Since 1938

President: Annette DeModena 442-2788 ■ Membership: Terry Roberts 599-3255 ■ Editor: Rose

March 20
11:30 a.m. Lunch/Socializing: Meeting 12:00 -1:00 p.m.


(707) 845-6599
Full Lunch: $15 Beverage only: $4
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Dottie Linden
3rd Vice President Northern Division California Federation of Republican Women

Humboldt Republican Women Welcome

RSVP by March 14th, PLEASE.

or call Leola Santsche 443-7205 leola41j @


Your choice:

The meeting is at 445 Herrick Avenue, Eureka near the golf course.
Call if you need directions.

You know that when you join Humboldt Republican Women, Federated, you are part of something much bigger - 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. We're in the middle of our Membership Drive and next month we welcome all our new members at our Spring Tea. We're always looking for fun, for new ideas to help us grow our membership, and are always thrilled to meet up with women from the other clubs. So there's no better time to meet our speaker, Dottie Linden. She's the 3rd Vice President of the Northern Division (our Division) of California Federation of Republican Women and loves to visit the various clubs throughout the state. She says, "Basically, my mission is to help energize, engage, and equip our clubs and members with knowledge and tools to grow our numbers and strengthen our voice at this pivotal point in our country's history." You know we all wear many hats over the course of time, and Dottie is no exception. She comes from the Sacramento Republican Women, Federated club, where she's served as President, Budget Auditor, and No Child Left Behind, Chair; served as CFRW - ND's Newsletter Contest Chair; and Regional Director for the Capitol Corridor. She's an Associate of the American River/Solano/South Placer/Virtual Patriots Associate (be sure to ask about Virtual Patriots) - and, like many of you, she's also served on her local Central Committee in Sacramento and Placer Counties. She's retired after spending 33+ years in Senior Management Marketing and Operations Positions at AT&T. She and her hubby, Ralph, live in Roseville and she laughs, "I love to spend time with family and travel whenever I’m not up to my eyeballs as an advocate for Republican causes and the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento. Life is GREAT!!!"

TWITTER @hrwf ( FACEBOOK - Humboldt Republican Women

Affiliated with NFRW (National Federation of Republican Women)/CFRW (California Federation of Republican Women - Northern Division)

HGOP MEETING: 6:00 The Election Season Begins Campaign filing deadlines:
Forms are available from, and must be filed with, the Humboldt County Office of Elections, 3033 H Street, Rm 20, Eureka. Extended Deadline IF no incumbent has filed by Mar. 7

Contact The Board:
HRWF (Humboldt Republican Women, Federated), PO Box 3563, Eureka, CA 95502 FACEBOOK - Humboldt Republican Women TWITTER @hrwf ( President: Annette De Modena 442-2788 aslansplace @ 1st VP/Program Chair: Jane Burchit 845-6599 jburchit @ 2nd VP/Chaplain:: Amanda Sachs 839-9300 amanda8751 @ Recording Secretary: Sheryl Fearrien: 726-0147 schoolmarm50 @ Correspondence Secretary: Carol Del Biaggio 786-4832 cdel @ Parliamentarian: Barbara Hecathorn 442-7124 hecathorn @ Treasurer/Sponsorships: : Rebecca Crosby 442-9905 northbynorthwest @ Director-at-Large: Leola Santsche 443-7205 leola41j @ Membership: Terry Roberts 599-3255 terry @ Ways & Means: Gwen Kjer Morris 498-3101 Americanism/Coupon Project: Chris Wennerholm 725-2020 chrissie.wen @ Education Chair: Nancy Elcock 443-2529 nancyelcock @ Voter Registration/Campaigns: Jean Giannini 725-2359 cjgiannini @ Hospitality: Mary Dowd Welcome Aboard! Historian: Linda Arata 839-5054 jaratal @ Name Tags: Delores Theuerkauf 822-5090 Newsletter/Website/Social Media: Rose 839-2935 admin @ Newsletter: Chris Wennerholm 725-2020 chrissie.wen @ Newsletter Distribution Chair: Linda Welch Thank you, Linda, and your wonderful crew Publicity: Karen Sheehy

■ Tuesday, March 4th


■ March 7th

■ March Mar 12th: ■ March 20th

■ Tuesday, April 1st ■ April 24th ■ Saturday, March 29th


HGOP MEETING: 6:00 SPRING MEMBERSHIP TEA IN WESTHAVEN (Note: No regular meeting on April 17th) RHODODENDRON PARADE & Annual Steam Donkey Days
■ Saturday, April 26th

To RSVP, please CALL OR EMAIL JANE 845-6599 or EMAIL jburchit @ or Leola Santsche 443-7205 leola41j @ and, if you get a call from one of our “Call-Girls,” Pat Murphy, Nancy Elcock, Pat Stolte Gwen Morris, Pearl Micheli, and Lenore Anvick, let ‘em know you’re planning to attend.


Contact Republican Women:
■ National Federation of Republican Women... ■ California Federation of Republican Women... ■ Northern Division President: Carla Embertson 530-386-5767.

Contact the GOP:
Pop in to our local Humboldt County Republican Party Headquarters, at 311 5th St. Mailing address is: P.O. Box 682, Eureka, CA 95502-0682 Phone: (707) 442-2259 Email: or Website: FACEBOOK: HumboldtGOP TWITTER: @humboldtgop MEETINGS are held at 6:00 pm First Tuesday of each month at the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District: 828 7th Street, Eureka ■ California Republican Party: ■ National Republican Party: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

■ May 1st



■ Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014


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Ways & Means

President’s Message


Thank you all who participated in our

Sharing The Wealth:

“No-Bake, Bake Sale”-- it was a great success and all without the mess! The “Opportunity Drawing” was another success and would not have been without your generosity !

I know. Right now you’re wondering if I’ve lost my mind using such an expression among conservative readers. No. Like everything else in life, there’s a matter of interpretation and establishment of facts. I’ve been through quite an Odyssey with you over the last year and a half, and you’ve opened my eyes to so many things. What’s on my heart currently is the need to grow our organization. It’s not something that will happen because I share with you that it needs to be done. It’s bootstraps on the ground. It’s each one of us catching the vision, getting excited, and going out to bring back former members or go out and recruit new ones. It’s knowing that by doing this, we increase our arm, which in turn brings new life, new ideas, and a growing vision to gather together to fight for freedom. What is this freedom? We already understand the vital need to rid ourselves of what we now have in Washington and in California; but what about freedom right here in Humboldt County? We have fine people who tend to be conservative running for office. With a population that is 72% democrat, it means that we need to come together as never before and drop our internal prejudices, former offences, and collaborate to build an organization that works like a machine. We must learn to collaborate and not cooperate. By that I am suggesting that we drop our personal agendas and come together to discuss our vision for the Party in general and build something totally new. To cooperate suggests that we must give something up in order to make the plan work. No. We need to share the wealth of ideas each of us has, see what is doable and practical, and then follow through with hard work toward our goals. What will our portion in this opportunity be? No longer can we excuse ourselves from this commitment. There is far too much at stake: the future of our community, state, and nation. Our Founding Fathers risked everything. We only need to sacrifice time and experience some convenience. The time is now. The cost is high. What are you willing to sacrifice for your freedom? Let’s commit to bringing at least one friend to our next meeting and introduce them to our special group of people, the Humboldt Republican Women, Federated. Let’s share our vision. When we grow, we’re stronger; and we share the load with the wealth that lies within each of us. See you March 20th! Blessings,

Please be looking for your “1040 Forms” coming out next month as our April fundraiser. Remember our Membership Tea and we need many items for our Opportunity Drawing. Please be big-hearted in contributing to this event! Call me and I will arrange for items to be picked up. Thank you all,

FYI—April’s fundraiser will be our 1040 Tax Return!!! Be looking for it in March!!! The HRWF Spring TEA will be on the 24th of April. Esther Holmes has graciously volunteered to hold the tea at her lovely home in Westhaven. The Irish Shop has also said that they would love to do the Fashion Show. We’ll keep everyone posted as to the details....ITS ALWAYS FUN!

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The fate of AB1266 and the referendum repeal (also known as the Co-ed Bathroom Bill for California Schools K-12 which allows a child to use a bathroom, locker room and shower facility they choose according to that child’s self-described gender identity) fell short by 131,857 signatures. It was reported that only 487,484 signatures were found to qualify. The Privacy For All Students (PFAS) submitted to 58 counties approximately 620,000 signatures of registered voters this past November 10th. The needed amount of signatures for the referendum was 504,760. However, the Privacy For All Students, the organization that collected and submitted the signatures, reports that this process is not finished as yet because the Secretary of State, along with the 58 county officials, are now charged with having to validate the signatures that were submitted. This info was reported by Gina Gleason, the proponent of the referendum. Now that the Secretary of State has announced the results, the PFAS gets to review the signatures that were thrown out and challenge those results. These results have required PFAS to get a judge “to force the Secretary of State to count signatures that were from two northern California counties,” reports PFAS. These signatures total several thousand. The Privacy For All Children organization is determined to see that this ruling by the judge is followed through. You can follow this issue by going online and please consider donating to this fight for the legal rights of our children and grandchildren 660 J Street, Ste. 250, Sacramento, CA 95814.
1. “Day of Transparency” Privacy For All Students, 02-20-2014, Karen England 2. “For Immediate Release: Privacy For All Students, 02-24-2014, Karen England


Obamacare News:

Several stories in the Washington Times caught our eye, and received a lot of attention on Facebook. As the lies about Obamacare continue to add up, this latest one is quite disturbing: Dan Weber reports -

Obamacare cuts home healthcare for millions of seniors.
A new Obamacare disaster is buried within all those pages Congress didn't read. This bombshell robs America's most vulnerable senior citizens. Millions of elderly don't want to go to nursing homes. Instead, they receive "home health care" services allowing them to stay in their homes. Obamacare pulls the plug.... On Jan. 1, Medicare’s home health care services, formerly serving 3.5 million elderly beneficiaries across the country, were cut under Obamacare.

Is the person voting legitimate or are they the illegal, the dead and the corrupt? This corruption has been the case in Los Angeles County. A private organization, The Election Integrity Project, is doing the work not getting done by the Registrar of Voters (who should be doing it). They have discovered 60,000 people who are wrongfully registered. How many more are yet to be discovered? Unfortunately, the LA Registrar is doing nothing to stop this corruption as he is part of it, says Stephen Frank, California Political News and Views. This corruption calls for honest people to come forward and join forces. But what can we do about this deception which is probably not limited to Los Angeles County? Right now, the HRWF Board Members have petitions that can be signed by legitimate, registered voters. Our names and telephone numbers are listed in this Redwood Alert Newsletter, so please take a moment to call one of us and sign this petition. Also, call a family member and/or friend to sign this petition, too. One of the most important things we can do is be in prayer regarding this problem of deception in California (and elsewhere) for the prayers of a fervent and righteous person avail much. Together we can make a difference. We are here to eagerly serve you but need your participation in this crucial matter.
1. Info taken from “Election Integrity Project Submits 60,000 Vote List Irregularities to LA County Registrar County has twice the rate of suspected illegitimate registrations of other counties,” by Stephen Frank on 01-31-2014.

Dem Senator: 'We All Knew' Obama Was Lying
Ben Shapiro, at tells us about ABC This Week’s Interview with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who admitted that Democrats knew full well that Americans would be booted from their health insurance plans as an effect of Obamacare implementation.

Playing Politics: New Obamacare delay would avoid more cancellations Friday before Election Day The Hill
Yes, another lawless ObamaCare delay; this one designed to help Democrats in midterm elections. Meanwhile: IJ Review reports on a Rasmussen poll on Obamacare:
33% say their insurance has changed. 40% view it “favorably” (down from 45% two weeks ago). 56% view it “unfavorably” (3/4 say it’s “very” unfavorable.) 58% say free market competition would do more to lower costs 33% say they’ve been hurt.

All of these numbers show an increase in negative opinions and a decrease in positive ones.

Republican Of The Year Peter Hannaford
RNC Statement on Women’s History Month
WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement marking the beginning of Women’s History Month: “Today marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, which gives us all the opportunity to celebrate women’s contributions to our country throughout our history—and especially to honor those women who fought to make this country a more just and equal place,” said Chairman Priebus. “The Republican Party is proud to have played a leading role in securing women’s right to vote. When Susan B. Anthony defied the law and voted in 1872, she proudly voted the Republican ticket. She and other suffragists worked with her friend Republican Senator A.A. Sargent to introduce the 19th Amendment. And it took a Republican Congress to finally pass it in 1919. “The Republican Party continues to uphold the principle of equal opportunity for all that has guided us from the very beginning. And as we celebrate the women of our party and country this month, we continue our fight for equal opportunity.” “I’m always inspired by the stories of our country’s strong-willed women. I’m especially inspired by those suffragettes and their decades-long fight for voting rights,” said Co-Chairman Day. “Republican women have a history of being trailblazers, breaking ground and glass ceilings — from Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to be elected to both the House and the Senate, to the nation’s first Latina governor, Susana Martinez of New Mexico and the country’s youngest sitting governor, Nikki Haley of South Carolina. “Republicans continue to offer a positive agenda for America’s women, as we work to create more job opportunities, lighten the tax burden, and reduce the cost of healthcare. Our policy goals are driven by the desire to do what’s best for women—not by scoring cynical political points. “Today my granddaughters have opportunities that past generations could only dream about, but we can’t forget women in countries around the world who don’t enjoy equal rights and the same opportunities. Let’s rededicate ourselves to being a beacon of freedom and opportunity this Women’s History Month.”

Shown above: Peter Hannaford reviewing a speech, with Ronald Reagan

You know him locally as the former editor of the Eureka Reporter, as the voice of ‘Sunshine For Humboldt,’ and as the former Chairman of the Humboldt Republican Party Central Committee. He‘s worked with the Party at every level, from the halls of Washington, D.C., all the way back to Humboldt County. His 11th book, “Presidential Retreats,” was published last year and his 12th will be published this fall. He is a regular columnist for The American Spectator’s online edition. ( We offer our heartfelt congratulations to this year’s Republican Of The Year, Peter Hannaford. The Republican Of The Year event is the brainchild of (HRWF member) Vee Sorenson, and is now a longstanding tradition in Humboldt County. And, in fact, as you look back over the list of honorees for both Republican Of The Year and Volunteer Of The Year, you often find HRWF members recognized for their work and dedication. This year, our own Annette De Modena is being honored as Volunteer Of The Year. The Republican Of The Year Dinner is March 29 at the Ingomar.


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2014 marks the 76th year for Humboldt Republican Women, Federated!
Our Membership Drive began in January. Please send in $30.00 for your annual 2014 membership dues. A membership form is included for you in this Bulletin and is also on our web site. Visit the Humboldt Republican Women webpage at It has many fantastic educational You-Tube links. This season begins “Membership Match." If every member brings in just one new Republican Woman or Associate, we will double our membership! Join me in welcoming our new members: Mary Dowd, Maile Cortez, Bob Burchit and Barbara O'Brien! I also want to thank these Angels: Margaret Stafford, Linda Arata, Donna Bellairs, Barbara Hecathorn, Jim Pell, Pat Stolte, Debbie & Todd Walker, Deanna Pawlus, Lesa Christensen, Annette DeModena, Chris Wennerholm, and Mary & Jerry Scott for donating more than their $30. You are angels! When you give a bit more than your $30. membership dues, it helps our scholarship fund and also allows us to bring interesting people to Humboldt for our monthly meetings!

Humboldt's Republican Women's Club is the happening place for Republicans (men and women) in Humboldt County. Our monthly meetings feature a variety of interesting speakers and topics. We stay informed on local, state and national issues, and we work to make a difference, whether it is calling our Senators and Congresscritters or actively working to Get-Out-The-Vote. Suffice it to say, there's a lot going on. We invite you to join us. 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. As a member of Humboldt Republican Women Federated you’re also a 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.

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Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA)

In 1878, U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduced in Congress the proposed 19th Amendment according women the right to vote. Over the next four decades, it was primarily the Democrats who would oppose the measure. Not until 1919, after the Republican Party won majorities in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, did Congress approve what became the 19th Amendment.

A Republican Wrote The 19th Amendment Giving Women The Right To Vote.


Wikipedia Congresswoman Jeanette Rankin (R-MT)

She became active in the successful state campaign for women's suffrage in 1910, which energized her and helped define her subsequent career, focusing on suffrage and then incorporating pacifist issues. The Republican Party played a leading role in securing women the right to vote. In 1896, the Republican Party was the first major political party to support women's suffrage.

A Republican, Jeanette Rankin from Montana, was the first woman elected to Congress in 1917.

And we have come a long way since then! We are featuring these and other stories all month long on our website and Facebook page.


Celebrate Women’s History Month!

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