Kirk Hovious, Auntie Carla and Coach John
Kirk Hovious (pictured on left), President and Founder of Encompass Professional Services, is our modern day renaissance man who is the consummate entrepreneur and generous volunteer. Kirk, with his team of weekend warriors, volunteers for many organizations and we are blessed to be one of his favorite projects. From electricity to roofs, Kirk has done it all to make Winners' Camp a safe secure place for teenagers to reach their highest potential and thrive!
Carla and John Margenau (pictured center and right), have donated countless hours of their time and skills into managing the kitchen during every single camp. Their commitment to making healthy, home-cooked style meals makes for very happy campers: we are so fortunate to have their unwavering support through all of these years! The Margenaus truly are blessed to be a blessing to our Winners' Camp Ohana!
Military Volunteer Day Video
On Saturday, March 6, 30 military volunteers from HQ Top 3 came to the Winners' Camp site to get everything in tip-top shape for the Spring Break camps. What an amazing team!
Rosemary Smith, Kauai Parent Liason
"I was born and raised in New York and moved to St. Croix in the US Virgin
Islands in 1968. My husband Norbert and I lived there and raised six
children over a ten year period. We all enjoyed island living since my
husband was a landscape designer. In 1978 we moved to Kauai and knew we
would spend the rest of our life here. Our youngest child, Colleen was born
on Kauai. We have been married 47 amazing loving years.
We love Kauai, its people and natural beauty and I love sharing my passion for Winners' Camp with the many teens on the island. I truly enjoy helping the youth of Kauai. Teens are very complicated, intense, loving, smart, funny, innocent, insecure, unsure and want affection and acknowledgement as much as everyone else. Winners' Camp just helps them on their journey down the proper path.
Our youngest son, Shannon, attended as a camper and we saw a profound positive change in his life. He attended twice and then signed up to volunteer as a Staff member. Later we sent our daughter Colleen as a camper and she eventually staffed many times. Colleen is now a full time teacher and I attribute her solid values and excellence in teaching to the foundation she gained from Winners Camp.
I have volunteered and staffed at Winners Camp over the past 15 years and will continue to as it gives me as much joy and satisfaction as I see the difference in the young people's lives. As long as I am able I want to be part of Winners' Camp. I am convinced that if every teen attended Winners' Camp we would see a remarkable, awesome change in this next generation."
(Rosemary Smith is the Neighbor Island Liaison (Kauai) for Hawai'i Leadership Academy.)