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Issues at Large
Amnesty Day - Toxic Waste Disposal
Speak Out Hawaii
Rice and Roses
President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
Honolulu League Members Running for Political Office - 1986
Mililani Town Award
Help! Help! Help!
Convention '86 - A Capital Idea - I (Evelyn Bender)
Convention '86 - A Capital Idea - II (Dorothy Doudna)
Convention '86 - A Capital Idea - III (Anne Lee)
Convention '86 - A Capital Idea - IV (Marian Hatton)
Vote Count
Bus Fare Opinion Survey
Teamster Vote Count!
Project of Year Award
Oahu Connection
Magnet Schools
Planning & Zoning Committee (Astrid Monson)
Richards Street Testimony
Registration Drives
ASUH Candidates Forum
Election Laws Study Committee
Welcome New Members
New Member Orientation
Calendar
Convention '86 - A Capital Idea - V (Yvonne Kearns)

Convention '86 - A Capital Idea - III

Being able to give a resounding "yes" when first greeted at the hotel with "Are you with League?" Finding a familiar face in the lobby. Coming out of the orientation session regarding parliamentary procedures convinced that I knew what was going on. Recognizing, when sitting in the first plenary session - that I didn't really know at all. Feeling awe at the sea of bodies around me yet sensing great common bonds and energy passing among us. Getting to know new people. Finding a familiar face in the lobby. Delight at learning in a workshop that other Leaguers have same successes and failures. Talking and talking. Pride in being able to say, "Yes, six people came all the way from Hawaii." Meeting more new people. Finding more familiar faces in the lobby. Getting to know the Hawaii delegates better. Not getting tired sitting through long plenary sessions and constant surprise at how a business meeting could be like a well-written detective novel -- you never knew what would turn up next, Wishing I had proper cause to wave a red card and stop the proceedings and wondering if I really had a secret desire for power. Being thrilled with Justice Brennan's appearance and laughing so hard at Dr. Estelle Ramey's speech, Agreeing with so many others that James Baker's talk was not what we expected. Recognizing more and more people milling about. Talking and talking. Finding out that Day on the Hill was just what they said it would be: exciting. A wonderful feeling of exhaustion. Learning much that the brain could absorb no more and yet not wanting it to stop. A real feeling., of sadness when realizing that it was all coming to an end. A true sense of loss when, staying at the hotel for a few days after, there were no Leaguers left. Flying back home thinking about all I wanted to share with friends back here....

Anne Lee

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