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Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Class of ’69 Birthday Bash 2016
65 Years!!


To celebrate our 65th birthday in 2016, a courageous group comprised of Class of ’69 members from Kaimuki, Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt High Schools has been busy planning activities for September that will culminate with a big birthday bash event.



So many of us are connected in some way from attending elementary and intermediate schools together as well as through work, extended families, and friends in our adult lives.  It is only fitting that we join together to celebrate this “once in a lifetime achievement” … and have fun!

Preliminary activities like a golf tournament and karaoke night are designed as “ice breakers” before the birthday bash event on Saturday.

Class of ’69 Golf Tournament
Hawaii Kai Golf Course *
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
12 noon
Format to be decided (foursomes)
$65
$20 for just the 19th Hole (Food)
(* changed from Mililani GC)

Class of ’69 Karaoke Night

HMC Karaoke
Friday, September 23, 2016
7 to 11 pm
Karaoke and pupu’s included (BYOB)
$20

Class of ’69 Honolulu Birthday Bash

Manoa Grand Ballroom, Japanese Cultural Center
Saturday, September 24, 2026
5 to 11 pm
Dinner buffet, entertainment, prizes
$65

All Class of ’69 graduates from Kaimuki, Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt High Schools and their guests are invited to join the celebration.

Save These Dates!!

Start contacting your old friends and plan on attending one or all of the events.
More information with details on each activity is forthcoming.


Class of ’69 Las Vegas Birthday Bash
For our mainland and for those of us who would like to extend the celebration to the city of bright lights and excitement, we are also planning a Las Vegas Birthday Bash to be held in the Ohana Room of the California Hotel on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Plans are for a Six day/five night trek from November 9th thru the 14th.


More details to follow.

Monday, January 4, 2016

"Yes, it's 2016."  "And, Yes we turn 65 this year."  "And, Yes, we need to sign up for Medicare."



Don't wait until the last minute (3 months) before deciding to start asking questions about what is involved.  Find out now.  Take advantage of the Medicare sessions available on Monday January 11th and Monday, January 25th.  See the flyer below.

DO IT NOW!
DON'T PROCRASTINATE!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

65 and Medicare

2016 brings a Happy 65th Birthday to all ... and also our Medicare eligibility
See the flyer below to see how you can make things easier for you as you take the step into senior life.  
 

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