The Black and Gold 1977Community Clubs devote services
An all-girl club, advised by Miss Gaile Sykes, the Aloha Ainas have devoted much of their time performing numerous services. They first helped with an envelope stuffing activity at the Pacific Rehabilitation Center. October and November brought many activities including the Red Cross Walk. December proved to be a busy month for caroling and also a party. Members helped with the carnival in the saimin booth and the scrip pre-sale drive.
The oldest and most active club on the McKinley campus, the Key Club began their year with the setting up and cleaning up of the Fall registration in the gym.
A November recognition day for teachers took place by the mailboxes, where coffee and cookies were served when they checked in, in the morning.
January events included the annual washing of President McKinley's statue on Black and Gold Day and the Division 22 convention.
In April, the California-Nevada-Hawaii Key Club Convention was held at Bakersfield, California.
The Key Club year, advised by Mr. Dennis Sakata, ended with the State-wide Awards banquet and the McKinley banquet in June.
Leadership, Experience, Opportunity. Put them all together and what emerges is hardworking, energetic Leo Club. Members engaged in keeping close association with their sponsoring club, the Kalia Lions.
Throughout the year Leos participated in service and social projects. Included were collecting for UNICEF, helping the Lions with Swine Flu immunization in November, and ringing bells for the Salvation Army.
Taking a breather from service projects, members intermingled with other Leo Clubs. A social with Aiea's Leo Club was held in January and in April, business and pleasure combined at the state convention on Maui. Adviser of the Leo Club this year was Miss Sylvia Lee.
The Interact Club, along with their adviser Mrs. Ella Tomita, got off to a good start with the island-wide organization's float capturing the Queen's Trophy in the Aloha Week Parade in late October. On November 4 their sponsor, the Rotary Club of Ala Moana, presented a bell, gavel and a banner to Interact. A service oriented club, they did a lot of service projects such as; trick or treating for UNICEF in October, donating a food basket to Kuakini Old Folks' Home on Thanksgiving day, caroling at Childrens' Hospital in December, car washing in January, and helping with the McKinley carnival in February. And finally in April a District Convention was held on Maui.
"If Were You" was this year's Pacific Asian Affairs Council's theme, PAAC, a world affairs program for young people focused on discussing problems in the Pacific and Asian areas which developed international awareness and understanding within Hawaii This enabled members to grow as individuals and as world citizens. PAAC, advised by Mr. Richard Emerson, concluded the year with an orientation with other PAAC clubs in November.
McKinley High School Class of 1977
40th Reunion Summer 2017