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Calendar - March 1969
From the President's Desk (Elaine Vik)
50th Anniversary (Betty Tobiasson)
Letter to Mayor Fasi
Why a "Single List"?
Proposed Local Program
LWV-Honolulu Bylaws
Report of the Nominating Committee
Proposed Budget - LWV-Honolulu - April 1, 1969 - March 31, 1970
Annual Meeting (insert)
Ratification of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (insert)

From the President's Desk

The Bylaws of the League of Women Voters of Honolulu provide that one month prior to the Annual Meeting the following be published to the members:

Proposed Budget

Proposed Bylaw Changes

Proposed Local Program

Nominating Committee's Report

These four items are included in this VOTER. They constitute the bulk of the business of Annual Meeting. It is advisable that each member thoroughly familiarize herself with these proposals so that discussion and adoption of this basic League business will proceed as rapidly as possible.

The decisions made at Annual Meeting are highly important to your organization -- they chart the course of League activities for the coming year. Do attend this meeting if you don't make another meeting all year long!

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Elsewhere in this VOTER you will read that our Annual Meeting luncheon will be a radical departure from League luncheons in the past. It will be a salad bar--"potluck," with each member bringing her favorite salad. Barbara Furniss will be coordinating plans, and it sounds like fun--a tasting party! However, anyone who is not able to bring a salad, may come and pay only $1.50 for a delicious lunch. This money will be used to buy the rolls and coffee to accompany the salads.

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I know you're eager to see League's new office, and we'll do our best to have it in presentable condition for you to inspect at Annual Meeting. The AAUW residence is a lovely place and we are pleased to be a part of it. So come (with your salad) at 10:30, look around; luncheon will be served promptly at 11:30, the business meeting will start about 12;30, and everyone will be home in plenty of time to pick up children at school.

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Marguerite Simson, President of the League of Women Voters of Hawaii, and I were honored to receive formal invitations from the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives of the Fifth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, to attend their opening ceremonies in the House Chambers of the new Capitol on Wednesday, February nineteenth. We were ushered to the reserved seat section on the lower floor with the Representatives, a marvelous vantage point from which to view the colorful opening ceremonies. We wore our League of Women Voters buttons proudly and were delighted to see other Leaguers also attending.

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This is the final VOTER published before the end of my term as local League president and my last "president's page."

I want to thank all the many League members who have made this past year so much fun for me and personally very rewarding, Particularly, I want to thank each of those women who has served so faithfully on the Board of Directors. They have worked tirelessly, but I suspect that they too have found it fun and rewarding. It is our hope that future years will show that our Board helped advance the purposes of the League of Women Voters in our community.

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Having served as president during this interim year before the Bylaw change approved at our last Annual Meeting makes this office a two-year term, I can affirm the wisdom of providing that the President be elected for two years rather than one. Without a doubt this should work to the benefit of League. The first six months of a new president's term is spent changing addresses on mail sent to the former president! The next six months the community begins to realize there has been a change: The second year the president is in the position of effectively representing League to the community.

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I know the entire membership joins me in welcoming the new president and the members of her Board, and in pledging all the help we can give to make their responsibilities easier.

Elaine Vik

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