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President's Message

Happy New Year. As your state board we have been quietly carrying out our responsibilities. Now we are considering several projects for the future.

First we are asking all of you to help us financially. It is not a pleasant task to ask for help, but we must. Letters have been sent to all LWVHI members asking for support. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated. Please help!

We are planning for our LWVHI convention which will be held on May 20, 1995. Among the matters we will be considering are bylaw changes, program for the coming two years, budget adoption, election of officers and board members, and other business as brought by the membership to the floor for consideration.

Mrs. Kathleen Weisenberg, national board member for California has graciously accepted our invitation to be our convention keynote speaker and to conduct training sessions for both state and county boards.

In the last issue of Leo Hana (September 1994), 1 commented that "election season is in full swing." The elections came and went, but left many messages. We all learned much from the experience. We spent a great deal of time and effort trying to put together a prime time televised gubernatorial debate. It did not develop as we had hoped. But we learned a lot from trying.

We also put a lot of time and effort into helping candidates for the Hawai'i State Board of Education become better known to the voter. The common position taken by many voters was, How can we vote wisely when we don't know anything about the candidates? We helped KHET to put on a Dialog program with the candidates, and in cooperation with the Honolulu District School Advisory Council, we were also able to conduct a public forum for the candidates. The forum held at Washington Intermediate School was videotaped and rebroadcasted several times by 'Olelo: The Corporation for Community Television. For that we received many positive comments from the public and from the candidates, too.

Our next board of education election is less than two years off. We must be prepared to take a significant part in making it a meaningful election.

Jim Koshi

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