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President's Message (Jackie Parnell)
Vote Count Help Needed (Arlene Ellis)
Charter Commission (Evangeline Funk & Piilani Kaopuiki)
On Social Security - Just the Facts, Please (Jean Aoki)
In Memoriam
Pay Attention to Rail Bills (Pearl Johnson)
Working for Clean Elections
Bottle Bill (Pearl Johnson)
Call for Nominations for State Board

Vote Count Help Needed

The on-again, off-again Hawaii Nurses Association vote count is ON! Mark your calendar for the mail-out of approximately 4000 ballot packets to be held on Saturday, February 19 and if not completed, continued on Sunday, February 20. Work will begin at 9 am and continue to 4 pm at the Akito Fujikawa Building on 1935 Hau St., Room 204.

Although the mail-out is about average for a union, the work is a bit complicated with the insertion of 3 separate ballots, an instruction sheet and 2 types of envelopes. We will need lots of nimble fingers and sharp eyes.

May I remind all our members who are mobile that this vote count service that we conduct for a fee is our major means of earning enough funds to educate and encourage the citizenry to participate in the government process on issues that impact us all. Unfortunately our local dues all go to maintaining the State and National Leagues. Rather than increasing dues to cover our expenses at the local Honolulu level, we utilize the expertise we have in conducting elections with the much appreciated voluntary services of our League members, non-member spouses, adult children and friends.

DATE: Saturday, 2/19 and Sunday, 2/20
TIME: 9 am. to 4 pm or until completed
PLACE: 1935 Hau St. Room 204
(Hau Street is between Nimitz and Dillingham Blvds. Off Puuhale St. It is a 4-story building on the right makai side of Hau Street with lots of parking in a fenced lot.)

Beginning Monday, 2/28 to Monday, 3/21, we will need at least 2 volunteers in the office from 10 am to 2 pm daily to take phone calls from HNA members who will ask for another ballot packet for various reasons and to mail our second ballot packets to all mail that is returned to the office with forwarding addresses.

Arlene Ellis
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