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President's Message (Sue Irvine)
State Convention on April 28 (JoAnn Maruoka)
Sunshine Week 2007: March 11-17 (Carol Bain)
League Stand on Education Bills (Mary Anne Raywid)
Candidates for 2007 State Board
At the Legislature (Jean Aoki)
LWV-Hawaii Budget 2007-2008 (Jackie Parnell)
DC Voting Rights Fact Sheet
Chapter Reports - Hawaii (Marianna Scheffer)
Chapter Reports - Honolulu (Piilani Kaopuiki)
Chapter Reports - Kauai (Carol Bain)
Hawaii Coalition against Legalized Gambling (Grace Furukawa)

State Convention on April 28

The League of Women Voters of Hawaii biennial Convention will be held Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Tokai University Pacific Center (TUPC), 2241 Kapiolani Boulevard in Honolulu. All meeting events will be held in TUPC's 19th floor conference room and the luncheon in the adjacent 19th floor dining room. The guest speaker(s) at the luncheon will be Representative Neil Abercrombie and Representative Mazie Hirono (invited). The registration fee for each person attending is $5, and the cost of lunch is $20. The deadline for registering is April 18.

Registration and networking are from 8:30 a.m.; the convention begins at 9 a.m. At the convention's conclusion in the afternoon, there will be a state board meeting. The TUPC high rise facility is located on the Ala Wai Canal or makai side of Kapiolani Boulevard, between McCully Street and University Avenue. Approaching from McCully, one passes a park, then a low rise apartment building, and then comes the driveway for the high rise building, Tokai. Enter the driveway, and parking in the building is available for $2.00. It is limited to levels 4 through 6.

LWVHI by-laws call for a Convention in odd-numbered years, and a Council meeting in even-numbered years. The purposes of the convention are to adopt a program, elect state board officers and directors for two-year terms, adopt a budget for the ensuing fiscal year, and transact other business that is presented.

Convention delegates are the members of the state board; the presidents (or designee) of the local Leagues; and the delegates chosen by the members enrolled in the local Leagues. Each delegate must be a voting member enrolled in a recognized local League of LWVHI, and is entitled to one vote only at the convention, even if attending in two or more capacities. Absentee or proxy voting is not permitted. Each local League in the state of Hawaii is entitled to one delegate for every 15 voting members belonging to the respective local League on January 1st of this year. The record in the state office of paid voting members determines the official membership count for this purpose.

JoAnn Maruoka

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