Welcome to The Hawaii Engineers Advisory

January 2014

Aloha!

The Engineers Advisory Council will see some very exciting changes in the coming year and we hope that each of you will be able to contribute to these changes. This organization was formed with the intent of sharing ideas, challenges and of developing our community of Engineers to help take them to the next level in their careers.

The council has new leadership and a new vision for the organization and we are very eager to share all of this with your teams.

We understand that some of our neighbor island Engineers want to participate in the meetings but due to time and/or budget constraints, are unable to do so. This is where it gets really exciting; we will be providing a website that will allow all of the Engineers to have the same information that is shared in the meetings and to be able participate, via the web, in discussions, idea sharing, etc.. This will take the organization to a whole new level in 2014. Once available (Anticipated by Mid-January of 2014) it will be accessed by going to this website www.hawaiiengineersadvisory.com, where there will be links to services, OSHA, Hawaii Energy and much more.

Another focus for the hotel industry is associate development and succession planning, with this in mind we would like to include more of the up and coming assistant chiefs, managers, and supervisors in these meetings. They may learn from some of the best in the business at these meetings and will also have an opportunity to share their great ideas as well.

We have also obtained commitments from OSHA, Hawaii Energy and other organizations to now have participation at all of our meetings. Each of them will provide information, hot topics, and things to watch for at each meeting. You will have the most up to date trends, concerns, Health and Safety information, latest energy technologies available and more.

Thank You Henry Lacar, for chairing the organization for the past several years and for doing a tremendous job planning the meetings and having the most respected speakers and topics for discussion.

There is a $75 annual membership fee per HLTA member property and $150 for non-HLTA member properties. To join, simply fill out or download and complete the attached membership form and send in your payment to: The Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association, 2270 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 1506, Honolulu, HI 96815, Attn: HLTA Engineers Advisory Council. Checks should be made out to the Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association. Please note that membership on this committee is strictly for lodging property engineers and invited guests, and NOT vendors.As a member of the Engineers Advisory Council, you will receive updated contact information on other EAC members, have materials from missed meetings the information will be available on our new website, and enjoy a free breakfast at every meeting. Non-members must pay $40 per person per meeting.The Engineers Advisory Council is also looking for properties to host the meetings as well as the breakfast. If you are interested, please indicate on the application form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Nakaoka at: (808) 923-0407 or e-mail: knakaoka@hawaiilodging.org. We look forward to your properties active participation at our meetings.

Mahalo & Aloha,

DENNIS C. MAHER
Chairman, HLTA Engineers Advisory Council
Director of Facilities and Security
Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk®

GEORGE SZIGETI
President & CEO
Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association