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 “Manoa” at the end were not meant to exclude retirees from other campuses, or retired staff.
Quick links to academic years:

Officers and Board members, 1989-1990

Elected Officers


Jim (Harold) Jambor

1st Vice President:

Edward M. Barnet

2nd Vice President:

Jane B. Fellmeth


Kay Wery


Nora Kirkpatrick

Members-at-large of the Board of Directors

(to 1990)

Nora Kirkpatrick (?)

Mary Reddin

Jane Fultz

Roy McArdle

Mary Reddin

(to 1991)

Fred C. Hung

Roy McArdle

Leatrice Mirikitani

Consultants (Past Presidents)


09/14? Ronald Ellen Chapman on their experience in Beijing during the students’ demonstration in Tiananmen Square
10/12? Tour to the Hawaii Maritime Museum
10/19 Mona Chock, UH Alumni Association, on UHAA and FRAUHM
11/09 Visit to the renovated Moana Hotel with lunch
01/11 Larry Price, “The Relationship of Academics to Athletics”
02/08 President Albert Simone, “The Role of Intercollegiate Athletics in the University”
03/?? Outing to the Contemporary Museum, Makiki Heights
04/19 Tommy Kalaukini on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Hawaiian Sovereignty. Video presentation by Richard Peglinawan, OHA Executive Director
05/24 Annual Meeting with elections and a social, 3-4:30pm, CC Executive Dining Room

Important Board Decisions and Discussions

07/13 Dues-paying members numbered 69 in 1987, 107 in 1988, and 66 to date in 1989. Mailing list on 12/07 had 300 names, including out-of-state members.
10/19 Secretary to send a card on condolence on behalf of the Board and FRAUHM membership to the wife of a deceased member.
01/18 By-laws changes Fiscal year changed from January-December to July- June. Annual Meeting date from January to May (President Jambor responsible for the wording to go in the By-laws).
03/15 “We agreed that spouses of deceased Manoa retirees are eligible for membership in FRAUHM, also retirees who may have served at Manoa but later retired from other campuses.”
09/05 FRAUHM officially becomes a University Registered Organization at CC.