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, 1990-1991

Elected Officers


Edward M. Barnet

1st Vice President:

Wallace Mitchell

2nd Vice President:

Fred Haehnlen


Oma Umbel


Mary Hopkins

Board Members

(to 1991)

Paul Durham

Andrew In

Nora Kirkpatrick

Roy McArdle

Mary Reddin

(to 1992)

Sueko Kimura

Norman Rian

Consultants (Past Presidents)

Wytze Gorter

Sid Townsley

Jim Tambor


09/20 Dan Boylan & Dan Tuttle, CC 108, 3:00pm
10/23 Coconut Island Pilgrimage (Bring your own lunch)
11/15 Dr. Tobias Owen (Dept. of Astronomy), “Magellan Venus Probe”
01/17 Luncheon at Kaimana Beach Hotel ($15)
02/21 Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Lab.
03/19 Prof. Sinikka Hayasaka, Pres., UHPA, “Current Visions”
04/18 Mr. Siegfried Ramler, “From Nuremburg to Baghdad”
05/16 Annual Meeting and Election, CC Exec Dining Room. Elsie Boatman honored for 90th birthday

Important Board Decisions and Discussions

??/?? FRAUHM gets first mail box, CC Box J-3
02/14 Retirees two years or more in arrears to be notified that they will be placed on an inactive list unless they respond
05/16 Annual dues raised from $5 to $10, with overwhelming approval at the general meeting