Our 2019 Belated Birthday Tea, on February 2 at Orchids at the Halekulani in Waikiki, was a great success and enjoyed by all. We were especially privileged to have visitors from the Portland, Oregon JASNA region. In a lively round of Jane Austen Volleyball, the Emma team triumphed over the Elizabeth team by a score of four to two; elegant door prizes were awarded; and of course the weather was wonderful, the tea service excellent, and the views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head unmatched.
Talking Sense…and Sensibility
Our next reading group will feature a discussion of Sense and Sensibility at 1:30PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
Box Hill Hawai‘i Style
At long last, our Box Hill Picnic is on the calendar! It will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 4 to 6 PM, outside the home of a very generous JASNA Hawai`i member.
If you’re part of our Region, you should have received an email with details. If you didn’t get the email, or you’re a visiting JASNA member from another region, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees are asked, if possible, to bring a dish to share; period dishes are encouraged. Period dress is also encouraged but completely optional.
Reading Group opens with Persuasion
Our reading group kicked off on September 23, 2017, at the Sinclair Library on the UH Manoa campus. Member Cheryl Ernst led a fascinating discussion on Persuasion. Attendance was excellent and it was a very enjoyable afternoon.
The next meeting of the reading group will be on the afternoon of Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Kailua. We’ll be discussing Mansfield Park, and the leader will be member Donna Lum.
Characters in Sense and Sensibility
AT an impromptu get-together August 2, JASNA San Diego Regional Coordinator Jeanne Talbot was once again our presenter. Her topic is “Characters in Sense and Sensibility.”
Return to Halekulani
Our annual tea—the third at Halekulani’s Orchid’s restaurant—was a great success! We enjoyed great conversation, a wonderful tea service, and a lively round of Jane Austen volleyball. Many thanks to all who attended, and watch for our photo in the next JASNA News.
Coming up on April 7 is our next reading group meeting featuring a discussion of Emma. The group is open to all local and visiting JASNA members; contact us for more information.
JASNA Hawai`i returned to Orchids at the Halekulani for an elegant afternoon tea on Saturday. Orchids proved very popular with last year’s attendees, as service was excellent and the setting nothing short of magnificent.
A small group of JASNA Hawai`i members met at the home of Paula Nakayama for a Jane Austen Trivia Tea. Paula provided a wonderful tea buffet, and we had some fun playing various trivia games revolving around Jane Austen’s life, her novels, and her characters. Mahalo to Paula for her generosity in hosting this event.
Jane at the Beach
When the editors of JASNA News contacted us looking for a Jane-related “summer beach reading” photo, visiting San Diego Regional Coordinator Jeanne Talbot volunteered to be the model. A version of this photo, taken at Kuhio Beach, will be on the cover of the next JASNA News. She is reading an edition of JASNA’s annual peer-reviewed journal Persuasions.
Talbot Talks Cult of Sensibility
Special guest Jeanne Talbot, the Regional Coordinator for JASNA San Diego, gave a small group of us a presentation on “The Cult of Sensibility” as background for a better understanding of Sense and Sensibility. It was a fascinating talk and lead to lively discussion over delicious refreshments provided by a generous and thoughtful JASNA Hawai`i member.