Endsley, Logsdon named outstanding Maui elders

Lahaina resident Richard Endsley and Kula resident Diane Logsdon have been selected as winners of the 45th annual Outstanding Older Americans of Maui County, the county Office on Aging, Aging and Disability Resource Center announced.

Endsley achieved the honor for his service to the West Maui community, according to an announcement. He has served as president of Lahaina Intermediate School’s Education Foundation and its After-School Tutoring Project. He also volunteers for the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club, the LahainaTown Action Committee and Lahaina Hongwanji.

Logsdon was honored for her service as treasurer, community service chairwoman and president of the AARP Kula Chapter. She also serves as recording secretary for Maui Economic Opportunity’s Senior Citizens Planning and Coordinating Council and the Puunene Branch of the Maui Friends of the Library, where she also edits the monthly newsletter.

The awards were presented at a May 7 luncheon in the Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Rainbow Ballroom. May is Older Americans Month, when elders across the nation are recognized for their extraordinary efforts and contributions to society.

Endsley and Logsdon were selected from a field of 11 Maui County residents who are at least 65 years of age. Other nominees honored at the luncheon included Henry K. Allen, Artemio C. Baxa, Takeo Miyaguchi, Pasita Pladera, Fred Ruge, Julie Shiotsugu, Ali Thompson, John Tryggestad and Robyn Walters.

The nominees and winners received congratulatory certificates from Mayor Alan Arakawa and Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s Maui liaison, JoAnn Inamasu.

The winners received engraved koa clocks from the Maui County Office on Aging’s Aging and Disability Resource Center and certificates from the state Legislature and the Maui County Council.