Richard Rodby's Proclamation by the Mayor
Richard and Joan Rodby before meeting the mayor. Richard "Dick" Rodby has nurtured many local musicians, notably Charles K. L. Davis, at Kemo'o Farm Restaurant in Wahiawa. Some of the other musicians who played there are Emma Veary, Nina Keali'iwahamana, Marlene Sai, Vicky Rodrigues, Andy Cummings, Irmgard Farden Aluli, Mahi Beamer, Van Diamond, Rene Paulo, Brothers Cazimero, Karen Keawehawai'i, Myra English, Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawai'i, Bill Ka'iwa, Kahauanu Lake, Jesse Kalima, and Palani Vaughan. Richard, who currently serves on the HMHF board, is a long-time and generous supporter of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame.
President James "Kimo" Stone presenting a lei to Joan Rodby, Richard's wife, before the proclamation ceremony.
Debby Taira, treasurer of the board, presents a maile lei to Richard Rodby.
Mayor Mufi Hannemann presents a proclamation to Richard Rodby with Joan Rodby at his side.
L to R: Family friend Howard Green, HMHF board member Mandy Bowers, HMHF president James "Kimo" Stone, and Richard's daughter Robyn were on hand to congratulate Dick Rodby.
Richard's grandson Sean Ballentyne and family friend Bill Paty chat before the mayor's arrival.
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