Actions to Correct a Situation or Course
As Aliʻi Nui, I will exercise my right to take “Aliʻi Nui Actions.”
I will do this to correct discrepancies in the Order.
All interventions will be executed immediately upon my election.
Note: Aliʻi Nui Actions are not an abuse of power, if used appropriately. Such Actions are a process to address important issues in an expedited manner. Under the Bylaws, all Aliʻi Nui Actions must still be approved by a subsequent ʻAha ʻUla and Papa Aliʻi to remain in affect, thus maintaining important checks and balances.
(1) RETURN THE VOTE TO OUR RETIRED HIGH CHIEFS
(2) RESTORE IMPORTANT CHECKS AND BALANCES
(3) ESTABLISH ʻAHA NAʻAUAO
(4) REACTIVATE THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
(5) COMPLIANCE TO BYLAWS
#1 RETURN THE VOTE TO OUR RETIRED HIGH CHIEFS
The Papa Aliʻi (Supreme Council of Chiefs) approved a resolution to provide our Retired High Chiefs (Lani Aliʻi, Aliʻi Noeauloa, and Aliʻi Puolania) with the right to vote in the ʻAha ʻUla. However, this right has been revoked without going before the Papa Aliʻi. Our Retired High Chiefs represent a tremendous resource in knowledge, experience, and wisdom. I believe, as did the Papa Aliʻi, that this body should not only have a voice in the ʻAha ʻUla, but also a vote.
As Aliʻi Nui, I will restore the right to vote in the ʻAha ʻUla,
to our Retired High Chiefs immediately, upon my election.
#2 RESTORE IMPORTANT CHECKS AND BALANCES
The current ʻAha ʻUla is made up of a number of chiefs including our Retired High Chiefs (see #1 above). However, the only chiefs that can currently vote are appointed by the Aliʻi Nui and serve at his pleasure. As such, these chiefs are unlikely to vote contrary to the will of the Aliʻi Nui, or risk possible removal. However, the Retired High Chiefs hold their respective offices for life and not at the pleasure of the Aliʻi Nui. As such, these Chiefs are free to vote according to their own conscience. As such, restoring the vote to our Retired High Chiefs will also restore important checks and balances to the Order.
This is another important reason why I will restore the vote to our Retired High Chiefs,
immediately upon my election as Aliʻi Nui.
#3 ESTABLISH ʻAHA NAʻAUAO
I have never liked the term or concept of a “Retired High Chief,” no one should ever retire from the Order. If someone is able and willing, they should continue to serve in a capacity appropriate to their level of knowledge, experience, and skill set. Accordingly, I will establish a standing committee called the ʻAha Naʻauao (Council of Wisdom). Whenever a High Chief is elevated from the office of Aliʻi ʻAimoku, Kālaimoku, or completes his term as Aliʻi Nui, they will automatically become a member of the ʻAha Naʻauao, where they will continue the works of the Order at a high level.
As Aliʻi Nui, I will establish the ʻAha Naʻauao, immediately, upon my election.
#4 REACTIVATE THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
The Papa Aliʻi (Supreme Council of Chiefs) approved a resolution to establish a Strategic Planning Committee that was tasked to create a Strategic Plan for the Order. However, this committee was put into a “mandatory recess” in 2015 where it has remained. As such, the Strategic Planning Committee has not been allowed to carry on its work as appointed by the Papa Aliʻi. A Strategic Plan is a necessary component of every successful organization, including the Order. A Strategic Plan will allow the Order to move forward with direction, focus, and purpose. The fact that the Order does not have a Strategic Plan is unacceptable.
As Aliʻi Nui, I will reactivate the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) immediately, upon my election.
In addition, I will task the SPC to complete a Strategic Plan for the Papa Aliʻi
to review and approve within 12 months of my election.
#5 COMPLIANCE TO BYLAWS
Bylaws are an important component of every successful organization including the Order. Bylaws are the rules that govern the operations of an organization including the powers of officers and the rights of members. However, Bylaws are only as good as they are followed. When Bylaws are compromised there will be ramifications. These include a loss of trust and faith in the process, a reluctance to engage in the process, and reduced support for, and activity in, an organization that is unwilling to follow its own rules.
As Ali‘i Nui I will ensure that the Bylaws of the Order are strictly and consistently followed. Anything approved by the ‘Aha Ula, must subsequently be approved by the Papa Ali‘i to remain standing. Every Ali‘i Nui Action must be approved by a subsequent ‘Aha ‘Ula and Papa Ali‘i to remain standing. Everything approved by the Papa Ali‘i will be implemented immediately and remain standing, unless or until suspended or modified by the Papa Ali‘i. In addition, any significant decision made at the Ali‘i Chapter level, must be approved by a subsequent ‘Aha ‘Ula and Papa Ali‘i to remain standing, the Ali‘i Chapter must not circumvent the Papa Ali‘i.