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President's Message
Volunteers Needed for League Advocacy at Legislature (Jean Aoki)
McElrath to Address Women's Committee (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
Voter Service (Jean Aoki)
Gambling (HCALG) Report (Grace Furukawa)
League of the Future is Online (Stephen Trussel)
Education Committee (Mary Anne Raywid)
Lunch 'n' Learn the Law
LWV Maui Co-Chair Attends UN Human Rights Council (Joshua Cooper)
Modern Look of League (Jason Stein)
Chapter Reports - Hawaii (Marianna Scheffer)
Chapter Reports - Honolulu (Piilani Kaopuiki)
Chapter Reports - Maui (Joshua Cooper)

Chapter Reports - Hawaii

The League of Women Voters of Hawaii County has enjoyed a successful year. We have had interesting speakers at all of our meetings. Our ballot count fund raisers have kept our treasury in good shape. Voter registration drives in conjunction with the Hawaii County Government and AAUW netted hundreds of new voters for Hawaii County. And our well attended Candidates' Forum, co-sponsored by AAUW and the UH Hilo Political Science Club at the Palace Theater in Downtown Hilo, was live broadcast on KPUA and shown several times on Na Leo 'O Hawaii, the public access channel.

West Hawaii has held up its end with several candidates' debates co-sponsored with the Outdoor Circle, as well as vote counts and voter registration drives in conjunction with the County government.

We're resting on our laurels a bit now. We did have a general League meeting in October featuring speakers on the pros and cons of the so-called 2% Solution, an initiative which passed in the November 7 election. This bill sets aside 2% of property taxes for land purchases for public use.

All members worked very hard to make our activities successful. I must especially thank Susan Irvine, who put at least as much time and energy as I did into local League activities. Without her expertise and drive, I would not be able to point with the pride I do at the achievements of LWVHC.

The next two years promise to be even more exciting than the last for the League, with a national election looming in 2008. I plan to be around for the action, in whatever capacity I can serve!

Marianna Scheffer
President

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