The Hawaiian Historical Society membership reelected architect Glenn E. Mason to a second term as president at the Society’s annual business meeting May 3, 2012. Mason has served on the HHS Board of Trustees since 2007. His new term runs until May 2013.
Mason was recognized by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser as one of “Ten Who Made a Difference in 2011″ and cited particularly for the work of his firm, Mason Architects, Inc., on the restoration of the Ford Island control tower, completed in 1942 and now the centerpiece of the Pacific Aviation Museum.
The HHS membership reelected four members of the Board of Trustees to second three-year terms (2012-2015): M. Puakea Nogelmeier, professor of Hawaiian language at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa; Gary A. Okimoto, senior vice-president and chief medical officer, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; John P. Rosa, assistant professor of history, University of Hawai’i at Manoa; and Janet Zisk, archivist at the Kamehameha Schools.
The membership also elected four new trustees to three-year terms (2012-2015). They are:
- Esther Kwon Arinaga, a retired public-interest lawyer whose published writings include works on early women lawyers, Korean immigrant women, and social justice advocates Allan Saunders and Harriet Bouslog. She is currently working on a book about a nineteenth-century capital punishment case in Hawai’i.
- Don J. Hibbard, a heritage specialist and former administrator of the State Historic Preservation Division. He is the author or co-author of several books about Hawai’i's history, including Buildings of Hawai’i (2011), Hart Wood, Architectural Regionalism in Hawai’i (2010), and Designing Paradise, the Allure of the Hawaiian Resort (2006).
- Jadelyn Moniz Nakamura, the integrated resouces manager at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. She manages the archaeology and cave programs for the park and is the Pacific Islands Network Science advisor for cultural resources. She is the author or co-author of journal articles and reports on archaeology and the history of the park.
- Shari Y. Tamashiro, the cybrarian at Kapi’olani Community College. Her specialty is digitization and digital storytelling. She has curated exhibits on Japanese Americans currently on display at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument and Central Pacific Bank main branch.
Three trustees completed their terms on the Board and received expressions of appreciation for their service: Ian Birnie, David Keliikuli, and Jim Rumford.