TEFUA ‘A VAKALAUTALA SAN FRANCISCO EDITION.
Tonga High School Alumni S.F. Chapters’ Newsletter.
HOLA COMO`ESTAS, TALOFA LAVA, G‟DAY MATE, MALO` E LELEI, GREETINGS!
PAST EVENTS: rda) SEPTEMBER REMEMBERED. SEPTEMBER, 2002. (3 edition)
GOD BLESS THE USA – SFs‟. TRIBUTE!
…“I‟d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
„Cause the flag still stand for freedom, and they can‟t take that away,
… I won‟t forget the men, who died and gave that right to me,
And I‟d gladly stand up next to you, and defend her still today,
„Cause there ain‟t no doubt I love this land, GOD BLESS THE USA!” (US patriotic song)
The SF Chapter pays tribute to all, whose lives was snubbed unfairly on the 9/11 tragedy, let alone, whose freedom was unjustly violated. “OUR HEROS!” May we find serenity and comfort, knowing that goodness will forever surpass evil, moreover “cause there ain‟t no doubt…GOD BLESS THE USA!”
SFs‟ DREAM TEAM – Committee.
Summer time commotions have mellowed somewhat, escorting in Fall: a prelude to Autumn. Inevitably, September‟s dramatic appearance, glitzy entrance and multifaceted uniqueness, demand our full attention. Parents successfully settled college students into the dorms, and reluctantly kissed their precious ones goodbye, as they gleefully dash off to greet friends en route to the classrooms. It is another school year, another season, and another perpetual revolving of the wheel of time. SF‟s Committee revolves accordingly, moreover goes with the flow, with a great deal of gusto.
SF CHAPTER, OUR HOME TEAM - “It‟s time to play ball...”
Competitive sporting season sets in motion, ranging from Football, Baseball, Tennis, and Golf, to name a few. Proclaiming the beginning of a Baseball game, “It‟s time to play ball!” (Top of the nine) or as in Football, it is “kick off” time. “GO 49ers!” Breaking records, it is another home run by the GIANTS, one of our home teams.
SF‟s domain has been eventful this month; therefore replicate the exciting activities within the SF Chapter. Multi-
tasking, Super-human, Team-players, or bona fide Die-Hard, are exact depictions, of the SF Chapter. Despite our numerous priorities to families, life and such, we‟ll always ROOT FOR OUR HOME TEAM- the SF Chapter. On ththJune 4-8 2003, we will scream from the mount, “It‟s time to play ball!” and we guarantee an extraordinary performance, worth your time and money, until we effectively score a home run or two, perhaps a touch down, and ththrewrite history along the way. (Jun. 4-8 2003, bottom of the nine, end of a baseball game). We certainly expect, not to strike out, nor fumble during the process. “A mind blowing SHOW, you will not forget!”
b) HULOHULA FAKAMAAFANA – DANCE OUTCOME (9/2002)
Mo‟oni e lau „a e kananga‟, “koe vilovilo mai ia ko hai „ata? Koe tupe‟i he „Patepate‟ koe hau he „alu kehe‟, pea ma`tuku mai, „oi moe to‟e, „o afe kihe pharmacy fakatu‟upake`, for extra-strength pain reliever, „cause the
discomfort level, from over exertion is intolerably excruciating. “Oh! What agony. Kau TONGA HAI PE FOKI!”
The SF Chapter rose to the occasion once again, and implemented another triumphant fundraising activity. “Where there is a will, San Franciscans‟ will definitely find a way.” The evening started off full blast, although some employ
“two left feet.” Aside from that, San Franciscans‟ spirit escalated. “We‟ve got rhythm and we‟ve got style!” Way to
Go San Francisco!
FAKAMALO kihe TONGA KOTOA, moe kau AKO TUTUKU: „Oku hounga‟ia „ae Pataloni, Palesiteni, moe Komiti‟,
„ihe „ofa „aufuato, na‟a mou fai mai ke poupouaki „etau ngaue, pea „oku „ikai ha lea „e fe‟unga ke fakatataua „aki e mau mahu‟inga‟ia ho‟o mou tokoni‟. Fakatauange ke kei taulofu‟u atu ha ngaahi ta`puaki „o ta tu‟o lahi, pea ke hokohoko atu ai pe „etau fetokoni‟aki.“ Malo` moe hounga‟ia lahi!”
c) LIBRARY BOOKS – CONTRIBUTION TO TONGA HIGH SCHOOL.
The SF Chapter recently fulfilled its financial obligation, to the present schools restoration of its prestigious library. We aided the BOOK DRIVE, for the Tonga High School innovative library, since last year, with a grand total of $NZ6, 000.00 dollars.
THANKS - On behalf of the Principal, Mrs Lata „Akau‟ola Langi and the present students, the President of the SF
Chapter would like to convey our appreciation to all SF, THS Ex-students, and the Tongan Community in San Francisco, and neighboring towns, for your steadfast support and contributions to this worthy cause. It is our earnest desire that we continue to work jointly in the future. “Malo` e „ofa moe tokoni.”
PRESENT EVENTS –(Newsroom update)
d) “TEFUA „A VAKALAUTALA- SAN FRANCISCO”. (Radio & Newsletter) thThe SF Committee, on September 13 2002 officially approved, the re-christening of the San Francisco newsletter &
radio production, to be an extension, furthermore, a tie between the SF Chapter and the Executive Committee of Tonga, thus adopt the same exquisite name, TEFUA „A VAKALAUTALA.
Utilizing of, as many mediums, to promote and publicize our 2003 celebration, Publicity Coordinators remarkably th elevated publicizing, to a new plateau. On September 72002, The SF Chapter took to the airwaves, via local radio,
broadcasting from the heart of San Francisco. Our initial debut was, a concise synopsis of Tonga High Schools biography, with emphasis on the Ex-Students Body and the upcoming 2003 AGM, featuring our Madam President.
From the overwhelmingly positive feedbacks, the Committee received locally and globally, we concluded that, the radio program and newsletter, “TEFUA „A VAKALAUTALA-SF” achieved its fundamental purpose which is, to
“publicly promote, inform and advertise the THS, 2003 AGM.” thPLEASE TUNE IN – Our next Tefua „a Vakalautala, radio program is Saturday, October 5 and every other week, at
9:45pm Pacific Time, 1450 AM on the dial, and look out every month, (in your mail boxes) for our innovative, informative, up-to-date, newsletters, courtesy of the SF Chapter and the Publicity Coordinators.
e) TONGA HIGH SCHOOL, GLOBAL COMMUNITY- (cyber messages)
SAN FRANCISCO – Greetings from the Golden Gate Bridge! The SF Committee met on 9/13. Our every move is
dictated by a schedule, and a dead line, with precise and strategic actions to take. With determination and unrelenting persistent, objectives are reached. San Franciscans are not only delivering “lip service” but plans are gradually
materializing in our very eyes.
SAMOA – Talofa lava! The Warlord and representative of the Samoan Chapter welcomed San Francisco‟s
newsletters with further request, to “maintain the updated informations coming.”
SYDNEY – G‟day Mate! A high pitched tempo from the Sydney Opera House, carried a “note” so piercing to the soul, and the SF Chapter gladly acknowledged, we are so moved, (fakamafana). Sydney members are hard at work, in preparation for the trip down to the States. Bravo Sydney!
TONGA – Malo e lelei! We surmise that the mood is not sluggish in the Friendly Is. The Executive Committee is working directly with the SF Committee, to make certain a memorable 2003 AGM.Various classes orchestrate their own get-togethers, intended for the long trek to the USA.
CANADA- Hello! “Message on a bottle, Mulberry leaf instead.” Although the Canadians are still lurking in the background, (our radar picked up their shadow), very fascinated with the SF activities leading to the 2003 function, but are somehow still standoffish. OH! CANADA…Kindly introduce yourselves, the next time you visit.
f) On the Calendar th56 ANNIVERSARY RAFFLE- LULU LAHI, FAKAMANATU „OE TA‟U 56 „oe THS.
“KOE LULU LAHI „OE MILENIUME”!
Kainga Tonga, pehee kihe kau ako tutuku THS kotoa, si‟i ho mau ivi ke fa‟a fakamatala, hono ngaahi pale‟ hilio‟
he taukakapa, pea ‟e tuputupu le fonua Hikule‟o ki Pulotu „aka‟aka, ke fakafita‟a mai ha pale fakalangilangi, tuha
moe ka`toanga. Taa pea ngali, Kihe-Lelei-Taha „a „ene fanautama.
GRAND PRIZE- Shockingly, brand new, rugged, mean, driving MACHINE…(wroom, wroom…)
Bedazzled by the scent, fresh from the factory…(hmmm breathtaking...)
Missing just one critical element, YOU and the key…(our mantra!)
Loaded from A to Z with all the extra trimmings…(to atu!)
Ready and willing to be broken in, by YOU only…(or ME?)
CALIENTE! hot, steamy hot DODGE DURANGO, 2003 SUV…. (Ouch!)
Confirmed, behind the wheel, transcend, a wild personality…(Coool!)
Attitude adjust, “I AM, KING OF THE ROAD, BABY!…” (Honk, honk!)
So snap out of it, and initiate the process…(No daydreaming!)
Contact, call, e-mail, the Committee for the winning ticket…(Hurry!)
Cost, one crispy Washington image, or 100 pennies…Ok, US$1.00!
OPEN to PUBLIC and T.H.S. GLOBAL COMMUNITY! (Ok! do not procrastinate.)
(More details to follow later…toki hoko atu moe fakaikiiki „amui )
NEXT ON THE CALENDAR:
II. GENERAL MEETING- FAKATAHA LAHI (SF CHAPTER) 10/26/2002.
* ALL SAN FRANCISCANS, PLEASE be present at our OCTOBER meeting. Your support is of extreme importance, so join us if you may. (Teke ha‟u pe te mau „au atu? Your choice!)
„Aho/Date – Saturday 10/26/2002.
Feitu‟u/Place – 861 Blossom Way, Hayward, California.
Taimi/Time – 2pm -4pm promptly.
(i) All queries regarding the SF, THS Alumni Association, to be directed to any of the following addresses or
write the Association at the address above.
a) SF, THS Alumni Association – firstname.lastname@example.org
b) Palesiteni ( President) – Madam Ma‟ata F. Misinale, Martha.Misinale@gale.com
Tokoni Palesiteni(Asst. Pres.) – Maka „Ilavalu Ta‟ufoou email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sekelitali( Secretary) – „Amelia Piutau, email@example.com
(ii) * Another friendly reminder to those whom, we have not gotten, your contact informations, please pass them
along. E-mail addys, postal addresses or telephone numbers will be very helpful.
*Thanks to those of you, who voluntarily submit your contact informations to the Committee.
(iii). *Tefua „a Vakalautala - SF edition, (newsletters) can be requested, by e-mailing the Publicity Coordinators, whether you are base locally or abroad, at the e-mail addresses below.
*Questions and coverage materials for our upcoming editions are welcome, whether its home issues or
We look forward to greeting you again in the month of October.
Mucha Gracias, Malo` Aupito, Sincerely.
L. Mateialona-„Olive firstname.lastname@example.org & K.V. Cambridge. JMVCambridge@aol.com.
THTH SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER DECLARES, JUNE 4 -8 2003, AS THE OFFICIAL TONGA HIGH THSCHOOL 56 COMMEMORATION DATES, IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (8 months away)