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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.

 

 

Minutes – February 20, 2013

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

 

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 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:

Windy McElroy, Publications

Sara Collins, Legislative

Brian Lane, Student

Kelley Uyeoka, Education (via Skype)

 

Absent:

Holly McEldowney, Ethics

 

President’s Remarks:

  • Meeting called to order at 5:04 pm by Chair, Kekuewa Kikiloi.

 

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore

  • Circulation of minutes from January 23, 2013, Board of Directors (BOD) meeting; MOTION by Kekuewa Kikiloi to accept; seconded and approved.

 

Treasurer’s Report: deferred to next meeting

 

Standing Committee Reports

  • Education: Kelley Uyeoka
  • Adam Lauer is working to organize the booth for SAA’s. The SHA booth will be up front next to the main SAA booth and so should receive lots of traffic. We will hang up past SHA posters.
  • There was a discussion of whether we should try to finish the new SHA brochures in time for the SAA’s; it was decided that we should wait to work on the SHA brochures so that a high quality product can be produced.
  • Additional help from long-term SHA members was requested at the booth. Sara Collins and Peter Mills volunteered to work the booth for 2-hour blocks to be scheduled later.

 

  • Ethics: deferred until next meeting

 

  • Legislative: Sara Collins
  • Six bills relevant to SHA have been submitted during the current session. Two of these concern OHA’s Burial Council reforms, which we supported. The bill concerning qualifications for SHPO, which SHA will support, is moving. It will be going to the Finance Committee on Friday, and it will probably pass through to the Senate. Some suggestions on wording were made, which were taken.
  • Concerning the phased review bills, which SHA does not support, the House version hasn’t moved at all through committees, and the Senate one is being held. SHA testimony may have helped to hold these bills back.

 

  • Publications: Windy McElroy
  • Windy has received four additional papers, for a total of six. This will definitely be enough to publish the SHA Journal before the next meeting.

 

  • Student: Brian Lane
  • Offers to help find volunteers for booth or help with the SHA brochure.

 

  • Webmaster: Nick Belluzzo
  • Working on improving the front end of the website, in order to streamline the process of paying dues and performing other functions.
  • Regarding dues payment, there was a discussion concerning whether it is possible to collect information from potential members before processing online payments. All are in agreement that prospective members, especially lifetime members, be vetted to make sure that their values are in accordance with the SHA code of ethics. MOTION by Peter Mills that lifetime members agree to abide by the SHA code of ethics; seconded and approved.
  • Nick is looking for volunteers to go into the back end of the website and experiment with making posts.

 

Old Business:

  • Newsletter: Discussion whether to go ahead with the idea for a quarterly SHA Newsletter. Summer Moore will serve as Newsletter Editor.

 

New Business:

  • Council of Councils meeting: SHA will participate as co-host. This is an opportunity for SHA representatives to network informally.

 

  • 2013 SHA Conference planning: Multiple educational institutions discussed as possible locations for the conference. Kekuewa will ask Jason Jeremiah, as head of the Conference Committee, to join the next SHA meeting to continue the discussion.

 

Adjournment:

  • The next SHA meeting is scheduled for March 20, 2013.
  • MOTION by Kekuewa Kikiloi to adjourn the meeting at 5:55 pm; seconded and approved.

Minutes – January 23, 2013

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

 

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 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)

Victoria Wichmann, Treasurer

Summer Moore, Secretary

 

Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Nick Belluzzo, Website Sara Collins, Legislative

Brian Lane, Student

Holly McEldowney, Ethics

Windy McElroy, Publications

 

Absent:

Kelley Uyeoka, Education

 

President’s Remarks:

  • Meeting called to order at 5:00 pm by Chair, Kekuewa Kikiloi.

 

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore

  • Circulation of minutes from November 20, 2012, Board of Directors (BOD) meeting; MOTION by Kekuewa Kikiloi to accept; seconded and approved.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Victoria Wichmann

  • The SHA account balance is currently $16,350.72. A total of $30 in expenses have been paid since the beginning of November, and $805.00 in membership dues have been received since the beginning of the year.
  • 34 members have registered so far this year. This total includes lifetime members and one honorary member.
  • Victoria suggests renting storage material to keep SHA journals, T-shirts, and other materials.
  • MOTION by Sara Collins to accept the Treasurer’s report; seconded and approved.

 

Standing Committee Reports

  • Education: Kelley Uyeoka (report presented via email)
  • Two students have volunteered to help with the SHA booth at the SAA Annual Meeting, for which their registration fee will be waived. Huliauapa‘a Non-profit Organization will provide funding for four young professionals to attend the SAA’s.
  • Kelley will be field trips for the SAA’s with Kathy Kawelu.

 

  • Ethics: Holly McEldowney
  • Holly discusses the possibility of preserving the recent conversation on the SHA listserve about coral dating by uploading it to the website.
  • Working on refining standards for radiocarbon dating via Steve Athens

 

  • Legislative: Sara Collins
    • Legislature has started, and tomorrow (January 24, 2013) is the deadline for submitting bills. SHA will definitely want to weigh in on the Rail-related bills.
    • The next deadline for the Legislature is the deadline for Resolutions in March.

 

  • Publications: Windy McElroy
  • The idea of a “Best of CRM” issue has been dropped for a lack of contributions, so that we will have enough entries to publish the Journal before the next SHA conference.
  • She has received several contributions but needs help finding reviewers. Anyone who knows anyone who would be willing to help is encouraged to contact Windy.
  • The question of whether to use black and white or color graphics was briefly discussed; it was decided to use color.

 

  • Student: Brian Lane
  • There will be an Ethics Bowl at the SAA’s for student groups to compete against each other. The UH-Manoa team has another slot if there is a student from UH-Hilo who wants to participate.

 

  • Website: Nick Belluzzo
  • For the most part, most people have had success in paying their dues online. Some profiles are being periodically deleted; Nick is working to fix this problem.
  • Website design: discussion about whether the SHA website meets the purpose we want it to serve. It was decided to eliminate the social network aspect of the website, in favor of SHA’s Facebook page and the listserve. Items to be posted on the website should be items that we want to have visible over a series of several months, at least. Job postings, for example, are a good way to attract an audience. Kekuewa wants to see imagery relating to Hawaii landscapes, with images of people similar to the UH website. He will be tasked with finding images.

 

Old Business:

  • The SAA’s are coming in April.
  • Kekuewa will be representing SHA on a panel focusing on indigenous rights.
  • The question of soliciting money from the membership for SHA’s $1000 donation to the SAA Luau was discussed. Is Kathy Kawelu soliciting donations? There was some discussion regarding SHA brochures for the SAA’s.
  • SHA plans to prepare on brochure discussing SHA as an organization, as well as one brochure discussing the history of archaeology in Hawaii. Content for the brochure will be made available on the listserve prior to printing for member review.

 

 

  • Membership fees were discussed in conjunction with publication of the SHA Journal. The cost of the journal, together with shipping, accounts for a very large proportion of each membership fee. Should we change to where digital copy is available free online, or you can pay for printed copy? It may be necessary to raise membership rates to account for increasing journal costs and inflation.

 

New Business:

  • Kekuewa has taken boxes of SHA archival material from Jo Lynn Gunness at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and plans on bringing to them Bishop Museum for temporary storage. He will make inventory of each box. Peter wants to emphasize the importance of digitizing all the conference abstracts from past SHA meetings.
  • Kekuewa received an email from the President of California Society for Archaeology asking whether any SHA has considered undertaking climate change initiatives in Hawaii? Kekuewa would like to share some links to climate change reports with the SHA membership, to highlight the possibility of climate change and loss of archaeological resources as an important issue.

 

Adjournment:

  • MOTION by Chair to adjourn at 6:14 p.m.; seconded and approved.

Minutes – November 20, 2012

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Location: University of Hawaii, Dean Hall Room 210

Chair: Kekuewa Kikiloi, President

Recording Secretary: Summer Moore

Officers in Attendance:
Peter Mills, Vice President (via Skype)
Victoria Wichman, Treasurer
Summer Moore, Secretary

Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:
Holly McEldowney, Ethics
Sara Collins, Legislative
Publications, Windy McElroy
Brian Lane, Student
Nick Belluzzo, Website

Absent:
Kelley Uyeoka, Education
Windy McElroy, Publications

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

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore
• Circulation of minutes from September 26, 2012 Board of Directors (BOD) meeting (Sara Collins for Jenny Kahn); MOTION by Victoria Wichman to accept; seconded and approved.
• Approval of August 2012 minutes deferred until next meeting.

Treasurer’s Report: Victoria Wichman
• The SHA account balance is currently about $13,800. The most recent expenses have all been related to the 2012 SHA Annual Meeting.
• Submitted 990-N for fiscal year ending at the end of September. Taxes are up to date.
• SHA sold quite a bit of merchandise at the conference, about $650.00.
• Current membership totals include 121 paid members for 2012 and 13 paid members for 2013 so far. She will send out a renewal reminder email in January.
• SHA should re-evaluate how members pay for events, as over $800, most of which went to credit card fees, went to Eventbrite after 2012 conference.

Standing Committee Reports
• Education: Kelley Uyeoka (report presented via email)
o The Education Committee’s upcoming activities include: 1) a SHA education booth at the SAA’s, where SHA members can provide maps of Hawaiian archaeology nad sell posters and T-shirts left over from past SHA meetings; 2) offering to help Kathy Kawelu organize field trips for SAA’s and getting student volunteers; 3) helping throughout the year in organizing workshops and training events.

• Ethics: Holly McEldowney
o We should start developing standards for the website so that they can be available for the public; reduce radiocarbon date/GIS protocol to checklist (Athens article)

• Legislative: Sara Collins
o Representative Corinne Ching, Former Co-Chair of the Heritage Caucus, and Senator Carol Fukunaga, Chair of the Economic Development and Technology Committee, both lost their seats in the recent November elections. MOTION by Sara Collins to send a note of acknowledgement to recognize their help over the years; seconded and approved.

• Publications: Windy Keala McElroy (via email)
o I have two manuscripts in hand – one completely done (Athens & Rieth) and one already reviewed and waiting for revisions (Dye and Sholin). I had several people interested in submitting papers for the Best of CRM themed journal. I just sent out an email reminder for them to get drafts to me by the end of this year. That will give me plenty of time to get reviews/revisions done in time for the next conference. I also have two people who want to submit manuscripts that do not go with the theme. If I don’t get enough papers by the end of the year, I will scrap the theme and just do a regular journal and include these papers. Otherwise, these two will wait for the next issue. It would help if everyone could spread the word that I am still accepting manuscripts. A blurb in the new newsletter would be nice as well, if someone could relay this to Mary Anne.

• Student Representative: Brian Lane
o Offers to help recruit students for Education Committee project.

• Website: Nick Belluzzo
o Suggests that SHA consider an overarching plan for the website and restructuring the website around this plan.
o Suggests that SHA can look for a way to track conference attendees through the SHA website rather than Eventbrite, which is very expensive.
o Discussion regarding the proposed newsletter and whether it should be a paper newsletter or electronic only. We can put a link on the website. MOTION by Sara Collins to form ad hoc Newsletter Committee to revive the newsletter with Summer, Nick, Brian, and Mary Anne Maigret as members; seconded and approved.
o Discussion of online streaming at SHA conferences deferred until a future meeting.

Old Business:
• Peter will take the lead on registering SHA for the Society for American Archaeology’s (SAA’s) Council of Affiliated Societies. Victoria will mail Peter a check to pay for SHA’s membership.
• The SHA BOD should invite James Bayman and Kathy Kawelu to attend an upcoming BOD meeting to discuss the Luau to be held at Bishop Museum during the 2013 SAA Annual Meeting.

New Business:
• Strategic planning, Kekuewa: discusses strategic planning, suggesting that the SHA BOD think proactively about the role the we should play when public archaeology issues arise.
• SHA archival materials, Kekuewa: mentions that Jo Lynn Gunness bequeathed to him all of the boxes currently stored in the University of Hawaii-Manoa Archaeology Lab of archival materials. Peter mentions that a priority should be abstracts from the 26 conferences. Nick suggests that we should main pdf copies of all abstracts. Summer asks whether SHA should consider storing archival materials long-term in the Anthropology Department at Bishop Museum.
• Merchandise, Victoria: Victoria and Brian agree that Brian will take over SHA Merchandise.

Adjournment:
• MOTION by Kekuewa Kikiloi to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m.; seconded and approved.
• The next meeting BOD meeting will be moved to the second week of January.

Minutes – October 18, 2012

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Annual Business Meeting

 

Date: Saturday, October 18

 

Location: Keauhou Beach Resort, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

 

Chair: Peter Mills, President

 

Recording Secretary: Summer Moore, for Jennifer Kahn

 

Officers in Attendance:

Victoria Wichman, Treasurer

Absent:

Ethan E. Cochrane, Vice-President

Jennifer Kahn, Recording Secretary

Juanita Aguerrebere, Secretary/Webmaster

 

Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Tanya Lizama, Education

Absent:

Sara Collins, Legislative

Windy McElroy, Publications

Holly McEldowney, Standards and Ethics

 

Call to Order:

  • Meeting called to order at 5:05 p.m. by Chair, Peter Mills.
    • Peter Mills recognizes Jo Lynn Gunness in advance of her upcoming retirement from the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
    • Victoria Wichman circulates 2010 Annual Business Meeting minutes. MOTION by Nancy Ferrell to approve; seconded and passed.

 

Unfinished Business:

  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Victoria Wichman reports that the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology (SHA) account contained approximately $11,000 prior to the conference. The account is expected to retain roughly this amount after conference costs are subtracted and attendee fees are received.
    • Journal mailings totaled $400 over the past year. Recommends that we consider doing occasional papers instead. MOTION by Paul Cleghorn to accept the report; seconded and approved.

 

  • Education Committee Report
    • Tanya Lizama, previously elected to the position of Education Committee Chair, recognizes Adam Lauer for attending all Education Committee meetings and acting as the de facto Committee Chair. Reports that Adam organized three workshops as outreach activities, and that he wants to host a booth at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Annual Meeting

 

  • Standards and Ethics Committee Report
    • Read for Holly McEldowney by Peter Mills. Holly reports that SHA has been receiving questions from the public about ethical concerns, especially in reference to the outsourcing of consultant reviews by the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD). Holly recommends that the Archaeology Branch Chief personally select reports to be outsourced for review. Outsourcing should not be viewed as a permanent solution.
    • Thanks Committee Members Carl Christensen and Sara Collins and invites additional SHA members to serve on the committee.

 

  • Legislative Committee Report
    • Sara Collins reports that SHA has submitted testimony for six bills.

 

  • Membership Committee Report
    • Victoria Wichman reports that SHA members currently total 105, of which eight are lifetime members.
    • Announces that $500 will be donated next year for student registration to the SHA Annual Meeting.

 

  • Publishing Committee Report
    • Read for Windy McElroy by Peter Mills. Windy reports that additional submissions are needed for the next volume of Hawaiian Archaeology, which will have a “Best of CRM” theme.

 

  • Student Representative’s Report
    • No report given.

 

  • Webmaster’s Report
    • Given by Nick Polluzo. Reports that he has improved the SHA website so that members can now pay their dues online.

 

  • MOTION by Nancy Ferrell to accept all reports following the Treasurer’s Report; seconded and approved.

 

New Business:

  • Election of new officers
    • Nominees: President, Kekuewa Kikiloi; Vice President, Peter Mills; Summer Moore, Secretary; Victoria Wichman, Treasurer; Kelley Uyeoka, Education Committee Chair; Standards and Ethics Committee Chair, Holly McEldowney; Legislative Committee Chair, Sara Collins; Publications Committee Chair, Windy McElroy; Student Representative, Brian Lane; Webmaster, Juanita Aguerrebere and Nick Belluzzo.
    • Results of Webmaster election: Nick Belluzzo.
    •  MOTION by Lynn Nakim to accept nominees and winner of the Webmaster election; seconded and approved.

 

 

 

  • Merchandise
    • Victoria Wichman asks that someone else take over the handling of SHA merchandise.

 

  • Newsletter
    • Marianne (last name?) will work on reinstating a quarterly SHA newsletter.

 

  • 2013 SHA Annual Meeting
    • Jason Jeremiah, representing Kamehameha Schools, offers to help coordinate the conference on O‘ahu.
    • 2013 Conference Committee forms, to include Kekuewa Kikiloi, Victoria Wichman, Nick Belluzo, and Summer Moore.
    • MOTION by Paul Cleghorn to accept the decision to have the Annual Meeting on O‘ahu next year; seconded and approved.

 

  • Streaming of conferences and workshops on the internet
    • The possibility of providing live feeds for those who cannot attend SHA events was discussed, although it was noted that there may be intellectual property issues involved.
    • MOTION by Paul Cleghorn for the SHA Board to look into the matter further; seconded and approved.

 

  • Society for American Archaeology 2013 Annual Meeting Luau
    • Kathy Kawelu asks for $700-1000 from SHA to provide musical entertainment for the luau.
    • MOTION by Paul Cleghorn that SHA make a $1000 donation to SAA. SHA will seek member donations and make up any shortfall; seconded and approved.

 

  • Society for American Archaeology Council of Affiliated Societies
    • Peter Mills states that SHA can pay $30.00 for an annual membership, which provides a table at the SAA conference and other small benefits.
    • MOTION by Nancy Ferrell that the SHA Board pays the fees and fills out the application to join; seconded and approved.

 

Adjournment:

  • MOTION by Lynn Nakim to adjourn the meeting at 6:19 p.m.; seconded and approved.