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.
Kiʻi Inoa - Title Slide
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).
Wikiō - Video
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.
Moʻomōʻali - Transcript
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.
--Nā Rula, House of Nobles of the Hawaiian Kingdom (1854, 2nd Printing), Rule 26
Pepa Kākaʻahi - Handout
A chairman should never be stricter than is necessary for the good of the meeting. But, within that pattern, parliamentary procedure should normally be followed as a matter of course if it is to work well. It's not something to look to only when you get into trouble.
--RONR In Brief (2nd ed.), p. 8
Nā Lula Hālāwai
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.
* To maintain consistency with the present-day general parliamentary law, the term bylaws today would refer to the constitution and bylaws of the Hawaiian Patriotic League from previous eras. Additionally, this is done to avoid the possibility of the reader confusing a governing document of the League with a constitution of the Hawaiian Kingdom, which is known to happen.
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Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono
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.