During the annual luncheon, a member approached me to write down the ten most beautiful words in the dictionary that I recited at the opening of the annual meeting on Febru- ary 26th. Because of time constraint, I said to him that I will repeat them in the next newsletter. So here they are in this passage: “After the tranquil lullaby of the wind chimes mur- muring their melody under a golden luminous dawn broke the hush as the mist cleared.” But I also related that there should be an eleventh most beautiful word. That word is a Hawaiian word and it is not “aloha” (which is in the unabridged dictionary), but a word that begins with an “m”. Yes, it is the word “mahalo”. I predict it will be in the dictionary one day. At this point, I’m reminded to extend a most beautiful “mahalo” to all of those contributing to make the annual meeting event a fantastic success. Also Co-chairs Violet Kagawa ’41 and Guy Shibayama ’62 deserve our special mahalo for once again taking on this responsibility in planning and following through on this celebration that seems to emit so many happy memories over time.
An overflow crowd of 400 attended this year’s annual event. Next year we will be honoring the Class of ’53 and ’63 with their diamond and golden diplomas on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Please reserve this date.
Another important date is the 6th Annual Farrington Film Festival on April 19, 2012 that is sponsored by your FACF and it is free, free, FREE! The time: Thursday, 5:30 p.m. The place: The school auditorium. There will be a showcase of videos created by the students of FHS so come and enjoy their creativity and technology. You will not be disappointed.
Lastly the Farrington High School 75th Anniversary will be celebrated on campus Saturday, April 21, 2012 starting at 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. It will be a great event with plenty of entertainment, food booths and rides. Take time to celebrate!
Without directors, many celebration dates would not exist. Mahalo to the directors on the board for their dedicated services. Executive officers will be elected at our March meeting. Keep in mind there are openings for directors on the board and we invite you to serve. Please call me for more information.
Lastly, I leave you this quote: “Enjoying your way of life is even greater when you support our Kalihi youth for the future.”
Malama Kekahi I Kekahi
(Take care of each other)
David Jeong ’53