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Monday, September 8, 2014

Class of '69 Celebrates Their 45th Reunion

The Falcons of '69 gathered at the Oahu Country Club on Friday, September 5th to celebrate their 45th year reunion.  The day started off with a round of golf on the beautiful OCC links on a picture-perfect day. 

Hosted by Dave Dunham, the 12 golfers who participated had a great day and kicked off the first event of the celebration.  Most of them had just enough time to freshen up in the locker room and head back upstairs for the start of the reunion banquet.

Oahu Country Club

Committee member, Anne Moniz Suen greets Alicia "Kaipo" Barros and Gerri Ome Best, our former teacher, class and pep squad advisor and Class of '69 friend forever.

As Diane Chong checks Warren Kunimoto's footwear, Vicki Ward and Leonard Hoshijo check his credentials to ensure that he is truly our classmate.  Can't be him, he still looks 18 years old!

Cathy Lim Yoza checks in Craig Schade from Heber City, Utah along with Lester Look and Godfrey Mau.  Owen Akamine, off to the right, came all the way from North Dakota.

At the prize ticket table:  Miulan Kaaumoana Oman, Chris Sumiye Imoto (McKinley '69), Carl Yamamoto, Peggy Irish Tanaka, Maureen "Reen" Mau Fukunaga and Sandra Asato Nishimoto.

Chris Quinn joined us from Honaunau and also provided our reception music.

Heading up the buffet line are Michael Shimada, Alvin Akase, Harry Mattson, Laurie Gorelangton, John Verneri, and Bernard Peterson.

Freddy Ishihara of Karaoke Madness provided music, games, and song for our event.  Even Freddy is '69 grad, from McKinley.  Thanks for sporting the Red & White shirt, Freddy.

Cornelia Sandborn, Charles "Cappy" Perkins behind the 69, and Dave and Beth Dunham lean to the right.

Candace Opperman Horsley and Earl Anderson get framed.

Casina Correa Waterman holds up the magic number.

Barbara Ignacio Cook Miller and Clarence Silva are on the Falcon TV set, with Val Hata Ford behind the Big 69 and Cathy Lim Yoza in her Falcon frame.

Frances Kane Soares and Ronnie Inter peek in from the frame.

In the corner with Ann Moniz Suen, Miulan Kaaumoana Oman, Vicki Ward, Melvin Matsuda, Patti Niwa Yamashita, Peggy Irish Tanaka, and Maureen "Reen" Mau Fukunaga.

Alvin Akase and Randy Soon are in awe over Ricky Barbaria's kazoo rendition.

There was a group of about 95 in attendance.  Also attending were our class of '69 friends from Roosevelt and McKinley High Schools.  Consideration is being made to combine forces and work on joint reunion events in the coming years.

Patty Manhart Ross, Barbara Ignacio Cook Miller, and Candance Opperman Horsley sing about some boots that were made for walking.

For the Karaoke Challenge, the girls selected "She Loves You" by the Beatles.

The guys were "Born to be Wild!"

Trisha Kono Tubbs '68 joined Warren Kunimoto and her sister Lori Kono Clapp in the Falcon frame.
Your MCs for the evening, Bobby Imoto and Carl Yamamoto with Gerri Ome Best.

Lester Look is in focus with Neil Hiramatsu, who joined us from Torrence, California.

Miulan Kaaumoana Oman watches as the Kula's frame themselves.

Aloha from Wesley Kobayashi and Marion Tomishima Sato

Three retired cops get framed:  Bobby Imoto, Kent Harada, and John Veneri.  John currently resides in Mountain View, on the Big Island.
Congratulations from Ann Moniz Suen, Daryl Kamita Chow, and Gaynielle Chun Hirata.
Keith Kurahashi (McKinley '69), Gordon Choy, Jerry Wojcik, Carl Yamamoto, and Bobby Imoto.

"... Forward then Kalani High, All praise to thee."

1 comment:

  1. Just out of curiosity, when will the next Kalani HS reunion take place, and where? Currently, I reside in Provo, UT and I will be retiring at the end of this current year (2016). Terry Chang

    Terry Chang