ʻO nā hana o nā hālāwai a pau o ka Hui a me ka ʻAha Hoʻokō e alakaʻi ʻia nō ia e nā rula o nā anaina maikaʻi, a me nā rula maʻa mau o nā ʻAhaʻōlelo.
All proceedings of meetings of the League and of the Executive Council shall be governed by the usual decorum and rules of Parliamentary Usage.
The following presentation was given by Keokani Kipona Marciel, credentialed parliamentarian, at the Annual Convention of Ka ʻAhahui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina (Hawaiian Patriotic League), Saturday, August 5th, 2017, at the Kanaʻina Building, ʻIolani Palace, Honolulu, Oʻahu, Ko Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina, Aupuni Hawaiʻi. The presentation was filmed by C. Piʻikea Keawekane-Stafford.
Keokani Kipona Marciel, MS, became a Registered Parliamentarian (RP) on November 11, 2016, then a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP) on September 27, 2017, accredited by the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). Keokani is also a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP).
ʻO nā hālāwai a pau a ka Hui a me ka ke Kōmite Hoʻoponopono, e alakaʻi ʻia nō ia e nā rula o nā anaina maikaʻi a me nā rula maʻa mau o nā ʻAhaʻōlelo.
All proceedings of meetings of the Association and of the Managing Committee shall be governed by the usual quorum and rules of similar associations.
Keokani is a great-great grandson of Loke Kaʻilikea (4/17/1857 - 1/10/1914) of Kaupō, Maui, who signed on the historic Petition Against Annexation, in Hāna, Maui, in 1897, which defeated the proposed treaty of annexation to unlawfully seize the Hawaiian Islands, in the United States Senate, in 1898.
Inā makemake kekahi e ʻōlelo, e ku nō ia i luna a e hoʻokūpono i kāna ʻōlelo i ka Pelekikena a e kamaʻilio kūpono ʻo ia ma ka mea e hoʻopāpā ʻia ana, ʻaʻole hoʻi ʻōlelo kūamuamu no ko kekahi kanaka ponoʻī, a pau kāna ʻōlelo, e noho ia i lalo.”
When any member is about to speak, he shall rise from his seat and respectfully address himself to “Mr. President,” and shall confine himself to the question under debate, and avoid personality. As soon as he has done speaking, he shall sit down.
Parliamentary procedure should not be used to awe, entangle, or confuse the uninitiated. The rules should be used only to the extent necessary to observe the law, to expedite business, to avoid confusion, and to protect the rights of members.
--American Institute of Parliamentarians Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, p. 7
Assemblies with 13 or fewer members in attendance almost invariably conduct business informally. Those with more than 13 members present are supposed to conduct business formally. But they may conduct all their proceedings and transact business either way, regardless of the number of members present, if no objection is made.
--Demeter’s Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure, 1969, p. 284
Correction for Slide 20/36: A two-thirds vote is required to designate a business item as a special order. Therefore, a bylaw requirement cannot automatically become a special order without a two-thirds vote, unless a special rule of order prescribes otherwise.
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:
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