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HOST General Membership Meeting Minutes of April 18, 2002
Subject to Board Approval

Attendees:  23

Call to Order:
The bi-monthly HOST General Membership meeting was held on Thursday, April 18, 2002. The meeting was called to order by Robin Bond, Chair, at 2:10 p.m., at the HCC Marine Education and Training Center.

Announcements:

Updated Bylaws - The major changes that were made in the bylaws are the name change from Hawaii Operational Safety Team to Hawaii Ocean Safety Team. The requirements for a quorum at the Board Meetings was changed from 8 to 6.

New website - www. hosthawaii.org

Hawaii Boat Show and Ocean Expo - HOST will have a booth for the May 25-27 event. We need volunteers to man booth. Call Robin at 395-4242 if you are interested.

Christine Woolaway was selected for the Environmental Hero Award. Congratulations Chris.

Dr. Alexander Malahoff speaking at HOST General Membership MeetingUnderwater Research in Hawaii - Dr Alexander Malahoff and his staff from Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory gave a very interesting and informative presentation on underwater Research in Hawaii. They had many slides of the work they are doing with fisheries, submarine volcanic processes, and coral reefs. HURL's web site is http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/HURL/

National Harbor Safety Committee Conference - Brad Rimell and LCDR Lane Johnson gave an update on the recent National Harbor Safety Committee Conference that was held in Galveston, Texas.

Homeland Security -LCDR George Butler gave an update on Homeland Security in Hawaii.

Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 1608.

The next General Membership meeting will be on June 13, 2002 at 1400.