The Shufu Society of Hawaii’s golden (50th) anniversary installation luncheon was held March 20 in the Grand Ballroom of the Halekulani hotel. A general membership meeting was held prior to the luncheon. A korosho award for longtime commitment and service was presented to immediate past president Ann Kobayashi. The sotsujyu award to those attaining the age of 90 was presented to Sachiko Chinen. Ten new members were introduced and presented with rose bouquets.
The officers were installed by Circuit Judge Edward Kubo. They are Keiko Arikawa, president; Setsuko Szabo and Shigeyo Tanaka, vice presidents; Keiko Kuroki, Japanese secretary; Hatsumi Campbell, English secretary; Yoshiko Nishihira, treasurer; Kazuko Tarumi, assistant treasurer; and Mutsu Johnson and Rumiko Knight, internal auditors.
Prior to the lunch, Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa offered a kampai toast. The Rev. Takamasa Yamamura of the Honolulu Myohoji Mission delivered the invocation.
The entertainment portion of the program included a fashion show titled, “Simply Elegant,” featuring the designs of Jeanie Chun. Pianist Lisa Nakamichi, founding artistic director of the Aloha International Piano Festival, performed compositions by Mozart, Schubert, Debussy, Kozaburo Hirai and Gershwin. Nakamichi and Rev. Yamamura, who also is a classically trained opera singer, performed a song together.