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TIM International Annual Event Honors Ambassador L.W. "Bill" Lane Jr. and Mrs. Jean Lane

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Raina Matsui, (808) 956-4885
PR/Alumni Coordinator
Valerie King, (808) 924-0621
TIM International Board of Directors
Posted: Jul 21, 2003

TIM International‘s annual fundraising event, "Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism" slated for 5:30p.m.on September 23, 2003 will honor Ambassador L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr., the former Chairman and Publisher of Lane Publishing Co. (publisher of Sunset Magazine and books), and his wife Jean Lane. Ambassador Lane is a founding member of the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) Advisory Board and funded the research by the TIM School to produce the first and second editions of The Story of PATA, published by the University of Hawaii Press.

Ambassador Lane served as U.S. Ambassador to Australia and Nauru from 1985-89 and as Ambassador-at-Large in Japan. His travels to Hawaii began in WWII as a classified courier US Naval officer to Admiral Nimitz in Pearl Harbor. He became Chairman of PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) in 1981 by appointment of President Reagan and the Secretary of Commerce and has since been traveling to the islands along with virtually every country in and around the Pacific for Sunset Magazine and PATA.

Mrs. Jean Lane is an avid conservationist and environmentalist with an interest in natural history. She is actively involved as a docent/guide at Stanford University‘s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and has also served on the Board of Trustees of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (headquartered in Hawaii) and on the Board of Directors for Smithsonian‘s National Museum of Natural History.

Ambassador and Mrs. Lane have made significant contributions to the TIM School and to the Hawaii tourism community and environment. Their gifts to the School have made possible the establishment of the Sunset Reference Center and the L.W. "Bill" and Jean Lane Endowed Lectureship in sustainable Tourism and the Environment, and the Bill and Jean Lane visitor Center at the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai.

This annual event raises funds for the TIM School‘s Technology & Learning Center, the Executive/Student Mentorship Program, Graduation Receptions, student scholarships, teaching awards and other special projects. TIM International, Inc. is a statewide, non-profit organization made up of 2,700 alumni from the UH TIM School. It represents the interests of the travel industry in the community and supports the School in its educational mission.

Tables are available at $5,000 (Gold), $2,500 (Silver) and $1,250 (Bronze) and individual tickets are available at $125 per ticket. For reservations and information call the TIM School at 956-4885.