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HAC General Meeting April 12, 2017

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Aloha e nā hoa,

The Hawaiian Affairs Caucus will hold its quarterly general membership meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 5:30 p.m., at the Democratic Party of Hawaii Headquarters.    The meeting is open to all Democrats, but only members in good standing of the Party may vote. If you’re unable to be there in person, you may call in to this conference line:

Dial-in number: (563) 999-2090
Access code: 544701

Guest Speaker:

Senator Brickwood Galuteria

Over 80 bills and/or resolutions directly impacting on Native Hawaiian were introduced at this year’s Legislature.   Senator Galuteria will give us an insight into the background of some of those bills/resolutions.  Three are of particular interest:

SR33/SCR85, Requesting the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to Convene a Task Force of Hawaiian Leaders, Legal Scholars, and a Broad Representation of Members of the Hawaiian Community to Review and Consider Whether its Fiduciary Duty to Better the Conditions of Hawaiians and Manage its Resources to Meet the Needs of Hawaiian Beneficiaries would be Better Served by Having Trustees Appointed Rather than Elected.   

HCR80 HD1, Requesting the Department of Land and Natural Resources to Establish a Working Group to Study the Potential Transfer of Management and Maintenance of the Royal Mausoleum at Mauna‘ala to One or More Appropriate Nonprofit Organizations.

SCR 153/SCR192, Requesting the Governor to Issue a Proclamation to Designate January 2018 to January 2019 as the Year of the Hawaiian and Requesting the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to Study and Recommend to the Legislature a Plan to Celebrate the Year of the Hawaiian.

Nominations and election to fill the vacant Oahu male delegate at large position will also be held.  Additionally, as provided by our bylaws, the Executive Committee recommends the nomination of Pohai Ryan and Raytan Vares to fill the vacancies of SCC Female and Male representatives of our caucus for the remainder of the term not to exceed March 2018.  Lastly, we shall discuss the O‘ahu County Committee Convention.

Please arrive early to enable the meeting to start at 5:30 p.m.  Questions may be directed to Leimomi Khan, Chair, at 372-0630, or email leimomikhan@gmail.com.