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Looking Forward... Busy Months Ahead
President's Message (Arlene Woo)
League Announces Support for Nuclear Weapons Freeze
Legislative Committee Gearing up for Action
General Membership Meeting - Looking Ahead with League (Anne Marie Duca)
League Testifies at City Planning Commission Hearing
Bettye Harris Appointed Refugee Coordinator
Preparing for National Security Consensus -- Phase II
Do You Have Two Hours for League? (Mildred Walston)
Let's Talk about Council
How Much Time Does it Take to Be Active in League?
Presidential Debates
Advocacy Agenda
Forum on the Electronic Revolution

Bettye Harris Appointed Refugee Coordinator

One need not look far to find some fascinating profiles among League members. Carol Whitesell dropped a clipping into our office box that concerned the appointment of Bettye Harris as Diocesan Refugee Coordinator by Bishop Browning of the Episcopal Church. A phone call unveiled a vibrant, busy, social conscious personality.

Part of a national program undertaken by the Episcopal Church, Bettye will be coordinating the efforts of church members in helping in the resettlement of refugees in Hawaii.

Bettye brings much experience to her post. As Director of the Kalihi-Palama Immigrant and Refugee Services Center at St. Elizabeth's Church, she works with a staff of nineteen to aid refugees and immigrants in Hawaii adapt to western living. This involves her in such areas as housing, employment, consumer education, health education and schooling.

Bettye arrived in Hawaii some twenty years ago from the state of Arkansas and promptly joined League. She was instrumental in starting the evening unit, and, incidentally, introduced Pat Shutt to League -- a stroke of luck for Hawaii League.

Prior to taking her present position at St. Elizabeth's, Betty was a "professional volunteer," giving freely of her time to such organizations as the YWCA, the Democratic Party, the Episcopal Church, and, of course, the League of Women Voters.

When the youngest of her three children was 10 years old, Bettye decided to continue her formal education and earned a degree in Public Health from the University of Hawaii.

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