The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, chartered in 1994 meets Thursdays at noon at La Cascata Restaurant in the Princeville Hotel www.hanaleirotary.org Ke kai nui o ka ma na wai The Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, February 28, 2008 • Visit us at our website, www.hanaleirotary.org The legendary Tahiti Nui Bill Marston tells the story of how Bruce T Marston, of California, met Louise in Tahiti while in the United States Air Force as a Lt. Colonel over 50 years ago. Louise was a native of Tubuai ( Austral Islands, French Polynesia) which is just south of Tahiti. Louise was a descendant of Tahiti Royalty in the lineage of King Tomatoa. They met in Tahiti, fell in love and married. They moved to the beautiful island of Kauai because it was more like Tahiti than any of the other Hawaiian Islands and opened a small diner, Tahiti Nui. It was slow going in the early days because getting to Hanalei was an adventure in itself. It was put on the map by a reporter from Oahu that was stuck in Hanalei trying to get enough gas to drive out and wandered over to Tahiti Nui to get a drink. Bruce Marston liked to put on his customers by affecting a cantankerous, air and being rude to the point of being insulting. Most people caught on and it became his trademark. The reporter wrote a re- view that made people want to come and see for them selves if all the stories were true. Bruce died in 1975 and Louise lived on to run Tahiti Nui until her death in 2003. Tahiti Nui is still a landmark in Hanalei and you can still get a drink while you look at the photos of all of the celebrities that have visited there over the years. The Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, February 28, 2008 • Visit us at our website, www.hanaleirotary.org The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay meets Thursdays at La Cascata Restaurant in the Princeville Hotel Anniversaries in February President Sally Motta February 11 Lou Dubuque Past President Steve Whitney February 14 Tsajon von Lixfeld President Elect Dr. Jeff Goodman Secretary Deanna Schafer Treasurer Larry Wharton Birthdays in February Directors: International Service Joe Halasey None Club Service Tony Motta Vocational Service Robin Thompson Community Service Terry Wells Getting to the bottom of the deck Foundation Sheila White New Generations Bob Capwell Sgt. at Arms George Corrigan Public Relations Gordon Perry Bulletin Editor Michael Somers District 5000 Governor George Fontaine Speaker/Greeter Schedule February Date Speaker Greeter Feb. 7 Tsajon Von Laura Richards, Chris Young tries his hand at the big pot. Lixfeld Jeff Goodman Feb. 14 John Schmelling Sunny Bunyan Mal Dhorman Let’s Make up! Feb. 21 Robin Thompson Chris Young Http://www.rotaryeclub.org Dawn Lundquist Kalepa Sunrise, Tuesdays &:30, Gaylord’s Feb. 28 Dawn Lundquist Lisa Wall West Kauai, Tuesdays, 5:30pm, Wiamea Plantation Cottages Jonathan McRoberts Poipu Beach, Wednesdays, 7:10 am Poipu Beach Broiler Kapaa, Wednesdays, Noon, Coconut Beach Hotel March Kauai, Fridays, Noon, Regency at Puakea Date Speaker Greeter March.6 Mal Dhorman Robert Dickstein Chris Spencer March Lucy Adams Steve Whitney 13 Don Leutz March Club Assembly Rod Messinger 20 Lou Dubuque March Gordon Furze Ming Fang 27 Robin Thompson The Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, February 28, 2008 • Visit us at our website, www.hanaleirotary.org May 23-26, 2008 Jeff Orth of Gilray, California presents, President elect, Dr. Jeff Good- man, and Club President Sally Motta with the Order of the Stinking Wailea Beach Marriott Rose. A rare and unique honor from the home of garlic farming. Resort & Spa District Conference 2008 District Governor Elect George Fon- taine & his wife Paige invite you to join them on the Valley Isle of Maui for your 2007-08 District Conference on May 23-26, 2008. Please join them at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, where you will enjoy a romantic ocean- front location on the beautiful coast of South Maui and be swept away by spec- tacular views of Molokini, Kaho’olawe, and Lanai. Come and experience Maui’s George Corrigan exchanges Warmest Aloha. banners with former mem- ber Damon Deslondes now RYLA Camp is coming living in Colorado. up soon and needs adult volunteers RYLA Camp, April 12-13, is a great way to work with our youth and help them develop valuable leadership skills they can use for the res of their lives. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a 2 day lead- ership development camp held annually by Rotarians for high school 10th and 11th graders. RYLA is looking for adult participation to help them with the camp. Sunny Bunyan gets tagged. Stops being fined for no name badge Kakki Ledyard looks like she Rotarians earning the admiration of a is enjoying the grateful north shore community (and a meeting. make up) for the highway clean up on March 1, 2008: Michael Somers, Branch Lotspeich, Tony Motta, George Corrigan, Terry Wells (and Carol Wells), Jeff Goodman, Mike Dyer Semi pro, pickup Special thanks to part time resident / artists react to seeing Rotarian Tom Sanders and Bud White of four year member and the Marine Corps League for joining us in first time participant this clean up. Michael Somers show Tony Motta says, Bingo up to work. Party at the Wells, sometime soon.
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