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May 2010

President's Message
LWVHC Runs Charter School Conversion Election (Sue Irvine)
Testimony on County Code of Ethics (Helen Hemmes)
Members Approve Dues Increase (Donna Oba)
Update: Charter Article 15 - Initiation of Amendments and Revisions (Sue Dursin)
Vote Counts in West Hawaii (Marian Wilkins)
LWV Hawaii County Annual General Meeting 4-10-10 (Margaret Drake)
Update: Hawaii County Charter Commission (Sue Dursin)
LWVHC By-Law Amendments - Adopted April 10, 2010
Update on Act 244: Comprehensive Public Campaign Funding (Sue Dursin)
2010 Election Calendar
State and National Conventions
Anti-Gambling Results (Sue Dursin)

Members Approve Dues Increase

It is not a healthy business model when one sells an item for $35 but the product costs $41 to make. LWVHC doesn’t make widgets, but we collect $35 in member dues and pay Per-Member Payments (PMP’s) of $40.70 ($29.20 to National + $11.50 to Hawaii State). Our annual dues shortfalls were covered by donations and revenues from vote counts.

Recognizing the value of League membership, the members approved increasing the dues from $35 to $45, effective immediately. Dues for students and second member in a household will be half of the full dues ($22.50). Our league will keep $4.30 ($2.15 for students, second householder) per member.

For most members, dues expire on April 30. If you did not pay your dues at the annual meeting, please send your $45 ($67.50 for two members residing in the same household) to:
LWV Hawai`i County
P.O. Box 665
Hilo, HI 96721

Our vote to increase our local dues is coming just in time: National is proposing adding another $.40 (to $29.60) beginning with the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

Donna Oba

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