Wednesday, January 19, 2011


February 2011 APA-Hawaii luncheon announcement
Date: THURSDAY, February 10, 2011
Place: Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 2000, Honolulu
Time: 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

The luncheon presentation will be by Mr. Gerald Takano regarding his book, Pacific Flash: A Year in Levuka FIJI. The book is a collection of Mr. Takano’s observations as Heritage Advisor while assisting Levuka, the original British capital of Fiji. The primary purpose of the international assignment was to accommodate heritage tourism, promote community involvement and volunteerism, and provide a planning mechanism to secure the town’s long termed conservation. His personal objective is to encourage work and travel to places with contrasting and comparative experiences.

Gerald Takano was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, attended public schools and travelled extensively throughout the years. He received his architectural education and early training in upstate New York and Boston. Gerald previously served as Hawaii’s National Trust Advisor and State of Hawaii Commissioner of the Historic Sites Review Board.
He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is president of TBA West, Inc. based in San Francisco and Boston.

Please RSVP Martha Spengler at or by phone at 545-2055 extension 238 by Friday, February 4th.

Luncheon menu will contain the following: salad, soup of the day, sandwiches (beef, chicken, or turkey), dessert, and beverage (iced tea, water). The cost of lunch is $10 for students; $20 for members of APA or HHF; $25 for non-members Members and friends of APA Hawaii may come to listen to the presentation (e.g., no lunch) at a cost of $5. Payment can be made at the door by cash or check made payable to APA Hawaii. Due to Plaza Club rules Chapter members may not bring in outside food to the luncheon.