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Annual Meeting, Roll Call, and Open House

The Annual Meeting weekend was full of fun and celebration. April 21-22, 2017 
Read about it in the Fall 2017 Maile Wreath. 

Upcoming Annual Meeting dates will be:
April 21, 2018
April 6, 2019
April 25, 2020 

SEE the 2017 Annual Meeting in video.

Here's an outline of the weekend as we did it in 2017 ...
Friday, April 21

9:00 a.m. Breakfast with the President and Executive Director at HMH*
       • Visit the archives before it opens,* by reservation (call Mary Ann Lentz, (808) 447-3922)
       • Friday historic house tours at HMH as usual with no admission charged for enrolled members of HMCS.
             Tours are on the hour beginning at 11 a.m., with final tour starting at 3 p.m.

*For events with an asterisk, we request pre-registration or reservations. See below for more information.

5:30-7:30 p.m. History Theatre,* special pau hana at HMH featuring two characters followed by talkback time to discuss the role, the research, and the times.
       • $30 per person includes pupu and beverage, reservations requested.
The characters in 2017 were:
       • Emma Metcalf Beckley Nakuina (1847-1929)
       • Ethel Moseley Damon (1883-1965) 
Newly renovated space interpreted as the Print Shop were open for viewing while the sun shone. Performances began at 6:30 p.m.

Make your reservation online or by calling Lisa at (808) 447-3926.

Saturday, April 22

9:30 a.m.
Registration and coffee

 available to all in Kawaiaha`o Plaza Garage, corner South and Kawaiaha`o Streets. Free.

10:00 a.m.
Annual Meeting Call to Order and election of Trustees; Roll Call and the Annual Photo followed at approximately 11 a.m.

     You are in for a treat during the usual “dull” business meeting. Instead, this year, you can enjoy hearing how missionaries and Native Hawaiians worked together to translate the Baibala and the exciting "Letters from the Ali`i" project that demonstrates the close relationship that existed between ali`i and missionaries in the early years of the Mission.
     Expert talks will replace the time usually spent on reports from the Executive Director, President, and Treasurer. These reports will be printed to pick up that day or later in our offices and will also be available online for all to read.
     Puakea Nogelmeier, Ph.D., Professor, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language and Executive Director, Awaiaulu: Hawaiian Literature Project will speak about the ali`i letters.
   “Scholars all: Ali'i, Missionaries, and the Making of the Hawaiian Bible” will be presented by Jeffrey (Kapali) Lyon, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Religion, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa.

AS ALWAYS ... the Roll Call of descendants by order of arrivals and the Annual Photo will follow - EVERYONE in attendance should join in the photo.
Who will be the youngest this year? Who will have come the furthest? and which of our kupuna will admit to being most elderly?

       • Games for keiki will be offered during the meeting.* Please let us know the ages of your children. 
        • Roll Call and the Annual Photo follow – approximately 11 a.m. 
      • Pre-order lunch* or potluck under our tent while the Board of Trustees holds its first meeting of the new year.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. FREE open house and activities for all ages
        Sign up that day for a behind the scenes tour of the archives or the objects
        • Tours of Archives or of Objects at 1 and 2 p.m. (Sign up at Registration or at the Visitor's Desk)

Rededication of the Print Shop with Lectures 
(Begin at 2:00 p.m.)

       Al Schütz and John Laimana will present their research beginning at 2 p.m. in the former cafe space

Activities and fun for the whole family

       • Explore the exhibitions in the Houses
       • See the Printing Press in action
       • Visit the Archives and learn how to use our online resources

Be sure to pre-register in order to have a lunch prepared for you - or plan a potluck with your family.

Box lunches will be prepared by A Hui Hou Catering. Your choices are:

1.    Shoyu chicken lunch with rice, furikake, ume, salad and celery sticks and a lemon bar. $15

2.    Sandwich of Chicken salad with grapes, walnuts & celery, on whole wheat bread with carrot sticks and a lemon bar $15

3.    Sandwich of Egg Salad with carrots and a cookie $12

Please place your order online by the announced date.   
We will have juice, water, and tea available by donation ($1-$2).

For further information, please feel free to contact either Lisa (808) 447-3926 or Mary Ann (808) 447-3922. Leave your name and number in case they miss your call, and they will get back to you as soon as possible! 

Don't forget!

The nominations for Trustees WILL  be found here
Help keep us up to date with your family on the Genealogy page.
See the Site's Calendar page for all the latest events at HMH.