 226 Aiea, HI.

April 26 (Friday) 5:00 P.M. Annual Board Dinner Meeting at the Pagoda Floating Restaurant.

May 2 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M. General Membership Meeting at Ruby Tuesday.

May 25 (Saturday) Volunteering for Special Olympics this year at Iolani School.  Details for times, signup procedure, etc. TBA.



As I sit to start (it often takes several sittings over several days to finish) this month's President's Message on March 22, most of us have put skiing in the closet for another year.  We had fifty seven members (WOW!) return from a week in Japan on February 24 and, earlier, forty-five members return from a week in Canada on February 2,  Geoff Chu just returned this past Sunday from his Epic Pass "odyssey" on the Mainland,  and Bill and Anita Hodges, as well as Alan and (I think, but I could be wrong) Karen Teramura are in Park City, the Ritters live in Park City, and I just returned from thirty five days in Utah and might be going for two weeks in New Zealand late this coming summer-----and these are only the people/trips I know about.  Amazing, how much time on the snow people from Hawaii spend.  Skiing and snowboarding are definitively addictive.  There is a sense of exhilaration that we get from going downhill and making turns, and we are constantly trying to make better and better turns, always seeking and never quite getting there with the consistency we would like.  Moreover, how close we come depends on the snow conditions which are never within our control.  I would imagine that surfing is a lot like skiing in this respect, but I don't know because I have never surfed. 

Be on the lookout for a message from Anita in the near future asking if you wish to volunteer to help out at Special Olympics which, this year, will on May 25 at Iolani School rather than the usual venue of U.H. Manoa.  We usually get a good turnout for this event and I hope this year is no different.  Mucho Mahalos to Anita and Bill for planning and coordinating our volunteer program.   Several years ago, an official of the Far West Ski Association, an organization of ski clubs to which we belong, was quite impressed with our level of community involvement, and I certainly hope it continues.

Without people like Anita and Bill Hodges, Alan Teramura who is chairing our Trip Committee, Jonathan who used to chair the Trip Committee and now minds our money, Geoff who used to mind our money and seems to have an inexhaustible library of Pau Hana destinations in his head, Paul who faithfully took minutes of our Board Meetings for several years and is now retiring, Caroline who has admirably taken over our logo wear apparel (look too good now to be called "tee shirts"), and all the other Board Members, current and former, who generously give/have given their time to come to board meetings, serve on committees, and help out at events, we wouldn't have a club, and unless we get some "fresh blood," as "understudies," before those of us, who have been here for several years, and several years and then some, decide to "throw in the towel," we won't have a club in the future.  As you can see from how I've described it, some of us have been playing "musical chairs" for a looooong while.  If you've been thinking about getting involved, now is the time.  Contact Geoff ( geof@hawaiisnowskiclub.com ) .  

Hope to see you on April 4th at the General Membership Meeting.

A hui hou kakou,



Moanalua Shopping Center
930 Valkenburgh St.
April 4 (Thursday) 5:00 P.M.

Come back to Ruby Tuesday for our April General Membership Meeting, this time on the usual day of the month,  where we will be announcing the results of our Annual Board Election.   While the actual meeting will probably not start until sometime between 5:30 and 6:00, come at 5:00 to start with the grinds and the stories.


Chez's Sports Bar and Grill
98-150 Kaonohi Street, Suite 226 Aiea, HI
April 12 (Friday) 4:00 P.M.

This is a local bar tucked away in a shopping plaza, but don't judge this book by its cover.  In my opinion, one of the best Happy Hours on Oahu. Long Happy Hour from 2PM to 8PM, w/discounted Pupu and Drinks. Their Spicy Edamame comes close to Ryan's and their Korean Fried Chicken is good. Plenty parking because all of the other restaurants in the Westridge Shopping Center seem to have gone out of business. Clearly not up to the standards of the new pricey Kaka'ako bars and eateries as this is definitely blue collar and a bargain.

See you there,


Moanalua Shopping Center
930 Valkenburgh St.
May 2 (Thursday) 5:00 P.M.

Come back to Ruby Tuesday for our May General Membership Meeting. While the actual meeting will probably not start until sometime between 5:30 and 6:00, come at 5:00 to start with the grinds and the stories.


Iolani school
563 Kamoku St. 
May 25 (Saturday) Time TBA

Stay tuned for a "Call to Arms" from Anita and Bill.  For the past few years, we have served in the "Healthy Athlete" area, directing competitors to various sections for servicesSeveral years ago, we performed food preparation and line cook duties.  No telling yet where we will end up this year, but I bet it will be in the Healthy Athlete area again. We'll see.





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