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■ Volume 39 Issue 3 ■ March 2013
What a month! Karl Rove at CRP, Laura Bush in Redding, newly elected o cers at the California Republican Party (Congratulations to Jim Brulte, Harmeet Dhillon, Mike Osborn and Patricia Welch!)... there’s been a lot going on and this should be an interesting meeting! We have members just back from the CRP Convention, and others just returning from seeing Laura Bush at the event in Redding. Lots to talk about!
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Humboldt Republican Women Welcome
The Bay, The Vision, The Future of Humboldt County
Join us for lunch...
Laura Bush In Redding! Sunday, March 17th
Simpson University Presents A Conversation with Laura W. Bush at the Redding Civic Auditorium
Former First Lady
It's "the only deep water port along a 400-mile stretch of Paci c coast between San Francisco and Coos Bay, Oregon, and is currently at approximately 10 percent of its predicted potential. The untapped possibilities the port o ers are many, and they could provide jobs ... good jobs, to keep families together in the community, to provide income for needed services, improve the infrastructure, and create more possibilities for commerce, tourism and recreation...." (Susana Munzell, HBHWG Chair) A little over a year ago, a group of concerned citizens met to talk about job opportunities vis-à-vis the Humboldt Bay harbor. That group became known as the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) and they've been working steadily ever since. Our speaker brings with him a wealth of knowledge - he's been involved in some of the most exciting projects in Humboldt County's history - the City of Arcata’s world-renowned wetland-wastewater treatment system and wetland restoration program; the City of Eureka’s Waterfront Revitalization Program; and the Humboldt Bay Channel Deepening Project. For 15 years, he served as CEO/Port Director for the Harbor District (more correctly, and more of a mouthful: Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District/ Port of Humboldt Bay), and now, he's working with HBHWG. He's here to give us his take on the future of Humboldt Bay - where we're at, what people are working on, and where it might lead. Please welcome David Hull. David is presently the President of David Hull and Associates, specializing in coastal project development. He is also the Executive Director of the California Maritime Infrastructure Authority and Bank, providing one-stop nancial services for California’s ports and harbors. David has been married for 34 years and has two daughters.
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It was about 5:30 p.m. one drizzly night last week when I entered Starbuck’s for a decaf. My dog Chloe was down the road at her beauty shop appointment and wasn’t quite ready to go home. So there I was with not enough time to go home, get something accomplished, and return to pick her up, slightly frustrated with the situation, and pretty centered on myself. As I enjoyed my rst sip of co ee, I began to relax, resign myself to the wait, and make the most of the situation. I sequestered myself at the bar of the downtown branch, facing the replace and all the people who were unknowingly sharing their time with me as I observed their actions. A couple sat enjoying each other’s company while sharing specialty drinks . Another man read the newspaper in the corner, as yet another worked on his computer by the re. The employees behind the counter were busily attending to their duties, because as usual, it was a busy place. In the co ee daze of my wait, I noticed an older woman hustling to and fro just outside, under the covered area, peeping in. The wind blew her unkempt hair in a myriad of directions as the icy cold nipped at her nose and ears. It was one of those “Aha!” moments when one is suddenly gripped with an emotion, which burst forth into my reality and took charge of my heart. The woman was homeless. Here I sat. There she stood. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the life I lived. What could I do for her? Would she come in? Should I go out there? Even if I did go out, what would I say? What should I do? She saved me from making the decision when she briskly walked into the shop as though on a mission. This disheveled woman bent over, peered into the goodies case, and then scooted away quickly, only to return. It was then that I decided to approach her. I wanted to at least buy her something to eat and drink and nd out where she would spend the night, etc. She politely thanked me for caring but said she had money. Some other woman had given her $20.00 at another store and she had a check coming in on Monday for $125.00. She shared that she appreciated people like me, because we helped panhandlers like her make it. She had her own form of dignity and self-respect, and wasn’t going to take advantage of me. How much we have! I’m still pondering the lessons I’ve learned from this stranger; yet one thing is clear. We must all move out of our comfort zones and nd ways to bring hope to those who have no hope. What that looks like for each of us, I don’t know. It wasn’t comfortable reaching out to this woman that night, but it was important that I did. Now she knows there’s someone else who cares, and I have grown more appreciative of all that has been entrusted to me in this life. I shared this story as a prelude to our next speaker, David Hull, who will speak on the vision of the Humboldt Bay Working Group, a citizen committee that has been raising the bar in regard to bringing hope to our county through living wage jobs related to harbor development. Let’s be involved in bringing hope to the people of Humboldt County! Let’s become informed as to the vision and plan to which this group aspires. How can you embrace this goal and do your part, however how large or small, for our county? What does 3,000 more good jobs look like? Let’s help bring hope and true change to Humboldt County. It all starts with your rst step. Warmest regards,
Congratulations and Kudos!
Our rst-ever Scholarship Recipient, Grady Sheehy, is having a great year at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He’s on the Dean’s List, and he was selected to join the national honor society, Phi Eta Sigma, which is for freshman with scholastic distinction of 3.5-4.0. Keep up the good work!
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■ Fri-Sun, March 1-3 CRP SPRING CONVENTION 2013 ■ Tuesday, Mar. 5th HGOP Central Committee Meeting ■ Thu-Sat, March 14-16 CPAC Political Action Conference
GOPMARCH 1-3, 2013CONVENTION SPRING SACRAMENTO, CA
■ Sunday, March 17th Former First Lady LAURA BUSH Speaking in Redding, CA ■ Thursday, March 21st HRWF MEETING
Speaker: Dave Hull
■ Fri-Sun, April 7-9 CFRW Advocacy Workshop
Sacramento Sheraton, CA
Left to Right: Jane Burchit, Jim Brulte, and Annette De Modena at the California Republican Party Convention. Our Humboldt County delegation included Jean and Charlie Giannini, and current and former HRCC Chairmen Todd Walker and Peter Hannaford.
■ Sat, April 27 RHODODENDRON PARADE ■ Sat, April 27 CFRW Northern Division SPRING CONFERENCE
A year ago, we lost a happy warrior.
What an honor it was to be asked to attend this convention as a delegate. It was my rst time to attend such an event, and I was rather overwhelmed by the concept of seeing another portion of our democratic process in action. Karl Rove was our luncheon speaker on Saturday, and once again, he was blunt in telling us basically to get over the last loss, reunite, rise from our sitting places, and retake the land. We cannot lament any longer over what has happened, but we need to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and sacri ce our time and e ort to rebuild the party. Remember Steve Austin (Lee Majors) and the $6,000,000 man? They had the technology to rebuild him and make him better. We have the talent, can raise the money, can sacri ce the time, develop new ideas, and unite in a common goal to make it happen. The glue to make this work is commitment. Are you ready to become involved? You are the glue that will make this party great. Without you, it will not happen. Will you be part of the process or will you be part of the problem? We have new leadership that will certainly encourage us to follow a new grassroots agenda for adding new members to the Republican fold. It’s been an idea I have been working to incorporate into HRWF; so, for me, it was exciting to know that our California leadership was formulating their strategies around it as well. I look forward to bringing this program to you as it unfolds from our leadership.
According to Jon Fleischman at Flash Report: The election of conservative Jim Brulte to the helm of the party was really a fait accompli... Harmeet Dhillon, clinched the party’s Vice Chairmanship... The party’s Treasurer, Mike Osborn, and Secretary, Patricia Welch, were elected without opposition. Five regional vice chairman seats (out of eight) were up for election over the weekend as well. The winners there were: Northwest – Elissa Wadleigh; North – Arnie Zeiderman; Bay Area — Kevin Krick; Central Coast — Greg Gandrud, and Central Valley — Marcelino Valdez, Jr. The three southern regions elect their vice chairman at the fall convention which will be held in Orange County. Re-elected by his peers was Yolo County Chairman Mark Pruner to the position of President of the Republican County Chairmans Association. Looking forward — there is no doubt that an epic challenge faces the California Republican Party. That having been said, the feeling that this convention has started the party moving in the right direction was de nitely pervasive, and so we will see where things go from here.... CRP delegates, guests, our friends in the media, and others can note on their calendars that the Fall CRP Convention will be held the rst weekend in October, the 4th – 6th, at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel in the heart of Orange County.
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Assemblyman Wes Chesbro (D)
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Call all of Noreen Evans’ o ces:
Is there a right more important than the Second Amendment?
Senator Yee reintroduced a bill that died last year in committee fresh o the heels of Newtown, Connecticut. Like Mayor Emmanuel says, “Never let a crisis go to waste,” progressive Democrats (aka Marxists) are foaming at the mouth to erode the rights of lawful gun owners by submitting SB-47, the “assault weapons ban.” They deem any gun that has more than 10 rounds, or a special grip, or in a removable magazine, as an assault weapon. Read the bill at, http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billAnalysisClient.xhtml . We know that Senator Evans has NOT supported our Second Amendment rights. She needs to hear from us, loud and clear, who is harmed most from gun control. The answer is women and children, when the most vulnerable cannot protect themselves or their family, and when law enforcement cannot respond is a timely manner. Citizens must have the right to protect themselves. In our rural areas, intruders are seldom alone. We know that it may take several bullets to stop a criminal, especially if they are hopped up on drugs. Taking away our right to bear arms, due to strict ammunition laws, is an assault on our right to defend ourselves. SB-47 is in the second reading in committee. There are only 40 senators but our voice needs to be loud and clear: “Leave our guns alone. California already has enough gun laws; focus on enforcing our existing laws and get guns out of the hands of criminals!” While you are calling Senator Evans, call Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro and Congressman Jared Hu man, as their support of the Second Amendment isn’t much better than Noreen Evans’. Please remember, women need to be on the front line to protect this essential right for future generations. This truly is a “War on Women!” Our government wants women and children to be unprotected. We must be the “watchtower” with the following numbers on speed dial to call early and often. A free republic cannot exist when our right to bear arms is legislatively rendered useless.
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CRP Elects New Leadership at Spring Convention
Jon Fleischman at Flash Report says:
The election of conservative Jim Brulte to the helm of the party was really a fait accompli going into the weekend. ...He had high-caliber party leaders give his nominating speeches – Congressman Tom McClintock, Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steel, and San Joaquin County Chairman Tony Amador.... Of course, what follows on the intense sprint to the chairmanship is the much more daunting task of party governance and building towards success in 2014 and beyond… I would largely characterize the mood of the delegates as “resolved” — it wasn’t as celebratory a crowd is in some conventions past, but then the CRP is at a challenging time in its history, and even with some new leadership coming in to excite and energize everyone, there is a daunting task ahead for all.
Katy Grimes at Cal Watchdog reports:
The election of new party Chairman Jim Brulte ushered in a new, distinctive feeling of cohesiveness missing in the party for several years, along with a sense of a new era of leadership.... Brulte’s overwhelming election on Sunday, to loud cheers and visible Former Senate GOP Leader Jim Brulte overwhelmingly elected state Chairman; relief, is a message to the state. Brulte isn’t just any CRP Chairman — he’s a former SFGOP Chair Harmeet Dhillon becomes 1st woman Vice Chairman in CAGOP history. Assembly and Senate leader, and a well known down-to-business butt-kicker.... Brulte promised to help Republicans regain seats in the state Legislature, saying Democratic control of both houses and the governor’s o ce “is a recipe for disaster.” Brulte asked delegates to close their eyes and imagine the California they want to see 10, 15, 20 years from now, “And imagine the America you want to see....There is a fundamental di erence between their vision and ours,” said Brulte. More inside...
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