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Meeting Minutes


Call to order – Hao Tanacsos
The general meeting was called to order by President Hao Tanacsos. Hao thanked Ivy Kwok, Executive Housekeeper of Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and host of today’s meeting. Hao also thanked everyone for attending.

Collect/Pledge of Allegiance – Derrick De Mello

Introduction of Guest Speaker – Hao Tanacsos
Hao introduced our guest speaker, Mr. Dean Nakasone, Vice President of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association.
Dean Nakasone discussed Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association's (HLTA) mission. He also discussed the formation of the Housekeeping Advisory Council (HAC).

Secretary’s Report – Sally-Rose Salcedo
Sally-Rose stated that March’s meeting minutes were emailed to all members listed on our roster. If you have not received, please see Sally-Rose after the meeting to update your contact information.

Treasurer’s Report – Derrick De Mello
Derrick reported on the financials for March. April's financials were pending but will be included in the meeting minutes. Please see attachments. Our ending balance for March was $23,898.76.

Committee Reports

Membership – Ivy Kwok
We have a total of 98 members. We welcomed new member Roberto Dominguez with lei. Our new member was welcomed with lei generously donated by The Orchid Lei Company.

Hospitality – Marissa Cacacho/Jo-Ann Yonamine
We had a total of 53 people attend the meeting, 43 members and 10 guests.

IEHA Updates / Education & Resources - Madeline Chang
  1. The certification road show is currently happening. The road show will continue in various states throughout the year ending in Vienna, VA in December 2017. Honolulu is scheduled for October 2017.
Public Relations/Website – Shelly Awaya
The website update was completed. You can view all information pertaining to our chapter online with the exception of the photo albums. Shelly is working on updating access to the photo albums.
The IEHA Digest will again be printed this year. Vendors will be receiving an email soliciting for advertising in the digest.

Ways & Means – Shelly Awaya
McFun-raiser Coupon Booklets remains our primary fundraiser. Please contact Derrick De Mello for booklet purchases.

Community Service - Gary Nushida
Our next linen drive will be taking place soon; an email will be sent to update members.
We are considering adding the Food Bank as part of our community service; details to follow.

Best Practice - Hao Tanacsos
Room attendant carts, weight and safety.

Old Business
  1. Donation Receipts. Today we have $62.00 in donations.

New Business – Hao Tanacsos
  1. IEHA/ISSA discussion on potential merger and upcoming vote - Madeline Chang

  2. Mini workshop directly after the meeting - Hao Tanacsos

  3. Our next chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 beginning at 9:15 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Neal Blaisdell Center in conjunction with the Hotel, Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo. Ken Kanter, Exposition Director for Douglas Trade Shows will provide a continental breakfast.

Meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Hao Dang Tanacsos
IEHA Hawaii Chapter

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May 2017
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November 2016
September 2016
July 2016
May 2016
March 2016
January 2016

November 2015
September 2015
July 2015
May 2015
March 2015
January 2015

November 2014
July 2014
May 2014
March-April 2014 Financials
March 2014
January 2014

November 2013
September 2013
July 2013
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March 2013
January 2013

November 2012
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July 2012
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December 2011
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November 2010
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Watch Presentations Online

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Download Presentations

Click on the links below to download the PowerPoint presentations of various speakers.

Anna Elento-Sneed on labor law: PowerPoint presentation (285K)

Angela Padigos' PowerPoint presentation on PECP Certification Program Review Modules Overview 2014 (249K)

Brian Keala Benz's IEHA 2013-2014 Strategic Plan (Excel file, 24K)

Brian Jorgensen of Standard Textile: PowerPoint presentation (23.1 MB)

Dan Wagner on CIMS: presentation (PDF, 3.3MB), CIMS documentation (PDF, 318K)

Gail Suzuki-Jones on Hawaii Green Business (PDF, 4.3MB)

Alan Yamamoto from HIOSH on Housekeeping Safety & Health (PDF, 5.1MB)

Alan Yamamoto from HIOSH on Housekeeping Safety & Health: Your Guide to HIOSH (PDF, 5.81MB)