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H UMBOLDT R EPUBLICAN W OMEN F EDERATED ,
Serving the Republican Women of Humboldt County
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Colleen Hedrick, President · Joy Finley, Newsletter Editor
You’re Invited to the
Sunday, October 4 12:30 noon-4 p.m/ Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Rd. Eureka Assemblyman Chuck DeVore Campaigning for Barbara Boxer’s Senate Seat Will Be Here to Meet Humboldters *Also Featuring State & Local Candidates* Sign-up and Compete in the
Turn your every day dining to ‘dazzling delights’ with new recipes in the:
“TANTALIZING CUISINE” COOKBOOK
The cookbook is artfully designed, and comes in a padded three-ringed binder. It includes helpful hints in each section, an index, not only of recipes, but also of the cookbook contributors, and even more surprises! This is truly a book that you can enjoy giving or receiving for many reasons. By purchasing a cookbook you will help our club meet its goals of a scholarship fund, giving books to schools and other exciting projects! They would be great gifts for Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Bridal Showers, Weddings, House-Warming, and Christmas or for any reason at all to friends, family and even yourself! This keepsake book is a great value for a donation of $15.00 and pre-paid orders cover printing costs. Print your name, address, phone and number of books with checks payable to HRWF and mail to: Kathy Rodriguez 1580 Camino Way McKinleyville, CA 95519 We also have table for orders at the October 4th Republican Picnic at Moose Lodge and our October 15th meeting at the Elks Lodge! Contact Kathy at 839-8105 for additional questions. Thank you again to all contributors, the volunteers who will help with the ‘proof-copy’, for orders from friends and family, promoting the book and other requests to come! Ask how you can help, we need you all! The National Federation of Republican Women is the largest volunteer organization in the county ! When Women Work We Win!
GREAT ALL AMERICAN CHILI COOK OFF
Antique Car Show Games for the Kids Music
We supply Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Beverages You bring hot dish, salad, or dessert RSVP if attending and for more information
Call Joy Finley 845-2575 Colleen Hedrick 268-0101
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Humboldt Republican Women Federated welcomes . . .
October 15, 2009 Elks Lodge – Eureka “Government Health Care Won’t Work”! Michael Cent is a graduate of Purdue University and has been practicing pharmacy for twenty-four years. He has been the manager at Costco Pharmacy in Eureka for the last eight years. A staunch conservative, Mike will offer his perspective on why government health care won’t work in the US, and will provide inside information of the world of medicine that you won’t hear from politicians and the media. Bring a pen and paper to take notes. Are you having debates with your friends, family and neighbors about the health care plans and issues? Please invite everyone to hear his clear interpretation and get these critical questions answered! See you there!
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.
At our October 15th meeting, enjoy the creations prior to lunch or linger afterwards at the ‘Craftsmen & Artisan’ table. Our ‘Business Card Board’ is growing! Please view and discover the variety of businesses our members and associates have to serve you. We have so much talent in our club!
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Humboldt Republican Women Federated (HRWF) gave an American flag to the residents of Timber Ridge Assisted Living in Eureka. The flag was placed in the hands of Ms Barbara Hill, retired teacher, who taught at Hydesville Elementary School and Eureka Senior High School.. Joy Finley, on thr right, is a former third grade student of Ms Hill’s. Finley, is Second Vice President of HRWF. The President of HRWF Colleen Hedrick, on the left, also visited with several residents of Timber Ridge during a coffee time party.
B ARBARA H ECATHORN
Thanks to HRWF proactive members that introduced conservative ladies to our group, this has been a very productive year for the membership of the HRWF. Please welcome Mary Wilson of Crescent City a new member introduced by our 1st VP Debbie Walker. Our total for new members is now 41 taking our membership to 245. October starts a new membership year and with the new year, dues will be increased to $25.00 then after March 1, 2010, increased to $30.00. Terry Roberts will be taking over as membership chair, please mail payments to her address at: 4425 Chaffin Rd., McKinleyville, CA 95519. Thank you for all your support.
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POSITION President 1st Vice 2nd Vice NAME
PHONE 268-0101 441-1126 845-2575 EMAIL
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org T REASURER ’ S email@example.com terryroberts@ R EPORT Secretary Terry Roberts 599-3255 coldwellbanker.com BY C INDY L EWIS Treasurer Cindy Lewis 442-1187 firstname.lastname@example.org Balance 8/1/09 $2870.41 Parliamentarian Lynda Pozel 443-1283 email@example.com Income +1592.00 Advertising Joy Finley 845-2575 firstname.lastname@example.org Americanism Chris Wennerholm 725-2020 email@example.com Expenses -3222.42 Auditor JoAnn Stanhope 822-4776 firstname.lastname@example.org Balance 8/31/09 =$1239.99 Business Cathy Pierson 443-1665 email@example.com Chaplain Vee Sorenson 822-2359 firstname.lastname@example.org Commentary Colleen Hedrick 268-0101 email@example.com Corr. Secretary Donna Bellairs 442-6648 firstname.lastname@example.org County Politics Joy Finley 845-2575 email@example.com Education Sheryl Fearrien 725-6200 firstname.lastname@example.org Hospitality Haline Sundet 442-2623 email@example.com Host Jim Pell 496-7415 firstname.lastname@example.org Hostess Cathy Pierson 443-1665 email@example.com HSU Club Margaret Stafford 822-3255 Tomfirstname.lastname@example.org Membership Barbara Hecathorn 442-7124 email@example.com Publicity Colleen Hedrick 268-0101 firstname.lastname@example.org State Legislation Vee Sorensen 822-2359 email@example.com Ways & Means Joy Finley 845-2575 firstname.lastname@example.org W AYS & M EANS Name Tags Delores Theuerkauf 822-5090 email@example.com News Editor Joy Finley 845-2575 firstname.lastname@example.org Again, thanks to all of you donated to our opportunity drawing last Program Debbie Walker 441-1126 email@example.com month. The Barack Obama book Telephone Kathy Rodriquez 839-8105 firstname.lastname@example.org donated by president Colleen was won by Felicia Miranda. Voter Registration Sue Finch 725-5896 email@example.com Janice Hill won the gardening book, Voter Registration Sonja Hauxwell 668-5260 also donated by Colleen. Terry OTHER CONTACTS: Roberts won Anti-health care T-shirt donated by Paula Cunningham. Bulletin Design Scrapper’s Edge 445-9686 firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Stump won the beautiful plant donated by Kay Peake. Ruth Schnell Website Master Bill Odonnell 442-4117 ERWF@odonnell.ws won the two free lunches and Linda Hall won the Kadilac Kindling WEBSITES: donated by Eileen and Gordie Amos. Humboldt Republican Women Federated www.eurekarepublicanwomen.com Your generosity is greatly National Federation of Republican Women www.nfrw.org appreciated. California Federation of Republican Women www.cfrw.org This month we have a $35.00 gift CFRW- Northern Division www.cfrw.org/divisions/northern.php card from Renner Petroleum and two books of Italian cooking. The Redwood Alert is designed by Sondra Kirtley of Scrapper’s Edge. To assist Sondra, please submit newsletter contributions as Word Remember, when women work, we documents, typed with Times Roman 10-point font and single-spaced. win! Send as attachments to: email@example.com
Colleen Hedrick Debbie Walker Joy Finley
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California Legislation by Vee Sorenson
Voter attitudes show that they are mad, angry and are “not going to take this anymore.” Well over a majority, 78 % of respondents, call the State’s budget situation a “big problem.” You would think a 30 % approval rating for the Governor and a 21 % approval of the legislators would send a clear and profound message. It makes it hard for those elected to care when they arrive in Sacramento from safe districts where lines are drawn to reassure their seats. Political strategist, Adam Mendelsohn, Schwarzenegger’s consultant, brought up an initiative proposal that would create a part-time legislature and cut their pay by at least half. He predicted the new initiative could be a hit with voters...especially because of pay cuts. The downside was that only 23 % polled expressed support for a part time legislature, but the poll spiked upward when cutting pay was added. One journalist reported he gets e-mails from people who want to blow up Sacramento, hang the legislators, kick them out of office. The initiative process has helped, yet brought damaging and excessive spending. It Sacramento did a proper job, honestly represented residents instead of feathering their own bank accounts and retirement benefits, the initiative process would not have become so popular. Now it has become an entire industry in this state. The question I have is, will there be a change over the next election? Sometimes the electorate seems to “get it” and votes logically. Other times they seem fickle and easily manipulated by untrue propaganda, via advertisements. All we can do is hope and pray that the eyes of a majority of Californians will see the true picture, vote to right the wrongs that have overtaken our state and that honest elections take place without voter fraud.
C HAPLAIN ’ S C ORNER
V EE S ORENSON
It is disturbing today to see some Americans determined to forget our holy roots and the Godly foundations this nation was built upon. Did you see in the news where an atheist was suing the organizers of the presidential inauguration ceremony because a reference to God was included? How can we be surprised when so many movements work tirelessly to take God and everything holy, Christian and sacred out of our schools, workplace and government? I would think that any person with a mentality above a first grade level would see what is happening. Just look at the turmoil and shootings in our schools, the corruptness in our courts, businesses and government. Since this campaign to remove the bible, prayer, the ten commandments from our daily lives we have witnessed chaos and a country on the decline spiritually, morally and economically. Let us pray for our nation that we will get back to a place where we learn to separate right from wrong, good from evil. God help our nation.
Rep. Mike Thompson 269-9595
Senator Barbara Boxer 1-202-224-3553 1-415-403-0100
Senator Diane Feinstein 1-202-224-3841 1-415-393-0710
Email boxes for senator’s offices are often a lost cause because they are full. This sometimes also happens with voice mail but persistence pays.
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Dear Editor: “Free healthcare” is not free! Russia’s socialized healthcare system nearly killed my other and it’s a history lesson that’s not worth repeating. I am the “Jane Doe” Larry Kerr described in his letter last week. I was born and raised in Russia and became a U.S. citizen in 2004. The utopian idea of “free healthcare and equality for all” has been failing Russia since the 1917 revolution. That new government nationalized our healthcare industry (along with everything else). They paved the road to healthcare hell, with the best intentions. They destroyed what was known to be an excellent healthcare system and created two distinct classes, the political elite and the masses. The quality and availability of healthcare for the masses became so bad that it created a healthcare black market complete with bribery and political “favors”. When my mother was 59, she became very ill and started vomiting blood. She called the local physician and was seen a few hours later. He made a record of her symptoms but did not provide a diagnosis or treatment (no bribe, no care). She was fading fast; we called an ambulance, but they refused to take her to the hospital (no bribe, no ride). My mother had been working in the Oncology Institute as a nurse-technician for 30 years. She spent her career treating cancer patients (and getting exposed to harmful radiation) for the equivalent of $100 per month. She knew how the system worked and didn’t have enough money to bride her way into an emergency room. Her pulse was dropping fast and she was losing conscious. She made a desperate call to Vladimir Nikolayevich… an influential man (with a good heart) and the right political connections. Mr. Nikolayevich kindly drove her to the hospital and got her admitted into intensive care where she (thankfully) recovered two weeks later. Thousands of Russians die unnecessarily each year in their homes and in the hospital’s hallways, but who’s to blame? Underpaid doctors who are overwhelmed by mandated quotas? Ambulance workers with a state imposed rationing system and no incentives (other than bribes)? No, it is the socialized healthcare system that promised “free medical care for all” but only delivered it to a selective few and left the rest of the nation no choice but to die in silence. Learn what not to do from Russia and please, please, please… don’t let the bureaucrats in Washington socialize our healthcare system. No matter what they call it this week, we don’t want our medical decisions to be made by government workers with government budgets. The government has failed miserably with Social Security, Medicare, and the Post Office. It’s been said that the government is not the solution to our problem. That government is the problem. Olga Kovgan Trinidad, CA
Cindy Lewis, HRWF treasurer, went to Washington D.C. for the 9/12 Demonstration and reported it was a “wonderful experience to be part of the million plus persons who demonstrated at the event.” She had the good company of her daughter and granddaughters. Cindy is pictured with Athena (on the left) and Daphne Fortain at the event. Athena (age 8) and Daphne (age 6) also enjoyed extensive sightseeing with their mother and grandmother. It was their second visit to our nation’s capital.
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Oct. 4 Oct. 15 Oct. 16-18 Nov. 14-15 Nov. 19 Republican Picnic at Moose Lodge, Eureka HRWF General Meeting: Michael Cent - Medical Care Biennial Convention, Marriott - Ontario, California Division Fall Convention, Hilton - Concord, California A Festive General Meeting - Arrival of our HRWF Cookbooks, Launching 2010 Membership Drive and our big Holiday Bake Sale Incoming - Outgoing lunch meeting (details to come) HRWF General Meeting: Patricia Welch - Campaigns
December January 21
Political Double-Speak And Do You Want Pepto Bismol With That?
by Colleen Hedrick
acceptable. I am sure it will be less likely to offend those who hear it said before they decide to blow up something and a bunch of somebodies or show a strong lack of regard to keeping some poor soul’s head attached to its body. Oh yes, that new designation is “Man Caused Disasters.” There now, I bet that makes your neck feel significantly safer. Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan. It is a federal government program, not a private entity and the government will be in control.
The current administration has been especially ingenious (translate that to downright tricky) about coming up with new names for government agencies, czar posts, and cabinet nomenclatures. Speaking of cabinet members, has Hillary Clinton been stuffed into the same closet that housed the bust of Winston Churchill before that got shipped back to England. During the Bush administration Condolezza Rice was continually in the news but when was the last time Hillary was even in the classified ads? Who else has ever been named to that office and then hardly heard of again?
But let’s get back to the name thing. We no longer have a War on Terror but I doubt that most of us can remember what is now
Senator Bausch is playing flagrant footsie with the ploy of using coop as the Democrat’s latest effort to grease the skids for everyone to end up under the giant government thumb of government controlled health care. This is not the down home association of persons uniting for a common purpose and controlled by those who are members. The Baucus Co-op program has federal government start-up funds. The Baucus plan is actually COOP and that’s an acronym for a
The strong voices of a majority of America’s citizens have been heard no matter the names those people have been called and no matter how flagrantly they have been discounted. Congress voted decisively not to accept the same medical care they would vote for the American public. In other words they sure aren’t going to stand in waiting lines with us.
Seems reasonable to me that if it isn’t good enough for them it positively isn’t good enough for us.
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C ALLING A LL C RAFTSMEN & ARTISANS
All craftsmen and artisans in our club are invited to bring their wares to the October meeting to display and/or sell. As a kickoff for that event, you are asked to bring one item to display at this month's meeting. Members are encouraged to remain after the meeting to check out what others in the group are doing. If you would like to participate in the October event, call Cathy at 443-1665 or 499-0484.
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