Friday, June 15, 2012

June HPS Meeting Announcement

Place: Makiki District Park
Date:  Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Meeting Agenda:

1. Image sharing of the Honolulu Zoo, by the Outings Committee
2. Mr. Jordan Ige, Image Sharing
Jordan currently works for Bank of Hawaii as manager of ISG Technology and Business Support department.  He has been in the financial services sector for 27 years also working for First Interstate Bank of Hawaii and EF Hutton and Co. Prior to that, he worked as an industrial hygienist and environmental safety officer for Tripler Army Medical Center and the University of Hawaii, respectively.  Jordan has been an amateur "hobby" photographer since high school in the film days but only became more serious recently with the advent of digital cameras. However, his work schedule restricts picture taking to vacations. 
3. Guest Speaker:  Mr. William G. "Burl" Burlingame
Title: The "History of Aviation in Hawaii" through photos
"Born in Alaska bush territory and raised on a former Imperial Japanese Navy air base in Taiwan, author and historian William G. “Burl” Burlingame has a keen sense of Pacific history. Burlingame majored in both Journalism and Anthropology at the University of Missouri, and began to couple the discipline of scientific observation and the creativity of mass communications with the goal of popularizing historic interpretation.  He has worked as chief photographer for the Sun Press Newspapers, media advisor for Hawaii Pacific College and editor of Hawaii Coastal Zone News before joining the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1979. As a reporter specializing in cultural, historic and preservation issues, Burlingame has won several awards."

"At the same time, I recognized a need to create an organization that combines the latest in information theory, educational issues, emerging technology and historic preservation,” said Burlingame. In 1989, Burlingame founded Pacific Monograph, a company specializing in historic interpretation.

“History needs to be recognized as a force that shapes our lives and that of our children,” said Burlingame. “It is the interpretation of history that gives it form, and it takes varied skills — not just technical skills, but skills in thinking in new ways, of using new technologies and of tapping community potentials. It takes a kind of evangelism.”

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