President: Annette DeModena 443-2788 aslansplace @ ■ Membership: Terry Roberts 599-3255 ■ Editor: Rose

■ Volume 39 Issue 1 ■ January 2013

Author Peter Hannaford

Humboldt Republican Women Welcome

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Many of you know our speaker, Peter Hannaford, as chairman of the Humboldt County Republican Central Committee for the last two years, but his career of more than forty years includes many more things. He was closely associated with President Ronald Reagan for nearly a dozen years, beginning in the Governor’s O ce in Sacramento. For several of those years, he was Mr. Reagan’s chief writer. Six years ago, after 22 years in Washington, D.C., Peter and his wife Irene decided to return to California and settled in Eureka because of long ties to Humboldt County. Here he has served on the County Grand Jury, the City of Eureka’s Finance Advisory Committee and as editorial pages editor of the late Eureka Reporter newspaper. His columns on current events are published frequently in The American Spectator’s daily online edition. Over the years, he has had eleven books published, the latest of which is “Presidential Retreats,” and he is going to tell us about them, over lunch at Baywood.... RSVP by phone: Laura 839-5538 Email RSVP by email: Margaret Sta ord This month we’re at Baywood Golf & Country Club in Arcata 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Socializing: Mtg 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Your choice: Lunch $16.50 Caesar Salad or Tri-Colored Cheese Pasta with Chicken... Beverage (no lunch) $3.00 (Tax & tip included)

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President’s Message
The Right Stu
Dear Friends of Republican Women, Federated, It is my hope that all of you had a blessed and happy Christmas and New Year and, with smiles on your faces, are picking up the remnants of 2012 and readying yourselves for our new beginning. As with any of the disappointments in our lives, life goes on; and how we handle those times of frustration and disillusionment determines if we are made of the right stu . Last November, Debbie, Rose and I attended a California Federated Republican Women conference in Rancho Cordova, near Sacramento. Having been installed as your newly elected president the day before, my head was spinning with ideas to share with you as we walk together into our new year as Republican women. I was equally thrilled to learn that the state sta had been discussing the same ideas as well. The entire conversation obviously centered on rebuilding at each level of our organization for the central purpose of breaking down the false concepts and judgments that had been placed on Republicans and Republican women in particular. Do you realize that it was the Republican Party that set the slaves free? Or that Republicans were responsible for starting the Su ragette movement? Don’t forget that it was Teddy Roosevelt who started the United States Forestry Service where 194 million acres were placed in reserve. In addition, he was also responsible for anti-trust regulation which opposed the practices of big business as it related to the people of America he had sworn to protect. He had the right stu , and so do we. It’s time to rebuild. What will we propose to achieve this year and the year to come in our community? What will it look like? Let’s talk. With all of us working together toward common goals, the work will always be lighter. Looking forward to seeing you at the Baywood Golf and Country Club on Jan 17th at 11:30 A.M. The luncheon cost is $16.50 for Caesar Salad or Tri-colored Cheese Pasta with Chicken. Beverages only: $3.00. This is our White Elephant fundraiser, so clean out those drawers and closets for those treasures which need sharing. As I think of the potential of this group of amazing women, I’m excited about our future as a group and the impact we can make in our community. You are the Right Stu . Warmest regards,

■ Wednesday, Jan. 9th

HGOP Central Committee Meeting (postponed from Jan. 3rd) ■ Thursday, Jan. 17th

We meet third Thursdays 11:30-1:00 This one is at Baywood Golf & County Club Be sure to RSVP!


Sacramento Marriott, Racho Cordova

■ Fri-Sun, Feb 8-10

■ Saturday, Jan. 19th

“Year of the CFRW Woman” CFRW 2013 Winter Conference
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

Cabrillo Salon

Fri, Feb 8

Three times a year, the CFRW, prepares workshops, conferences and board meetings to continue our goal of educating our membership. All are always invited and encouraged to attend board Meetings, conferences and conventions.

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

■ Fri-Sun, March 1-3

CPAC Political Action Conference
Washington DC

■ Thu-Sat, March 14-16

CFRW Advocacy Workshop
Sacramento, CA

■ Fri-Sun, April 7-9

Pauline Franklin Lt. Col Glenn "Wimpy" (USAF) Peake

In Remembrance:

HRWF President

Because our military families living overseas live at, or just above, the poverty level, HRWF decided to help support our troops by clipping 'manufacturer's coupons' for food and household items from newspapers and magazines and mailing them to an overseas military base. These coupons are honored at PXs on American bases around the world and help defray the cost of family living. (They are even honored several months after the expiration date.) This is a very worthwhile program we are proud to support. In November of 2009, the face value of our rst mailing was $5,988; our three mailings in 2010 totaled $45,011; 2011 mailings totaled $54,184; our rst 2012 mailing was $30, 504, for a grand total, to date, of $135,690.

So, my daughter’s home from college this weekend and she says to me, ‘Dad, why are you puttin’ up the ag?’ I didn’t know what to tell her, so I said, ‘I don’t know— it looks like a nice day and it seems like a good thing to do.’ She went back in the house. I’m not that great with words, but I thought about it—her question—while I was out mowing the grass. This is what I wished I would have told her. ‘I’m puttin’ up the ag because it’s Saturday… and later on, maybe I’ll invite the neighbors, Charlie and Dee, over and we’ll grill something…and Charlie and I will get in a good-natured argument about politics or whatever, ‘cause we never agree about anything, Charlie and I. ‘I’m puttin’ up the ag ‘cause Charlie and I can do that here… we can disagree about politics or religion or whatever without either of us worrying that someone will come haul us away… or maybe we’ll go cheaper---hot dogs, ‘cause around here almost everyone can a ord a hot dog—‘ cause we’re blessed in this country— yes, blessed. That’s why I’m puttin’ up the ag. ‘And then, tomorrow, we’ll go to church and we’ll worship. I’m puttin’ up the ag ‘cause around here, we can think about God, talk about God, and worship God and no one can tell you you can’t. ‘And I’m puttin’ up the ag because the neighbor’s kid’s in the Marines and I want his parents to know I’m proud of him. ‘And, well…I’m puttin’ up the ag ‘cause it’s a nice place. It’s not a perfect place—not even close— but it’s my place and I’m glad it is. So--- I’m puttin’ up the ag because it’s Saturday… and because I can.’
(from Christian videos)

If you would like to help, here are the GUIDELINES FOR COUPONS:
■ Cut out and trim Manufacturer's Coupons only. NO store coupons (like Target, Rite Aid, Safeway) and NO restaurant coupons (like Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc.)] ■ Sort into 2 piles: Food and Non-Food (use 2 baggies or envelopes; label each). ■ FOOD includes: all food/beverages for humans, candy, gum, mints, diet drinks, baby formula, drinks. ■ NON-FOOD includes: vitamins, drugs, dog food, cat food, cosmetics, cleaning products, etc. ■ Add up the face value of coupons in each category. For FREE items, check coupon for amount, such as "Up to $2.99," etc.; otherwise, estimate. ■ Write total on each envelope. Bring to me, GOP Headquarters, or the President at or before our next meeting.

On Nov. 19th, I mailed a box containing over $31,000 worth of coupons to our Air Force base on Okinawa. Our total for 2012 is $104,577. and, since we started in November, 2009, $209,762. Thank you all so much for your invaluable help with this project. It is greatly appreciated by our troops, by HRWF, and by me. Chris Wennerholm 725-2020.

Happy New Year!
Welcome back to dysfunctional California politics! The Legislature o cially reconvenes on Monday, yet Governor Brown and his cronies have already managed to mismanage our government. An investigation into the State Parks and Recreation department secret funds debacle have found that Parks o cials were deliberately and intentionally hiding their surplus money over many years. The State Parks and Recreation department were able to conceal $54 million in two secret funds for over 12 years. In yet another asco, the “ scal cli ” agreement in Congress left California $45 million short of their June budget projection. As a part of the “ scal cli ” negotiations, Congress abolished the state inheritance tax credit. With the 2010 Bush tax cuts set to expire, Governor Brown and the legislature were counting on a new income of federal tax transfers. But since Congress permanently blocked the inheritance credits for states, Governor Brown will not be receiving the $45 million he was counting on to help balance the budget. This is just the beginning of short-sidedness for this Democrat super majority. Stay tuned! ___________ President’s Message: Welcome to "2013 Year of the CFRW Woman". We need to take ownership this year of our party. We need you at our 2013 Winter Conference to share your ideas at our interactive workshops. This is your organization and without your input we will not grow and be e ective. We need to learn how to reach women of all ages, ethnicities and heritages. We need to learn how best to get our message out to the public. We need to learn when elections are held regarding voter integrity. On Friday of our conference we will hold a "Leadership Workshop" to prepare you to looking forward to being leaders within your own clubs and the Federation. We have been told over and over again, that we are the life blood of the party. Well, truth be told, we are the heart and soul. This is our year, but only if you are willing to step forward to being motivated and educated. Help us to meet your needs. Let us know what you are looking for and expecting from CFRW. As the old WWII logo, "Uncle Sam Needs You," brought many into the armed services, our motto is, "CFRW NEEDS YOU NOW!" YOU ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST AND 2013 IS YOUR YEAR. ONE TEAM, ONE PURPOSE, ONE GOAL. HAPPY NEW YEAR, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN SAN DIEGO. Carol Hadley. CFRW President CFRW Conference in San Diego! Our CFRW Winter Conference in is sunny San
Diego this February 8-10 and you won’t want to miss it! This is the time for us to get motivated and start rebuilding our Republican brand! Californians need to know that Republicans are not the evil people the media tells them we are. We are the true party of hope and change. Join us and sign up today!

Marca Kime (left) of Humboldt Educational Resource Center accepts a donation of US History related books from Mary Scott of Humboldt Republican Women Federated. These books will all be available for use in Humboldt County schools. In honor of the Barbara Bush Literacy Program NFRW event we have donated a selection of books again to the Humboldt County O ce of Education Resource Center. Most of the schools in the county have access to our gift. These selections are a part of the Mamie Eisenhower Literacy List at NFRW.

Find all this and more on our website. We’ve got News and Views for Republicans from Humboldt County to Washington DC - news, opinion and analysis from the best reporters, columnists and bloggers. A one stop shop with links to local, state and national groups, and contact info for the Board of Sups, the City Councils, Planning Commission, and more. It’s chock full of information, everything from meeting dates to Breaking News from the Capitol - and its smart-phone friendly.

Ambassador Event! February 8 - You wont want to miss yet another exciting
Amabassdor's Event. Olivia McCa ery had us dancing in the streets with her last event, so you know this one will be a hit! Our Ambassadors are special CFRW members who help to keep our CFRW Advocate and her o ce up and running. Without our Ambassadors, we wouldn't have our unique connection in the Capitol! Please consider becoming an Ambassador and recieve free entry into our Ambassador events as well as other perks throughout the year.

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New names and faces on the HRWF Board
President: Annette De Modena 444-2788 aslansplace @ 1st VP/Program Chair: Jan Pierre 2nd VP: TBA Recording Secretary: Sheryl Fearrien: 726-0147 schoolmarm50 @ Parliamentarian: Barbara Hecathorn 442-7124 hecathorn @ Treasurer: Rebecca Crosby Sponsorships: Rebecca Crosby Director-at-Large: Leola Santsche Membership: Terry Roberts 599-3255 terry @ Ways & Means: Kay Parris Americanism/Coupon Project: Chris Wennerholm Auditor: JoAnn Stanhope Chaplain: Amanda Sachs Correspondence Secretary: Education Chair: Nancy Elcock Voter Registration/Campaigns: Jean Giannini Hospitality: Donna Bellairs Luncheon Reservations: Laura 839-5538 Name Tags: Delores Theuerkauf Newsletter/Website/HRWF Facebook/Publicity: Rose admin @ Newsletter: Chris Wennerholm

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Hello and Happy New Year to you!
I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year celebration. Kudos to all members who put in time to help in the 2012 election. Come to our once-a-month meetings to have lunch and listen to our great programs on local, state, and national issues! We are a family! 2013 marks the 76th year for Humboldt Republican Women Federated! This month of January begins our HRWF Membership drive. I encourage everyone to participate in “Membership Match.” If every member brings in just one new Republican Woman or Associate, we will double our membership! Please send in $30.00 for your annual 2013 membership dues. A membership form is included for you in this Bulletin and is also on our website.

It’s a 3-in-1 Membership
As a member of Humboldt Republican Women Federated (HRWF) you'll not only meet people who share your Republican ideals and goals for our country, you’ll be a part of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) and the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW), the largest women’s political volunteer organization in the nation. With your membership, you’ll receive our club's monthly newsletter, The Redwood Alert, as well as the Republican Woman magazine, Canvassing the Capital, (a legislative newsletter), as well as Action Alerts (CFRW's statewide hotline network), Leadership Training and voter education. In addition, members have an Advocate speaking for us in Sacramento; we lobby our legislators; make recommendations on ballot propositions and introduce legislation.


We’d like everyone to know that there is now a Humboldt Young Republican Organization. (HYR) They are welcoming Republican men and women between the ages of 18 and 39 to join them. If you are a young woman and join the Young Republicans you will automatically become a member of HRWF, CFRW and NFRW! Men who join the Young Republicans can automatically become Associates of HRWF, too. Visit their facebook page at And, Visit the Humboldt Republican Women webpage at I think that you will love it as you will see it has many fantastic educational and You-Tube links. Membership Chair

Join our team, Women In Numbers- WIN!
Humboldt Republican Women, Federated c/o Terry Roberts 4425 Chaffin Road McKinleyville, CA 95519


The Redwood Alert


The month of January begins our HRWF Membership Drive. YOUR MEMBERSHIP, AND BRING A FRIEND!
REMEMBER! When you join Humboldt Republican Women, Federated, you're joining forces with women throughout the state and across the nation, women who share your ideals and your goals for our country. We are proud to be part of the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW), and the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), the largest women’s political volunteer organization in the nation.


Go through your cupboards and donate those unwanted treasures to HRWF for our fabulous

Ways & Means


Proceeds help support all we do as a club a ord speakers for our monthly meetings (speaker fees, airfare and accomodations); as well as help send HRWF members to State and CFRW Northern Division workshops and meetings.

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