Paul Dolan was voted to Life Membership in the Outrigger Canoe Club at the Annual Meeting on February 22, 2010. Paul joined the Club in 1945 when he was 11 years old. Paul participated in board and body surfing, Hawaiian canoe surfing, racing and sailing, volleyball and other beach sports.
Paul joined the Historical Committee in 1994 and began researching and creating the first of 28 data bases covering a vast range of Club subjects including Club Captains, Presidents, General Managers, photos and books in the Club archives. Paul’s other major contribution was organizing and cataloging the Club’s trophies.
He became interested in oral histories, and began conducting interviews with 15 long-time members, including past-presidents and the Club’s women surfers. He spent many hundreds of hours searching microfilm for old newspaper articles about the Club, hunting for photographs of past Presidents, preparing displays for the Lobby Display Case and preparing records of all of the Club members who served in the military.
1945 1st Place Boys 12 & Under
1948 1st Place Boys 14
1952 1st Place, Senior Open 4
1955 4th Place