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10th Annual Kaimuki High School Foundation Fundraiser

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
click on form above, print-out and mail-in with check.

click on form above, print-out and mail-in with check.

And for our Class of 1977 some after dinner fun

Post Foundation Dinner – Social
Rumours Nightclub
9 p.m. to closing
Private Room
$20.00 per person – Includes cover charge, Pupus, (no Host Bar)

Join us for some Seventies Memories!

We need a head-count so RSVP to either:
Pamela Anderson (808) 351-7281,
Wear your best GREEN

What a Trip!

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

It was an intimate gathering of 50 classmates and their guests who came from the different islands of Hawaii as well as California, Arizona, Washington, and Nevada. Some had been friends since small kid time, others never crossed paths until reunion night. In October 2007, Kaimuki’s class of 1977 came together again in dazzling Las Vegas for its 30th reunion.
social club
Party Central: Las Vegas Social Club, Mainstreet Hotel

Early in the week, Bulldogs arrived in Las Vegas with great anticipation. On Thursday, classmates gathered at the Social Club to help assemble favors, door prizes and name tags. Thanks to a fund-raiser, reunion reserve, and many monetary donations made by classmates, each attendee received a door prize that contained at least $40. Mahalo to the classmates who gave so generously to the occasion!

Bucky and Paul
Paul and Bucky lend a hand. Paul put bags of printed M&Ms and music CDs in favor boxes and Bucky folded programs.

Aldene Wen
Wendy and Aldene work the assembly line.

There were pre-reunion activities to kick-start the fun. First stop, the Tournament of Kings show at the Excalibur Hotel. All aboard!
The shuttle bus that took classmates to the hotel was noisier than a flock of mynah birds!

The chicken dinner at Tournament of Kings was finger-lickin’ good. Why? Classmates had to eat with their hands! Go, go, geev ‘um, king from Norway!

Of course, every Bulldog wanted to get lucky and many of them did!
Paul, Keith, Joe and Buzzy at the slot machines.

Shopping was also a favorite pastime!
Sweets for the sweethearts – Georgette, Teresa and Dell at the M&Ms Store. Check out their cool class t-shirts!

Three Dog Night was in town the week of the reunion. A few classmates took in the concert and were invited to meet the band backstage. Joy to the world!
Laura and Walter

On reunion night, everyone was greeted at the door with a hug and Mardi Gras beads in green and gold. Let the good times roll!
Tyler, Keith, John, Glenn, Aldene, Teresa, Carol, and Paul

Pam and Leonard were naturals as Masters of Ceremony. Pam sang the invocation in Hawaiian. It was beautiful!

Nancy and Buzzy gave a delightful speech that took us back to a simpler time when kids got dirty lickins for acting up in school and moms set their hair with Orange Exchange juice cans as curlers.

After the delicious prime rib meal, the games began!
Marie and Dean jan ken po their way to the motherlode of cash.

Daniel, basketball superstar, is still at the top of his game.

Lena, Kauilani and Marie look as young as they did 30 years ago. Timeless!

Say cheese! Classmates had the opportunity to take professional photos with their elementary and intermediate school buddies. Here’s a shot of the kids from Jarrett Intermediate,

Washington Intermediate,

and Kaimuki Intermediate.

There was a raffle drawing and door prizes. Buzzy danced the hula and received a rousing hana hou.

View the slideshow that was played. (the file is large; give it some time to appear)

The evening at the Social Club ended all too soon.
Alma Mater
Classmates held each other close, sang and swayed to Kaimuki’s alma mater

The alma mater was played on a slideshow that featured the beautiful artwork of our talented classmate Jocelyn Cheng! Music teacher, Kealani Kekoa, played the accompaniment.

Israel Kamakawiwoole’s version of “Hawaii Aloha” closed the curtains on the reunion.
Hawaii Aloha
`Oli ê! `Oli ê! The evening couldn’t have played out more perfectly.

The Bulldogs weren’t ready to end the evening just yet! They packed up and moved over to Main Street Hotel’s 777 Brewery, where they rearranged the restaurant’s furniture so that they could be one and make the moment last.
Kurt, Raena, Aldene, Lena, and Arlene enjoy good times together.

The Kaimuki class of ’77 reunion in Las Vegas was an event that will stay with classmates for years to come. Many thanks to those who trekked the miles to attend. Deepest gratitude to Bulldogs who gave generously of their time and resources. The reunion would not have been the success that it was without their presence and support.

Stay tuned right here for more information regarding the 50th Birthday Bash reunion in Las Vegas for 1977 classmates from all Hawaii schools, happening in September 2009! You won’t want to miss it!

Thank you for the fond memories. Kaimuki no ka oi! Your reunion committee: Baron, Dell, Mingy, Donna, Aldene, Laura, Nancy, Pam, Wendy and Eddie

Photo credits: Teresa, Baron, John, Donna, Buzzy, Warren and Wendy

Good Times Together

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

The KHS class of ’77 30th year reunion is over and it was incredible! Enjoy the group photo. More stories and pictures to come.

KHS Class of 1977 Reunion
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First Row:
Raena, Carol, Teresa, Mingy, Dell, Nancy, Pamela, Laura, Aldene, Eddie
Second Row:
Merle, Jocelyn, Donna, Marie, Kauilani, Lena, Arlene, Eleanor, Vanessa, Wendy, Joseph
Third Row:
John, Daniel, Paul, Michael, Bucky, Dexter, Grant, Kurt
Fourth Row:
Glenn, Tyler, Leonard, Dean, Rodney, Garrick, Keith, Baron, Buzzy

Las Vegas photos by Baron

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Click on the image above for a web gallery of some images from Las Vegas (and a couple from Honolulu). Some things don’t stay in Vegas when you have a camera.

Boogie Knights

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Group Photo

Bulldogs at the Excalibur. After seeing knights and kings jousting and fighting at the Excalibur’s show.  We had some winners tonight, hopefully what’s won in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas.

A Las Vegas Reunion!

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Aloha, Kaimuki Class of ’77!

Welcome to your reunion home page!

As the year 2007 approaches, your classmates are warming up the turntable and shaking out their bell bottom pants to put together a 30th year reunion that’s sure to shake your groove thang. Get ready, Bulldogs, we’re going to the city that never sleeps, Las Vegas!

Please mark your calendars and save the beginning of October 2007 for this milestone event. You don’t want to miss out on this one! Plans are still under construction and we’ll keep you informed with firmer details through mailings and postings to this site.

Remember when ten cents could pay for a phone call or bus ride? Your ten cents are welcome! If you would like to be a part of the planning committee or have suggestions on ways to make the reunion as successful as it can be, please contact us. You can send an email to any of the committee members or reply to this site.

Put this in your email address book and write to us:

And by all means, spread the word. The more who attend, the more fun we’ll have and the more we’ll have to live up to the slogan, “what happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas!”

Send in your reunion flyer soon! It won’t be the same without you!

Your Reunion Committee,
Pam, Nancy, Eddie, Aldene, Mingy, Laura, Donna, Dell, Baron, Wendy (and, hopefully, you too!)

Palolo Magic

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Palolo Elementary School’s alumni showed up in full force at the 25th year reunion. Friends, laughter, and that old Palolo spirit was the right formula for good times together. Palolo classmates, please plan on being a part of the 30th year celebration in Las Vegas! We need your luck and charm!

From left to right:
Jill Powers Esch, Donna Mattos Espinda, Lori Nakano, Cindy Zane Chun, Julie Anoina Lauofo, Susan Yonezaki Michihara, Alfred Kutara, Dell Javellana Tanaka, David Tamanaha, Laura Yamauchi Yamamoto, Robert Kagawa, Deborah Katsuda Yamaguchi and Aldene Lewis Liftee

Kuhio School in the da house

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Kuhio Schoolmates
L-R: Bart Muranaka, Meyric Muraoka, Leslie Nishita, Perry Takara, Joanne Okamoto, Baron Sekiya, Eddie Ogimi, Nathan Inouye. Let us know if there are corrections.

Kaimuki Class of 1977 – 25th Year Reunion

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

25th Reunion Photo

Video from the 25th reunion (11MB)

We are Waikiki

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Growing up in Kapahulu was a kid’s dream. Hanging out at Paki Park, slush floats at Burgerland, the waves at Waikiki Beach, and good friends on every block. It’s no wonder that no matter how far they roam, the kids from Waikiki Elementary School will always have an enduring connection with the little town at the foot of Diamond Head.

At KHS’s 25th reunion, a nice showing of Waikiki El. classmates attended and got reconnected. C’mon Waikiki alumni, be a part of the 30th year reunion. It’ll be like coming home.

From left to right:
Richard (math is so easy) Hiraki, Joyce (I have to go to Japanese school) Mukai, Kurt (Diamond Head is pounding, wax up the board!) Kawaguchi, Iris (rock ‘n roll drummer) Shimizu, Wendy (when is it Spanish rice day?) Omonaka, Ermie (I dig being a JPO – when I grow up, I’m gonna be a cop) Barroga, Derek (will I achieve anything in life?!) Ho, and Grant (nobody lives closer to the zoo than me) Okimura.

WES Newspaper
These folks like to party so much, they had a 10 year reunion after graduating from the sixth grade!