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