Wow! More than half-million-dollar award — a huge win for Friends of Mahaulepu (FOM). The members of the Board of Directors of FOM deserve to be lauded and applauded. They have endured countless hours of grueling reading, researching, fundraising, attending meetings, educating regulators — many of whom are sadly uninformed or misinformed about their own areas of responsibility, providing timely information to the public, explaining issues to state and county officials, interacting with attorneys and judges, and on and on. And all this working as citizens of Kauai, as volunteers.