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Radford High School - Class of 1970
Honolulu, Hawaii


 
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We're celebrating "Da Beeg One!!" in 2020
 
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RHS Class of 1970

Da Beeg One!

 

Viva Las Vegas!! 

Responding to concerns about the overall cost of attending our 50th reunion, the Reunion committee has decided on Las Vegas – economical travel from Hawaii and mainland locations, many lodging options, and a wide range of entertainment opportunities. In an effort to reduce reunion costs and make it possible for more to attend, we are going to try with your help to do as much fund-raising as possible in advance.  
 
Although final confirmation of exact reunion dates and venues cannot be confirmed until contract signings in late 2019, your committee has tentatively selected OCTOBER 2020 for our Beeg 2020 reunion.  Please SAVE this month.  Primary venues will be California Hotel Ohana Room (Banquet), Main Street Casino Garden Court Buffet (Aloha Breakfast), and Aloha Kitchen/Jackpot Grill & Bar (Aloha Night Karaoke).  It’s very important that attendees commit as early as possible so that the committee will have a reliable head count for rooms and meals.  We will REMIND you, no worry!
 
Dina is working hard with hotel staff to block rooms at the California Hotel at a special discount rate.  However, classmates are free to make their own lodging arrangements.


Planned Schedule of Events:

  • Thursday thru Saturday – Hospitality Suite, Open Hrs TBD
  • Thursday – No-Host Meet & Mingle, 1900-2200
  • Friday – No-Host Golf Outing, TBD
  • Friday – Banquet, 1815 – 2215
Open “mike” event and special video created by Mark Barnett.
Runi will create and present a small Island entertainment package.
Remembrance Video, incorporating still photos and video clips.
  • Saturday – Aloha Breakfast, 0930-1130.  Details TBD
  • Saturday  Aloha Night Karaoke, 1930-2230.  Details TBD


Donation and Fundraising
 
PLEASE KOKUA.  Your committee is determined to create a low-cost event that will draw the maximum number of attendees.  Donations and fund-raising will reduce banquet fees and provide money for deposits and other pre-Reunion costs. 
 
All Rams are encouraged to donate on our webpage https://www.payit2.com/e/radford-class-of-1970-donation.  While any amount is welcome, donations in the below range will receive special acknowledgement by name or, if desired, anonymously, in the Banquet program.  
The link will also be posted on our group Facebook page
and on the Donation page on this website.
 
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.  These sentiments will be placed in the Banquet program.
 
Donors contributing $150+ will be entered into a drawing for a beautiful origami swan – created by our own Dina.


OrigamiSwan.JPG - (Click here to view photo)

Our first fund-raiser starts right away!!  Need a gift for friends and family? Our Island Gift Pack of your favorite Hawaiian snacks is the PERFECT Christmas gift! Or, if you're just craving for them, why not just get some for yourself! To order, go to our fundraiser  webpage https://www.payit2.com/e/rhs70-fundraiser.  The link will also be posted on our group Facebook page and on the Fundraser page on this website.
 
Our second fund-raiser begins in Spring 2019 with the sale of Way Cool Class of ‘70 T-shirts.  Stay tuned for details.

 
Logo Contest
 
Also, we need a unique reunion LOGO!!  The logo will be used to publicize 2020 reunion events and printed on a limited number of T-shirts.  Please put your creative juices to work.  Work up a design and send it to the committee at1970.radford.hi@gmail.com.  The best submission will earn the designer a $50 gift card and special recognition at the banquet!! We’ll be sending you more information about this, too, specifications, deadlines, etc. – but it’s not too early to start thinking.

 
Reach Out for Rams
 
What else can YOU do now??  Start gathering emails and other contact info for our classmates.  We have a lot of “missing” Class of ’70 Rams. There are plenty of folks who have yet to attend a reunion. Help us find them.  Forward this info to Dina at 
1970.radford.hi@gmail.comBetter yet, reach out yourself and tell them to register and SHOW UP in Las Vegas.  And, of course, we welcome and invite the attendance of members of other Radford classes who want to join in our 50th festivities.  Bring your spouses, Significant Others, and friends.
 
Hau‘oli lā Ho‘omana‘o
 
Dina Smith (Cambe)
Liz Wallace (Hanakahi)
Mark Barnett
Mark Borreliz
Patsy Joiner (Ingle)
Runi Tafeaga 
Tim Castle
 

 

 "Hands in and Rams on 3! Rams, Rams, Rams!"....Kenny Esperas

 
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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: 
 1970.radford.hi@gmail.com


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.
 


https://goo.gl/forms/jbqsEFph9j8fqDEa2

 
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Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday in December!! Wishing all of you a very Happy and Blessed Birthday and many, many, more!!

Cheryl Nation Baer
Linda Hampton Bowers
Janine Tretter Carney
Juanita Cropper (Jackson)
Mary Kehaulani Dias 
Byron Evans
Korky Fritsch
Yolanda Joseph (Jaictin)
Joy Lamb
John Meleky
Donita Murphy (Jackson)
Jeanette Pocan
Debbie Lechner Rockelmann
Kathy Ann Jewell Steele
Evangeline Stockbridge (Callejo)
Denise Stringert (Ingle)
Avis Hiolani Suster (Andrews)
Runi Tafeaga
Julie Ugaitafa (Shanahan)



And to everyone else who we do not have birthdate information on.
 

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The Class of 1970 Ohana sends their heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of our dear friends and classmates, Aaron Takeuchi, Landra F. (Jones) Thomas, and Ron Harbison.


 
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Mark Borreliz, Class President
40th Class Reunion

 
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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
attendees.
 
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.

 
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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!

 
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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
      memory.
 
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!!!
 
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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

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.
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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)
 
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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.

 
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Reunion Website

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


 
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