Volunteer Recognition

The Senior Seven

Ronald McDonald House

The Senior Seven

May, 2013

By RMHC–HI Staff

We shine the volunteer spotlight on seven outstanding individuals. They are our extraordinary “Senior Seven,” volunteers who are always there for RMHC–HI in a time of need. No matter how small or big the task, these seven caring people are always ready to lend a helping hand. Together, they have a combined total of 64 years of volunteer service at RMHC–HI, and they are gems who we truly value and hold close to our hearts.

Volunteers The Senior Seven
“Ronald McDonald loves our Senior Seven too!” Front row, left to right Nobu Oshiro, Donna Asam, and Nancy Akamichi. Back row, James Asam, Sharon Kim, Ed Robello and Richard Akamichi
These volunteers are no strangers to hard work at the House and at our special events. “You name it, they have done it all,” says Michelle Takahashi, RMHC–HI Community Relations and Development Specialist. “They’ve done so many projects for us including stuffing tens of thousands of envelopes for our direct mailer/bulk mail and quarterly newsletters, assembling team sponsor gifts & taking inventory for our annual golf classic, and painting hundreds of stars for table favors along with packaging & wrapping gift baskets to sell at the Country Store for our annual RMHC–HI ‘Share a Night’ gala.”

When the Senior Seven are not volunteering, they all enjoy an array of different extracurricular activities which keeps them going strong while being young at heart. These active folks like traveling; teaching and taking ballroom dancing; doggie training; painting; designing and creating jewelry; teaching yarn and ribbon lei making; golfing; and of course, spending time with children, grandchildren, and favorite pets.

One of the gentlemen in the group, Ed Robello, shared what motivates him. “I volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House because it is such a worthy organization and they really need volunteer help. I like the homelike family atmosphere and the people there. I enjoy working with the staff and providing support in any way I possibly can. And I have made such wonderful friends while volunteering here.”

We are so lucky to have them. They truly are heroes of the heart! Mahalo to our Senior Seven for all the hard work they do for the Ronald McDonald House.

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