“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Is that so? Perhaps you’d want to try it out.
We’re rounding the corner for when we’re going to start planning for our upcoming 40th reunion. When vacation and travel plans have to be made, June 2014 is really sooner than you think. So the excitement is building. In fact, it seems like it’s so great that there’s a move to reach out to our mainland brethren with a mini 40th reunion at Hawaii’s 9th island: Las Vegas.
What? You’ve never heard of the term “Hawaii’s 9th island?” It’s the name given to Las Vegas because of the number of Hawaii ex-pats who have made it their mainland home: more than 80,000 of them in fact. As luck would have it, two of them are our classmates: Anne Akana and Kekaulike Rosehill.
Kekau’s given some help/suggestions regarding venues and hotels and has offered to help with the logistical challenges. (Thanks!) Very tentatively we’re looking at gathering the weekend of October 10-12, 2014.
Possible activities include a meet and greet cocktail party with local pupu, a luau dinner, as well as excursions to see the Beatles: Cirque du Soleil. Of course, there’ll be plenty of extra time for shopping, eating, and just getting to talk story with classmates as well as the spouses and significant others who are also invited attend. Location? Maybe the MGM Grand Hotel depending upon available group rates.
Now the operative word is “tentative” and this is in the touchy-feely stage right now. Any interest in attending? Please let Renee Ahuna Cabrinha know.
Any interest in helping with the planning of this first of its kind Punahou74 mini reunion? Please let Renee know. With the great Punahou74 online community we should be able to put this together with a minimum of face-to-face or telephonic intercessions so please give some thought to offering to help. Great events like these don’t get put together by magic! You’ll be surprised how much fun it is to help out too. (How do you think I came to be sitting at this keyboard writing for all of you guys anyway?)
The more people who attend the better our rates will be so please give this opportunity some serious thought. And for those of you who don’t have the time, money, or will power to make it home to Hawaii for the June 2014 reunion consider this as, perhaps, a more palatable alternative. I would love to see plenty of you Punahou74 ex-pats on the list! As I said above, Please let Renee know … ASAP!!