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Campaign Spending Commission - Fair Campaingn Practices (Jean Aoki)
Message from the Board
Education Committee (Mary Anne Raywid)
Environmental Committee (Maile Bay)
Judiciary Study Committee (Jean Aoki)
Violence Prevention Committee (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
League Local News - Hawaii County (Virginia Isbell)
League Local News - Honolulu (Grace Furukawa)
League Local News - Kauai (Carol Bain)
Latest Edition of LWVUS Pub "Choosing the President"
LWVUS Lobby Request
Bills to Create a Safer Hawaii
Next Millennium Conference: Ending Domestic Violence (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
Campaign Finance Reform (Laure Dillon)

Message from the Board

Despite the rumors you may have heard, the State League is not dead. We were not too well there for awhile, but are recovering nicely, thank you. We met on October 9 and regretfully accepted the resignation of Toni Worst as VP and Acting President due to job pressures. But we now have a new President, Virginia Isbell of Hawaii County, and a new Vice-President Maile Bay of Honolulu. Both have agreed to serve until at least May, 2000. Suzanne Meisenzahl is back at the helm as Editor of Ka Leo O Hana and is joined by Carol Bain, Kauai League president. Grace Furukawa has assumed the duties of Secretary.

We also have new board members: Pearl Johnson as Chair of Voter Services, and Laure Dillon as Chair of Making Democracy Work. Our other standing committees – Legislative Action, Education, Violence Prevention, Gambling – are all active and making a difference. Please see reports inside. We have two study committees being activated – Initiative and Referendum Review headed by Marian Wilkins, and Judiciary Study chaired by Jean Aoki.

Best of all, our local Leagues are going strong. Kauai League is up and running, challenging the County for failing to follow its own procedures and not holding a required public hearing. Hawaii County League is getting ready to produce the most extensive voter's guide in that country's history. And Honolulu is arranging for a public meeting to ensure that residents are fully informed and have input on the proposed new development plans now under consideration by the City.

If you, our members, are convinced as we are that the League of Women Voters is a needed force in making democracy work, locally and nationally, you can help by recruiting members and volunteering to work on one or more of our committees and/or sending in or calling in comments and suggestions for improvement of our services. Mahalo for your support.

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