GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING UPDATE!!

Aloha Knights!

The location of our next General Membership Meeting HAS BEEN MOVED!  The library will be undergoing reorganization during this time and will not be available.  Please take note that it will be held in the Little Theatre located in the Administration building (mauka side).


General Membership Meeting
LITTLE THEATRE (mauka side of Admin building)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:00 PM


See you there!

It’s time for a meeting and to elect your leaders!

Aloha!
There will be a General Membership Meeting of the Castle Alumni/Community Association held on June 27, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Castle High School Library.

Proposed agenda:

  • Windward Ho`olaule`a – We are now a Supporting Partner for the 18th annual Ho`olaule`a, scheduled for September 29, 2018 at Windward Community College.
  • Scholarship for Community Service in honor of Hank Iida.
  • Castle High School Agriculture Program and farm.
  • Volunteers needed
  • General Board of Representatives – more needed
  • Election of officers and directors for the coming year

We need to elect officers and directors who will serve the Association for the next year. A slate of officers and directors will be suggested and we will also accept nominations at the meeting.

By-laws Section 4.2 Officers and Directors. The officers of the Association shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. There shall be seven directors of the Association. The officers and directors shall be elected by the General Board of Representatives by a majority vote. The officers and directors shall serve a term of one year: to begin on July 1, and terminate on June 30.

Your current officers and directors are as follows:Executive Board

We also need more volunteers to serve on our General Board of Representatives.  Each class can select their 2 voting members and 4 alternates by a process determined by each class.  The General Board of Representatives (Class Representatives) will vote for the officers and directors. The current list of Representatives are shown below.
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Another great General Membership Meeting

On October 25, 2017, the General Membership meeting was started off with the Castle Performing Arts Center (CPAC) performing a few numbers of their upcoming shows, Les Misérables. Here’s a peek of the performance at the meeting. It was an awesome performance.

Les Misérables will be showing at the Ronald E. Bright Theatre beginning November 3, through November 12, 2017. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM and Sundays, 3:00 PM. You can call (808)235-5626 for more information. Tickets are available at showtix4u.com.

Shortly after that performance, Dr. Bernadette Tyrell, Principal of James B. Castle High School presented some information on programs at the school and how well the students were doing. It was very encouraging to hear the progress of the students of Castle. This helps the Association understand the needs of the school and how we can help.

Mr. Aaron Tsuha, presented to the membership a summary of a survey he did of the teachers’ needs. As we gear up as a charitable educational organization, it is important that we understand how we can assist the schools, so this was a very important tool. As President Paul Luersen pointed out, this is only the beginning. When we find that we can be successful with Castle, then we will branch out to assist the schools in the complex, such as King, Aliamanu, Ben Parker, etc.

We are soliciting the General Membership and the community to reach out and tell us how you can help the students achieve success. Very soon, we will be posting/emailing to you a form where you can indicate your participation in this project to help the school/students.

Another proud moment was close to my stomach. Elise Miura’s Culinary Arts students prepared some delicious morsels for everyone to demonstrate their skills in food preparation. Yum! From Broken Glass Jello to Chicken Salad Sliders with Apples and Cranberries.

Chicken Salad Sliders with Apples and Cranberries
Chicken Salad Sliders with Pesto and Mac Nuts
Imitation Crab Mandoo
Taco Dip for the Nachos


Dessert was special too!!

Broken Glass Jello

 

Butter Mochi
Double Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter

If you missed this meeting, there will be others, but please be sure to join us for the next meeting to see how you can be a part of a great organization to benefit the schools of the Castle Complex of schools.

General Membership Meeting, July 12, 2017

A General Membership Meeting was held on July 12, 2017 at the Castle High School Cafeteria. Here are the minutes of that meeting.

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To view some candid photos of the General Membership meeting click on this link. The General Membership meeting featured our new football coach and his staff and a sample performance of the students of the CPAC (Castle Performing Arts Center).

 

Homecoming will be at Home!

After suffering a major setback, the Castle High School football team AND their supporters are now rejoicing. Before the football season even began, the team was informed that home games couldn’t be held on the Castle field, because of an unsafe field condition, and that repairs couldn’t be done until after the season ended. For the Alumni, we were disappointed that homecoming wouldn’t be at home, for we were planning a push for alumni to join us at Homecoming because that’s what Homecoming means! Homecoming was when all alumni returned home for the game. The great news is that home games will be held at home, so Homecoming will be at home!

Join us at homecoming! September 15, 2017, 7:30 PM.

Read or watch the story on KHON2.

http://khon2.com/2017/08/17/castle-high-school-recovers-home-field-advantage-after-field-lighting-quick-fix/

Photos of Kaneohe

We’ve updated our landing page with some new photos of our beloved Kaneohe. The Castle Class of 1967 is blessed with a talented photographer, who graciously allowed us to use a few of his copyrighted photos on the home page of our website.

A resident of California, he recently returned to Hawaii and shot these photos with his DJI Mavic drone, over Kaneohe, Kaneohe Bay, Castle High School, and the Kualoa region.

Benjamin Parker Elementary 90th Anniversary

Benjamin Parker Elementary School

A benefactor of the Castle Alumni/Community Association is Benjamin Parker Elementary School. Ben Parker will be celebrating their 90th Anniversary, Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the school.

There will be great entertainment, hawaiian plates, t-Shirts, Xtreme Rides, a variety of vendors, silent auction, and raffles. Hawaiian plates will be $10 presale, or $15 at the event, subject to availability.

They are looking for volunteers for the event. Please contact Lorraine Pelekai at lpelekai@benparker.k12.hi.us if you are interested in helping with silent auction, donations, purchasing a vendor booth, or heading a committee.

For more information about the event, click on the photo below to download the flyer.

 

 

Executive Board and Class Representatives

On May 3, 2017, the General Membership elected the following members to the Executive Board and Class Representatives.

There are many class representative vacancies. Please join us at the next General Membership Meeting on July 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Let your class be heard! Become a member, then elect your Class Representatives.

Executive Board
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Class Representatives
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