Saturday, February 13, 2010

Finley named republican of the year

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

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