Annual Meeting Week of Events and Trustee Slate
ANNUAL MEETING WEEK SCHEDULE
APRIL 25-29, 2023
All in-person events are at Hawaiian Mission Houses, 553 S. King Street.
Times listed are Hawaiian Standard Time. Dates and events are subject to change;
please watch the website and weekly e-newsletters for updates.
Zoom link for all events will be the same:
Click HERE for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 873 0795 3577
Zoom link and more information on events at https://missionhouses.org/hmcs/.
Please join Hawaiian Mission Houses for these special events below
Click here for enrollment special for families commemorating arrivals from January 2022 through April 2023!
The 171th annual meeting of the Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Traditionally, all descendants of the Sandwich Island Mission convene in Honolulu to be counted according to family, to break bread together, and to have a fun, happy day meeting and greeting cousins.
HMCS is committed to making it possible for those away from O’ahu to participate virtually even as others hopefully gather in-person at Hawaiian Mission Houses. If you do not get the weekly news via email, please watch our website for information as April 25-29 approaches.
Our theme this year is the Bicentennial of the arrival of Second Company missionaries in 1823. Their help proved invaluable to the early mission in Hawai’i. Watch for plans for scholarly presentations similar to our popular Archives and Inquiries events of the past year. Learn about the history and work of the Second Company missionaries, as well as activities on Maui.
Watch www.missionhouses.org to purchase tickets for events, learn about the incoming Trustees, and read proposed Bylaw amendments. We look forward to sharing this exciting week with you!
See you in April! Watch www.missionhouses.org to purchase tickets for events, learn about the incoming Trustees, and read proposed Bylaw amendments. We look forward to sharing this exciting week with you!
Tuesday, April 25 • 12:00-1:00 PM Via Zoom, free.
Archives and Inquiry : “Betsey Stockton’s Story”
with author Gregory Nobles, Professor Emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology and
David G. Latimore, Ph.D., D.Min., Director, Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary
Meeting ID: 834 5996 6594
Friday, April 28 • 9:00 AM In-person at HMH multi-purpose room, free.
Breakfast with Board President Patricia Morgan and meet our new Executive Director Erin Shapiro. Ask your questions. Please RSVP.
9:00AM – 4:00PM In-person, by appointment
Pre-reserve your tours of the Archives with your family. Contact Archivist to set up an appointment, at email@example.com or (808) 447-3919. Limited appointments available.
10:00 AM In-person at HMH multi-purpose room, free
“Second Company Missionary James Ely” with Lane Davey, Professor, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Chris Cook.
5:00-8:00 AM (Performance starts at 6:00 PM) In-person; $45 per person
History Theatre performances
The evening includes historic portrayals of Tau’a, Betsey Stockton, Rev. William Richards, and Clarissa Richards, starting promptly at 6:00 pm. Visit the houses and exhibits 5:00-6:00 PM. Food and a cash bar will be available for purchase. Please RSVP.
Saturday, April 30–Annual Meeting Day
9:30 AM In-person at HMH multi-purpose room, free
Coffee and registration onsite.
10:00 AM Virtual and In-person
Call to Order of the 170th Annual Meeting of the Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society and Roll Call. Games for Keiki during meeting
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Meeting ID: 873 0795 3577
12:00 PM In-person; (Pre-order or bring your own food)
Catered lunch of Hawaiian food (must pre-order HERE) Keiki options available for lunch.
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Family Day fun for all ages!
Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Hawaiian Mission Houses with games and activities galore.
Tour the new Chamberlain House exhibits.
Learn the history of the residents of the Mission Memorial Cemetery with a new brochure with QR Codes.
The Gift Shop features a wide selection of unique merchandise, including books on Hawaiian language, history and culture, stationery, historic photographs, prints and posters, locally crafted jewelry, ceramic bowls, native wood products.
Nominations for Board of Trustees
The Nominating Committee is pleased to put forward these individuals to serve as incoming Trustees, beginning with election at the Annual Meeting on April 29, 2023:
Tereza Alexandre is excited to join the Mission Houses
Museum Board. With her background in business
administration and her passion for addressing cultural
differences, Tereza would bring a unique perspective to the
board’s work. Her expertise in developing international
market strategies will be helpful in promoting the museum to
a diverse audience and expanding its reach beyond Hawaii.
Furthermore, her experience in navigating cross-cultural
challenges would be particularly relevant to the museum’s
mission of preserving and interpreting Hawaii’s history and
culture. Tereza’s international perspective, combined with
her commitment to solving problems, would make her a
valuable contributor to the museum’s continued success.
My name is Cosmo Brossy and I’m extremely excited to be
joining the Hawaii Mission Houses Board in 2023.
I grew up in Los Angeles, California but spent most of my
childhood summers here on Oahu visiting my grandparents
in Alewa Heights or on the Windward side. Although only a
small portion of our year was spent here, I always treasured
those summer months of endless boogie boarding with my
two brothers in Kailua and family barbeques with all the
cousins. After graduating from Amherst College in 2019, I
moved to Oahu to live with my Grandpa, Fred Brossy, and to
decide what I wanted to do with my Art History degree.
During the pandemic I started my own woodworking
business out of my Grandpa’s blacksmith shop and have
since been lucky to work for a number of galleries as an art
consultant. Most recently, I’ve been working in art
installation and project management for a handful of local
Living with my Grandpa and getting to listen to his stories
about his life here in Hawai’i with my Grandma, Francis Kay
Brossy, has expanded my appreciation for family and interest
in my ancestry attached to this place. While serving on the
board, I’m extremely excited to assist in the work the Hawaii
Mission Houses has continued as a historical place for
contemporary community dialogues, culture and
My name is Casimir and I’m currently a first-year
undergraduate at Yale University. Although I was born and
raised in New York City, I have a strong connection to Maui
and love visiting my family in Kula every year. I’m majoring in
mechanical engineering, but I’m also interested in history,
and how the past informs the present. I am particularly
fascinated by archival studies and how they can help us
understand contemporary issues. I believe that
understanding and preserving the past is essential for
creating a better future, and I’m excited by the opportunity
to assist the Hawaiian Mission Houses in pursuing this
As a sixth-generation descendant of the Baldwin, Alexander
and Smith families, HMCS has always been a part of my life,
but it wasn’t until recently that I found a more personal
connection to the organization. When my mother passed
away in 2016, I found myself responsible for the letters,
photos, books and objects saved by the previous generations
and have been grateful to Hawaiian Mission Houses Archives
for receiving many of these things. These things are no
longer stuck in closets or shelves but will become part of the
living history, understood in an expanded context and able to
be accessed by more than just a few folks.
Claire is an artist who lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and
has served on the boards of Haystack School in Maine, the
Waring School in Beverly, Massachusetts and is a trustee of
the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation
I am a native San Franciscan, have three adult children and
live with my husband in Kentfield, California.
I am a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in
Anthropology and Sociology. Since graduation, I have been
very active in the eleemosynary world, primarily in the San
Francisco Bay Area.
I served as Chairman of the Wallace Alexander Gerbode
Foundation, in San Francisco, for many years, The California
Pacific Medical Center Hospital and Foundation Boards as
well as the San Francisco Art Institute Board, and Trustee of
the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
In Hawaii, I was a Director at Alexander & Baldwin, Inc and
Matson Navigation Board of Directors for 30 years and currently serve on the board of the A&B Sugar Museum on Maui. Hawaii has been of paramount interest since childhood.
Recently, I have had the great pleasure of establishing a
relationship with the team at the Hawaiian Mission Houses