HOST Advisory Board Meeting Minutes of November 15, 2001

Subject to Board Approval

Members Present:           

Robin Bond, Warren Ditch, Susan Harper, Tom Heberle, Captain Gilbert Kanazawa, Bill Mossman, Brad Rimell, Anne Stevens, Christine Woolaway.

Members Absent:       

Ed Araki, Randy Cates, Mike DeRego, Mike Duvall, Charlie Pires, Stan Radlo, Russell Rippetoe, Barry Solywoda, Terry White,

Members Excused:        

Bill Anonsen, Clarence Chong, Barbara Defranco, Sam Forbes, Mike Latham, Terry O’Halloran, Pat Pettigrew, Jim Walsh, Mark Willis, Roy Yee.

Call to Order:         

The monthly HOST Advisory Board meeting was held on Thursday, November 15, 2001.  Robin Bond, Chair, called the meeting to order at 3:10 p.m., at KEMS Electric at Pier 35. There was no quorum.

Minutes Approved:          

The minutes from October 25, were reviewed, and will be approved at the next Advisory Board meeting. 

Treasurer’s Report:         

Christine Woolaway informed the Advisory Board that there was a balance of $2,171.66, available in the HOST checking account. 

Critique of the Harbor Festival:          

It was agreed that the Harbor Festival was very worthwhile and that HOST had a very good booth and received many visitors. We made about $700 by selling hats, t-shirts, mugs, and the Captains course that had been donated for the May 2001 Boat Show at Ko Olina. Much thanks to Anne, Pat, Chris, Enid, Susan and others that helped set up and man the booth and make donations.

New Membership Meeting Topics:          

The Board came up with a list of possible topics for the February Membership meeting. They include a presentation on the use of the UofH submersible, the Jones Act (pros and cons) and Boat Days. Robin will contact Bill Anonsen to see if he will arrange the panel discussion on the Jones Act.

New HOST Safety Issues:             

Pat was asked to set up another Small Vessel Sub-committee Meeting at one of the Honolulu yacht clubs to discuss the DLNR issues regarding use of PFD’s, etc.

Other Business:            

A.    Annual Party

The Annual HOST Christmas party will be held on Wednesday, December 12th, at the Ala Wai Yacht Club, tentatively from 6 – 10 p.m.  The event will have a no-host bar, with heavy pupus/appetizers to be provided by HOST.  The party will be an opportunity for HOST to thank the people in the industry for its support of the maritime industry and of HOST. 

Robin, Chris, Susan Harper, Pat Pettigrew, and Anne Stevens are on the Planning Committee for this event.  Susan agreed to be the food coordinator, Pat will work on obtaining door prizes for the party, Anne will work on the presentation board which will include the highlights of what HOST has accomplished, and Chris will work on the invite list. 

If you would like to be on the Planning Committee, or would like to make a donation to the event, please contact Robin.

It was agreed that HOST should fund the food for the party up to $500. Since there was no quorum, Robin will take an e-mail poll of the Board to obtain approval to spend up to $500 to have the heavy pupus catered by the yacht club.

B.    2002 Meeting Dates:

Robin distributed a tentative list of Advisory Board and General Membership meeting dates for 2002, which was also e-mailed to the general membership.  If there are any concerns on the meeting dates, please contact Robin.  The meeting dates for 2002 will be finalized in December. Please let Robin know if you did not get a copy of the dates.

C.     HOST Membership and Participation

The lack of Advisory Board participation and the ability to achieve a quorum was discussed at this meeting. 

Suggestions to increase participation:

A.     Diversify the topic base.

B.     Update the HOST industry groups to include additional areas such as environmental groups.

C.     Actively seek areas of concern from the membership at the General Membership meetings by incorporating the discussion in the agenda.


The meeting was adjourned at 1703.

The next Advisory Board meeting will be on December 20th, at 1500.