HOST Advisory Board Meeting Minutes of October 25, 2001

Subject to Board Approval

Members Present:        

Robin Bond, Susan Harper, Captain Gilbert Kanazawa, Bill Mossman, Terry O’Halloran, Christine Woolaway, Roy Yee.

Members Absent:         

Ed Araki, Randy Cates, Clarence Chong, Mike DeRego, Warren Ditch, Mike Duvall, Mike Latham, Charlie Pires, Stan Radlo, Russell Rippetoe, Barry Solywoda, Terry White,

Members Excused:        

Bill Anonsen, Barbara Defranco, Sam Forbes, Tom Heberle, Pat Pettigrew, Brad Rimell, Anne Stevens, Jim Walsh, Mark Willis.

Call to Order:             

The monthly HOST Advisory Board meeting was held on Thursday, October 25, 2001.  Robin Bond, Chair, called the meeting to order at 3:00 pm, at KEMS Electric at Pier 35.  

Minutes Approved:      

The minutes from September 20, 2001, were reviewed, and to be approved at the next Advisory Board meeting. 

Treasurer’s Report:      

Christine Woolaway informed the Advisory Board that there was a balance of $1,472.16, available in the HOST checking account. 

Critique of the October 18th Meeting:                

It was agreed that the membership meeting was very informative and timely. We had good speakers and the new meeting place was excellent. We will continue to use the training center in light of heightened security at the USCG base.

New Membership Meeting Topics:         

It was agreed that our next membership meeting will be an annual party to be held on December 13 at the Hawaii Yacht Club. The party will be a chance to celebrate this year’s achievements and a chance for fellowship with other HOST members and guests. We will need volunteers to help plan and organize the event. Members are encouraged to contact Robin if they are interested in helping plan the event.

New HOST Safety Issues:               

Robin informed the Advisory Board that the Small Vessel Sub-Committee  will need to meet soon to assist Carol She’ from DLNR, with the proposed legislative rules to affect the wearing of PFD’s on a watercraft.  Terry O’Halloran said DLNR is currently considering the requirement of children under the age of 12 to wear a PFD on vessels less than 27 feet.

Friday Sailboat Races:                   

Susan Harper informed the Advisory Board of the information provided by Jim Ferris on the procedures for conducting the Friday Night Sailboat Races, which involves checking the harbor shipping schedule and contacting the Harbor Tower prior to each race.  At Robin’s suggestion, the information will be shared with adhoc sub-committee for this issue, and will be written into a HOST SOP. 

USCG Data:             

Robin thanked the Advisory Board members who submitted information from their industry areas, which was provided to the USCG. The USCG will send letters to the organizations asking them to report any abnormal or suspicious maritime activities. A few lists are still outstanding and hopefully will be submitted to him soon.


Terry O’Halloran informed the Advisory Board of his upcoming move to Kauai.  Terry is starting a new adventure, with a partnership with Andy Levins with Captain Andy’s.  Terry’s last day with Atlantis Adventures is November 9th.


The meeting was adjourned at 1639.

The next Advisory Board meeting will be on November 15th at 1500.