President's Message (Jackie Parnell)|
Member Speaks on Social Security (Hal Loomis)
Transit Funding Mess (Charles Carole)
Nurse Vote Count on March 26 (Arlene Ellis)
Hooray for Jean and Grace!
Six wonderful women were honored on March 10 as "Everyday Heroes" by the Honolulu County Committee on the Status of Women as part of celebrating Women's History Month. The well-attended ceremony and reception (they ran out of chairs!) took place at Honolulu Hale. The women honored for "Working for a Better World" included our own Jean Aoki and Grace Furukawa as well as Amy Agbayani, Annelle Amaral, Bettye Jo Harris and June Motokawa. The event was put on by Kat Brady, Chair of the Honolulu County Committee on the Status of Women and Faye Kennedy, 2005 Chair of HCCSW Women's History Month. We are proud of all of them.
Annual Meeting April 16
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, April 16. That's our annual meeting date, again at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki. We are pleased to announce that our luncheon speaker will be Mike Liedemann, Transportation Reporter for the Honolulu Advertiser. That's his official title as you Advertiser readers know, he also writes an occasional column, usually pretty funny. Mike informs us that he has worked for the Honolulu Advertiser for more than 20 years. In that time he's been a copy editor, page designer, home section editor, feature writer, arts reporter, columnist -- and for the last four years -- transportation reporter. He was born in New Jersey, attended college in the Chicago area and then moved to Guam, where he worked as a reporter and editor for almost five years before moving to Hawaii in 1980. He also teaches English and Journalism classes in the University of Hawaii system and enjoys literature, baseball and tennis, but hates being stuck in traffic. He lives in Kailua with his wife, Helen, and two cats.
Elsewhere in this issue of the Aloha Voter you will find the nominees for officers and directors and a proposed budget for FY 2005-2006. Please take a look. And do plan to join us on the 16th if you can. This is your organization and like any organization, it works only when its members support it. Beside, if you don't come, you'll miss all the camaraderie and, dare I say it, gossip
LWV - HonoluluPresident - Jackie Parnell
Vice President - Piilani Kaopuiki
Secretary - Robin Loomis
Treasurer - Malia Schwartz
Aloha Voter Editor - Pearl Johnson
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