President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
Amendments Opposed by League Adopted by Commission (Astrid Monson)
Kapolei "Go-See Tour"
It's one debate accomplished and one more to go for Honolulu. The debate committee is hard at work on format and issues to make this the best debate ever. All we need now is to have the Mayor consent to debate. All Leaguers are urged to submit questions on your favorite issues to be asked of either or both candidates for the Mayoral race. You may determine the focus of the debate with your question, so don't hide your light under a bushel, deluge the League office with your questions. Be sure to add your name and address so we can legitimize it.
Leaguers Mary Frances Sutphen, Jean Aoki and Mary-Ann Marks have been working the 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. shift at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki with me for the past two weeks registering as many of the Hyatt employees to vote as we could nab as they started or got off their shifts. Not to leave any stones unturned, Marian Wilkins, Mildred Walston, Dorothy Murdock, Anne Lee and Jim Koshi caught them as they left or began their afternoon shifts. We commend the Hyatt Regency for their public spirit and especially Kim Koshi, Voter Registration Chair and the hardy Leaguers who gave their time and expertise to register 106 prospective voters.
It was heart-warming to see the turnout at the Teamsters mail out. Twenty-eight Leaguers gave a total of 167 hours to stuff envelopes and prepare over 6000 mail-outs. We welcome back the Leaguers we have not seen for a while and we extend a warm aloha to all the brand new Leaguers who got their first taste of a League Vote Count. We hope this will be the first of many.
A special message for the twenty-eight who prepared the mail-out and to all of the Leaguers who missed the fun: these ballots will be mailed to the office! This means that we will need a crew in the office daily to sort the envelopes and check them off the master roster. We anticipate that by Tuesday, September 27, we will need at least six persons daily between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., until Thursday, October 13.
We have shifted this sort-and-check activity to the office over a period of time rather than the old method of doing all the work on the vote count day to enable us to enjoy a shorter work day with less stress, and to give those Leaguers who cannot attend the vote count on Friday, October 14, because of other commitments, an opportunity to participate in this activity on the days of their choice. Far be it from me to deprive anyone from the pleasure of volunteering for a vote count. So pick your dates and call the office, or better yet, come on down and join the fun!
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