Postal Service employee Horace Dudoit, who lives and works in Honolulu, was recognized in a recent issue of The Eagle magazine for his community service.
Besides his day job as an accountable paper supply clerk, Dudoit is an entertainer with the musical trio Ho’okena.
“I’ve been fortunate to have my real job, and then my play job,” said Dudoit.
The trio’s sound is described as traditional mixed with some hapa haole (mixed ethnic) music. Dudoit sings and plays 12-string guitar and ukulele.
For the past 10 years, Dudoit has performed at an annual United Way event hosted by a major hotel chain in Waikiki. Funds raised are distributed among more than 300 nonprofit organizations serving the community.
“And you know, when we’re playing music, I kind of see that as a community service as well,” said Dudoit. “When we perform, we’re taking people’s minds off whatever is happening in the world, whatever is bothering them at the moment — and we’re providing them with comfort and relaxation.”
For a Hawaii native like Dudoit, community service is an expression of goodwill that permeates life on the island. “The aloha spirit is in everything we do.”
The Eagle is seeking to feature more employees like Dudoit in future editions.
If you know a USPS worker who exemplifies service to the community or dedication to a cause, send an email to The_Eagle@usps.gov.
The Eagle is mailed to employees’ homes and is also available on Newsroom, a USPS online news hub