Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard made Cove Ratcliffe’s day, Wednesday during the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Congressional Update luncheon at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club. Cove was “volunteering” (the fancy word for that is “intern”) and got to take a photo with Gabbard before going back to school.
Happy birthday to Rep. Derek Kawakami who got all kinds of lei to celebrate his birthday at the luncheon, and Tulsi even shared (it’s not a lei until you give it away) some of her lei with Waimea High School students Devon Hartsell, Maia Young, Melia Okura and Leah Carr since they came all the way over to the Marriott to greet the Congresswoman.
Kudos to new chamber president Mark Perriello who stopped to greet as many guests as he could, and Randy Francisco, the Creative Industries Small Business Coordinator for the county, got special recognition from Tulsi for his years of service to the chamber.
OK, time to head out for the North Shore Relay for Life at the Kauai Christian Academy in Kilauea.