Temple City Kiwanis Club News
May 28, 2014 • 502 views
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Rich Wenzel was shown a brief snippet of the history of the Palm Springs Tramway. The twelve-and-a-half minute ride begins at the Valley Station at 2,643 ft. and passes up North America’s sheerest mountain face through five life zones (biomes) on its way to the Mountain Station at 8,516 ft. above sea level. Travelers start in the Sonoran Desert and arrive at an alpine forest.
The floor of the 18-foot-diameter aerial tram-cars rotates constantly, making two complete revolutions throughout the duration of the journey so that the passengers can see in all directions without moving. With a maximum capacity of 80 passengers it is the largest of the three rotating aerial trams in the world. The other “Rotair” aerial trams are located in Cape Town, South Africa and Titlis, Switzerland.
NEWS and OPPORTUNITIES
Plans are well under way for our 75th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday evening, August 12 at Santa Anita Golf Course. You will be receiving you formal invitation for this once in a lifetime event. Mark you calendar now.
KIWANIS KALANDAR May 27 – We are dark. Interclub on the 29th at Wahib’s Restaurant in Alhambra.
June 17 – Retired CHP Phil Downs presents “Smart Driver”.
June 22 – Dan & June Snell 70th Wedding Anniversary at Woman’s Club @ 1:30p.m..
July 19 – Kiwanis Barbecue at Oak Avenue Intermediate School.
July 26 – Cancer Society Relay For Life at Temple City High School.
August 12 – 75th Club Anniversary banquet at Santa Anita Golf Course