BOARD OF DIRECTORS
– Toby Kravet – 808-224-1065
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Every Monday evening (except on holidays and, of course, during Hawaii Ski Week), at 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 enjoy a "careful social hour" afterwards.
October 7 (Thursday) 5:00 PM (Meeting at 5:45) General Membership Meeting at Mangiamo by 604 in lieu of our Annual Kickoff Meeting at Rainbow Bay Marina which has been cancelled
November 4 (Thursday) 5:00 PM (Meeting at 5:45) General Membership Meeting at Mangiamo by 604.
December 2 (Thursday) 5:00 PM (Meeting at 5:45) General Membership Meeting at Mangiamo by 604.
It was nice to see some of you mask to mask as well as face to face at Mangiamo on September 2 for our first General Membership Meeting in a looooooong time. Although we had a few less than the 20 who had RSVP'd that they were coming, that was understandable inasmuch as it was only a few days after local government had re-imposed stricter COVID rules for gatherings (which did not significantly affect outdoor restaurant venues like Mangiamo has). Hope to see more of you on October 7, and if you are coming, be sure to RSVP Anita so we can let the restaurant know how many tables to set up. Also, Mangiamo, although on military property, will be enforcing the same pandemic related entry requirements as restaurants elsewhere in Hawaii so be sure you have evidence of vaccination or a negative test within the last 24 hours together with a driver's license or other legal ID when you come. (Although I created a Smart Health Card on the Safe Travels site, I also have jpg images of my driver's license, vaccination card, and Safe Access QR code in a dedicated album in the Photos folder on my phone and find that to be a lot handier than having to login to the website.) Also, notice that we are starting the meeting 15 minutes earlier than we did on September 2. The fact that restaurants are allowed to accommodate groups as long as tables are arranged properly for social distancing, overall capacity is limited, masks are worn except when eating or drinking, and mingling is prohibited, is actually a very welcome opportunity for us: We would not be otherwise able to get together.
We will get through this and back to our usual "smorgasbord" of activities, hopefully, sooner rather than later. To better plan for the future, including trips, you will soon be getting a survey as to what you would like the club to offer in terms of activities and, maybe, benefits and what changes, if any, you would like to see in the conduct of and destinations for our trips. Be on the lookout for the survey and don't be shy about telling us what you think.
For those of you still on the fence about our January 2020 trip to Aspen-Snowmass, there's not much time left to make a decision, and we need one more person (we have 9) to make the minimum number for the group airfare: $735.00 is an excellent price for a flight into Aspen.
Also, for those of you already going who haven't made any trips outside of Hawaii during the pandemic (which includes me), be sure you are familiar with the Safe Travels rules and have a smartphone, other device, or laptop, or have a friend on the trip who is willing to let you use his/hers. From what I understand, you can register with the Safe Travels site before you leave, downloading a picture of your vaccination card (even if you have already done it for Safe Access), but you need to answer a health questionnaire online and receive a QR code (that little scannable square with all the dots) within 24 hours of stepping on the plane to come back so you can be positively identified upon your return. If you have not done this, you will face an interminably long line at the airport to get things squared away and will find your baggage behind lock and key when you finally get down there. Returning residents who do not have vaccination information acceptable to the state or have not received a negative test from a state approved testing provider within 72 hours of leaving for Hawaii (may not be available in Aspen), face a 10 day quarantine upon return.
Skiing on over from local concerns to national news, the venerable Squaw Valley in California, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, is going the course of most of the U.S. professional and college sports teams who have dropped their Native American names and has been/will be renamed Palisades Tahoe.
And speaking about skiing, be sure to read Alan's updates (below) on our scheduled trips for 2022.
A hui hou kakou and take care of yourself.
UPCOMING SKI CLUB ACTIVITIES:
MANGIAMO BY 604
NAVY MARINE GOLF COURSE
943 VALKENBURGH ST.
October 7 (Thursday) 5 PM (Meeting at 5:45)
previously indicated, this is the site of the former Sam Sneads which became
Seven Palms, Irons, and then closed several years ago. It had been our
"home" for General Membership Meetings under all of its incarnations, is
happy to have us back, and will serve us outside on the lanai with table
size, table spacing, and seating arranged to conform to current
CDC/State/County recommendations and rules. Just turn off Nimitz onto
Valkenburgh, drive down a little over 3/10 of a mile, take a right into the
golf course parking lot, and the restaurant is on the second floor of the
clubhouse building. You can also get to Valkenburgh from Radford
Drive. The meeting won't start until 5:45 PM, but they are expecting
us to start showing up around 5:00 to order
drinks and pupus or dinner. Also, you will need to bring a legal ID
and vaccination card or proof
of negative test within the past 24 hours as Mangiamo will be following the Safe Access
rules. If you have created a Hawaii Smart Health Card on the Safe
Travels site, you can also use that. Please
RSVP Anita, anita@
SKI TRIPS FOR 2022
The Aspen Snowmass ski trip is scheduled for January 21-29, 2022 and is now only four months away. We currently have 44 Ski Club members who have registered and paid their deposit. We only have 2 double occupancy hotel rooms left to fill and we were able to extend our registration deadline for another month, ending October 15, 2021. So if you want to join us but hadn’t yet registered, you still have time to do so. Additionally, we have a single woman skier who is looking for a roommate in the Stonebridge Inn, so if you are a single woman and wish to go please contact Alan Teramura at email@example.com
We have a great group airfare on United Airlines from Honolulu to Aspen via Los Angeles for $735 pp round-trip. Currently we are one person short of the minimum group airfare seat count necessary, so if you hadn’t already booked your flight, please consider this great price. You can book this flight on the registration website. Visit the Hawaii Ski Club website, www.hawaiisnowskiclub.com , for more details.
Rusutsu, Japan Feb 19-27, 2022
We have reserved rooms at the 4 star ski in ski out Rusutsu Resort Hotel for 7 nights, including buffet breakfast, dinner, 6 days lift tickets and airport shuttle for $2090. Round trip non stop airfare on Hawaiian Airlines is $900. Total package price is $2,990 with Schewetravel. We have an optional 3 day extension planned to Kiroro which is midway between Rusutsu and Sapporo. Lodging will be at the slope side Sheraton Hotel with lift tickets and breakfast buffet. The 3 day extension will cost approximately $700 pp. We currently have 24 Ski Club members who have already registered. See the Hawaii Ski Club website for registration details.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Ski Helmet by Giro. G-10 Model. White with Black Graphics. Size: Medium. Very Good Plus Condition $40.00 or best offer. Call Larry: 808-200-4698 and leave message
HAWAII SKI CLUB IS ON FACEBOOK
Facebook is the best way to keep current on the Hawaii Ski Club. On your Facebook page on your computer, type "Hawaii Ski Club" into the search box on the top left. On your mobile device, tap the magnifying glass at the top to get the search box. Pictures from Ski Club activities and other items are posted as they are submitted. You can submit your own Ski Club pictures and other items you wish posted by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributions from the membership to future newsletters are encouraged and will be greatly appreciated: Please e mail them to Toby (see Contacts) no later than 9 calendar days from the end of the month. Thanx much.
Updated club info available at http://www.hawaiisnowskiclub.com and on our Facebook page.