Yes, next year marks 50 years since we departed the "Mighty pillars of Kalani, where the tradewinds from the ocean whisper softly through the valley." (Wait! Won't that make it Kona winds? Never thought of that.)
Anyway, your Reunion Committee finally met last night to discuss the possibilities of how we could celebrate this special milestone in our lives.
We could say that it only comes once in a lifetime ... but that's quite obvious. We should say that it's in your bucket list. That way, you will need to attend and get involved or the opportunity will just pass you by.
Or we could just state the obvious ... we are getting old, we acknowledge our vulnerabilities and realize that these are our golden years. We have lost a few more classmates since our last reunion and should take some time to reflect on our younger, carefree days, and fun that we enjoyed at Kalani.
Group shot at our 60th Birthday Bash
2011, seems like just yesterday
Still full of pep and spirit!
The Medicare Falcons
Your committee will be meeting again in July and need input from you as to what kind of celebration you would like to see happen. Besides just seeing classmates that you may have not seen in years, what would be a good draw to attract more of our long lost Falcons.
We are looking at sometime in August 2019 as the target date.
It could be just a banquet where we enjoy dinner together (naturally we're going to eat) that could include some type of entertainment or even dancing. We could entertain multiple activities during the reunion week or throughout the year. (Golf, bowling, go karts, sky diving, tours to different areas of Honolulu, or even visiting the old campus.)
Anyway, send us your ideas and suggestions.
Joanne Amioka Chikuma
Others at the committee meeting last night:
Ann Moniz Suen
Gaye Chun Hirata
JoAnn Gondo Mattson
Marion Tomishima Sato