On May 16, 2019, the Pacific Asia Travel Association Hawai‘i Chapter lost PATA Hawai‘i Life Member and legend in Hawai‘i’s tourism industry, Chuck Yim Gee. Chuck was an outstanding educator, serving as TIM dean for the University of Hawaii, touching the lives of thousands in Hawai‘i and throughout the world. Chuck was an enthusiastic supporter of PATA and PATA Hawai‘i. Loquacious and friendly, Chuck’s presence invigorated chapter events and all those in his presence.
Dean Gee’s PATA lifetime achievement plaque can be seen at it’s permanent installation in the Gallery of Legends at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.