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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2013-11-20 08:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-11-20 08:17, Swanky wrote:
Quote:

On 2013-11-20 07:03, lucas vigor wrote:
I guess I am kind of naive about this....what exactly is FOM and why is it bad?

I really am curious...I see it mentioned from time to time and always wondered what it was...


It originated as a group working to unite the very far flung Tiki fans in the East (East of California and nearby states) to support one another and have events, large and small to build camaraderie. Californians get together all the time and have it easy. Out here, you may be hours away from anyone or anything Tiki related. It has succeeded in that goal to various degrees depending on the Chapter, etc.

As for the bad, well, I won't say anything here. Let sleeping dogs lie. But there is no need for a FOM in California because the goals are already met by Tikiphiles gathering at DtB and Tiki Ti and Smuggler's Cove, etc. every night of the week and events every month or so.




Well, that does not sound all that evil.....however, who is "Tiki skipper"??? seems to me anyone posting under a false user profile is engaging in some form of dishonesty or otherwise nefarious conduct!


 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1062
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2013-11-20 09:17 am   Permalink

I, too, have no idea who Tikiskipper is, or whether that ID is actually a FOM member - or not.

As part of the present FOM leadership, I can say that we wanted to keep George local to preserve an important piece of Columbus tiki history, as preservation is a core component that does define our FOM goals. And, having a public location where he can be enjoyed by many was also an important part of the goal, with a few public locations considered.

As mentioned above, Charitable giving is also core to who we are. We raise funds - often through events such as Ohana Luau at the Lake - and then we give away a good chunk of that money away to charitable causes - either locally, as Hot rod Hula Hop did:
http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/news/index.php/2013/09/25/hot-rod-hula-hop-5-proceeds-donated-to-cure-cmd - or, our national charity is the Easter Island Foundation, with the FOM now providing THREE Scholarships to students from the island of Rapa Nui who wish to bring their skills back to enrich their home island - you can read about our very recent 2013 donation here: http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/news/index.php/2013/11/04/fom-sends-2013-donation-to-eif

So, yeah, we enjoy preserving a bit of tiki history when we can, we raise money for good causes, we put on events & we have a hell of a lot of fun together while doing it all - and pretty much always with a drink in our hands. The FOM has grown far beyond it's initial roots & we are doing some fun stuff that can & does make a difference.


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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2617
Posted: 2013-11-20 09:24 am   Permalink

I can say that if not for croe67 (Caroline) the FOM would not be one tenth of what it is.
She is a go getter for sure.
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 4965
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2013-11-20 11:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-11-20 08:46, lucas vigor wrote:
Quote:

On 2013-11-20 08:17, Swanky wrote:
Quote:

On 2013-11-20 07:03, lucas vigor wrote:
I guess I am kind of naive about this....what exactly is FOM and why is it bad?

I really am curious...I see it mentioned from time to time and always wondered what it was...


It originated as a group working to unite the very far flung Tiki fans in the East (East of California and nearby states) to support one another and have events, large and small to build camaraderie. Californians get together all the time and have it easy. Out here, you may be hours away from anyone or anything Tiki related. It has succeeded in that goal to various degrees depending on the Chapter, etc.

As for the bad, well, I won't say anything here. Let sleeping dogs lie. But there is no need for a FOM in California because the goals are already met by Tikiphiles gathering at DtB and Tiki Ti and Smuggler's Cove, etc. every night of the week and events every month or so.




Well, that does not sound all that evil.....however, who is "Tiki skipper"??? seems to me anyone posting under a false user profile is engaging in some form of dishonesty or otherwise nefarious conduct!


You asked about "bad", not "evil".


 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1062
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2013-11-20 11:33 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-11-20 09:24, tikiskip wrote:
I can say that if not for croe67 (Caroline) the FOM would not be one tenth of what it is.
She is a go getter for sure.



Why, Mahalo, John!

It takes a lot of us to make happen what we do these days & we have many newer Fellows over the past few years with lots of energy, enthusiasm & who want to make things happen, added to those of us who have been around for a bit longer. We couldn't do it without all of our members coming together to do good & have lots of fun!


 
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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
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Posted: 2013-11-20 12:08 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: lucas vigor 2013-11-20 12:42 ]


 
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Jeff Central
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Joined: Jul 23, 2002
Posts: 1565
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2013-11-27 11:32 am   Permalink

This is VERY cool.............

http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/news/index.php/2013/11/25/fraternal-order-of-moai-acquires-legendary-fountain-from-the-kahiki-restaurant

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 633
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-11-27 11:45 am   Permalink

Yes, very cool. I'm imagining a nation-wide tour is called for!

 
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2617
Posted: 2013-11-30 08:18 am   Permalink

This is VERY cool.............

http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/news/index.php/2013/11/25/fraternal-order-of-moai-acquires-legendary-fountain-from-the-kahiki-restaurant

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff

I think the days of "man they just put that stuff in the trash" are over for
the most part.
So these items were not "saved from being scraped" it's just a matter of where it goes in this day
and age.

I would bet that this would have gone to some other tiki bar that will open some day.
Private collectors maybe some of the safest places for these items from the past.
Remember the bar from the Jai Lai went to Little brothers on High street, well Little bros is gone
and where is the bar?
Plus leases today have so many loopholes and BS in them I would fear that an item like that could become
what is known as a fixture and made to stay with the building when lessor leaves.
Mine did have this in it.
But I'm sure you guy checked on that.
AND if the lessor leaves in the middle of the night as some do owing rent ect... no lease
in the world will let you come and get that thing out. (Think Tropical Bistro)
Again I know you checked on that.
It is good that it will be relocated to a spot where John Q public will see it more.


You are right Jeff This is VERY cool, can't wait to see how it goes.


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