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March 1997

President's Message (Astrid Monson)
League Wins One for Now (Astrid Monson)
Urgent Appeal for Vote Counters (Arlene Ellis)
Neighborhood Board (Evangeline Funk)
Nominating Committee Report
Orientation Meeting (Grace Furukawa)
Making Democracy Work

Urgent Appeal for Vote Counters

Long time vote counters in the League know that the vote count season is upon us. Newcomers will have the opportunity to get involved in a short-term activity that satisfies the need to get involved in League without committing oneself to months of meetings and studies. You can pick and choose those few hours of free time you may find in the day or two and get involved in a sit-down activity while you visit and exchange gossip or vent your ire at the government process, or discuss issues that concern you. We need your hands and some attention to the simple directions we must follow in our simple routine.

So, all those who want to get out of the house for a few hours, those who have some time on their hands, those who want to visit with other Leaguers they have not had the opportunity to see for some time, get your pens out and mark your calendars.

We will be processing ballots for the Hawaii State Employees' FCU beginning February 4 to February 28, Mondays through Fridays at the League Office from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p. m.

In March, we will conduct the Hawaiian Telephone Employees' FCU elections in our office from the 10th through the 29th at the same hours as above.

The Neighborhood Board elections in April is a biggie. They will be held at the Neighborhood Commission office on the 4th floor of City Hall from April 7 to 25, from 8:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m. to accommodate those of your who work in town and can give an hour or so after work.

Lunch will be provided by the League for any volunteers who works through a noon hour at all of our vote counts. We will also try not to schedule any work over the weekend unless we get into a state of desperation if work piles up and no volunteers appear. Friends of League are also welcome to participate in this activity. I joined the League after spending years of vote counting to help my sister out, who was then president of the Honolulu League.

Fun and games are not the only reason for this appeal. Most of the overhead expenses of the League are earned through this activity.

Arlene Ellis
Elections Coordinator

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