Kalani High School

Kalani High School
Where the tradewinds from the valley ...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

 Upcoming 65th Birthday

Back in 2011 our class participated in a few reunion events to help celebrate our 60th birthday.  Included were a tennis & volleyball lunch and a joint dance with our classmates from Kaimuki, McKinley, and Roosevelt, a Las Vegas 60th Bash with McKinley and Roosevelt, and our own Falcons golf and banquet get together at the Oahu Country Club.

2016 will mark our 65th birthday and the reunion committee is contemplating similar activities.  Watch for more details.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Teams had about 15 hours to complete their 69 item scavenger list.  Some of the teams went all out and almost did all of them.  Many of them required walking in the 108 degree heat ...

Joanne Amioka Chikuma and Dayle Hoopai (RHS) point to McDonalds

Keith Kurahashi (MHS) and Dayle Hoopai re-enact a proposal

Roberta Lim (RHS) with the King

Elton Kodama and Lisa Chang (RHS) show us Margaritaville

Even at the Crazy Bowling event Joanne kept working and tracking their team's scavenger hunt list

Wendy Yim (MPI) and Sandy Asato Nishimoto at the Harley Davidson Cafe

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Class of '69 Vegas Bash

A group of about 45, made up of '69 classmates from Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt along with some family and friends, just returned from their Las Vegas Bash 2015 trip.  Although the "headquarters" for the main activities was at The Orleans, the group successfully deposited a lot of their money equally throughout the Strip and the downtown casinos.  After the dust had settled, everyone ate a lot, had a lot of fun together during the bonding activities, and had a great time.

Gordon Choy, Sandy Asato Nishimoto, Keith Kurahashi (MHS), Ann Moniz Suen, Harold Fujii (RHS), Jo Amioka Chikuma, Chris Sumiye Imoto (MHS) and Wes Mukawa (RHS)
Ready to gamble ...At The Orleans
 Ann Moniz Suen, Kathy Inouye Anzai, and Gordon Choy at the Icebreaker Breakfast - the Orleans
 Kent Harada works on some of his magic in Keno
 Wes Mukawa, Lisa Chang, and Bart Martinez (RHS) at the breakfast
 The banquet at the Prime Rib Loft at The Orleans
Chris Sumiye Imoto (MHS), Gordon Choy, Ann Moniz Suen, Joanne Amioka Chikuma, Bobby Imoto, and Elton Kodama (RHS) at the Mirage for the Boyz II Men show.
Wes Mukawa (RHS) helps Ann display her $3000 worth of "jewelry."
 Gordon Choy, Roberta Lim (RHS), Keith Kurahashi (MHS), Vincent Yim (RHS) and Russ Shiroma (RHS) review the rules before starting the Crazy Bowling event.
 The "Walk the Strip Hunt" scavenger event winners.  Team One:  Keith Kurahashi (MHS), Ann Moniz Suen, Dayle Hoopai (RHS) and Jo Amioka Chikuma.
 Dayle and Jo at their Eiffel Tower scavenger task.
Myra Tamahana (MHS), Bobby Comeau (MHS), Gary Tamanaha (MHS) and Mark Luna (Damien/RHS) at the Icebreaker Breakfast.
Just can't take the teacher out of Jo as she hands out "homework" to Gordon, Kent, and Ann.
Vince addresses the group at the Hospitality Room.
More from the Prime Rib Loft at The Orleans
Jo and Sandy Nishimoto at Hikari (All you can eat sushi)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Class of '69 - 2015 Vegas Bash

We have about 30 persons signed up for our Vegas Bash in September.  Some of the earlier package deals are no longer available, so here is the latest and probably the final package offer.  Anyone deciding to head up with us after this Friday, will need to make their own air arrangements.  See the flyer below:

Remember, Package A2 is on Omni for the California Hotel and is only available until this Friday.  You will need to make your own airline reservations after that.  If you only need a room at the Orleans, select Package B which includes the activities fee.   If you already have a hotel or another place to stay, you will still need Package C, which covers all of the activities.  There will be no adjustments to the activities fee.  Attend one event or all, same amount, $60.

Tentative Bash Schedule

Wednesday, September 23
     6 am       HAL group check in at Honolulu Intl Airport
     7 am       HAL group departs for Las Vegas
     2:49 pm  HAL group arrives and shuttles to the Orleans
     4 pm       HAL group checks in (evening on your own)
     Attendees on other airlines should be arriving in the late afternoon

Thursday, September 24
     8 am       Breakfast "Ice Breaker" at Courtyard Cafe, Orleans
     9 am       "Scavenger Hunt" organized and explained to teams
     9:30 am  Slot Tournament
     8 pm       Hospitality Suite

Friday, September 25
     10:30 am   Bowling Tournament, Orleans Bowling Center
     5:30 pm     Banquet 0 RHS, MHS, and KHS (School colors)
                           Awards:  Bowling, Scavenger Hunt, School Colors
     10 pm        Hospitality Suite

Saturday, September 26
     9:30 am       Shopper Shuttle or Special Activities
     12:30 pm     Shuttle from/to next Shopping Mall
     4 pm            Shuttle return to hotel
     9 pm            Hospitality Suite  "Karaoke Night"

Sunday, September 27
     5:30 pm       Bell Trans Shuttle to Vegas Show?
     7:30 pm       Vegas Show (TBD)
     10:30 pm     Shuttle returns to Orleans
     9 pm           Hospitality Suite

Monday, September 28
     4 am         HAL group:  Bags left inside room for pickup
     6:30 am    HAL group departs Orleans for airport
     9 am         HAL group leave Las Vegas for HNL
     12:19 pm  HAL group arrived in Honolulu
      Attendees on other airlines will depart accordingly

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Update on the Vegas Bash

The dates of the Vegas Bash is still the same, September 23rd to the 28th but as mentioned earlier, the site has been moved to The Orleans Resort & Casino.  Some of the previously quoted prices were mistakenly offered to us, but are actually the rates for the California Hotel.  The new sheet below reflects the correct amounts.

Remember, the three packages offered are 1) Full package including air fare, hotel accommodations and the activities feel; 2) Same as the full package without the air fare, and 3) Just the activities fee of $60.  Should you decide to find your own airline flights and arrange for your own hotel (at the Orleans or anywhere else) you would still need to send in the activities fee to be included in the bash.

Naturally, the ideal location to be at would be at The Orleans because it will be the "headquarters" for all activities (hospitality room, "ice breaker breakfast," slot tournament, team scavenger hunt game, bowling, and our joint school banquet.

Don't worry to much about the $100 deposit date.  If you are interested in attending and being a part of the Bash, please contact Joanne to let her know which package you be signing up for.

Think about it.  It's been 46 years ...
Now is the time to get together to reminisce and have fun with your fellow '69 grads.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Class of '69 2015 Vegas Bash is here!!

Confirmed for September 23 to 28, 2015
at the Orleans Hotel & Casino

Another joint venture with our '69 classmates from Roosevelt and McKinley.
If you are interested in joining the fun and need this application, send an email to kalanihigh1969@aol.com or contact Joanne (Amioka) Chikuma at (808) 235-3755.

Go Falcons!  Go Rough Riders!  Go Tigers!  Go '69!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

2015 Las Vegas Get Together
Some of the Kalani group from our 2013 LV Bash
(Joanne, Laura, Kathy, Val, Gordon, Ann, Bobby, and Cathy)
The next adventure for the Class of '69 Reunion Group is the 2015 Las Vegas Get Together.
Again, it is a joint venture with our classmates from Roosevelt and McKinley and is scheduled for September 23rd (Wednesday) to the 28th (Monday).

As we did in the past couple of Las Vegas trips, the joint activities include an Ice Breaker Breakfast, Slot Tournament, Nightly Hospitality Room, a Reunion Banquet, as well as the optional Bowling Bash (a favorite of everyone), a scavenger hunt, and maybe a show.  And let's not forget the shopping excursions.

For this year, the home base for all of the activities will be the Orleans.  The group wanted to try a new venue for this year.  You could still plan on staying downtown at the Cal, Main Street, or the Fremont, but all of the schedule activities will be at the Orleans.

So far, these are the packages available:

Vacation Hawaii package to the Orleans
Hawaiian Airlines
(Single $1095)

Vacation Hawaii package to the California

We have a joint committee meeting scheduled for Monday night, April 20th, so stand by for updated information about this trip.

This is a great opportunity to take a break from work, retirement travel, and meet to catch up with old friends ... and hit some jackpots!

More information forthcoming.

Save the dates (September 23 to 28, 2015)

For more information contact:

Joanne (Amioka) Chikuma at (808) 285-2522