Wrapping Up 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019
This has been a busy year for RHS'69. Maybe one of the busiest ever. Wait to see what next year brings.
RHS'69 Reunion Committee chair Vincent Yim phoned in a look back at some of the events in 2019 and dropped some big hints on committee plans for 2020.
Better clear your calendars...
I recently read an article about how important networking
is to one’s life. You think networking is for someone in
business or building a huge following of friends or endless resources to
depend on. Yes, all these would certainly help to maneuver our day-to-day
tasks. But the magic that comes out of working your network are improved
health, a broader understanding of what going on around you, better use
of time and bottom line, a much happier life.
Our RHS Reunion Committee has certainly have grown our network. We started with just 6 on the committee for our 10th Class Reunion. Then a committee of 8 pulled together to get 175 classmates to show up for the 20th Reunion. Since then the committee has organized over 50 major events for our classmates and friends.
The active committee members are now at 39. Not only from Roosevelt, as
McKinley, Kalani and Kaimuki are in the mix.
I want to welcome recently retired and now attending reunion members
Dana Kobashigawa and Ronda Nishimura.
We’ll get them to Chair an event for their short lived retirement.
Finally, all of us on the RHS'69 Reunion Committee wish all of you a Merry
Christmas and the happiest holiday season. As we grow older we recognize the
importance of friends and family in our lives. We hope you are blessed with an
abundance of both.
May the New Year bring you health, joy and much success.
We are all enjoying the last few days of 2019. The Committee has already scheduled a bunch of events for 2020. This is usually just the tip of the iceberg.
Our next meeting will be at Dwayne
and Jan Nasu’s home for our
Christmas Party in January.
October will be a Fall Tomodachi Tour and there’s already a waiting list. Here's the
And there will be more as this isn't counting the stuff we come up with as the year goes along like the , , and that pop up.
Please check out for date and times and new events as they are added. Major events are also announced on the website front page.
Harold and Robin have already scheduled the big RHS'69 Karaoke Night for April.
Up for a cruise? In May we have 27 (so far) going on a 19-day Hong Kong, Shanghai, China and Japan Cruise. Your turn to sign up is coming.
Wes and Sandy are working to squeeze in a Las Vegas getaway.
For a 2020 resolution, meet someone new every day.
There are two types of time;
1- When the mind cannot convince the body
2- The body tells the mind what’s next!
Don’t waste it……
We ended the year with a 7-day and a side trip to Las Vegas.
Thanks to Josie and Art Akana for the cruise and Sandy Nishimoto for scheduling and getting us to Vegas so we could visit our money.
Throughout 2019 we had activities almost every
month - just for this year. Everyone
in the committee has stepped up to help contribute to organize
these monthly get togethers.
Special thanks to these the committee members...
Bobby and Chris Imotos (MHS'69) for 5 years of
with Bobby Chinen (MHS'69.
Another is coming up.
Harold Fujii and Robin
Yafuso for getting 111
singers and dancers to the 5th year
Also, to Keith Kurahashi (MHS'60) for the
Karaoke sound system.
To the entire committee for bringing together 177 classmate and friends to
our most successful .
Most class reunion events struggle to break even after paying for all
expenses. Super thank you to Donna Miller and Steph Miwa for a sellout
cookbook fundraiser and Dayle Hoopai for organizing and getting all the donations for the silent auctions and merchandise sales. We had a huge
profit for our 50th Reunion because of them.
A special thanks to Lavern Flores, Bev Lum and Wes Mukawa for planning and overseeing the 50th Reunion pre-events. They set up the 3 days of breakfast Ice Breakers, then an all day bus tour around the island and the fun-filled special Karaoke night before our 50th Banquet. A wonderful way to spend the week with old friends.