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H UMBOLDT R EPUBLICAN W OMEN F EDERATED ,
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1938

Serving the Republican Women of Humboldt County
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Colleen Hedrick, President ∙ Joy Finley, Newsletter Editor ∙ Terry Roberts, Membership Chair

HUMBOLDT REPUBLICAN WOMEN, FEDERATED welcomes:

Dr. William Wagner
Thursday, March 18th, 2010
11:30 Buffet Lunch ~ 12-1 p.m. General Meeting Elks Lodge, Eureka, CA “How Islam Plans to Change the World”
Bill Wagner is a licensed Civil Engineer who has also served in Europe and Middle East with the Southern Baptists for over thirty years. He has had major responsibilities in all of the countries of the region, especially in working with Muslims. He was the Chairman of the European Baptists Federation Committee for Work with Muslims for over ten years. In 1995, he returned to the States and was appointed the Professor of Missions for Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley. In 2005, he was asked to be the President of Olivet University International, located in San Francisco, a position that he presently holds. He has spoken in over eighty countries and has written five books, including "How Islam Plans to Change the World.” He also served for one year as Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Please extend an invitation to men and women you know of all ages, reserve early - see you there!

Buffet Lunch & Speaker ~ $14.50 ~ Beverage & Speaker ~ $4.00 Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101 ***Early lunch reservations appreciated and to be honored. Payable to Elks Lodge ~ Cancellation notice is a necessity.

We are a Diamond Awards Club.

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A LL P OLITICS A RE L OCAL P RESIDENT ’ S M ESSAGE
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C OLLEEN H EDRICK

J OY F INLEY If you have checked our calendar in this issue of our newsletter, you have seen that we are in the happy role of being scheduled well ahead in some areas of our plans for this club year and this election year. Currently, several members of HRWF have collected papers at the Humboldt County Elections Office for the purpose of soliciting signatures to support candidacy for the board of Central Committee. Members are needed so business may be conducted. Attendance and support by community members are also in the best interests of the board and local citizens. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at 311 Fifth St. in Eureka. Our gala Republican of the Year celebration will be Saturday, April 10, at the Ingomar Club. Watch for more information on this event. Our Membership Tea has been scheduled for April 13 at Jerrie Bartley‟s lovely home ay 2525 O St., Eureka. If you aren‟t current with your membership, there‟s an insert/envelope combo in this newsletter to make it easy to have that small chore off your list. The tea will be our April meeting. We are counting on a great turnout for Dr. William Wagner at this month/s general meeting. Debbie Walker has heard him speak and made a strong effort to get him here so we can all benefit from his extensive background in the Middle East. We are hoping for strong representation of our local military, so don‟t forget to invite your service person, be they current or retired. Please do remember your food donations for the second half of our winter food drive. These are difficult times for many of our Humboldt families. Touch base with me if you want more information about out-of-our-area events. Think about Advocacy Days if there‟s a young person you would like to take to Sacramento to visit legislators. Our Republican Picnic is nailed down for Sunday, August 29, at that great facility in Rohner Park in Fortuna. We will be trying for candidates to be in attendance to give members, their families and guests the opportunity to look over the field, as well as to socialize with old friends and make some new ones. If you want to lend a helping hand on this project, please give me a call at 2680101. Currently we are working on several new projects for HRWF. Preliminary organization is in process for Care Home Visitation Program, Community Beautification, and the Establishment of a Scholarship Program. We are looking for helpers on the first two and there will be fundraising efforts along the way that will welcome your interest and help. HRWF has proven it is a most capable organization and you have reason to be proud of each member‟s contribution. Thank you for all you do.

I talked to Lawrence Weisner today about the local state senate race in which he is running against Democrat Noreen Evans who currently serves in the 7th Assembly district. She is the chair of the Assembly Budget Committee and we all know what a disaster that is. The current state senator, the troubled Pat Wiggins, has been asked to step down by the Press Democrat, as well as other news outlets. Decline-to-state candidate Ryan Sundberg has entered the 5th Supervisor‟s race against Democrats Pat Cleary and Pat Higgins. As of now, Karen Brooks has challenged incumbent Wes Chesbro while Mike Thompson remains unopposed..

HRWF Cookbook:
Eggsceptional Source for Easter Feasts Our recently published cookbook offers a wide range of choices for Happy Easter dining with both elegant and casual and somewhere in-between recipes. Keeping the symbolic egg in mind, special breakfast dishes abound: consider Mom‟s Easter Breakfast Eggs on page 55, or Simple Breakfast Egg Dish on page 56; maybe it should be Baked Caramel French Toast on page 56, or try one on page 57 with the fun name--Dutch Baby. If you‟re thinking brunch instead, try a Broccoli Salad on page 37 or maybe Zucchini Pie on page 60 is the fare for your family. If Easter dinner is on your mind, there‟s a recipe for a Raisin Sauce to go with ham on page 151. The Baked Pork Chops on page 71 come with assorted vegetables and a surprise fruit and, on page 77, there‟s a recipe called Hawaiian Halibut for those who fancy a fish main dish. Consider a cake featuring coconut on page 109 and make Craig‟s Chocolate Sauce on page 149 for the ice cream to go with the cake because everyone deserves chocolate all day on Easter. If you don‟t have the HRWF cookbook ready for fast reference, call Kathy Rodriguez at 839-8105 or Lynda Pozel at 4431283.

Good Samaritans Needed for HRWF Program
Sue Finch and Linda Vann Hills are chairing a new project for our club and a pool of volunteers is needed. The effort is called Care Home Outreach with the objective of reaching out to persons who need to reside in supervised living. Initially, three homes will be served: one in Fortuna, one in McKinleyville, and one in Eureka. Members who participate in the program function on a flexible schedule. Those participating may choose how many times per month they visit. If they cannot visit at all in a given month, they contact one of the chairmen so someone else can fill in. It is believed that it is particularly desirable that two or more members go on each visit. Care home personnel will give guidelines for each facility and our visits will function within their needs. Lori Owens, activities director at Timber Ridge in Eureka, said that needs vary with some residents liking to be read to, or someone to play games, or being there just to chat, or find out what is most needed and reach out. Boredom and a sense of a world passing them by may be the paper tiger for many whose needs place them in a care home, but someone showing up with cookies, a caring heart, and a quick smile and a hug could turn a whole week around. Some members have signed up. More are needed. For now, please email colleen1516@sbcglobal.net or call 268-0101 if you have questions or if you are ready to say how much time you will be able to devote. It is entirely possible that you will never find a better way to feel very good about yourself.

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B OARD OF D IRECTORS
POSITION President 1st Vice 2nd Vice Secretary Treasurer Parliamentarian Director-at-Large Americanism Auditor Business Business Co-Chair Care Home Chair Care Home Co-Chair Chaplain Cookbook Co-Chair Cookbook Co-Chair Corr. Secretary County Politics Education Co-Chair Co-Chair Hospitality Host Hostess Membership Name Tags News Editor Co-Chair Co-Chair State Legislation Ways & Means Telephone NAME Colleen Hedrick Debbie Walker Joy Finley Gina Comer Mary Jerland Barbara Hecathorn Pat Murphy Chris Wennerholm JoAnn Stanhope Liana Simpson Bernice Huston Sue Finch Linda Vann Hills Vee Sorenson Lynda Pozel Kathy Rodriquez Donna Bellairs Joy Finley Sheryl Fearrien Connie Mortensen Mary Scott Haline Sundet Jim Pell Margaret Stafford Terry Roberts Delores Theuerkauf Joy Finley Chris Wennerholm Colleen Hedrick Vee Sorensen Joy Finley PHONE 268-0101 441-1126 845-2575 443-4429 442-1187 442-7124 441-9206 725-2020 822-4776 445-9641 822-0997 725-5896 445-4112 822-2359 443-1283 839-8105 442-6648 845-2575 725-0147 725-5837 442-3056 442-2623 496-7415 822-3255 599-3255 822-5090 845-2575 725-2020 268-0101 822-2359 845-2575 839-8105 441-1126 839-5538 443-2529 725-4031 445-3732 725-5837 443-4419 445-9686 442-4117 EMAIL

Thanks for serving our organization!

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colleen1516@sbcglobal.net walktalk@suddenlink.net joyfinley@suddenlink.net gina.comer@gmail.com rjerland@sbcglobal.net hecathorn@aol.com
patmurphy0313@sbcglobal.net

T REASURER ’ S R EPORT
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M ARY J ERLAND
$3603.90 + 2685.00 - 3493.45 2/28/2010 = $2795.45

chrissie.wen@gmail.com jstanhope@suddenlink.net liana317@hotmail.com bhuston21@att.net sfinch@bigplanet.com veesign@aol.com lynda@hopkinsportraits.com kswenrod1@yahoo.com debellairs@yahoo.com joyfinley@suddenlink.net schoolmarm50@sbcglobal.net marygscott@sbcglobal.net sun17@suddenlink.net seamus@jamespell.com tom-marg@suddenlink.net terry@terryroberts.net erniet@suddenlink.net joyfinley@suddenlink.net chrissie.wen@gmail.com colleen1516@sbcglobal.net veesign@aol.com joyfinley@suddenlink.net kswenrod1@yahoo.com walktalk@suddenlink.net lbush@asis.com nancyelcock@suddenlink.net patstolte@prodigy.net jstidston@gmail.com gina.comer@gmail.com scrappersedge@sbcglobal.net ERWF@odonnell.ws

Balance 1/31/2010 Income Expenses Balance

W AYS & M EANS
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J OY F INLEY

Kathy Rodriquez Debbie Walker Laura Bush Nancy Elcock Pat Stolte Irene Stidston Connie Mortenson Gina Comer OTHER CONTACTS: Bulletin Design Scrapper‟s Edge Website Master Bill Odonnell

Last month we had some new winners in opportunity drawing. Associate member Reverend Paul Phillipi won the round of golf at Beau Pre. Also, Roseanne Cooney won the book, „Obamination.‟ Colleen won the Cold Creek shawl and promptly donated it back to the club. We will have that shawl and a gardening book this month. As always, I appreciate those of you who donate generously to our club. Remember when Women Work, We Win!

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New Project for HRWF
‘SOCKS FOR SOLDIERS’

By Debbie Walker

For seven years, this organization has collected specific items troops need and request , plus the military issue “SOCKS”. They accept cash donations to buy items and shipped over 4,000 boxes to soldiers in the last year alone, an impressive feat indeed. Please begin collecting these items and bring them to our August meeting for donation to “Socks for Soldiers” in caring for our troops. They will send thousands of each item. Details will follow but, for now, let‟s help launch Year Eight with items as listed: *Toothpaste -all sizes; toothbrushes - single wrap; soap bars - full size; & Chapstick. Thank you! Contact: Debbie Walker for questions – 441-1126 or walktalk@suddenlink.net www.socksforsoldiers.com

Commentary

by Colleen Hedrick

I Am Tired of Being Tired of the Crooks in Government Speaker of the House Pelosi went to bat big time for Representative Charlie Rangel when it was suggested by those who knew what they were talking about that Charlie should step down from his all too powerful chairmanship of the House Tax-Writing Ways and Means Committee. Finally, after many months under a cloud of not suspicion but cold hard facts,“Thousand Dollar Suits Charlie” did declare that he would “temporarily step aside on the chairmanship.” Since a position on that committee clearly puts him in the role of creating serious money-talking rules for the citizenry, it„s a no-brainer that it„s time for a Charlie Horse riding into the sunset. Meanwhile, back in Charlie‟s rules for himself, he claims to have “just forgotten accounts with bundles of bucks in more than one bank” when he filed his income tax. Likewise the rental income from his islands in the sun properties. Most recently, there are plenty of questions about his use of rent-controlled properties in New York and his free-loading trips on lobbyist dimes in the past two or three years. He stores a beat-up Mercedes in the House garage and there‟s nobody better at pretending to answer questions and ignoring the rules that are supposed to apply to everyone else. No wonder Pelosi‟s liquor bill is sizeable when she uses our giant plane for a 100-pound woman coast-to-coast twice weekly for her usual three-day schedule in Washington. If you‟re thinking up reasons to keep Charlie, that just maybe would make one tip the glass and pile on another layer of arrogance. Citizens Against Government Waste named Representative Barney Frank Porker of the Year for 2009 because he was far and away the biggest pig at the taxpayers‟ trough. He won the title with 49 percent of the vote. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican Senator, was in second place with 26 percent of the hog vote. Seems likely she should have avoided the money grab since she got clobbered in Texas with her bid for the governor‟s mansion due to being labeled a “Washington insider.” Of course, a Tea Party candidate splitting the conservative vote only helped the incumbent. In this case a Republican, but we don‟t need that when the issue is conservative versus liberal. That‟s like throwing sugar into hot water and betting it won‟t turn to syrup. Then we have Attorney General Eric Holder who refused to even slap the wrists of the Black Panthers who meted out big time intimidation, complete with night sticks, at a voter precinct. “No problem there,” was Holder‟s verdict. Recently, it has been reported that, along with outraging most of us with the plan to prosecute the 9/11 planners on United States soil to prove that we practice justice for all, at the same time he guarantees conviction of all plaintiffs. Who ever heard a guarantee like that on a demonstration of a “fair trial‟ in our court system? There are a lot of questions being asked about the preponderance of lawyers in his department who have big histories of defending terrorists. Does that make you feel safer in this war on terror? And no matter what euphemism the administration chooses to call it, this is a war on terror. We are victimized every fool day with the babbling brook of double talk on Obamacare. The liberal element has decided that they can decide any fool thing and, once it‟s done, we will all “just love it.” Let‟s hope that the whole sorry bunch of thugs will “just love it” when they are returned to private life.

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The Saturday, April 10, gala Republican of the Year event will honor Muriel Dinsmore for her distinguished history of community involvement and service. She was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International. The Humboldt Arts Council named her Outstanding Contributor to the Arts. A Founder of the Humboldt Arts Council, she is also a member of the Eureka Heritage Society and a member of the Committee for Founding of College of the Redwoods.

Humboldt Republican Women Federated continued its winter food gathering with a gratifying amount of donations for Eureka‟s Food for People at its February meeting. The club initiated efforts to help meet community winter food needs in 2009 and is repeating the program this year. Members are urged to bring food donations to the club‟s March meeting for the Northcoast Resource Center in Arcata. Among the many members participating in the projects are (l-r) Colleen Hedrick, DeloresTheuerkauf, Chris Wennerholm, and Connie Mortenson.

Americanism Report
by Chris Wennerholm Did You Ever Notice??
The last 4 letters in American are ... I CAN The last 4 letters in Republican are ... I CAN The last 4 letters in Democrats are ... RATS....

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FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE
1. "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson 2. "Those who trade liberty for security have neither." ~John Adams 3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms. 4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject. 5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them. 6. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control. 7. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for. 8. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety. 9. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive. 10. Assault is a behavior, not a device. 11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday. 12. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved. 13. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others. 14. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you NOT understand? 15. Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians. 16. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves. 17. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control. ------------------------The WIZARD OF OZ is 70 years old… Today, if Dorothy were to encounter men with no brains, no hearts and no courage, She wouldn't be in Oz, she'd be in Congress...

Lynda Pozel and Jack Hopkins Honored by Eureka Chamber
The program of the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce's annual membership meeting gave special recognition to Lynda Pozel and Jack Hopkins by choosing Hopkins Fine Portraiture as the chamber's 2009 Small Business of the Year. This company has recently further distinguished itself with its extensive volunteer work in the creation of the Humboldt Republican Women's cookbook. Much of the book's favorable reception has been credited to the talented efforts of Lynda and Jack.

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M ARK Y OUR C ALENDAR
March 18 March 19-20 March 20-21 April 1 April 10 April 13 April 20-21 May 20 August 29 General Meeting at Elks Lodge (445 Herrick Ave.) Dr. William Wagner, Topic-“How Muslims Plan to Change the World.” Invite the military and former military. Remember your food donation. Eureka Symphony performing at Arkley Center for the Performing Arts CFRW Spring Conference Red Lion, Sacramento See cfrwnd.org for details Central Committee at Republican Headquarters Republican of the Year at the Ingomar Club Membership Tea at Jerrie Bartley‟s Home, 2515 O Street, Eureka Advocacy Days in Sacramento Local Candidates Panel at Elks Lodge Republican Picnic at Rohner Park, Fortuna

Education Report by Sheryl Fearrien
We are all feeling the ramifications of California‟s budget cuts to one degree or another. So often, the first jobs terminated are the lower-paying positions when, in fact, those jobs could be saved with a bit of belttightening by the employees who hold higher-paying positions and some creative ideas to cut staff development costs in other ways. After a recent conversation with our club president, Colleen Hedrick, I came to realize that a vital job in most of our area schools has been eliminated. Those valuable school librarians are not paid professional salaries; most are paid on the same scale as teacher aides, and employed for fewer hours per day than fulltime. Yet, they provide a very special, but now missing, connection to children. Previously, when children entered the school library on their class‟s day to check out books, they were greeted by a loving and caring individual who most likely knew that that third grader, Josh, couldn‟t wait to check out the latest book on kentrosaurus , or Jenny would be thrilled with the next in the series of Dolphin Diaries. Librarians knew their clients‟ tastes in books, helped to instill a love for reading, and ultimately, a love for learning. It must be very disheartening to enter the school libraries today, minus the familiar and friendly face to greet the children and help them in their quest for their next great read. One way to find the money to reinstate librarians would require other employees (administrators and teachers), who were fortunate enough to keep their jobs, to all accept a bit of a cut in pay, say 1%. Another measure would eliminate the budget for out-of-the-area conventions/workshops for teachers and administrators. It is common to spend thousands of dollars on transportation, lodging, meals, and convention/workshop fees for multiple teachers and administrators, several times a year. During a poor economy, schools could take advantage of the expertise of local professionals to educate each other. Using school sites on a Saturday (no additional rent costs) to host a “Best Lessons Convention,” teachers of different grade levels could demonstrate their best lessons in hour-long sessions. Eureka City Schools would be ideal, because of multiple sites. One school could host grades K-2, another grades 3-5, another grades 6-8, and a fourth grades 9-12. The teachers not teaching the sessions would each agree to bring potluck items so that the cost of lunch would not come out of any school‟s budget. Other opportunities offer free or low cost local learning opportunities as well. Fieldtrips to the Coast Guard Station, the Blue Ox Mill, Chapman‟s Gem and Mineral Shop, the Clarke Historical Museum, and the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, all offer unique and worthwhile ways to learn about history, science, and nature. With a bit of belt-tightening and some creative thinking, we can bring back our beloved school librarians. They and our children deserve it!

Membership Report by Terry Roberts
HRWF received a very nice note from Linda Jonckheere in Montana. For those of you who know her, Linda is an Associate member of HRWF and receives our newsletters. She said: “To all, we‟ve been in MT four years (can you believe it?) and, although I‟ve met some really nice women at my church and like it in MT very much, you ladies are still the greatest and I miss you all very much. Linda”. WE DO ROCK, LADIES! So if you have not paid your Membership dues for 2010, please send them in so you will continue to receive the HRWF newsletter and be a part of this great group of Republican Women. An Application Membership Form is included in the bulletin along with a Gift Membership Form. Also, you can always give me your dues at our meeting. Please welcome this year‟s new members, Gina Comer, Carol Del Biaggio, Jackie Deuschle, Jane Morace, Joyce Canepa, Yvonne Roberts, & Associate Members, Peter Hannaford, Gary Frank, and Bill Wennerholm. The Annual Membership Tea will be held this year from 12-3 PM on Tuesday, April 13th.. It is a great time to bring in new member guests and a great opportunity to win prizes. We will have a fashion show with it. This year it will be held at Jerrie Bartley‟s home: 2515 “O” Street, Eureka.

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FOOD DRIVE
Arcata’s North Coast Resource Center- Food Bank donations March 18th! Winter months are times that are especially difficult and the needs are great. Consider protein products when you share this gift of food and may our first donation to them be generous. Thank you for your kindness!

Members’ Check List!!
     Remember your Food Donation for North Coast Resource Center Don’t forget the wearin’ of the green for St. Patrick’s Day Cookbooks will be available at March 18 General Meeting Membership Service will be available at March 18 General Meeting If you want to serve in any capacity for HRWF call Debbie Walker at 441-1126, Chris Wennerholm at 725-2020 or Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101