Class of '69
50th Year Reunion Update
Wailupe Valley Elementary School
Aina Haina Elementary School
Wailalae Elementary School
Liliuokalani Elementary School
Kahala Elementary School
Koko Head Elementary School
Liholiho Elementary School
Waimanalo Elementary School
Niu Valley Intermediate School
Kaimuki Intermediate School
Our upcoming reunion not only marks 50 years since we graduated, it also presents a unique opportunity to reunite, reminisce, and catch up with classmates from your elementary and intermediate school days. Although many of our classmates have roots that connect them with other feeder schools, we all have so much in common, even if we never hung out together.
We all lived and grew up in a very special era … the 50's and 60's. Then experienced the fabulous 70's first hand. This was our time. The stories of Statehood, Honolulu Stadium, surfing, social clubs, live music bands, the YIS and Funny Farm dances, hippies, the Peace sign, Viet Nam, etc. are all our memories. The great music, movies, muscle cars, fashions, and TV shows were all a big part of our youth.
We have so much that we can share and appreciate together, but then we are not getting any younger. Many of us have already suffered through physical and medical hardships, lost loved ones and friends, and are finding that our recollection of events from the past is not as clear as it was a few years ago.
What better time than now should we make an effort to spend some time and reconnect with classmates who share the same history?
Your reunion committee met again on January 8th to continue planning and working on the details of our 50th reunion celebration.
It is still scheduled to be held at the Japanese Cultural Center's Manoa Grand Ballroom on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 6 to 10 pm. Cost will be $69 (how fitting).
We have confirmed Doug Oshiro to provide sound, music and photos, as well as Na Hoku Hanohano winner George Kuo (also a Kalani grad) to share his music with us. The committee is also looking to hold a golf tournament during the week at the Navy Marine Golf Course.
We will be post more information and taking reservations soon for our banquet, but for now, please plan ahead and mark your calendars.
If you have any questions, please contact the committee at: email@example.com or call Jo (Amioka) Chikuma at (808) 235-3747.