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From Our President

HAUOLI MAKAHIKI HOU! The members of the Board and I hope your holidays were festive and happy with the warmth of family and friends to contrast the unusually seasonable weather we've been having. The Board of Water Supply is probably the happiest government agency in town:

Unlike the black headlines in our daily papers of violence and energy and economic crises, League news is much more upbeat. The year 1978 was a great one financially with union and neighborhood board vote counts, a finance drive that is still producing contributions from businesses, a fun and successful Makamaka Mixer.

We increased our visibility in the community through our lobbying efforts, KHVH's Viewpoint, letters to the editor, and a fantastic ConCon project by the Ed Fund. We also hope we influenced some positive actions in government.

Looking ahead, 1979 should be exciting. We have a new City Council with 3 new members and a new chairman, a new legislature with a power shift in the Senate, and a new Lt. Governor who BELIEVES IN THE BOTTLE BILL. We'll continue our monitoring and lobbying efforts but we need warm bodies. We hope that on your list of New Year's Resolutions will be one that says: "Get more involved with League:"

Our focus beginning this month will be on attendance at our meetings. We'll be discussing this at UNITS so why don't you mark it on your calendar and bring your ideas to the group. Share what you would like to see League do in the way of program. Just as government needs citizen input to make it truly representative and responsive, League needs yours.

Aloha!

Helen Griffin

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