Kalani High School

Kalani High School
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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
Tomodachi Tour Highlights
 At the Tenryuji Temple in Arashiyama
 At Odaiba with Gundam
Ron and Shirley Fukumoto (Kaimuki), Joanne (Kalani) and Brad Chikuma (RHS)
 Our fearless tour conductor, Bobby Chinen (MHS) with Joann (Oda) Oshima (RHS) and Dayle (Fujii) Hoopai (RHS)
 Ninja Trainees with their sensei at the Toei Movie Studios.
Harold Fujii (RHS), Lance Miwa (Kaimuki '68), Bobby Imoto (Kalani), Stacy Sakumoto (Kalani '68), David Kaneshiro (Kalani) and Keith Aweau (Kamehameha '78)
The Mt. Fuji selfie.
 Overnight sakura blooming in Kyoto.
 Good times with Keith, Bobby, Steph, Jamie (Kalani '79), and Earl (MHS)
 Dayle (Fujii) Hoopai (RHS), Lorenne (Hasebe) Fujii (MidPac '71), and Chris (Sumiye) Imoto (MHS) at Osaka Castle.
 Ben Woo (Kalani '70) and Merle (Yamada) Woo (MHS) await their Tonkatsu at KatsuKura in Kyoto.
Harold Fujii (RHS), Randy Matsumoto (Kaimuki '66), Shiro Osumi (Hatsukaichi '66) and Cheryl (Miwa) Osumi (RHS) at KatsuKura in Kyoto
 Bobby's cone at Toei Studio lot, Kyoto.
Sayonara Dinner at Le Daiba Grand Pacific Hotel
Ben Woo (Kalani '70), Randy Matsumoto (Kaimuki '66), Lani (Kuwana) Harrington (RHS), Rodney Ohta (Farrington '66), Harold Fujii (RHS), Jane (Kuroda) Ohta (RHS), Merle (Yamada) Woo (MHS), and Lorenne (Hasebe) Fujii (MidPac '71)
 Roy Kobashigawa (MHS), Randy (FHS '66) and Jane (RHS) Ohta
 Shiro and Cheryl Osumi, "Kazu" w/ head, Dana (Ikeda) Kobashigawa (RHS)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

More from the '69 Tomodachi Tour
 Stacy (Kalani '68) and Karen (Fukuda) Sakumoto at the Nara Sake Brewery
 Dinner in Gion, Kyoto
Myra (Kamikawa) Tamanaha (MHS '70), Veda (Gyotoku) Shimizu (MHS), Bobby Chinen (MHS), Lorenne (Hasebe) Fujii (Mid Pac '71), Harold Fujii (RHS), Amy (Nakata) Kaneshiro (Waipahu '72) and David Kaneshiro (Kalani)
 An Eye for an Eye in Inatori
Bobby Imoto (Kalani) with his Maguro eye and Chris (Sumiye) Imoto (MHS)
At Shinjuku Park with the Sakura
Amy and David Kaneshiro, Shirley (Matsuo) Fukumoto (Kaimuki), Ron Fukumoto (Kaimuki), Brad Chikuma (RHS), Steph (Yim) Miwa (RHS), Joanne (Amioka) Chikuma (Kalani), Chris and Bobby Imoto
At Oishi Koen (park) on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi
 A rare unobstructed view of Fuji san.
 a '69 Tomodachi selfie with photo bombing by Fuji san
Here's the difference between Fuji san and Fujii san.
Harold from RHS