Congratulations to Chris Yakkel '07 grad!!

Chris Yakkel was recently ordained a Transitional Deacon and will continue his seminary studies for one more year before he is ordained a priest.  Click on the link below to read the full story.  

 From Left:  Amber Rose O’Hearn, Chris’ sister; Stevie Yakkel (Damien Class of 2011) brother; Deacon Chris; Susan (mom); Ron (dad).

From Left:  Amber Rose O’Hearn, Chris’ sister; Stevie Yakkel (Damien Class of 2011) brother; Deacon Chris; Susan (mom); Ron (dad).

http://www.milarch.org/archdiocese-celebrates-diaconal-ordination-of-prospective-new-air-force-chaplain/

 

  Calling Class of 1968!---Please update your contact information by following link above.  Aloha All C/O '68 - below you will find the updated details for your 50th year class reunion, provided by John Santiago.    The 68' class reunion week is scheduled for October 16 to 21, 2018 at the California Hotel in Las Vegas   For Classmates living in Hawaii,  The Committee is working with Vacations Hawaii for a five (5) night package leaving Honolulu on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 and returning on Sunday, October 21, 2018.  Package includes:       - Roundtrip air from Honolulu to Las Vegas  If coming from a neighbor island they can make that additional air arrangement for you.       - 5 night’s hotel accommodation at California Hotel       - Roundtrip airport/hotel/airport transfer in Las Vegas       - Meal coupons       - Applicable taxes  The price for this package has not been provided to us as yet; however, anticipate receiving the information in February 2018.   If you would like to be included in our block of air and hotel, please let us know as soon as possible. A $150.00 non-refundable per person (based on double occupancy) is needed at the time of your request. Requests for this package (with deposit) will be accepted until the end of January 2018.  We have twelve (12) classmates and their guest that have paid their deposit  In the event you request to be part of the Vacations Hawaii package on or after February 1, 2018, confirmation of your request will be based on availability.  Alumni traveling on their own to reunion:  If you plan to travel to Las Vegas on your own, and wish to stay at the California Hotel, contact the hotel directly to book your reservation ( www.thecal.com  or  800-634-6225 ). To qualify for the Kama’aina package, you will need to provide your Hawaii birth certificate or current Hawaii driver license or state ID.  For your planning purposes the schedule of events is as follows:  - Wednesday 10/17/18 - Let’s Get Reacquainted – Hospitality Room  - Thursday 10/18/18 - Reunion Dinner and Program  - Friday 10/19/18 - Indoor Mini Golf Tournament @ Rio Hotel  http://kiss.monsterminigolf.co m  Pricing for these events will be determined shortly and will be based on the number attendees for each event. Guests are invited to all events.  To offset cost for our reunion (which will benefit all attendees) we will be doing a Huli Huli Chicken Fundraiser on March 3, 2018 at Ben Parker Elementary School in Kaneohe. We are asking each classmate to buy or sell a minimum of 10 tickets. Cost for each ticket is $8.00 for ½ chicken.  (We will also be selling plate lunches on site for $12.00.) If you do not live on Oahu, you can buy the tickets for your family members. Committee members will be in contact with you shortly.  You can e-mail the committee at  damien1968reunion@gmail.com  or contact any of the following 50th Reunion Committee members with questions. A text would be the best way to contact committee members, if using your cellphone, as some of us don’t answer unfamiliar calls.  Allan Castro  808 295-7463            Donald Johnson  808 368-2192   Andy Lopez  808 391-9705             Henry Torres  808 295-6001   John Santiago  925 343-5398        Whitney Menchavez  808 343-2883       

Calling Class of 1968!---Please update your contact information by following link above.  Aloha All C/O '68 - below you will find the updated details for your 50th year class reunion, provided by John Santiago.

The 68' class reunion week is scheduled for October 16 to 21, 2018 at the California Hotel in Las Vegas

For Classmates living in Hawaii,

The Committee is working with Vacations Hawaii for a five (5) night package leaving Honolulu on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 and returning on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Package includes:

     - Roundtrip air from Honolulu to Las Vegas

If coming from a neighbor island they can make that additional air arrangement for you.

     - 5 night’s hotel accommodation at California Hotel

     - Roundtrip airport/hotel/airport transfer in Las Vegas

     - Meal coupons

     - Applicable taxes

The price for this package has not been provided to us as yet; however, anticipate receiving the information in February 2018. 

If you would like to be included in our block of air and hotel, please let us know as soon as possible. A $150.00 non-refundable per person (based on double occupancy) is needed at the time of your request. Requests for this package (with deposit) will be accepted until the end of January 2018.  We have twelve (12) classmates and their guest that have paid their deposit

In the event you request to be part of the Vacations Hawaii package on or after February 1, 2018, confirmation of your request will be based on availability.

Alumni traveling on their own to reunion:

If you plan to travel to Las Vegas on your own, and wish to stay at the California Hotel, contact the hotel directly to book your reservation (www.thecal.com or 800-634-6225). To qualify for the Kama’aina package, you will need to provide your Hawaii birth certificate or current Hawaii driver license or state ID.

For your planning purposes the schedule of events is as follows:

- Wednesday 10/17/18 - Let’s Get Reacquainted – Hospitality Room

- Thursday 10/18/18 - Reunion Dinner and Program

- Friday 10/19/18 - Indoor Mini Golf Tournament @ Rio Hotel http://kiss.monsterminigolf.com

Pricing for these events will be determined shortly and will be based on the number attendees for each event. Guests are invited to all events.

To offset cost for our reunion (which will benefit all attendees) we will be doing a Huli Huli Chicken Fundraiser on March 3, 2018 at Ben Parker Elementary School in Kaneohe. We are asking each classmate to buy or sell a minimum of 10 tickets. Cost for each ticket is $8.00 for ½ chicken.  (We will also be selling plate lunches on site for $12.00.) If you do not live on Oahu, you can buy the tickets for your family members. Committee members will be in contact with you shortly.

You can e-mail the committee at damien1968reunion@gmail.com or contact any of the following 50th Reunion Committee members with questions. A text would be the best way to contact committee members, if using your cellphone, as some of us don’t answer unfamiliar calls.

Allan Castro 808 295-7463           Donald Johnson 808 368-2192

Andy Lopez 808 391-9705            Henry Torres 808 295-6001

John Santiago 925 343-5398       Whitney Menchavez 808 343-2883

 

 

 Damien Alum Rusty Komori '87 with Sunrise host Steve Uyehara '94.  Rusty appeared on Sunrise this morning with Steve to promote his first published book, "Beyond the Lines".  He had successful book signing at the Ala Moana Barnes & Nobles tomorrow Feb. 10th from 1-2pm during the book fair.  He sold over 100 copues of his book and generated over $10,000 in funds for one of Damien's scholarship programs.     

Damien Alum Rusty Komori '87 with Sunrise host Steve Uyehara '94.  Rusty appeared on Sunrise this morning with Steve to promote his first published book, "Beyond the Lines".  He had successful book signing at the Ala Moana Barnes & Nobles tomorrow Feb. 10th from 1-2pm during the book fair.  He sold over 100 copues of his book and generated over $10,000 in funds for one of Damien's scholarship programs.  

 

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Retired Maj. Gen. Kelly McKeague, a 1977 Damien Memorial School graduate, was named director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

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