Terry Rice (Ret)
- Call to Order –
The meeting was called to order at
(1500) by Chair, Robin
- Approval of last
– HOST Board meeting minutes of May 13 were approved.
- Treasurer’s Report
- With the annual
registration fee of $5.00 paid to the State, the HOST balance is $1,634.35.
- Next Membership Meeting
Bob Heidrich suggested that maybe we poll the membership for topic suggestions. Robin reported that we really emphasized this at the last membership meeting and in the meeting minutes.
suggested we have a short presentation on the upcoming Maritime Industry Day.
was suggested we may talk about safety precautions about general boating
suggested that by the end of August we may have some feed back on the Port
Security issues. Bill reminded
everyone that we only have until July 19th to comment to the docket
on the changed Security Zones. Both
HOST and the USCG have emphasized the public announcements of the comment
period. Bill said he has
talked with the Advertiser to see if they would do a story on the Security Zones
comment period, particularly the one near the airport runway as this potentially
will impact the most people.
Venegas discussed whether HOST could have a role in educating boaters on basic
safety. Perhaps a
one page brochure on basic safety.
Again, this may be something that can be done in conjunction with Safety
at Sea Seminar. Much of this information is already out there.
It may be that we could have a model “Float Plan”
there any possibility in having a small presentation on the rescue attempts
related to the two fishermen. Capt.
Skuby agreed to have someone make a presentation.
Brennan suggested that possibly a State presentation on which parts of the
Harbor are being closed off. Pier
1 for example. Pier 13
and 14 are an example of exception areas.
topics suggested are; a presentation on the new Pride of Aloha, and a
presentation on what happened to the Melon Head Whales that came into shallow
- Safety at Sea Seminar
Harper reported that their initial investigation is showing that the
subcommittee should cover more than just long distance cruising but actually
apply to small boating as well.
Chris is looking for funding. It
may be that this is something we may be able to do once a year.
We can apply to Boat US for funding in August.
The next meeting will be on July 28, at
at the Kaneohe Yacht Club.
- Pending HOST Safety
Hector has received information back from a number of organizations such
as Tesoro, Sause Brothers among others.
He will send the current information to Robin.
He intends to start calling and e-mailing the others as follow up.
SOP 8-98 We have
identified a USCG person that has volunteered to rewrite the SOP on Explosive
Kawaihae Harbor Tug and Barge Safety
- Linden Joesting asked
about Ian Birney’s response to inquiries related to this problem.
He has stated that he can’t comment now due to litigation.
Robin pointed out that we are trying to determine whether HOST has a role
in trying to move this along.
d. PR Education Committee - Still working on funding for printing of brochures and finding a way to quickly disseminate the information we have developed.
Julia asked whether we could revisit our Mission Statement.
This is an issue that came up during the Boat Show.
We tried to share our “
SOP 9-98 Use of the
Seafarer’s Hall Terry
Rice is working on this but the bureaucracy is thick and progress is slow.
- Homeland Security
is now in place and generally it is business as usual.
Plans are still being reviewed but people are working on temporary
with foreign ships are generally going well in
Bay Users Group has a meeting coming up on July 23rd to be held at
9:00 to 11:00 at the Foreign Trade Zone.
She asked Linden Joesting if is she could get assistance finding the
right person to attend from the State.
Linden asked for information on the meeting and said she will help out.
John Regan The
reported that “Get the Drift and Bag It” is coming up again.
She has met with the Army Corps of Engineers looking for help from
others. The Army Corps
public information booth in Waikiki will help with a display on marine debris.
Focus will be on the Waikiki Area and the Ala Wai.
Hopefully we a get the Yacht Clubs and the Clean Islands Council to
provide small boats. The
cleanup will be held on September 18th.
Sanctuary is still looking for Members to their Board.
If anyone is interested, positions are available in the following seats.
Business/Commerce, Citizen-At-Large, Commercial Shipping, Conservation,
Education (Alternate Only), Whale
Watching, Tourism, Ocean Recreation, Native Hawaiian (Alternate) and Fishing
(Alternate). If anyone is
interested please contact Keeley Belva, Council Coordinator at 808.397.2650.
Woolaway suggested that we send a letter to the new Administrator of DOBOR to
see if he could come to a meeting.
Possibly he could discuss the proposal to transfer the DLNR to the
Counties. This is a
really sensitive issue that he may not be prepared to discuss.
Robin will consider sending out a letter.
no further business Robin adjourned the meeting.