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



Victoria Wichman, Treasurer


Standing Committee Chairs in Attendance:

Windy McElroy, Publications

Sara Collins, Legislative

Brian Lane, Student

Kelley Uyeoka, Education (via Skype)



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.



  • 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.