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President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
Special Acknowledgement (Martha Black)
Planning and Zoning (Astrid Monson)
People's Water Conference (Martha Black)
Census '90
Proposed Bylaws Changes
League's Wish List
City Council Review Committee
League of Women Voters Presents
Vote Counts
City Funding
Special Thanks
State League Plans Fall Conference
Ten Commandments of Citizen Lobbying

Proposed Bylaws Changes


Sec. 1. Eligibility. Any person who subscribes to the purposes and policy of the League shall be eligible for membership.

Sec. 2. Types of Membership. The membership of the League of Women Voters of Honolulu shall be composed of voting members- and associate members.

a) Voting Members. Voting members shall be citizens at least 18 years of age. Members who have been enrolled in the League for 50 years or more shall be life members and shall not be required to pay dues.

b) Associate Members. /Associate members shall be all other members./ All others who join the League shall be associate members.

Board of Directors

Sec. 4. Powers and Duties. The Board of Directors shall have full charge of the property and business of the organization, with full power and authority to manage and conduct same, subject to the instructions of the general membership. It shall plan and direct the work necessary to carry out the Program as adopted by the Nation Convention, the State Convention, and the Annual Meeting. It shall select delegates to State

Convention and Council and to National Convention. The Board shall create and designate such special committees as it may deem necessary.

Sec. 5. Meetings. There shall be at least nine regular meetings of the Board of Directors annually. The president may call special meetings of the Board of Directors and shall call a special meeting upon the written request of five members of the Board,

Sec. 6. Quorum. A majority of the members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum.

Sec. 7. Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the officers of the League. It shall exercise such power and authority as may be delegated to it by the board and shall report to the board on all actions taken by it between regular meetings of the board.

Nominations and Elections

Sec. 1. Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall consist of five members, two of whom shall be members of the Board of Directors. The Chair and two members, who shall not be members of the Board, shall be elected at the Annual Meeting. Nominations for these offices shall be made by the current Nominating Committee. No member of the current committee shall be nominated for the committee for the succeeding year. The other members shall be appointed by the Board of Directors no later than July 1 of each year. Any vacancy on the Nominating Committee shall be filled by the Board of Directors. Suggestions for nominations for officers and Directors may be sent to this Committee by any voting member at least two months before the Annual Meeting.


Sec. 1., Authorization. The governmental principles adopted by the National Convention, and supported by the League as a whole, constitute the authorization for the adoption of the Program.

Sec. 2. Program. The Program of the League of Women Voters of Honolulu shall consist of action to implement the Principles and of those local governmental issues chosen for by the Annual Meeting for concerted study and action.

Sec. 3. Action by the Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting shall act upon the Program using the following procedures.

c) A majority vote of voting members present and voting at the Annual Meeting shall be required for adoption of/subjects_/ items in the Proposed Program as presented to the Annual Meeting by the Board of Directors.

Sec. 4. Member Action. Members may act in the name of the League of Women Voters only when authorized to do so by the President, the Executive Board, or the Board of Directors. They may act only in conformity with, and not contrary to, a position taken by the LWV of Honolulu, the LWV of Hawaii and the LWVUS.

(Words and passages to be deleted have been placed in brackets. Underlined words and passages, except for headings, are proposed additions.)

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