Kona Kai Resort Hotel in San Diego

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is attending our reunion?

Anyone who went to school in Okinawa is welcome to attend. It doesn't matter if you graduated from Kubasaki, or what year you graduated. Classmates from all year groups are invited to join us.

2. Why should I attend this reunion?

Our reunion is designed to bring people together in Dragon love and friendship. Living on Okinawa was a unique experience, one that has enriched our lives and bonded us for life. Come to reunite with friends from our past, celebrate the present, and create future connections. This is our year, 2012, The Year of the Dragon!

3. Why is the reunion in San Diego?

The spectacular natural setting and warm climate makes San Diego an enticing location for our reunion. Dragons have expressed a great interest in coming to San Diego. Through Facebook and emails, we were able to reconnect with Dragons living all over the world. Our San Diego area Dragons recently created the California Dragons Group on Facebook. CA Dragons plan monthly get togethers, host mini-reunions, and meet with Dragons travelling here from out of town. We decided that October would be a good month to host our reunion, since most of the tourists are gone by then. We will be able to take advantage of the great group rate our hotel is offering during our reunion weekend.

4. What is the weather like, and what should I bring?

You will appreciate the city's spectacular natural setting and the best climate in the world. The weather is predictably sunny and warm during the day, usually in the high 70's and 80's, and ranges from 10-20 degrees cooler at night, all year long. If you want to swim, plan to swim at our hotel's outdoor heated pool or the hot tub. The bay and ocean water temperatures are usually in the mid 60's, which is too cold for most people to swim without a wetsuit. For the daytime, you will need to bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, sandals, comfortable shoes and "dressy" casual clothing. It is a good idea to bring sweaters, and light jackets to wear at night.

5. What do I wear to the reunion dinner events?

Thursday- Luau Buffet/Open Mike Jam/ Rock Band Dance
Attire is California Casual (like business casual but more comfortable) Men- Hawaiian themed shirts, and khaki pants or good-looking jeans. Ladies- Hawaiian print dresses, skirts, or tops; nice jeans or pants.
Friday- Sunset Dinner Harbor Tour
Attire is Business Casual or California Casual
Men- khaki pants, nice shirt, and sports jacket
Ladies- Nice dress or pants with a fancy top, bring sweater or jacket
Friday- Beach Bonfire
Attire is Casual- We will have time to change to more comfortable attire after our Sunset Dinner. Our hotel has a private beach where we will have our bonfire.
Saturday- Farewell Dinner Dance
Attire is Formal- Men can wear navy blue or tan pants, appropriate dress shirt, and blazer. Ladies can wear cocktail dresses, or dressy pants suits.

6. What if I can't plan that far in advance, can I just "show up"?

Your completed registration and payment is required for you to attend our reunion events. The reunion is planned according to the number of attendees who have registered and paid in advance. It would not be fair for those who just "show up" to be able to attend. If you cannot attend all three nights, an Ala Carte price for events is available. We will make every attempt to accommodate you should your plans change at the last minute.

7. How do I make the hotel reservations with a roommate?

One person will need to make the hotel reservation. The hotel will be able to split the room charges with your roommate. You will be responsible for finding your own roommate, and making your own arrangements.

8. Can I arrive before the reunion or stay later?

Yes, our group rate is good for three days before and three days after our reunion.

9. Do I need to rent a car to attend reunion events?

No, The hotel will provide a complimentary airport shuttle.
All of our reunion dinner events will take place at the hotel.
There are taxis you can call to take you anywhere you want to go.

10. Can I bring my children?

Our reunion events are planned for adults. You will be responsible for providing your child's activities and babysitting during the reunion.

11. What does the registration and fees cover?

The registration and fees cover the reunion dinner events.

The hotel rooms are separate charges.

12. Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

Your contact person for the reunion is Masami Jenkins.

Email: masamij@aol.com