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Hawaii District Council Minutes from Aug 10

August 29, 2010


HSTA Conference Room                                    August 10, 2010

Present:  Betty Ann Yoshimura, Lorraine Hora, Gayle Ito, Myrna Watanabe, Jo Ann Iwane, Karen Nakashima, Arleen Yoshimura, Marlyn Akiona, Muriel Nishimoto, Lois Shimizu, Bettye Wakabayashi, Niyati Brown, Justin Wong, Joe Tanaka and Avis Mortemore

Call to Order:  President Wayne Joseph called the meeting to order at 9:15 a.m.

 Secretary’s Minutes:   

Copies of minutes of the March 9, 2010 and May 4, 2010 meetings were circulated.  Motion to accept March 9, 2010 by Lorraine Hora and seconded by Arleen Yoshimura.  Minutes approved.   Corrections to the May 4, 2010 minutes were made.  Alvin Nagasako is the new Executive Director of the HSTA and not HSTA-R as recorded.  Lorraine Hora moved to accept amended minutes and seconded by Betty Ann Yoshimura.  Minutes were approved.

 Treasurer’s Report:   Myrna Watanabe presented treasurer’s report and it was accepted.

 Training Session with Justin Wong:   

Before beginning training, Justin suggested checking out HSTA website for HSTA election recommendations.

Presented the “ 2010-2011 District/Community Club Planning Handbook” and took the council through organizational structure of HSTA-R, role of the Districts and Community Clubs, state programs to guide and assist Districts and Clubs as well as the roles and duties of the officers and council.

 District Planning:  Discussion for the Council Meeting dates are:

                        #1 – Tuesday, August 10 – Council training

#2 – Tuesday, September 7 – Council Meeting, 9:15 – 12:15

–          Friday, September 3 – Community Club (West Hawaii) tentative Mtg. 10 – 1

#3 – Wednesday, November 23 – Council Meeting, 9:15 – 12:15

     –      Friday, December 3 – Community Club (West Hawaii) Christmas    

 Crafts, 10 – 1


  Thursday, January 27, 2011- Council Meeting, 9:15 – 12:15 p.m.

 Thursday, February 10 – Annual Meeting East Hawaii

        Friday, February 4 – Community Club Annual Meeting

 Tuesday, March 29 – Council Meeting, 9:15 – 12:15 p.m.

  Tuesday, May 10 – Council Meeting, 9:15 – 12:15 p.m.

    Friday, May 6 – Community Club Meeting @ Keauhou Ed. Ctr.,     10 – 1 p.m.

 There will not be an Institute Day this year and Pre-Retirement Cadre members will be tailoring workshops by districts.  Difficulty will be to accommodate many different dates rather than one Institute day.

 Calendar of Events:

            November 2010:  Blood Bank

            December :  “Hospice Light Up a Life” District to continue helping

                                       Nominations for NEA Representative to go to Chicago

            January 2011:  State Legislature Opening

            April 1, 2 :  HSTA Convention

            May 14:  Letter Carrier’s Food Drive

 Proposed Budget:

   Expenses:   $800       Membership:  $40    Communications:  $1400   Governance:  $1300    Conventions:   $150

            Other Expenses:  $100

Committee Heads:

     Community Service:  Betty Ann Yoshimura

            Membership:   Muriel Nishimoto

            Phone Tree:    Lorraine Hora

            Annual Meeting:  Marlyn Akiona

            Pre-Retirement Cadre:  Arleen Yoshimura

            Retirement Issues:  Steve Ono

            Aloha Committee:  Gayle Ito

            Newsletter:   Lorraine Hora, Arleen Yoshimura (Live wire articles)

            COLA:  Joe Tanaka

New Business:

Begin to think in terms of the State Grants.  What special needs project can we write project grants for?

Niyati thanked Lorraine for being President and Wayne for taking on the new responsibilities.  Many thanks to Justin Wong for training and using the new handbook. 

Reminder: Refreshments at next meeting on September 7 to be provided by Executive Council.

Meeting Adjourned 12:35 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted,

 Avis Mortemore, Secretary

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