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Minutes – December 11, 2013

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Location: Paki 3, Bishop Museum

 

Chair: Mara Mulrooney, President

Recording Secretary: Summer Moore

Officers in Attendance:

Mara Mulrooney, President

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

Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Kelley Uyeoka, Education (via Skype) Holly McEldowney, Ethics

Nick Belluzzo, Webmaster Sara Collins, Legislative Beau DiNapoli, Student

Absent:

Arleen Garcia-Herbst, PR Windy McElroy, Publications

 

President’s Remarks:

•     Meeting called to order at 5:10 pm by Chair, Mara Mulrooney

 

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore

•    Minutes from November 5, 2013, meeting circulated for approval; MOTION to accept by Mara, seconded and approved.

•    Newsletter preparations are on schedule. We will be including abstracts for poster submissions from UH-Hilo students in the upcoming issue.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Victoria Wichman

•    We got our venue deposit back from the museum, which was $500. We also recently received $100 for two journals for UH.

•    Income for month was $782.70, and total expenses were $50.77.

•    Total assets are currently $17,841.50.

•    MOTION to accept by Holly, seconded and approved.

 

 

Standing Committee Reports

•     Education: Kelley Uyeoka

o  She is starting conference preparation for next year and wants to work on setting a date for next year’s conference. We will work on a tentative date of the last weekend of October, which is October 24-26. She wants to book UH-Hilo and so might have to change weekend to accommodate the venue.

o  Peter will find out when we can reserve the venue.

o  Discussion regarding payment for venue and reimbursement procedures. Kelley will make

preliminary budget proposal to start and we’ll move on from there.

 

•    Ethics: Holly McEldowney

o She will follow up on around the beginning of January on a letter to DLNR suggesting that SHA be considered a consulting party,

o She wants to send a letter offering SHA’s help for the Administrative Rules revisions; she will start by working informally with SHPD personnel but will pursue formalizing the relationship if necessary.

o Tom Dye and Jane Allen have agreed to do refresher courses; maybe a day workshop with different people talking about different types of topics. It may also be possible to do an informal, after-work-type event; a venue is needed.

 

•    Legislative: Sara Collins

o Nothing to report. New legislative session will start January 15.

 

•    Publications: Windy McElroy

o Nothing to report.

 

•    Student: Beau DiNapoli

o Nothing to report.

 

•    Webmaster: Nick Belluzzo

o He is working on membership database for website and will update the website to enable

2014 registration.

o He will work with Sara to delete members who haven’t paid their dues from the listserve after a 30-day grace period; eventually this will work automatically, but for now it will be done manually.

o Discussion whether we should have a list of members on the website. We should ask potential members during registration whether they want to be included on the website.

o He proposes a contest for banner design for the website.

 

•    PR: Arleen Garcia-Herbst

o Nothing to report.

 

 

Old Business:

•     Barrera Collection

o Peter notes that SHA took over a collection from the mainland from Bill Barrera that has been temporarily stored at Pohaku but now must be moved. A student has been inventorying boxes all semester long; and based on the results of the inventory

Peter believes that SHA may have to facilitate a NAGPRA consultation and repatriation process. He recommends that a subcommittee be formed to organize and facilitate this process. On another note, the UH-Hilo library was expected to take the Barrera manuscripts, but that could not ultimately be worked out. They are currently located in Peter’s library.

 

•     Follow-up on housing SHA materials in a storage unit

o Victoria rented a 5’ x 5’ climate-controlled storage unit at Public Storage. She will be bringing materials from Kaua‘i to place in the unit and will be putting combination lock on it. Sara’s name was used during registration as an emergency contact. SHA Board members do not need to be on a list to go up there but simply need to have the code for the elevator. Victoria wants to buy inexpensive shelving for boxes so that it is not necessary to stack them. The unit costs $119.00 per month and will be automatically debited from the SHA account.

 

New Business:

•     Mara notes that the UH-Mānoa library has requested paper copies of the 2011 and 2012 programs from the SHA conference. Can anyone donate copies of these programs?

 

•     Mara notes that Mark McCoy has scanned all back issues of Hawaiian Archaeology as individual articles and has sent them as pdfs. It was discussed at the last Business Meeting that we should put up these back issues of the journal on the website. Nick mentions that whole journals are available on the website as pdfs but not as individual articles. Mara suggests that we could hyper-link authors and chapters in the table of contents to individual articles.

 

Adjournment:

•    Next board meeting: January 22, 5:00 pm, Paki 3, Bishop Museum

•    MOTION by Mara to adjourn at 6:11 pm; seconded and approved.

Minutes – November 5, 2013

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

 Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

 Location: Paki 3, Bishop Museum

 

Chair: Mara Mulrooney, President

Recording Secretary: Summer Moore

Officers in Attendance:

Summer Moore, Secretary (via Skype) Victoria Wichman, Treasurer

 Absent:

Peter Mills, Vice President

 Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Windy McElroy, Publications

Holly McEldowney, Ethics

Nick Belluzzo, Webmaster (via Skype)

 Absent:

Kelley Uyeoka, Education

Sara Collins, Legislative Beau DiNapoli, Student Arleen Garcia-Herbst, PR

 

President’s Remarks:

•     Meeting called to order at 5:03 pm by Chair, Mara Mulrooney

 

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore

•    Circulation of last month’s minutes, which were taken by Mara. MOTION to accept by Windy, seconded by Victoria and approved.

•    It was decided that the 2012 SHA Annual Business Meeting minutes would be circulated prior to the conference together with the 2013 minutes to SHA membership for approval.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Victoria Wichman

•    Victoria reports that SHA has just over $17,000 in our bank account. Total expenses over the past month were $9,652. Altogether, the 2013 SHA Conference cost just over $15,000, with the price brought down significantly by a $2,000 donation from Kamehameha Schools.

•    Victoria has filed SHA’s federal and state taxes, including the following (based on a fiscal year from the end of September):

o  2012 Form 990-N (Federal)

o  Annual DCCA filing (Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, State of Hawaii).

•    She has sent out three serial requests for journals, to Hamilton Library, Ebsco, and University College London.

•     Membership totals 126 members, with 11 lifetime members. The 2013 SHA Conference was attended by 143 people.

•    MOTION to accept by Holly, seconded by Windy and approved.

 

Standing Committee Reports

Education: Kelley Uyeoka (via email)

o  Nothing to report regarding Education Committee activities.

o  Conference planning for next year is already underway; she has already recruited a few

volunteers.

 

Ethics: Holly McEldowney

o  Follow-up on resolution; Drafting up letter to DLNR suggesting that SHA be considered a consulting party. Holly will wait until the new director is in place and will follow up with Theresa.

o  Holly will ask Jane Allen if she would like to give a refresher course for soils descriptions.

 

Legislative: Sara Collins (via email)

o  Nothing to report

o  SHA member Carl Christensen notes that two of Gov. Abercrombie’s nominations to the Office of Environmental Quality Control Land Board were recently withdrawn due to objections from the environmental community about the two nominees.

 

•    Publications: Windy McElroy

o  Windy has been working on distribution of the new Hawaiian Archaeology journal since the conference, which has involved a lot of mailing. She has distributed over 150 journals so far but has not been able to send journals to 7 members for whom she does not have addresses. She expects to have 25 extra copies once distribution is complete.

o  Mara asked whether we should follow up with institutions regarding serial subscriptions that were cancelled in the interim between journals. It was decided that we should.

 

•    Student: Beau DiNapoli (via email)

o  Nothing to report

 

•    Webmaster: Nick Belluzzo

o  Nick reports that the new SHA website is still getting good statistics for viewing, even after the 2013 SHA Conference. There was a recent high in views following recent NPS news.

o  He has some improvements planned. More content will be added, including SHA’s Ethics Statement, By-Laws, Constitution.

o  He also wants to work on capturing additional information about SHA members automatically and electronically. We should prepare for conference registration in advance of next year’s conference so that we have enough time to move cohesively integrate membership registration, conference registration, registration payments, and membership dues through a centralized form with links to PayPal.

o  He will send out an email to the membership stating that in 30 days (after sending the email) he will start culling the SHA listserve email list of obsolete contact information and members who have not renewed their memberships. He will wait until Sara is back from the mainland to collaborate with her.

o  He will also send reminder that membership expires on December 31, with anyone not renewed losing access to the SHA website on January 31. Mara asks whether it is possible to integrate this reminder with a way to pay membership dues.

 

•     PR: Arleen Garcia-Herbst (via email)

o  Nothing to report

 

Old Business:

•    Listserve notification and membership list update (discussed above)

•    PR approach and goals

o  Due to Arleen’s absence, MOTION by Mara to move this discussion to the next meeting, seconded by Victoria and approved.

 

New Business:

•    Proposal to get a storage unit for SHA materials (from Treasurer Victoria)

o  Based on the large amount of SHA records, journal copies, etc., Victoria proposes that we should rent a climate-controlled storage unit. This can be done under $100 per month.

o  MOTION by Mara that Victoria should go ahead and a storage unit; passed unanimously by vote.

 

Adjournment:

•    Next board meeting: December 11, 5:00 pm, Paki Meeting Room, Bishop Museum

•    MOTION by Mara to adjourn at 5:42 pm; seconded by Victoria and approved.

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.