Kalani High School

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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Class of '69
50th Year Reunion Celebration
Activities Coming This Year

Also being considered is an invitation to attend Kalani's Class of 2019 Graduation ceremonies on May 21st.

On a separate note, the reunion group from Farrington is spearheading Class of '69 Dance (The 50 Bash) on July 13th 
at the Dole Ballrooms, featuring Kumuhau, Touch of Gold, 
and the Tradewinds
Cost: $75
Contact Charlene Brandt, FHS '69

Your KHS Class of '69 reunion committee continues to fine tune this year's activities and will continue to update the details 
as things progress.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

4th Annual
Class of '69 Joint School Event
(Kalani, Kaimuki, McKinley, Roosevelt)
New venue with more room for more classmates,
 family and friends.

Contact your old school classmates and make plans to attend and start off our 50th year celebration.

Group karaoke, dance floor, and lots of space to just talk stories and catch up.  See friends from our sister schools.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Class of '69
50th Year Reunion Update

Wailupe Valley Elementary School
Aina Haina Elementary School
Wailalae Elementary School
Liliuokalani Elementary School
Kahala Elementary School
Koko Head Elementary School
Liholiho Elementary School
Waimanalo Elementary School

Niu Valley Intermediate School
Kaimuki Intermediate School

Our upcoming reunion not only marks 50 years since we graduated, it also presents a unique opportunity to reunite, reminisce, and catch up with classmates from your elementary and intermediate school days.  Although many of our classmates have roots that connect them with other feeder schools, we all have so much in common, even if we never hung out together.  

We all lived and grew up in a very special era … the 50's and 60's.  Then experienced the fabulous 70's first hand.  This was our time.  The stories of Statehood, Honolulu Stadium, surfing, social clubs, live music bands, the YIS and Funny Farm dances, hippies, the Peace sign, Viet Nam, etc. are all our memories.  The great music, movies, muscle cars, fashions, and TV shows were all a big part of our youth.

We have so much that we can share and appreciate together, but then we are not getting any younger.  Many of us have already  suffered through physical and medical hardships, lost loved ones and friends, and are finding that our recollection of events from the past is not as clear as it was a few years ago.

What better time than now should we make an effort to spend some time and reconnect with classmates who share the same history?

Your reunion committee met again on January 8th to continue planning and working on the details of our 50th reunion celebration.  

It is still scheduled to be held at the Japanese Cultural Center's Manoa Grand Ballroom on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 6 to 10 pm.  Cost will be $69 (how fitting).

We have confirmed Doug Oshiro to provide sound, music and photos, as well as Na Hoku Hanohano winner George Kuo (also a Kalani grad) to share his music with us.  The committee is also looking to hold a golf tournament during the week at the Navy Marine Golf Course.  

We will be post more information and taking reservations soon for our banquet, but for now, please plan ahead and mark your calendars.

If you have any questions, please contact the committee at: kalaniclassof69@gmail.com or call Jo (Amioka) Chikuma at (808) 235-3747.

Go Falcons!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Getting Ready for KALANI FIVE-O

Your reunion committee has been meeting regularly to set the details for our KHS Class of '69 50th Year Reunion event on 2019.  As of our last meeting we have set the food menu and part of the entertainment for the evening.  

Two-time Na Hoku Hanohano awardee and Kalani grad (Class of '73), George Kuo, will start things off for us for the first hour and a half.  We'll then turn things over to Doug Oshiro, who will provide music, photography (candids and groups), and even karaoke or dance music if we desire.  

The committee is still working on the details.  Doug will offer a DVD with about 20 songs from our golden era along with the pictures from the event for $25.

The emphasis for the event will be to have fun, food, and enjoy the entertainment, but still leave enough time and opportunity for us to talk stories and reminisce on the memories and the good old days we spent at Kalani … and together.

Again our 50th Class Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Grand Manoa Ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center from 6 -10 pm.

Start planning now.  Call your classmates and make arrangements to attend and meet the rest of our Class of '69 classmates.

Some snapshots from our 65th Birthday celebration in 2016:

Friday, August 31, 2018


The change for our Save-the-Date
should be:

August 10, 2019

At our age, we need to triple check our work!
The 17th was the old date.

Change your calendars

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

In trying to coordinate our program for our Class of '69 upcoming 50th year reunion, the committee needed to change the event date.
AUGUST 17, 2019
Still at the Manoa Grand Ballroom
at the
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Re-mark your calendars!!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Senior Moments!

Back in 2011, at our 60th birthday celebration at the Oahu Country Club, many of us had difficulty (and fun) trying to remember the names of classmates from photos back in 1969.  That was about seven years ago!  We can just imagine how our memories are now as we approach our 50th class reunion year.

The Class of '69 Reunion Committee is holding its second meeting this Tuesday to discuss our upcoming celebration next year and will try to confirm some of the details for the program.  Mahalo to those who have sent in suggestions and recommendations.

The committee is in agreement that the primary goal of this reunion celebration is to allow our classmates to be able to catch up on each other lives and see how much we can remember our high school experiences.  

Remember to save the date, Saturday, August 17, 2019 for our 50th Class Reunion event at the Manoa Grand Ballroom. 

More information to follow.