It was a bright, sunny Hawaiian Monday in August when 19 volunteers were invited to a special luncheon to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hilo SeniorNet Learning Center. Donald Straney, Ph. D., Chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Hilo formally presented a beautiful plaque from national SeniorNet to the group and thanked them for their many years of service to the seniors in the community. The lunch was held at the Hilo Yacht Club, known for its scenic oceanside location and for its amazing chef. The menu included salmon furikake and beef stir fry followed by a special strawberry shortcake. Everyone who attended will long remember this enjoyable and memorable occasion. May the next 20 years be as stimulating and enriching as the first 20!
Left to right: Margaret Blackmer; June Kawashima; Glenn Grace; Lucy Maloney; Seijin Hokama; Pauline Matayoshi; Emi Goya; Shirley Figueira; Marilyn Kamei; Dawn Pung; June Knell; Mary Jane Peleholani; Christine Tanioka; Elaine Inouye; Farrah Gomes; Terri Powell; Milton Nakats; Stan Toyama; Greg Navarro.
At the luncheon Lucy Maloney was presented with a SeniorNet Outstanding Leadership Award for her dedication, motivation, center performance and commitment.