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60th Birthday Ho`olaule`a
 
 
 
September 26  thru  30, 2012
Honolulu, Hawaii
 
 
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I must say! The Class of 1970 just knows how to have fun and knows how to throw a fabulous party!!
 
Big, BIG, BIG MAHALO!
A very, very sincere, heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped pull off this wonderful celebration; Val, PK, Frank, Diane, Lani, Gary, Mark, David, Gigi, Dina's daughter (Delsie), husband (Charles), grandchildren (Kahea and Ikaika) and their band Mellow Mood, Kristopher (family friend) and also to those, who without blinking an eye, joined in to help! This grand celebration would not have been a success without all of the help.

We sincerely (really!) are so thankful to everyone who attended. It would not have been successful without you! We hope that everyone had a awesome time and that not one of you left disappointed with all the events and the festivities (Firecrackers and Lion Dance) that were planned.

To our class of 1970 and neighboring classmates who, for the first time attended or have not attended our events in recent years, we hope that this will not be the last and that we will see you again at most (if not all) of our future events.
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“WOW! Sixty Never Looked So Good!!!”
 
Looking Good! That was the comment we received from bystanders at our Meet & Greet and Sunset Dinner Sail! And I certainly agree!

Question: Is it true that 60 is the new 40?
Answer: Yes, the mind matters and it seems that believing that 60 is the new 40 actually makes it true!

And, no matter what everyone says, the class of 1970, STILL GOT IT!! What a fantastic, good fun time we had at our “60th” Birthday Ho’olaule’a as we celebrated our milestone birth-year...celebrating each other... and celebrating this journey we've been on called LIFE! We have the best graduating class because of all of the special people in it!!

 
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Front: Mark Barnett
 
Row 1: Kimi Ho, Doreen (Maligro) Kalaau, Darnell (Chung) Cole, Dina (Cambe) Smith, Valerie (Craigwell) White, Lani (Jaictin) Joseph, Marie (Perez) Wilson, Ailsa (Ader) Machado
 
Row 2: Frank Wheat, Dunstan Canne, Christine (Zier) Donnelly, Duane Austria, Debbie (Hadley) Evans, Rebecca (Douglas) Rubbins, Christine (Wyon) Kellow, PaulaKay (Roberts) Lindauer, Bruce Wolbrette
 
Row 3: Harriet Miura, Gwen Medeiros, Gary Rohmann, Diane (Lavoie) Espinosa, Vicki (Motttern) Rosenbohm, Janellen (Becker) Stuth, David Kinimaka
 
Row 4: Richard Asmus, Ron Harbison, Kent Murata, Barbara (Hamby) Kirby, Wayne Yancey, Tony Conte, Gary Lechner, Jneva (Andrews) Nakama, Sam Mottern-Rosenbohm
 
   
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Dinner Banquet
The Mandalay Restaurant
1055 Alakea Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
 
The "SURPRISE" was a Lion Dance with Firecrackers and a Seven Star Blessing to start off the evening at our birthday celebration dinner
 
 
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A Good Luck Congratulatory Banner presented to the Class of 1970
 
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18 Again....On the Ali'i Kai Catamaran Sunset Dinner Sail
 
To those of you who were not on-board the Ali'i Kai Catamaran Sunset Dinner Sail, we definitely won that group cheer, but as Frank said, “They had to give it to the tourist group, else they will not return to our Hawaiian Islands.”
 
 
 
A video made by Dina and Delsie (Dina's daughter) that was shown at our dinner banquet
 

 
 
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Detail of Events
 
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 
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Meet and Greet Night
 
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Where:
Tiki's Grill & Bar - Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
2570 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
 
Pupus:
Coconut Shrimp
Mini Crab Cakes
Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Kalua Pork Quesadilla
Thai Spring Rolls
 
Bar:
No Host – Cash Bar
 
Valet Parking @ Hotel:
$4.00 Flat Rate for 4 hours, thereafter will be $4.00 for each ½ hour
 
 
A great setting for our Meet & Greet as Tiki's Grill & Bar overlooks Waikiki beach across the street. As the sun sets, experience the amazing sunset while we all talk story and do some catching up. And for the brave, be ready to get your 'American Idol' on during Open MIC Night.

Tiki's Grill & Bar Traffic Map-Street View Photos-Parking.pdf

 
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Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
 
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Free Day
 
This is a day for everyone to take the opportunity to enjoy the island, whether it's lying on the beach, sight-seeing, shopping, or whatever your heart desire! At night you may want to check out a famous local restaurant, night spot, or take in a show in Waikiki. Check out the “Things to Do” on the Travelers Page.
 
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Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
 
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Makahiki Sunset Dinner Sail
 
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Where:
Honolulu Harbor; Pier 5
1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813

Pacific Rim Buffet Menu:
Fresh Island Mixed Greens w/ Choice of Dressing
Steamed Jasmine Rice
Hawaiian Sweet Taro Rolls w/ Butter
Spicy Pipi Kaula Salad
Chicken and Pasta Salad w/ Hoisin Vinaigrette
Salmon and Tomato Salad w/ Garlic Chili Lime Vinaigrette
Sautéed Local Grown Vegetables
Roasted Red Potatoes
Mango Pineapple Teriyaki Glazed Chicken w/ Pineapple Relish Garnish
Island Catch w/ Butter Sauce
Pulehu Lime Marinated Beef w/ Chipotle Aioli Drizzle
Cheesecake Dessert
Fresh Fruit
(One Complimentary Cocktail or Soft Drink is included)


Bar:
Adult beverages available at the Cash Bar


The Ali'i Kai Catamaran sail departs from Aloha Tower; Pier 5 approximately 1- 1/2 hours before sunset and will cruise along the Waikiki waters. As the sun sets over the horizon, take in the breathtaking views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, and all of the south side of Oahu. After sunset, take in the sights of the Waikiki skyline at night! The Friday night cruise is a 2 hour 15 minutes sail that is finished off with a display of fireworks off the beach of Waikiki before we head back to port.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!
Roberts of Hawaii, operators of the Ali`i Kai, have requested that we keep a roster of everyone that will be on board. For those that will be paying for the round trip shuttle service, we will also need to provide the names and the hotel where you will be staying at. Please download and fill out the attached form with your First and Last Name and names of everyone in your party that will be onboard and email it back to Dina Smith at committee_1970@yahoo.com.

Makahiki Sunset Dinner Sail Form.doc

Robert's Hawaii will notify those purchasing this event with Round Trip Shuttle of their pick-up location and time. Shuttle pick-up from Waikiki is between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. If driving, Check-In time at Pier 5 is 5:15 p.m. Everyone must have their Photo I.D. in their possession. Please Be Prompt as Departure is at 6:00 p.m. IF YOU ARE LATE, YOU WILL BE LEFT BEHIND. Should there be a change in the departure time, everyone will be notified in advance.

Alii Kai Catamaran Traffic Map-Street View Photos-Parking.pdf
 
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Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
 
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Dinner Banquet
 
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Where:
The Mandalay Restaurant
1055 Alakea Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
 
9-Course Cantonese Dinner:
Deep Fried Tofu Wrap in Rice Paper
Diced Winter Melon with Seafood Soup
Peking Duck with Bun
Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Beef with Vegetables in Taro Basket
Sautéed Fish Fillets in Wine Sauce
House Special Seafood E Mein
Steamed Rice
Dessert


Bar:
No Host - Cash Bar

Dress Attire:
Aloha or Business Casual (No shorts, Tanks-Tops, or Slippers Please!)
 

 A "GREAT SURPRISE" awaits for all and we are very excited about it!! We would like everyone to arrive at the restaurant early. If you are not there, you will definitely "Miss Out" on what we have in store! The Mandalay Fine Asian Cuisine Restaurant is one of Oahu's Most Elegant and Contemporary Chinese Restaurant. After the festivities that we have planned are over, we will enjoy an exquisite 9-Course Cantonese Style Dinner while we are entertained by the smooth sounds of Mellow Mood and volunteer homegrown entertainment by the Awesome Class of 1970!!

Mandalay Restaurant Traffic Map-Street View Photos-Parking.pdf
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Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
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"ALOHA" Picnic
 
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Where:
Kaka'ako Waterfront Park
Ala Moana Boulevard & Cooke Street
Honolulu, HI  96813
 
Lunch Menu:
Assorted Sushi
Chow Mein
Ham w/ Pineapple Sauce
Fried Chicken
Shrimp Tempura
Namasu
Andagi
Home-Made Fruit Salad
Desserts
(Bottled water will be provided - Bring your own soft drinks)

This is our "ALOHA" Picnic and you may bring your "OHANA" if you wish to do so. This is the day where we must all say good-bye once again until the next time. Last chance to talk stories and embrace each other’s company with lots of ono food and fun times!!
 
 
Kaka'ako Waterfront Park, also known as "Point Panic Park", is a public park south of downtown Honolulu, just off Ala Moana Boulevard at the end of Cooke Street. It was opened in November 1992 on the site of a former municipal landfill and consists of 35 acres of grass-covered rolling hills adjacent to the ocean. There is no sandy beach at this location, and access to the ocean is by concrete stairs. The park has bathrooms, water fountains, free parking, picnic tables, an amphitheater, pay telephones, paved jogging paths, and popular surfing spots, "Point Panic" and "Flies".
 
*******IMPORTANT NOTICE*******

Alcoholic Beverage is PROHIBITED. While we do not encourage it, we cannot prevent anyone from doing so.

For your information, anyone arrested for drinking at a public park will face a $500 fine and/or imprisonment and like any crime, will be prosecuted.

Kaka'ako Waterfront Park Traffic Map-Street View Photos-Parking.pdf