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Rhoda Miller Peace Garden

Dear Leaguers: Rhoda's colleagues at the Peace Institute and the University wanted to include the League in their plans for a Peace Garden in Rhoda's memory. Rather than do a separate mailing, we're including this letter in the Voter. Also, Mahalo for the many heartwarming notes we received about your memories of Rhoda. We couldn't use everything because of space considerations.
Substitute one-time editor, Helen Griffin
Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace

June 27, 1995

Dear Friends,

Our friend and associate Rhoda Miller died on May 22, 1995. Rhoda was a former Associate Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace. She was a president of the League of Women Voters of Hawai'i, chair of the Honolulu Community-Media Council, chair of the Kailua Neighborhood Board, a mediator/mentor at the Neighborhood Justice Center, and executive director of the Hawaii Council of Legal Education for Youth. In this last-named capacity, for more than a decade she organized a summer institute for teachers in civic and law-related education. She held a Bachelor's degree from Hunter College-CUNY, four master's degrees, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Her doctoral dissertation was published as "Institutionalizing Peace," McFadden Press, 1994.

In consultation with Rhoda's family and friends, we have concluded that the most fitting memorial would be a Rhoda Miller Peace Garden. The garden will be located in the area of the Old Quad/Porteus Courtyard on the University of Hawai'i Manoa campus; and will be integrated into plans now being developed by the Dean's Committee on the Old Quadrangle.

An account for this purpose has been established with the University of Hawai'i Foundation. Contributions may be sent to the University of Hawaii Foundation Rhoda Miller Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96822, telephone: (808) 956-6039. We hope Rhoda's generous life will be appropriately represented by this ever-blooming garden.

With appreciation for your support,

Helen Griffin
John Wilson
Betty M. Jacob
James McCutchen

2424 Maile Way - Porteus Hall 717 - Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822
Telephone: (808) 956-7427 - Facsimile: (808) 956.5708. EMAIL:
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