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Escape to Italy A fashionable fete and luncheon with Etro and Neiman Marcus p.8 A Manhattan Must A review of The Harvard Club of New York City p.12
E Komo Mai After two years of uncertainty and everchanging restrictions, the Club is back in action. p.16
Members’ Notes p.27
Play Time Get to know Queen Lili‘uokalani p.14
Employees of the Month p.28
On the cover: Jessica O’Neill nailed the
This page: A bird’s eye view of the s tu nning sunset and lively scene during the 100th Club L ū ‘au, which took place on April 30.
vintage aloha look, donning a 1950's Alfred Shaheen halter dress and a pin-up hairs ty le to match.
Cover photo by Tommy Shih
TOC photo by Yoshinori Tanaka
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Outrigger Canoe Club
The o ffi cial publica ti on of the Outrigger Canoe Club is ti tled Ama to honor the Club’s lineage. The outrigger of a canoe is called an Ama in ‘ Ō lelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language). It was a nau ti cal innova ti on that allowed the Polynesians to e ffi ciently navigate the rough waters of the Pacific. The Ama is also the port hull of a double-hulled canoe, which is the vehicle that brought the Hawaiians to these beau ti ful islands.
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From the President’s Desk
THE GOOD OLD DAYS, ARE THEY GONE FOREVER? Many conversations I’ve heard recentlymention the good old days. They go something like this: “It seems like the Club is turning into a di ff erent Club than it was 50 years ago. We’re losing our culture, our family-focus, our values.
workforce, turnover ismore frequent. • COVID-19 literally stopped us fromcoming together, magnifying any and all changes when we finally saw each other. It’s a delicate balancing act to honor and keep the long-held traditions of the Club alive, while remaining relevant and adjusting to inevitable changes in our community, much less the world. As hard as we try, dues will continue to increase, and unfortunately, that maymean somemembers cannot a ff ord them. Will that change our values and culture? I hope not. So howdo we hold onto the culture, the connections, the friendships? Howdo we stop being too busy to talk and hug and just hang out?Most importantly, what canwe do to ensure that in themidst of all these changes, the Club continues to be the special place we all treasure? We are exploring ways to integrate newmembers more quickly into the OCC community so we feel like a family again. And it’s important that we all continue the conversation. The Board needs to communicatemore e ff ectively when andwhy the oldways simplymust change, andmembers need to continue to let the Board know their ideas and engage through Committees, discussions, surveys, etc. Also, you’ll noticemany cherished Club activities are back (learnmore on pages 16-26). These things will help us all feel more connected to each other and the Club again. Remember that today will be the good old days of the future, so let’s enjoy everyminute of it.
I remember when: • Dues were $50 amonth and senior members only paid 50%of that. Membershipwas a ff ordable to all. We are likely to losemembers as dues continue to rise. • We all used to know each other and the employees by name. The connections were strong and ever- lasting. Now I come to dinner and it feels like I don’t know anyone. • Paddling wasn’t just for the elite. Members could sign up to go
paddling withMike Town, Aka Hemmings and Sam Clemens. It was all about ocean and paddling culture. • Family and kids were everywhere, the foodwasn’t great but you could a ff ord to feed your whole family at the snack bar. • Eva Pomroy blessed the canoes and the Teves Trio blessed our weddings and passings with their sweet Hawaiianmele. • OCC dominated ocean sports, our teams set the pace andwere the ones to beat. …those were the good old days.” It’s true. Many things have indeed changed since the good old days. • There aremany new faces at the Club in all categories, including non-resident, andwe welcome guest and reciprocal members fromaround the world. They’re a big part of our community and an important part of our success. • Increased lease rent, an aging facility and beach erosion are factors that have fundamentally changed the economics of running the Club, not tomention inflation that’s growing exponentially. • Ocean sports will always be important, but members have new interests and priorities. • Older employees retire after decades of service and due to changing priorities among the younger
Laurie Foster President
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General Manager’s Corner
ALOHA OUTRIGGER OHANA, Given howbusy we have been over the last couple of months, I’mwilling to bet that most of you have been to the Club recently! You have probably been down to see all the new sand on the beach, or to enjoy the newly remodeled outdoor fitness center, or perhaps to indulge in some of the Chefs’ newest creations. Whatever the reason, it is easy to see that the Outrigger Canoe Club has come roaring back!
between, but I want to recognize that parking could still be an issue during peak hours. I want to thank the membership for their patience as we have carved out a path to relaunch lunch service. I am excited to share that our go-live date for lunch is scheduled for May 18th. I have fielded several questions about lunch over the last couple of months, frommembers who really want lunch to come back—and soon—and frommembers hoping to still be able to use the Hau Terrace to enjoy their Snack Shop food during the day. I believe we have struck a good balance. You can read more about these changes in the feature that begins on page 16. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the 100th Club L ū ‘au. This event would not have been a success without the Entertainment Committee, led by Siana Hunt, and the entire operations team. Thank you for all of the time, the countless meetings, and the attention to detail that made this event one for the history books! And a huge thank you to all of the members who attended! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
When we couple the success of our food and beverage opera- tions with the resurgence of our athletic programs, we once again have parking issues (as you may have noticed). It’s great to be busy, but frustrating to have to fight for parking. The House Committee, in conjunction with the management team, have been working to address this issue, putting together a plan to help alleviate some of the parking
woes. We all know that the congestion comes be- tween 4:30-7:30pmwhen members are on the water enjoying a sunset paddle, using the Fitness Center after work, and/or enjoying dinner at the Club with their family and guests. In an e ff ort to curb the bottleneck, the following changes are going to be implemented: • Wednesday through Sunday from 4-8pm, Prestige Valet—the company that manages the parking structure—will enlist three members of their team to help shu ffl e and stack cars to maximize the space. • We are also going to paint two additional parking stalls on the end caps of all levels of the garage, which will create 20 additional stalls. Prestige Valet will also help shu ffl e these cars into normal spaces when they become available. There are additional changes to be implemented that will be communicated in the E-News. But even with the changes and additional resources, there will still be times when the parking structure is at capacity and members will be asked to find other parking options. We hope that this is few and far
My very best,
Tyler Roukema, General Manager
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L O B B Y The C L U B H A P P E N I N G S , C E L E B R AT I O N S & E V E N T S
This Way In ➳
Nora Mei j iede-Gentry strikes a pose with Kimberly Clark and the Etro models
La Moda Italiana Luxe looks and a luncheon presented on the Koa Lanai
Marcus team to o ff er these one-of-a-kind events. The sold-out event allowedmembers to see and purchase the items from the new collection before it even hit the store,” said KimSmith, who’s on the Entertainment Committee and and helped organize this fashionable fete alongside Jessica O’Neill and Candes Gentry. We want to extend a special thank you to NeimanMarcus’ Director and General Manag- er Erin Isa and Brand ExperienceManager Amy Castro for working with our Entertainment Com- mittee to produce this premier presentation.
➳ At the end of February, the OCC Entertainment Committee and our friends at NeimanMarcus hosted an exclusive opportuni- ty for members to enjoy an Etro Spring Fashion Presentation on the Koa Lanai. Kimberly Clark, Etro’s West Coast Regional Direc- tor, flew in fromCalifornia to demonstrate how to pair a variety pieces from the brand’s Spring 2022 collection, ones wearable from beach to brunch and beyond. Other accessories fromNeiman Marcus were also available for purchase—think spring staples and resort-ready sunglasses, jewelry, bags and even beauty products. Inspired by the brand’s Italian roots, Chef Mark and his culinary teamo ff ered a molto bene meal including caprese salad, penne pasta with a choice of salmon or chicken, and limoncello tiramisu for dessert. “We’re so honored to work with the Neiman
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Clockwise from top: Even chic menswear looks were presented; Makani Carzino, Kim Smith and Leah Freeman enjoying themselves; Etro Kesa Groovy Paisley-Print Silk George tt e Long Kimono Coat; a table of accessories, including a Chloe Straw Bag With Logo Canvas Straps, Chris ti an Loubou ti n Cabarock Small Miss Denim Tote Bag, assorted sunglasses and a Nanushka Bar Clutch Bag
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➳ “So many books, so little time.” Whoever said that must have been referring to Reading ’Riggers. We are not running out of things to read! Our criteria for selection is that the book or author have some Hawai‘i connection. We’ve stretched it a bit, too, reading one book set in Tahiti, and one that was about water in general. The idea is to read some- thing local or somebody local, and always interesting. Also, in most cases, it’s readily available, since we try to support the Hawai‘i Public Library System. It should gowithout saying that we encourage OCC members who are authors to participate. In fact, we have read nine of our members’ books so far—some authorsmore than once. They keepwriting, and of course, we keep reading. The Reading ’Riggers has beenmeeting first Fridays at 10amsince November 2016. Andwhile we were somewhat limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have a strong email So Many Books, So Little Time By Gerry DeBenedetti TIME / DATES: 10:00 a.m. Every first Friday of the month, usually in the Duke Room
UPCOMING SCHEDULE June 3: Hawai‘i’s Birds (seventh edition) by Hawai‘i Audubon Socie ty
New photos from more than 50 local photographers, informa ti on on conser- va ti on ac ti ons and issues for na ti ve birds and references to Hawaiiana. Presenters and collaborators Susan Sco tt and Wendy Johnson (an OCC member) will be present. July 1: The FrenchHouse: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village That Restored ThemAll by Don Wallace (in collabora ti on with his wife Mindy Pennybacker). An inspiring memoir of two Francophiles who bought a home on a small French island o ff the coast of Bri tt any sight unseen. The experience was life-changing, though not necessarily in the ways you’d expect. Author and collaborator will be present.
list (120 at our most recent count) andwe were able to suggest books to sustain us during that down time. Our biggest problemnow is that our future list of good ideas is about two years long. Hence the title of this article. All OCCmembers are wel- come to come to Reading ’Riggers. Youmay bring a guest, and youmay stay for lunchwith the author. We also invite you to leave suggestions or comment on any of the books scheduled at the Front Desk.
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Calendar UPCOM I NG EVENTS
JULY 1 July 4
Macfarlane Rega tt a, July 4th BBQ Cline Mann Paddleboard Race
Club Jam and Steak Fry
Sa tu rday
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Stew & Rice Memorial Day
Sa tu rday
Reading ’Riggers 10th Scratchfest Paddleboard Relay Surf Jam (pending surf cond iti ons)
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Dining venues include the Main Dining Room, which o ff ers fine service in a formal and traditional atmosphere with 15-foot- tall windows that add to its grandeur. The Grill Room o ff ers a more casual dining ex- perience, while the Rooftop has indoor and outdoorseating with a small plate menu, craft beers and wines by the glass or bottle. The Main Bar, dubbed the heartbeat of the Club and its members, rounds out the op- tions as a popular place for great beverages and even better conversation. And be sure to check out the lunch bu ff et on Saturdays and a Champagne Brunch on Sundays. The Club’s 23,000 square-foot fitness center spans three floors and rivals some of the best gyms in the city. Think state-of- the-art equipment, a dynamic list of group classes, certified fitness professionals, seven squash courts (four international courts and three American courts), sauna and steam rooms. Throughout the Club, casual attire is allowed during the day, but after 5pm, busi- ness casual is required in the Main Dining Room (collared shirts are necessary for men, but jackets and ties are not required). Bermuda shorts are allowed on the Roof- top during the summer months. If you’re planning a visit to the Big Ap- ple and want to check out HCNY, a letter of introduction must be sent to the Club prior to making a reservation. Please contact Joanne Huber in the Executive O ffi ce to arrange. Rates vary and can be found on the HCNY website, along with hours of operation, COVID-19 policies and more. More info: www.hcny.com The Club o ff ers guests a chance to experience Manha tt an hotel luxuries without the ty pical Manha tt an hotel price tag.
Reciprocal Club Review
The Harvard Club of NewYork City ByValerieDavis
➳ The Harvard Club of New York C ity is the newest addition to our outstanding list of Reciprocal Clubs. It was founded in 1865 by a small group of alumni wishing to get together and continue the fellowship of Cambridge. Located inMidtownManhattan, on 44th St. between 4th and 5th Avenues, the Club is centrally located close to Broadway, Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, MoMA and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, not to mention exceptional shopping. Its architectural beauty is a sight for sore eyes, and coupled with its storied history, the building was one of the first 10 to be named a New York City landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Club o ff ers guests a chance to experience Manhattan hotel luxuries without the typical Manhattan hotel price tag. It boasts more than 70 well-appointed guest rooms ranging from a single with a shared bath to a king suite. When you stay here, expect comfort, style and all the amenities includingWi-Fi, six refined dining options and access to an impressive fitness center.
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Stew& Rice at Home New& Notable
➳ The Historical Commi tt ee’s Stew & Rice program resumed in-person events at the Club with a sold-out presentation fromDeSoto Brown from the BishopMuseum in February and a sold-out screening of Waterman presented by one of its producers, Club Captain Billy Pratt. This next much- anticipated event has been postponed at the Club for two years due to COVID-19, and is sure to be just as well-received. TUESDAY, MAY 24, 5:30 p.m. “An Hour with Queen Lili‘uokalani” A play by Rianna Williams, read by Alice Guild and Rianna Williams What do you really know about Queen Lili‘uokalani? Do you know she had an unhappy marriage, adopted three children (one being her husband’s child from another woman conceived while she was married to him)? She wrote over 160 pieces of music, and was at home hearing the music and applause when the Hawaiian flag was lowered and the American flag was raised over ‘Iolani Palace. She gave herself both public and private birthday parties every year, hoped to start a bank for women, played in private chamber music concerts with Dr. George Straub, attended Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in London in 1887, cried during her first visit to Kalaupapa. She, as a widow, was pursued for marriage by a Tahitian prince 20 years her junior. She purchased one of the first automobiles in Hawai‘i. She
flew the American flag over Washington Place for one day during WorldWar 1. Queen Lili‘uokalani survived several cancers on her neck, but died after having several small strokes. Learn even more from a performance of the new play “An Hour with Queen Lili’uokalani,” written by OCCmember Rianna M. Williams, who portrays a San Francisco newspaper reporter interviewing Queen Lili‘uokalani, portrayed by OCCmember Alice Guild. Based on true information from the queen’s diaries and other documented sources, and taking place inWashington Place, the queen’s home, it is an intimate revelation of the most poignant moments in the personal life of Hawai‘i’s last monarch. About RiannaWilliams The play’s author was a docent and researcher (for the late Hawaiian historian H.J. JimBartels) at ‘Iolani Palace for 10 years. She then spent 10 years researching and writing on her own, during which she wrote five books and numerous articles (three in the Hawaiian Jour- nal of History), all on Hawaiian history, in addition to transcribing several ali‘i journals onto the computer at BishopMuseum archives. She has been a docent and researcher at Washington Place for 20
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Based on true information from the queen’s diaries and other documented sources, and taking place inWashington Place, the queen’s home, it is an intimate revelation of themost poignant moments in the personal life of Hawai‘i’s last monarch.
as advertising and promotionmanager for AlaMoana Center, eventually becoming the shopping center’s
years, and recently told the history of the home for the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s 35th “Experts at the Cathedral” lecture series. She is a Life Member of the National Society of Arts and Letters. About Alice Guild Guild has been active with The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace since its founding over 50 years ago. Begin- ning as a member of the Junior League of Honolulu research team, she went on to serve for many years on the Board of Directors of The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace, during which she stepped in twice as Exec- utive Director, eventually becoming Board Chair. She maintained an active interest in the Palace throughout her 20-year career in business, which began as advertising manager for Security Diamond Company. She later joined DillinghamCorporation
general manager. In 2019, she published her first children’s book, K ō lea and the Chief’s Cloak , which received the Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award for excellence in Children’s Literature, followed by K ō lea and the King’s Crown in 2020. She is currently working on K ō lea and the British Bird , to be published later this year.
In the past few years, she has also done readings of the report on the 1897 anti-annexationmeeting of Aloha ‘Aina ONaWahine in Hilo and Isabella Bird’s adven- tures on Hawai‘i Island in 1873.
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and necessary changes, we’re thrilled to announce the Outrigger Canoe Club is back in full opera ti on. The Club is once again o ff ering experiences that match, if not exceed, ones of “the good old days.”
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says Liz Perry, who’s been a mem- ber for 50-plus years, and it’s safe to say most members would whole- heartedly agree. The Club is a place where people gather. It’s a place to spend time with and host family and friends. It’s a place tomake new connections, to form lifelong rela- tionships and create lasting memo- ries. As most members know, OCC weatheredmany storms throughout its 114-year history—two world wars, financial crises, a move from its orig- inal home inWaik ī k ī to our current location, andmost recently, a global pandemic. Throughout the past two years, the dedicated staff andmembers found creative solutions to continue the traditions and carry forth the mission of being a place where mem- bers can commune with sun and sand and sea, be a place where good fellowship and aloha prevail and a place where the sports of old Hawai‘i shall always have a home. From vari- ous virtual athletic events to offering groceries to-go, the teamwas able to quickly pivot the operations and amenities to keep the spirit of OCC alive during these trying times. Top: Gerri Pedesky looking majes- tic in her mu‘umu‘u, Ni‘ihau shell lei and pheasant lei hulu manu. Cen- ter: Members enjoyed the flavors of the islands, from mauka to makai. Bottom Left: House-made pipikaula and macadamia nut crusted lamb. Bottom Right: A selection of sashimi from the raw bar.
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Finally, members are able to come together (in person!) and revel in the sunset dining, the team sports, the special events, and take ad- vantage of all the benefits an OCCmembership provides. “When I look at the families playing on the beach, folks socializing in the bar, the paddlers practicing for regatta season and the calendar of events filling up, I can’t help but reflect on what the Club once was and where we are heading. Time marches on and although we can’t bring back ‘the good old days’ per se, this is still an awesome Club and everyone—young and old—is actively making special memories that will last a lifetime,” President Foster proudly stated. So while the Club has been open for a while in some capacity, it’s time to officially say “ma- halo” for the unwavering support. You’re warmly welcomed back to the place you know and love.
Clockwise from top: Dale Hope and President Laurie Foster embrace the aloha; Kelly and Jimmy McMahon share a shaka and a smile as they enter the Club; Jeff Zimmerman is all smiles; the Food & Beverage team's showstopping seafood spread.
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look forward to the l ū ‘au because it brings back all the traditions and Hawaiiana that we love,” continued Liz. Of course, the 100-year mile- stone is part of the reason this year’s l ū ‘au was so special, but it was also especially meaningful after these past two years. “Siana Hunt [former Enter- tainment Committee Chair and lead producer of the event] took the l ū ‘au on as her final legacy project and knocked it out of the park. She is always behind the scenes pioneering new and existing efforts to grow the
Club and provide these one-of-a- kind events. She is truly a fearless leader and a pleasure to work with. We also have to thankMary Jones for her love and passion for all things Hawai‘i and for bringing the authen- ticity of a traditional l ū ‘au. The dedication from, and vision of, both these women is truly amazing,” said Jessica O’Neill, the newly elected Entertainment Committee chair. In fact, Siana organized a group of women to forage the exceptional flora and fauna found throughout the Club. Siana andMary, along with
➻ What betterway to celebrate the past, present and future of OCC than with the 100th Club L ū ‘au. “Some of the most fun times I can remember were at the l ū ‘au’s at Out- rigger,” said Liz Perry. “We always
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—Rede Eder, Food & Beverage Director
Liz and Conne Sutherland, WendyWich- man, Michele St. John, Suzy Hemmings, Alice Lunt, KristinWatamull—to name just a few—journeyed to K ō ke‘e State Park to forage for ‘ ō hi‘a lehua, palapalai (one of the most revered indigenous ferns), and other plants and flowers to turn into lei and decor. “We were looking for whatever Mother Nature offered us, for favorites that don’t grow as abundantly on O‘ahu. It was an amazing adventure,” said Conne, who traveled fromHawai‘i Island to O‘ahu then to Kaua‘i for the fun. Another group of women spent the day foraging on a fellow member’s private property in Nu‘uanu. Jessica—who’s also this month’s cover model—took the traditions very serious- ly, whichmeant hours spent preparing, foraging and decorating the Club. Not tomention, searching tirelessly for the perfect outfit. After months of scouring her favorite vintage stores that stock vintage aloha wear—Tin CanMailman, DeStash, Kaimuki Lei Stand andmore—she landed on a 1950s-style look by the renowned designer Alfred Shaheen. Opposite page: Eric Salassa gets down with his daughter. This page, from top: Wesley Jampel and Pumehana Rochlen looking extra fashionable in their Jams World pieces; Grammy Nominated and 20-time N ā H ō k ū Hanohano Award Winner Henry Kapono and band rocking out.
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Of course, the majority of mem- bers also showed up donning their best aloha wear. Jimmy and Kelly McMahon pulled out all the stops: Jimmy wearing aWestern Aloha palaka shirt and Kelly wearing a stun- ning and bright ginger-print dress from the 1960s with frog closures. LifeMember and Historical Com- mittee member Gerri Pedesky turned heads in her purple mu‘umu‘u and a rare red lauhala hat. Vintage and modern tropical prints,aloha shirts and intricate lei were plentiful. Upon arrival, members em- braced each other, sipped on their welcome mai tai andmade their way into the Club. Sashimi, oysters, laulau, pipikaula, saimin and a variety of pork options were available at sta- tions set up throughout the Club for all to enjoy at their leisure. Ube-filled pastries and Kona coffee truffles sat- isfied sweet tooths. It didn’t take long for members to hit the dance floor once legendary performer Henry Kapono hit the stage during sunset. Then the sky turned a special shade of pink as the sun went down, and Paula Fuga graced the crowd with her soulful sounds. It was an evening most won’t soon forget. Top image: Randi Conway and DC Eichelberger light up the dance floor. Bottom image: An aerial view of the Club in all its glory during the l ū ‘au. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Rodman Muller and his daughter Paisley, who flew in from California for this special event; Paula Fuga graced the crowd with her soulful sounds; Missi Mowat, Lannette Sandvold, Lisa Wilford and Donna Glatzel looking festive and fabulous; Gerri Pedesky and Nora Meijide-Gentry sharing a moment; sisters Cecily Sakai and Emily Porter showing off their hula skills.
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➻ Sundays got a little sweeter, as breakfast service is available. Now, members can once again enjoy an all- you-can-eat buffet or order select items from the kitchen like Eggs Benedict, BelgianWaffle and Biscuits and Gravy. Perhaps one of the most anticipat- ed returns is the return of our lunch service. BeginningMay 18, you’ll find de- lectable menu items—including seasonal and weekly specials—in the Koa Lanai. Though lunch service was previously held at Hau Terrace, that area is now better suited as overflow seating for
➻ The Food&Beverage team continues to provide members with a must-try mix of longtime favorites and spectacular seasonal specials that have kept our dining operations thriving. In fact, Food &Beverage Director Rede Eder proudly reports that in the month of April, they hadmore food and beverage sales than the Club has ever seen (and that doesn’t even include the success of the l ū ‘au!). “I would like to personally welcome our mem- bers back to the Club to enjoy the beautiful views, the attentive service and our Chef ’s wonderful menu. We have implementedmany new concepts during these past two years that have elevated our service and food and beverage offerings. It is our goal tomake Outrigger Canoe Club your favorite dining venue on the island, and with the commitment of our management and staff, I knowwe are on the way to being just that—your favorite place to be,” said Rede.
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those dining at the Snack Shop, a dining option that rose in popular- ity over the past few years. “During COVID restrictions, we decided to spread out and take advantage of the entire campus throughout the day. That allowed us to take care of somany more members than expected,” Rede explained.
➻ SteakFry season official- ly fired up again inmid-March. Members are invited to cook their own or let a staff member help grill to perfection. Upcoming dates: May 21, June 18, July 23, Aug 20
➻ Oenophile’s, rejoice! A friendly reminder that the Club’s Wine-O’s Program (a tasting program and dinner) is back to being in-person. In addition, Wine DownWednesdays (when all bottles are half the original price) is an amenity that was introduced during COVID, but will continue indefinitely due to positive response.
Opposite page, from top to bottom: Vanessa and Makena Rockstroh enjoying a welcome mai tai on the beach; Brunch views and selections from the buffet. This page, from top to bottom: Cecily Sakai, Emily Porter and Siana Hunt dancing hula before sunset; Auction winner Paul Bauer with Plein Air Artist Mark N. Brown.
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In case youmissed it…
➥ The fitness area in the garage got a facelift! The Center expanded with its reconfigution on the mauka side of the parking structure.
➥ Pop into the Logo Shop to see the new look and find new items such as seasonal t-shirts, special- ty event apparel, OCC tumblers, luggage tags, OCC’s The First 100 Years book and so much more. Shop Manager Lana Osgood and her team will greet you with a smile and provide exceptional service. ➥ In the last couple of weeks, the beach has been replenished with just over 20 tons of sand, with even more than that added to the volleyball courts. “Members of the Buildings & Grounds Committee, as well as members of the Volleyball Committee, deserve huge kudos for steering the sand replenishment project to completion. Both areas look great and will be enjoyed by athletes and beachgoers for years to come!” assured GM Tyler Roukema.
Kim Smith, Whitney McCallum and Leah Freeman donning their vintage dresses they bought from Kaimuki Lei Stand, their looks complete with pikake lei and orchid and pikake hair clips.
➥ December kicked off the first practice of the 2022 volleyball season. Paddling season started April 1, with teams training along the Ala Wai Canal. Many paddlers are preparing for the beloved Macfarlane Regat- ta, which is back after a two-year hiatus. Here’s what else you can look forward to in the next few months:
Saturday, May 21: Club Jam Saturday, May 28: OCCDS Invitational Swim
Saturday, June 4: 10th Scratchfest Paddleboard Relay Saturday, June 18: Surf Jam (pending surf conditions) Monday, July 4: Walter J. Macfarlane Regatta
Visit outriggercanoeclub.com to see more photos from the 100th Club L ū ‘au!
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State of the Art Join ar ti st Carin Rapson at her next Self Portrai tu re With Drawing &Watercolor class on Tuesday, May 24, 2-5pm. Members’ Notes
Star S tu dents Clockwise from top: Members posing with their masterpieces made at Carin’s Art &Wine class; Nora Mei j iede-Gentry’s bell pepper and teapot sketches; Carol Wood’s sketch
➳ Carin Rapson has taught drawing all over the world, and even to our Honolulu Police Department. She has some simple techniques which will make you laugh and be able to add real people, trees, foliage, boats and houses to your paint- ings. She promises no pain, but all gain. Carin brings a rich history of experience of to the class. Her artwork is on display in many private and public institutions throughout the world, including New Zealand’s Parliament Building. She has also taught for UHManoa, Chaminade, and withWorld Campus Afloat. Carin looks forward to creating a fun environ- ment and providing guidance for the needs of each individual. At the Club, Carin has taught watercolor classes and recently taught a How to Draw class.
Sign up via the Club App, the OCC website or by calling the Front Desk.
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Employees of the Month
FEBRUARY 2022 Kara Uejio, Kitchen/Pastry Kara has been amember of the team in the kitchen since January 2021. In addition to executing service for the restaurant, she also works closely with Chef Vivian to create new and exciting desserts for themembers. Kara consistentlymeets and excels in her position, with flexibility and grace under pressure. ➳ From front of house to back of house, these employees have been recognized for their outstanding performance and hospital ity .
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Wellington S. Henderson, Jr. DECEASED: SEPTEMBER 26 , 2020 Member: 49 years John S. McDonald DECEASED: AUGUST 27, 202 1 Member: 31 years Robert Chapman DECEASED: NOVEMBER 2 , 202 1 Member: 1 year Kathleen L. Luby DECEASED: JANUARY 6 , 2022 Member: 23 years Thomas G. Rietow DECEASED: JANUARY 22 , 2022 Member: 66 years Nancy H. Williamson DECEASED: JANUARY 27, 2022 Member: 9 years
Stewart J. K. Brissette DECEASED: JANUARY 27, 2022 Member: 69 years Theodore C. Tesman DECEASED: FEBRUARY 2 , 2022 Member: 31 years Carol Lynn Remillard DECEASED: FEBRUARY 9, 2022 Member: 80 years Joan C. Pratt DECEASED: FEBRUARY 22 , 2022 Member: 31 years JudithM. Dawson DECEASED: FEBRUARY 28 , 2022 Member: 31 years Douglas H. Swope DECEASED: FEBRUARY 28 , 2022 Member: 47 years
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Seattle, our first thought was that we had to get in touch with Renee. We were confident she would be there for them throughout the home-buying process, and would find the right home for them. And she was, and she did!” —Peter & Mary Balding
done a tremendous job learning the ropes and picking up extra shifts when needed. She is also great at communication and follow-upwith her teammates andmanagement. You’ll see Taira spendingmore time behind the bar as her duties evolve on the F&B team. Make sure to stop by and say congrats!
“We were new to Seattle, starting our family, and nervous about the home-buying process. Renee
made the process easy to understand, listened intentionally and was always available to show us new listings. We couldn’t imagine a better first time home buying experience!” —Joseph & Lizzy (Balding) Harmon
To learn more about PNW real estate opportunities contact: Renee Akiona Ostrem 206.561.3399 | rostrem @ nwchampions.com
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Businesses to Know And the Members Behind Them
Support fellow Club Members businesses & take advantage of exclusive deals and services here!
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Real Estate with Aloha
Hapa Landscaping LLC is a full-service landscaping business. Hapa’s services includes Residential and Commercial maintenance and installation project (Soft-scapes and Hard-scapes), Synthetic lawn installation, Tree Care Services, and Environmental and Land Management services.
David is a 3rd generation OCC member and the principal broker and owner of Harcourts Island Real Estate. With local knowledge of the properties and people of Hawaii, David assists buyers and sellers with their Hawaii real estate transactions.
Victor Bovino Agostini O: (808) 732-4272 C: (808) 489-8716 3541 Waialae Ave. Honolulu, Hi 96816 HapaLandscaping.com
David E. Buck Realtor Broker, RB-20368 O: (808) 371.3509 David@HawaiiHomeListings.com Hawaiihomelistings.com Asphalt & Concrete
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It’s what we do ! We provide a wide range of driveway, sidewalk and parking lot-related services that include new paving and overlays, pothole repair, seal-coating, crack sealing, striping, emergency work, drainage and speed bumps. Call for a free quote.
Dr. Lin brings over two decades of expertise for non-surgical knee, rotator cu ff , spine and sports injuries - Hawaii’s leader for advanced PRP and stem cell treatment.
Dwight Lin, MD Regenerative Medicine O: (808) 528-5500 1441 Kapiolani Blvd. #1525, Honolulu, HI 96814 RMRHonolulu.com
Chris R. Laird License # AC-26608 O: 808-682-4414 C: 808-478-2443 firstname.lastname@example.org dcasphalthawaii.com
Dispute Prevention & Resolution Judge Michael A. Town is a
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career-long proponent of judicial well-being and supporter of prob- lem-solving courts embracing ther- apeutic and restorative justice. DPR has been providing highly e ff ective dispute resolution services to Ha- waii’s legal, business, construction,
can we help you? Ralph is an established Realtor with deep island roots, island wide expertise, exceptional client relationships and unparalleled global marketing exposure.
Judge Michael A. Town (Ret.) Mediator/Arbitrator O: (808) 523-1234 C: (808) 285-2408 1003 Bishop Street Ste 1155 Honolulu, HI 96813 email@example.com dprhawaii.com insurance, medical and judicial communities since 1995.
Ralph Gray VP, RA, e-PRO Lic: RS-57803 | (808) 295-0704 Ralph@HawaiianBeachfront.com HawaiianBeachfront.com A Mother-Daughter Team
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We partner to provide our buyers and sellers double the skills, double the wisdom and double the time & attention. Hawai‘i Life Real Estate Brokers RB-19928 | 4614 Kilauea Avenue, Ste 206 | Honolulu, HI 96816 hawaiilife.com/annabarrett
Locally owned and operated The Floor Store is a full-service flooring business for both residential and commercial clients. With high stan- dards of accountability and trust, it is the go-to for many design firms on Oahu. OCC members receive 10% o ff product & services.
LeAnn Auerbach RA, RS-80715 (808) 824-0321 | firstname.lastname@example.org Anna Barrett RA, RS-80714 (808) 798-9100 | email@example.com
Marc Haine, Owner O: 808-848-7771 C: 808-220-8457 firstname.lastname@example.org thefloorstorehawaii.com
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D I R E C T O R S Laurie Foster, President, Executive Committee Curt DeWeese, President-Elect, Executive Committee, Building &Grounds, House, Long Range Planning Emily Porter, Secretary, Executive Committee Art Mallet, Treasurer, Executive Committee, Finance Lissa Guild Eveleth, Assistant Secretary, Executive Committee, Member Relations Committee Kevin Greenwell, Assistant Treasurer, Finance Evie Black, Admissions &Membership Jon Bryan, House D.C. Eichelberger, Historical Marc Haine, Athletics S TA N D I N G C O M M I T T E E S Steve Auerbach, Admissions &Membership Billy Pratt, Club Captain - Athletics Tai Sunnland, Buildings &Grounds Jessica O’Neill, Entertainment Bradley Totherow, Finance JimmyMcMahon, Historical Jeff Zimmerman, House Jon Steiner, Long Range Planning Joe Bock &Cassidy Tepper, Member Relations Chris Laird, Buildings &Grounds Glenn Perry, Entertainment, ODKF David Shoji, Athletics M A N AG E M E N T S TA F F Tyler Roukema, General Manager/COO Jocelyn Apo, Controller Rede Eder, Food & Beverage Director Mark Gedeon, Executive Chef Wayne Larrow, Assistant Food & Beverage Director, Catering Robert Greer, Facilities Director Shannon Pelkey, Athletic Director AutumnWoods, Communications Director JoAnne Huber, Executive Assistant/Membership Secretary H AU T R E E CO L L E C T I V E HannahHyun, Billing & Administrative Director Jasmine Chagnon, Editor Jen Tadaki Catanzariti, Art Director Keely Bruns, Co-founder & Publisher Warren Daubert, Co-founder & Creative Director For advertising opportunities in Ama, email firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLISHED BY HAU TREE COLLECTIVE FOR THE OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB 2909 KALAKAUA AVENUE | HONOLULU, HI 96815 PHONE: 808 - 923 - 1585 | FAX: 808 - 921 - 1414 KOA LANAI : 808 - 921 - 1444 BEACH SERVICES: 808 - 921 - 1460 LOGO SHOP: 808 - 921 - 1432 EMAIL: FRONTDESK@OUTRIGGERCANOECLUB.COM OUTRIGGERCANOECLUB.COM OUTRIGGERCANOECLUBSPORTS.COM FACEBOOK.COM/OCCWAIKIKI / INSTAGRAM.COM/OUTRIGGERCANOECLUB Send submissions to email@example.com
With over 20 years of hands-on experience and industry product knowledge, Signature Shade Solutions o ff ers honest advice and quality workmanship to customize a solution for you. They will not only address your functional needs but also maximize the aesthetic appeal and value of your home.
Travis Grant / Brad Gaul (808) 723-5147
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Electric vehicles are one way to curb climate change, save money on fuel and maintenance, and enjoy a more peaceful and quiet ride! Call us for a free demo of this cutting edge technology! We can convert vans and buses to battery-electric here on island.
Gabi Soderholm (808) 834-1417 Gabi@SoderholmBus.com SoderholmBus.com
Strength in Motherhood
FIT4MOM HONOLULU We are so much more than a workout! FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness
program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, our fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit. We are so excited for you to join our village!
Whitney McCallum 808-341-6612 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Surveillance - Security Monitoring - Access Control Security Consulting SMART Home Automation Door Bell & Perimeter Cameras SMART Appliances Residential & Commercial C-35790
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OCC Tide Calendar
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