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