[aloha-donblanding] New group members
- Aloha, and welcome to our most recent members, Williams K. Boyd and
"Christopher" (there was no name attached, just an e-mail addy). Once
you both have caught up on your reading here, I hope you'll jump into
the discussion and tell us about your Blanding connection. I think
you'll find us a very sociable, friendly and knowledgeable group.
- Allow me to introduce Bill Boyd. He is descendant of Hawaiian royalty. He
is the keeper of Hawaiian Culture at Outrigger Wailea Hotel. He was also
involved in the project with me in developing and running the Hula Moons
Restaurant in the early 90's. And provides the continuity of information and
intent for the restaurant(the hotel has changed management companies three
times since 1992, but Hula Moons endures successful, thanks to Bill).
He also has input into Outrigger Hotels Hawai'is plans to develp the Don
Blanding Hula Moons Rest concept in appropriate outrigger hotels in Hawai'i,
Guam, Vanu Atu and Tahiti (25+ hotels). He has access to Oliver Northe's
collection of Blanding books and memorabilia, which was recieved in 1990 by
the hotel. He also has been in contact with Dr. Charles Lovell over the
He is very excited about being a member. He could be instrumental in
spreading the awareness of Don Blanding to all clients of Outrigger hotels.
He is a long time friend and is affectionately known as Williama the Alii
- Aloha Bill Boyd,
I enjoyed talking with you on the phone many months ago and you were very
helpful with information. I did talk with /dr. Lovell thanks to you. Your
staff was very helpful also. The information they sent me was great. The
Hotel offered a group rate if we should decide to reunion there.