Radford High School - Class of 1970
Honolulu, Hawaii



We're celebrating "Da Beeg One!" October 29 - 31, 2020


RHS Class of 1970
Da Beeg One!
Excitement is in the air as the Class of ’70 approaches its 50th reunion year!  The Reunion Committee has been hearing from more of our classmates than ever and is working steadily to make our BEEG 2020 Reunion ‘DA BEST EVAH!!!   The dates, venues, and costs for the reunion events are now set, and the Commemorative T-Shirt is available for order.  Celebrate the passage of a half century since our graduation – it will truly be a magical experience!  (And, as always, members of associated RHS classes are welcome to join the celebration.)

Mark your calendar and don’t be left out -- October 29 - 31, 2020 in fun Las Vegas!

  • Thursday, October 29 (Evening) – Meet & Greet
Marilyn’s @ Eastside Cannery Hotel and Casino - 6:30 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30 (Day) - No-Host Golf Outing
    (Since this is a No-Host Outing, for those who sign up for this event, Frank Wheat will contact you directly to give you the details of the cost, course, and tee time). 

  • Friday, October 30  (Evening) – 'Da Beeg Banquet
    Ohana Banquet Room @ California Hotel & Casino - 6:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 31 (Morning) - Champagne Brunch
    Garden Court Buffet Room @ Main Street Station Casino - 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m.

  • Saturday, October 31 (Evening) - Karaoke (Aloha Night)
    Jackpot Grill & Bar - 7:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m.
To view the details on our class website page, Click Here è 50th Reunion Details

There will be a limited number of blocked rooms at both the California Hotel and nearby Fremont Hotel under the special Hawaiian package.  As soon as the Group Code for us to book rooms becomes available in January, we will send out the information to you via e-Blast, our Group Facebook page, and our Class website.  Classmates are also free, of course, to make their own lodging arrangements.

Register now!  You can turn in your RSVP by clicking on this link to our website: https://radfordhsclassof1970.com/page.php?groupingID=rsvp   

You can pay for your reunion events by clicking on: https://www.payit2.com/p/radford-class-of-70-reunion-pay.  By registering and paying now, you can 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.
And don’t forget the Commemorative T-shirt (pictured below)!  You can place your order for t-shirts at the same link.  Mahalo to everyone who responded to our recent email blast and Facebook post to obtain a sampling of desired sizes.  Your responses were not orders, so even if you responded you will still need to place formal orders now in order to receive your t-shirts!  But thank you for helping us get a preliminary idea of the inventory we’ll need.
[T-Shirt front-and-back photos]

We are continuing to solicit donations so that we can keep event prices low, maximize attendance, and hedge against unexpected costs.  If there are excess funds left over after the event, they will go to one or more of the following: the RHS Class of 1970 fund, the 70th Birthday Bash Committee, and/or the Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School Foundation Fund.  Please kokua if you are able.  (And THANK YOU to the many generous classmates who have already pitched in!)  While any amount is welcome, donations in the below range will receive special acknowledgement by name or, if preferred, anonymously, in the Banquet program:
            Velasco Circle:                                    $50+
            “I Will Remember You” Circle:      $35-49
            Senior Patio Circle:                           $20-34
            Red, White, and Black Circle:        $10–19
Alternatively, donors may wish to make a “named” contribution of $25 in honor of a particular teacher or classmate and include a t[ribute message.  These sentiments will be placed in the Banquet program.
Donors contributing $200+ will be entered into a drawing for a beautiful origami swan (sample image attached).
[Origami Swan]
To make a Donation, click on the same payment link noted above: https://www.payit2.com/p/radford-class-of-70-reunion-pay

Mark Barnett has graciously agreed to put together a video to be played at the banquet!  Even if you may not be able to attend, please send us your pics!  Mark needs these images as soon as possible – so please start collecting.  Find your photos – scanned is best – and send an email to Mark (mark@barnettphotography.com).  He will provide instructions on how best to send him the actual files. 

The Island Snack fundraiser is underway.  Need a gift for friends and family?  Our Island Snack Gift Packs of favorite Hawaiian snacks is the PERFECT Christmas gift! Or, if you're craving Island Snacks, just get some for yourself!  Please order early so that you will receive your orders before Christmas! 
To order, go to our webpage https://www.payit2.com/e/rhs70-2019-fundraiser

Whew!  That’s everything for now.  Except this: we’re all looking forward to the biggest gathering of friends and classmates in our reunion history.  So after you register, don’t forget to get in touch with the Rams in your circle.  Tell them you’re going to be at “Da Beeg One” and encourage them to attend, too!

See you in Las Vegas and Hau‘oli lā Ho‘omana‘o!!

Your 50th Reunion Committee

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

Is it really going to be 50 Years since we
walked into the gymnasium and across the
RHS platform to receive our diplomas? YES!


50th Reunion Coordinators:
Dina (Cambe) Smith | Elizabeth (Hanakahi) Wallace | Mark Barnett | Mark Borreliz | Patsy (Ingle) Joiner | Runi Tafeaga | Tim Castle

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 our dear friend Michael Lospoc




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
We respect your privacy! Personal information that you enter or send will not be sold, shared, swapped, or otherwise disclosed. Contact information will only be used to send out e-Blasts for class related purposes. If at anytime you would like your personal information or contact information be removed from the class database, please use the form on the 'Contact Us' page to send an email to the Website Administrator.

Reunion Website


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


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