Lei, Music and ‘Ono Food Draw Alumni to Northern California Lū’au

The Punahou Alumni Association Northern California (PAANC) chapter held their annual PAANC Lū’au in Mill Valley on Sunday, April 16 at the Mill Valley Recreation Center with nearly 150 alumni and friends making lei, listening to live Hawaiian music, and enjoying ‘ono lū’au food and shave ice on a beautiful brisk, sunny day. PAANC chairs Mike Ratiani ’75 and Lynne Baer ’64 welcomed Chair of the Board of Trustees Connie Hee ’70 Lau and Punahou Alumni Association President Chris Abbott ’99, who shared with the guests the breadth of the Punahou community in attendance as well as the process by which the School embarked on revising the School’s mission statement.

The Class of 1964 donned their 50th Reunion aloha wear which made a bold statement that they were not messing around with the lū’au theme. While guest strung lei and shared heartwarming stories of their days on campus, Wynn Wong ’70 and his wife, Marian, handed out the surprise of the day, homemade malasadas (Punahou’s recipe)! It was an enjoyable time by all who attended and there was even talk about holding a lū’au in the North and East Bay in the near future. Stay tuned for more ‘ono food and local culture in the Bay Area!

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