Lesley Craig, President Colleen Hedrick, Program Chair
Bring Your White Elephant, for SALE! (Un-wrapped)
Ways & Means - Joy Finley
Volume 31, Issue 1 January 2006
P resid ent’s M essa ge - Lesley Craig
We're all in this together Tra-la-la-la-la (my theme tune!)
Teamwork is imperative, as we Educate ourselves and others, Align ourselves with Republican ideals to function efficiently, and promote active Membership in our community!
SERVING THE REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY
At our incoming/outgoing Board meeting in December, our officers shared these hopes and goals for 2006. It was marvelous and inspiring! As your President, I want our monthly meetings (the 3rd Friday of each month) to inform, encourage, stimulate and activate us. Bring guests, talk Republican issues around the tables, make new friends. Please make an earnest effort to be an active participant. The rewards are great - especially for our wonderful country!
EUREKA REPUBLICAN WOMEN, FEDERATED * SINCE 1938
The Redwood Alert
Friday, January 20 at The Red Lion Hotel, Eureka, 11:30 to 1p.m. M e n u : C h e f’ C h o i $ 1 4 .0 0 S e rvi ch a rg e , p ro g ra m a n d b e ve ra g e o n l $ 6 s ce ce y: You will be contacted by telephone. Please let caller know your choice. If you do not hear from us, please contact Sonja Hauxwell or Lesley Craig (See 2006 Board of Directors) - we need the luncheon numbers. We need you!!! will be RONNIE PELLIGRINI, Chairwoman of the Humboldt Bay Harbor District, who was part of the group that accompanied Governor and Mrs. Arnold Schwarzenegger's on their recent five-day trade mission to China. Her topic will cover this experience and issues related to our area. Bring a guest!
HONORING OUR MILITARY FAMILIES - Chris Wennerholm We would like to recognize our ERWF families with members in the armed forces. If a member of your family is currently in the military, please let me know so you can be introduced at our next meeting. Perhaps you might like to share information about them, where they are stationed, and their latest news. We not only honor and support our troops, but their families as well.
One of the primary issues before the election of George W. Bush discussed, was appointment opportunities to the United States Supreme Court that would be a probable task of the next President. Americans were assured he would appoint those who would not legislate from their judicial positions We can be proud of our President as he has selected brilliant men to fill the two vacancies that have so far occurred. What is frustrating is the reaction of many liberals who have lost political power and their use of character assassination on good candidates. Judge Alito is an outstanding choice for the high court and both Ted Kennedy and Harry Reid voted for him when he was unanimously confirmed in 1990 to his current Court of Appeals position. But just listen to what they are saying today. S e n . K e n n e d y sa i , “If co n fi e d , A lto co u l ve ry d rm i d well fundamentally alter the balance of the court and
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p u sh i d a n g e ro u sl to th e ri h t.” t y g S e n . R e i ch i e d i sa yi g , “T h e S e n a te n e e d s to d m n n find out if the man replacing Miers is too radical for the A m e ri n p e o p l .” ca e Sadly these elected representatives have MoveOn.org on their side, who stated, “T h e n o m i a ti n n o of Samuel Alito poses a grave threat to the protections A m e ri n ’ co u n t o n i cl d i g b a si w o rke r’ ri h ts, ca s n u n c s g w o m e n ’ ri h ts a n d ci l ri h ts.” s g vi g WHAT CAN WE DO? As good Americans, we must react to this onslaught. Write to Senators Boxer and Feinstein. They need to hear from us. We need to put pressure on them. And be sure to write to our President and thank him for his devotion to conservative principles and his outstanding appointments to the Supreme Court. Vee Sorenson, Legislative Chairman.
SUPREME COURT SHAKEUP: LEGISLATION ALERT - Vee Sorenson
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AMERICANISM REPORT Chris Wennerholm
Who protects our freedoms?
"Who stands on the frontlines in honor and defense of our nation's proud heritage of justice and liberty? "Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen standing in harm's way around the world. Moms, dads and other family members nurturing the next generation of young patriots. Republican local, state and national officeholders. Conservative students and professors at colleges and universities, often standing alone for what is good and right. Right-thinking employees and employers and professionals. Those in ministry at home and abroad. American Patriots from all walks of life, who 'hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.' "Throughout history the burden of keeping the flame of liberty bright has fallen on the shoulders of a few men and women. As Founding Patriot Samuel Adams noted, 'It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.' That describes YOU! "Daniel Webster was right, 'God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.' " --Larry Arnn, Constitutional Scholar, Federalist Patriot
What Kind Will We Be? C o lleen’s C o m m enta ry - Colleen Hedrick
A recent online message included an anonymous quote that there are generally just three kinds of peop l i th i w o rl . “T h e re a re th o se w h o W A T C H th i g s e n s d n happen, those who MAKE things happen, and those who WONDER what happened. The writer pointed out th a t a l o u g h th a t’ p a i ti g w i a b ro a d b ru sh i i stil th s n n th t s l usually true. Those who only watch are likely to fall into the categ o ry th a t a co m m e n ta to r l b e l d th e “B M W cro w d ”. a e T h a t d e si n a ti n sta n d s fo r “B i , M o a n , a n d W h i e .” g o tch n T h a t’ g o o d d e scri ti n b u t i s ce rta i ly n o t a p p e a ln g s p o t’ n i nor does that mode of operation make anything better. T h o se w h o o n l w o n d e r a re so cl e l ss th e y’ lke l y u e re i y to b e flp p i g th e i h a i w h ie sa yi g , “W h a te ve r” a n d i n r r l n never know what hit them. That leaves the making things happen category. That course means work, possibly assuming risks, and often a measure of personal sacrifice. If we take on that role we do need to pay attention, lend a voice by phone, letter, email, or fax, attend meetings, and work in capacities needed to bring about that which we believe to be valid. MAKING things happen certainly seems to be the more self respecting course. A priority on such a list is lending our best efforts to preparing for the upcoming governor's race. Another area that could likely stand such effort would be to ask the Senators, " If they could devote more time to their jobs and less time in trying to usurp the powers of the President?"
Chaplain's Inspiration - Rita O'Connell
We face the New Year with optimism knowing that our Heavenly Father is in charge. No matter how discouraging things may look to us, we are reminded that if we turn to Him all our needs are met.
Trea surer’s R ep o rt - Eileen Amos
Balance 10-31-05 Income Nov-Dec Expenses Nov-Dec $4,070.52 $962.02 $1,267.99 Jan Feb
Dates to Remember:
20 17 ERWF luncheon/ Ex. Board -The Red Lion,11:30 a.m. ERWF luncheon/ Ex. Board -The Red Lion, 11:30 a.m.
Balance 12-31-05 $3,764.55 Note: Minutes for November 19th are on file.
2 0 P re si e n t’ D a y d s March 2-4 Northern Div. Spring Conference/Leadership Training, Sacramento 17 ERWF luncheon/ Ex. Board -The Red Lion, 11:30 a.m. 20-21 Advocacy Workshop, Sacramento April 21 ERWF luncheon/ Ex. Board -The Red Lion, 11:30 a.m. 14 Good Friday 16 Easter Sunday
William Tufts Odonnell PO BOX 771, Bayside, CA 95524 Phone: 707-442-4117 E-Mail: email@example.com VHS/DVD “L a st O n e O u t, T u rn O ff th e L i h t” g Go to: www.CreationFamily.com
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Budget Adjustment Bounty Bulletin Advertising Donations Received: Regular Associate Dues - Associate Dues - Regular Last Year's End Lunch Charge Miscellaneous Refund - City of Eureka Room Charge Ways & Means: Gun Show Meetings Other NFRW -W & M 2007 Total Income Expense: Bulletin: Labels Labor Postage Printing Correspondence Donations Made: Community Political Meetings: Lunch Printing Room Meetings - Other Membership: Envelopes Postage Printing Membership Tea: Miscellaneous Labor Postage Printing Miscellaneous Next Year's Begin NFRW Service Charge Per Capita Dues President's Gift Program Rhody Parade Supplies Travel & Training: Delegates President Ways & Means: Gun Show Meetings Total Expense Net Income
“T o B e V o ted O n at Jan u ary 20th L u n ch eo n ”
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 400.00 1,200.00 100.00 250.00 4,200.00 3,554.68 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
Page 4 2003 Actual
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 136.00 600.00 50.00 105.00 3,870.00 -
2006 Proposed 2005 Actual
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 300.00 400.00 1,350.00 300.00 4,050.00 3,764.55 5,000.00 50.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 1.88 359.00 160.00 1,435.00 225.00 4,410.00 3,340.88 1,214.00 50.00 200.00
383.40 405.50 1,420.35 285.00 4,240.00 1,455.70 2,562.78
$ $ $ $ $ $ 1,500.00 1,000.00 17,714.55 $ $ $ $ $ 1,071.00 12,466.76
$ $ $ $ $
596.97 436.77 1,565.35 13,351.82
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1,469.00 1,021.00 50.00 7,301.00
$ $ $ $
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
50.00 580.00 650.00 1,125.00 20.00 100.00 5,000.00 25.00 50.00 20.00 170.00 125.00 15.00 65.00 20.00 15.00 2,700.00 50.00 200.00 40.00 50.00 500.00 200.00 200.00 11,970.00 5,744.55
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409.00 638.00 918.00 1,196.21 300.00 159.00 125.00 11.00 65.00 15.00 2,660.00 35.00 99.00 40.00 35.00 605.00 1,165.00 227.00 8,702.21 3,764.55
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30.00 550.00 900.00 1,400.00 20.00 300.00 25.00 50.00 20.00 140.00 110.00 15.00 70.00 10.00 20.00 5.00 15.00 2,700.00 50.00 200.00 40.00 10.00 500.00 200.00
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550.00 889.70 1,391.50 2,604.32 2.56 690.32 18.93 139.71 107.82 65.00 18.80 15.00 2,790.00 50.00 40.00 8.71 100.00 400.00 128.57 10,010.94 3,340.88
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27.00 350.00 548.00 1,764.00 300.00 -
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
97.00 90.00 95.00 80.00 40.00 15.00 2,450.35 187.00 15.00 13.00 2,155.00 800.00 9,077.35 1,776.35
$ $ $
500.00 7,880.00 3,224.68
$ $ $
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One Nation Under God!
2006 Board of Directors – We are here for you!
Positions President 1st V-President 2nd V-President Rec. Secretary Names Lesley Craig Colleen Hedrick Vee Sorenson JoAnn Kaney Shirley Gatzke Treasurer Director-at-large Auditor Cor. Secretary Parliamentarian Chairs Americanism Bulletin / Co-Editor “ C o -Editor " Publisher " Advertising " Mailing Chaplain Commentary Education Historian Hospitality Legislation Luncheons Membership Name Tags Program Publicity Telephone (team) Vee Sorenson Sonja Hauxwell Margaret Stafford Delores Theuerkauf Colleen Hedrick Eileen Amos Diana Mendes Kay Peake Ways & Means Joy Finley Kay Peake 822-2359 668-5260 822-3255 822-5090 268-0101 442-4834 725-2732 764-3021 269-159/8452575 764-3021 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Wennerholm Lesley Craig Colleen Hedrick Bill O'Donnell Kay Peake (team) Rita O'Connell Colleen Hedrick Sheryl Fearrien 268-0852 268-0101 725-6200 no email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 725-2020 445-0828 268-0101 442-4117 764-3021 email@example.com Lesleycraig@sbcglobal.net firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Eileen Amos Sonja Hauxwell JoAnn Stanhope Gayle Fulton Nancy Flemming Phone 445-0828 268-0101 822-2359 839-7763 839-2600 442-4834 668-5260 822-4776 443-5369 442-5677 E-mail Lesleycraig@sbcglobal.net email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Russgatzke1@aol.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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A reminder! Tie a knot in that trunk!! - Membership and Associate Dues. Our ERWF information brochure and the Membership renewal forms were mailed to you earlier this month. If you did not receive them or have questions, please call Margaret Stafford at 822-3255 or E-mail her at email@example.com
- Sheryl Fearrien
The California State Assembly and Senate passed AB 15, a bill that advocated..."Encourage classroom instruction to include a component of personal testimony of Filipinos who were involved in World War II in the Philippines and on the home front in oral or video format." G o ve rn o r S ch w a rze n e g g e r’ ve to sta te d , "W h ie I re sp e ct th e a u th o r' i te n t to re co g n i th e s l s n ze contributions of the Filipino people during World War II, State content standards and curriculum are necessarily broad, allowing for coverage of many important historical events and cultural developments. In fact, nothing in current law prohibits teachers today from recognizing the role of Filipinos in World War II. Last year, I vetoed a nearly identical bill, AB 2512 (Horton, 2004), on the basis that current law already provides the necessary flexibility and that the State should refrain from being overly prescriptive. The veto message remains applicable and, thus, I am unable to sign this bill." As a teacher familiar with the State Framework and Standards, I know the amount of material we are required to cover prohibits covering everything one would wish. Most teachers choose a few areas to teach in-depth and skim the rest. History-social science is just one subject and extra time spent there could force neglecting math, science, and language arts. Teachers must often grapple with these choices. One suggestion is to include this topic in the Framework list and let teachers choose. The topic co u l b e u se d fo r a ssi n i g stu d e n ts’ re p o rts. S u ch re se a rch i o n e o f th e b e tte r w a ys to l a rn . If the d g n s e teacher or a student knows a Filipino with background in the topic, it would be beneficial to invite them to share their experiences. Nothing tells history like a primary source!