President's Message: Thoughts on State Council 2006 (Sue Irvine)
Florida League Takes on Frightening Legislation (Mary Anne Raywid)
Why Don't More Good Candidates Run? (Carol Bain)
Violence Prevention Committee to Meet (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
Helene Hale's Legacy (David Shapiro)
Legislative Report (Jean Aoki)
League Goals and Objectives (Jackie Parnell)
Fate of Full Public Funding of Campaigns (Kory Payne)
Women's Suffrage (Jean Aoki)
Chapter Reports - Honolulu (Piilani Kaopuiki)
Chapter Reports - Kauai
Chapter Reports: Hawaii (Marianna Scheffer)
Chapter Reports - Honolulu
Honolulu held its annual meeting at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki on April 8. The program was dedicated to two outstanding League members who passed away earlier this year, Astrid Monson and Martha Black. Astrid was a retired professional city planner and was well-known throughout the community as a fierce champion of good planning and land use. Martha was the founder of the People's Water Conferences and was just as fiercely protective of Hawaii's water resources. Both women lived to be 93 years young.
The meeting's featured speaker was University of Hawaii professor Panos Prevadouros who presented the "Case Against Rapid Transit" to League members and guests.
Newly-elected officers include Piilani Kaopuiki, President, and Sue Miller, Vice-President. Robin Loomis was re-elected as Secretary and Malia Schwartz continues as Treasurer.
Honolulu continues following its areas of interest: Planning and transportation, Honolulu charter amendment proposals, 2006 election voter service, and affordable shelter initiatives. We welcome back Suzanne Meisenzahl to active League participation. She leads in the area of violence prevention, especially to women and children. In May the National American Indian Housing Council sought the services of League to conduct an election at its annual convention in Honolulu. In June we will complete an election process for Ho'oponopono.
Piilani Kaopuiki, President