November 3, 2011 - 2nd General Business Meeting followed by Fred Hareland - RMS TITANIC- Dream Ship & Early Green Ship
Prior to our weekly presentation, there will be a General Business Meeting. All members in good standing are urged to attend.
Come and hear about what engineering innovation made the Titanic's propulsion plant environmentally friendly..."GREEN!"
Given by club member and professional mariner, Fred Hareland.
Fred dedicates his talk to three of our illustrious members, the late Ralph B. White, Anatoly M. Sagalevitch, and James Cameron, all of whom were intimate with the Titanic Saga.
Don't miss this well researched and illustrated talk soon to be published in a future issue of "Professional Mariner" magazine.
Hear it first in the comfort of our Club and enjoy the added great food and camaraderie.
Fred Hareland has served aboard various vessels as an electrician, electronic technician-tanker, electronic maintenance officer,
communications/electronics officer, and electronics engineer.
He holds an A.A.S. degree in rescue and survival operations and avionic systems technology from the Community College of the Air Force.
He is a NMEA certified marine electronics technician and NARTE certified telecommunications technician.
His sea going career has taken him from the US Navy and Coast Guard to the Military Sealift Command-Pacific, Maersk Line limited and Norwegian Cruise Line.
He currently works at China Lake, Naval Air Warfare Station as a senior microwave-communications technician
and is a member of the Los Angeles Adventurers' Club #1138.
Fred enjoys writing and is past president of the Ridge Writers which is the Eastern Sierra chapter of the California Writers Club.
He has been published in the following publications:
Marine Electronics Journal,
Titanic International Society Voyage,
The Adventurers' Club News,
various newspapers and the book "Planet Mojave."
He currently writes the Ocean Navigator Online Marine Electronics Newsletter and has functioned in this capacity for the last two years.
Fred Hareland at Lloyd Werft Shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany
Detailed Model of what the Titanic Reciprocating Steam Engines Looked Like... These Weighed 1,000 Tons Each and Were 30 Feet High
Partial Engine Room Drawing Showing Titanic's Low Pressure Turbine Aft of the Two Main Reciprocating Steam Engines
Photo Shows the Size of the Titanic's Turbine Rotor
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November 10, 2011 - Pierre Odier - LAOS; The North West Region Minorities
Join us as Pierre Odier, Member #988, once again tells it like it is, while taking us on another amazing adventure.
When in Burma's (Mayanmar) Golden triangle, a village elder gave me a note to give to a relative leader
in Laos that would help me if I needed to cross the boarder.
Once in Laos, I made the trek up to the boarder village where I was received as a guest of the tribe.
This was a surprise to my local guide.
In this program, Pierre explores the remote ethnic villages of Northwestern Laos.
Laos is an ancient country that today shares its borders with China, Burma, Thailand, Viet Nam and Cambodia,
thus providing that region with a broad ethnic mix.
The minorities in that region out number the ethnic Lao by two to one.
The remoteness of some of these villages provide us authentic insight to these minorities in the slowest state of change or vanishing.
In this program you will be taken to some of these remote hill villages to see the
Taialue, Kamu Lue, Akah, Hmong and the the Black Tai in their natural habitat.
November 17, 2011 - Ladies Night - Fraser Heston - Michael Rockefeller Documentary
In 1961, Michael Rockefeller left on a voyage down the cannibal coast of New Guinea in a trading canoe.
Several miles off shore, heavy seas swamped his craft.
After a night adrift, Rockefeller set out to swim for the distant shore, leaving his companion with the fateful words:
"I think I can make it..." He was never seen again. Or was he?
In 2007, filmmaker Fraser C. Heston discovered a cache of lost footage shot by
adventure-author Milt Machlin during his expedition to the cannibal coast of New Guinea in 1969,
in search of the lost scion, Michael Rockefeller.
The film includes previously unreleased footage and eye-witness interviews,
including some startling revelations,
which shed new light on the unsolved mystery of Michael's disappearance.
In the tradition of Werner Hertzog's "Grizzly Man", director Fraser Heston,
has created an entirely new film from Milt Machlin's unedited epic documentary.
The disappearance of Michael Rockefeller is one of the enduring unsolved mysteries of the 20th Century.
Fraser Heston is the son of Charlton Heston.
He grew up in the entertainment industry and has been an actor, writer and director.
Join us to share one of his accomplishments with his award winning Documentary on Michael Rockerfeller,
its history plus some personal insights.
This promises to be a fantastic and memorable night.
Don't miss this night at the club to explore this fascinating mystery with the man himself, Fraser Heston, or will we?
Website: Be Sure to Click on the Links indside the Web Site, www.SearchForMichael.com, for the Trailer and Further Information.
Argosy Magazine Cover - The Search for Michael Rockefeller
New Guinea Locals
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November 19, 2011 - Wedding of Robert Williscroft and Jill Steele Mayer
The Wedding of Robert Williscroft, #1116 and Jill Steele Mayer will be held at the Adventurersí Club on Saturday,
November 19th at 1:30 p.m.
All members in good standing and invited guests are welcome.
Please sign up at the club ASAP so we can prepare the refreshments for this wonderful event. Hosted bar.
Service to be performed by David Dolan, #1087.
Hope to see everyone there for this very special occasion.