Big Island Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans (HARA) minutes
ALLIANCE OF RETIRED AMERICANS HAWAII REGION
MINUTES JULY 18, 2012
Call to Order: 10:00am by Chairman Steve Ono
Attendance: Eleven members in attendance
Chair’s Report: Wayne Joseph has agreed to be Corresponding Secretary. He will notify members of meeting dates and eventually set up a website.
Vice-Chair’s Report: Primary goal is to protect benefits of seniors and to be able to function as a working group.
Treasurer’s Report: There is about $58 left in the account.
Secretary’s Report: June Rabago has resigned from HARA. Position is now vacant, but Aileen Lum will continue until new secretary elected.
Unfinished Business: Wayne Joseph proposed an amendment to the By-Laws to read: “ The nomination of officers shall begin in the month and year of July 2012.” Motion by Wayne Joseph, seconded by Moses Moke; motion carried.
Fundraising: Discussion about possibility; no action taken.
New Business: Date set for meeting with Legislators: 11/10/12. Agenda for meeting will be discussed at 10/2/12 HARA meeting.
Nominations: Wayne Joseph nominated the following slate of officers: District Chair, Richard Baker; Vice Chair, Wayne Joseph; Secretary, Ruth Walker; Treasurer, Aileen Lum. Move to accept by Moses Moke. Nominations will be kept open until the August 7, 2012 meeting.
Announcements: Meeting dates: All meetings at 10:00am at ILWU Hall. 8/7/12, 10/02/12, 12/4/12.
State HARA meetings: 8/18/12, 10/17/12, 12/19/12. All held on Oahu.
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 11:50am. Aileen Lum, Secretary Minutes subject to approval.