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Minutes – February 26, 2014

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Location: Paki 3, Bishop Museum

 

Chair: Mara Mulrooney, President

Recording Secretary: Summer Moore

Officers in Attendance: Mara Mulrooney, President Peter Mills, Vice President

Summer Moore, Secretary (via Skype)

Victoria Wichman, Treasurer

Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Sara Collins, Legislative

Holly McEldowney, Ethics

Nick Belluzzo, Webmaster (via Skype) Arleen Garcia-Herbst, PR (via Skype)

Absent:

Beau DiNapoli, Student

Kelley Uyeoka, Education

 

 

President’s Remarks:

•     Meeting called to order at 5:08 pm by Chair, Mara Mulrooney

 

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore

•    Minutes from January 22, 2013, meeting circulated for approval; MOTION to accept by Mara, seconded and approved.

•    We have had several submissions for the March newsletter, which is expected to go out around March 15.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Victoria Wichman

•    We have just over $23,000 in our bank account. Last month’s income and expenses were minimal. Since the last meeting we have had three new memberships and 12 renewals. She has sent an updated list of members to Sara and Nick. American Savings is waving all fees and providing free online banking because we now have a higher balance.

•     MOTION by Sara to accept, seconded and approved.

 

Standing Committee Reports

•    Education: Kelley Uyeoka

o  Nothing to report.

 

 

•     Ethics: Holly McEldowney

o  She sent a letter to DLNR suggesting that SHA be considered a consulting party concerning the ongoing Administrative Rules revisions and is still awaiting a response.

 

•     Legislative: Sara Collins

o We’re halfway through the legislative session. The worst bills with regard to historic preservation, having to do with streamlined applications and approvals, have stalled, although it is still possible that they will start moving again.

o There is one bill each in both the House and the Senate for converting exempt staff to civil service. These bills are both moving.

o There is a house bill pertaining to state-owned historic property that is crossing over. They adopted our amendment that this has to be done with SHPD’s approval.

o There are two bills, the ones that are redefining the age of residential property, that are worrisome. The gist of both of them is to say that no residential permits can go to SHPD for review unless the property is on the register or is actively being proposed for listing on the register. They are being pushed by the building industry association and the chamber of commerce. SHA will suggest that instead of these bills that we have a task force and that SHA can be on it. Both the house and senate versions of these bills are moving. SHA will have to monitor their progress.

o There is a bill in the senate adding to the civil penalties section for people to recover from the state if they are successful plaintiffs.

o The fees bill has been deferred.

 

•    Publications: Windy McElroy

o She has gotten one inquiry for a submission but no other submissions so it is unlikely SHA will have a journal issue going out this year. We will wait until next year instead. She is working with Jane Allen and Susan Lebo on the Historic Artifacts primer.

 

•    Student: Beau DiNapoli

o  Nothing to report.

 

•    Webmaster: Nick Belluzzo

o He is working on updating membership expiration dates, after which he will send an email to SHA members to let them know that membership renewal is now available and emphasize that it is very important to be a member for access to certain perks. After 30 days’ notice Sara and he will go through and remove non-current members. Next year he will send out an email on December 1 and then set memberships to expire on December 31.

 •    PR: Arleen Garcia-Herbst

o  Nothing to report.

 

 

Old Business:

•     Barrera Collection: Peter says that the human bone fragments found in the collection are clearly human crania fragments. The Southwestern pottery sherds are of a type that can be reliably associated with an identifiable and relatively small area. Jim Bayman will transport the remains on an upcoming trip to Arizona. The other bag contained largely animal bone, but one bag has a human phalanx, a vertebral fragment, and a long bone fragment. It’s all in one bag, and it came out of a 1995 data recovery project in Kona done by Bill Barrera. The bag has accession numbers from Barrerra’s catalog system that do not match what is shown in the corresponding data recovery report. One of his students is in the process of going through reports and trying to find the data recovery report that corresponds to these fragments. If the project associated with these fragments was part of Section 106 consultation, NAGPRA will clearly apply. If not, we may be able manage repatriation through consultation with the Burial Council.

 

•     SHA Workshops: Nick may do on March 5 a workshop regarding the state GIS standards and how people can use them and combine them with their own data sets. He recently got an email from Matt Duff at IARII, who wants to combine this presentation with a session on basic GIS. Matt, however, is currently in Colorado and won’t be back until early April. It may be a good idea to wait for him to return to do a combined workshop. There is already a workshop scheduled for April 2.

 

 

•     Science Alive event: Victoria will be leading Bishop Museum Anthropology Department’s booth, and SHA has a booth next to it. Mara will order a SHA banner for the booth. We should put advertise the event on the UH listserve. Adam Lauer may have posters for the booth.

 

New Business:

•     Hawaiian Archaeology Month: Discussion regarding the possibility of bringing back Hawaiian Archaeology Month, which used to be in May. Sara says we used to have a lecture on each island, and the SHA brochure was originally to distribute at those events. A week of activities led up to the conference, which used to be in the spring. Arleen indicates that she is interested in updating the brochure and working on press releases.

 

Adjournment:

•    Next board meeting: April 2, 4:30 pm, Paki 3, Bishop Museum.

•    MOTION by Peter to adjourn at 6:02 pm; seconded and approved.

Minutes – January 22, 2014

Meeting: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Board of Directors Meeting

 Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

 Location: Paki 3, Bishop Museum

 

Chair: Mara Mulrooney, President

Recording Secretary: Summer Moore

Officers in Attendance: Mara Mulrooney, President Peter Mills, Vice President

Summer Moore, Secretary (via Skype)

Victoria Wichman, Treasurer

Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Holly McEldowney, Ethics

Nick Belluzzo, Webmaster (via Skype)

 Absent:

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

Kelley Uyeoka, Education (via Skype)

 

 

President’s Remarks:

•     Meeting called to order at 5:07 pm by Chair, Mara Mulrooney

•    The first SHA workshop in the new series was last night, with Tom Dye talking about radiocarbon dating. Bishop Museum staff extracted audio files and she has sent them to Nick to upload.

 

Secretary’s Report: Summer Moore

•    Minutes from December 11, 2013, meeting circulated for approval; MOTION to accept by Mara, seconded and approved.

•    The December Newsletter went out mid-January.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Victoria Wichman

•    We had very little income last month, with one new member and two membership renewals.

•    Last month we incurred just over $500 in expenses, which paid for two shelving units for the SHA storage unit. She has upgraded storage unit for another $40 dollars per month to a 10 x 5. There is a combination lock on door, and she can give code to anyone who needs it.

•    Victoria has bought two shelves for the storage unit but thinks that we should buy three more.

MOTION by Windy to buy three more shelves for $80 dollars apiece; seconded and approved.

•    She has just received a new debit card for American Savings Bank. It’s in Victoria’s name but others can use it.

 

 

Standing Committee Reports

•     Education: Kelley Uyeoka (via email)

o  She is still trying to confirm the dates with UH-Hilo and will schedule a planning meeting next month. Tentative dates for the 2014 conference are October 10-12.

o  Peter: UH-Hilo has a policy of waiting until fall schedule is set to allow for outside scheduling.

 

•     Ethics: Holly McEldowney

o  She recently sent a letter to DLNR suggesting that SHA be considered a consulting party concerning the ongoing Administrative Rules revisions.

 

•    Legislative: Sara Collins

o Informal proxy report by Carl Christensen, SHA member: A problematic bill was introduced in the House and Senate by request of a task force from the construction industry. The bill would streamline development by allowing SHPD to delegate approval to unspecified authorities, allow counties to have hired experts, and expand automatic approval provisions to apply to SHPD. Additionally, once SHPD has approved something, it prevents subsequent opportunities for rescinding approval. He thinks this destroys the basis for monitoring and dealing with inadvertent discoveries. As of yesterday morning, it had not yet been assigned to committees. Sara emailed Sen. Hee to ask that it be referred to his committee. The bill

will go to three committees jointly, including Sen. Hee’s committee. As far as other bills, one has recently been introduced that he thinks came from OHA, which would repeal the phased review bill; though it is positive from a heritage standpoint, Carl thinks it is very unlikely to pass.

o Holly: Another bill has recently been introduced, which would make the historic sites threshold 75 years instead of 50 years.

 

•    Publications: Windy McElroy

o She was contacted about subscriptions and she forwarded this email to Victoria.

o No papers have yet been submitted for the next issue.

 

•    Student: Beau DiNapoli

o Nothing to report.

 

•    Webmaster: Nick Belluzzo

o Nick has updated the SHA website so that members can renew at all times. He is almost finished making a separate page manage memberships. He will change it so that when members log in the “Join” tab will instead say “Renew,” which should be less confusing.

o  He has drafted an email to the membership discussing new renewal procedures and the elimination of non-member email addresses from the listserve.

o  Question: should we make paper membership form available on the website? Yes, we should.

o  He has the audio files from Tom’s presentation and will post it this weekend.

o  From Mark McCoy, we have PDF copies of individual articles from Hawaiian Archaeologythat he will upload to the website; Mara has made these all OCR.

o  Question: do we have a copy of Special Publication No. 3? He has already put 1 and 2 on website but would like to add No. 3. This is available online, but we will need to resolve copyright questions before posting.

 

•     PR: Arleen Garcia-Herbst

o  Nothing to report.

 

 

 

Old Business:

•     SHA-sponsored workshops: Mara indicates that the next workshop, which will be in February, is still in the planning stages. Possibilities for future workshops were discussed, including the possibility of choosing different venues for upcoming workshops or charging participants to recoup the venue fee. Bishop Museum venue fees were significant. It’s probably not necessary to charge, as SHA has funds to cover these expenses for members. However, it may be useful to experiment with different venues.

 

•     Barrera Collection: Peter explains that there are two different boxes from two different sites that may contain fragmentary human remains. Peter will pick up remains on Friday and take them to UH-Hilo’s Bioarchaeology department for further identification. He has contacted SHPD Burials program. There may be no federal funding connection, which would have implications

for how the process plays out in the future.

 

•     UH library request for 2011, 2012 programs: Peter will donate a copy of his programs but will keep his originals.

 

New Business:

•     Invitation to participate in Science Alive event, Bishop Museum, Mar. 16, 2014: Mara says that this annual event that has previously been natural sciences, but this year they have invited Bishop Museum’s Anthropology Department and have also contacted SHA. This event will give us the opportunity to educate elementary school-age children about what archaeologists do. Maybe SHA Student Representative Beau can participate, and we can have brochure ready by then? Agreed that SHA should participate.

 

Adjournment:

•    Next board meeting: February 19, 5:00 pm, Paki 3, Bishop Museum.

•    MOTION by Victoria to adjourn at 6:02 pm; seconded and approved.

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.

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.

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.