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Convention Wrap-Up

The LWV-Hawaii Convention 79 was held on May 18-19 at the Sheraton Waikiki. Each Local League -- Honolulu, Hilo, and Kauai -- as well as the State Board, sent its full quota of delegates. In addition, many visitors attended as non-delegates to enjoy the interesting and thought-provoking program.

During the three Business Sessions, the delegates adopted the Proposed Program Agenda which included: (1) action items on campaign spending and finance, collective bargaining, initiative and referendum, land use, schools, legislative reform, energy, solid waste, and state constitution; (2) a study on the Hawaii juvenile justice system for law violators; and (3) a dropped item on the primary election process. In other business matters, the delegates adopted the proposed budget and amended bylaws.

The delegates also elected the 1979-81 State Board: Pat Shutt, President; Carol Whitesell, Vice-President; Laura Goo, Secretary-Treasurer; and Marjorie Bush, Anne Marie Duca, Barbara Dykes, and Sue Francis as Directors.

In addition to the Business Sessions, the Convention 79 program included an excellent introduction to the complex maze called the juvenile justice system. Dorothy Bremner managed to reduce the complex system into a brief yet understandable overview. In her luncheon address, the Honorable Betty Vitousek provided Convention delegates and guests with a history and the rationale for the Family Court, citing the advantages and disadvantages of the juvenile justice system.

Delegates and guests were also able to meet representatives from the various segments of the juvenile justice system: Kathy Payne, Juvenile Crime Prevention; William Santos, Intake and Probation; Mary Jane Lee, Family Court; and Vernon Chang, Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility.

During the second day of Convention, Judy Jakus, Marketing Director for Burger King, provided participants with many interesting and thought-provoking possibilities to market the League. And, lest everyone think that Convention 79 was all work and no play, a little humor found its way to the Convention when a motion from the floor was interrupted by an Eastern Onion singing telegram bidding "aloha" to a very surprised Jerry Hess.

A special mahalo goes out to the Hilo League for all the beautiful flowers and leis. Thank you's are also extended to the hardworking Convention Committee: Anne Marie Duca, Chairperson; and Committee members Myrne Blomquist, Dorothy Bremner, Barbara Dykes, Laura Goo, Melvia Kawashima, Ruth Synder, and Amy Yamashita.

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