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Newsletter | Sep/Oct 2002

Volume 30:5 | Search

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In this issue:

Editor's Note

by Mui Ho    | Print | Email

Welcome back from summer and vacations. We will continue to update you on the 30th Anniversary Celebrations. All Committees are working very hard to finalize their programs and they are seeking more member participation in organization and preparation work.

Trip to Ecuador

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The trip to Quito-Ecuador is planned for June 19 through July 1, 2003. The travel logistics was to limit the group to a small number of 12 OWA members on a first come first serve basis. A deposit of $500.00 to secure a place must be sent to Marda by October 30th 2002. Marda Stothers is the overall trip coordinator and Gilda Puente-Peters from Ecuador will be leading the trip. The trip budget is expected to be around $2,000.00 including round trip tickets to Quito, lodging, in some cases with breakfast and local transportation.

Members could plan to either go before or stay after to extend the planned trip on their own. Possible places of interest to visit in Ecuador could be the Rain Forest, the Coastal Region (beaches) or the Galapagos Islands.

Itinerary:

Thursday June 19: Trip from San Francisco to Quito

Friday June 20: Quito: Central Bank and Museum

Saturday June 21: Quito: city tour, downtown colonial area, Plaza de la Independencia.

Sunday June 22: Parrillada: Bar-B-Q at Catahuango historic farm owned by architect friend, other colleagues will attend

Monday June 23: Hacienda la Cienega, Cotopaxi park

Tuesday June 24: Ambato: day trip to Banos

Wednesday June 25: Ambato: Quinta de Mera

Thursday June 26: Quito: Panecilloam.Visit to the Ecuadorian AIA and local architecture, evening: Pena (music club)

Friday June 27: Quito: Equator Monument

Saturday June 28: Otabalo: Indian market (leave early morning and overnight in the lake region of Ecuador

Sunday June 29:Site visit the lake region of the North of Ecuador, stay at Hacienda Lagos, a Colonial Historic Hostel

Monday June 30: Quito

Tuesday July 1: Return from Quito to San Francisco

For more information call Gilda Puente-Peters at 510-524-6431

Upcoming OWA Events

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Oct 22

Nov 19

Dec 10

Annual OWA Business Meeting at Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley, rm. 104

"Interior Art & Plastering", Tricia Felber

Annual holiday giving party at Laura's house

*All OWA Mtgs: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Calendar

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September 27-19: Kitchen &Bath West Conference, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. (800) 950 1314, x7559 kitchen-bath.com

September 9, 26, October 17, November 14: Kohler Design Center. A series of programs filled with inspiration and information to make your design beautiful, practical and comfortable. (920) 457 3699 kohler.com

by apponitment: Drew Maran Construction/Design: Tours of Innovative Green Building, Palo Alto, CA. (650) 323 8541 drewmaran.com

Space Available to Share

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One work station ( approx. 8' x 9.5' ) furnished with desk, shelving and file cabinets - share conference and architectural library, kitchen, Xerox and FAX in a one story courtyard building with open office and walking distance to Ashby BART and buses. Rental is $350/mo. Please call: Reif/Shaffer Architects at 510-547-3536.

Steering Committee Note

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Steering Committee members have traditionally attended the yearly retreat to share and to update the membership. However, there were younger SC members who could not afford the retreat, so in 1998 Mui Ho proposed that the SC members shall go to the retreat once during their tenure free. The costs shall be born by the OWA general fund. It was approved in the October General Meeting 1998.

The Steering Committee is seeking an Administrative Assistant who can take on the production work of the Newsletter and updating work of the OWA web site. Please forward your leads to Mui Ho.

Website

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The new website is gradually developing. You can find current and past newsletters online. We are updating the index of newsletters that spans as far back as thirty years. This information will be a permanent part of our website. Also, we are selecting photos from our collection of past years.



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