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Annual Meeting and Luncheon - "Where Do We Grow from Here?"
Calendar
Membership
President's Message (Jean Ko)
To Note
By-Law Changes
Nominating Committee Report
Juvenile Justice at the Legislature
Proposed Budget 1980-81
Money for League
ERA
Annual Report of Elections & Vote Counting (Myrne Blomquist & Mary Ellen Reed)
Consensus Positions on City Council Study
Special Note to Our Less Active Members

President's Message

"We urge all Leagues to exert the greatest effort possible to send the number of delegates to which you are entitled. Every National Convention offers us the opportunity to reestablish our goals and to renew our commitment and enthusiasm. However, the League's 60th anniversary at the start of a new decade should combine with the Washington setting to make the 1980 Convention an event in which every League will want to participate to the fullest."

Ruth J. Hinderfeld
President, LWVUS

After lengthy deliberation the Honolulu Board voted to send our full complement of Honolulu and Hawaii delegates to Convention in Washington, D.C., on May 3 to 7, 1980. Honolulu and Hawaii are each allowed two delegates. Money has been budgeted to send Honolulu

LWV President-Elect Barbara Farwell and State President Pat Shutt to Convention. There is not an allocation in the budget for two additional delegates. In fact, there have been times in the past when we could not afford to send any delegates, even with travel equalization from National.

Although we will have to dip into our savings, our financial situation is a little more sunny this year, thanks to several unexpected vote count jobs during the past 18 months. While League has many needs, the Board feels that our isolation from other local and state Leagues requires that leadership development have a high priority. Wendie Wong, 1st Vice-President (Program and Voter Service Chair) will be our Honolulu delegate; Arlene Woo, Public Relations Chair, will be our State delegate. We are proud of our representation.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the board members and Leaguers who gave so much of themselves to allow the Honolulu League to succeed this year. It's been an adventure well worth the effort.

Mahalo,

Jean Ko

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