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State Convention Called for May 21, 2005
The Biennial Convention of the League of Women Voters of Hawaii (LWVHl) will be held Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Tokai University Pacific Center (TUPC), 2241 Kapi'olani Boulevard in Honolulu. Registration and networking start at 8 a.m.; the Convention itself begins at 9 a.m. After the convention ends that afternoon, there will be a State Board meeting.
Pearl Johnson, immediate past president of the Honolulu League, is the planning coordinator for this year's State Convention.
All meeting events will be held in the TUPC's 19th floor Conference Room followed by the luncheon in the adjacent Dining Room.
The delegate registration fee is $25.
The TUPC high-rise facility is located on the Ala Wai Canal side of Kapi'olani Boulevard between McCully Street and University Avenue, Parking in the building is available for $2.00, and is limited to Levels 4 through 6.
Ed. Note: Drive slowly as you approach the site as the entrance may be difficult to spot until you are right on top of it.
LWVHI By-Laws call for a convention in odd-numbered years and a meeting of the State Council in even-numbered years. The purposes of the convention are: 1) to adopt a program; 2) to elect state board officers and directors for two-year terms; 3) to adopt a budget for the ensuing fiscal year; and, 4) to transact such other business as may be presented.
Convention delegates are: Members of the State Board; presidents (or designee) of the local Leagues, and delegates chosen by the members enrolled in each local League. Each delegate must be a voting member enrolled in a recognized local League of LWVHI. and is entitled to one vote only - even if attending in two or more capacities.
Absentee or proxy voting is not permitted. Each local League in Hawal' i is entitled to one delegate for every 15 voting members belonging to that particular League as of January 1, 2005. Records of paid voting members kept in the State Office determine the official membership count for this purpose.
Additional information will be sent out in mid-April.
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