Special Offer to LACA Members

Subscription to the Lana`i Times at a special rate

Aloha Friends of Lana’i ,

We invite the members of LACA to subscribe to the new full color monthly print version of Lanai only newspaper The Lana’i Times at a special LACA-only rate of only $35 per year , a savings of $10 off of the regular rate of $45.

Please send your check payable to:

The Lana’i Times,
c/o Barry Osman
P.O. Box 630226
Lana’i City, Hawaii, 96763

If you wish to also send a gift subscription, please note that with your check. Twelve monthly issues will be sent to you on the first (or as close as possible) of each month.

The newly expanded The Lana’i Times newspaper is not affiliated with the online newsletter, and is chock full of stories and color photos of your old friends and neighbors (with captions!)  We look forward to bringing you the latest on the people, places and events of the Island of Lana’i.

Suzie and Barry Osman
Editor and Publisher
The Lana`i Times

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50th Reunion for the Class of 1957

Class of 1957 (click for a larger view)
Class of 1957 (click for a larger view)

by Shirley Long

You all come… and that is what 15 graduates of the class of 1957 and their spouses did July 19, 20, 21 2007 for the 50th high school reunion on our dear island of Lanai.

To launch this successful 50th reunion, the planning committee met at Zippy’s in the summer of 2006: Bob Hirayama, Bob Tsumura, Gladys Shinoda Lee, Shirley Sakoda Long and Jackie Botelho. Jackie, who looked forward to this reunion, died a month before the reunion. A 60 page memory reunion booklet was dedicated to him.

Momi Perry Suzuki was our gracious hostess for our first night pot-luck and again for left-over lunch
after our visit with the school the next day. Oh such ono kau kau and many happy memories and stories to share after not seeing classmates for years. Of course we had to have that barbeque at Manele (Hulupoe) beach for that is what we did when we were growing up. Allen Kaiaokamaile provided us with
fresh grilled fish and out of this world teriyaki deer.

We also visited the cemetery to share beautiful flowers provided from Bob Hirayama’s yard for our deceased classmates and friends.

Our last evening, chefs, Lillian Oshima Rivera and Gladys Shinoda Lee fed us more onolicious kau kau. The night was filled with karaoke singing and prizes
made by Bob Hirayama who is a retired shop teacher and was the outstanding MC for the evening. Eleanor Valdez Robles treated us to her graceful hula dancing accompanied by her husband, Leo on the ukulele.

The class of 1957 donated a check for $2,235.00 to their alma mater and was given a tour of the facilities. As most of you know, there are many good changes, but we did miss the old classrooms.

We were all happy and grateful that so many people came. In our hearts our Lanai will always be Lanai no ka oi.