Author Archives: Society For Hawaiian Archaeology

NPS Response to CAP2 – First Deadline

The National Park Service has released its response letter to the State Historic Preservation Division’s (SHPD) progress report on its first set of benchmarks structured by the Second Correction Action Plan (CAP2).  The response letter, along with the report submitted by SHPD, can be found below.  Please note, Attachment #6 was not provided by NPS under the Privacy Act (personnel and fiscal).  NPS will be coordinating with SHPD in the next week or so to review this information and seek input to keep moving the process forward.

NPS

Acknowledgement Letter

SHPD

Letter to Dr. Toothman

CAP2 Overview

Attachment #1 – Archaeology Survey Plan

Attachment #2 – Archaeology Work Plan

Attachment #3 – Architecture Survey Plan

Attachment #4 – Information Technology Work Plan

Attachment #5 – Cultural Resources GIS Draft Strategic Action Plan

Job Opening at RCUH: PTA Curation Specialist

PTA Cultural Resources/Curation Specialist – ID# 13613.  Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), performing project tasks on land controlled by U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on the Island of Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

Monthly Salary:  Salary commensurate with qualifications.

DutiesWorks closely with Cultural Resources Program Manager (PTA) in the ongoing inventory, accessioning, cataloging and labeling of PTA archaeological collections.  Maintains archival records, including all photographs, maps, field notes and other significant historical documents.  Provides day-to-day support in implementing the PTA Cultural Resource Program Scope of Work (SOW).  Serves as PCSU-PTA Cultural Resources Curation Specialist to implement programs and management of collections’ documents and material associated with archaeological and historic surveys performed on PTA lands. Works independently to carry out tasks in compliance with Federal, State and Army laws and regulations. Becomes familiar with installation plans, undertakings, and cultural studies and inventories.  Provides preservation guidance and support to a team of archaeologists and architectural historians. Compiles annual report on the Curation Facility for incorporation into the Cultural Resources Annual Report. Participates in education and public outreach activities. Locates vendor sources for equipment and supplies, conducts equipment inventories, and maintenance of equipment. Assists staff to access, evaluate, and implement use and study of collections.

Primary Qualifications:  Education:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Anthropology, Museum Studies or Library Information Science.

Experience:  One to Three (1-3) years of experience in curation of archaeological materials and records, and education and public outreach.

Abil/Know/Skills:  Knowledge of American Association of Museum standards, guidelines and procedures for collections management. Knowledge of collections preservation principles and techniques; knowledge of museum collection storage techniques and protection practices. Knowledge of environmental and pest monitoring principles and techniques with ability to develop environmental/monitoring plans. Knowledge of museum documentation procedures, including accessioning, cataloging and other recordkeeping. Basic knowledge of Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA and the National Environmental Policy Act as they apply to the management of cultural resources. Knowledge of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Computer literate in Adobe Acrobat Professional, and Microsoft Office applications, including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher. Ability to present written correspondence, reports, and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.  Demonstrated ability and willingness to make effective oral and written presentations. Must possess valid driver’s license. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must provide a copy of driver’s abstract and have no citations that will prevent incumbent from driving on Department of Defense (DoD) installations. Must be able to pass a post-offer DoD security check for employment as an Army contractor.  Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months of hire). (Jobs requiring U.S. Defense Department Security Services (DSS) clearance) – Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Physical/Medical Requirements:  Able to lift boxes weighing up to thirty (30) pounds.

SECONDARY Qualifications:  Comprehensive education and experience in organization and management of small curation facility.  Knowledge of methods and issues in historic archaeology. Knowledge of Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islands archaeology and cultural history. Knowledge of local, Federal and State lands use and environmental laws. Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Access database management, Past Perfect and Adobe Design Standards or Photoshop. Experience performing a variety of cultural resources program tasks, particularly in a governmental agency setting. Experience in the manipulation and restoration of digital images. Skill as a catalyst and motivator to elicit cooperation and compliance actions from diverse individuals and groups.

Inquiries:  Ana Tejeda 969-3340 (Hawaii).

Application Requirements: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.  Closing Date: October 22, 2013.  EEO/AA Employer.

 

Membership Section Coming Soon

We are in the process of migrating to a new member management system. The ability to pay membership fees online and access member-only content, such as past journals and newsletters, will be coming soon. We appreciate your patience during this transition.

Minutes – July 31, 2013

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

 Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Location: University of Hawaii, Dean Hall 210

 

Chair: Kekuewa Kikiloi, President

 Recording Secretary: Summer Moore

 Officers in Attendance: Kekuewa Kikiloi, President Summer Moore, Secretary

 Absent:

Peter Mills, Vice President

Victoria Wichman, Treasurer

Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Sara Collins, Legislative Holly McEldowney, Ethics Brian Lane, Student

 Absent:

Kelley Uyeoka, Education

Windy McElroy, Publications

 

President’s Remarks:

•    Meeting called to order at 5:07 pm by Chair, Kekuewa Kikiloi.

 

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore

•    Circulation of minutes from July 3, 2013, Board of Directors (BOD) meeting; MOTION by

Kekuewa Kikiloi to accept; seconded and approved.

•    This will be Summer’s last meeting before moving out of state. Discussion of whether it will be possible to take minutes remotely via Skype. Upgraded sound equipment will be necessary to hear events of the meeting accurately. Nick says it will be possible to use sound equipment recently installed in Dean Hall 210 for that purpose.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Victoria Wichman (via email)

•     Nothing to report.

 

Standing Committee Reports

•    Education: Kelley Uyeoka (via email)

o  Nothing to report.

 

•     Ethics: Holly McEldowney

o  Holly has offered to help Theresa Donham of SHPD with the drafting of Corrective Action Plan (CAP) requirements. This help was accepted. Kekuewa mentions that SHA wants to be involved in the hiring process for the head of SHPD.

 

•     Legislative: Sara Collins

o  Nothing to report. There have been no noted changes in policy so far resulting from the passage of SB 1171.

 

•    Publications: Windy McElroy (via email)

o  Windy has had a conversation with Sara Collins and Pat Kirch regarding having a memorial issue of the SHA Journal. It would also be a good idea to have an “In Memoriam” section on the SHA website.

 

•    Student: Brian Lane

o  Nothing to report.

 

•    Webmaster: Nick Belluzzo

o  Nick has been emailing with Sara, trying to overcome issues with setting up billing for the new host. He will use his own credit card information to get the process rolling.

 

Old Business:

•    SHA 2013 Conference: There was a discussion concerning the need to simplify the website transition from one host to another so that conference registration can happen soon. Nick can have website up as soon as we get him conference content, so long as the billing address issue is resolved. Mara Mulrooney, Bishop Museum, distributes a schedule for preparation for the conference.

 

•    Barrera collections: Kekuewa reports that Peter Mills is working with his students at UH-Hilo to inventory the collection.

 

New Business:

•    Transition of SHA President: Kekuewa and Sara thank Mara Mulrooney for stepping forward to fill Kekuewa’s place after his resignation. MOTION by Kekuewa to nominate Mara as SHA President for the remainder of the current 2-year term, seconded and approved.

•    Arleen Garcia-Herpst has expressed willingness to help with the brochure SHA plans on putting out, as well as a Public Relations Committee Chair position. MOTION by Kekuewa to establish an ad hoc Public Relations Committee and establish Arlene as chair; seconded and approved.

•    It is agreed that Kekuewa will stay on 2013 Conference Committee.

 

Adjournment:

•    Mara will set the date for the next Board meeting by email.

•    Mara will make a schedule for conference planning meetings, which should occur every two weeks.

•    MOTION by Kekuewa to adjourn at 5:57 pm; seconded and approved.

Minutes – July 3, 2013

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

 Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

 Location: University of Hawaii, Dean Hall 210

 

Chair: Kekuewa Kikiloi, President

 Recording Secretary: Summer Moore

 Officers in Attendance:

Kekuewa Kikiloi, President

Peter Mills, Vice President (via Skype)

Summer Moore, Secretary

 Absent:

Victoria Wichman, Treasurer

 Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Sara Collins, Legislative

Kelley Uyeoka, Education (via Skype)

Nick Belluzzo, Webmaster

 Absent:

Windy McElroy, Publications

Brian Lane, Student

 

President’s Remarks:

  • Meeting called to order at 5:20 pm by Chair, Kekuewa Kikiloi.

 

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore

  • Circulation of minutes from April 17, 2013, and May 15, 2013 Board of Directors meetings; MOTION by Kekuewa Kikiloi to accept both minutes; seconded and approved.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Victoria Wichman (via email)

  • We have just over $17,000 in our bank account. There are no expenses to report except bank fees and Paypal fees.
  • She has recently provided to Sara Collins an updated list of new members’ email address.

 

Standing Committee Reports

  • Education: Kelley Uyeoka
    • Nothing to report.

 

  • Ethics: Holly McEldowney
    • Nothing to report.

 

  • Legislative: Sara Collins
    • The Hawaii Administrative Rules are being revised. SHA could write a letter to SHPD expressing interest and a request to help. SHA would set up a working group to help with the rules revision. Pua Aiu, Theresa Donham, and Angie Westfall are currently working on revisions. The letter should go to William J. Aila, DLNR Chairperson, with all SHPD Branch Chiefs cc’d. A second letter could also go out to SHPD and DLNR to offer help with Corrective Action Plan (CAP) work that is outstanding. Stephanie Toothman should be cc’d on this letter. Holly McEldowney will draft these letters.

 

  • The Legislative Committee met with Carl Christensen after the Hawaii legislative session was over to strategize about SB 1171. Now it’s been signed into law, SHA should look to the administrative rules as a means to influence the outcome of the passage of SB 1171. SHA should send additional letters to DLNR and state politicians. We should find out the following information: (1) Will they implement the phased review process prior to amending the administrative rules? (2) Are they amending the administrative rules? Carl feels that the language in the definition of a programmatic agreement only allows phasing in federal projects. SHA will propose that as our interpretation and ask whether that will be the accepted interpretation.

 

  • The SB 407 Burial Council Bill passed and has gone to the Governor. He is not expected to veto.

 

  • Webmaster: Nick Belluzzo
    • Nick has migrated servers, setting up an account on his own domain for the new website. Victoria Wichman and Sara Collins have been accounts to try out the new website.
    • There is a host who provides free hosting for non-profits, which might be good to use. Nick will conduct additional evaluation before committing to transferring the site.

 

Old Business:

  • 2013 SHA Meeting planning: A brainstorming session will be held on June 20 regarding the tribute to Dr. Sinoto on Saturday night during the dinner.
  • Barrera collection: Peter Mills states that UH-Hilo may be able to take the Barrera book collection. As far as the collections themselves, he’s working to get students organized to complete a full inventory of the boxes. MOTION by Peter that the SHA Board ask UH-Hilo to accept the Barrera book collection into their collections; seconded and approved.

 

New Business:

  • SHA website: Previous host BlueHost took down SHA website as a result of a bot posting an invisible link sending out emails. MOTION by Sara Collins that we switch to Dreamhost; seconded and approved.
  • CAP requirements: Deadline for submission to NPS is September 30. SHA could write a letter demonstrating our willingness to help with this process.
  • Positive PR for Hawaiian archaeology: Kekuewa thinks we should work on promoting an optimistic viewpoint on Hawaiian archaeology. Summer and Nick should be given Admin rights on the Facebook website, to post additional positive content. We could have more events, such as a monthly speaker. Kelley (present via Skype) is asked to organize some speakers or panel discussions on a periodic basis. Peter suggests that we try to get press coverage for the upcoming SHA Meeting to showcase some interesting ongoing research in Hawaiian archaeology. The decision is made to add an ad hoc Public Relations Committee to the BOD. A Committee Chair will need to be chosen.

 

Adjournment:

  • The next SHA meeting is scheduled for July 31, 2013.
  • MOTION by Kekuewa to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 pm; seconded and approved.

SHA Newsletter now available!

The Society for Hawaiian Archaeology is proud to announce the re-launch of its newsletter with the Volume 5 Number 1 of a quarterly newsletter. The newsletter is available on the “Newsletter” page within the members section of the website.

Society for Historical Archaeology Opposes 1171

The Society for Historical Archaeology has issues a statement in opposition of SB 1171.  Read the full document below:

 

Minutes – May 15, 2013

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

 Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

 Location: University of Hawaii, Dean Hall 210

 

Chair: Kekuewa Kikiloi, President

 Recording Secretary: Summer Moore

 Officers in Attendance:

Kekuewa Kikiloi, President

Peter Mills, Vice President (via Skype) Summer Moore, Secretary

 Absent:

Victoria Wichman, Treasurer

 Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Sara Collins, Legislative

Brian Lane, Student

Windy McElroy, Publications

 Absent:

Kelley Uyeoka, Education

 

President’s Remarks:

•     Meeting called to order at 5:08 pm by Chair, Kekuewa Kikiloi.

•    Kekuewa notes that, although SB 1171 was passed, contrary to SHA’s opposition, many good things came out of the organization’s efforts to raise community awareness against the bill. For example, campaigning against SB 1171 provided an opportunity for SHA to build alliances with other community groups with a stake in historic preservation.

 

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore

•    Approval of last month’s minutes deferred until next meeting.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Victoria Wichman (via email)

•    There is approximately $16,000 in the SHA account. Only routine activity has occurred over the past two months.

 

Standing Committee Reports

•    Education: Kelley Uyeoka (via email)

o  Nothing to report.

 

•     Ethics: Holly McEldowney

o Discussion regarding SHA’s response to the passage of SB 1171, which will allow for phased review of contract archaeology projects. Tom Dye of T.S. Dye & Associates, Archaeologists (present) suggests that SHA should organize a boycott by cultural resource management firms of projects slated for phased review. He says this would be a good way to stop SHPD operating outside the wishes of the historic preservation committed. Several solutions are suggested, including sending a letter to the Attorney General stating that the bill should be vetoed because it is flawed; sending a letter to the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) asking for specific answers to questions about how the bill will be implemented; requesting that SHPD post on their website all projects for which phasing is approved; and asking contract archaeology firms to consult with SHA before undertaking projects for which phased review has been approved.

o In terms of a resolution to this question, it was decided that Standards & Ethics Committee will work with Carl Christensen to talk about how to work up subsequent opposition to SB 1171. The Committee will set out a strategy to move forward with this.

 

•    Legislative: Sara Collins

o SB 1171 passed, despite SHA’s opposition.

o SB 407, the Burial Council bill has been amended regarding how and by whom Burial Council members would be chosen. Except for Moloka’i, which will have five representatives, each island will have nine. No more than three (one for Moloka’i) of the representatives will represent developers. Some fine-tuning of how OHA’s recommendations will be considered by governor was also applied to the bill. The bill has gone for signature by the governor.

 

•    Publications: Windy McElroy

o Four papers for the SHA Journal have been finalized and sent for formatting, which will hopefully be completed during the summer. Because these are long papers, they should be sufficient to fill out the journal issue. Two more papers are undergoing reviews and revisions, and it remains to be seen whether they will be complete in time for inclusion in this year’s issue. The projected publication date is before the SHA Annual Meeting in October.

o Jane Allen has proposed to do a special publication in collaboration with Susan Lebo, which will be a manual for historic ceramics identification. After discussion, the Board approved this proposal.

 

•    Student: Brian Lane

o Nothing to report.

 

•    Webmaster: Nick Belluzzo

o Nick will start migrating content over to the new website server and setting up the new website’s menus and themes between now and next month’s meeting. By next month’s meeting he will have a suggestion for web-based member management.

o Discussion of design concepts for the new website, in which it was decided that a clean, uncluttered, and modern look with organic coloring would be ideal. Sara suggests that we use dark print on a light background.

 

Old Business:

•     Newsletter: Summer has received seven submissions for the new Newsletter. A “featured photo” will be placed on the cover of each issue. The first new issue is on track to be published June 15.

•     SHA Meeting update: Summer presented a summary of the SHA 2013 Annual Meeting Committee meeting. The meeting took place on May 9, with Summer, Victoria, Mara Mulrooney of Bishop Museum, and Jason Jeremiah of Kamehameha Schools in attendance. The meeting announcement and call for submissions will be posted on or about May 25. Abstract submissions will go to Summer, who will organize the schedule and sessions with input from other SHA Board members. The submissions deadline will be August 16. The conference will be held at Bishop Museum on October 12-14. Mara will coordinate use of the Museum facilities. Conference theme is proposed as “Hawai’i in a Pacific Context.” For the keynote address, the meeting committee proposes that SHA make a tribute to Yosi Sinoto’s long career at the Bishop Museum. The stewardship award trophy will be coordinated by Kelley and Victoria. Jason will coordinate field trips and printing of programs, etc. Mara will coordinate T-shirt design and printing.

 

New Business:

•     Barrera collection: Kekuewa states that an effort is needed to consolidate the William Barrera collection to a particular place. Peter can provide some interns to make a detailed inventory of the collection. There is discussion about convening a working group to address Hawai’i’s ongoing curation crisis.

 

Adjournment:

•    The next SHA meeting will be scheduled July 3. Next meeting will focus on planning for the 2013 SHA Annual Meeting.

•    MOTION by Kekuewa Kikiloi to adjourn the meeting at 6:42 pm; seconded and approved.

Minutes – April 17, 2013

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Location: University of Hawaii, Dean Hall 210

 

Chair: Kekuewa Kikiloi, President

Recording Secretary: Summer Moore

Officers in Attendance:

Kekuewa Kikiloi, President

Peter Mills, Vice President (via Skype) Summer Moore, Secretary

Absent:

Victoria Wichman, Treasurer

Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Sara Collins, Legislative

Brian Lane, Student

Absent:

Kelley Uyeoka, Education

Windy McElroy, Publications

 

President’s Remarks:

•    Meeting called to order at 5:05 pm by Chair, Kekuewa Kikiloi.

•    Recent SAA meetings in Honolulu went well. Thanks to everyone from SHA who helped out.

 

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore

•    Circulation of minutes from March 20, 2013, Board of Directors (BOD) meeting; MOTION by

Kekuewa Kikiloi to accept; seconded and approved.

•    Organization of SHA archival documents is almost complete.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Victoria Wichman

•    Deferred until next meeting.

 

Standing Committee Reports

•    Education: Kelley Uyeoka (via email)

o  Nothing to report.

 

•    Ethics: Holly McEldowney (via email)

o  Nothing to report.

 

•     Legislative: Sara Collins

o  SB 1171 will go to Conference Committee. Both House and Senate committee members have been selected, although the committee meeting date has not been set. Discussions are ongoing with associated organizations about publicity to increase the visibility of public opposition to the bill.

o  SB 407 is also going to Conference Committee after recent changes from the House. At last check, the House changes were not significant from SHA’s point of view.

 

•    Publications: Windy McElroy (via email)

o  Windy has started formatting the two articles already received and has chosen images for the cover. She expects to receive two additional papers very soon, and additional reviews need to be completed. A publication date prior to this year’s SHA conference is still planned.

o  Discussion regarding the number of copies of the journal to print. Because Windy ran out of copies of the last issue, the decision is made to order 250 copies. We can get a cost estimate once the formatting is complete.

 

•    Student: Brian Lane

o  Nothing to report.

 

•    Webmaster: Nick Belluzzo

o  At the last meeting, Nick had set up a new SHA website prototype to be tested and given access to Sara and Victoria. Both Sara and Victoria had positive reaction to the functionality of the new website.

o  The next step is to work on aesthetics. He will try to get some themes started and see what everybody thinks.

o  Nick will migrate the membership management list over to the new website. He wants to be able to sell events directly through the new website. We should have the website ready to process conference registration by July. It would be better to use PayPal than Eventbrite for collecting registration fees.

 

Old Business:

•    Newsletter: Work continues on formatting the new Newsletter. A call for submissions has been put out to SHA membership, and island “correspondents” from the Big Island, Kaua’i, and Maui County are preparing submissions.

•    Brochure: A subcommittee of SHA members is working on preparing the new brochure.

•    Council of Council meetings at SAAs: The meeting was small but was a good networking opportunity for SHA.

•    Society of Councils of Archaeology: SHA’s by-laws were sent in and approved.

•    Lu’au: The Lu’au co-sponsored by SHA and UH-Manoa Anthropology at Bishop Museum during the SAAs also went well.

 

 

New Business:

•     SHA 2013 Annual Meeting: Jason Jeremiah is working on establishing firm dates and choosing a location. Discussion ensues as to the best location. We need to choose a keynote speaker. The Annual Meeting announcement should go out before the summer, letting the membership

know that we’re working on social events and field trips. Discussion about whether a theme will be chosen for the conference.

 

Adjournment:

•    The next SHA meeting is scheduled for May 15, 2013.

•    MOTION by Victoria Wichman to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 pm; seconded and approved.

Minutes – March 20, 2013

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

 

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

 

Location: University of Hawaii, Dean Hall 210

 

Chair: Kekuewa Kikiloi, President

 

Recording Secretary: Summer Moore

 

Officers in Attendance:

Kekuewa Kikiloi, President

Summer Moore, Secretary

Victoria Wichman, Treasurer

 

Absent:

Peter Mills, Vice President

 

Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Sara Collins, Legislative

Brian Lane, Student

 

Absent:

Kelley Uyeoka, Education

Windy McElroy, Publications

 

President’s Remarks:

  • Meeting called to order at 4:59 pm by Chair, Kekuewa Kikiloi.
  • Referencing recent discussions concerning SB 1171, the Senate phased-review bill, Kekuewa encourages SHA to take a proactive stance on the topic.

 

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore

  • Circulation of minutes from February 20, 2013, Board of Directors (BOD) meeting; MOTION by Kekuewa Kikiloi to accept; seconded and approved.
  • Summer will be moving to the mainland in August. Following a discussion as to whether it would be possible to continue completing duties of Secretary remotely, it was decided that the Secretary would take minutes remotely with the help of an improved microphone setup. Given the frequent participation of BOD members from outer islands, a better microphone will improve communication during meetings.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Victoria Wichman

  • Victoria recorded $789.90 in expenses for February and March combined. Kekuewa was given a check for $30.00 as reimbursement for the Council of Affiliates membership fee. $500.00 was paid to Amanda Sims for journal formatting. Adam Lauer requested delayed reimbursement for an Osteology workshop in Hilo, adding up to $250.00
  • The account balance is now just under $13,000.
  • Regarding membership, Victoria has received a large number of checks recently, with two new members. There are around 50 paid members total this year.
  • MOTION by Nick Belluzzo to accept; seconded and approved.

Standing Committee Reports

  • Education: Kelley Uyeoka
    • For SAA conference, the SHA booth is ready, although she is still looking for a few more volunteers to fill in the open time slots.

 

  • Ethics: Holly McEldowney
  • Holly has been working on capturing interesting discussions on the SHA listserve and creating a process for posting these discussions to the website.
  • Discussion regarding whether voting on new members should be instituted as SHA policy. Victoria suggests looking at the application processes of other organizations and working on a new member form with information about interests and specialties.

 

  • Legislative: Sara Collins
  • The bill concerning qualifications for SHPO, which SHA supported, has died.
  • Regarding the two bills concerning OHA’s Burial Council reforms, which SHA supported, one got held, but the Senate bill is moving. Language has been adjusted pertaining to the selection of Burial Council members and language has been added regarding interim appointees.
  • The phased review bill, SB 1171, which SHA has actively worked against, was going to be held but began to move again amid concerns that not passing it would negatively affect the construction of new roads. SHA members have read testimony against the bill to the legislature.

 

  • Publications: Windy McElroy (submitted via email)
  • There will be a total of 6 papers in the SHA Journal this year. Windy has asked Rob Hommon to write a preface for one of the submissions. There was a discussion regarding how many copies to print.
  • There have been requests for library subscriptions to the SHA Journal, which have been forwarded to Victoria and Sara. There was a discussion regarding how to handle subscriptions and member copies. Should we have folks pay extra for a hard copy? Should we separate the physical journal from membership dues? Should paid members have free access to digital collections? The decision was made to bring this topic up with SHA membership as a whole at the Annual Meeting and resolve the question. All past issues should be digitized and made accessible to the public.

 

  • Student: Brian Lane
  • Brian will send names to Adam for helping out with the SHA booth at SAA Annual Meeting.

 

  • Webmaster: Nick Belluzzo
    • Nick has migrated servers, setting up an account on his own domain for the new website. Victoria Wichman and Sara Collins have been accounts to try out the new website.
    • There is a host who provides free hosting for non-profits, which might be good to use. Nick will conduct additional evaluation before committing to transferring the site.

 

 

 

Old Business:

  • Newsletter: MaryAnne Maigret will serve as Big Island correspondent for the SHA Newsletter.
  • SAA’s: Peter will attend the Council of Councils meeting as SHA’s representative.

 

New Business:

  • Ordy Pond: Kekuewa voiced concerns from Peter Mills, who was unable to attend the meeting, related to whether SHA should comment on community concerns related to historic preservation for this resource. SHA was referenced in a letter intended to raise public awareness of the issue. It was decided that Aki Sinoto’s monitoring work and Susan Lebo’s comments from SHPD were sufficient to address public concern, and that SHA should not make a formal comment.

 

Adjournment:

  • The next SHA meeting is scheduled for April 17, 2013.
  • MOTION by Victoria Wichman to adjourn the meeting at 6:17 pm; seconded and approved.