After the completion of the Outrigger Canoe Clubhouse in 1941, the first notices of events were sent via printed flyers in the billings or by post card to members. On September 1, 1941 a new publication was created known as The Forecast. Thereafter, it was printed and published in multi-page format, except for a period in 1963 through November 1964, when it was a single 8″ x 13″ page printed back-to-back, including the member’s name, address and postage.
From February 1, 1965 to March 1967 The Forecast was printed in a four-page format. On April 1, 1967 and thereafter the number of pages increased over the years. On July 1, 1970, the last Forecast was printed.
The new banner, The Outrigger, was adopted for the September-October 1970 edition and was published for the next 48 years. The Outrigger went from a two-color to a full color magazine in January 1998, printing 4,800 copies per month. The last Outrigger was published in December 2018.
In January 2019 the Board of Directors changed its member publication to a new format, going from monthly to bi-monthly and naming the new publication Ama. The Ama is published in odd number months. Printing remains at 4,800 copies per month.
The Historical Committee is missing issues of the Forecast as follows: April 1960, July 1960, March-May 1962, November 1962, January 1963, April 1963, July 1963, September 1963, January 1964, March 1964, April 1964, October 1964, January 1965, March 1965, May 1965, September 1965, March 1966, April 1966; and issues of the Outrigger as follows: June 1971 and May 1980. If anyone has copies of these issues, we would appreciate getting a copy. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.