Kalani High School

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

Sunday, April 13, 2014


The Class of '69 Reunion Committee has set the date and location for our 45th Reunion activities.  After a grueling session at a secret location, the group set Friday, September 5th as the date and the Oahu Country Club as the location.

Tentative plans call for a golf session during the day and our reunion banquet in the evening.

Mark your calendars.  
More information forthcoming.

45-Year Class Reunion
September 5, 2014
Oahu Country Club

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Kalani Kokua
KHS 60th Birthday Reunion at the Oahu Country Club 2011

The KHS Reunion committee is reaching out for participation and Kokua in our upcoming 63th Class Reunion.  They need suggestions on what everyone would like to have for the celebration and help in securing a good deal on a location for our banquet and/or other activities.  For now, being that the soaring Falcons have always been ready and willing, the dates, times, and locations are flexible.  (Okay, perhaps we should have started a little earlier)

The committee would appreciate any ideas, suggestions, contacts on:

Locations for a banquet/activities
Door/Game Prizes
Donations ($$$)

They also would really like to have classmates join in the planning.  That's actually a lot of fun by itself.

Since a picture is always worth a thousand words ...
Take a look and see how some of us have been "practicing" during the past few years:


Did you notice that food and drinks seem to play a large part of everything we do?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Planning our 45th

The Kalani Class of '69 Reunion committee finally met and as it is in any initial planning of an event,

In the beginning there is always darkness ....

... then comes those infamous start-up committee questions.  Where will it be?  What date shall we chose?  What type of event?  Is there a theme?  How much will the cost be?  Will there be dancing?  Will there be a live band or just canned music?  Will there be games?  Who's doing what?  Who are you?  Yadda, yadda, yadda.

BTW,  committee members who attending the meeting at M Night Club:

Catherine Lim Yoza
Leonard Hoshijo
Gordon Choy (on loan from San Francisco)
Kathy Inouye Anzai
Diane Chong
Ann Moniz Suen
Patty Niwa Yamashita
Joanne Amioka Chikuma
Deanna Ching Lee
Bobby Imoto

By the end of the meeting, at least one thing was decided ...

(On whatever date is decided, to do whatever will be planned, and have fun!)

More information to follow.
For now if you want to get involved from the beginning, contact Joanne at (808) 235-3755

Monday, March 3, 2014

45th Class Reunion Rumblings

Yes, the year 2014 marks our 45th year since we graduated from the school where the tradewinds from the ocean whispered softly through the valley.  The reunion committee has started scheduling meeting to get the ball rolling on an activity for this year.  

Not that you need to be reminded, but this year also marks our 63rd birthday.  We are approaching the time in our lives when we will truly discover what it means to be Senior Falcons.  Look at it this way, if you can read this, you are doing fine and you can still enjoy hanging out with your 69 classmates to do whatever you want to do.

Watch and listen for what's coming down for our reunion.  It'll be posted as soon as the committee sets the event, the date, and the times.

You can't bring back those fun times back at KHS, but you can talk about them and enjoy them again.
Who says that we can't hangout with our old friends just to talk stories or do whatever we want?  Just like we did in high school!

Friday, December 6, 2013

 Summer's End, the joint fund raising efforts of a group of '69 alumni from Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt High Schools was a huge success.  Now that the dance is over and the Calientes' final performance has settled into the sunset, all that's left is the lone surfer standing on the rocky shore waiting for the next adventure.

On Friday, November 29, 2013, at the Kalani Alumni Dinner that was held at the Ala Moana Hotel, Bobby Imoto and Joanne Chikuma presented the current principal, Mitchell Otani with Kalani's portion of the proceeds from the dance.

Bobby commented to the attendees that the group made up of classmates from Kalani, McKinley and Roosevelt wanted to do something for their schools that would directly benefit their operations.  Soliciting donations for this effort would have been the most likely strategy to pursue.  The group, however, felt that working together as a combined team representing three different schools would send a stronger message about giving back to their alma maters.  They hoped that it would set an example for other graduates and classmates to follow with either their own projects or join them on future ones.  The group was successful in not only making a difference for their schools.  They developed new friendships, made a difference in the community, and had a lot of fun doing so.

Joanne and Bobby presented a check to Principal Mitchell Otani in the amount of $5,100 to use on projects for Kalani High School.  This amount includes Kalani's portion of the proceeds from the Summer's End dance and donations made in the name of the dance to Kalani High School

Summer's End 2013
Donations to Kalani High School
Rick Barbaria $1,000
Joanne Amioka Chikuma $117.90
Catherine Chung $500
Valerie Hata Ford $100
Linda Katsumoto Kitsuwa $100
Keith Kurahashi (McKinley) $303*
Sandra Asato Nishimoto $100
Patricia Niwa Yamashita $100
Proceeds from Summer's End Dance $2,779.10
Total:  $5,100 

Donations to the Summer's End event
Joanne Amioka Chikuma $150
Leonard Hoshijo $75
Bobby Imoto $750
Linda Katsumoto Kitsuwa $50
Deanna Ching Lee $75
Harry Mattson $75
JoAnn Gondo Mattson $75
Total:  $1,250 

Special Mahalo and kudos to Joanne Chikuma for all her hard work in coordinating the ticket collections, organizing KHS committee meetings, serving as liaison with the joint school committee, and mostly for "cheering" us on!!