Newly elected President, Sara Okuda, facilitated her first meeting as President at the September Meeting which was held at Wilson Okamoto Corporation. To start the meeting, Sara facilitated introductions around the room, asking everyone to each introduce themselves with their name, place of work/school, and who introduced them to ITE Hawaii. Sara then announced the 2016-2017 officers and committee chairs and spoke about the cancelled Aiea Loop Trail hike and successful Adopt-A-Highway joint event with ASCE. Wayne Yoshioka encouraged the membership to attend future Adopt-A-Highway events. Sara announced that we will be e-mailing the section when our next section meeting date is confirmed. Cathy Leong, Western ITE District Past President, made an announcement that the Western District Annual Meeting 2020 will officially be held in Hawaii at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The Annual Meeting will occur from June 28 to July 1.
Vice President Chad Kadokawa then introduced Pasha Hashemi, a Ph.D student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, who then gave a presentation about potential factors affecting roadway departure crashes in Oahu, Hawaii. He answered questions from the audience to conclude his presentation.