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President's Message (Piilani Kaopuiki)
Rail Proponents Turn Down Prime Time on Television (Pearl Johnson)
PBS's Island Insights Hosts League (Pearl Johnson)
Rail Plan Information on the Internet (Pearl Johnson)
Ah Quon McElrath Addresses League (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
Rail vs Bus Decision Coming (Charles Carole & Pearl Johnson)

President's Message


May we all have a healthy and safe 2007!

Thank you to all who participated in our annual planning meeting in December. Turn out for this meeting was exceptional. Let me repeat the call made during the meeting. Members are needed to participate in League activities so that they can continue. We will get back what we give.

I hope we learned that access to the internet provides us with unknown avenues to information of indefinite range. Thanks to Steve Trussel and Jona Sing for their very informative demonstration of our user-friendly website. Steve justly takes pride in that creation.

Our meeting also gave us an opportunity to express the direction we want the Honolulu League to take on issues. There was not enough time for that important discussion. Please call the office with your thoughts or share them with your favorite Honolulu Board member. Thanks for the briefing given by Jean Aoki and Mary Anne Raywid from State League.

Having Cynthia Oi speak to us of the current state of affairs for the newspaper industry, especially in Honolulu, was a real treat. She struck a chord in us and I was pleased to note that most of the audience stayed until the completion of her talk. There was a pretty lively give and take following her remarks. A suggestion from the audience was to have non-profits partner with newspapers in gathering news somehow. Great thinking.

Let us repeat our success again in April for the Annual Meeting. Election of some officers and approval of our budget are scheduled. We will also be looking for new revenue sources.

On January 15, 2007, Honolulu League marched in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Parade from Ala Moana through Waikiki. Demonstration of support for Dr. King’s values and dreams for universal civil rights was a worthwhile effort and a pretty energetic way to spend a holiday.

A huge mahalo to Evangeline Funk for giving the League her Hoover vacuum cleaner. She says it has great “suckability”. We are still looking for angels to surprise us with office chairs. The chairs in the office have loyally served the League for many long years and need a rest. We could also use a folding conference table, the long rectangular kind used for luaus and other gatherings.

Piilani Kaopuiki

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