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August 2006
President's Message (Marianna Scheffer)
National Convention (Marianna Scheffer)
Upcoming Candidate Forums
LWV of Hawai'i County Member Roster
Helene Hale's legacy: a good pain in 'okole (David Shapiro)
Helene Hale Honored (Lois Cecil)
LWV Hawaii County Treasurer's Report August 2006

President's Message

We were very fortunate that John Higgens of Hawaii Clean Elections agreed to come from Oahu to be the guest speaker at our general meeting on August 12th. His talk was lively and informative, as was the question and answer period afterwards. John was quite impressed with our members’ knowledge of the topic and is thinking about some new tactics as a result of our members’ input.

After John Higgens’ presentation, the upcoming candidates’ forums and Wiki Wiki voter registration drives were the main topics of discussion. We’re working very hard to make these events in Hilo and Kona a success.

In October we will have a general meeting. Our speakers will be Debbie Hecht, and Dixie Kaetsu. They will argue pro and con on an initiative on the November ballot to dedicate 2% of County property taxes to the purchase of land for public purposes. Debbie is with 2% solution, which has put this initiative on the ballot, and Dixie works for Mayor Kim’s office.

Marianna Scheffer

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