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Waikiki 2000 - A Slide Show and a Go-See Tour
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League Testifies
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Proposed Honolulu Program 1982-83
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Proposed By-Laws Changes
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Proposed By-Laws Changes

The Honolulu Board proposes the following By-Law changes to better serve our present day members' time, energies and resources.

ARTICLE IV BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sec. 1. NUMBER, MANNER OF SELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE. The Board of Directors shall consist of the Officers of the League, 4 elected Directors and not more than eight appointed Directors. The Directors shall be elected by the general membership at each Annual Meeting, two Directors in odd-numbered years, and two Directors in even-numbered years. They shall serve for a term of two years, or until their successors have been elected and qualified.

At present the By-Laws call for 8 elected Directors. The purpose of this proposed change is to reflect the changing conditions of the community, better utilize our members' time and resources, and conform to the actual practice of the Honolulu Board. The Board has never had a body of 21 sitting members. 16 members is an effective policy making body.

ARTICLE V OFFICERS

Sec. 1. ENUMERATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS. The Officers of the League of Women Voters of Honolulu shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. All officers shall be elected for terms of two years by the general membership at the Annual Meeting and take office immediately. The President, Vice-President and Secretary shall be elected in even numbered years. The Treasurer shall be elected in odd-numbered years.

DUTIES

Sec. 3. The Vice President. The Vice President (s), (in the order of their rank) shall in the event of absence, disability, or death of the President, possess all the powers and perform all the duties of that office until such time as the Board of Directors, shall select one of its members to fill the vacancy. The Vice President(s) shall perform such other duties as the President and Board may designate.

(Letters and phrases in parenthesis are to be deleted)

At present the By-Laws call for two Vice Presidents. The purpose of this proposed change is to eliminate the 2nd Vice President. There has never been shown that there is a need for two Vice Presidents. The By-Laws under duties of officers do not designate a specific duty for a 2nd Vice President, and it appears less than likely that the President and 1st Vice President could become "disabled, absent, or die" at the same time. We do not have an evident need for another officer on the Board.

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