We just had another successful General Board of Representatives meeting this past Wednesday, June 26, 2019. If you didn’t attend, it was held in the newly renovated cafeteria. For those who haven’t seen the changes, below are a few photos of the cafeteria.
Also attached to this post is an update to all members of the programs and activities the association has been a part of and about the meetings we have had.
Catch Merrie Monarch award-winner Chinky Mahoe and multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano winners Keauhou, Maunalua, Hiʻikua and Pomaikaʻi Keawe Lyman at the 18th Annual Windward Hoʻolauleʻa on the Great Lawn at Windward Community College on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Also in the entertainment line-up are Beat-Lele, an ʻukulele tribute to the Beatles and the Kahaluʻu Elementary School ʻUkulele Band and more local area talent.
Our annual General Membership Meeting was held on June 27, 2018 at the Castle Little Theatre.
It was a great meeting with several guest speakers, Windward Ho`olaule`a’s chair Bonnie Beatson, Carlos Severson from Castle’s Agriculture Program and farm, and Big Brother Big Sisters’ Margaret Cadiz. They shared information about their programs and how we as members can support it.
President Paul Luersen presented a report on the past year’s activities which is outlined in his report below. Click on the report to download a pdf version.
BIG Mahalo to Paul and Karen Ho`okano (class of ’72) who made a $100 donation to help Castle’s softball team with their batting cage.
Carlos Severson, Castle’s farm manager, is seeking volunteers to assist with a community work day on the farm. Did you know the school has seven acres of farm land? Here is an aerial view:
Carlos is passionate about the farm and has established a list of tasks that he wants completed, but needs volunteer help. The farm has been neglected for many years and rehabilitation will take some work. Here is his list.If you’re able to help in any way, please complete the volunteer form below and select Farm and we will put you in touch with Carlos.
The annual General Membership meeting is important for the association because it is when we elect our leaders. The attending membership unanimously elected the executive board members as listed below:
If you are interested in volunteering to assist Castle High School, please let us know by completing the form below:
More information will be posted later about our partnerships as they become available. In the meanwhile here are some links that may interest you about our partners.
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.
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.
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:
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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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.
Dessert was special too!!
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.
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.
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.
Get a taste of the Castle Performing Arts Center (CPAC). The students will be performing a musical sampling of Guys and Dolls Jr., at our next General Membership Meeting. The students are raising funds in preparation for a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this August.
Join us for the next exciting General Membership Meeting on July 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Castle High School cafeteria. Everyone is invited! You don’t have to be an alumni to be a member. Please join us to learn how you can support the development of James B. Castle High School, Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School and the elementary schools of the Castle Complex of Schools.
We are still looking for representatives from all the classes of Castle High School. So far we have representatives from the following classes; 1959, 1961, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2007. Castle High was founded in 1951 with the first graduating class in 1952. Let your class be heard! Representatives must be graduating members of Castle High School and a member of our association. To learn more about your responsibilities as a representative, join us at the meeting.
To become a member, you can join at the meeting or just go to our website to download the membership form and instructions. Go to “Become a Member” on this website or just click on the graphic below.