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History

This is based on a history by Agnes Niyekawa written probably in 1995 or 1996, supplemented with documents from the following years. Corrections and additions are most welcome.

Following up on a suggestion made by Chancellor Dick Kosaki at a reception for retirees in the Spring of 1985, one Wytze Gorter sent out 341 questionnaires to retired faculty on September 16th to gauge their interest in establishing a retiree's association. All but five of the 201 who responded supported the idea. All but one of them were willing to pay "as much as $5" dues, and 75 volunteered to help organize and/or operate the association.

The first meeting was held 22 January 1986, a party in the Campus Center Ballroom, with Gorter the first president. By that time, the FRA had changed its name to FRAUHM, but it was noted that the "Faculty" at the beginning of the name and the "Mānoa" at the end were not meant to exclude retirees from other campuses, or retired staff.

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2011-12

Elected Members-at-large:

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Victor Kobayashi, Immediate Past President
  • Bart Mathias, Webmaster
  • Ced Cowing, Program
  • Bob Campbell, Membership
  • Leslie Lewis/Emily Fay (UH Foundation)
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2010-11

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Don Char
  • Paul Hooper
  • Elizabeth McCutcheon

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Victor Kobayashi, Immediate Past President
  • Bart Mathias, Webmaster
  • Ced Cowing, Program
  • Bob Campbell, Membership
  • Leslie Lewis/Emily Fay (UH Foundation)
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2009-10

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2008-09

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Ruth Kleinfeld-Lenney
  • Virgie Chattergy
  • Ted Rogers
  • George Simson
  • Don Char
  • Wassim Siddiqui

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Bart Mathias, Webmaster
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2007-08

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Ruth Kleinfeld-Lenney
  • Virgie Chattergy
  • Ted Rogers
  • George Simson
  • Don Char
  • Wassim Siddiqui

Ex-Officio Members:

  • L. Ralph Berger, Newsletter Editor
  • Fred Riggs, Chair, Liaison Committee (CLUH)
  • Cedric Cowing, Immediate Past President
  • Bart Mathias, Webmaster
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2006-07

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Robert Campbell
  • Ruth Kleinfeld-Lenney
  • Virgie Chattergy
  • Ted Rogers
  • Seiji Naya

Ex-Officio Members:

  • L. Ralph Berger, Newsletter Editor
  • Fred Riggs, Chair, Liaison Committee (CLUH)
  • Cedric Cowing, Immediate Past President
  • Bart Mathias, Webmaster

Other activities this year included improving the service to the University specified in our by-laws by having FRAUHM members serve on certain Faculty committees.

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2005-06

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Bob Campbell
  • Donald Char
  • Paul Hooper
  • Ruth Kleinfeld
  • Virgie Chattergy

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Ralph Berger (Newsletter editor)
  • Bart Mathias, Past President
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2004-05

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Bob Campbell
  • Donald Char
  • Paul Hooper R
  • uth Kleinfeld
  • Jacqui Maly

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Ralph Berger (Newsletter editor)
  • Bart Mathias, Past President
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2003-04

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Donald Char
  • Cedric Cowing
  • Ruth Kleinfeld

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Ralph Berger, Newsletter editor
  • Jim McCutcheon, Past President
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2002-03

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Donald Char
  • Michaelyn Chou
  • Cedric Cowing
  • Ruth Kleinfeld

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Ralph Berger (Newsletter editor)
  • Jim McCutcheon, Past President
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2001-02

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Andrew In
  • Michaelyn Chou
  • Bob Cole

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Ralph Berger (Newsletter editor)
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2000-01

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Andrew In
  • Ira Lichton
  • Reed Brantley
  • Norman Meller(?)
  • Bob Cole

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Ralph Berger (Newsletter editor)
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1999-00

Board Members:

  • Reed Brantley
  • Roy McArdle
  • Norman Mellor
  • Bob Cole
  • Jim McCutcheon

Past President:

  • Ira Lichton
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1998-99

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Ruth Iams (to 1999)
  • Robert Kamins (to 1999)
  • Elizabeth McCutcheon (to 1999)
  • Perry Phillip (to 1999)
  • Theodore Woodin (to 1999)
  • Tony Lenzer(to 2000)
  • Norman Mellor (to 2000)

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Bob Cole, Past President

 

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1997-98

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Rohma Bowers (to 1998)
  • Paul Durham (to 1998)
  • Roy McArdle (to 1998)
  • Anastacio L. Palafox (to 1998)
  • G. Raymon Nunn
  • Ruth Iams (to 1999)
  • Robert Kamins (to 1999)
  • Elizabeth McCutcheon (to 1999)
  • Perry Phillip (to 1999)
  • Theodore Woodin(to 1999)

Consultants (Past Presidents):

  • Ed Chui
  • Wytze Gorter
  • Jim Koshi
  • Agnes Niyekawa
  • Bluebell Standal
  • Sid Townsley
  • 06/19: In return for a list of recent retirees, FRAUHM to name a member to serve on Aloha United Way committee
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1996-97

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Jim Burgoyne (to 1997)
  • Kay Wery (to 1997)
  • Toshio Yatsushiro (to 1997)
  • Don Char (to 1997)
  • Tony Lenzer (for Ralph Berger) (to 1997)
  • Kay Wery (to 1997)
  • Rohma Bowers (to 1998)
  • Paul Durham (to 1998)
  • Roy McArdle (to 1998)
  • Anastacio Palafox (to 1998)
  • Sheldon Varney (to 1998)

Important Board of Decisions and Discussions

  • 11/14: S. Townsley to appoint committee for revision of by-laws, chaired by A. Lenzer.
  • 04/24: Made decisions as to what by-law changes would be proposed to the general membership.
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1995-96

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Rohma Bowers (to 1996)
  • Paul Durham (to 1996)
  • Tony Lenzer (to 1996)
  • Roy McArdle (to 1996)
  • Minoru Shinoda (to 1996)
  • Ralph Berger (to 1997)
  • Jim Burgoyne (to 1997)
  • Don Char (to 1997)
  • Dorothy Matsuo (to 1997)
  • Kay Wery (to 1997)
  • Tosh Yatsushiro (to 1997)

Important Board of Decisions and Discussions

  • 08/14: It was decided to change Board/General meeting dates from the fourth Thursday to the second, to make it easier to obtain UH administrators as speakers. Because many FRAUHM members had expressed a desire for more socializing, it was decided to use Campus Center cafeteria dining rooms, giving those who came at 12:00 an hour to socialize before the 1:00 meeting. Affiliation with UHAA remained unaccomplished; FRAUHM's not being incorporated created some problems, and the expected benefits would not be forthcoming.
  • 02/08: R. Berger found support for his idea of producing a membership directory and promised a draft for the next meeting.
  • 03/10: R. Berger's membership directory draft was reviewed, and final format determined.
  • Another Significant Change: Until this year, meetings had taken place at 3:00 or 3:30, in the nearest thing to a conference room in the speaker's Department. Dr. Niyekawa started having the meetings in one of the smaller rooms at the cafeteria, at noon. This change, plus notices in Ka Leo inviting anyone to attend, resulted in much greater attendance thenceforth.
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1994-1995

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Mary Ellen DesJarlais (to 1995)
  • Paul Durham (to 1995)
  • Sueko Kimura (to 1995)
  • Norman Mellor (to 1995)
  • Toshio Yatsushiro (to 1995)
  • Donald Corbin (to 1996)
  • Roy McArdle (to 1996)
  • Anastasia Palafox (to 1996)
  • Minoru Shinoda (to 1996)
  • Rohma Bowers (to 1996)

Consultants (Past Presidents):

  • Wytze Gorter
  • Sidney Townsley
  • Wally Mitchell
  • Ed Chui

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1993-1994

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Ann Keppel(to 1994)
  • Roy McArdle (to 1994)
  • Anastasia Palafox (to 1994)
  • Joel Trapido (to 1994)
  • Joyce Wright (to 1994)
  • Don Char (to 1995)
  • Mary Ellen DesJarlais (to 1995)
  • Sueko Kimura (to 1995)
  • Agnes Niyekawa (to 1995)
  • Toshio Yatsushiro (to 1995)

Consultants (Past Presidents):

  • Wytze Gorter
  • Sidney Townsley
  • Wally Mitchell
  • Ed Chui

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1992-1993

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Shirley Fujita (to 1993)
  • Oliver Holtzman (to 1993)
  • Robert Kamins (to 1993)
  • Minoru Shinoda (to 1993)
  • James Burgoyne (to 1994)
  • James Koshi (to 1994)
  • Anastacio Palafox (to 1994)
  • Joel Trapido (to 1994)
  • Joyce Wright (to 1994)

Consultants (Past Presidents):

  • Wytze Gorter
  • Sid Townsley
  • Jim Tambor
  • Ed Barnet

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1991-1992

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Paul Durham (to 1992)
  • Andy In (to 1992)
  • Fred Haehnlen (to 1992)
  • Mary Hopkins (to 1992)
  • Norman Rian (to 1992)
  • Shirley Fujita (to 1993)
  • Oliver Holtzman (to 1993)
  • Robert Kamins (to 1993)
  • Minoru Shinoda (to 1993)
  • Bluebell Standal (to 1993)

Consultants (Past Presidents):

  • Wytze Gorter
  • Sid Townsley
  • Jim Tambor
  • Ed Barnet

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1990-1991

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Paul Durham (to 1991)
  • Andrew In (to 1991)
  • Nora Kirkpatrick (to 1991)
  • Roy McArdle (to 1991)
  • Mary Reddin (to 1992)
  • Sueko Kimura (to 1992)
  • Norman Rian (to 1992)

Consultants (Past Presidents):

  • Wytze Gorter
  • Sid Townsley
  • Jim Tambor

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1989-1990

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Nora Kirkpatrick (to 1990)
  • Mary Reddin (to 1990)
  • Jane Fultz (to 1990)
  • Fred C. Hung (to 1991)
  • Roy McArdle (to 1991)
  • Leatrice Mirikitani (to 1991)

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1988-1989

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Edward M. Barnet
  • David Crowell
  • Jane Fellmeth
  • Jane Fultz
  • Shirley Kamens
  • Wallace Mitchell
  • Ex-Officio: Wytze Gorter

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1986-1987

Elected Members-at-large:

  • Dorothy Aspinwall
  • Andrew Berger
  • Henry Bess
  • Bette Ecke
  • Mateo Go
  • Andrew In
  • Shirley Kamins
  • Hazel Kramer
  • Richard K. C. Lee
  • Wallace Mitchell

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