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February 1994

President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
Go-See: The Judiciary History Center (Jackie Parnell)
Program Planning Meeting
National Program Planning
Town Meeting on Channel 22
Nuclear Waste Community Education Project (Jean Aoki)
Managing Solid Waste Community Education Project
Shaping League's Future - Crossroads Project
League Members "Go-See" Kapolei (Astrid Monson)
Membership Recruitment Committee (Grace Furukawa)

Shaping League's Future - Crossroads Project

In the first part of League's Crossroads project earlier this year, League members and League leaders in two separate surveys, identified those aspects of League's procedures and program that met our expectations and those that needed attention and suggested a variety of strategies for strengthening League.

On January 15, we are asked to consider a concept of the League that has emerged from this brainstorming process together with a variety of strategies aimed at making that concept a reality. We are being asked whether we think these new procedures will enable the League to become a more vital and productive organization. Our opinion is needed to help determine which of these proposals, if any, should be recommended for acceptance at Convention '94.

The report form to be sent to National following our meeting is included in the Voter. For those who are unable to attend our meeting, we encourage you to fill out the form and mail to the League office by the 15th of January.

Saturday, January 15, 1994
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
League Office

Refreshments will be provided

Winter 1994


Please record your members' views on a single report form, attaching additional pages as needed, and return to Eleanor Revelle, LWV of Illinois, 332 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60604. If lengthy, typed comments would he helpful! Deadline for receipt of completed forms is February 2, 1994.

LWV of __________ State __________ League File # __________

Number of members participating in your Crossroads discussion __________

Was this a general membership meeting? a board meeting? other? __________

Number of members in your League as of January 1994 __________

Please circle the number that best reflects the views of your members about the following proposals. [1 = strongly agree; 2 = agree somewhat; 3 = disagree slightly; 4 = strongly disagree]

Program Strategies

1 2 3 4 The primary focus of activity for most local Leagues should be their work on issues of. concern to their community.

1 2 3 4 To ensure that adequate resources are available to promote the work of the League at the community level, state and national Leagues should focus their advocacy efforts on significantly fewer issues.

1 2 3 4 Reflecting the organization's reduced emphasis on study to develop new positions, greater member support should be required to adopt new studies.

1 2 3 4 To the greatest extent possible, Leagues should make use of standardized concurrence processes and give their members a variety of means of registering their opinions.

Comments on the proposed program strategies and/or alternative suggestions: 


Training Strategies

1 2 3 4 The national League should establish a team of field service representatives to provide consistent training to all Leagues.

The three most critical kinds of assistance our League needs are:

1 2 3 4 The national League should develop a set of basic, uniform policies.

Comments on the proposed training strategies and/or alternative suggestions:  


Communications Strategies

1 2 3 4 The organization should establish a comprehensive computer network linking all Leagues.

To take advantage of this network our League would require:

1 2 3 4 The organization should develop new procedures to allow Leagues and League members to register their opinions electronically.

Comments on the proposed communications strategies and/or alternative suggestions:


Resource Strategies

1 2 3 4 A plan should be developed to move the national League to a three-year cycle.

1 2 3 4 The League should develop and test a dues-sharing plan.

Our League would _____ would not _____ be interested in testing such a plan.

1 2 3 4 Leagues should be encouraged to develop and test new membership categories and innovative procedures for forming new Leagues.

Comments on the proposed resource strategies and/or alternative suggestions:


Additional comments about other concerns critical to a strong League of the future:


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