Fall 2010 - Other News | Alumni
‘Iolani Alumni Events & Activities
Golden Alumni Return to Campus‘Iolani’s Golden Alumni – those who graduated more than 50 years ago – were invited to attend a special event on the ‘Iolani campus on June 9. More than 70 alumni from classes as far back as 1940 and as recent as 1959 arrived for the first Golden Reunion hosted by Headmaster Dr. Val Iwashita ’67 and the Office of Alumni Relations. The activities began with a memorial service in St. Alban’s Chapel for deceased classmates at which school chaplain Rev. Daniel Leatherman presided. After the service, alumni went on a campus tour and visited the Lower School auto line area, where the original gate from the former Nuuanu campus now rests. The group then enjoyed a brunch at the Headmaster’s residence. A good time was had by all as many stories were shared and friendships rekindled.
Alumni gathered for a Golden Reunion: Gerald Soneda ’49, Howard Han ’49, Albert Nishikawa ’49, James Lee ’49, Ken Mukaigawa ’49, Allan McKillop ’49, Jimmy Kawasaki ’49, Raymond Hatate ’49, Richard Papa ’49 and Donald O’Day ’49.
Richard Lau ’58, Tommy Toma ’58, Leonard Chow ’58, Charolotte Chow, Diane Miyamoto, Eugene Wong ’58, Calvin Miyamoto ’58, Calmond Tang ’58, William Ahana ’58
Na Leo and Milo Shade Entertain AlumniLive music and beautiful weather were enjoyed by more than 600 alumni attending the sixth annual Summer Concert on July 24 on campus. Over the years, the concert has featured some of Hawaii’s top entertainers, including C & K, Makaha Sons, Hapa, Hookena, and Amy Hanaialii. This year’s concert was no different, as the ‘Iolani Alumni Association brought legendary performers Na Leo Pilimehana to the ‘Iolani stage. They thrilled the crowd with their classic songs as well as covers of ’60s and ’70s songs. By the night’s end, the crowd was dancing on the grass and having a wonderful time. Prior to Na Leo’s performance, the group Milo Shade, featuring an almost all alumni lineup, opened the show with original music and their renditions of songs by C & K and other legendary bands.
Enjoying the ‘Iolani Summer Concert were Jerry Tanaka ’95, Kitchie Tanaka, Jordan Tanaka, Jennifer Iwashita, Chad Iwashita ’94, Darin Nakagawa ’95, Kira Nakagawa, Kim Meyer and Kealana Meyer.
Alumni Basketball Champs Crowned
Members of the championship team in the Alumni Summer Basketball League included Daniel Adachi ’06, Gage Eberlin ’03, Berton Wong ’08, Jon Takamura ’06, Leo Shimizu ’06 and Mark Takamura ’03.
Alumni Weekend Dinner Reunites Hundreds
At the Alumni Weekend Dinner were, standing, Norman Cheng ’95, Matt Emerson ’95; sitting, Jamie Cheng, Jodie Emerson, Courtney Hew ’97.
Michael Pila ’89, Aurene (Padilla) Pila ’90 and David Masunaga ’75
Alumni celebrating a reunion in 2011 (any class year ending in 1 or 6) are invited to the sixth Annual Alumni Weekend Dinner. For more information, contact Director of Alumni Relations Mike Moses ’93 at 808-943-2309 or .