Hollywood veteran Allan Burns ’53 and his wife, Joan, welcomed more than 30 Punahou alumni from the classes of 2000 – 2008 to their home on Aug. 26, 2012, for a reception organized by the Punahou Alumni Southern California Chapter.
PASCC board members in attendance included former President Les Amoy ’53, current President Bob Dung ’78, special Events Chairs Karen Ingram ’70 and Tammy Funasaki ’00 and, in from Honolulu, Punahou Director of Alumni Relations Kikilia Fordham ’82.
Alumni mingled, “schmoozed” and dined on delicious pupu catered by Chef Jeffrey Mora of Sam Choy’s Catering, enjoying the perfect Southern California weather. The Brentwood event was coordinated by Funasaki, who quickly recruited Luke Troedson ’02 and Grant Kosaki ’02 to help.Young alumni had a chance to network and to hear from Burns, an Emmy-winning screenwriter and television producer, as well as other longtime SoCal residents.
Dung opened the reception with a warm welcome and introduction to the PASCC. Then Burns and Amoy, who celebrate their 60th Alumni Reunion in 2013, shared the story of how the SoCal chapter began in the early 1980s, the value it has offered the 2,500 area alumni and how excited they are to pass the torch to the next generation. Television producer Drew Matich ’82 shared his entertainment industry experience working in the “business” and encouraged alumni to reach out to him professionally through LinkedIn.
Special thanks go out to Allan and Joan Burns for opening their home in support of PASCC’s regional efforts. Funasaki looks forward to coordinating more opportunities for young alumni to network and get involved with the Chapter. Next up: The PASCC Lu‘au on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Malibu, at the home of Alex and Melissa Lum ’81 Quilici.
Want to get involved?
Go to www.punahou.edu/pascc
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Email Tammy Funasaki atPasccemail@gmail.com