Kalani High School

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Friday, July 29, 2011

KHS Birthday Celebration Banquet Deadline


Deadline to sign-up for the Kalani Class of '69 Birthday Celebration is only a day away (July 30th).  60 years is an accomplishment that we all should celebrate ... especially with our classmates!

Come and enjoy the Pau Hana Buffet, stories, and camaraderie.  Also featuring a special 60th KHS celebration slide show.   


The Calientes

If you weren't there, this is a little of what you missed.

More Pictures of the Epic Bash

To view more pictures of the epic joint schools birthday bash that was held on July 23rd, go to the Roosevelt Class of '69 website and the McKinley Class of '69 blogsite.  Find and click on them in the Falcon Links (left column of this page).

Kalani 60th Birthday Bash and Golf

Celebrating our 60th Birthday is painless, memorable, and actually a lot of fun.  Those who attended the Bash with their Kaimuki, McKinley, and Roosevelt counterparts found it to be truly an epic event.

For those of you who had decided to attend our Kalani Birthday Bash event at the Oahu Country Club on August 12th but never got around to signing up, now is the time.  For those who were still thinking about it, don't miss this chance, do it now.
For you golfersc the OCC links is waiting for you.  This is your big chance to golf with some of Kalani's "greats" ... Dave Dunham, Kent Harada, David Kaneshiro, Donny Mailer, Earl Anderson, and Bobby Imoto, just to name a few.  (Not necessarily "great" in golf, just in their minds)

Date:  Friday, August 12, 2011
Golf starts at noon. ($70)
Banquet starts at 6 pm ($50) 

Oahu Country Club

There are only a few slots left for the golf, 
so first come, first served.
To golf, contact Dave Dunham at:
(808)848-0003 or (808)478-3707
After August 2nd, contact Vicki Ward at:
vward98@live.com or (808)488-2838

To attend the banquet send form and payment to:
Kalani Class of 69
c/o V. Ward
98-505 Lulu Place
Aiea, Hawaii  96701

 Questions or need further information:
email:  kalanihigh1969@aol.com, or
call Joanne:  (808)235-3755

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A small flock of Falcons flew in ...

Of the over 230+ attendees from the four schools participating in the Class of '69 Birthday Bash, there were only a handful (about 20, including spouses) of Falcons that flew in for the celebration.  They did manage, however, to visit a lot of their old friends and counterparts from Kaimuki, McKinley, and Roosevelt, had fun, and were able to make some new friends.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Was it crowded at the Bash?

Yes, it was a little crowded. 
But it was an awesome mix of schools.

More from the Bash

Kaimuki table with McKinley in background

Roosevelt check-in table with Kalani in back

Joanne, Lester, and Diane at Kalani's table

Inside at Kalani's table

Roosevelt alumni

And the winner is ...

Dance floor

McKinley in foreground, Kaimuki in back

Class of '69 Birthday Bash - Four Schools

The Kaimuki, Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt High Schools' Class of '69 60th Birthday Bash was held on Saturday, July 23rd at the Japanese Cultural Center.  Over 225 were in attendance.

Something that extends beyond usual or ordinary is described as "epic."  The event that took place on Saturday was an EPIC event in more ways than one.  Four schools celebrated their 60th birthday.  They got reacquainted with old friends, met new ones, had a taste of Las Vegas, had some great food, and enjoyed the live music of the Beat Boys,  But the house came down with the performance of the Calientes.  Their epic performance showed that they still have that awesome sound and that special magic that made them one of the best groups in the 60/70's era.

Those who attended had a great time of epic proportions.  Those of you who didn't ... you should have been there.

 Joanne Amioka Chikuma and Diane Chong
welcome Lester Luke to the event.
 The girls from Roosevelt at their reception table
 The long line at the Kaimuki reception table.
There was always a bunch of Tigers
at the McKinley table.
 Joanne checks in Deanna Ching Lee.
 Dexter Suzuki (McKinley '69) was busy with the Emcee duties and performing with the Calientes.  Here he announces one the many door prizes of the night.
 Carl Yamamoto and Bobby Imoto join some 
McKinley pros at the blackjack table.
 The roulette table was visited by alumni from all the schools.
 Ladies and gentlemen ... the Calientes!
 Russell Shiroma (Roosevelt '69) on guitar.
 The Calientes with the Beat Boys.
 Dexter Suzuki (McKinley '69) on vocals and the drums.
Glen Okano and the golden voice of Gregory Fong.
(Roosevelt '69)
Although it may appear that Kathy Inouye Anzai, David Kaneshiro, Joanne Amioka Chikuma, Sandra Asato Nishimoto, and other '69 grads were overflowing from the dance floor, this was actually right after the group photo shot.
 The Birthday Bash steering committee with members from Kaimuki, Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt High Schools.
 When it was over, Jerry Wojcik and
Kent Harada stayed to talk stories.
So did Cathy Lim Yoza and Joanne.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Falcon Fishes

Mind starting to drift?  Forgetting what you were supposed to do?
Time to relax the mind ... with some fishes.

Check out our tank of Falcon Fishes.  Watch them chase your cursor around the tank or just feed them by clicking your mouse button.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More shots from the Kaimuki High Tennis/Volleyball Get Together

Kaimuki, McKinley, and Kalani alumni at the tennis courts
Lester Look, Ronald Fukumoto (Kaimuki) and David Kaneshiro
The awesome Kaimuki food line
Warren Kunimoto (tennis coordinator) and Joanne Amioka Chikuma
Ronald Fukumoto (Kaimuki), Chris Sumiye Imoto (McKinley),
Bobby Imoto, and Keith Kurahashi (McKinley)
At the day's end. Kaimuki, Kalani, and McKinley alumni "kick off" the Class of '69 birthday bash activities.
Next stop, the birthday bash at JCC on July 23rd.