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Retiree Info

How Retirees Enjoy Extended Leisure Time

Ha’aheo 675 enjoyed rapping with some senior members atthe Union’s year-end celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. We were curious how they were spending or would like spending their extra leisure hours. And this is how each said has kept life interesting and pleasant:

Marc Kodama
Marc Kodama, pipefitter retired 2005: “Increased family time, mainly with youngsters and grandchildren, upgrading the house. Can now consider our Retirees Club.”

Arthur Fong
Arthur Fong, plumber now retired 27 years: “Yardwork closest to any thought of real work other than sharing home chores with wife. Am enjoying Retirees Club meetings.”

Albert Kaopuiki
Albert Kaopuiki, retired 2012 as training coordinator: “Time with youngsters, their school, scouting and hobbies like teaching harmonica and ukulele so far leaves time for anything else.”

Milton Kam
Milton Kam, Air Engineering general foreman retired 1991: “After pau hana I enrolled at UH-Manoa, earned a BA degree in political science. Family, golfing and Las Vegas kept me busy. To stay happy: keep saving, stick to income and love your family.”

Alan Megia
For fun, we made the same inquiry with an active journeyman, Alan Megia, with Creative Plumbing. He replied: “I may be on a retirement mode, with 39 years in the trade. So I relate to what a retiree looks forward to -- more leisure with family and time for the youngsters. Fishing is my escape and time with my buddies. When pau with the job, joining fellow retirees would be mellow.”

There you have it, seniors, options that will add more to life.

Retirees Name Three New Officers

The Local 675 Retirees Club elected three new officers for two-year terms: Vice president, Derek Hirao; Secretary, Elpidio Tivera; and Director, Alan Arakaki.

President Willy Kanno noted that business manager Reggie Castanares is currently reviewing the status of the Union’s pension fund. Members who manned the club booth at the recent Union benefits conference were thanked.

8 New Pensioners Welcomed

Congratulations to latest retirees:

Raymond M. Akimoto 06/01/16
Ryan Y. Asato 08/01/16
Ted T. Ikeda 05/01/16
Daryl A. Ito 08/01/16
Kevin M. Mahelona 08/01/16
Earl S. Ono 07/01/16
Sean S. Tania 08/01/16
Sheldon Y. Tokoro 07/01/16

In Memoriam

Heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of deceased members:

Masao Hirano 10/08/16
Takeshi Kaita 08/09/16
Stanley Kim 09/18/16
Thomas Matsuzaki 11/12/16
Jace Oyama 11/21/16
James Saito 11/19/16
Aldrich Visitation 09/11/16
Jason Yamashiro 08/30/16
Kenneth Yoshimatsu 06/03/16
Plumbers & Fitters UA Local Union 675 - 1109 Bethel Street, Lower Level - Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2218 - Tel: 808-536-5454 - FAX: 808-528-2629