Thursday, November 5, 2009

Americanism Report

If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a black man or Hispanic are conservative, they see themselves as independently successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it’s a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.

If a conservative reads this, he'll share it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will be loudly outraged because he's "offended".
FLY THE FLAG: Hope you remembered to fly the flag on 9-11 to honor our country’s veterans and the many sacrifices they made for us. Thanksgiving is another day when it is appropriate to display the flag, so please put it on your calendar and fly it with pride. BY CHRIS WENNERHOLM

Thanksgiving is a day for family, food, parades and football. It is also a day for giving thanks for all our blessings. This year, as you give thanks, please remember: those not home with family, those in dangerous places, those far from home fighting for our country, those who help and comfort, and their families that wait, watch and pray. We have much to be thankful for.

President’s Message - A look over our shoulder

As we approach the end of the year it is time to take a look at where we have been for 2009 and a look forward to our next newsletter in January 2010. Most of our goals for 2009 were met and one way and another we cut a pretty wide path. Eleven meetings will have been held, we did a lot of community outreach and drew a share of the hoped for publicity for our efforts. On this topic helping the community is our first goal but the additional purpose is to establish our identity in the community as a caring, productive element in our community. Remember the stereotype image of the Republican woman is a rich woman with at least one fur coat, a limo, and a snooty face. e are a widely diversified group but one thing is for sure we are not afraid of work.

Our work for 2009 produced 11 newsletters, 11 well attended programs, heavy duty participation in Tea Party activities, staffing of several fair booths, the Meg Whitman reception, and the Republican Picnic with Chuck Devore (a candidate for the senate) and Ken Miller who aspires to the governor’s race. We were fortunate to gather these guests since that rarely happens for Humboldt County Republican Women.

We earned the Diamond Award (the highest award a club such as ours can earn.) We added a half dozen more awards in Northern Division competitions. Among the awards at the conference were first place for community outreach and first place for membership increase.

Some of what we learned in 2009 seems likely to make some projects easier this coming year. Hopefully that will enable us to have an even more productive 2010. Part of what’s important in all this is that we also learned from our programs, gained friendships, and had fun. There are big challenges for 2010. Let’s remember: When Women Work We Win. Colleen Hedrick


Christmas Celebration for Republican Women
Monday, December 7, 2009
5:30 P.M. at Elks Lodge
We would like to invite you to a celebration of our club and the close of a very exciting and productive year, earning us the “Diamond Award”, the highest honor. We are happy to hold an evening event with dinner so all members may join us and share in our club and see many friends and meet our new members!
Reserve early – Evening pricing -Colleen- 268-0101
“Bake” Sale – or “No Bake” Sale Event –
Bake or donate money in place of goodies!
Tantalizing Cuisine Cookbooks WILL be here!
Ways and Means Opportunity Drawing
2010 Installation of Officers

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Turn your every day dining to ‘dazzling delights’ with new recipes in the “TANTALIZING CUISINE” COOKBOOK

The cookbook is artfully designed, and comes in a padded three-ringed binder. It includes helpful hints in each section, an index, not only of recipes, but also of the cookbook contributors, and even more surprises! This is truly a book that you can enjoy giving or receiving for many reasons.

By purchasing a cookbook you will help our club meet its goals of a scholarship fund, giving books to schools and other exciting projects! They would be great gifts for Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Bridal Showers,Weddings, House-Warming, and Christmas or for any reason at all to friends, family and even yourself!

This keepsake book is a great value for a donation of $15.00 and pre-paid orders cover printing costs. Print your name, address, phone and number of books with checks payable to HRWF and mail to:
Kathy Rodriguez
1580 Camino Way
McKinleyville, CA 95519
We also have table for orders at the October 4th Republican Picnic at Moose Lodge and our October 15th meeting at the Elks Lodge!

Contact Kathy at 839-8105 for additional questions. Thank you again to all contributors, the volunteers who will help with the ‘proof-copy,’ for orders from friends and family, promoting the book and other requests to come! Ask how you can help, we need you all! The National Federation of Republican Women is the largest volunteer organization in the county!

When Women Work We Win

Humboldt Republican Women Federated welcomes Michael Cent

October 15, 2009
Elks Lodge – Eureka

“Government Health Care Won’t Work”!

Michael Cent is a graduate of Purdue University and has been practicing pharmacy for twenty-four years. He has been the manager at Costco Pharmacy in Eureka for the last eight years. A taunch conservative, Mike will offer his perspective on why government health care won’t work in the US, and will provide inside information of the world of medicine that you won’t hear from politicians and the media. Bring a pen and paper to take notes. Are you having debates with your friends, family and neighbors about the health care plans and issues? Please invite everyone to hear his clear interpretation and get these critical questions answered! See you there!

Buffet Lunch & Speaker ~ $14.50 ~ Beverage & Speaker ~ $4.00
Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101
***Lunch reservations needed and to be honored.
Cancellation notice is a necessity.
Men welcomed.

At our October 15th meeting, enjoy the creations prior to lunch or linger afterwards at the ‘Craftsmen & Artisan’ table. Our ‘Business Card Board’ is growing! Please view and discover the variety of businesses our members and associates have to serve you. We have so much talent in our club!

You’re Invited to the Republican Picnic

Sunday, October 4 12:30 noon-4 p.m/
Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Rd. Eureka
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore
Campaigning for Barbara Boxer’s Senate Seat
Will Be Here to Meet Humboldters
*Also Featuring State & Local Candidates*
Sign-up and Compete in the

Antique Car Show Games for the Kids Music
We supply Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Beverages
You bring hot dish, salad, or dessert
RSVP if attending and for more information
Call Joy Finley 845-2575 Colleen Hedrick 268-0101


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Humboldt Republican Women Federated welcomes Steve Baric

September 17, 2009
Elks Lodge - Eureka

“Election Law and Judicial Appointments”

Steven Baric is the Chairman of the California Republican Lawyers Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the California Republican Party. Under his leadership, the CRLA has become the leading Republican voice in California regarding judicial appointments and ensuring fair elections and is often quoted in major newspapers in California. Mr. Baric has several years of experience in Election Law and Election Day operations, training lawyers and poll watchers since 2000, and a featured speaker at seminars for both the CRP and the Republican National Lawyers Association. In 2004, he served as the chairman of Lawyers for Bush/Cheney in Orange County.

Mr. Baric is currently in civil practice in Orange County, CA, and is a seasoned trial attorney, having tried over 100 cases including 25 serious felonies. As a former Orange County Gang Prosecutor, Mr. Baric prosecuted the toughest hardcore criminal street gangs as a member of the elite T.A.R.G.E.T. gang task force. In 2005, he was honored with the prestigious “Diligent Prosecutor” award by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his aggressive prosecution of a drunk driver that killed a woman while she was walking with her walking club. Mr. Baric attended McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 1998) where he was a member of the Dean’s List Honor Roll and a member of the Moot Court Honors Board.

Buffet Lunch & Speaker ~ $14.50 ~ Beverage & Speaker ~ $4.00
Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101
***Lunch reservations needed and to be honored.
Cancellation notice is a necessity.


Note: THANK YOU to Michael Cent who filled in with a great talk about Health Care as Steve Baric couldn't make it from LA.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


On Friday, September 11th, 2009, an American flag should be displayed outside every home,
apartment, office, and store in the United States. Everyone should display an American flag on
this eighth anniversary of one of our country's worst tragedies. We do this to honor those who
lost their lives on 9/11,
their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms. BY CHRIS WENNERHOLM

Americanism Report

I hate to admit it. The liberal Democrats were right. They told me if I voted for McCain, all sorts of bad things would happen. Well, I voted for McCain anyway... and they were right....

◼ They told me if I voted for McCain, the nation's hope would deteriorate, and sure enough, there has been a 20-point drop in the Consumer Confidence Index since the election, reaching a lower point than any time during the Bush administration.
◼ They told me if I voted for McCain, the US would become more deeply embroiled in the Middle East, and sure enough tens of thousands of additional troops are scheduled to be deployed into Afghanistan.
◼ They told me if I voted for McCain, that the economy would get worse and sure enough, unemployment is approaching 10% and the President's bailouts and bogus stimulus packages have sent the stock market lower than at any time since 9-11.
◼ They told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more "crooks" in high ranking positions in federal government and sure enough, several cabinet members revealed records of bribery, immigration violations and tax fraud or tax evasion.
◼ They told me if I voted for McCain, our relations with foreign countries would be worse, and sure enough China has questioned investing in more US treasuries, France and Germany have rejected our President's suggestions that they spend more money to save the world economy, Russia has apparently forced us to abandon our defense missile programs in Poland and Czech Republic, we snubbed Great Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown when he visited Washington (and
sent him packing with a bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office), the State Department shuffled the visit of the president of Brazil to avoid a conflict with St. Patrick's Day (and spelled his name wrong in the official announcement), the President scuttled the ending free trade agreement with Colombia (an important ally next to Chavez's Venezuela), Mexico imposed tariffs on $2.4 billion of American products in retaliation for our breach of the North America Free Trade Agreement, and Iran is getting ever close to making a nuclear bomb. It's a good thing we're chumming up to Syria.
◼ They told me if I voted for McCain, that the moguls of industry would increase their salaries and bonuses at the expense of the little people. And sure enough, companies like Merrill Lynch and AIG and Fannie Mae used the bailout money to pay record bonuses to the very executives who drove those companies into the ground.
◼ They told me if I voted for McCain that innocent children would die, and sure enough, the President lifted the ban on federal funding of abortion and the ban on using federal funds for research on embryonic stem cells, so many more innocent children will die.
-They told me if I voted for McCain, the civil rights of Americans would be put in jeopardy. And sure enough, Congress passed the misnamed "Employee Free Choice Act" which will deprive workers of the secret ballot in union elections and the President wants to institute a civilian national security force (i.e. private army/secret police) to spy on Americans.
◼ They told me if I voted for McCain, American health care would deteriorate. And sure enough, the President is pushing for government takeover of health care, with a multi-trillion-dollar price tag, and faceless bureaucrats making life-anddeath medical decisions for us.

Well, I ignored the Democrats in November and voted for McCain. And they were right... all of their predictions have come true. BY CHRIS WENNERHOLM

California Legislation

AB 32 is a job killer. This is not new in Sacramento. Those we send to represent us have been killing jobs in the State since 2001. There have been at least 100 bills and thousands of regulations that stifle businesses and they are the reason so many businesses have left California.

Our state is losing 8 to 10 manufacturing jobs a year. A Fremont manufacturing company is following GM’s path and will vacate their facility. It is clear that State policy makers don’t produce a comfortable environment for business. Uncertainty, regulatory costs and taxes are simply too high in California.

If the legislators get their way, the cost of Workers Compensation will skyrocket causing more jobs to be lost and businesses to leave the State. The cost of Workman’s Comp in Nevada is capped and is, at a minimum, 30% less than our state.

New taxes are being proposed because the State Unemployment Fund is broke. It will need over $17 billion by the end of next year. In plain English, this means an automatic $17 billion tax increase to businesses. There is currently a $2 billion tax hike being proposed, including taxes on everything from gas, internet purchases and vehicle license fees. This would have devastating impact on small business retailers. Another proposal targets oil and energy companies. According to the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s office, this will eliminate up to 10,000 well-paying jobs.

And Democrats are supposed to be for the working man. Who do they think work in businesses? A real mess, wouldn’t you say? It will continue until voters wake up and smell the stench coming out of Sacramento. by Vee Sorenso

President’s Message - September 2009

Our successful hosting of Meg Whitman, candidate for governor of California, was a surprise event and put together in record time through the combined generous efforts of donors:
Harvey Harper, Green Diamond, Security National, George Peterson Insurance, and O & M Industries. Mike Harvey, devout Republican supporter and all-around great guy to work with, was hugely instrumental in the event’s success. Joy Finley and I had reason to be well pleased with the turnout of the membership on short notice. Our attendance matched the best count at a more urban location and well exceeded other points on the Whitman itinerary on their Northern California tour. A big thank you to all of those persons contributing to what was called “a big success.”

Other projects underway include the Sunday, October 4, Republican Picnic at the Moose Lodge on Campton Road. Please mark your calendars and save that day. Chuck De Vore, candidate for Barbara Boxer’s senate seat, has promised to attend and other invitations have been sent.. Our November 19 meeting will be a social event opening at 5:30 (more details to come), so please plan ahead on scheduling for this and a first showing of our new cookbooks.

Please remember your clothing contributions for the Soroptimists Battered Women’s Shelter and your coupons for the overseas military families. Helping hands are often most readily available on the ends of our own arms. BY COLLEEN HEDRICK

Education Report

Although times are discouraging in the financial and moral fiber of our great nation, take heart. Obamanation should be over in three more years. By then the half of America that brought this plague onto us will have come to their senses and vote this pathetic “empty (intellectually and morally) shirt” out of office, along with the criminals, fanatic-America-hating bigots, and terrorists he has installed without Senate or public vetting. Look to gain many seats in next year’s Congressional and Senatorial elections. In the meantime, talk common sense to everyone you encounter and stay strong.

Cleaning up the White House has come to be the Republicans’ job. This next time, the mess will be so widespread and entrenched it will make cleaning up the Clinton White House look like a one-day job for Merry Maids. When Obama leaves, we will need heavy equipment and some highly skilled people to unravel the mess of legislation imposed upon us. There will suffer casualties in the meantime if their ‘healthcare’ bill makes it through the Senate. Rationing will be the treatment of choice and anyone outside the 18-40 year-old age range will suffer and some will die prematurely. One study said if Obamacare becomes law, 40% of today’s physicians will retire rather than see their profession be demoted to a lowlevel civil servant job. Can you say rationing with a capital R?

Take heart! There are a few things we can all do to make the need for medical attention less likely… (1) get back to a healthy weight. Not fun, but very effective. Cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes would nosedive to at least 50% of current estimates, (2) get off the coach and exercise, walking being the easiest and most cost-effective, but do whatever catches your fancy! Exercise is a proven boast to emotional health as well, (3) turn off the TV and reconnect with family and friends (don’t forget our furry friends who always accept us with a big slurpy greeting), (4) read a book for fun, listen to your favorite genre of music, cook up something fun and healthy, take your camera on your next walk and snap that new masterpiece… just use your imagination and do something each day that brings you pure, unadulterated joy!

We all need to “man-up”, yes ladies, we as well, and develop a thick skin to survive this ideous plague brought to us by the media-anointed one! The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years. Surely we can endure three more years! by Sheryl Fearrie

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Humboldt Republican Women Federated to host Meg Whitman

Political heavyweight Meg Whitman visits Humboldt

Humboldt Republican Women Federated will host Meg Whitman, a Republican candidate for California governor in 2010, at Baywood Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.

Whitman is best known for her tenure at eBay. She led the online company from 1998 to 2008, taking it from a 30-employee operation to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in revenue.

She served as the national finance co-chair for the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney in 2008, then later as the national finance chair for John McCain.

Joy Finley of Humboldt Republican Women said it's a pleasure to host a woman of Whitman's caliber.

”This is her last leg of a swing through the state,” Finley said, adding that Whitman is speaking to small business owners and others to find out how to attract more jobs for people in California.

The event is free and open to the public. Call Joy Finley at 845-2575 for more information.
If you go:
What: Meg Todd Whitman speaks to Humboldt Republican Women Federated
Where: Baywood Country Club, 3600 Buttermilk Lane, Arcata
When: Aug. 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The Times-Standard
Posted: 08/23/2009 01:15:15 AM PDT

Humboldt Republican Women Federated welcomes Meg Whitman

Political heavyweight Meg Whitman visits Humboldt
Humboldt Republican Women Federated will host Meg Whitman, a Republican candidate for California governor in 2010, at Baywood Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.

Whitman is best known for her tenure at eBay. She led the online company from 1998 to 2008, taking it from a 30-employee operation to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in revenue.
She served as the national finance co-chair for the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney in 2008, then later as the national finance chair for John McCain.

Joy Finley of Humboldt Republican Women said it's a pleasure to host a woman of Whitman's caliber.

”This is her last leg of a swing through the state,” Finley said, adding that Whitman is speaking to small business owners and others to find out how to attract more jobs for people in California.

The event is free and open to the public. Call Joy Finley at 845-2575 for more information.

If you go:
What: Meg Todd Whitman speaks to Humboldt Republican Women Federated
Where: Baywood Country Club, 3600 Buttermilk Lane, Arcata
When: Aug. 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m.


HRWF President Colleen Hedrick Introduces Meg Whitman
Former eBay CEO Whitman stumps in Arcata
Thadeus Greenson/The Times-Standard
Posted: 08/26/2009 01:21:14 AM PDT

ARCATA -- Of the litany of problems facing California, Republican Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman intends to focus on just three.

”If we don't focus on jobs, government spending and education, it doesn't matter what else we do,” Whitman said, addressing a friendly crowd featuring a virtual who's who of the local Republican party at the Baywood Golf and Country Club Tuesday evening.

Hosted by the Humboldt Republican Women Federated, Whitman addressed the crowd for about 45 minutes, offering a brief personal history and her prescription for all that ails California.
Whitman received a warm reception and a closing standing ovation from the crowd, which featured a variety of elected officials from Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

Introducing Whitman, Humboldt Republican Women Federated President Colleen Hedrick presented Whitman with an honorary membership to the group.

”We don't give this away lightly,” Hedrick said. “Typically, it costs $20 ... but we're going to let you in at a bargain.

Whitman then took the podium, telling the crowd of her upbringing in Long Island, New York, where she went through the public school system to become one of only 100 women in a class of 1,200 at Princeton University. After graduating from Harvard Business School, Whitman said she found a “mentor” in former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who was her first boss at Bain & Company, a business-consulting firm.

Later becoming CEO of a fledgling company, eBay, Whitman helped the Internet auction site grow from a 30-employee endeavor to a global giant with more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in sales in 2008. Of her decade with the company, Whitman said she is most proud of a single statistic.

”Today, 1.3 million people make most, if not all, their living on eBay,” she said.

After helping first with Romney's presidential bid as a national finances co-chairwoman, and later with the McCain-Palin campaign as a national co-chairwoman, Whitman said she was inspired to pursue civil service and soon set her sights on the California Governor's Mansion.

Faced with the prospect of fixing a state beset with chronic budget deficits, a skyrocketing unemployment rate and a failing public education system, Whitman said her leadership and conviction will be her greatest assets as governor.

”It's very simple -- I refuse to let California fail,” she said.

In her business career, Whitman said she's learned that it's better to address three things at 100 percent than 15 things at 20 percent, and that's the approach she would take in California. Job growth, government spending and education are the three largest issues facing the state, Whitman said, before telling the crowd how she would address each.

To address job losses, Whitman said she would attempt to streamline the state's regulator process in a “very aggressive” way, saying, “regulation is strangling every business in California.” Further, she said she would help the state find a “more appropriate balance” between environmental regulations and keeping jobs alive.

As to government spending, Whitman harkened back to a popular Republican refrain: “Trust me when I tell you we don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem of epic proportions.”

Saying the state government's spending has increased 80 percent over the last 10 years, Whitman said she would try to cut the government work force and make government more efficient by consolidating programs and reducing the overall size of state government.

California currently ranks 48th out of 50 states in education, and Whitman said that has to stop.

”We simply cannot tolerate this because if we don't fix this, we will have a second-rate work force and second-rate state,” she said.

To fix the problem, Whitman said she would look to increase accountability by assigning each public school in California a performance-based letter grade, much the same way schools grade students. She said she would also look to increase the autonomy of local schools, believing they know what's best for their students. Finally, Whitman said that of the $70 billion currently spent on the state's public schools, roughly half goes to administrative and overhead costs.

”We need to change that mechanism so 80 percent is spent in the classroom and 20 percent is spent on administrative costs,” she said.

Finally, Whitman said she would look to increase teachers' salaries based on performance, boost pay to retain quality math and science teachers and bring vocational training back into high schools.

In a closing question and answer period, Whitman said that, as governor, she would use four levers of power to move her agenda forward. She said she would place good people in the thousands of governor-appointed positions in the state, rely on her leadership skills and focus energy and resources to effectively use the state's proposition system. The fourth lever would be to wield her veto pen freely, saying the Legislature has turned into a “bill factory,” often producing legislation that does little to address the state's major problems.

”I have half a mind to say, 'I will veto every bill that comes out of this Legislature until we get this fiscal situation under control,'” she said, drawing applause from the audience.
Thadeus Greenson can be reached at 441-0509 or at

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Aug. 20 Speaker Brian Papstein — Fairness Doctrine
Aug. 29 Meet Candidates - El Macero Country Club 4 p.m.
Sept. 10-13 NFRW Biennial Convention - Orlando, Florida
Sept. 17 Steve Baric — Insuring Fair Elections
Oct. 15 Speaker Patricia Welch — Campaigns
Oct. 16-18 Biennial Convention, Marriott - Ontario, California
Nov. 14-15 Division Fall Convention, Hilton - Concord, California
Nov. 19 Bake Sale Schedule

Humboldt Republican Women Federated welcomes Brian Papstein

August 20, 2009
Elks Lodge - Eureka

“Fairness Doctrine” aims to shut out Conservatives on Radio
Brian Papstein is owner of Eureka Broadcasting, a group of 6 radio stations. He has worked in radio for 30+ years ranging from announcer, sales, and talk showas in “Talk Shop” from 1983 to present day. He is a member of Idea Bank. Brian is a 3rd generation radio-caster and his grandfather wrote jingles including the famous Winston jingle. He was born in Eureka, CA and attended EHS, HSU and Doane College. He is married to Angie and they have two sons, Winston and
Stephen. Currently he is Chairman of the Board for St. Bernard’s Catholic School. Brian has served as President of Eureka Rotary, a member of: Eureka Babe Ruth, Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau Board Exec. Com., the Humboldt County Budget Task Force, the Humboldt County Parks & Recreation Commission, and North Coast Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board.Brian’s concern for the community is evident from his involvement. Now his very business is under attack! Please attend this informative event!

Buffet Lunch & Speaker ~ $14.50 ~ Beverage & Speaker ~ $4.00
Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101
***Lunch reservations needed and to be honored.
Cancellation notice is a necessity.


President’s Message - August 2009

We have more different directions these days than a hot air balloon caught in a Kansas cyclone. We are asking everyone to save coupons they receive and to ask family and neighbors to save them as well. Chris Wennerholm will send them to overseas bases where they will help military families stretch their budgets. The base exchanges will accept coupons that are up to three months old. It’s a freebie for us but valuable to the families. Please make it a habit to save coupons..

Please bring in toiletries and kitchen items for our second stint at lending a hand to help American Business Women Associated support their women’s shelter. Barbara Hecathorn is
chairing this community project. For the September meeting, we will be collecting clothing for a SoroptimistSponsored battered women’s shelter. There is particular interest in clothing that would be useful to women who are job-hunting. Almost any closet is housing clothing and accessories items that will give a lift to people who surely deserve our help.

Committee meetings are in progress for the production of a cookbook by our club. A form for recipes is included in this newsletter. The book will have greater community appeal if it includes recipes from your family, friends, and neighbors.

Saturday, August 29 at 4 p.m. is the time for a Meet the Candidates event in Napa at the El Macero Country Club…

Don’t Miss Our August Speaker — The Liberals want to SHUT UP RUSH, HANNITY, AND ALL CONSERVATIVES ON TALK RADIO — Let’s find out how to stop them. BY COLLEEN HEDRICK

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Humboldt Republican Women Federated welcomes William F. Barnum

on July 16, 2009
Elks Lodge, Eureka

“Solving the Riddle of Humboldt County General Plan Update”

Bill Barnum, a real estate attorney in Eureka, focuses his practice in real estate litigation and transactions, with an ever-expanding practice in land use law. A native of Eureka, he graduated in 1976 from HSU with a Business Management degree and in 1979, from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. He has been an instructor in Real Estate Law at CR, is a trained mediator of 23 years and serves as arbitrator and as Judge Pro Tem in Small Claims Court. In his 30-year legal career in Humboldt County , Mr. Barnum has tried real estate cases involving boundary disputes, easement issues, sales transactions, and eminent domain and land use entitlements. He represents private individuals and businesses. He also represents the Northern California Association of Homebuilders with many contractors as longtime clients. As a volunteer member of HELP, he has donated hundreds of hours to assisting the community in the Humboldt County General Plan Update process in the last 8 years. Bill has represented clients in matters involving the Subdivision Map Act, the Forest Practices Act, and the California Environmental Quality Act.

Buffet Lunch & Speaker ~ $14.50 ~ Beverage & Speaker ~ $4.00
Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101
***Lunch reservations needed and to be honored.
Cancellation notice is a necessity.

President’s Message - July 2009

I hear from many people that these are times that are troubling and everyday seems to add still more causes for great concern. Those circumstances readily lend themselves to frequent feelings of worry and frustration since there is no ready solution.

We call state and national politicians, send emails and letters, sign petitions, register voters, join the TEA Party marchers, and if we are surprisingly lucky, get a letter to the editor printed. Essentially, the resource we have is a show of numbers and our most valuable asset is bulldog persistence. Do not give up.

For the July meeting, bring manufacturer’s coupons for food and household items that have been clipped and trimmed. We will send them to a military base to help stretch the buying power of overseas service families. Coupons are accepted up to three months past their due dates. Please—
no store coupons.

Also for the July meeting please bring the toiletries to donate to American Business Women’s Association’s women’s shelter. One - use sizes are also welcome. Let’s extend our helping hands.

Please understand the Elks Lodge policy of a $4.00 charge that can be beverage/speaker or for speaker only. The facility has to function as a business. They do a good job of serving our organization. BY COLLEEN HEDRICK

Monday, June 1, 2009

President’s Message - June 2009

This month’s speaker, Northern Division President Liz Froelich, will be a most welcome guide and support to our club’s goals to become the ardent activists who make a difference. That is no easy course to chart by the time we meet our obligations to our families, jobs, communities and to ourselves.

We are all well acquainted with the adage that bad things happen because good men do nothing. Maybe we need to adopt a mantra that, “We will strive to be the good women who do something to change what we can.” If we don’t bird dog proposed legislation, advocate to the best of our principles, and work to elect those we believe will bring our conservative purposes to their office, who will?

It was wonderful at our last meeting to see the great show of hands when the question was asked, “How many picked up the phone, sent an email or a fax, signed a petition, sent a donation, or wrote a letter to the editor?” Hurrah for every one of you! You spoke up and stood up to be counted. And that, ladies, is the heart and soul of democracy. I am proud of you.

We hope you will be at the June meeting to hear Liz Froelich’s information on campaigns. WHEN WOMEN WORK, WE WIN! BY COLLEEN HEDRICK

Humboldt Republican Women Federated welcomes President of the California Federated Republican Women - Northern Division, Liz Froelich

on June 18, 2009
Elks Lodge, Eureka

Liz Froelich is serving as our CFRW Northern Division President this year. She makes her home in Concord, CA, with her husband Bob of 50 years. They have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Liz was formerly a high school, home and hospital teacher. She is involved with her church, the Catholic Daughters of the Americans, and the Citizens for Responsible Government PAC. Liz has extensive leadership experience from several Republican Women’s Clubs throughout the entire state. Northern Division currently covers 37 counties, 62 clubs and more than 5,200 members. She will address “working campaigns” and being activists and participating in your city, state and federal issues as “Ladies of Liberty.” Republican Women is the largest volunteer women’s group in America. The theme Liz chose for her term is “God, Country and Family.”

Buffet Lunch & Speaker ~ $14.50 ~ Beverage & Speaker ~ $4.00
Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101
***Lunch reservations needed and to be honored. Cancellation notice is a necessity.
**Special notes: Please notice the lunch price increase. Drawing for Grill and other prize packages on June 18th, so get your tickets!- 268-0101


Instead of Obama's high-priced and ineffective stimulus packages:
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force.
Pay Them $1 million apiece severance pay, with THREE stipulations:
1) They leave their jobs: Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.
2) They buy NEW American cars: Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.
3) They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage: - Housing Crisis fixed.
ALL national financial problems fixed, without adding a bunch of new government workers
(excuse the oxymoron) !

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Video: Humboldt Co Republican Women Meeting

Guest Speaker Mr. Rob Arkley.
Humboldt County Ca. Republican Women Federated monthly meeting May 21st 2009
Video by ◼

Friday, May 1, 2009

President’s Message - May 2009

It’s Time to Bake!
“Let them eat cake—or cookies, or pie, or special breads, or muffins, or a treat of your choice,” that’s our big message for all the membership. We have scheduled a Bake Sale for Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ace Hardware Store in McKinleyville. The location is at the corner of Central Avenue and Pickett Road. Member support is needed for baked items and volunteers to work at the sale. Call Margaret Stafford at 822-3255, Cindy Lewis at 442-1187, or Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101. Baked goods and volunteers to staff the sale may be carpooled if that is most convenient.

Beyond the big layer cakes, full size pies, and cookies by the dozen, it is suggested that convenient packaging is a good selling point for bake sales. Small households are likely to view six or fewer items as better suited to their use. Using foil pans, heavy duty paper plates, or bargain plates from a dollar store is good bake-sale merchandising. Dressing up packaging with colorful bows, or yarn, or charms is a sales tool and some people could be drawn to the product that includes a recipe. BY COLLEEN HEDRICK

Humboldt Republican Women Federated welcomes Rob Arkley

on May 21, 2009
Elks Lodge, Eureka

Robin P. Arkley II is the founder and owner of SN Servicing Corporation, a diversified real estate and loan servicing company. He has a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California, a Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law, and a Llm from Georgetown University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a
retired member of the California Bar Association. Rob has been married to his wife, Cherie, for 26 years and they have two beautiful and talented daughters.

Buffet Lunch $12.50 - Beverage Only $4.00
Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101
Reservations are to be honored. Cancellation notice is a necessity.

Bring Your Old Cell Phones To Lunch
Round up your old cell phones and phone accessories. Ask family, friends, and your neighbors for their rejects. Bringing your collection to the Thursday, May 21 meeting will make it possible for HRWF to send these items to be swapped for telephone calling cards for military personnel. This would enable our service men and women to make those calls home that are so important to them and their families. Out of your discards comes happy talk.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Tea in Trinidad

Thursday April 16th 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
It is TEA Time…. Hat Time... Time for our Annual Membership Tea sponsored by your Board of Directors. This year our tea will be hosted by Esther Holmes in her lovely home in Trinidad. Let’s make the most of this annual event, bring a guest, a potential new member to enjoy tea, coffee and goodies while visiting with old friends and making new friends. The IRISH SHOP will be presenting their wonderful new fashions modeled by several of our members. Be sure to wear your favorite hat; pretty, fun or outrageous. This is always a fun event, if you have not attended before, make plans to be there.
Address: 637 Driver Road, Trinidad, CA
Take 101 N - Exit 726A to Westhaven Drive, (.1mi) right at Scenic Drive (92 ft) right at Driver Rd (.1)
637 Driver is on the left.
Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101
Reservations are to be honored. Cancellation notice is a requirement.

President’s Message - April 2009

There are at least promises of spring, although that cold wind has a tricky way of taking charge. That said, it makes it a pleasure to think about a couple of tea parties scheduled for our Humboldt Republican Women Federated members, their guests, and interested community members.

On Wednesday, April 15, multiple organizations are focused on a Tea Party gathering of citizens who think they pay enough taxes now and are far from pleased with the direction they see the country headed. Join them at 12 noon and stand up to be counted at a Taxed Enough Already gathering at The Court House, 5th & I, Eureka.

Thursday, April 16, from 1 to 3 pm is the time for our Membership Tea at Esther Holmes’ home at 637 Driver Road in Trinidad. It is a great opportunity to visit and enjoy a fashion show by the Irish and the Cotton Shops. There’s a rumor that you will be knee-deep in cookies and fun.

Bring Your Old Cell Phones
Please bring your old cell phones to the Membership Tea Thursday, April 16. Collecting our old cell phones and checking with family, friends, and neighbors for any of their discarded cell phones will enable us to send them in to be traded for phone cards for our service personnel. This could enable many in military service to make the calls home that are valuable support for them and their families. Cell phone accessories are also useful for trading BY COLLEEN HEDRICK

May 4 & 5 Advocacy Workshop

Each spring the California Federated Republican Women (CFRW) members and guest students meet together in Sacramento at the annual Advocacy Workshop to hear Republican leaders speak. This affords an excellent opportunity to introduce young people to the legislative process.

Early registration is set for May 3 5 to 8 p.m. Registration reopens at 7:30 a.m. May 4. Invited speakers include Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.

Members and students will have the opportunity to tour the Capitol and meet their local representatives.

Hotel reservations may be made through the website which links to the Hyatt Regency, Contact may also be made with The Hyatt Regency at 916-443-1234 by April 15, the hotel cut-off date.


Here are some quotes from Journalist Judy King:

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

One hundred Senators, 435 Congressmen, one President and nine Supreme Court justices....545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human begin would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they (Congress) want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.
If they do not receive Social Security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Eureka Republican Women Federated Welcomes Randy Gans

March 19th ~ Elks Lodge, Eureka
Buffet Lunch-$12.50 Beverage Only-$4.00

'THE MARINA CENTER ~ IT’S TIME TO BUILD' will be Randy Gans' topic when he brings information to ERWF on ground-breaking for the Marina Center. Gans, Vice President of Development for Security National Properties, which headquarters in Eureka, represents Security National
in acquiring and selling investment-grade commercial real estate and in the construction of commercial development properties. A privately held company, Security National currently owns more than $550 million in commercial properties. Formerly an operations and acquisitions representative for The Carrington Company, a local commercial real estate company, Gans joined Security National Properties in 2002. He has been involved in the development of the Marina Center since its inception. The 500-plus page document of the project's environmental impact report, CEQA, is now in public circulation. Government agency and public comments have already been received regarding its many aspects. It hoped the final draft stage for public approval will be reached by early summer.

Members, their guests, and interested persons are welcome to gather at the Elks Lodge from 11:30 a.m. Buffet will be served by noon. Lunch is $12.50 including coffee or tea, tax and tip.
Beverage only- $4.00. Soft drinks may be purchased. *Please bring cans or plastic containers for the “Food for People” donation!
Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101
Reservations are to be honored. Cancellation notice is a necessity

President’s Message - March, 2009

The miserable barrage of news out of Washington leads many of us to wonder, “What will the bottom- line cost be for the votes that put President Obama in office?” Not justin personal savings and security and the wild spending in Washington, but in citizens’ ongoing views on personal responsibility.

At our last ERWF meeting, one of the leaders of a local veterans’ support organization said, “Most of the vets I help are liberals. Conservatives are a rarity.“ I have to speculate that difference is strongly tied to the veterans’ views on personal responsibility.

Recently Obama spoke about economic “plans” while avoiding specifics. Then a nice-looking black
lady was shown, who said, "It's time someone helps people who work 8-, 10-, 12- hour days." Like many of our membership, I consistently worked more than a 40-hour week. I sometimes held three part-time jobs plus home and family responsibilities. I just always thought that was me
helping me.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Humboldt State Tonight with Rob Arkley

The most powerful man in Humboldt county comes on the show. He and his wife Cheri have donated a lot to the county and the university, including the seats in new Lumberjack Arena.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Finley named republican of the year

Finley named republican of the year - The Times-Standard

The Republican Party of Humboldt County will hold its annual Republican of the Year Dinner Tuesday, where Joy Finley will receive the prestigious honor.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The annual event is held to honor those who show exemplary service and contributions to the Republican Party.

The 2009 honoree, Finley, is a Ferndale High School alumna and has long been involved in republican politics in Humboldt County, most recently serving as president of the Eureka Republican Women.

Finely has been a long-time member of the Republican Central Committee and has served in various capacities on the executive board, including as chairwoman.

”Joy Finley is a dedicated volunteer and public servant; she is most deserving of this honor,” said Humboldt GOP Chairwoman Patricia Welch in a press release. “She loves the Republican Party, and continues to work tirelessly on behalf of the party and its candidates.”

The evening will also posthumously honor former 2nd District Supervisor Roger Rodoni, former Fortuna Mayor John Campbell and long-time republican supporter Rogan Coombs, all of whom will be entered into the Humboldt County Republican Party Hall of Fame.

Ron Nehring, chairman of the California Republican Party, will be the evening's guest speaker, and will give an update on state and national politics.

For reservations to the dinner or more information, call Patricia at 227-6562.
If You Go:
What: Republican of the Year dinner
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Fortuna River Lodge, 1800 Riverwalk Drive
Cost: $50 per person

Sunday, February 1, 2009

President’s Message - February 2009

Valentine’s Day is most likely to come to mind when we start the month of February. Putting our hearts, heads, and energies into working for what is best for our families, our community and our country calls on us to be the best we can be. Pulled as we are in many directions, it can be all too easy for legislation we deplore to slide right by. ERWF can alert us to many of these measures. Then it’s up to us to take the next step and stand up to be counted—call, email, fax, or write elected officials and let your convictions be known. It could help to make a difference
and, even if it does not, there’s a lot to be said for knowing we were not part of that dismal silent majority.

In January your generous support of the Food for People program with donations of canned and plastic containers of much needed foods was a great boost. We are repeating contributions this month - please put your hearts into the effort.

Happy Valentines Day! Bring a Serviceman to lunch February 19. BY COLLEEN HEDRICK

Eureka Republican Women Federated Welcomes Rob Wolford

February 19th ~ Elks Lodge, Eureka
Buffet Lunch-$12.50 Beverage Only-$4.00

Rob Wolford is a Founding Managing Director of Hollencrest Capital Management, a Southern California investment firm with approximately $1 billion in assets. He specializes in working with owners and operators of privately held businesses. Rob completed his undergraduate studies at U.C. Berkeley and earned his MBA at UCLA. Rob currently serves as the National Chairman of the Board of Operation Homefront, a national charity with over 4,000 volunteers that provides financial assistance to military families in need around the country. Rob has negotiated fundraising and marketing alliances with the National Hockey League, major league baseball and the PGA Golf Tour, to name a few. He is a sought after national speaker who has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, Sportscenter on ESPN, and every major TV network. To date, Operation Homefront has raised and distributed over $35 million to military families in need. In his spare time, Rob likes to spend time with his wife and 3 young daughters.
Office: (949) 823-7721 Cell: (949) 355-6118

Members, their guests, and interested persons are welcome to gather at the Elks Lodge from 11:30 a.m. Buffet will be served by noon. Lunch is $12.50 including coffee or tea, tax and tip. Beverage only- $4.00. Soft drinks may be purchased. *Please bring cans or plastic containers for the “Food for People” donation!

Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101
Reservations are to be honored.
Cancellation notice is a necessity.


On Tuesday January 27, I had the pleasure of picking up Mr. Deroy Murdock at the Arcata Airport and deliver him to his B & B and then take him up to the HSU campus for his speaking engagement that evening in the Kate Buchanan Room. Mr. Murdock is a distinguished speaker, he writeS for ScrippsHoward, appears on television and is a Senior Fellow at the Atlas Research Foundation.

At HSU he spoke about Discrimination. The crowd was small, but he gave an impressive speech. ERWF member Rita O'Connell and her husband attended as did my husband, Tom. We had the pleasure of taking him to the airport for his return trip to New York City. Jerilyn Gashi, the HSU President of the College Conservatives, deserves much credit for the great job she and other club members did to make the event happen.

On February 18, 2009, Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist, will speak at HSU Van Duzer Theatre at 7:00 pm. Please invite your family and friends to this special program. It is free. The HSU College Conservatives need your support. BY MARGARET STAFFORD

News from NFRW

"The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) sent its congratulations to new Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. The ERWF's congratulatory message cited his experience, character, and core principles as more than qualifying him to serve as our new chairman, and commented that he has the leadership ability to help rebuild the Republican Party. Republican women look forward to supporting him as chairman and helping him fulfill his goals."

Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women's political organizations in the country. Local clubs recruit and elect Republican candidates, advocates the Party's philosophy and initiatives, and empower women in the political process.


Our ERWF Membership Committee is joining with CRWF – Northern Division in emphasizing 100% renewal before March 31st. Kathy Rodriguez will share her ideas on this year’s membership drive at our February meeting. Kathy Rodriguez and Terry Roberts have several innovative ideas to recognize members, encourage participation and with your help, growth of our club. If you too have ideas, please share them with us.

Remember that as a member of ERWF, you are part of NFRW/CFRW, the largest women’s political volunteer organization in the nation. There are valuable tools that go with membership, the Republican Woman magazine, Canvassing the Capital, Action Alerts, Leadership Training, voter education, lobbying for effective policies and so on.

We are off to a good start in 2009 with 133 members and 11 associate members. Welcome to our newest members, Loretta Bourne and Barbara Toso.

If you have not yet renewed for this year, please complete the enclosed form and send in your dues.

Win a prize - participate in our membership drive contest by asking a friend or relative to join.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Eureka Republican Women Federated Welcome s William G. Bertain

January 22nd ~ Elks Lodge, Eureka
Buffet Lunch-$12.50 Beverage Only-$4.00

William G. Bertain is a Eureka attorney. His topic will be Port and Rail Development for Humboldt County. He brings extensive background and expertise to his subject dating back to 1977 due to his involvement as a representative for the Humboldt Bar Pilots and for the North Coast Export Company. The latter was a cooperative of more than 10 local sawmills exporting wood chips to Japan. Bertain worked in relation to the redesign of the Humboldt Bay Wastewater Authority Sewage Treatment Plan. Memberss, their guests, and interested persons will be welcome to gather at the Elks Lodge beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. The cost is $12.50 for lunch including tax and tip. Coffee or tea will be included. Those wanting soft drinks will be able to purchase their choice. Beverage only is $4

Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101
Reservations are to be honored.
Cancellation notice is a necessity

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New time and place for Eureka Republican Women's meeting

Eureka Republican Women will meet Jan. 22 at the Elks Club at 445 Herrick Ave. in Eureka to hear William Bertain talk about port and rail development in Humboldt County. - Times-Standard

According to a press release, Bertain brings extensive background and expertise to the subject dating back to 1977 and his involvement as a representative for the Humboldt Bar Pilots and for the North Coast Export Company. The latter was a cooperative of more than 10 local sawmills exporting wood chips to Japan.

Members, their guests and interested persons will be welcome to gather at the Elks Lodge beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. The cost is $12.50 for lunch including tax and tip. Beverage only costs $4.

Those attending are encouraged to bring one or more food items to donate to the Food-for-People Program. Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year!
I trust all of you had a joyous holiday season. The Humboldt County Republican Party is starting fast and furious. As Chairman, I have laid out the following four building blocks for 2009:

◼ Voter Registration, voter registration, voter registration: Voter registration amongst both political parties has been declining. We must reach out to those voters who may have switched party affiliations or who have yet to register and effectively communicate our message of less government and no new taxes.

◼ Fundraising within Humboldt County: a strategy that is aggressive at providing the necessary donations to our party to sustain our programs and goal of achieving a majority.

◼ Committee organization: this includes the establishment of bylaws and other regulations that will govern the central committee and its effectiveness within Humboldt County.

◼ Candidate Recruitment: We have several events on the horizon; the most important is our
Republican of the Year Dinner which will be held on Tuesday, February 17. This year, Joy Finley will be our honoree. Joy has worked tirelessly for Republicans for many years, serving most recently as president of Eureka Republican Women, and also Chairman of the Humboldt County Republican Party. Please plan to join us as we celebrate Joy’s enthusiastic volunteerism! This event will be held at the Fortuna River Lodge and the catering will be provided by Avalon; lease watch your mailbox and your inbox for more information.

We are also working on a special event in April- Peter Foy; Chairman of Americans for Prosperity will be our guest. Americans for Prosperity is the premier tax fighting organization in the state. Mr. Foy has been traveling the state holding press conferences with a giant ATM—
“already taxed to the max.” Learn more at by Patricia Welch, Chairman

President’s Message - January 2009

Typically we think of election years as most significant periods for Eureka Republican Women Federated as we work in support of Republican campaigns. Starting this month with the installation of President Obama who presented his candidacy as the very essence of change we are looking at a real need for change in our thinking. Contrasts between his administration’s purposes and our convictions indicates that this needs to be a hard working year for us. There is need to be vigilant in watching legislation and to react as best serves our conservative principles. There’s a bill introduced to recycle The Fairness Doctrine (which is anything but fair) and Obama comes to office with a huge commitment to Planned Parenthood. Watch for pandering to ACORN, a supposed community action organization that functions on the taxpayers’ dime mostly as a radical extension of the Democrat party. We will need to write, fax, telephone, and be as visible as possible if we are to best represent and defend our core beliefs.

More immediately we have a change in time and place for our January meeting. Meeting date is Thurs. January 22 at the Elk Lodge at noon . Members, guests and the public are encouraged to bring cans or plastic containers of food to contribute to Food for People. BY COLLEEN HEDRICK


CFRW Northern Division will be holding a Leadership Workshop on Saturday, February 17th in Fairfield.

The cost is $50 per person which includes a Leadership Guide and lunch. Accommodations are at the Courtyard by Marriott for $119. I encourage everyone to attend this informative workshop.
by Patricia Welch, Chairman, Regional Director, CFRW Northern Division


Happy New Year – 2009 is going to be a good year. I am so pleased to have Terry Roberts and Kathy Rodriguez as co-chairs of Membership. Kathy has several new ideas for ERWF and has agreed to head up this year’s membership drive. We hope to increase membership this year so we will be looking to everyone for support to grow and keep our views alive in this community. If you have ideas for improvement, please share them.

Statements for 2009 dues are in the mail and you should receive them in the next day or so. Your early response is appreciated. If you wish to pay dues at the Luncheon, Kathy, Terry or I will be set up to take them. For those who have already paid your dues, thank you. BY BARBARA HECATHORN


January 17 Northern Division Leadership Seminar Courtyard by Marriot in Fairfield

January 22 ERWF Luncheon, Elks Lodge, Eureka

Feb. 6-8 CFRW Winter Conference, San Luis Obispo
Reservations are still being accepted: Courtyard Marriott at 805-786-4200 Conference package is $150, due by January 23rd. Please call Colleen Hedrick 268-0101 or email at if you want additional information.

Feb. 17 CFRW Northern Leadership Workshop, Fairfield

Feb. 17 Humboldt County Republican of the Year Dinner, honoring Joy Finley - River Lodge, Fortuna

Mar. 13-14 Northern Division Spring Conference, Redding

May 3-5 CFRW 34th Advocacy Workshop and Spring 2009 Board Meeting Hyatt Regency at Capitol Park, Sacramento

Joy Finley will be honored as the Humboldt County Republican of the Year

February 17, 2009
River Lodge, Fortuna
6:00pm Cocktails - 8:00pm Dinner
For more information, Call Patricia Welch at 227-6562.