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President's Message (Arlene Woo)
Dollars for League
Membership Update
Development Plan Hearings - City Planning Commission
Barbara Farwell's Report to the Annual Meeting (Barbara Farwell)
League Hosts Open House at New Hotel Street Office
Sign Up for State Council !!
New Officers and Directors
It's Election Year ! (Marian Wilkins)
Juvenile Justice Project
Viewpoint - Court Rules Reapportionment Unconstitutional (Ardis Shaw)
International Relations Cmte Meets (Dottie Gullicksen)
News Bits
Attention Fund Raisers

President's Message

The election of new officers is always a time of evaluation of past activities and a time of looking forward to new objectives. The League has a marvelous reputation in Honolulu. Indeed, because of our visibility, most people think that our membership numbers in the hundreds. Our reputation is the result of dedicated, hard-working members who do their homework... but some people stopped doing homework when they graduated from school. Therefore, it is our job to make League activities stimulating, manageable, and "fun", if you will.

I would guess that anyone who has renewed membership after the second year is hooked on League. Hopefully, the new emphasis on committees rather than upon units will help Leaguers find and activate their interests. But new members and long-standing members need to reach out to each other to strengthen our position in the community and to lighten the load for individuals. Most Leaguers are so conscientious and responsible, they will do more than their share to make certain the job is complete.

However, this admirable trait often produces "burn-out". Let's try to utilize everyone's talents through smaller tasks, so that all our members, including those with paying jobs, can participate efficiently and pleasurably.

League has been very involved in reapportionment and will probably continue to be so on the city level. With elections in the fall, we will be active in Voter Service. City Council elections could be very interesting if new lines are drawn. We also have plans for working with State on different election-year projects.

I suppose I'm saying that we need to remember our reasons for joining League and to participate accordingly. That's what I did, and look at what happened to me!!

Arlene Woo

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