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Easy Peasy Japaneasy, New Member Welcome All Day Volleyball BYOB Potluck BBQ!!!




Yeah!!! For Those About to ROCK... Weeee Salute You!

It's ANOTHER All Day BYOB Potluck BBQ w/ Volleyball!!! I'll have coolers of ice, and paper products & the ATO propane grill paid for by your ATO dues. Please plan on bringing something to share! Mark Chong is bringing his volleyball set for those who want to sweat in the sun! I'll be drinkin' in the shade...as usual.

Extra coolers are always welcome so I don't have to haul it all!

This time we are setting up on Magic Island so Mark can set up his volleyball net. From the Magic Island Parking lot, start walking toward the ocean looking for a volleyball net.  The Magic Island Parking lot has over 400 parking spaces so parking should not be difficult but the Ala Moana Shopping Center parking is only a few minutes walk away.

I will have paper plates, cups, napkins, and coolers of ice paid for by your $20 annual dues. When you RSVP, please also tell us what food and/or drink you will be bringing.  Party crashers and all guests are welcome to attend but from a higher power and in an effort to promote fairness, ALL Adult NON-ATO members are requested to pay $2 to share the cost of supplies. Alternatively, you may join ATO & pay $20 annual dues.

The theme this month is Easy Peasy Japaneasy!  My very good friend from Osaka will be visiting and she and her friends want to party on Magic Island.  Wear something Japaneasy or put a red dot on your t-shirt.  Have fun & be creative! 

Mahalo, john f.

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The BLAH BLAH:

If you are not attending, you do not need to RSVP "NO" as it is understood.

This event is a POTLUCK BBQ. Please bring something to share with others. Whether it be something to grill, a snack, or something already cooked, please contribute something.

The question I am most often asked is, "What should I bring?" My answer is to bring something that you are happy or proud to share. I almost always bring 5 pounds of chicken and a bottle of whiskey. Some people bring a case of their favorite beer. Some select few actually prepare their own favorite dish. You are not required to spend a lot of money. We just don't want many, many bags of chips so that is why I ask people to please tell us what food and/or drink you will be bringing when you RSVP.

The meaning of BYOB: BYOB is short for Bring Your OWN Beverage / Booze. I am happy to share because I certainly do not come close to finishing my bottle of whiskey but pretty-please do not come without your favorite beverage expecting to drink other people's drinks. If you have a specific need for beer, diet soda, or even bottled water, please bring it. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding on this one.

Please do not call me for directions, weather forecast, sunset time, bus schedule, dress code, etc. As a last resort, you may text me at[masked]-2972. Please understand that event organizers are volunteers. I am not responsible for the weather, any unforeseen changes, charges or fees, or if anything happens to you or your property during events. Please do not leave valuables in your car, eat & drink at your own risk, chew your food well before you swallow, watch where you step, hold the handrails, look both ways before you cross the street, etc. Thank you very much for your self reliance.

Mahalo & aloha, john f

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Super fun! Thanks for organizing.

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Julie

    Sorry, an appointment ran over and I can't make it. Hope to see everyone soon. Aloha

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • John F

      We missed ya!

      1 · November 2, 2013

  • John F

    Mahalo to ALL for coming to a great day at the park for fun in the sun & shade! VIP thanks to those that came early to help set up and those that helped with clean-up. Ultra VIP thanks to Ted who helped for HOURS with the grilling and Mark Chong for bringing his volleyball net and cooler boombox. Hope to see you all again at the same thing in 2 weeks! Aloha, john f

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great times! Super friendly and fun people. Am very glad I went.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Amanda

    Did someone lose a single key?? Was found on someone's phone near volleyball. I have it, so let me know if it's yours. Great seeing everyone!!

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Vu

    awesome, tons of great food and company! super well organized...thank you all for having me:)

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I should be there around 2.30 - hopefully not too late!

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aloha, I have to work at 2pm. I would like to play a lot of volleyball before i go... Is this group generally punctual, arriving at 10am? I just want to play before I have to leave.... :/ just curious . Mahalo

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • John F

    Set-up help requested:

    If you are free, please meet at the Magic Island twin telephone booths at 945 to help with the setup. Thank you in advance!

    mahalo & aloha, john

    November 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you can pick me up, I will be able to help set up. I might be able to help set up anyway- even if you don't pick me up. I have a lot to carry and walking there or taking 2 bus rides will be a pain. (I'm bringing sake and wine for other people too - not for myself. I cannot drink all of that - good grief they are HUGE bottles.) Let me know asap. :D Thanks.

      November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up I won't be able to attend.

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring some SAKE and WINE!

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I bought GIGANTIC bottles of Sake & Wine tonight- so, DRINK UP tomorrow. :D (I think I need a ride there though. Any takers? I'm on Kalakaua before S. King.)

      November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be riding the bus in from Waimanola so have to grab things from the store when I get there. Any requests or suggestions? If not I'll find something that melts in the heat and makes a terrible mess.

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • John F

      Foodland is right across the street at Ala Moana Shopping Center. when in doubt, always bring meat and booze!

      November 1, 2013

  • Jessica B.

    Have to think? What is needed?

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • John F

      this is my favorite question! I love it when people ask me what to bring. Please bring meat and booze!!!!

      November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring a friend, chips and pistachio pudding .
    This is my first time, I want to check out the people &vibe before I officially join ATO.... We will pay the $2 each fee unless I or we decide to officially join.

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • John F

      Fantastic! Thank you!

      November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring some meat.

    November 1, 2013

  • Pamela O.

    I don't even know what I'm cooking for dinner tonight...Hard to plan in advance...but always delicious

    1 · October 29, 2013

    • John F

      Fantastic! Thank you!

      October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have whiskey too John! I just get off of work at 6am Saturday! Ugh...and have a Charitable Pajama Party Saturday night...did I just say that? Wow my social life is weird! If I make myself get up I'll bring the whiskey for sure! Food? Hmmmm I'm with Pamela. LOL.

    1 · October 30, 2013

    • John F

      Fantastic! Thank you!

      October 30, 2013

  • Vu

    I'll bring something to grill:)

    1 · October 29, 2013

    • John F

      Yum! Thank you very much!

      October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why this event on a day I have plans already?! Well, maybe next time I'll make it. Let's have another BBQ again soon. Have fun y'all.

    1 · October 29, 2013

    • John F

      next barbecue is two weeks later on November 16th.

      1 · October 29, 2013

  • Dat N.

    I will bring beer

    October 29, 2013

  • Chris M.

    I will play volleyball and so will my lady

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Garrett L

    John. I'll be doing a hike that day. I'll be stopping by afterwards. What do u think I should bring?

    1 · October 27, 2013

    • John F

      The question I am most often asked is, "What should I bring?" My answer is to bring something that you are happy or proud to share.

      When in doubt, bring MEAT & BOOZE!!!!

      aloha, john

      1 · October 28, 2013

  • Ray

    I'm not exactly sure but something to barbacue.

    1 · October 24, 2013

    • John F

      Yum! Thank you very much!

      October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring soda and some chicken to cook.

    1 · October 25, 2013

    • John F

      Yum! Thank you very much!

      October 28, 2013

  • Chris M.

    I'll bring chicken! I some form. It'll be cooked and it'll be good. Super stoked to meet everyone!

    1 · October 26, 2013

    • John F

      Yum! Thank you very much!

      October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring a salad/veggie dish

    2 · October 27, 2013

    • John F

      Yum! Thank you very much!

      October 28, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Ill bring a snack

    1 · October 27, 2013

    • John F

      Yum! Thank you very much!

      October 28, 2013

  • Patricia T.

    No volleyball but will bring something to share!

    October 24, 2013

  • John F

    Will you play volleyball? Mark wants at least 10 people to play so please indicate any interest in playing by commenting below. Mahalo, john f.

    October 24, 2013

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