HOST ADVISORY BOARD
Captain Manson Brown
asked everyone to introduce themselves.
ITEM #1 Call to Order
Robin called the meeting to order.
A quorum is present.
Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.
Robin Bond asked if there were
any proposed changes to the Minutes from the last Board meetings.
Hearing none, the Minutes were passed by consensus.
ITEM #3 Treasurer’s
Chris Woolaway reported that
we have a total of $1,138.97 which is after spending funds to support the Web
ITEM #4 2006 Meeting
Generally follows the same
time and format that we have been following for the last two years.
Three meetings will not follow the pattern exactly due to holidays.
Hearing no dissent, the schedule was approved.
Next Meeting Topics
The next meeting will actually
be December 8 which will be the Christmas Party.
So topics will be needed for the February meeting.
Are there any suggestions.
Mike Nelson suggested that he
may be able to do something on the 2006 Boat Show.
It will be in a new venue – at the
Think about possible topics.
ITEM #5 HOST Christmas Party
The Christmas Party will be
held on December 8th. The
Board will meet at
and the party will begin at
The Hawaii Pilots are donating $500. and the Propeller Club is donating
$250. The Yacht Club will be
preparing the majority of the pupus but additional donations of food would be
any food donations with Susan Jacquelin.
Sause Brothers will donate a side of beef.
Kim Beasley will donate a large Pan of Gon Lo Min noodles and Robin
will bring Tako Poke.
Kim Beasley volunteered to
produce an announcement and send it to Robin for distribution.
Also, any door prize donations
and monetary gifts will be appreciated.
ITEM #6 Pending HOST Issues
SOP 6-98 Commercial VHF Comms -
Robin said that the changes are listed on the website and so far we have
not had any comments so he is assuming that there are no concerns.
Robin pointed out that any changes should be given to Scott Osborn of
KEMS Kewalo. Kim pointed out
that the Hawaii Area Response Plan for Oil Spill Response designates Marine VHF
Channel 6 as the “hailing” channel.
This should be noted.
Safety At Sea Subcommittee. -
The next one will be at the Harbor Festival.
Susan Jacquelin passed out copies of the agenda for presentation for the
Safety at Sea Seminar to be held at the
Parking will be $3.00 for the whole day.
It should be a good day for everyone.
Robin wanted to thank Susan Jacquelin for spear heading the effort to put
on the Harbor Fest. Rick
Shema and Rick Raksnis have been a great help.
This is what HOST does and the success of this is only due to the great
efforts of people like this. Thanks
SOP 7-98 Multiple Cruise Vessels Visiting Offshore Port Anchorages
- We are waiting for
another two ship day in Kona. That
won’t happen until early next year.
We will be trying to get Hal Silva over to Kona to help open dialogue on
a possible consensus for a solution.
Tug Assistance -
Scott Cunningham reported that there is a good deal of effort and
dialogue on the subject. No
solution yet but the dialogue is moving forward.
AGENDA ITEM #7
- New Business
2006 Boat Show
April 28th, 29th and 30th will
be the 2006 Boat Show. He
has been unable to find a wet water area to hold the boat show.
The area at Ko’olina lasted 5 years but that area is being developed.
The Marine Base wanted an Environmental Impact Statement.
The only venue now is the
Is there something that HOST
can do to educate divers to some of the more dangerous shore diving areas.
Jarrod Kowalski, Monique Patton, Alan Hong and Robin are thinking of
getting together to explore concepts.
At this point nothing very definitive is planned.
More to follow.
Robin reported that he has met with some success in sending out e-mails
to our 350+ members. This
has been a problem in the past because of the worldwide spamming problem.
We have been using Yahoo, but early next year it looks as though we will
be able to drop that expense. “Freeservers”
is the company that is hosting our website.
(Although they are not exactly free)
Jon Emerson of Kanaka Ikaika
which is the one-man kayakers group was hoping to come today but was not able to
make it. We are in
contact, however, and intend to move
forward on this initiative to develop an educational dialogue similar to the
A general discussion as to why vessels that go aground are not always
removed on a timely basis. There
is no legal mandate or mechanism to pay for wreck removal.
Is there anything HOST can do to get something in place to deal with
this. Captain Brown
pointed out that this is a national problem.
Insurance companies don’t want to stand up to liability for people that
are not licensed. It also is a
training issue. It may
be something that we can bring up at the next National Harbor Safety Conference.
Kim pointed out that special funds based on “user fees” or
“taxes” don’t work very well here.
Usually funds of this nature that could be available to the State to
remove wrecks are not always available.
Unfortunately the State Legislature has a nasty habit of “borrowing”
monies from these funds for other uses. Stand by for more on this.
ITEM #8 -
Captain Brown reported no new concerns.
They are looking forward to the Harbor Fest.
AGENDA ITEM #9
Scott Cunningham from Harbors had presented earlier.
AGENDA ITEM #9
Coast Guard Auxiliary
John Regan was not in attendance but Susan Jacquelin reported that the
Auxiliary has been asked to put on an education safety training course for the
UH Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.
Chris Woolaway showed everyone the new publication from DLNR called.
Executive Board Meeting:
Hawaii Yacht Club located in the
General Membership Meeting:
Christmas Party December 8th,