On March 11, 2018, an historic mass meeting held by videoconference was attended by all 9 officers of the Central Body and an additional 14 members of the restored League. All 6 of the contemporary District Branches were represented, joining the meeting from their respective locations. Many of the members got together with their branches in person to join the meeting. For example, all 10 members attending from Hui Aloha ʻĀina o Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi joined the meeting from a conference room.
The purpose of the meeting was to gather manaʻo to begin developing a Strategic Plan for the League. The total attendance of 23 members of the League was one more than the number of delegates registered in attendance at the 2017 Convention of the League at ʻIolani Palace. So, the meeting was historically significant in terms of both its turnout and the conferencing technology used. As the largest electronic meeting held to date by the restored League, the mana of poe aloha ʻāina (Hawaiian patriots) connecting this way was a wonderful new experience for most of us. At the same time, unanticipated technical troubles made it a frustrating experience.
Without a practice run, the assembly encountered feedback echoing that plagued the meeting. Troubleshooting subsequently diagnosed the problem to the use of multiple devices joining the call from the conference room. Hence, the audio coming from the speakers of one device, combined with the microphone of another device, apparently resulted in reverberating echos that interrupted the proceedings. After 95 minutes, the meeting was adjourned to meet again on March 18. Six people returned for the continued meeting, and the order of business was completed without any technical problems.
Opening Day of the first Annual Convention of the League in more than a century, 8/4/2017
ʻAha ʻElele Lāhui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina - Annual Convention 2017
Kanaʻina Building, ʻIolani Palace, Honolulu, Oʻahu, Ko Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina
On June 18, 2016, and August 13, 2016, mass meetings were held by a voluntary assembly of 7 charter members--descendants of Hawaiian subjects alive prior to January 17, 1893--that adopted bylaws and elected officers forming an Interim Council to restore Ka ʻAhahui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina o Ko Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina, The Hawaiian Patriotic League of the Hawaiian Islands (KAHAA), a voluntary civic association with an ordinary deliberative assembly.
On January 14, 2017, the Interim Council adopted a Code of Ethics for Hawaiian Patriots.
On March 4, 2017, KAHAA was restored by the Interim Council as a revision of its own bylaws previously adopted on August 13, 2016.
From August 4 through 6, 2017, the first Annual Convention of the League in more than a century was held at the Kanaʻina Building on the grounds of ʻIolani Palace. Meetings were held with 22 Delegates assembled from the 6 chartered Branches, under the supervision of a credentialed parliamentarian.
The Branches introduced 32 resolutions, of which 31 were adopted.
The object of the League bylaws was amended to read as follows:
The object of this League shall be to affirm the continuity of Hawaiian independence; to restore Hawaiian national identity; to exert all peaceful and legal efforts to secure for the Hawaiian People and Citizens their Civil Rights; and to ensure that the United States of America complies with international humanitarian law.
Elected were the 9 officers of the Central Body as prescribed by the bylaws.
In the meantime, Aloha ʻĀina (Hawaiian Patriots) in our Lāhui (Nation), are encouraged by the League to become members and organize Branches. Today, there have so far been identified 59 Branches of the original League that existed between 1893 and 1901. Help the League return to that grassroots infrastructure which was instrumental in defeating both treaty attempts to annex the Hawaiian Islands in 1893 and 1898. Click on the buttons below to learn more:
2017 KAHAA Convention Resolutions All-In-One Document
Blog of the Central Body of the Hawaiian Patriotic League
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