Where the Action Is - Are You Interested?
From the President's Desk (Elaine Vik)
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From "Save Diamond Head Association"
Law and the Citizen: a Workshop
Aloha to Our New Members - Eight of Them
From the President's Desk
It's difficult for me to think or talk of anything other than the FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY of the League of Women Voters of the United Stattes. 1970 is that year of celebration! It will also mark our local TWENTTETH ANNIVERSARY.
But, before we can celebrate, we must have a CAUSE for celebration. That's the job of all us in 1969.
The National organization has set a fund drive goal of $11 million. A lot of money? It is, but certainly well within the range of possibility with the enthusiastic efforts of 150,000 League members,
It is a DEVELOPMENTAL fund because for the first time in League history we aim to properly fund our organization for growth. The fund will underwrite expansion of our National office for the next ten years, it will underwrite next year's expansion of our fledgling State Office by three-fourths of its current annual budget, it will underwrite our own growth with one-fourth more money this coming year than last.
$11 million is awesome until we break it down:
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Our League OFFICE on the second floor of the AAUW residence, 1802 Keeaumoku Street, beginning March 1st, is the realization of a 20-year dream, and the first evidence of growth directly resulting from this three-year anniversary effort. Our members' extra efforts last year are making it possible.
Staffing and furnishing of the office are difficult to plan until we actually have possession, but we have been receiving offers of furniture--some of it not immediately available—and we thank you very much.
We could well use any offers of miscellaneous savings stamp books that we can pool to get miscellaneous needs as a wall clock, coffee-pot, mailbox, bulletin board, etc,
Is anyone skilled in lettering? We will need a sign on the mailbox and on the door! Can you sew? Paint? File? Catalog books? Or just sit and answer the telephone? Let me hear from you, telephone 373-2227, or drop by our OFFICE (sounds good!) during the morning hours, Monday thru Friday, after March 1st!
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"The Electoral College is a live bomb in the Constitution that must be defused before, not after, it explodes in our faces. Should it ever again produce a President who was defeated by rank-and-file voter, the potential for violent and bitter reactions would be truly tragic." THEODORE C. SORENSEN, former aide to President Kennedy, at a Senate subcommittee hearing on electoral reform.
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TWO interesting sets of UNIT discussion meetings in store for us during February - See you there.
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