Upcoming Events, Winter 2019


Our next reading group will feature a discussion of Sense and Sensibility at 1:30PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019, and is open to all interested JASNA members, including visitors to Hawai`i. Contact us for more details if you're not on our reading group mailing list.


We're looking ahead to our annual Belated Birthday Tea on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Orchids at the Halekulani. More details will follow in early January.

Box Hill Picnic 2018


At long last, our Box Hill Picnic is on the calendar! It will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 4 to 6 PM, outside the home of a very generous JASNA Hawai`i member.

If you're part of our Region, you should have received an email with details. If you didn't get the email, or you're a visiting JASNA member from another region, please contact us at jasnahawaii@jasnahawaii.org.

Attendees are asked, if possible, to bring a dish to share; period dishes are encouraged. Period dress is also encouraged but completely optional.

We hope to see you there!

And, looking ahead ... our next Reading Group is tentatively set for October 27, when we'll discuss Northanger Abbey. Details will follow closer to the date.

Upcoming Events


Our annual tea was a great success! We enjoyed great conversation, a wonderful tea service, and a lively round of Jane Austen volleyball. Many thanks to all who attended, and watch for our photo in the next JASNA News.

Coming up on April 7 is our next reading group meeting featuring a discussion of Emma. The group is open to all local and visiting JASNA members; contact us for more information.

We're also looking ahead to a possible late summer picnic. If you have ideas for events or activities by all means let us know.

Annual Belated Birthday Tea


JASNA Hawai`i returns to the elegant Orchids at the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki for the third year in a row, for our annual "Belated Birthday" tea. (We don't celebrate Jane's birthday in December because life in Hawai`i is just too crazy during the holiday season.)

The date is Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 3PM, and the tea is open to all JASNA Hawai`i members and other JASNA members who might be visiting our islands.

Advance reservation and payment is required; please write jasnahawaii@jasnahawaii.org if you're interested. Reservation deadline is the Saturday prior to the event.

JASNA Hawai`i Reading Group's Next Meeting


Our reading group kicked off on September 23, 2017, at the Sinclair Library on the UH Manoa campus. Member Cheryl Ernst led a fascinating discussion on Persuasion. Attendance was excellent and it was a very enjoyable afternoon.

The next meeting of the reading group will be on the afternoon of Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Kailua. We'll be discussing Mansfield Park, and the leader will be member Donna Lum.

The reading group is open to all JASNA Hawai`i members and to any JASNA member who might be visiting the island. Non-members may attend on a space-available basis.

Please contact us for further information: jasnahawaii@jasnahawaii.org.