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February, 1978

League in Action
From the President (Helen Griffin)
Task Force on the City Charter
Membership Orientation
This 'n That
Report from Vote Counts - Money, Money, Money... (Ruth Snyder)
Schools Committee
Calendar for 1978
TV Stars
Gleanings from National Board Report
Program Planning
Membership
Task Force on the City Charter - Fourth Report

From the President

The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is always hectic -- the days seem shorter and our calendars as crowded as Ala Moana. But it's also a mellow time with more smiles and laughter than is usual. And in this spirit, the Board joins me in wishing one and all a happy holiday season!

First a regret -- Gloria Furubayashi has resigned as Voter editor to devote more time to her studies at UH. We hope she'll contribute her talents to League again after she gets her degree. Mahalo and aloha, Gloria, and good luck in your academic pursuits!

"Aloha" also means hello and welcome. JANE FULLAM and TISHA HICKSON have "volunteered" to be co-editors. Jane and Tisha, young and bright, are brand new members and we're delighted to have them "on Board."

Don't forget to circle Friday, Dec. 9th! It'll be the first party of the season for most of us and a grand opportunity to dress up and make a special night of it. All committee chairmen have promised to keep their portfolios at home. They have to stay and clean up if they get too serious. The pupus will be hearty and the music sweet. See you there.

On that note . . . we've had more member contributions than we've ever had! Some have expressed dismay about selling tickets, which is understandable; however, the committee felt it was a function worth trying, especially because of the enthusiasm of the finance co-chairmen. Financial success will be great -- but we also can't lose: We'll have a wonderful makamaka mixer!

IF YOU THINK THE LEAGUE IS ALL TALK (OR PARTY) AND NO ACTION, COME TO OUR DECEMBER MEETING!

Chasing down elusive legislators ... testifying ... sitting in on committee hearings that might last until 2 a.m.... these are the tasks of those stalwart Leaguers who represent the League at the State Capitol. These -- our lobbyists -- put in long hours during the legislative session, pouring over bills, listening and talking, watching out for the League's interests. And they must often compete with well-paid, full-time lobbyists who represent powerful segments of our community.

The League lobbyists enjoy an enviable reputation in the legislature for their knowledge and integrity. Legislators know the League studies a subject before taking a position and that our lobbyists are thus not simply talking "off the tops of their heads."

At our December meeting, our lobbying Leaguers will tell us what legislation they'll be watching for, and why, in the upcoming session. Their areas of interest are many: energy, education, litter, deposit and return bottles, land use, environmental quality, coastal zone, legislative reform, ERA.

So come out on December 15 and hear about the ACTION side of League!

Helen Griffin

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