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HOST Advisory Board
Subject to Board Approval
Bob Heidrich, Bernie Bender, Brad
Rimell, Clarence Chong, Mike Nelson, Robin Bond, Arlen Walsten, Roy Yee, Jeff
Brennan, John Sifling for Gilbert Kanazawa, and Chris Woolaway
Mike Latham, Charlie Pires, Tom
Heberle, Bill Mossman, and Susan Harper.
Gregg Love, Clint Jamile, and Harry
Call to Order:
The monthly HOST Advisory Board
Meeting was held on Thursday, March 21, 2002.
Robin Bond called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m., at KEMS Kewalo at
The minutes from October 25, November
15, and December 20th meetings were not approved, as there was no
Chris Woolaway informed the Advisory
Board that there was a balance of $1,403.72 available in the HOST checking
account. Robin informed the Board
that he had received a $250 check from the Propeller Club - Port of Honolulu
that is their contribution to the December gathering. Roy reported that the Castle and Cooke
credit union would not be a good alternative for HOST’s saving account.
Next Membership Meeting:
It was decided that the General
Membership Meeting should be moved to April 18th and the Advisory
Board Meeting moved to April 11th.
The Topics for the General Membership Meeting will be the Underwater
Research being conducted at the University of Hawaii. Chris has secured Dr. Alexander Malahoff,
Director of the Hawaii Undersea Research Center, to do the presentation. Brad will also give a twenty minute presentation on the
Harbor Safety Conference he attended representing HOST.
Gregg Love attended the meeting to
explain the proposed new website and to answer any questions. He has graciously
agreed to develop and maintain our HOST website. The Board members agreed that
Robin should send out an E-mail request to all Board members to vote on the
website change. Any additional
questions should be addressed to Robin. Mike
Nelson offered space on his server for HOST’s website.
Harbor Safety Conference:
Brad Rimell gave a summary of the
presentations and the activities of the Conference. Brad was asked to enlighten the General Membership Meeting
with a summary of one of the presentations.
It was decided that each meeting would have a summary component from this
Conference. Brad will check into
getting copies of the Power-Point presentations from the presenters. The next annual meeting is in New York. Robin ask the Board to consider setting
monies aside to send at least one HOST representative to the annual meetings.
Host Safety Issues:
HOST has sent out e-mails to members
regarding the new proposed USCG rules regarding the wearing of PFDs. HOST also sent out notifications of 2
other new proposed rules regarding Ballast Water and Life Raft Maintenance.
Robin discussed the issue of the lack
of quorum that has plagued HOST for the past few months. It was agreed to lower
the quorum requirement from 8 to 6. Robin will e-mail the Board for approval to
change the quorum requirement. He will also revise the By-laws and e-mail it to
the Board for their review so that it can be approved at next month’s meeting.
Kim Beasley has expressed an interest
to join the HOST Board representing the Shore Facilities along with Mike and
Clarence. It was agreed to use the
E-mail vote to get approval for Kim Beasley to serve as an Advisory Board
Doug Vann award:
Robin will call Anne regarding Pat
Pettigrew receiving the award at the next General Meeting.
John Sifling updated the Board on the
security effort that is continuing. There
is also concern about the drawing down of the Coast Guard Reservists as early as
May 2002. There was little
discussion of the Chinese Fishing vessel death.
Capt. Kanazawa’s change of command is June 25th.
Meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
The next Board meeting is April 11 and the next Membership meeting is April 18, 2002.