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.