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Monday, March 16, 2015



2015 Las Vegas Bash

The joint reunion group of Roosevelt, McKinley, and Kalani '69 grads are finalizing their plans for this year's Las Vegas Bash that will be held at the Orleans from September 23rd to the 28th.

The committee discussed changing the venue for this year's event to try something new.  Although the Orleans package may be a bit higher than the downtown deal, it will definitely present a different experience for all.  One of the advantages to holding it at the Orleans is that a lot of what we need is in one place, so we won't need to travel as much.

More details are coming soon.  So, start checking your calendars and think about holding those dates for this year's LV get together.

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This coming Monday, March 23rd, is the departure date for our Class of '69 Tomodachi Japan Tour that will take a group of '69 classmates from Kalani, McKinley, Roosevelt, and Kaimuki on a 12-day adventure chasing the sakura in Osaka, Kyoto, Inatori for an onsen, and Tokyo.  About 1/3 of this group of 34, have never visited Japan, so this will make this tour even more awesome. 


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Yes, 2014 has passed and with it our 45th anniversary year.
Ann Moniz Suen watches as our 45th balloons float away.
Or is that a 24?

 What's happening in 2015?
As planned from last year, a group of 69'ers from Kalani, McKinley, Roosevelt, and Kaimuki are headed to Japan in March for the "Class of '69 Tomodachi Tour 2015."  A total of 34 travelers will be chasing the sakura (cherry blossoms) that should be in full bloom while they are there (hopefully).  Traveling from our class are Joanne Amioka Chikuma, David Kaneshiro, Karen Fukuda Sakumoto, and Bobby Imoto with their spouses.
The trip is being organized by Bobby Imoto and his wife Chris (MHS '69) and conducted by Bobby Chinen (MHS '69) of BCT Tours.
 
Also coming up in 2015 is another Las Vegas get together with the joint Roosevelt, McKinley, and Kalani group.  This trip has been set for September 23 to 28th and is already in the planning stage.  If you're interested, watch for upcoming details.  The group plans on using The Orleans as home base for this trip.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Oceania Floating Restaurant

This is how things get out of hand.  Your Kalani Class of '69 Reunion Committee started off trying to decide where to hold a "hot wash" or closing meeting for our recent 45th reunion event and a few locations popped up.  Then somebody mentioned places to eat in the old days.  What followed was an endless string of emails talking about great places to eat or visit from our younger days. 

The emails are still continuing as this is written, without any confirmation on where the meeting will be held.  Here are some of the locations mentioned:

Hong Kung Chinese Restaurant
Oceania Floating Restaurant (above)
Wisteria
M's Ranch House
Kuhio Grill
Spindrifters
Mynah Bird Drive In
Jolly Roger
Scotty's Drive In
Chips Coffee House
9th Avenue Bakery
Zane's Market
Stewart's Pharmacy
OK Slippers
Aotani Fountain
Kaimuki Luncheonette
Red Rooster Chop Suey
Dick's Bakery
W&M Burgers (9th Ave)
Paradise Grill - Kaimuki Bowl
Ed & Don's
Tropics Bakery
Chico's Pizza
St. Louis Drive in
Gum's Restaurant
Ben Franklin
National Dollar Store
Thrifty Drugs
Benson-Smith Pharmacy

Remember these places?

Note:  These are mostly in the Kaimuki town area.  We may be receiving some from the then not-so-populated East side of our school district.


 

Thursday, September 18, 2014



Falcons
Flying with Angels
Gary Alden
Leonard Barros
Patti-Gene Akamu Berry
Mike Brilliande
Susan Brotherton
Wesley Chang
Stephen Crossno
Linda Foulger
Bernadine Perkins Godfredson
Lee Goeas
Evanette Hao
Lance Hashizume
Harvey Hirahara
Randal Hirata
Steve Holland
Clayton Inouye
Pricilla Oneha Kahapea
Bernadette Keahi Kaneshiro
Chosei Kobayashi
Lynn Kimura Masseth
Sylvia Loo Miller
Anthony Montero
Fred Nagata
Vincent Nakano
Dottie Keala Nalu`ai
Michael Lewzo Oka
Alvin Okazawa
Pamela Ome
Patrick Pope
Craig Pung
Miyoko Arakaki Santos
Floyd Shinke
Helene Smith
Jocelyn Watanabe Suma
Rodney Suzuki
Ivan Takeuchi
Patricia Tomatani
Wayne Waniya
Casey Webb
David Wong
Ann Kakazu Yogi
KHS Staff
Myrna Lee Asing
Michael Doran
Herbert Imanaka
Jane Baldovi Nikaido
Rancis Emory "Buddy" Oliveira


"Falcons Forever"


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Remembrance Slide Presentation

Now on our Falcon Video Bar located at the right side of this blog or watch it on YouTube:
 
https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ect9HiVl44&feature=youtu.be


Stanley Chow, Daryl Kamita Chow, and Gaynielle Chun Hirata



Monday, September 8, 2014



 A Special Message


     It was a beautiful evening.  The moon was nearly full.  We viewed the city lights and gorgeous golf course in Waolani and Nu'uanu Valley Mountains at O'ahu Country Club.  We gathered together as friends and classmates, shared stories, played games, sang songs, danced and were entertained.  We had wonderful gifts, thanks to the generosity of many, including our sister schoolmates from Roosevelt and McKinley.

     Mahalo to all who attended for their gift of presence and friendship.  We continue to have a most generous class who support each other.  

     Aloha, a hui hou and consider the following quotes from our 60th Birthday celebration....

"Your presence is often the best present"
and
"Spending time together is a far greater gift than spending money."



Kalani High School Class of '69 Reunion Committee
Class of '69 Celebrates Their 45th Reunion

The Falcons of '69 gathered at the Oahu Country Club on Friday, September 5th to celebrate their 45th year reunion.  The day started off with a round of golf on the beautiful OCC links on a picture-perfect day. 

Hosted by Dave Dunham, the 12 golfers who participated had a great day and kicked off the first event of the celebration.  Most of them had just enough time to freshen up in the locker room and head back upstairs for the start of the reunion banquet.


Oahu Country Club

Committee member, Anne Moniz Suen greets Alicia "Kaipo" Barros and Gerri Ome Best, our former teacher, class and pep squad advisor and Class of '69 friend forever.

As Diane Chong checks Warren Kunimoto's footwear, Vicki Ward and Leonard Hoshijo check his credentials to ensure that he is truly our classmate.  Can't be him, he still looks 18 years old!

Cathy Lim Yoza checks in Craig Schade from Heber City, Utah along with Lester Look and Godfrey Mau.  Owen Akamine, off to the right, came all the way from North Dakota.

At the prize ticket table:  Miulan Kaaumoana Oman, Chris Sumiye Imoto (McKinley '69), Carl Yamamoto, Peggy Irish Tanaka, Maureen "Reen" Mau Fukunaga and Sandra Asato Nishimoto.

Chris Quinn joined us from Honaunau and also provided our reception music.

Heading up the buffet line are Michael Shimada, Alvin Akase, Harry Mattson, Laurie Gorelangton, John Verneri, and Bernard Peterson.

Freddy Ishihara of Karaoke Madness provided music, games, and song for our event.  Even Freddy is '69 grad, from McKinley.  Thanks for sporting the Red & White shirt, Freddy.

Cornelia Sandborn, Charles "Cappy" Perkins behind the 69, and Dave and Beth Dunham lean to the right.

Candace Opperman Horsley and Earl Anderson get framed.

Casina Correa Waterman holds up the magic number.

Barbara Ignacio Cook Miller and Clarence Silva are on the Falcon TV set, with Val Hata Ford behind the Big 69 and Cathy Lim Yoza in her Falcon frame.

Frances Kane Soares and Ronnie Inter peek in from the frame.

In the corner with Ann Moniz Suen, Miulan Kaaumoana Oman, Vicki Ward, Melvin Matsuda, Patti Niwa Yamashita, Peggy Irish Tanaka, and Maureen "Reen" Mau Fukunaga.

Alvin Akase and Randy Soon are in awe over Ricky Barbaria's kazoo rendition.

There was a group of about 95 in attendance.  Also attending were our class of '69 friends from Roosevelt and McKinley High Schools.  Consideration is being made to combine forces and work on joint reunion events in the coming years.

Patty Manhart Ross, Barbara Ignacio Cook Miller, and Candance Opperman Horsley sing about some boots that were made for walking.

For the Karaoke Challenge, the girls selected "She Loves You" by the Beatles.


The guys were "Born to be Wild!"

Trisha Kono Tubbs '68 joined Warren Kunimoto and her sister Lori Kono Clapp in the Falcon frame.
Your MCs for the evening, Bobby Imoto and Carl Yamamoto with Gerri Ome Best.

Lester Look is in focus with Neil Hiramatsu, who joined us from Torrence, California.

Miulan Kaaumoana Oman watches as the Kula's frame themselves.

Aloha from Wesley Kobayashi and Marion Tomishima Sato

Three retired cops get framed:  Bobby Imoto, Kent Harada, and John Veneri.  John currently resides in Mountain View, on the Big Island.
Congratulations from Ann Moniz Suen, Daryl Kamita Chow, and Gaynielle Chun Hirata.
Keith Kurahashi (McKinley '69), Gordon Choy, Jerry Wojcik, Carl Yamamoto, and Bobby Imoto.


"... Forward then Kalani High, All praise to thee."