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Guest speaker: Lynda Hays, President of the Del Norte Chapter of Republican Women Federated Menu: C h e f’ C h o i $ 1 4 . P ro g ra m a n d b e ve ra g e o n l $ 6 s ce y Please contact Diana Mendes, 725-2732 if you have not received a call.
The Redwood Alert
President's Message - Lesley Craig
Lesley Craig, President Colleen Hedrick, Program Chair
Eureka Republican Women, Federated * Since 1938
SERVING THE REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY
Volume 31, Issue 11 November 2006
’ m o vi g to O re g o n a t m o n th e n d a n d m n bid you all a fond farewell. John and I are retiring to a new lifestyle on 2.84 acres on Paradise Drive, west of Eugene and Fernridge Dam – a beautiful area! We are looking forward to being nearer to our children in Portland, and to enjoying warmer summers. “W e’ al i th i to g eth er”, was my theme re l n s for the year. Last December, at a special meeting, our ingoing Board 2006 formed subcommittees and shared ideas on how to enhance our meetings, membership, and outreach to the community. Thank you to the Board and all other members who have been involved in activities ranging from stimulating monthly membership meetings; contributions to our bulletin, The Redwood Alert; and our newly formed website; fund raising events for Republican candidates; community outreach such as the Rhody Parade, Republican Roundup Potluck Picnic, gifts for the military, letters to the editors in our local newspapers, manning the Republican headquarters and booths at Redwood Acres, the Humboldt County Fair, the Bayshore Mall; and for attending our stimulating and educational CFRW co n fe re n ce s ―d o w n so u th ‖. Because we are a team, I will refrain from singling out particular people for special thanks – you know who you are! I will miss you all! At time of writing, Election Day still lies a h e a d . N o m a tte r th e re su l l t’ co u n t o u r ts, e s blessings and be prepared to face future ch a le n g e s. L e t’ sta y tru e to o u r va l e s. l s u You can do this through the ERWF and rem ain informed, involved and proactive.
―T h e C a lfo rn i F e d e ra ti n o f R e p u b lca n i a o i Women (CFRW) provides an avenue of political involvement for women who share the Republican philosophy. We possess a unique mixture of older and younger members who together, provide a winning combination of experience and innovation. Our vast membership numbers, national network and strong finances allow us to exercise independence over our programs and projects. We are indeed a unique organization. CFRW is affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) the largest all-women political organization in the world! Our strength comes from diversity of opinion, culture and experience and our power from our grassroots political activism. CFRW continues to build a better tomorrow by offering women in California an active organization in which to participate, as volunteers or professionals, at every level o f g o ve rn m e n t.‖ See www.cfrw.org
N an cy F lem m in g ’s m essag e… … … … . .
I wish to extend deeply felt thanks to everyone who has helped me on this campaign for 4th District Supervisor. The ERWF has led the way in supporting a prosperous future for Humboldt County and I truly appreciate their stepping up to the plate and saying their minds! Eileen Amos, and Jim Pell have walked precincts with me and so many of you have volunteered in my Campaign Headquarters. And there are so many that have helped that I cannot list the names here, but I am truly grateful for the unprecedented support you all have given my campaign. Thanks you, Nancy
Snippets of news: The fundraiser for
N a n cy’ sp a g h e tti fe e d h e l a t E u re ka s d W om e n ’ C l b , O cto b e r 2 4 th, realized over s u $3000! Thank you everyone! Visit nancyflemming4supervisor.com for some delightful photos of the home stretch spaghetti feed. Records of History - At our November meeting we will circulate a folder containing brochures, events, photos, and newspaper articles/letters involving ERWF 2006 activities. It is not too late to add to the folder, so please bring articles of interest yo u m a y b e sto ri g . W e d o n ’ w a n t to l a ve n t e you out of the picture!!
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The Redwood Alert
Mark your calendars
ERWF meetings Nov. 10-12 CFRW No. Division Fall Conference, Embassy Suites Hotel, Milpitas. Thurs. Nov.16th ERWF - Luncheon meeting, The Red Lion Hotel. 11:30a.m. Guest Speaker, Lynda Hays, CFRW Northern Division Region XIII Director. Executive Board Meeting--November 28 lunch meeting at the Sea Grill. 12 noon No Luncheon meeting in December
Americanism – Chris Wennerholm
On Wednesday, October 25, President Lesley Craig, 1st Vice President Colleen Hedrick, and Americanism Chair Chris Wennerholm presented boxes of items donated by our members, plus a check to Lisa Pulver, of the Eureka Sirens. The Eureka Sirens is the women's auxiliary of the Eureka Fire Department. The presentation took place at the U.S. Marines Recruitment Center on Broadway in Eureka. Two Marine Staff Sergeants assisted in the transaction and two staff members from the Eureka Reporter were on hand to record and photograph the event. The ERWF supports the Sirens in its project to send care packages to our military troops in Iraq. We will continue to accept donations at all luncheon meetings.
T re a su re r’ R e p o rt by Eileen Amos s
Balance 09/30/06 Income Expenses Balance 10/31/06 $ 4,122.11 280.78 813.96 $ 3,588.93
MEMBERSHIP REPORT - Margaret Stafford
This is my final Membership Report after serving a two year term. Thank you all for being so gracious when asked to help and thank you for the many generous donations. Membership Tea - Special thanks to Jerrie Bartley for hosting the tea in her lovely home. It was truly a wonderful afternoon of visiting and enjoying the many tasty refreshments and the beautiful background music provided by Jerrie Bartley and President Lesley Craig. Thank you Mary Feist and Kay Peake for the elegant sandwiches you provided. The Executive Board members provided the cookies. Karen Campbell did a great job serving and we all enjoy working with her and appreciate all she does co-coordinating the kitchen. Vee Sorenson and Delores Theuerkauf were in charge of the name tags and guest book duties. Greeter's were Minnie Wolf, Marcia Marling, and Rita O'Connell. Tea-Coffee servers were Cindi Lewis, Joy Finley, Mary Feist, Lynda Pozel, Chris Wennerholm, Linda Arata, JoAnn Kaney, and Colleen Hedrick. Special thanks to Sandi Hunt for the floral arrangements. To our members who were unable to attend you missed a delightful event and you were missed. Again, thank you Jerrie for opening your wonderful home for ERWF members and guests. Please renew early for your 2007 MEMBERSHIP and support your next Membership Chair. It has been a pleasure serving you. Sincerely, Margaret Stafford George Carlin said..... ―I w a n t to kn o w w h i ch church is exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson practices, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution. Can I get an A M E N o n th a t? ‖
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Congratulations to the new ERWF elected officials for 2007:
Joy Finley – President Patricia Welch – 1st Vice President Vee Sorenson – 2nd Vice President Eileen Amos – Recording Secretary Cindy Lewis – Treasurer Mary Feist – Director-at-Large H ere i yo u r ch an ce to learn an d p arti p ate… … … … . The Board of Directors consists of s ci . the Executive Committee (Elected officers – see above), appointed Officers and the Standing Committee Chairmen) We have vacancies for appointed officers and the committee chairmen – let Lesley or Joy know if you are interested (see our October bulletin, P 6, for the full Board of Directors).
Volume 31, Issue 11
(LACK OF) EDUCATION REPORT....... Sheryl Fearrein
Well, ladies, I'll be SO glad to see all of you again soon! You keep me sane! I attended a teacher conference for charter schools two weeks ago for three days in Sacramento. It was worse than even I expected. This may surprise some of you, but Republican teachers, probably not! I must admit that I had high hopes. Since it was geared to a charter school audience, it would be more conservative and open-minded, right? WRONG! It began with the keynote speaker, someone who lobbies for the charter schools in Sacramento, yet nobody knows how much we pay him...hmm? He almost immediately attacked our Secretary of Education, Margaret Spelling, for doing her job. Spelling is from Texas so the speaker faked a Texas accent (which sounded more like one from Alabama) and imitated her saying that she recognized that he did not want to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Everyone else laughed. The consensus seemed to be that if a person speaks with a Southern accent, well that person must be an idiot. Actually, the joke was on the jokester, although he wasn't smart enough to see that. He basically was pointing out that we as teachers should NOT want to meet the requirements of NCLB. How sad. Every profession should be held accountable, teaching included. Then he said that the Walton family had donated $120,000 to our charter school effort. A teacher from our unit leaned over to the special Ed teacher and said, "That's Wal-Mart!" They oooouued in unison! (Big Bad Wal-Mart?) Why do they LOVE Costco, but hate Wal-Mart??? Could it be because Costco's donations go 98% to democrats?) A presenter of touchy-feely math announced that he knew where all of us in the room were politically! (Not on your life, buddy!) What politics have to do with math is beyond me! He also announced that we should NEVER tell a child, "No". Wow, what brilliant advice! But the strangest exchange came after I attended a class on using the book, The Seven Traits of Highly Effective Teens. After returning to the main hall to join the teachers from home, one of the anti-Wal-Mart teachers asked what class I had just attended. I replied the one about traits of highly effective teens to which she said that our learning center had a class set of books that I could check out. Great! So I said that I had purchased five copies of another book and used it with great success with all my middle school and high school teens over the last year and a half. When I said it was Bill O'Reilly's Factor for Kids, I was barely able to say, "Bill O'Reilly" before her whole demeanor chilled and she screeched, "I'LL NEVER READ ANY BOOK BY BILL O'REILLY!!!" You could practically see her mouth foam over as she got up from her chair and rushed as far away from me as possible. I tired to tell her that it was non-political, just full of good clean common sense, but of course that "open-minded liberal" was not about to listen to me! So there you have it! Typical episodes of what I must deal with to teach. There are only two or three other normal teachers in our group, but they are afraid to open their mouths. As one said to me after the conference (in private of course) ..."Have you ever seen so many stupid people all in one place?" My answer was, "No!"
Here's a Holiday Suggestion...............from Colleen Hedrick
As we are all well aware the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) works very hard in its all out efforts to eliminate the Christmas part of the holiday season. Send the ACLU a nice Christian card to light up their days. Keep the message civil and make sure it says "Merry Christmas". Here's the address: American Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad St., 18th Floor, New York, New York 10004. I intend to mail several and will use legal size envelopes so as not to be clearly a greeting card. Two tons of Christmas cards would slow down some of their operation.
ERWF has another author. Carolyn Eisener definitely has bragging rights in that department. We are urging her to bring some copies of her book The Happy Hostess to our January meeting.
Commentary It has been said by several people: "A simple way to take the measure of a country is look at how many want in ..........and how many want out". Well, when we think about that there's the fact that we have a big fence on the drawing board. There's also the fact that Streisand, Baldwin, and Clooney talk about leaving but don't. Maybe we're better than the liberals tell us. Colleen Hedrick
Volume 31, Issue 11
ERWF 2006 Board of Directors
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Governor Arnold in Eureka, DVD!
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Volume 31, Issue 11
Membership Tea – an occasion to remember at the lovely home of Jerrie Bartley
Our hostess at the piano – Thank you for the music, Jerrie
Vee Sorenson, 2nd VP was there to sign in the guests
Margaret Stafford, membership chair & tea coordinator, looking through 2006 ERWF album with President Lesley
G u ests en jo yin g th e tea at Jerrie B artley’s lo vely h o m e
3 ladies in hats! Lesley Craig, Sarah Bogenreif, Esther Holmes
Cindy Lewis taking her turn at pouring tea
WAYS & MEANS-Thanksgiving Basket for November 16 Meeting—
Joy Finley Ways & Means has a big treat for our November Opportunity Drawing with a special basket from Bella Baskets packed with gourmet treats for your Thanksgiving Dinner Ladies & Gentlemen you consistently amaze me with your generosity and commitment to ERWF. Thank you.
The Redwood Alert Eureka Republican Women, Federated c/o Eileen Amos 3950 Tess Court, Eureka, CA 95503
PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID EUREKA, CA 95501 PERMIT NO. 60
Incoming/outgoing ERWF Presidents: Joy Finley/Lesley Craig
Let's have a big, big turn out for our last meeting of 2006!
OUR GUEST SPEAKER is Lynda Hays, President of the Del Norte Chapter of Republican Women Federated will be our guest speaker Thursday, November 16 at the Red Lion luncheon meeting. She is Classified Manager and Coordinator of the Community Contract Education Program at College of the Redwoods, Del Norte Campus. Lynda is Region XIII Director, Northern Division of California Republican Women Federated. She will share her thoughts on an update of CRWF events. She will also be the installing officer for our 2007 elected board members.
ERWF Events in Pictures - See Page 7 for more pictures!
Fortuna members, Nadine Seiler & Judy Sloma enjoying the ambience. Gene Schnell in the background. Fifty guests attended the tea
1 1 /1 /0 6 P ro testing K erry’s rem ark s o utsid e Republican Headquarters
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