Monday, April 4, 2022

Who We Are...

Did you know?
A Republican Wrote The 19th Amendment
Giving Women The Right To Vote

In 1878, U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduced in Congress the proposed 19th Amendment according women the right to vote. Over the next four decades, it was primarily the Democrats who would oppose the measure.

Not until 1919, after the Republican Party won majorities in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, did Congress approve what became the 19th Amendment.

We’re very proud of our history.

The story of Republican women's clubs begins many years before women even had the right to vote.

Hundreds of independent Republican women’s clubs grew up around the nation in the late 1800s. In 1938, the Republican National Committee helped to organize these clubs into a national organization. Eleven states became the charter states of NFRW - California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Learn more.

Our local club was one of those first clubs. We've been here since 1938.

Today, the NFRW consists of thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories.

We are proud to be part of the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW), and the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), the largest women’s political volunteer organization in the nation.

When you join Humboldt Republican Women, Federated, you're joining forces with women throughout the state and across the nation, women who share your ideals and your goals for our country.

We take an active role in local, state and federal politics.

We work in cooperation with the Republican State and County Central Committees and the National and California Federation of Republican Women to support Republican candidates and promote Republican positions, like smaller government, fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets, and stopping out of control spending and ballooning debt.

We are involved, we stay informed and we work to promote a wider knowledge of the principles and policies of the Republican Party. We join together to make sure our voices are heard when it comes to legislation that affects our lives, our communities and our nation.

We take an active role when it comes to issues and legislation, and we work to educate and inform our members and our communities. We help elect Republican candidates and support Republican ideals. We believe that when we work together, Women In Numbers WIN.

As a member of Humboldt Republican Women Federated you’re also a part of the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW), and the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), the largest women’s political volunteer organization in the nation.

The National Federation of Republican Women is a national grassroots political organization with about 1,800 local clubs in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. With 100,000 members, the NFRW is one of the largest women's political organizations in the country. You become a member by joining your local club or through a National Associate membership. Members of a local club also are granted membership in their state Federation.

With your membership, you’ll receive our club's monthly newsletter, The Redwood Alert; as well as the NFRW's Republican Woman magazine; CRWF's Canvassing the Capital, (a legislative newsletter); as well as Action Alerts (CFRW's statewide hotline network); Leadership Training and voter education.

Join us - grab a membership application on our MEMBERSHIP page, and come have lunch with us. We meet on the third Thursday of the month, and we always have interesting and informative speakers.

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Humboldt Republican Women

Check in with us: In the spring: You can test the waters at our Annual Membership SPRING TEA, a scrumptious fun-filled event specially to welcome new and prospective members.

You’ll see us at the Rhododendron Parade, and we team up with the Humboldt Republican Central Committee at many Humboldt County events, manning booths at the Redwood Acres Fair, Old Town 4th of July Fair, and the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale. Stop by and say “Hi!”

We also join the Humboldt Republican Central Committee for the Republican-Of-The-Year Dinner and the Annual GOP Picnic... watch for details on our website and on Facebook.

Throughout the year, we attend CFRW-Northern Division and CFRW conferences and training seminars.

We’re active in the community: We support our troops with Socks For Soldiers, the Overseas Coupon Project, and more.

We donate books to local schools and libraries in keeping with the Mamie Eisenhower Library Project, NFRW’s oldest literacy program.

And Member families are eligible for our own NEW $500 Scholarship, in addition to those offered by CFRW and NFRW. Your membership dues and donations make it all possible.

We work to:

◼ promote an informed public through political education and activity.
◼ increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.
◼ influence legislation and maintain a presence In state government in accordance with the objectives of the California Federation of Republican Women.
◼ promote a wider knowledge of the principles and policies of the Republican Party.
◼ encourage active citizenship.
◼ cooperate with the Republican State and County Central Committees for the election of Republican nominees.
◼ facilitate cooperation among Republican Women's Clubs.

A History of Leadership - Women and the GOP - from NFRW
A History of Accomplishments - from the GOP

The National Federation of Republican Women includes nine regions, each administered by a member of the NFRW Executive Committee. Region 1 includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington.

◼ Club Name: Humboldt RWF ◼ Club #: 14201738 ◼ County/Region: Northwest NFRW: REGION 1 ◼ Division: Northern ◼ Club County: Humboldt ◼ Club State: CA

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We've been around for a while - Our club was founded in 1938
1938 - 1940 Mary Pettengill
1940 - 1942 Mildred McGowan
1942 - 1944 Mary Jasper
1944 - 1946 Maise Harper
1946 - 1948 Dee Rohner
1948 - 1950 Ellen Burns
1950 - 1952 Jessie Ells
1952 - 1953 Ruth Schwartzkapp
1953 - 1956 Fern Enke
1956 - 1958 Phyllis Poska
1958 - 1960 Geneva Nealis
1960 - 1962 Helen McCarthy
1962 - 1964 Gweneth Lendermayer
1964 - 1968 Grace Bennett
1968 - 1970 Leanne Glende
1970 - 1972 Fern Enke
1972 - 1974 Molly Helm
1974 - 1976 Leanora Graham
1976 - 1979 Diana Reardon
1979 - 1980 Barbara Stark
1980 - 1983 Gretha McMurray
1983 - 1985 Donna Hunter
1985 - 1987 Pat Daly
1987 - 1989 Sigrid Teach
1989 - 1991 JoAnn Stanhope
1991 - 1993 Eileen Amos
1993 - 1995 Jackie Mottaz
1995 - 1996 Julie (Rodgers) Clausen
1996 - 1998 Margaret Campbell
1998 - 2000 Joy Finley
2000 - 2002 Anne (Rocha)Ellison
2002 - 2004 Vee Sorenson
2004 - 2005 Nancy Flemming
2005 - 2006 Sheryl Fearrien
2006 - 2007 Lesley Craig
2007 - 2009 Joy Finley
2009 - 2010 Colleen Hedrick
2010 - 2012 Debbie Walker
2013 - 2016 Annette De Modena
2016 - (current) Judy Herman
We earned the Diamond Award (the highest award a club such as ours can earn.) In 2009, we added a half dozen more awards in (CRWF) Northern Division competitions. Among the awards at the conference were first place for community outreach and first place for membership increase.

Central Committee Events

Many of our members are also active with the Humboldt County Republican Central Committee, and are often honored at the Annual Republican of the Year Dinner.
Here's the list over the years:
Republicans of The Year:

Fern Enke ★ 1993
Jerry Partain ★ 1994
Jo Ann Stanhope ★ 1995
Joe Russ IV ★ 1996
Harvey Harper ★ 1997
Eileen Amos ★ 1998
Lois & Robin Arkley ★ 1999
Mid & Les Westfall ★ 2000
Anna Sparks ★ 2001
Don Clausen ★ 2002
Nancy Flemming ★ 2003
Mary & Jeremiah Scott ★ 2004
Patricia Barnum, Robert Barnum ★ 2005
Sally & Phillip Arnot ★ 2006
Red Emmerson ★ 2007
Verona “Vee” Sorenson ★ 2008
Joy Finley ★ 2009
Muriel Dinsmore ★ 2010
Dennis Hunter ★ 2011
Rob & Cherie Arkley ★ 2012
Joe Bonino ★ 2013
Peter Hannaford ★ 2014
Frank Jager ★ 2015
Mike Downey ★ 2016

Hall of Fame:

Mel McLean ★ 1999
Louis Weichselfelder ★ 1999
Hank Trobitz ★ 2004
Maxine Hunter-Meeks ★ 2004
Dr. Jacqueline Kasun ★ 2007
Roger Rodoni ★ 2009
John A. Campbell ★ 2009
Rogan Coombs ★ 2009

Volunteers of the Year:

Eileen Amos ★ 1997
Kay Peake ★ 1999
Haline Sundet ★ 2002
Dale Brown, Betty Brown ★ 2002
Joy Finley ★ 2002
Sonja Hauxwell ★ 2002
Vee Sorenson ★ 2002
Tim Westlund ★ 2002
Jerry Jurak ★ 2004
Gayle Fulton, John Allardice ★ 2005
Mike Harvey ★ 2006
Lesley Craig ★ 2007
Colleen Hedrick ★ 2010
Karen Brooks ★ 2011
Rose Welsh ★ 2012
Art Chase ★ 2013
Carole Del Biaggio ★ 2013
Michael Hutson ★ 2013
Fern Miller ★ 2013
Patricia Newell ★ 2013
Dean Nielsen ★ 2013
Annette De Modena ★ 2014
John Hudson ★ 2015
Bud Simpson ★ 2016
HRWF President Colleen Hedrick (right) Introduces Meg Whitman (left)
Webmaster's note: This site is inspired by, and dedicated to, Colleen Hedrick, whose tireless work, perennial good cheer, and fighting spirit are a model for us all.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Why it is important to have a free and open discussion of the pros and cons...

From the comments: "I remember watching this episode of 60 Minutes when it first aired. That was when the 1934 Communications Act was still in effect. That was also when we had a REAL 4th estate If Mike Wallace were doing investigative journalism in today's media environment, he and this 60 Minutes episode would be banned across all TV channels and major social media platforms, plus he would have all of his social media accounts deleted." It is on YouTube, not banned yet.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Recall effort to oust California Gov. Gavin Newsom officially has enough signatures

Thanks to you, we now have enough signatures for a recall election!
The Governor now has 30 days to try every trick he can to get you to cancel your recall petition signature. Don't sign anything else, or fall for his tricks!

Victor Davis Hanson: The New Racism Is the Old Racism

Happy Birthday to former First Lady MELANIA TRUMP