Kalani High School

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

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


 Aloha Everyone,

     Just finished a long joint committee meeting with our fellow '69 alumni from McKinley and Roosevelt.  Lots of laughs, discussion, food, and fun.  We spent a lot of time working on the upcoming dance fund raiser.  

     I guess with all of us getting older, wiser, more experienced, and a lot more responsible, we all decided that using The Endless Summer with a similar design as the movie, might be stretching some copyright parameters.  So, the event's name has been changed to "Summer's End."  

     The dance highlights the last performance by the Calientes and, with it being held late in August, it fittingly reflects the "ending of summer."  Well, something like that.

     Everything else stays the same.  Same dance/music format, same groups opening and playing with the Calientes, same pupu dinner, prizes, etc.  Just the name has been changed to protect the innocent.

     A new and improved flyer with the Summer's End design and information is forthcoming and will be posted as soon as we get it.  In the meantime, don't procrastinate ...

The Summer's End dance event
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Japanese Cultural Center - Manoa Ballrooms
5:30 to 11:30 pm

$75 for reserved seats  (work on getting a table of 10)

For tickets or more information call:
Joanne (Amioka) Chikuma


Saturday, April 20, 2013

How times have changed ...

Remember that slim, athletic guy who posed for the famous Endless Summer poster carrying his surfboard on his head?
Take a good look.  He's still there, only about 40 years older and about 50 pounds heavier.  

And still looking for that perfect wave.  Just like us ...

BTW, this has nothing to do with the upcoming fundraiser dance.  The dance's name has been chanced to "The Summer's End" dance.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Why should you attend The Summer's End dance?

Because it'll be magical and nostalgic.  A truly epic event.
Look at these grads from Kalani, Kaimuki, McKinley, and even from the mainland.
You can look forward to meeting people like this, who still dress like they did in high school.  Especially the guy with the bow tie!

This dance is a fund raiser?

Yes it is.  The proceeds will be split among the three host schools: Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt and presented to the school principals to use on projects, equipment, etc. that are not covered in their budgets.

For a direct deductible donation to the school, you can send funds directly to the respective school's 501(c)(3) account. Be sure to note that it was on behalf of The Summer's End dance efforts.

What's so different about this dance?

For one, it is a fund raiser to benefit our alma maters.  It's a joint effort by the last graduating class of the 60's from the three schools. (Blow Your Mind in 69!)  It features two currently hot bands (Wasabi and White Light) that play great oldies dance music and gives us a chance to enjoy and say aloha to one of the premier bands from the 60's and 70's ... the Calientes with Soul Pilot.  You won't be able to see them perform after this Summer's End.

Start planning now!

Don't procrastinate.  The word is out and will soon be spreading through town with four schools promoting the dance.  Contact your friends, old and new, and set up a reserved table of ten inside the ballroom now.  Each school alumni group has their allotment of tables but the proceeds will all be divided equally.  The main priority now is to get your group and get a table.

Just like the good old days!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

     Okay, it's finally coming.  The Endless Summer dance will feature the final performance of the Calientes.  They got back together to highlight for our 60th birthday bash celebration with our McKinley and Roosevelt class of '69 counterparts and once again in 2012.  They have decided to do one last performance for this fund raiser dance event that will benefit the four schools.

     White Light and Wasabi are two of the more popular active oldies dance bands.  Together with Soul Pilot backing the Calientes, it will definitely be a once in a lifetime night to remember.  Last chance to reminisce the good old days when the Calientes played at dances, assemblies, proms, and night clubs.

     Lots of food with our heavy pupu table (just like eating a dinner), no-host bar, door prizes, and lots of old and new friends having a great time.  

     They key to this is to contact your friends and family and put together a group of ten to fill a reserved table.  Make your calls now and get things moving!

Questions?  Give Joanne (Amioka) Chikuma a call at 235-3755.