Waikiki 2000 - A Slide Show and a Go-See Tour|
President's Message (Barbara Farwell)
Action -- Clean Air - League Involved in Controversy (Barbara Farwell)
We Count on Vote Counts
U.N. - Is there a Doctor in the House? (Dottie Gullicksen)
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! - National Women's History Week
Something for Everyone - New Publications
Proposed Honolulu Program 1982-83
Something New for Annual Meeting
Proposed By-Laws Changes
Proposed Budget 1982-83
My first League activity was as a member of a study committee. That was some twelve years ago, in Boulder, Colorado, when we were doing a national study for consensus on development assistance. I remember our consensus meetings as rather raucous affairs; this was at the height of protest over the Viet Nam War, and tempers flared over a sensitive subject like foreign aid.
Fortunately, the trauma of that consensus did not keep me from joining other committees. Here in Honolulu I worked on consensus studies of the United Nations and the presidency. And although I have taken on many jobs for the League, my first love has always been the study committees. These are the heart of League, for from these committees come the people who write and give testimony, who lobby legislators, who are the League's "experts."
If you have never served on a study committee, or haven't for a long time, please consider joining one of these now.
We get into all sorts of things in League, but these are our main committees. All of them need members. What would you get from joining a committee? New friends. Hard work (as much as you want). Knowledge. Experience in writing and speaking. Respect. Frustration. A sense of accomplishment.
I have already decided what committee I want to join when I'm no longer League president; I've told Anna Hoover I'll be her "hazardous waste person." (I'm not sure what hazardous waste is, but I know I'll find out!)
I'm signed up for a committee; what about you?
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