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New State Board Members

The Nominating Committee for State Convention will be putting forth the following slate:


Sandra Duckworth has been a member of the League of Women Voters here and earlier it Fairfax County, Virginia. She was elected to two four-year terms of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and while there headed her own fund development and management firm.

She and husband Dr. W. Donald Duckworth, President and Director of the Bishop Museum, moved to Hawai'i in 1984. Her local League involvement has been with the City Funding study and as a paid coordinator of several League voter service projects. Sandra is President of Duckworth & Associates, a conference, convention, and event planning company, in addition to serving as President of the Friends of the East-West Center, and is active in a multitude of community volunteer and work projects.


Evelyn Bender joined League in 1952 and was active in Illinois and Massachusetts before moving to Hawai'i in 1982. Her experience as League state legislative chair was transferred to both volunteer and work efforts for Honolulu and Hawai'i Leagues. Evelyn has long been the state League's voice on KHVH's "Viewpoint" and she continues to take an active program and action role while declaring that she is truly retired!


Dorothy Doudna has a master: degree in East Asian Studies. She uses this background in her world history classes at Hilo Community College, and it no doubt has helped her during her many years of League membership to understand the issues discussed. Currently, Dorothy and Marge Mulhall of Kona are sharing the presidency of the Big Island's League as co-presidents. Additionally, Dorothy has been their newsletter editor.


Jerry Hess served as State President and Education Fund president in the early 70's. She recently has been treasurer for the Ed Fund and as its voter service chair organized Honolulu's 1987 "Running to Win" seminar. This made good use of the training gained as voter service member in Rochester, New York, more than 25 years ago!

Anna Hoover graduated with a degree in government from the University of Redlands and quickly took that interest into League – first in Baton Rouge, LA, and since 1972 in Hawai'i. Early efforts on behalf of air quality and solid waste management transferred easily. Recently Anna has been involved with campaigns and on staff for two of Honolulu's City Council members.

Debbie Kimball returns to the board for another two years while remaining involved in the Kaua'i League. Debbie was recently director of Women's Services for the YWCA of Kaua'i; experiences there coupled with her masters in public , policy from Wisconsin prepared her for her interest in citizen's rights and fair access and her involvement on the board.

Donna Coonse worked on the state League's bicentennial project while a student at West Oahu College where she earned a degree in social science. She then lived in Alabama where she took her political interest to work in the polls. Now she has returned to Honolulu and employment as group manager for the Association for Retired Citizens.

The slate also includes the following nominees for nominating committee: Kiyoko Nitz (chair), Tisha Hickson, and Marian Hatton. The incoming board will appoint an additional two members to the committee from its roster and may also appoint four additional members to the board.

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