RSVP honors its many volunteers

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Margaret McGinty and Michiye Funaku, Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipients, seated, are surrounded by dignitaries, including Carrice Gardner representing Gov. David Ige, state Rep. Nadine Nakamura, Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., Tim Albao, chair of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Board, Kauai Council Chair Mel Rapozo, RSVP director Donna Olivas-Kaohi, Councilman Arryl Kaneshiro, Corporation for National and Community Service Hawaii State Program Director Derrick Ariyoshi, state Rep. James Kunane Tokioka, Clyde Kodani, representing U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, and Kealoha Takahashi, director of the county’s Agency on Elderly Affairs, Friday during the RSVP Recognition Ceremony at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Michiye Funaku, center, reacts after being presented the Lifetime Presidential Volunteer Service Award and congratulated by Clyde Kodani, representing U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, Friday as Kauai Retired Senior Volunteer Program director Donna Olivas-Kaohi, left, helps her along the congratulatory line at the RSVP Recognition Ceremony at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Margaret McGinty reacts to being named the recipient of the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award as Corporation for National and Community Service Hawaii State Program Director Derrick Ariyoshi looks on and Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. prepares to give McGinty a congratulatory hug, Friday during the RSVP Recognition Ceremony at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort.

LIHUE — “Volunteers: A Gift to the Community” was the theme of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program recognition Friday at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort.

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