Eyes and Ears of the League
President's Page (Mary George)
October Units Information (Ann Machovina)
Good News Is Getting Around! - Ethics (Barbara Furniss)
Do You Like to Read?
Human Resources (Carol Greenspan)
Continuing Responsibilities - Apportionment of State Legislatures (Tosh Tasaka)
Attention New Members and Guests
Help! - Nominating Committee (Evelyn Oishi)
October Units Information
Program making on the national level has begun its climb from individual Leagues to the floor of the National Convention in May, 1968. All suggestions and recommendations must be received by the National Board before November 29, 1967, The National Board then draws up a "Recommended Agenda" for consideration at the convention.
Members are asked to take a close look at THE NATIONAL VOTER for August 1967. Here are presented ideas and suggestions designed to stimulate your thinking about the items for the 1968-70 National Program. You have a responsibility and a right to get involved in the formation of that program. To guide your thinking, consider these questions:
There is a possibility that you would like to retain one or more of the program items for 1966-68:
(1) Water Resources, (2) Development of Human Resources (3) Foreign Policy, Trade-Aid, Red China, and the United Nations but wish to limit or direct specific areas for further study and consensus.
The National Program issues will be discussed during October Unit meetings and the Honolulu Board will compile all recommendations at its meeting on October 31. You of course as an individual member, can send your recommendation directly to the National Board. It could be quite effective in supporting the Board's list.
Give us the benefit of your thinking in October. What do you want to study? Where would you like League emphasis to be placed? Where would you like to stimulate community interest and spark action? Only when each member assumes the responsibility of participating in program making does the democratic process become truly effective. Only in this way can the National Board and delegates to the National Convention feel they really know and can reflect the thinking of League members.
PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THE OCTOBER UNITS
OCTOBER - FIRST ROUND OF UNIT MEETINGS - EXAMINATION OF THE PEACEKEEPING FUNCTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS.
Peacekeeping operations under the aegis of the United Nations... make less likely a confrontation of major powers."
What is peacekeeping? What types of peacekeeping are there? What should be the role of the use of force by the United Nations? Are there limits to the peacekeeping capacities of the United Nations?
The peacekeeping problems are constant and change in character with each confrontation. Can the United Nations meet this challenge?
This is the topic for discussion in the first October units. Please buy and read FACTS & ISSUES on this subject. We think the discussion will be informative and provocative (to steal a phrase from Mary George).
FOREIGN POLICY MEETINGS are the first Monday in each month... 9:30 A.M. Unitarian Church. If you are interested or want to learn more about policy, join us. ..........
Virginia Bogard 868-798
OCTOBER - SECOND ROUND OF UNIT MEETINGS - A CONSIDERATION OF FEDERAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TO INDUSTRY FOR ABATING WATER POLLUTION
This is the material covered in the "Current Review of Water Resources" which you should have received if you are on the subscription service.
BE SURE TO READ IT. Also dig in your files and bring with you to the meeting the August 1966 issue of The National Voter and the Facts & Issues copy entitled "WHO PAYS FOR CLEAN STREAMS. Read NOW and be prepared to reach a consensus on this vital subject during the second round of Unit meetings in October.
The Water Resources Committee is most appreciative of your enthusiastic interest and participation in the General Meeting last month. We are eager, and hope you are, for the Unit discussions on this "new" aspect of the pollution abatement problem.
Let's all say "Howdy-do" to our new, permanent discussion leaders for this year.
Most of these leaders are "graduates" of Professor Gilson's Discussion Leading workshop and will be sharing their new ideas and enthusiasm at Unit discussions this year.
MARY SEARS and her husband, Glenn, are on a one month trip to Japan. (Lucky couple - and most deserving). In her absence as Unit Chairman of the Windward P.M. gang, LUCILLE MUNDY will preside at the October 12 meeting and GWEN HARADA at the October 26th meeting. Thanks, ladies, for lending your talents to keep "home fires burning" - or would it be more Hawaiian to say "palm trees swaying" or "the old surf pounding".
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