Singing with Senator

Heartfelt Highlights

We knew Senator Akaka and his wife Millie during our Washington D.C. days together from 1993-2000. We went to the same parties hosted by Auntie Myrtle of Hawaii State Society. It was touching when Mille stopped in the middle of the floor on the way to the buffet table at the Tropical Plantation when she recognized we were the entertainers. This was the first time seeing them after we had moved to Maui in December 2000.

(Photo of us singing “Hawaiian Lullaby” the favorite song of U.S. Senator from Hawaii Daniel Akaka at an event in his honor at Maui Tropical Plantation, February 2005)

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Mele Fong is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the 'ukulele. She is an experienced educator with over 50+ years experience playing the 'ukulele and entertaining worldwide. Mele performs with her husband in the duo "The Hawaiian Serenaders" and leads student groups. In 1996, the duo represented the State of Hawai'i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mele and her husband Richard Tom were both born and raised on Oahu and now reside in Maui.