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League in Action - League Testifies at Legislative Hearings
President's Message (Arlene Woo)
General Membership Meeting
What's New in our National Security Study
Nominating Committee Report (Barbara Farwell)
Proposed Honolulu Program for 1983-84
1983/84 LWV-Honolulu Proposed Budget
Winelight a Financial and Social Success
Concurrence on School Prayer
Vote Count News
Wanted!! Urgent!! Volunteers to man office (Mary Ellen Reed)
News Bits
Membership Update
Calendar

News Bits

Honolulu League President, Arlene Woo attended a one-day fundraising and marketing seminar sponsored by the Third Sector Press. Her attendance was made possible by a scholarship given League by The Hawaiian Foundation. Do you suppose they read the Voter?

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At Council Chair Patsy Mink's request, representatives of the Sunshine Coalition met with her on Feb. 18, at which time she expressed her frustration over the provision that governs chance meetings.

"No chance meeting or electronic communication shall be used to circumvent the spirit or requirement of this part* to make a decision or to deliberate toward a decision upon a matter over which the board has supervision, control, jurisdiction or advisory power."

"This part" refers to the section, 92-5 Exceptions, which lists exceptions to the law requiring all meetings to be open to the public.

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Workshops on community and island transportation needs are probably being held at this time by the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization. The workshops are being held in different areas of the island on separate days to enable as many people as possible to attend them. They're interested in knowing your thoughts on the transportation needs of your area. Look in the papers for these announcements.

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Lei Learmont has been appointed to the Police Commission and will serve until December 31, 1987. Congratulations!

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A special message center will be set up on the bulletin board for notes to people who do not have boxes. Anytime you come into the office, please be sure to check it.

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BE SURE TO SET ASIDE APRIL 16 FOR OUR ANNUAL MEETING AT THE HALEKOA HOTEL. IT WILL START AT 10:00 A.M. WITH LUNCH TO FOLLOW AT 12:00 P.M.

"ARE YOU PAID WHAT YOU'RE WORTH" is the topic for the Comparable Worth Workshop being sponsored by several professional associations and the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women on Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the McCoy Pavillion, Ala Moana Park. The registration fee is $2.00.

Light refreshments will be served, and brown bag lunches are suggested.

Make checks payable to NCAP, and mail to Hawaii Nurses Association, 677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1014, Hon. 96813.

Child care will be available. Make your request in your registration letter, including the number of children along with your name, address and phone number.

Elsie Hirai will be attending for League.

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Who is Marion Saunders? She's the gal who has been running around between the Capitol and the League office with her arms loaded with foot (yard?)-high stacks of House and Senate bills and resolutions. She's always busy sorting them, studying them, writing testimonies, then dashing off to hearings. (We just dip into the wastepaper baskets for discards when we need scratch paper.)

Incidentally, some of you are probably interested in some of the different legislation being considered by both houses and wish to testify as individuals at some of the hearings. You are welcome to use the file of all the bills that have been introduced in this session that Marion has made available in the office.

And Marian Wilkins was laid up with laryngitis the last time we called her for some information. Hope she's recovered by now and making her voice heard at hearings.

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