Our 45th reunion started on Thursday, February 16th. While some of us arrived the day before most were arriving Thursday. Harvey and Jan’s room was the central pickup point for Thursday as the hospitality suite would not be available till Friday evening. So we jam packed all the reunion bags/raffle items/t-shirts/etc into a small 12’x12′ room and people started to arrive to pickup their “reunion goodie bag”. As they arrived, no one left!
Samuel Gonsalves join Frank, Janice, Linda and Cynthia.
Frank Hirazumi and Gary Shinsato
Edwina (Lum) Moscatelli and Ronald Havellana joins Edwin, Greg and Janice.
Clifford Fukuda, Ella and Grace.
Ronald Toyofuku, Edwin Kimoto and Greg Tsuda
Stephanie (Kong) Kuramata joins the party.
Sarah Kihoi and Cynthia Kee arrives.
David Carbonnell arrives!
Janice (Muramoto) Chin, Grace (Sonoda) Fujimoto, Greg Tsuda
Linda (Miller) Bruder, Sidney Medeiros, Stanley Reyes looking up someone in the Kaulana.
Janice (Muramoto) Chin, Cynthia (Sodetani) Iwai, and Linda (Higa) Nyman work on raffle prizes.
Our first event was bowling at Sam’s Town about 15 minutes from the California Hotel. Teams were selected randomly and gave us all a chance to meet some new faces.
Rudy Obrero’s design for our 45th Reunion T Shirt. Awesome!
Rudy Obrero, Gary Shinsato, Linda Higa Nyman, Jolynn Len (Michaels wife), Cynthia Sodetani Iwai, Janice Muramoto Chin.
Janice (Muramoto) Chin, Cathy (Hass) Richards, Richard Yamada, Rudy Obrero, and Greg Tsuda.
Henry Makua, Cynthia Kee, Sidney Medeiros and Hava
Wayne, Edwin, Carol Obrero (Rudy’s wife), Linda and Linda.
Gordon Fujimoto and Edwina Lum Moscatelli
Wayne, Edwin, Linda Ishikawa Honda, and Linda Miller
Hava helping Cynthia setup the team on the score board.
Linda Miller Bruder, Cynthia Kee, Lenore Boynton Sheldon, and Stephanie Kong Kuramata.
Stanley Reyes, Wayne Smith, Sidney Medeiros, Hemingway Yamamoto, and Henry Makua
Linda Miller Bruder and Hemingway Yamamoto
Wayne, linda and Stephanie.
Dennis Kaneshiro picks up his badge from Bernie Imamura (husband of the late Susan Aoki)
Friday night was the hospitality reception. We were blessed to have Grace Sonoda Fujimoto and her husband Alvin, get us this beautiful room at the California Hotel. We all had a wonderful time catching up with our old friends and making new ones as well.
Hava, Elliot, Margaret Camara Pauole, and Jane Vierra Chu
Henry, Gordon, Glenn Iwane, and Grace
Hava, Grace, Elliot, Linda and Wayne
Grace Sonoda Fujimoto and Elliot Del Cruz
Cynthia, Elliot, Hava and Sarah
Gordon Fujimoto, Stanley Reyes and Elliot Del Cruz
Dennis Kaneshiro and Edwina Lum Moscatelli
Irene Ige Kawado and Gary Shinsato
Phillip Pai, Cynthia Sodetani Iwai, Ronald Havallana, Sarah Kihoi, and Janice Muramoto Chin
Henry Fujimoto and Henry Makua
Alan Yamashiro’s shirt
Jancie and Linda selling raffel tickets.
Cynthia Kee, Ella Kuloloia, and Phillip Pai
Henry and Joanne Fujimoto, Rudy and Carol Obrero
Carol Obrero (Rudy’s wife), Clifford Fukuda and Hemingway Yamamoto.
Harvey Chin signing Hemingway’s Kaulana
Hemingway Yamamoto gets Janice Muramoto Chin to sign his Kaulana (finally)
Stanley Reyes, Edwina Lum Moscatelli and Rudy Obrero.
Clifford Fukuda and Greg Tsuda.
Janice and Cynthia with Grace prepare the ticket containers.
Linda, Irene, and Carol prepare the display of the raffel items.
The bowling event took some talking to get some people to play, but the slots took no effort. Add the $100 cash prize for first place and everybody was in!
Stephanie Ishikawa Murakoshi, 1st place low score, 2nd session.
Harvey Chin, 2nd place low score, 2nd session
Stephanie Kong Kuramata, 3rd place low score, 2nd session
Elliot Dela Cruz, 1st Place, 2nd session
Gladis Hass (sister of Catherine Hass) 2nd place high score, 2nd session
Corrine, 3rd place high score, second session
Grace, 4th place high score, 2nd session.
Neil Honda 1st place low score.
Jolynn Len, 2nd place low score
Elise Kaneshiro, 3rd place low score.
Gordon Fujimoto, 1st Place High Score
Joanne Fujimoto (Henry), 2nd place high score.
Marlene Hopkins, 3rd place high score.
Winner Irene, 4th place high score.
Irene Ige Kawado, Neil and Linda Honda, Stephanie Ishikawa Murakoshi
Harv’s low score stategy.
Jane Vierra Chu with Nolan, Corrine and Elliot in the background.
Edwin, Stanley, Carol and Janice
Lenore, Grace, Cynthia and Harvey.
Dennis Kaneshiro, Gordon Fujimoto, and James Dickson
Stanley, Bernie, Linda and Janice discussing a slot strategy.
Corrine Yokote Moriki and Nolan Higa
Wayne and Sidney
Stephanie Kong Kuramata, Clifford Fukuda, and Linda Miller Bruder
da Reunion Committee
Elliot Dela Cruz and Corrine Yokote Moriki
Stephanie Ishikawa Murakoshi, Clifford Fukuda, and Alan Yamashiro.
Cathy Hass Richards and Jane Vierra Chu
Frank Hirazumi, Jolynn Len, Wayne Smith, Michael Len.
Carol and Rudy Obrero, Stanley Reyes, Alan Yamashiro and Elliot Dela Cruz
Lenore Boynton Sheldon, Irene Ige Kawado, Linda Miller Bruder, Henry Makua, and Phillip Pai
Linda Ishikawa Honda and Ron Havellana
Gordon Fujimoto and Sarah Kihoi
Sam Gonsalves and Frank Hirazumi
Cynthia Kee with Dennis and Elise Kaneshiro
Edwina Lum Moscatelli with Glenn and Kay Iwane
Ronald and Trinh Toyofuku with Gary Shinsato
Ono food, great music but most of all FANTASTIC FRIENDS!
Wayne Smith showing how it’s done today!
Cynthia Kee and Janice Muramoto Chin with Vincente Gerona.
Cynthia checking Linda’s winner.
Frank Hirazumi, our own Elvis!
Grand winner Greg Tsuda
As we are today…
Ella, Jane Vierra Chu, and Sarah.
Lenore, Stephanie, and Linda
Henry, Phillip, Michael and Ronald.
Henry Makua, Edwina Lum Moscatelli, Phillip Pai, Sheila Montayre, Michael and Jolynn Len, Ronald Havellana
Richard Yamada, Rudy Obrero, Jon Haitsuka and Nolan Higa
Hemingway and Nolan with Edwina Lum Moscatelli
Catherine Hass Richards and Gladys Hass-Ebert
Joycelyn (Lau) and Tito Sene
Neil and Linda (Ishikawa) Honda
Glenn and Kay Iwane
Margaret Camara Pauole and Shannah Garcia Pauole
Samuel Gonsalves and Frank Hirazumi
Ronald and Trinh Toyofuku
Ronald Havellana and Shella Montayre
Dennis and Elsie Kaneshiro
Edward and Marlene Hopkins
Lenore Boynton Sheldon, Linda Miller Bruder, Ella Kuloloia Umiamaka, Stephanie Kong Kuramata, Sarah Kihoi
Henry Makua, David Carbonnell, Phillip Pai
Phillip Pai and Henry Makua
Ella with Janice Muramoto Chin
Eloise Kuloloia Umiamaka with Linda Higa Nyman
Janice Muramoto Chin and Sarah Kihoi
Rudy Obrero and Sarah Kihoi
Bernie Imamura with Cynthia Sodetani Iwai and Linda Higa Nyman
Nolan Higa and Edwin Kimoto
Rudy Obrero with Bernie Imamura (Susan Aoki)
Rudy and Carol Obrero
Hemingway Yamamoto and Cynthia Kee
Edwin Kimoto and Hemingway Yamamoto
Kent and Cynthia (Sodetani) Iwai
Harvey and Janice Chin
Henry and Joanne Fujimoto