Hawaiʻi Museums Association’s

Virtual Annual Business meeting took place on

Friday, April 16, 2021, from 12:00-12:45 p.m. 

The 2021 HMA Slate of Nominees for 

Board of Directors and President were voted on and approved.

Annual Business Meeting via Zoom
Friday, April 16, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.



1. Call to Order (Lisa Solomine)

2. Approval of May 29, 2020 HMA Annual Business Meeting minutes
(Halena Kapuni-Reynolds)

3. President’s Report (Lisa Solomine)

4. Treasurer’s Report (Frank O. Hay)

5. Membership Update (Eric Chang)

6. New Business

  • Introduction of Board slate and Election of New Board Directors (Stacy Hoshino)
    • i. Nominations from the floor
  • Election of President (Stacy Hoshino)
  • New Logo by Zanobia Lakdawalla (Neida Bangerter)
  • Grow HMA membership and getting to know you (Lisa Solomine)
  • Gathering the history of HMA to a centralized location and on our website
    (Lisa Solomine)
  • Volunteer on a committee (Halena Kapuni-Reynolds)
  • Nuhou (Neida Bangerter)

7. Other Business

8. Adjournment (Lisa Solomine)

Meeting Minutes
Friday, May 29, 2020
Online Meeting via Zoom

Lisa Solomine called the meeting to order at 3:08 p.m.
The following board members were present:
Hadley Andersen, Frank O. Hay, Teresa Valencia, Lisa Solomine, Ihilani Gutierrez, Eric
Chang, Keahe Davis, Neida Baumgartner

Members in Attendance: 16

Halena shared an ʻŌlelo Noeau for words of wisdom:
“Ho’okahi ka ilau like ‘ana” to welcome everyone together.

Opening Statement (Lisa Solomine): It has been challenging times for all of us in these covid days and we had to acclimate to a lock down and some of us had to face even deeper challenges at this time. With these challenges, it also opened opportunities for innovation and creativity. Now we face a new reality of re-opening…

Approval of Minutes

  1. Approval of May 10, 2019 Annual Meeting minutes
    Any discussions or amendments to the minutes?
    Who would like to accept the motion to approve the minutes?
    So moved by: Lisa Solomine
    Is there a second to the motion?
    Seconded the motion: Teresa Valencia
    Any in favor? 17
    Motion: Approved. Unanimously carried.

  2. Officers Reports
    1. President’s Report: Teresa Valencia
      • Hawaiʻi Museums Association was able to enter into a contract with HTA to conduct cultural competency workshops. Great opportunity to address a need in our community. We had to postpone our annual meeting. We have some ideas on how to hold an annual conference. We will touch base on that later on in the meeting. I wanted to thank my fellow board members for the work of the past year and we’re really excited to bring on new board members. I wanted to thank Keahe Davis for his service to HMA and he has been on the board for 6 years and that’s the longest you can serve. He will be rolling off the board this year but promises to help with
        upcoming projects
    2. Treasurer’s Report: Frank Hay
      • The report showed some income from the conference and
        memberships. $8,450 income and the expense has been for Nick
        Griffith’s web services and a few airlines tickets. We expect some
        expenses in June, including the insurance for $600 and the P.O.
        box for $200. we have just under $10,00 cash in the back as of
        yesterday. We’re in great shape financially.
      • Motion to approve the treasurer’s report: Tory/ seconded by Halena
        • i. Unanimously approved
        • ii. Motion: Approved
        • Committee Reports

          a. Membership: Eric Chang – 100 members, 13 institution
          memberships, and 1 friends of HMA. Conference usually drives
          membership numbers and we are considering the best ways to
          serve our community. With a better economy, we should see more
          c. Social Media: Ihilani Guitierrez and Lisa Solomine – We have an IG
          account. We haven’t been posting since our conference
          cancellation but we plan on posting and cross posting on social
          media to draw more attention to HMA. We’ve increased a little bit
          on Facebook and people who are looking to HMA for engagement.
          Our goals for this year is to offer more opportunities for
          engagement. Tory Latila asked in the chat if HMA member
          institutions can send content. Everyone can submit to
          contact@hawaiimusuems.org. Let us know what you want and we
          want to be accessible to our members.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.


Written Hawaiian uses two diacritical markings as pronunciation guides:

  • The ‘okina, which is typographically represented as a reversed apostrophe. In spoken Hawaiian, the ‘okina indicates a glottal stop, or clean break between vowels. If your browser supports this display (and it may not, depending on browser type and settings), an ‘okina should look like this: ‘. If browsing conditions do not support this display, you might be seeing a box, a blank space, or odd-looking character instead.
  • The kahako, or macron, which is typographically represented as a bar above the letter, as in ā (again, you will see it correctly only if your browser delivers it correctly). The macron on a vowel indicates increased duration in pronunciation of the vowel that it appears over.

Web browsers sometimes have difficulty reproducing these markings without the use of graphics, special fonts, or special coding. Even correctly authored Web pages that use Unicode coding may be transmitted through a server that displays the symbols incorrectly or the browser may use a replacement font that displays these incorrectly.

Since most browsers can and do display the ASCII grave symbol (‘) as coded, this site uses the grave symbol to represent the ‘okina. We do depict the correct ‘okina on all pages in the title graphic because it is embedded in the graphic and not displayed as text.

The kahako/macron is more problematic. Given the problems with displaying this with current technology, some websites resort to displaying these with diaeresis characters instead, as in ä, which will appear in most browsers (but not all) as an “a” with two dots over it. However, this is not a desirable solution because it doesn’t work uniformly in all browser situations. Until Unicode fonts are more universally displayable, the site reluctantly omits the kahako from most text.

For up-to-date information on how to display the Hawaiian language on websites, visit http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/enehana/unicode.php by the Kualono Hawaiian Language Center of the University of Hawaii. General information on these issues can also be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E2%80%98Okina and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macron.