Radford High School - Class of 1970
Honolulu, Hawaii



LET'S GET EXCITED! We're going to celebrate 'Da BEEGer One in Spring 2022

'Da BEEGer One - Update 07.09.2021

Members of the Class of ’70 and Neighboring Classes:
As always, thank you for your much-tested patience during the long pandemic. With the country’s reopening, your Reunion Committee is happy to announce the resumption of planning for what will now be ‘Da BEEGer One – a combination of our delayed 50th Reunion AND our 70th Birthday Gathering!
We know that everyone is raring to go so we are aiming to hold Da BEEGer One in Las Vegas in the early Spring of next year (probably late March or early April, depending on availability). The California Hotel and neighboring venues will not start booking their 2022 schedules until this September, so we will not have definite dates until that time. We will let you know as soon as we finalize the dates and room blocks this fall.
We’re expecting Da BEEGer One to be, well, big. Last fall we already had about 150 people who expected to attend. We’ve continued since then to hear from many of you who can’t wait to get together. And the addition of our birthday observance -- the Class of ’70 turns 70! -- should only make the event bigger. (By the way, for that reason alone, it’s a good thing we’ve postponed as long as we have – the California Hotel has still not lifted its 100-person occupancy limit on banquets, although we’re trusting they’ll do so by year end.) So we hope you’re looking forward to a well-attended and memorable three days of finally seeing each other, talking story, and celebrating special memories.
In the meantime, warmest aloha, stay safe, and . . . LET’S GET EXCITED!
Your Reunion Committee

(Mark Barnett, Mark Borreliz, Tim Castle , Patsy (Ingle) Joiner, Dina (Cambe) Smith, Runi Tafeaga, and Liz (Hanakahi) Wallace)





Fellow Class of ’70 and neighboring Rams!!  Just under nine months until ‘Da Beeg One in Las Vegas (29 October – 31 October).
Remember the fall of 1969?  We were the Mighty New Seniors!  Hustling through Radford’s congested halls.  What was playing on KPOI-FM?

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now
And what were we all doing – in that non-cellphone era?  We were talking story with our friends!  “Got notes for Mrs. Nakamura’s test?”  “You know practice will be rough, Mr. Frey is smiling.”  “Hey, don’t forget to meet me at Sam’s after school – ono grinds.”  “Surfs up, I’m going to holo holo out of here.”  “Can’t wait for the concert on Friday.”  “Groovy, man, groovy.” “Geez, I get ‘caf duty, bummah.”
Prepare to be transported back to those days!  All of your Reunion activities are designed to bring us together with “plenty time to talk story about our high school days.”  Please begin your planning now – so you can share in the Reunion recollections and create new memories.

This is what you need to do.

Reunion Events:
To learn more about the Reunion events, go to our class website

Purchase your events at “Early Bird Special” prices! Don’t wait, as the prices will increase by $5 for each event as of May 1, 2020. You can pay for everything on-line, sit back, and think about the memories and excitement of a Las Vegas party shared with your classmates!!
We will soon need to turn in our preliminary headcount to our venues. Paying for the events at this time helps your committee with necessary planning and funding requirements.  Please Kokua!

T-Shirts – Our Primary Fundraiser:
For those that responded to our earlier query on commemorative T-Shirts – providing quantity/sizes - but have not made payment, we ask that you please go to our event payment website to submit your payment. Our initial order was based on your response, so we need to quickly cover these costs. You will have the option of paying for shipping – or paying for the shirt/s and picking them up at the reunion.
All new orders received will be mailed in April/May.


Hotel Reservations:
Classmates are free to make their own lodging arrangements.

The Reunion committee has contracted a group rate with the California Hotel for 30 rooms.  The California Hotel is also the venue for our October 30th, Friday night banquet.  The group reservation is opened to the Class of 1970 and neighboring classes.

There has been a high level of interest in our Golden Reunion – we expect a very large turnout and these rooms will fill quickly. Attached is the Group Room Reservation information. Please read the room reservation policy before calling to book your room. (Hotel Group Reservation Information)

Once all the California blocked rooms have been filled, attendees may wish to seek accommodations at one of these nearby hotels:  Main Street Casino & Hotel and Fremont Casino & Hotel (Boyd properties), The Plaza Casino & Hotel, Golden Nugget Casino & Hotel, The Downtown Grand Casino & Hotel, Four Queens Casino & Hotel, and El Cortez Casino & Hotel (to name a few.)
Committee member Runi Tafeaga, a longtime Las Vegas resident and entertainer, has kindly offered to provide additional hotel suggestions.  You may contact Runi at hotlavaco@yahoo.com.  
Again, only less than 9 months until ‘Da Beeg One!  In order to meet our financial obligations and properly plan for our exciting and memorable events, we need you to take action!  Mahalo!
See you in Las Vegas – 29 October – 31 October for ‘da Beeg One!!

Your 50th Reunion Committee

Mark Barnett​, Mark A. Borreliz​, Dina Cambe Smith​, Tim Castle​, Elizabeth Wallace​, Patsy Joiner​, Runi Tafeaga​


It's been over 50 Years since we
walked into the gymnasium and across the
RHS platform to receive our diplomas. Let's get excited as the committee resume planning for what will now be ‘Da BEEGer One – a combination of our delayed 50th Reunion AND our 70th Birthday Gathering!


Mark Barnett | Mark Borreliz | Tim Castle | Patsy (Ingle) Joiner| Dina (Cambe) Smith | Runi Tafeaga | Elizabeth (Hanakahi) Wallace

Please direct your inquiries to the Committee at:  

Whether you are a class of 1970 member or a neighboring class member, please click on the link below to fill out the contact form to update your
contact information or, if you are not on our
email or mailing list and would like to receive
reunion updates. 




The Class of 1970 Ohana sends their heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of Rebecca Robbins (Douglas) who passed away on August 18, 2021 and Patrick Bieda who passed away on August 23, 2021.




Mark Borreliz, Class President
40th Class Reunion

Something to read and ponder…..

Why Attend a Class Reunion?
I went to a committee meeting at Candy’s the other night.  We are having committee meetings every few months now in preparation for our 45th high school class reunion this coming  August.
There were six of us there, Barb, Becky, Candy, Cheryl, Kay and me (our only male committee member, Jerry,  was out of town — the one who is so good at reminding us we’re getting off track).  Barb, Becky and Cheryl are the relatively “new blood”  that is much needed for a committee that has been meeting every five years forever.
The hotel is booked and the program and menu will be planned closer to the time.  But there are always two items that we have to work on now:  finding addresses and/or e-mails in order to contact classmates, and, once we’re in contact with them, convincing more of them to attend!
I am always amazed at the number of classmates who even still live in this area, but never attend the reunions.
I think there are probably three common reasons that people don’t attend:
1.  They hated high school and have absolutely no interest in being
      reminded of
anything associated with it. (There’s not much we
      can do about this one.)
2.  If their friends from high school aren’t going to be there, they
      don’t think they
will have a good time.
3.  They are afraid they won’t look as good or be as successful as
      the other
It’s the last two that I wish we could somehow convince them are non-issues.
Regarding number two:  Hello?  It’s been forty-five years!  Who the heck remembers everyone they were friends with in high school?  At this point, you are getting together with people who have common memories of your teenage years.  There is something so fun about sharing memories of a favorite teacher or a memorable hang-out, even with someone who you didn’t know very well then.  (And, since most of us have really bad memories by now, we’ll be able to compare the same memories at our next reunion in five years, and neither one of us will remember, so it will be like a new conversation!
And, number three.  At 63 years old — we are all waaaayyyy past caring about that “looks” and “career” stuff.  Yes, there are some who are more “well-preserved” than others, but there are many more of us who  just look like what we are … people in their sixties!  And, you know, at this age, everyone is friendly and glad to see everyone else, and there’s hardly any talk about “careers” because most of us don’t have one any more!  So, if  you smile and look like you’d like to have a conversation, someone will feel “invited” by that smile, and strike up a conversation with you.  I’d bet on it.
So, now dear readers, here’s my request of you.  Becky, one of the “rookies” who has really taken to this reunion stuff, suggested that in our initial mailing, we have a fun list of “Top Five Reasons You Should Attend the Reunion.”  I think that’s a great idea and I know there must be some terribly clever things we could put on that list, I just can’t think of them.
So, how about helping me look “brilliant” to my fellow committee members for our next meeting, by giving me any ideas you have for reasons we could put on that list?
I’m looking forward to seeing what ideas you might have.


Here are some reasons we could put on that list!
10.  To remember when Madonna was still a virgin.
  9.  To see what color hair the girls have now and how many guys
        still have their hair.
  8.  To remember when MTV actually played music.
  7To find out "Where's the Beef"?
  6.  No swimsuit competition.
  5.  To remember when Prince was Prince.
  4.  If we don't get enough reservations, we'll have to have the
       reunion at Denny's.
  3.  To remember special moments at our favorite H/S hangout.
  2.  To remember the days when people didn't pay to get a tan.
And the #1 Reason to Attend the Reunion Weekend
  1.  Like, Oh My Gahd! The Reunion won't be the same without
       you! Fur Sure Dude!


And more reasons to attend your class reunion....
1.  Because you still can! (Life is short...each day and milestone
      should be celebrated).
2.  Because you're never too cool for your high school friends (and
      you'll be missed if you don't show up).
3.  Ummm...who else is gonna fill in the blanks in your failing
4.  Because we really want to see you!! Who knows when there
      might be another reunion.
5.  And finally, studies have shown that those who were initially
      hesitant about attending their reunions, discover it was the
      event that they wouldn't have missed!!!

A Philosophy on Life

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open area between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."
The professor then produced two beers from under the table and poured the contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions--and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.
The sand is everything else--the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spent all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical for your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first--the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented. The professor smiled and said, "I'm glad you asked. The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers with a friend."   ....Author unknown


1970 Alumni Class Profile
There are 104 Alumni that have added their profile.

There are many classmates who are not into the 'social media' stuff as well as 
classmates who are unable to attend class reunions or other class get-togethers, so it is this website that they stop by to visit and to catch up. It would not only be wonderful, but ever so meaningful and heartfelt if more of you would register and add your profile to the '1970 Alumni Profile' page.


Missing Alumni
The quest to locate as many classmates, if not all, continues!
Although the Commencement Program lists 483 graduating seniors, many students left before graduation due to their parents' military reassignment, or  because their families relocated out of district.

If you are in contact with a classmate that is listed as missing on the 'Missing Alumni' page, or any classmate who attended Radford that would have graduated in 1970, please send us their contact information or send them a message to let them know that we are here.

Those We Have Lost

So that we may remember those who we've lost, if you have information to share, please go to the "Contact Us" page and use the form to send an email. Please include as much details as you can when sending in the information.

Here are some links of interests to other websites:

Radford High School, Class of 1970 - Facebook Group Page (Must be registered to log-in)

Radford High School - Official School Website
Radford High School Alumni - Must be registered to view this site

Radford High School - A meeting place for anyone who went to Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii any time in their lives.(Must be registered to log-in)

Radford High School Class of 1968 - Facebook Group Page (Must be registered to log-in)

Radford High School Class of 1971 - Facebook Group Page (Must be registered to log-in and must click on the "Like" button to view page)

Radford High School Honolulu, HI Alumni (1960s and 1970s)Reunite with Radford Ram classmates from the 1960s and 1970s. (Must be registered to log-in)

This site is hosted by Myevent.com. This is an “All Volunteer Effort” paid for by personal funds and is not supported by donations from Radford High School, Class of 1970 Classmates, or Sponsors. If you would like this website to continue, please go to the "Contact Us" page and use the form to send an email to request for the mailing address to send in your donation. Your support to help keep this website active would really be appreciated. Mahalo!
Use of Personal Information
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Reunion Website


Music Selection:
I'll Remember You - Makaha Sons
I Believe - Englebert Humperdink
Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwaole


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