For those of you who attended the spectacular Friday night Reunion Cocktail Party for $35 and marveled at the value that you received for your money, you have one person to thank: Renee Ahuna Cabrinha.
Renee was the one responsible for us getting that great party rate because she owns her own event planning company: Events by Renee. Most of her business is related to weddings and, luckily for us, the Koolau Golf Club is the prime location for these celebrations. Renee says that she operates strictly by referral so, now that you know that she does such a great job, feel free to refer some business her way!
Coincidentally, Alvin is also involved in producing some spectacular events himself. Starting with Hawaii 5-0, he has enjoyed a career as a prop master for a large number of Hawaii-filmed productions. With involvement with Harrison Ford, The Rock, and Tom Selleck (Magnum P.I.) he is certainly one of our classmates who has rubbed elbows with the stars.
Of course, Renee and Alvin’s greatest production has been their family. Many of you know that they are the most prolific of our class couples having produced eight children (six boys, two girls) and seven grandchildren … so far. This compares favorably to the 2.06 children/couple reported in our totally unscientific reunion survey.
When a prize was given out on Friday night to the most prolific couple, Paul Goto acknowledged the Cabrinha’s accomplishment by running a contest for “The classmate with the most children … who isn’t named Cabrinha” (see the winners here) in deference to their acknowledged dominance in this area. It was sort of like retiring a team jersey. Just as the Celtics have retired numbers for Larry Bird and and John Havlicek, at some point you just have to acknowledge facts and enshrine the all-time undefeated winner. As we all know, this is the Cabrinhas.