Did you check your mailbox recently?
If you did you would have seen the first of your reunion announcements! (And, if you didn’t receive this card please make sure that Punahou has your current contact information by updating it online. We don’t want you to miss out on any future reunion updates!)
If you received the card you can see that it’s time to mark your calendar! Our 40th reunion is scheduled for the week of June 9-15, 2014. Although class-specific activities will likely be held June 13-15, earlier dates offer a chance to enjoy all-alumni events such as a community service project.
You Can be a Part of Reunion Planning
Now, speaking of class reunions, they don’t just magically occur courtesy of the reunion fairy. No, they need the help of many talented Punahou74 hands which, if you don’t know it by now, means help from YOU!
Seriously … much of our 35th reunion was put together by a core committee of just four classmates who labored long and hard to put the event together. We can do better than that! Here’s how you can help.
1. Join the Reunion Events Committee to plan the gatherings, let people know about them, and help out when we get together.
2. Join the Class Gift Committee to decide where our donations will go, appeal to classmates, and represent the class when the gift is presented.
In addition to the need for help with overall planning, specific talents are also needed. At our 35th, for example, we all benefited from Renee Ahuna Cabrinha’s party planning skills, Ralph Aona’s prayer offering, and Paul Goto’s emceeing with Jay Higgins’ side kicking. There were also others who helped bring reunion items (thanks, Scott Metcalf, for the class banner), offered a picnic site (thanks, John Morgan, for Secret Island), ordered lunch (thanks, Alton Komori, for feeding us), and played gathering music (thanks, Shoji Ledward, for your soothing guitar playing). Hey, even if it’s only checking in classmates to our Friday night gathering (great chance to meet everybody, BTW), we want to talk to you!
Another consideration? You will get to work with the best Punahou Alumni Office rep there is: classmate Linda Sutton Torres!
Remember … many hands make light work!! So, when the call come, please consider where you might fit in. And remember that today’s technology could mean that remote classmates can be a part of the fun too!
P.S. I’ve just added a reunion countdown clock to the right column of this blog to keep us on track. Eleven months to go!!