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.