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Winter 2009 - Other News | Alumni

Alumni Association: Hits the Lanes, Makes a Toast and Raises Funds for ‘Iolani

Halloween Bash Bowls Over Alumni

Mark Ambler ’95 and his wife Melissa dressed as one of the best-known prehistoric couples. Yaba Daba Doo!
Ghouls and goblins descended upon Aiea Bowl on October 26 for the First Annual Halloween Bowling Bash coordinated by the 'Iolani Alumni Association. Over 130 alumni and families dressed in costumes, competed in a bowling tournament, enjoyed cosmic bowling and grinded on some great food from The Alley, Aiea Bowl's restaurant.

Bravo for Bowlers Ryan Yasui, Stacey Takanishi ’84, and David Ohara ’84.
Congratulations to Mark ’95 and Melissa Amber, winners of the First Annual Costume Contest.  The Amblers were appropriately dressed as well-known bowler Fred Flintsone and faithful wife Wilma.  The high scorers of the day were Ryan Yasui, Stacey Kubota Takanishi ’84, and David Ohara ’84.

Alumni Wine and Dine

At the Alumni Wine and Dine were Kari Hayashi ’00, Tyler Kimura ’00, James Chan ’98, Nolan Nakamura ’92, Justin Haruki ’00, Kacy Nekoba ’00, and Blaine Umeda ’01.
Fifty alumni representing five different decades gathered at Amuse Wine Bar on November 3 for an evening of wine, great food, and networking that was presented by the Alumni Association’s ‘Iolani Network.  Attendees received Amuse’s famous wine card (a wine ATM card) that allowed them to swipe their cards for glasses of wine from among 80 varieties. To work up a thirst, guests munched on outstanding food from Stage, the adjoining restaurant at the Honolulu Design Center.  A good time was had by all as guests enjoyed networking with old and new friends.  

Thanking Volunteers

During a Mahalo Dinner on October 16, ‘Iolani Headmaster and his wife,  Dr. Val ’67 and Cynthia Iwashita,  extended their gratitude to volunteers who worked on behalf of the 'Iolani Alumni Association at the annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament and A Touch of ‘Iolani. Also recognized were members of the Alumni Association's Board of Directors.
Outgoing President Derek Ching ’83 thanked fellow outgoing board members Ray Ono ’72, Galen Haneda ’81, Yvette Maskrey ’84, and Kirk Uejio ’98.  Ching was also praised for his leadership of the association as president for the past two years. 
The Class of 1977 was honored for their outstanding work on the ‘Iolani Alumni Association Golf Tournament.  Chair Dion Yasui ’77 was presented with a special gift for his commitment of time and energy.   The Class of 1989, under the leadership of Co-Chairs Rayna Say ’89 and Dean Young ’89, were recognized for a great job on the 2008 A Touch of  ‘Iolani: The Red Event. 
Both events helped raise funds for the ‘Iolani Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The association also presented Dr. Iwashita with a check for $15,000 for the ‘Iolani Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. 

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