McKinley High School

Thursday, December 5, 2013

45th Reunion Coming In 2014
Get Ready!

Bowling and Golf on August 30, 2014
Reunion Banquet on August 31, 2014

 Dan Ishii got in some bowling practice in Las Vegas
(with teammates from Roosevelt:  Robin Yafuso and Lani Harrington)

Keith Kurahashi was even practicing his bowling in the casino.

Block those dates!  More information forthcoming.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Back from the joint school 62nd birthday bash ...
Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt's
Class of 1969
"Don't Stop Believin' Tour 2013"
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 2013

 Bobby Comeau, Karen Chun Kaneko, 
and Kats Itagaki Soma (KHS)
 Bobby Comeau and Ann Moniz Suen (KHS)
 At the nightly Hospitality Room
Keith Kurahashi, Guy Blackiston (RHS),
Charlotte & Raynard Kanemori,
Ron Autele, Keith & Miwa Mizokami
 Vincent Yim (RHS) quizzes Gary & Myra Tamanaha
 Ron Autele, Harold Fujii (RHS) and Chris Sumiye Imoto
 Bowling Team:  Laura Aoki Komoda (KHS), 
Raynard Kanemori, and Val Hata Ford (KHS)
 Bowling Team: 
 Dan Ishii, Robyn Yafuso (RHS) and Lani Harrington (RHS)
 Bowling Team: 
 Keith Mizokami, Kathy Inouye Anzai (KHS)
 and JoAnn Oda Oshima (RHS)
 At the school colors banquet - Pullman Room, Main Street
Charlotte & Raynard Kanemori and Dan Ishii
 Dan Ishii, Keith Kurahashi, Raynard & Charlotte Kanemori
 Vincent Yim (RHS) addresses the group
 Bobby Comeau, Ron Autele, Gary Tamanaha, 
Stephen Teranishi (RHS), and Guy Blackiston (RHS)
 Chris Sumiye Imoto, Jacob Tanaka (Kaimuki),
Ann Moniz Suen (KHS) and Joanne Amioka Chikuma (KHS)
 The school colors were well represented.
Cathy Lim Yoza (KHS), Val Hata Ford (KHS), 
Joanne Amioka Chikuma (KHS), Kats Itagaki Soma (KHS),
 Karen Chun Kaneko (MHS) and Ann Moniz Suen (KHS)

 Networking in the hospitality room
 Karaoke in the hospitality room
More karaoke and dancing

 Keith Kurahashi explains the rules of the "bowling" challenge
 The girls outside the Rock of Ages show
The Roosevelt/Kalani Race Team
Vincent Yim (RHS), Robin Yafuso (RHS), 
Bobby Imoto (KHS), JoAnn Oda Oshima (RHS),
Leonard Morales (RHS), Kathy Inouye Anzai (KHS),
and Harold Fujii (RHS)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Remember the "Days of Our Youth"?
"Summer's End" may not be the same
as those "Days" below ...
but it will be pretty damn close!
Down to the Wire ... but still room!
A few more tickets are available.  Contact us now!

p.s.  The Calientes did a "practice" set at Club Mambo's
on Friday nite with Soul Pilot.  Awesome! 
For info and tickets, call Dexter Suzuki 779-3035
or Keith Kurahashi 220-0936
A Fund Raiser for McKinley, Roosevelt, & Kalani High Schools
presented by their Class of '69 reps

Monday, July 15, 2013

Updated for the 2013 Las Vegas trip ...

Tentative Itinerary of Activites and the Sign-up Flyer
Please send in your information and your deposit by the deadline to ensure our special group price.

Please email Dexter or Chris at: or
for pdf versions of the forms

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Plan Ahead ... Save Money, Save Effort, Save Time!

The members of the combined '69 alumni from Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt High Schools are busy.  Besides their joint efforts for the "Summer's End" fundraising dance to benefit their respective schools, they are also planning something for themselves.  As you can see, or have already heard, it's to celebrate their 62nd birthday ... or 44th class reunion or recent retirement, or just for fun.  As the years roll by, we look at any reason to celebrate life, having fun with friends, and letting loose.

Part of the planning is to help save money (so we can do more "field trips").  Good planning also saves time and effort.  So what the committee needs is an early commitment on the trip.  With larger numbers, we can get a better package deal and plan the itinerary accordingly.

If you are planning on attending, please let us know.  Especially if you plan on taking advantage of the package deal that we have with Vacations Hawaii.  We need a count now to lock in the $699 deal for air, hotel, and meals.  The total Birthday Bash package will be about $850 and includes the nightly hospitality suite (pupus and drinks), an "ice breaker" breakfast, a joint banquet, shopping, shuttles, and activities.

Call right away to have us include you in the count for the package deal.  And call us if you plan on making your own travel plans but need info on the activities only portion.

McKinley Alumni Group Contact:
Dexter Suzuki
(808) 779-3035

"Tigers To Vegas"

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Calientes ...

They had the sound back then, and still have it now.
Grab your old school friends and join them in their final performance at the Summer's End dance.
The event is a fund raiser for McKinley, Roosevelt, and Kalani High Schools and will definitely "take you back" to the good old high school days.

Monday, April 22, 2013

"What's all that racket next door?"
 "It's only us ... you guys in about 41 years, still dancing."

Yes, that's the main thing.  Music and dancing.
That has not changed.  But the name of our upcoming fund raiser  has changed from The Endless Summer to the Summer's End dance to avoid any copyright concerns.

It is still featuring the final performance by the legendary Calientes with the help of Soul Pilot and the music magic of White Light and Wasabi.  Lots of food, prizes, music, dancing, and fun.

The Summer's End Dance
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Japanese Cultural Center - Manoa Ballrooms
5:30 to 11:30 pm

Reserved Seating:  $75
Grab some friends and make a table of 10

For info and tickets, call Dexter Suzuki 779-3035
or Keith Kurahashi 220-0936

Friday, April 19, 2013

Remember going to dances like this?  

Now you can relive and experience that same magical feeling.

Come on down to where the action is! 
(Doesn't that sound familiar, too?)

Join the '69 alumni from Kalani, McKinley, and Roosevelt High Schools at The Summer's End dance party.  Enjoy the sounds of White Light and Wasabi, the top oldies groups of today, and say aloha to the one and only Calientes.  With the backing of Soul Pilot, they will close the party with their final performance.

Music, lots of food, no-host bar, prizes, dancing, and lots of new and old friends just having a blast.

Don't wait, people are already grabbing tables.  Call your friends, families, co-workers ... anybody.  Get a group together and reserve your table.  

It's a fund raiser for the three schools, so in addition to having a great time and reminiscing, you will also be giving back to the community.  All proceeds will be split among the three alumni groups to be presented to their alma maters.

Check out the poster and call now to make your reservations!  Don't wait!

The Summer's End

"On any day of the year, 
it's summer somewhere in the world."

In Hawaii, it's everyday!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

                 The Summer's End Dance

Food (heavy pupus), no-host bar, door prizes, music, dancing, and lots of old and new friends.

Come enjoy the final performance of the one-and-only Calientes, backed by Soul Pilot, and their friends White Light and Wasabi and help us celebrate the magic and music of the 60's and 70's.

Call your friends, old and new, to fills reserved table of ten.  This kind of fun needs to be shared.

We already have a bunch of tables accounted for, so don't wait too long.  Start now!! 

Monday, January 21, 2013


Yes, it is confirmed!!
The 2013 Las Vegas 62nd Birthday Bash is on.

Block these dates:

Wednesday, November 13th
Monday, November 18th

Watch for details ...