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Annual Meeting

APRIL 19, 1984

WAIKIKI YACHT CLUB

1599 Ala Moana Boulevard (Waikiki end of Ala Moana Park)

5:00-6:00 BUSINESS MEETING
Adoption of 1984-85 Budget
Adoption of 1984-85 Program
Election of Officers and Board

6:00-6:30 NO-HOST COCKTAILS

6:30-7:30 DINNER
Fruit cup
Green salad
Baked Chicken L'Orange Mixed fresh buttered vegetables
Carrot Cake Beverage
Cost: $13.50

7:30 PROGRAM

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD BOARDS SYSTEM?

ARE THESE GOALS STILL PERTINENT?

ARE THE BOARDS EFFECTIVE IN BRINGING OUR GOVERNMENT CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE?

WHAT ARE THEIR SUCCESSES -- THEIR PROBLEMS?

WHAT IMPROVEMENTS, IF ANY, ARE NEEDED?

SHOULD THEY BE GIVEN MORE AUTHORITY?

DOES ANYONE CARE? DO YOU?

The Honolulu Charter Review Commission, in 1982, had considered the abolition of the Neighborhood Boards, and since League did not have a position on on the boards, we could not participate in the public debate.

At the 1983 Annual Meeting, a two-year study of the "techniques and effectiveness of the Neighborhood Boards" was adopted with the study to conclude in a consensus. Right now, a very active group of members are studying the boards: Mildred Walston, chair, member of the McCully-Moiliili NB and active on many League committees; Mary-Jane McMurdo, chair of the McCully-Moiliili NB and active in many community organizations; Dorothy Murdock, chair of the Makiki NB and chair of League's Council Observers; Mary Liz Carlmark, past chair of the Downtown NB; Adeline Schutz, longtime League member who has been active in the area of citizen participation in government; and Bertha Kon, a member of League's Transportation Committee.

This committee has put together a panel of speakers who will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the Neighborhood Boards and individually express their views on whether the boards are effectively achieving their goals.

HOW EFFECTIVE ARE THE NEIGHBORHOOD BOARDS?

ARLENE WOO, president, Honolulu LWV, moderator.

JOHN PARISH, executive secretary of the Waikiki Neighborhood Board, will give general information on the organization and history of the Neighborhood Boards.

JACK DENTON, past chair and present member of the Waikiki Neighbor-hood Board, will be speaking in support of the Neighborhood Boards.

TED BECKER, Ph.D., a political science professor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, will speak in opposition to Neighborhood Boards.

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REGISTRATION FOR ANNUAL MEETING

Name Tel. No.

No. of Reservations @ $13.50 ea. Total $

Please make checks out to League of Women Voters. Return not later than April 10, 1984 to: Nan Luter, c/o League of Women Voters, 49 S. Hotel St. Honolulu HI 96813

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