- Board and members need not travel to Waimea or to the "other side" of the island for meetings.
- Officers could spend less time communicating with those on the "other side" and devote more time to strengthening their local League.
- Full attention of each group could be focused on local issues.
- Money raised by each group could be used entirely for and by that group, without commingling funds.
- More people could be involved as board members and officers.
- We have experienced difficulty finding enough people to serve as officers and board members for one group, much less two.
- An island-wide League promotes communication and discussion of County issues.
- Both sides of the island benefit from sharing insights and having closer contact and access to the "other side's" elected officials and government employees.
- West Hawaii depends on the East Hawaii's immediate access to County government.
- Conflicting positions or misstatements may arise from two Leagues on the island reaching different positions and taking action.
- Two different sources of input from League, even if not contradictory, may be confusing to County officials or to the public.
- An island-wide League better integrates members who do not live in Hilo or Kona.
- Administrative expenses will be duplicated and will be higher to operate two Leagues.