League Conference (Nov. 14-15, 1986) (Pat Shutt)|
President's Message (Anne Lee)
League at the Legislature
Help Make this a Year of Unparalleled Success
State Program: Selection, Adoption, Use as a Basis for Action
Portion of Election Laws Study Completed
The President's Message
Some weeks ago I was invited to participate on a panel of representatives from women's groups and asked to address the question: "What does your group give to its members?" I was surprised at how quickly a list of benefits sprang to mind:
THE LEAGUE GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
But as I spent time thinking of what the League gives to us, I recalled the moving words of John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address: Ask not what your Country can do for you, but what you can do for your Country.
And so, I want to put to you, let's not just focus on what we take from the League, but what we could do for it::
BEING A MEMBER OF THE LEAGUE MEANS:
As I reach the end of two years as president, I see more and more clearly how well respected the League is within our state. At a recent conference I attended in Honolulu I was part of a workgroup; as we proceeded to discuss our assigned topic, members of the group kept nodding in my direction and saying "This is the sort of thing the LWV does so well," or "We need an organization like the LWV to do this job." I felt really proud and privileged to be representing the LWV on your behalf.
However running through my mind were two thoughts: the LWV gives us so much -- but we couldn't have such an organization without all that you, the members, give to it.
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