Hawaii was represented by four delegates to the Convention in beautiful, historic Atlanta. Dee Lum (Pres. Honolulu), Sue Martin (V.P. Honolulu), Dale Bachman (Pres. Hawaii Co.), Sara Thompson (subbing for Dorothy Bremner, State).
Nothing can compare with 2,000 Leaguers in the same room! Their talent for hard work was excelled only by Lucy Benson our leader. There were nine bylaws amendments including a compromise dues plan.
Each League will pay to National 44 per year per member, In the Principles the words "stable and expanding economy" were changed to sound. Changes in Nonpartisanship Policy, deleting reference to husbands, and allowing contributions from office holders and candidates. A convention rule was adopted allowing resolutions expressing the will of the convention delegates. The following resolutions were then adopted: the delegates support the total and immediate withdrawal
of U.S. forces from Southeast Asia; Delegates assume the initiative in recruiting minority membership.
Gloria Steinam, editor of MS, addressed the delegates and drew a standing ovation after challenging
"a whole generation of women to refuse to type", She spoke against allowing men to join the League until women are on an equal basis with men. The amendment to admit men as voting members in the League failed.
A National Convention is like nothing else!
Now that I have rested up I can say that I loved it.
P.S. My husband did a great job babysitting.