Blind Vendors Ohana, Inc.
There is no stopping the spirit of the Season despite the uncertain economic condition as Blind Vendors Ohana celebrated their traditional Christmas party for the year 2009 at the Airport Hotel located at the corner of Nimitz and Rodgers Blvd. in Honolulu on Saturday, 5
December 2009. The theme for the night was Hawaiian. BVOI employees showed up in their most attractive and interest-grabbing artistic Hawaiian attire. Right after the welcome address by the
President Filo Tu and opening prayer by Ronald Flormata, the night
shifted immediately to high gear with a highly entertaining number
from the talented and well-coordinated Christmas committee singing and dancing to "Kanaka Waiwai"withthe able accompaniment of Filo
on his ukulele.
Sumptuous dinner followed soon after. The much awaited talent show was next with seven participants who courageously steppped on stage to face the audience and show off their singing and dancing prowess. They were
Rachel Villanueva (3rd Place), Juanita dela Cruz (4th Place), Garret
Ichioka, Sa Ortiz (2nd Place) , Paul Fuchigami, Ronald Flormata (1st
Place) and Ron Uchida.
Throughout the night, generous door prizes were handed out to
employees and guests alike who received cash, gift certificates, bags
of goodies and trips to las Vegas. The Vegas trips were won by May
Rose (custodian) and Marcelino from the warehouse (how lucky can
they get!) Oh yes, the winners of Best Dressed are Ron Uchida and Mamerna Bio.
The audience went into frenzy playing the "give Me, Give Me" game.
We are happy to report that the party was a tremendous success with lots of
fun, food and drinks, prizes and fellowship. Too bad not everybody
can be there to enjoy the night. Therefore, same time next year, make
it a point to be where the action is.
Here are the members of the Christmas committee:
Dancers - Maricen Olipares, Virgie Rizalda, Rosita Baguio, Ofelia Lisk,
Priscilla Griffin, Linda Fuchigami
Singers - Angelina Cortez, Ronald Flormata, Ronald Uchida, Kristalin
Dapdap, Mamerna Bio..
Ukulele - Filo Tu
We've got videos for you, too.
To watch, clik on them to start streaming the video to your computer .
1. Christmas Committee
2. Filo Tu
3. Rachel Villanueva
4. Juanita dela Cruz
5. Sa Ortiz
6. Garret Ichioka
7. Paul Fuchigami
8. Ron Flormata
9. Ron Uchida
10. Jim and Josephine Kahue
11. Erika Flormata
Pictures shot during the party are here as well. Just click on each to enlarge.